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The A379 in Dawlish was closed in both directions today due to flooding.  The main road through the town was closed between the Marine Parade junction and The Strand junction. Dawlish was hit by localised flooding following periods of torrential rain. The Brook river, which runs through the town centre, burst its banks after water levels rose by around 2ft. Station Road is also flooded. ...

Former dental technician, Stephen Sickelmore, who made dentures in "appalling" conditions in his house has had part of his sentence cut. The 52-year-old was sentenced in January to nine months in jail, suspended for two years, and 180 hours unpaid work. But a court hearing has revoked the community service because Sickelmore is receiving treatment for a brain tumour. Sickelmore, of Old ...

A “drunken lout”, caught on CCTV as he groped a student in Exeter, has had his jail term halved by top judges on appeal. Shane Hobbs was spotted by camera operators as he staggered around the city centre, lunging at women as they walked past. The 27-year-old, of Lee Cliff Park, Dawlish Warren, Devon, was jailed for 16 months at Exeter Crown Court in April after admitting sexual assault and ...

HIGH demand for the first Dawlish Triathlon, to be held on September 30, at Dawlish Warren, has forced organisers to increase numbers from 150 participants to 200. "This is now set at the maximum that we can take for our first year," said organiser, Bob Bowen. "We thought we would struggle to get people to take part and now we are increasing our numbers to 200. "Next year we will have to ...

Organised by the Dawlish Coasters, the Dawlish Dash is just under four miles, starting and finishing at Dawlish Warren. Ellie Sutcliffe was there for the June 14 event in the Harriers’ colours. The first half of the race is run on the beach and you have to negotiate a dozen or so coastal defence groins. After three quarters of a mile you turn around, run all the way back again, and then ...

Dawlish Town Council has announced the sale of 34 Park Road to the Teign Housing Association for the sum of £120,000. The building was purchased for £165,000 by the Council in 2010 and, with the sale of the Manor House, was going to be a new Municipal building for the town. However, the council backed down from the sale of the Manor House after local residents objected to it. The sale of the ...

How about a picture of the sea wall being battered by stormy weather? This was posted by 'Newshound' a while back. I think we should have something newsy.

13 Jun 2012

An independent Examiner has recommended that the Dawlish Parish Neighbourhood Plan (DPNP) should not proceed to referendum until Teignbridge Council's strategic policies are settled and the Plan is in "full conformity" with them. A planning expert questioned whether the requirement for "full conformity" with the Council's policies goes beyond the test set out in the Localism Act which requires ...

Evelyn Assey is passionate about people with mental health issues being treated with dignity and respect. With elections recently completed, Devon Partnership NHS Trust welcomed its new intake of governors and rounded-off the meeting with a visit to the new £27m medium-secure unit development at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, which is due to open next spring. Source: ...

A £20,000 neighbourhood plan in a Devon town has been rejected as "unsound" by a public examiner. Dawlish was given the money as part of a nationwide pilot by the government to give local people more say in how communities develop. Professor Chris Balch said the plans for 900 new homes were not justified and the district council should decide how many houses should be built. Teignbridge ...

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