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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... ...

The warning says: “High water at Exmouth is at 7:45pm, times of high water will vary along the coast. Strong force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of up to 2m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations at Torbay, Dawlish, and Teignmouth. Read more... ...

Boat users are set to be ‘banned’ from areas of the Exe Estuary as part of plans to create two wildlife refuges. Advice from conservation experts urge that new ‘Wildlife Refuges’ are implemented to make sure protected birds are undisturbed and have safe places to rest and feed. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/wildlife-refuges-planned-exe-estuary-639786

Paul Rowntree aged 36 from Dawlish was jailed for 19 years, Rikki Ward aged 28 from Sunderland was jailed for 15 years 3 months, and Ross Morton aged 29 from Dawlish was jailed for three years for their role in the attack and robbery that took place in Dawlish on Monday 30 January 2017. Read more... http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-10-14/three-jailed-for-37-years-after-ammonia-attack/

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court accused of having a kitchen knife in a public place in Dawlish without good reason. Molland pleaded not guilty to the offence which allegedly occurred in Dawlish last month Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/man-denies-having-kitchen-knife-612326

A driver who took two men from Dawlish to Torquay after the robbery has told the jury that he had no idea they had just committed a crime. Ross Morton said he had been rung up in mid afternoon and taken the men shopping as an unpaid favour, picking up his girlfriend and her child at Teignmouth on the way. Read more... ...

Victim Neil Warner was temporarily blinded and suffered serious eye injuries after being attacked as he walked a few hundred yards to a post office from the Costcutter shop he managed in Dawlish He was attacked by two men, one wearing a balaclava and the other with a scarf over his face, after they had lain in wait for him on his route, a trial at Exeter Crown Court was told. Read ...

An iconic and historic beach kiosk on Dawlish seafront has been demolished. The kiosk had managed to survive the famous storm of 2014 that destroyed the railway line and devastated the area, but had been redundant for a while and had not been used for over a year. Read more... http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/historic-dawlish-beach-kiosk-demolished-570190

The 43-year-old died less than a year after his brother died of a drug overdose Cosmo Pearce, of Prospect Terrace in Newton Abbot died of a morphine overdose combined with pneumonia, on March 16. An inquest into his death was held in Torquay on Tuesday – less than three months after an inquest into the death of his brother, 38-year-old Damian Pearce, of Dawlish, who died of a drug overdose ...

But Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer branded the pledge as "just fantasy" In a surprising move, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC a Labour government would invest millions in improving the South West rail network. Read more.. http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/corbyn-just-pledged-electrify-devon-524684

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