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A bogus dentist who swindled pensioners out of thousands of pounds for home made dentures may escape having to repay any money because he is seriously ill. Stephen Sickelmore had no formal qualifications but posed as a dentist and charged up to £1,400 for false teeth which were often ugly, ill fitting and painful to wear. He is serving a suspended sentence after admitting the fraud last year ...

More than £35m is to be spent on flood defence schemes in Devon. New £23m flood defences in Exeter would protect more than 2,000 homes and businesses, the government said. A further £8.6m is to be spent on a beach management scheme for Dawlish Warren and Exmouth in a bid to reduce the flood risk to 2880 properties, plus protect the main national rail line. Nearly £3.75m would also be ...

The unique charms of a Devon seaside town are set for a New Year revamp after close to £2 million in improvements were given the final go-ahead. Dawlish is famous for its stunning coastal railway and a majestic lawn, bisected by a bubbling brook which is home to a flock of rare black swans. But for many years the Victorian resort has struggled to cope with traffic and parking, making the two ...

A MAJOR planning application to develop up to 350 homes on green fields at Dawlish has been refused. Plans for land near Sainsbury's, south of Shutterton Lane, were refused by Teignbridge Planning Committee. After a two-and-a-half-hour debate, chairman Cllr Humphrey Clemens, said it was one of the committee's most difficult decisions in a long time. One of the main reasons for refusing ...

Rail services are being disrupted again due to a fresh landslip at Dawlish / Teignmouth covering both tracks. Bus services are running from Exeter to Newton Abbot. Pdf of various routes affected

Landslip near Dawlish
25 Nov 2012

Update: Many trains have been cancelled from Exeter St Davids towards Tiverton Parkway and bus services are running in their place. You can check your train journey at: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.html

A WOMAN who smashed a wine glass into the face of a man who made unwanted advances to her in a pub has been ordered pay the victim £500 in compensation. Chelsea Reed, 19, had been drinking with friends in the Lansdowne Hotel in Dawlish when she followed Mark Bloxham down a corridor and furiously swung the glass into his face. He was left with cuts to his mouth and nose and bits of glass ...

The home of sport in Dawlish could get a top quality new all-weather pitch if Teignbridge District Council's Executive agrees the next step of a £300,000 refurbishment programme. The 20-year-old artificial pitch at Dawlish Leisure Centre, Sandy Lane, will be replaced with a modern AstroTurf Pitch (ATP) if the Executive approves a recommendation to appoint an approved contractor to carry out ...

A NEW Town Development Manager for Teignmouth and Dawlish is set to boost the profiles and economic development of the popular seaside resorts. Teignbridge District Council is advertising the position which has been created to lead the way in rejuvenating and revitalising both town centres while ensuring each resort retains its own unique identity. It is the result of separate deals struck ...

A £22 million ProCure21 contract to redevelop the medium secure unit at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, Devon is showcasing Interserve's innovative approach as main contractor. The international support services and construction group, on behalf of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, is currently undertaking phase one of the hospital redevelopment, incorporating a new 60-bed medium secure unit and a ...

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