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David Chillery, of Dawlish, Devon, now marks the anniversary of his divorce from Madeline in 1996 each year by sponsoring a race at Newton Abbot. Read more... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5891319/Coach-driver-73-toasts-divorce-former-wife-naming-horse-race.html

A painting and decorating firm has been ordered to pay £130,000 for putting employees and members of the public at risk in a case triggered by the death of a worker in 2014. Mr Leach, a painter and decorator from Exeter, died in hospital from a cardiac arrest the day after the Bronto aerial platform he was working in toppled over. He was in the basket of the vehicle at the Railway ...

Police are investigating a large fire that broke out in Devon which saw one person treated for smoke inhalation last night. A statement read: “Police were notified by Fire services at around 12.40am this morning following reports of a suspected arson incident at some toilets at the Welcome Family Holiday Park in Dawlish Warren. Read more,,, ...

The highest price paid on the day was for Francis Towne’s View of Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton, which sold for £8,500 over four times its lower estimate of £2,000 Two watercolour scenes by John Varley, which show views of Dawlish and Totnes, sold for £3,000 and £2,400 apiece, well over their £200 to £300 estimates. Read more... ...

Cllr McInnes replaces Dawlish county councillor John Clatworthy, who stepped down from the role. He will continue to serve Dawlish from the back benches. Read more... http://www.okehampton-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=427480&headline=Hatherleigh%20and%20Chagford%20councillor%20new%20deputy%20leader%20of%20Devon%20County%20Council&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Air and ground units were called to the Golden Sands Holiday Park at 03:45 this morning to search for a wanted man who was on the run the police officers. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/police-helicopter-dogs-hunt-fugitive-1634826

Fire crews from Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torquay were mobilised to reports of a fire involving a BT telephone pole in the above location. On arrival, crews confirmed a fire caused by a lightning strike that had set fire to a telephone box. The lightning strike caused a domestic fuse board to trip and had internally burnt out two telephone line sockets. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to ...

Paying tribute to him, leader of the council, Cllr John Hart said: “John Clatworthy has been a loyal deputy and friend and he has made a considerable contribution to the success of this administration. “I will miss his wise counsel and his eye for detail. Just last week, we announced our budget was in the black for the 27th successive year. Read more... ...

What on earth were youngsters doing out at that hour, do their parents know where their are. I thought most would be at home this time of year revising for their GCSE  EXAMS.

24 May 2018

The future of Britain’s most famous black swans is under threat after a string of dog attacks left just one breeding pair. There are now only four remaining adult swans but because they mate for life it is difficult to pair the two males whose female partners have been killed by dogs. Eggs have been saved and are being hand-reared in an attempt to save the group. One of the surviving males ...

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