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Aleasha Scibilia was desperate for drugs or money to buy them and ransacked the other woman's room before stealing morphine, methadone, an iPad, money and jewellery. Scibilia also went shoplifting in Dawlish and Teignmouth on four occasions to get items which she could sell to raise cash to feed her heroin habit. Read more... ...

A proposal to merge two special schools in Dawlish into a single residential special school is being consulted on. Plans are being proposed to merge the schools to create one special school which could accommodate 190 children with 35 weekly residential places. The aim is to provide better opportunities for pupils with special educational needs and increase the number of places for ...

A father has told of his anger and disgust at learning that his 14-year-old daughter had been allegedly sexually abused by men in a seaside flat when he thought she was sleeping at a friend's house. His daughter lied about having a sleepover with a schoolfriend and instead the two girls went to stay with the older sister of another 14-year-old in Dawlish. Read more... ...

Jeremy Corbyn is currently travelling to North Devon, possibly on a low-speed rail line, to act as guest speaker at a special fundraising event tonight – but what questions should we put to the Labour leader? Last month he told the BBC he had bold plans to electrify rail lines from London, through Exeter, and as far as Plymouth. He also spoke of pumping money into alternatives to the ...

A mental health patient has denied threatening staff at a hostel in Exeter with an air pistol but admitted having a knife with him during the same incident. Armour appeared by video link from Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, where he is being treated after being transferred from Exeter Prison because of his mental condition. Read more... ...

The body of a man whose last words were about the size of the waves hitting the Devon beach he was walking on has been found. The 67-year-old Paignton man spoke on the phone about the size of the waves hitting the sea wall at Dawlish and drowned moments later, an inquest has heard. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/body-found-beach-mans-last-684809

Planners have given the go ahead to convert a barn at a farm in Dawlish with a long and complicated planning history into a home. Although part of the barn is used as a home, there is a current Enforcement Notice requiring the cessation of its residential use. The application is complicated further by the fact that the land owner, Leo Michaels, had recently admitted causing grievous ...

A railway-themed holiday park could soon be open all year round as a holiday destination. The Brunel Camping Carriages site in Dawlish Warren, which features eight chalets in converted rail carriages, was sold at auction for £261,000 last year. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/property/iconic-dawlish-warren-railway-carriages-669415

As a result of a weather warning that has been issued for the sea wall at Dawlish tonight, CrossCountry's 'Voyager' trains are unable to run between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids between 7.15pm and 11pm. Trains through Dawlish cancelled due to Storm Brian See more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/trains-through-dawlish-cancelled-due-656145

A patient who used butane gas to try to blow up a former NHS clinic is to be detained indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital. He was ordered to remain under the care of doctors at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish after a judge at Exeter Crown Court ruled he posed a potential danger to the public. Read more... ...

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