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Large tree down A379 Teignmouth Road from Shaldon up to Maidencombe on to Torquay, awaiting Devon Highways to clear. Please find an alternative route. Police are receiving a high level of calls this morning across Teignbridge with trees down including standing water. Please drive with care.

CrossCountry says disruption expected until 9.30am and Torquay seafront has been closed CrossCountry Voyager trains are unable to operate on the Dawlish line during bad weather because they suffer electrical problems and may short circuit if they get wet, causing onboard safety systems to shut down the train engines. Read more... ...

A drunken woman kicked a policeman on the bottom after downing a bottle of wine in one at the culmination of a three day drinking binge. Police intercepted her and she kicked Pc Michael Elliott on the shins as she was being taken back to the car and jabbed a heel into his bottom once she was inside. She is now working with the mental health service and probation, both of whom have given ...

Roads  in Torbay and Falmouth have been shut due to flooding, as has the rail branch line bewteen Looe and Liskeard - and CrossCountry Trains are once again running a reduced service on the mainline due to conditions at Dawlish. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/live-trains-cancelled-roads-closed-3481474

In Devon, both the north and south coasts are covered by the alert, which covers everywhere from Hartland Point to Lynmouth in the north and from Start Point to Dawlish Warren in the south. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/flood-alerts-issued-big-waves-3480500

Network Rail is inviting schoolchildren in Dawlish, Devon, to take part in an art competition that will brighten up hoardings around the new sea wall works close to Dawlish station. There will be four different age categories for the art competition including under fives, ages five to eight, nine to 11 and 12 years-old and over. Children whose designs are selected, will be invited to attend the ...

Requirements are listed as being prominent sites in town, district, edge of centre or out of town locations and ideally with main road frontage with easy access and strong pedestrian or traffic flow. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/whats-on/shopping/lidl-names-22-new-locations-3448039

Area County District This year Last year Dawlish Devon Teignbridge 520 471 Dawlish Rural Devon Teignbridge 336 309 Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/how-many-crimes-were-recorded-3443329

Exeter man arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH after car flips Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/exeter-man-arrested-suspicion-attempted-3441092

There are urgent calls for people to start feeding bread to ducks, swans and geese again - because the birds are dying of starvation. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/people-urged-feed-bread-ducks-3440946

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