Panto on the Prairie

Event Date: 
11/01/2019 - 7:00pm to 19/01/2019 - 7:00pm
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish

It's panto time again, and this year Dawlish Rep is taking you to the Wild West!

Calamity Jane (the Dame) emigrates from England to the American Wild West, expecting to share in her brother’s goldmines, but instead she ends up being kidnapped by a band of Mexican Bandits who are working for an Indian called Geronimo.

Geronimo also plans to unseat Chief Talking Bull, lover of the fast-food hi-tech world of the paleface, and declare all-out war. But an unlikely alliance between the disillusioned Bandits, the outlaws Angelina and Jolie and Texas Ranger Clint Westwood, make...

Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:17am

Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

The event, held at Dawlish Methodist Church, saw hundreds of people attend over the course of three hours, in which representatives from Network Rail along with world-leading engineers in coastal, tunnel, cliff and railway engineering provided an update on the detailed studies that they have been conducted, and continue...

Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the South West to start in November

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 10/30/2018 - 8:14am
  • Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast
  • The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more

World leading engineers in coastal, tunnel, cliff and railway engineering are to carry out vital repair work in Dawlish, Devon, in November as Network Rail continues work to safeguard the...

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:14pm

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon. Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and Teignmouth on the following dates: • Tuesday 30 October - Dawlish Methodist Church, Dawlish, EX7 9PB from 14.30-17.30 • Wednesday 7 November - Teignmouth Library - 19A Fore St, Teignmouth TQ14 8DY from 16.00-19.00 • Thursday 15 November - Holcombe Village Hall, Holcombe from 16.00-19.00


Man assaulted at Dawlish station

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:58pm

Officers investigating an assault at Dawlish station, where a man was head-butted by another man, are today appealing for witnesses.

At approximately 8.30pm on 25 August, there was an altercation on platform one at the station between two men. The victim, who has not yet contacted police, was head-butted by the suspect who then walks away. A short while later he returns, and kicks and punches the man several times before boarding a train on platform one. Suddenly, the man gets off the trains, jumps across the tracks to platform two and, in an unprovoked manner, punches a member of...

New Teignbridge business swings into action

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:40am

Teignbridge District Council has welcomed the return of mini golf to Tucks Plot in Dawlish with a new business getting into the swing of things this summer.

Earlier this year Teignbridge advertised for expressions of interest to take on the running of the mini golf so that it could be open all year round to attract visitors. Offering an iconic spot close to Dawlish seafront, the popular location attracted the attention of four applicants who each made rental offers for the popular visitor attraction.

After successfully submitting a business plan to the council, enterprising...

Dawlish set for huge games final!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/03/2018 - 7:01am

The region’s largest youth sports event is set for Dawlish next weekend with 100os expected to descend on the town for a day of sport, activities, food, entertainment and one or two well-known names. The South West Rotary Youth Games will take place at Dawlish Leisure Centre and surrounding sites on Saturday 7 July with young people from across Devon and Cornwall representing their area teams in 14 sports. Organisers have promised a real family festival feel to the event, which is celebrating its 20th edition this year. The event is free to enter with loads of activities for all ages,...

South West's largest classic American car show returns to Cofton

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:52pm

The South West’s largest gathering of American classics, hot rods and muscle cars – including Mustangs, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Buicks, Jeeps and a host of other American vehicles – returns to Cofton from 29 June to 01 July for a weekend of competition, V8s, a mega-car cruise, music, food, fun and entertainment.

Now in its fifth year, this annual celebration of iconic American cars and vehicles is set to kick off on the evening of Friday 29 June with a party in the marquee, live Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country and Western, and Rockabilly performed by Western Rock. On Saturday, a...

Beast from the East delays A379 road schemes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:12pm

Snow and freezing temperatures earlier this month has delayed the completion of a road resurfacing scheme by approximately a week and caused the cancellation of three others, all on the A379.

Resurfacing work on the A379 Exeter Road in Dawlish was due for completion on March 19. Freezing temperatures and poor weather has caused the loss of nine working days. The scheme relies on one surface being laid and left to set before the next is applied. This process was further hampered by wet weather last weekend. Now the weather has improved highways teams are making up for lost time and...

Arctic weather causes problems on roads, rail and air

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:43am

We are not out of the woods yet.

That was the warning today as the bitterly cold weather, strong winds and snow showed no sign of abating.

Exeter Airport is shut and there were problems on the railway line at Dawlish this morning (Friday 2nd) which is also closed. Bus services across the region have also been affected.

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk also issued a no-nonsense message to those considering taking to their vehicles.

He tweeted: "Colleagues have been rescuing hundreds of stranded motorists overnight and the icy roads are treacherous. Please can we...