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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police launch Dawlish rape investigation

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:28am

Police are appealing for witnesses following allegations of a rape in Dawlish.

The incident occurred on the beach path close to the Dawlish Warren Bird Nature Reserve on Thursday 18 January at around 11am.

The suspect is described as a white man, approaching 6ft in height and of stocky build. It is believed that the suspect may have had a tattoo in and around his right ear which could have been wings or an angel; the attackers face was covered.

Clean sweep for 'excellent' Teignbridge beaches

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:07am

Swimming spots in Teignbridge have all reached ‘excellent’ bathing water quality standards.

Visitors to Teignbridge will be able to enjoy swimming in cleaner water than ever before thanks to huge strides made to improve water quality.

Teignbridge has welcomed the 2017 results of water testing at more than 400 outdoor swimming spots in England – called bathing waters - published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Three jailed following vicious Dawlish robbery

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:06am

Three men have been jailed at Exeter Crown Court (13th October) following a robbery in Dawlish, where the victim was sprayed in the face with ammonia.

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.

Curtains - the musical comedy whodunnit

Event Date: 
22/08/2017 - 7:30pm to 26/08/2017 - 10:00pm
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PB

Putting on a musical show can be murder - as audiences will find out when The Mitre Players return to Dawlish's Shaftesbury Theatre with Curtains, a musical comedy whodunnit.

It's opening night and the leading lady is so dreadful, she is killing the show. But her final bow at the curtain call turns out to be her last - minutes later, she is dead. Enter musical theatre fan and local detective Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, who must crack the case and stop the body count climbing higher.

Leading ear and eye experts launch latest Health Hub in Dawlish

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:38am

Barton Surgery in Dawlish is today announcing the opening of a new Health Hub, acting as a centre of excellence which will provide additional services for patients, directly next to the practise.

Located in the old Lloyds Pharmacy building, the Health Hub will be a collaboration of hearing specialists Chime, an established NHS partner and private audiometrist, optometrist’s Barton Eyecare and Exeter Physic.