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The needs of the South West have been ignored in the face of Brexit disarray, South West Devon MP Gary Streeter has said. Sir Gary said that it had taken the lead from the way the region had pulled together in the wake of the Dawlish rail line disaster of 2014. Read more... https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/great-south-west-set-rival-16423388

The sentencing of a Seaton man who set fire to his block of flats has been delayed while psychiatric reports are produced. He was due to be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday, June 13 but the case was adjourned by Judge David Evans because a report from a doctor at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, is not ready. Read more... ...

Police have received reports of three individuals who have been seen driving around Dawlish and Teignmouth, as well as rural villages and surrounding areas, and they have been reportedly seen in the rear gardens of elderly, vulnerable residents. Read more... https://alerts.dc.police.uk/da/273920/Cold_Callers-_Teignmouth_-_Dawlish.html

Beach-goers have been warned about entering the sea in certain areas of Devon after sewers overflowed due to recent rain. Dawlish Coryton Cove Historically known as Gentlemans Cove due to the privacy it offered, Coryton Cove is a secluded, sandy beach backed by red cliffs and the train track. Dawlish TownPollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location ...

Work to raise the sea wall at Dawlish has already started but Network Rail is also looking at ways to protect the line between Holcombe and Teignmouth. Network Rail said the design would require some land reclamation to allow a buttress - a sloping rock structure to stabilise the cliffs and protect the railway - to be built. Read more... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48572852

A sentencing judge has told a man who was at the centre of a 28 hour rooftop stand-off that he should be helped and not punished. Galloway appeared at Truor Crown Court for sentencing via video-link from the Langdon mental health hospital in Dawlish in Devon Read more... https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/truro-rooftop-stand-man-stefan-2956061

A man dressed up in drag as a bride and crashed a newly-wed couple’s first dance as they celebrated their wedding day after instructing the DJ to play 'It Should Have Been Me'. Mischievous Jason Pearce, 29, the son of the bride, decided to pull a prank on his mother Lisa, after she tied the knot to her partner of seven years, Mark. Support worker Jason, of Dawlish, Devon, said: “Craig’s my ...

The major plans that will see a section of the Dawlish rail line moved out to sea will be revealed next week. The scheme aims to ensure that the rail line is better protected from cliff falls, land slips and damage caused by the sea during extreme weather. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/network-rail-reveal-plans-see-2944861

Teignbridge District Council on Tuesday morning agreed to put a £4.9m grant from Homes England towards development costs of a new link road in Dawlish. Councillors agreed to complete to funding agreement to draw down the funds and deploy them with Devon County Council acting as delivery partner and commissioning the works so that the project can be completed during 2021. Read more... ...

Dawlish rail investment must be the start of a new transport deal for our region http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/dawlish-rail-investment-must-be-the-start-of-a-new-transport-deal-for-our-region

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