The South West is among the worst off regions in the UK for spending on public buildings, road and rail. It reveals that over the past twenty years, the region has had £18.20billion, about £3,315 per person, way behind London and the North East, which comes out top of the table. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/business/public-spending-slammed-scandal-devon-1768540
22 acres of standing barley was severely damaged by fire. High voltage power lines the were close to this fire but were not involved in fire and the crews confirmed that they were undamaged. The crews used 2 main jets, 2 hose reel jets, 1 compressed air foam system, 1 water carrier, a local farmers water bowser and 10 beaters to extinguish the fire. Read more... ...
Empty promises over the future of the Dawlish rail line is a major threat to Exeter and Devon, MP Ben Bradshaw has warned. He said: “We have had very little compared with London and the North and we keep banging on about it but we still don’t have a promise of a meaningful solution to the Dawlish railway problem. Read more... ...
A driver was threatened at knifepoint by a group of men who tried to steal his car in Dawlish on Tuesday night. The incident happened on Elm Grove Road near the junctions of Gatehouse Rise and Goodridge Close at 10.45pm. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/group-men-threaten-driver-knife-1748827
Councils in Devon have welcomed a multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England as part of the drive to build the homes communities need. A Teignbridge District Council spokesman said: “Teignbridge has been very successful this year in applications for government funding, securing a total of £10m for town centre regeneration and unlocking opportunities for key infrastructure ...
Disruption is currently expected to last two hours, with delays to CrossCountry and Great Western Railway Trains. Passengers have been told there is a fatality in the Dawlish area. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/devon-trains-delayed-dawlish-live-1723758
A woman was arrested at a Devon train station on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a child. The 42-year-old was arrested on Tuesday evening following a fight at Dawlish Warren train station involving adults and children. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/mum-arrested-being-drunk-charge-1721036