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AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has been chosen as Dawlish's carnival queen for 2012 — the youngest in the history of the popular carnival. Libby Selley will represent the town after she was crowed winner of at a selection disco at the Manor House. Maddie Steer is princess and Niamh Tucker is attendant. The judges were Dot Martin and James and Mike McJury from Harbertonford's carnival committee. ...

The man from Cornwall who blinded his girlfriend by gouging her eyes out is undergoing treatment at the Butler Clinic at Langdon Hospital according to news reports. Shane Jenkin, of Sea Lane, Hayle, Cornwall, had pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent, but denied attempted murder. He was handed a life sentence by Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC at Truro Crown Court ...

Dawlish will revive its Violet Ball, an event which started when the popularity of the flowers declined, to raise money for Cancer Research UK and The Strand Centre. In the 1920s and 1930s Dawlish was more famous for its violets than its beaches and many people visiting Dawlish would wear a posy of fresh Devon violets or take home a bottle of its famous Devon Violet Perfume. But as the ...

A convicted murderer attacked a nurse with a rock after being moved from jail to a mental hospital and allowed to go on a shopping trip. Steven Wills became angry after nurse Millie Davis ordered him back to the hospital at Dawlish because he had broken the rules and walked away on his own. He picked up a large stone from the roadside and smashed her over the head. He then hurled a second rock ...

TWO South Devon county councillors have been given new roles in a reshuffle. Devon County Council leader Cllr John Hart has completed a mini cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of schools and learning chief Christine Channon. Devon County Council deputy leader and Dawlish councillor, John Clatworthy, who oversees finance, will add school buildings to his existing responsibility for ...

The first neighbourhood plan is due to be submitted for independent examination later this month. The Dawlish Parish Neighbourhood Plan will be examined by an inspector on 23rd and 24th April. The Plan has been drawn up by a steering group of local representatives and aims to set out the local community's planning vision for the development of Dawlish Parish over the next 20 years. "Positive ...

Shane Hobbs, of Dawlish Warren, Devon, was jailed for 16 months after admitting sexual assault on one woman and common assault on a second during the incident in February, this year. Hobbs, 26, was captured on CCTV laughing as he walked away from his shocked victim after thrusting his fist down her trousers. Cameras followed Hobbs as he staggered through Exeter city centre lunging and fondling ...

Dawlish was cordoned off for several hours yesterday (Sunday 1st April) after a black briefcase was left outside of the Natwest Bank, Brookdale Terrace. Traffic was prevented from coming in and out of Dawlish and trains were delayed after the bomb disposal squad was called in from Devonport. A large number of local residents came down to watch as a remote controlled robot was used to examine ...

A NEW local plan for Dawlish could take an important step forward next month as the locally prepared Neighbourhood Plan for the town goes to an independent public examination. The town is one of the first in the country to pioneer the Neighbourhood Planning system, which enables a Steering Group made up of local people, community groups and councillors to come together and create a plan for ...

Dawlish could be set to get more funds for town centre improvements as Teignbridge District Council bids for money from the Government’s £1million Portas fund. The fund was established following a review of high street health by retail guru Mary Portas, and will offer 12 communities a share of the £1m fund. See: ...

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