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Over the last 12 months, hundreds of planning applications have been approved by councils across Devon. Major £30m plans for a new sea wall at Dawlish to protect the railway for the next 100 years have been approved. Dawlish sea wall plans to protect railway for the next 100 years approved despite fears it could 'destroy town’s charm' Read more... ...

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Photographer Giles Davies saw the swan among a group of white ones on the Milford Haven waterway, on Saturday. He studied the swan for some time and it is "in good condition" and "living quite happily" among the other swans. "As for where it's come from, not a clue. I don't know," he added. In Dawlish, Devon, the bird has become a symbol of the town Read more... ...

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A newly-released sex offender broke an order to stay away from children by staying at the home of a young mother who had a nine-year-old daughter. The order was imposed when he was jailed in March 2015 for having under age sex with a 15-year-old girl in a woodland den which he had built in land near Dawlish Fire Station. Stewart, aged 24, of no fixed address and previously of Teignmouth and ...

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