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A dog owner was rescued by a passer-by after jumping into the sea to save his pet. The man leapt into the sea at Dawlish, Devon, at about 12:30 GMT to save his springer spaniel. But he was soon struggling in the rough water and was pulled out by a passer-by who had thrown him a life ring. The dog was recovered but was pronounced dead at the scene and the dog's owner was unhurt said Brixham ...

A fake dentist who conned elderly patients into paying up to £1,400 for wonky sets of false teeth has been condemned as a charlatan by a judge. Stephen Sickelmore, 52, posed as a qualified professional when he visited patients all over Devon and Cornwall and took impressions of their mouths. But the only impression he left was a bad one as he conned £200,000 out of unsuspecting clients - money ...

Upottery slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Division Three leaders Dawlish United. Villagers boss Dan Prettejohn was clear as to why his side had produced a below–par performance. He said: “It was out first game since late November and that’s almost like starting the season again after such along lay-off! The players gave their all, but collectively it wasn’t good enough to get the better of a useful ...

One of the widest reaching consultations in Teignbridge District Council history reaches its next stage this week as the council seeks public views on the latest version of its 20 year plan for the area. The existing plan is now 15 years old and needs urgent updating if local communities are to avoid ‘planning by appeal’. Known as the ‘Preferred Options Core Strategy’, the draft plan shows where ...

The Gollywhoppers, from Dawlish, will be appearing in a special concert to celebrate one of most enduring combination of instruments the fiddle and the banjo on Friday, January 20th 2012. It will feature a great triple bill of Stompin’ Dave & Edward Bennett, Kate Lisauer and The Gollywhoppers. For the full story see: ...

More than £400,000 is being spent on repairing flood defences which protect homes along a Devon estuary. A 200m stretch of defences is being repaired at Dawlish Warren by the Environment Agency. Rock-filled baskets along the sand dunes act as the "backbone" to protect the warren from the sea, a spokesman said. The work will last three months. The money will replace the baskets which have been ...

THE Military Wives are set to march to the top of the Christmas charts this weekend — and their single has been flying off the shelves of South Devon. The song features reluctant star Michelle Van Crugton. Her husband, Lee, was born in Dawlish and her family still live there, as well as in Newton Abbot. They have been eagerly watching Michelle's rise to fame with The Military Wives Choir, who ...

In a £17,000 burglary at a detached house in Mamhead, near Dawlish, more than 40 items of jewellery were taken, including sentimental inherited pieces. A window was forced and the burglars made a very untidy search of all the rooms, including the nursery which was ransacked. Other items stolen included an Onkyo home theatre surround system and a Canon camera. For the full article see: ...

A Dawlish man appearing at Exeter Crown Court today for carrying out illegal dentistry practices has been warned he could face a possible prison sentence. Following an investigation by Devon County Council’s Trading Standards Service, Mr Stephen Sickelmore, 52, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three offences under the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 - illegally ...

PLANS are under way to make Teignbridge a premier cycling destination. Major players got together in an innovative new cycling forum aimed at promoting the district as the place to be for cyclists. The forum, led by Teignbridge Council, has been declared a success and more discussions are set to take place. The forum comes amid grand plans and cycling network developments within Teignbridge. ...

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