Dawlish News




The main railway line through Devon is closed for repair after being damaged by storm Callum. This sinkhole in the line at Teignmouth is causing issues between Exeter and Newton Abbot with engineers having to wait until high tide before they can start repairs. Read more... https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2018-10-14/hole-under-railway-disrupts-exeter-to-plymouth-line/

Police are looking for a missing Devon man who has not been seen by friends and family for almost two weeks. Craig Ford disappeared in Dawlish on Tuesday, October 2. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/missing-craig-ford-dawlish-2105651

British Transport Police has warned Devon rail users. It said: "Due to forecasted severe weather affecting the sea wall at Dawlish, no Cross Country services will be able to run between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids until 10am tomorrow. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/storm-callum-trains-exeter-airport-2100263

The South West must thrash out a time frame to future-proof the Dawlish Railway Line, the former chief of Network Rail has said. Sir John, speaking at a round table conference at the Met Office super-computer building in Exeter on Wednesday, said: “To find the solution to Dawlish, the South West and Network Rail have to come together, there needs to be a time line and for somebody to say: ...

Kevin Gale, also known as Kevin Maloney, is currently being held at Long Lartin prison in the Midlands but is likely to be transferred to Langdon Hospital at Dawlish in the next few weeks. Read more... https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/barnstaple-murder-mental-hospital-1-5722982

Final approval on a plan to boost the economy in Teignbridge, which includes free public Wi-Fi in town centres, establishing a ‘business incubator’ for regenerating town centres, turned into yet another debate on Brexit and whether it is a 'disruptive force'. The plans include free public Wi-Fi in town centres. Phase 1 would see Teignbridge intend to deliver the installation of a public Wi-Fi ...

A new ‘critical’ Link Road in Dawlish that will help speed up the delivery of nearly 1,000 new homes will be fully funded by the Government. The new road, which will link from the A379 roundabout opposite the Sainsbury’s to Secmaton Lane, along with a new bridge and high quality pedestrian and cycleway, has been called by the council a critical strategic road project that will help unlock ...

People have put themselves at risk by walking on to tracks to get photos of the world’s most famous steam locomotive The Flying Scotsman is going to be travelling at speed along one of the most famous train lines in the country this week - the Dawlish sea wall which was nearly washed away forever in the storms of February 2014. Read more... ...

A man spotted swinging a young tot just inches from the edge of a perilous 100ft sheer cliff drop has been slammed as "crazily dangerous". At one point the boy appears to recoil in terror and struggles to release himself from the man's grasp. Read more... https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-slammed-swinging-child-around-13341400

Four bus loads of pensioners have become 'stranded' in Teignmouth, and their drivers and tour guides are blaming a 'council cock up.' Brian Bostock, 77, from Cannock, said: "We're all here from Wolverhampton – all pensioners that have been stuck an hour and a quarter. “We’re on a tour of the South, going to Dawlish and we’re missing the tour now. Read more... ...

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