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A homeless man who was living in a World War Two pillbox carried out a smash and grab raid on a phone shop to get money to feed his drug addiction. He was due in court for shoplifting at phone shops in Exeter when he broke into the Go Mobile shop on the Strand in Dawlish and stole more than £11,000 worth of stock. Read more... ...

James Brooks, 41, of Dawlish, was a member of a gang who got "large sums of money" from cocaine and cannabis. Brooks, of Park Road, received the longest sentence of the 13 men, being handed 12 years for drugs offences, and 13 years for aiding and abetting 13 counts of rape. Read more... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51355785

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A violent organised crime gang who spread fear and misery in Dawlish and Teignmouth have been jailed for a combined total of 105 years. Police say the group – known by locals as ‘The Geordies’ - exerted significant influence and control within Dawlish and Teignmouth and used violence and coercive tactics to maintain a criminal operation valued at £1million. Read more... ...

Teenage boys were beaten up and hospitalised after a night of violence in Teignmouth at the weekend involving a gang allegedly carrying knives. Police have confirmed that they are investigating two separate incidents in Woodway Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday night in which one boy was knocked unconscious and another was headbutted. All of the guests were asked to leave and one mother ...

William Kelly was put on the sex offenders’ register in 2018 when he admitted spying on women from a loft space at a holiday park in Dawlish. It meant he was required to tell police about his movements. He was put on the register for five years by Newton Abbot Magistrates after he was caught naked in a loft space above the female showers at a holiday camp at Dawlish while filming naked women ...

Motor-mouth TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has weighed into the debate over the future of the Teignmouth and Dawlish rail line in typically controversial style. He said: "Yes, the track is vulnerable. In 2014 it was destroyed by a storm and, while it was being repaired, Cornwall was effectively cut off from the rest of the country. "But this bit of track, designed and built by Brunel, is ...

A raft of changes to Stagecoach’s bus network across Devon are planned in a bid to make the service more reliable. Among the proposed changes as part of the route consultation plan, it could see bus services from Bude to Exeter terminate in Okehampton, the Route X38 from Exeter to Plymouth terminate at Ivybridge, buses serving Exeter Racecourse on race days, and the reintroduction of a summer ...

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has expressed his concern to the Government after a report that a new express train was disabled by sea water at Dawlish. In a letter to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, he wrote: “[O]ne of GWR’s new Hitachi high speed trains was, as I understand it, completely disabled when its engines were splashed by sea water. This led to more serious disruption to the South ...

The EA reports: “Dawlish Warren is a small holiday resort where many holiday and mobile homes are located on low lying ground beside the Exe Estuary and bisected by the Shutterton Brook. A mainline railway embankment protects the site from routine tidal flooding but many properties are at risk should the embankment fail or be overtopped in extreme conditions. Read more... ...

Proposals for the section between Holcombe and Teignmouth in Devon are aimed at preventing the line being blocked by falling rocks from cliffs. People had been concerned the move might mean the loss of Holcombe beach. Part of the line at Dawlish, which runs along a stretch of beach, was washed away in fierce storms in 2014, leaving much of Devon and Cornwall without a railway connection to ...

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