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The Dawlish Heritage Trail has been developed by Teignbridge, with funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and Devon County Council.  Designed for adults and children, the trail has 14 information points. They reveal historic stories which show how the town has been shaped over time to become the friendly, vibrant and cultural town that it is today. Read more... ...

The most technically advanced train of its type in the world, the New Measurement Train (NMT) surveys the tracks and line and is due to return along the Dawlish sea wall to coincide with a severe weather flood warning. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/rare-flying-banana-yellow-train-2443874

People are being advised to stay away from exposed areas and take care  this afternoon. A number of trains have been cancelled and others will be delayed because of forecast severe weather in Devon. Heavy rain is forecast for parts of Devon - including Dawlish - at around 4pm. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. Keep up to date with weather and ...

A number of trains have been cancelled and others will be delayed because of forecast severe weather in Devon. "CrossCountry services will not run between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids between approximately 13:30 and 16:30 today." Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/severe-weather-sees-trains-cancelled-2441764

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Exeter to Dawlish line. Police left the scene at 11.45am but about five Network Rail staff can be seen still working on the track and around the engine. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/live-trains-devon-exeter-starcross-2438712

An apology has been issued after a planning officer told councillors that mortgage industry won’t provide mortgages to homes which have gypsy and travellers pitches within their allocation boundary. Rosalyn Eastman, Business Manager for Strategic Place, said then that gypsy and traveller pitches were required to be delivered off-site as the council had been told by the mortgage industry that ...

A seafood processing firm has begun flying some of its products to Vietnam to be processed because it can’t recruit enough workers. 60 per cent of the firm’s workers come from the EU.  The business features in a BBC Inside Out South West show about the end of freedom of movement after Brexit. BBC reporters also talk to a Romanian nurse who started working in UK care homes 11 years ago, ...

There will be light in Dawlish after the county council agreed to keep managing the street lights in Sea Lawn Terrace. As part of the policy and to reduce costs, the council will no longer retain responsibility for street lights in private roads, and will instead seek to transfer lights to those responsible for the private roads, unless it is in the public interest for Devon to maintain them. ...

A mental patient stabbed a complete stranger to death with a Spider-Man knife in Barnstaple Tesco Extra car park after he ‘fell through the cracks’ in the health system, a court was told on Monday (January 7). Gale, aged 50, of Rackfield Court, Barnstaple, is accused of murder. He is now being treated at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish and has been assessed as unfit to plead. Read ...

Anne Marie Morris MP has been reselected to represent Newton Abbot at the next General Election and says she will continue to push for a Brexit to take back control of our sovereignty and borders Vital work to ensure the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth is made more resilient to extreme weather is due to take place in 2019 and plans for major improvements for the seawall at Dawlish will ...

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