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A COMMUNITY association has been given £25,000 to help young people struggling with spiralling debt. Teignmouth Community Association has been given the sum by high street bank Barclays to help people understand more about financial management. The cash boost is a welcome lift in a week which has seen major banks go bust and others hatch rescue plans amid a gloomy economic outlook. The money ...

DAWLISH youngsters could have access to a state-of-the-art youth centre costing around £750,000 if new plans are given the go-ahead. Dawlish Action for Youth want to build the 'Rolls Royce' of youth centres, including class rooms and training areas, at Sandy Lane. Plans submitted to Teignbridge Council and recommended for approval, incorporate a facility for vocational learning. Planning ...

Crime Takes a Tumble
29 Aug 2008

Crime has dramatically plunged in Teignbridge. Over the last three years, offences have dropped by a massive 20 per cent. In 2003-2004, 4,769 crimes were recorded, but in the past 12 months the figure was down to 3,728, smashing a government target. The Home Office gave Teignbridge a target to reduce crime by 15 per cent and the challenge was co-ordinated by a community safety team. In the ...

Mental hospital patient Sticky O'Rourke has apologised for "frightening people" when he escaped from Langdon Hospital in Dawlish last week. O'Rourke, 35, who is also known as Terry Powell, told the Echo that he would never hurt anybody and knew it had been wrong to flee the secure unit to visit the graves of his loved ones. Concerns have been raised about how easy it was to escape from Langdon ...

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