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Nearly £1m will be spent on improvements to Bakers Park in Newton Abbot and 13 football pitches in Teignbridge. Drainage improvements will also be made at the football pitches at Bakers Park, Decoy Country Park, Dawlish Leisure Centre, and Michaels Field in Bishopsteignton. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/major-improvements-newton-abbot-park-2605718

When Hazel Kampler bought her seaside flat last year, she was drawn to its perfect vantage point on the idyllic Devon coastline. Fed up with the ‘steel forest’ shrouding her home – and defying her age at 86 – she clambered out of a first-floor window and used all her strength to haul away the planks blocking her view. Now fellow residents at the 44-unit retirement complex in Dawlish, have ...

The High Court has approved the Bus and Coach Association’s request for a judicial review application against the Secretary of State for Transport against their failure to enforce the rules that would mean that community buses with more than nine seats would be subject to the same regulations as buses, minibuses and coaches run for profit. Fifteen community bus schemes in Devon could be placed ...

Economic leaders have made a 'we want more' plea arguing that £80million rail works at Dawlish is not enough to secure regional connectivity. Steve Hindley, chairman of the Heart of the South West LEP, said: “It’s been over five years since the railway collapsed, and investment in a resilient, reliable rail connection is crucial to the South West. Read more... ...

Councils in Devon have spent more than £200,000 on award ceremonies since 2015, it has been revealed. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/how-much-devon-councils-spending-2567300?utm_source=devon_live_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=EM_DevonLive_Nletter_Text_Story1&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter

Network Rail has announced community drop-in sessions in Exeter and Torquay to update local communities on ongoing work to improve resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country. Wednesday 27 February – Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, EX4 3SP from 15:00-18:00 Thursday 28 February – The Grand Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6NT from 15:00-18:00 Read ...

A man has been arrested after allegedly entering a bar carrying both an air rifle and a knife. The incident happened on Saturday night (February 16) in the Dawlish area, and a man is now in custody. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/armed-police-swoop-dawlish-bar-2554754

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was in Dawlish today (Friday) to announce £80million of government funding to build a new sea wall to protect the vulnerable railway line. Read more... http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=117103&headline=Transport Secretary Grayling checks out Dawlish sea ...

A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures. Read more... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-birmingham-47198786?fbclid=IwAR0J7OC4whPHNJA9Wf1dIIZLOxk5VzU7L5o3Mu6rGfXX1BihnDZ-XOUBC78

Eric Carter's career started as a reporter for the Bideford Gazette, before he was enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment when the Second World War broke out. Eric return to Devon in 1972 when he decided to run his own newspaper - the Dawlish Gazette. It was friend Jimmy Hall, who took over the Sidmouth Herald, that made Eric want to run a newspaper of his own, where wife Betty helped, along ...

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