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Several miles of ballast which supports track on the railway line was washed away and one hundred feet of sea wall collapsed at Dawlish during the evening. More floods are expected and coastguards are warning of gale force 9 for Wednesday morning. Source: http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-02-04/people-evacuated-as-storms-hit-devon-cornwall/ Pictures: ...

A coastal erosion expert has warned that the new year storms could see more cliffs collapsing later this year. Storms have already caused a number of collapses around the coast, including at Porthcothan Bay in Cornwall where a landmark rock arch fell into the sea. Read News Article ... Powerful waves hit the sea defences at Dawlish in Devon

Police are appealing for witnesses after sporting equipment for the disabled was stolen from Dawlish Community College. The thieves took £100 of white guttering from the Sandy Lane Skate Park, used by disabled children playing ball games. They struck on December 17 between 9.45am and 11.30am.Anyone with information should call the police on 101 and quote JG/13/2392. Read more: ...

@HuwMatthews2 , there is some formatting in your post reducing the font size to 0.8 em . Were you doing anything in particular when you posted your comment, e.g. did you paste something in or could you have accidently hit a function or control button? I've seen it a few times on here but have not been able to find out why it sometimes goes small.

An accident involving a 9 year-old girl and a car has occurred adjacent to the Tourist Information Office. The Air Ambulance is in attendance. Drivers are advised to avoid the town centre.

An incident along the Exeter Road has caused serious disruptions to the traffic flow through the town this afternoon. Problems have been compounded by the collapsed wall at the bottom of Teignmouth Hill, and by the Strand Hill being closed off. Making matters worse, a white works van broke down at the top of Stockton hill whilst trying to navigate out of the chaos, effectively cutting off ...

Data from every school in Devon shows that 94.9% of students at Dawlish Community College continued on into some form of learning after leaving our school compared to just 91.9% of students from other schools. In addition just 1.1% of our students did not go into further education, employment or training compared to 2.9% of students at other schools across Devon. Full article: ...

Heavy rain in Devon overnight caused a 15m (49ft) long section of wall to collapse on to a main road in Dawlish. Devon County Council said it happened on the A379 at the bottom of Teignmouth Hill. Highways crews are at the scene investigating the damage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-21910061

A market inside Dawlish Leisure Centre is not what you would normally expect to see when you go for your weekly swim – but Teignbridge Council is doing just that. The Council is putting on a new indoor market inside its leisure centre as it looks to boost the offer for residents using the popular leisure centre. The market is being held on Sunday February 24 from 10am until 4pm and will ...

A former firefighter who tried to set light to his home while suffering from the male equivalent of post-natal depression has been allowed to resume a normal life after completing almost two years of counselling. Jason Jerome was under stress from the change from being a fireman to a house husband when he sprayed lighter fluid around his home in Dawlish and tried to set light to himself. ...

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