One passenger claims he was stuck on the unmoving train for over two hours One man claims he was told the train had broken down "following sea water entering the engine at Dawlish" and was stuck on the train for over two hours. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/passengers-stranded-blacked-out-train-3662391
Wednesday saw heavy rain and strong winds for many, which caused trees to fall on roads, flooding, and trains cancelled in Dawlish. Now, the Environment Agency has placed several flood alerts across the two counties. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/flood-warnings-issued-devon-cornwall-3659447
In 2017, the EA replaced the hard rock defences with giant tubes filled with sand, known as a Geotube The EA has now installed temporary measures to protect the 460m (1,509ft) Geotube Warren Golf Club manager John Langmead said he wished the original defences had been left in. Martin Davies, from the agency, said: "There weren't mistakes, the design was based on predictions which ...
National Rail said: "A severe weather warning is in place at the Dawlish Sea Wall today. Consequently, from 08:30 until the end of the day, CrossCountry trains to and from Paignton / Penzance may be revised to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads or Exeter St Davids. Read more... https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/trains-devon-cornwall-cancelled-due-3655390
A driver has been banned from the road after his own dash cam filmed him mowing down an 82-year-old pedestrian. She was airlifted to hospital and spent three months in hospital with head injuries and multiple fractures after the crash which closed the Exeter to Dawlish road for six hours. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/driver-who-recorded-himself-mowing-3649119
A burglar who failed to do community service work has told a judge that he could not do it because he was too busy working on flood defences in Dawlish. He received a nine month suspended sentence at Exeter Crown Court last year and was ordered to 125 hours of unpaid work. Another 24 hours was added for previous failures to attend. Read more... ...
The A379 Exeter Road in Dawlish is closed this afternoon because of a crash involving a pedestrian and a car. A police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 1pm today to Exeter Road, Dawlish following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/woman-hit-car-closes-dawlish-3616303
Police latest on man who died after being hit by train in Dawlish Police have confirmed a man in his 20s died after being hit by a train in Dawlish. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/police-latest-man-who-died-3602936
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity by a jury at Exeter Crown Court and made subject of an indefinite hospital order by Judge Mrs Justice May. He went on a 'whirlwind of destruction' after being arrested twice in the space of three days in North Devon and freed on each occasion by police. He has been staying at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, during ...
Trains have been stopped after a person was hit by a train at Dawlish. A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 12.13pm following a casualty on the tracks." Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/police-confirm-casualty-train-tracks-3599954