THE BOSS of a group of Devon care homes is calling on the government to set out when and how families will be able to visit residents more effectively once again. Geoffrey Cox is the managing director of Southern Healthcare, which has four homes in the county. Read more... https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/dawlish-care-home-boss-calls-for-clarity-as-lockdown-restrictions-ease/
Network Rail have submitted a scheme to install a 210m long rock fall shelter at Parsons Tunnel North, as well as providing additional safety netting on the cliffs If approved, the proposals, which are subject to funding confirmation from government, will see construction starting in August with the work expected to take around a year to complete. Read more... ...
Mum Rebecca Searle was out walking with her two kids and dog at Dawlish Warren earlier today when they made the grisly discovery. 'It's gross but, at the same time, you just can't stop looking at it' Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/another-huge-conger-eel-found-5046398
Teignmouth and Dawlish Police have rejected rumours that there have been multiple dog thefts in the area, despite comments on social media sites referring to alleged incidents. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/police-respond-dog-theft-rumours-5043605
A rowdy drinker armed himself with a knife-like garden tool after getting involved in a row in the pub. He left the pub but returned a few minutes later armed with a garden tool saying he needed to protect himself and had felt 'humiliated'. Staff took it off him before police were called. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-warren-drinker-armed-himself-5039336
After an interval of over six years, members of Dawlish & District u3a in Dawlish, in Devon have welcomed back representatives of the Devon Air Ambulance to their monthly meetings. Devon Air Ambulance is now a familiar presence in the community, perhaps one that is sometimes taken for granted, but Tony reminded everyone how it came into existence: Read more... ...
A popular Devon staycation spot has experienced a huge surge in bookings after Boris Johnson unveiled his coronavirus roadmap. The family-run holiday park reported that compared to their site activity on Sunday 21 Feb with activity on Monday 22 Feb, there was a staggering 182 per cent increase in online transactions. Read more... ...
From Monday 22 February, the promenade along the Marine Parade sea wall will be closed for five days. This is to allow us to carry out some additional work on the ramp at Town Gateway and the drainage along the wall. The footbridge by Kennaway Tunnel will remain open during this time, providing access to Boat Cove and the beach from this end.
A 'highly pathogenic' new strain of bird flu has been detected in a human being for the first time. There has been no evidence of the strain being transmitted between humans, and the case has been reported to the World Health Organisation. Read more... https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/bird-flu-hit-cornwall-detected-5028902
Brunel Boutique Railways has six different luxury carriages for guests to choose from The Brunel Boutique Railway consists of six different carriages, each available for private hire. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/gallery/devons-unique-holiday-park-guests-5023210