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The equivalent of around 500 wheelie bins full of discarded litter were removed from the district’s beaches and open spaces after the weekend Glass bottles and cans, disposable barbecue trays and even human faeces on a plastic picnic blanket at Dawlish Warren were left on Teignbridge’s beaches and open spaces over the weekend. Read more... ...

A man has been jailed after he spat at police and ambulance crews who were called to reports of a woman being attacked. Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called to The Strand, Dawlish at just after midnight on Monday May 25 with a report that a man was being violent towards a woman Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/man-jailed-spitting-police-ambulance-4175525

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the tracks at Starcross station near Teignbridge in South Devon around 12.30pm today. "Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family. "The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.” Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/-4171798

An effort to raise money for waterfowl in Dawlish has been set up following the unexplained death of black swan cygnet. Neil Salter, founder of Dawlish Beach Cams, said: "Sadly we do not know how he died as he was missing for over a week and was under a bridge for some time." Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/death-black-swan-cygnet-dawlish-4165588

Work is nearing completion on the first section of the new sea wall at Marine Parade, but Network Rail has now confirmed plans for the second phase of the £80m project to protect the railway, passengers and pedestrians. Reconstruction of the timber seaward platform at Dawlish station will also improve accessibility, making it easier for passengers to get on and off trains at the Grade II listed ...

Jeremy Britton dropped the red handled knife when he saw the police but officers found it and a second weapon when they searched the area. Britton, aged 46, of Barton Villas, Dawlish, admitted two counts of having a knife in public and one of personal possession of heroin. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/heroin-addict-pulled-knife-two-4157100

A man was pronounced dead on the railway tracks between Exeter and Dawlish last night, British Transport Police has confirmed. This morning, a BTP spokesperson said; "Officers were called to Starcross station shortly before 7pm last night following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/man-found-dead-railway-line-4152162

Almost nine out of 10 older people say their social contact has reduced significantly during the pandemic, with one lady telling Sky News that Boris Johnson’s latest address to the nation was “like a guillotine coming down”. Jennifer, 70, from Dawlish in South Devon, says she has felt “marginalised” due to her age - an issue which has got worse due to the pandemic. "You belong there and ...

Unprecedented is not a useful way to describe the current situation. It is merely unfamiliar to us because we are the first generation in England which has no memory of suffering a pandemic. Previous generations lived with this lottery of death whereas we have come to expect modern medicine to overcome new outbreaks of infectious diseases. Read more... ...

Work to rebuild and improve the sea wall at Dawlish has resulted in £3 million being spent locally in south Devon between June 2019 and May 2020 by Network Rail and its contractors. Network Rail’s Western route director Mike Gallop said: “I am delighted that we’ve spent nearly £5m with local suppliers and businesses in the Dawlish and Teignbridge area as a result of the first section of the new ...