Dawlish Countryside Park to open in September

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:56pm

Teignbridge residents will soon be able to enjoy a vast, new 65-acre countryside park – about the same size as 26 rugby pitches – at Dawlish.

Teignbridge District Council will celebrate the opening of the new Dawlish Countryside Park on the outskirts of Dawlish near Sainsbury’s, on Sunday 3 September by putting on a free event for the whole community. “A Family Day Where Dogs Can Play!” will be a fun-packed day for all ages to enjoy, whether or not you have a dog to bring with you.

Devon cabbie wins Hero Award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:23pm

A Devon taxi driver, who stood up for an elderly couple being preyed on by gang of rogue traders, has been honoured with a Hero Award.

Chris Smith, 37, owner of Black Swan Taxis, Dawlish, was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award at their annual conference on Wednesday 28 June.

He was nominated by the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service for his ‘outstanding contribution to consumer protection’ when he intervened to prevent doorstep traders from ripping off an elderly couple in March.

Man seriously injured by broken bottle

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:24pm

Between 9.30pm and 9.50pm on Saturday (24 June) near to the lawn on Brunswick Place in Dawlish, a 32 year old local man was assaulted which resulted in a serious wound to the neck.

It is understood that the victim was leaving a local takeaway and was confronted by a man and an altercation has taken place.  The injury is alleged to have been caused by a broken bottle.

SW’s largest classic American car show returns to Cofton

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:47pm

The South West’s largest gathering of hot-rods, muscle cars and American classics – including Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Jeeps and trucks – returns to Cofton Holidays near Starcross just outside Exeter from 30 June to 02 July for a weekend of music and entertainment, food, fun and competition.

Have you seen missing Exeter man Paul?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 8:11am

Police are appealing to help find missing man Paul Whatley from Exeter.

Paul was last seen by a member of his family at his home address on Topsham Road around 3am on Tuesday 6 June.

Paul is described as a white, 53-years-old, of slim build, 5’ 9” tall, thought to be wearing navy blue jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

He is believed to be in the Dawlish/Exeter area. He may have been in the Dawlish town centre and seafront area during the day.

Mortgage lending is easier for the first time since 2014

Authored by Aeg214
Posted: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:59am

Those looking to get onto the property ladder in Exeter and Devon will be happy to hear that it is easier to get a mortgage right now than any time since 2014.

After the housing crisis, mortgage lending standards became unreasonably tight for many years. The inability to source a mortgage has been an issue particularly acute among first-time buyers.

Devon’s largest biomass hub unveiled during English Tourism week

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:55am

Cofton Holidays, the multi award-winning holiday park near Dawlish, South Devon, has taken its green credentials to new heights with the launch of a state-of-the-art biomass hub that will provide heat and hot water to Cofton’s 4,800 sq ft leisure and dining complex, its cottages, major shower and toilet blocks.

Cofton Achieves national recognition

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:28am

Cofton Country Holidays, the multi award-winning holiday park near Dawlish, South Devon, has received official confirmation that it will receive one of the highest accolades in the world of camping and caravanning at the AA’s Caravan and Camping Awards on 20th March. 

The holiday park, which has 450 caravan and tent pitches, including over 50 hardstanding pitches, will receive its AA 5 Pennant Gold accreditation at the official ceremony and could be in line for one of two other awards, which include AA Regional Campsite of the Year for the South West and AA Campsite of the Year.

Spadework begins for new Dawlish Countryside Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:22am

The creation of a brand new natural recreational area and haven for wildlife in Teignbridge has begun, after the first spade was put in the ground on a £250k project to create the new Dawlish Countryside Park.

Dawlish patient in national campaign promoting health research

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:55am

A Dawlish man has shared his own experience in support of a national campaign promoting participation in health research.

The National Institute for Health Research promotes opportunities for taking part in clinical research and the benefits for patients through its campaign called ‘Our Stories.’