COASTAL regions are on flood alert amid warnings a massive sea surge triggered by Hurricane Nicole is about to smash into Britain. Resulting waves, which are much bigger and more powerful than those generated by seasonal winds, have previously devastated coastal regions with tonnes of water being thrown over sea defences. Read more ...
@Dil , the second link also may not work because the dawlish neighbourhood police facebook page is private and you have to be a member to be able see it.
The Dawlish Air Show announce that the Royal Navy Raiders will be making their Dawlish Air Show début this year. The Raiders are the official parachute display team of the Royal Navy, and display at high-profile events across the UK. http://dawlishairshow.co.uk/newindex/royal-navy-raiders-jump-into-dawlish-air-show/
@FredBassett , the threads were removed due to the comments made, not because the accident was horrific.
OK, thanks @flo . I've removed that thread also.
I think that is a fair request in light of the sad news of her death, so I have removed it.
A Dawlish historian has claimed the damage to the Dawlish rail line may have been prevented if the designer Brunel's original plans were followed. Bob Vicary prepared seven history boards along the South Devon Coast Path between Dawlish Warren and Lea Mount Park, Dawlish, for the Brunel bicentenary. He did much research and said the facts are 'a bit faint, but plenty of them'. Read ...
Network Rail has announced they will reopen the storm-damaged railway line, that connects the South West to the rest of the UK, on the 4 April, two weeks earlier than planned and well in time for Easter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26433185
Explanation from the BBC about the concrete... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26361280
Network Rail has told the government it hopes to reopen the railway line destroyed by storms at Dawlish before its target of mid-April. Rail minister Steve Hammond said he had been given a "commitment" that "if they can beat that date, they will". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26335125