Everything you need to know about the Dawlish train line's past - and its future The sight of trains chugging along the sea wall has been a common one in Dawlish since the line opened in 1846. It is also a crucial link for train services from Devon into and out of Cornwall. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/everything-you-need-know-dawlish-3746186
Why a 'Dawlish avoiding' train line in the South West won't happen The injury to a passenger after a wave smashed the windows of a train travelling past Dawlish has once again re-opened the debate about whether there needs to be a rail line that avoids the sea. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-avoiding-train-line-south-3746866
One person has been injured and travel disrupted after waves smashed the glass of a train window while on the main rail line through Devon. A spokesperson said: "The windows were smashed before the train reached Dawlish - passengers were immediately moved to other carriages - and the service carried on to Paignton." Read more... ...
The A379 Exeter Road in Dawlish is currently closed due to an accident involving two cars. Two vehicles are involved in the incident, and the road is closed in both directions. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/live-updates-main-dawlish-road-3739446
Flooding is possible - be prepared Read more... https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/113WACT1B?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn
Forecasters have said some bus and train services could be affected and coastal areas, such as Plymouth and surrounding areas such as the Dawlish stretch of the Plymouth to Exeter line, are likely to affected by spray and large waves. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/met-office-warns-70mph-gusts-3732111
A pensioner was stamped to death in the street outside her house by her mentally ill partner in the midst of a psychotic episode. Downie appeared at Truro Crown Court via video-link from Langdon Psychiatric Unit in Dawlish for sentence on April 5 after previously admitting a manslaughter charge . Read more... ...
Trainee solicitor found not guilty of raping woman he took on date in a speedboat Jurors heard allegations that Ridgewell-Manson sexually assaulted the woman repeatedly and raped her at least once after she had made it clear she would not have sex on a first date. The next day she sent him texts then went to the police. Read more... ...
A lawyer raped a woman on after taking her on his father's speedboat while they were on their first date, a court heard. The trainee solicitor smoked cannabis and drank lager with her at Dawlish Warren beach in Devon, Exeter Crown Court heard. Read more... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7871375/Lawyer-raped-sexually-assaulted-woman-taking-date-fathers-speedboat.html
Just before the Christmas break, engineers discovered the sandstone base underlying the concrete foundations was failing. The headache could potentially add millions of pounds to the project’s costs. Read more... http://www.dawlishnewspapers.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110262&headline=FOUNDATION%20FEARS%20PUT%20SEA%20WALL%20WORKS%20ON%20HOLD§ionIs=news&searchyear=2020