Jewellery stolen in Dawlish burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:25pm

Police in Dawlish are appealing for information following a house burglary in the Town.

The incident occurred between 12.30pm and 1pm on Wednesday 3 February at a property in Plantation Terrace, Dawlish.

Entry to the property was gained via a rear conservatory window and once inside and following a search, jewellery was stolen from a bedroom.

A witness recalls seeing a man on the driveway of the attacked property at the material time.

Cofton Country Holidays opens new fitness studio

Authored by Gill Vosper
Posted: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 7:45am

Devon’s favourite multi-award-winning holiday park, Cofton Country Holidays near Dawlish Warren, is celebrating the opening of its brand new on-site fitness studio with a host of special offers and a range of new classes to help locals get lean in 2016.

Following two months of work and an investment of over £20,000 in the new fitness studio, Cofton is all set to welcome guests to a variety of classes for all abilities including spinning, high intensity interval training, Zumba, pilates, yoga, thighs, bums and tums, and kettlebells. 

Rail line disruption will get worse in the future

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:00am

Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests.

The cost of maintaining tracks and sea defences could also soar as predicted sea level rises, coupled with coastal storms and floods, pose major challenges for rail operators and governments.

New Dawlish cycle link approved

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2015 - 3:58pm

Proposals for a safe cycle link between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish town centre has been approved.

Councillors at Devon County Council’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, backed a scheme which will extend the Exe Estuary walking and cycling route from Dawlish Warren towards Dawlish Town Centre.

The scheme, which has an estimated cost of £621,485, is one of several which, when combined, will eventually link Dawlish Warren to Dawlish Town Centre.

Once completed it will create a shared use footway/cycle route on the south western side of Exeter Road.

Father Christmas to reopen pool and cafe at Cofton Country Holidays

Authored by Gill Vosper
Posted: Tue, 12/15/2015 - 10:25am

Devon’s favourite multi-award-winning holiday park, Cofton Country Holidays near Starcross and Dawlish, is readying itself for the much anticipated reopening of its heated indoor Ashburn Springs Pool on Saturday 19th December.

Following over a month of renovations undertaken in readiness for the busy Christmas school holidays, the family friendly pool, steam room, sauna, soft play area and Amelia’s Café will be reopened by no less than Santa himself, who will be giving away free children’s presents from 11am-4pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

Solidarity Walk from Exeter to Dawlish

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:32am

More than thirty people participated in the Devon Churches’ Green Action pilgrimage on 5th December to draw attention to the Paris Climate Summit, and to make connections between global climate impacts and with local vulnerability in the lower Exe Valley.

Dawlish man jailed for murdering wife

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 2:40pm

A 37-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his wife at Exeter Crown Court today (Tuesday 3 November).

James Luke McDonald (pictured) of Kingsdown Crescent, Dawlish, was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 17 and a half years, for the murder of Sophie McDonald in January.

Sophie (pictured) was reported missing to police at around 6.40pm on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

An extensive search was undertaken by specialist officers and volunteer search and rescue groups.

Fresh appeal after beach huts arson attack

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:02am

Police have renewed their appeal for information into arson attacks which caused more than £30,000 damage at a Dawlish beach.

Eight beach huts at Coryton Cove were destroyed after being set alight in the early hours of Wednesday 16 September.

The fire spread and gutted a nearby boat while two benches were also wrecked by fire in a separate incident within a day of the attack.

Officers are continuing their enquiries into the arson attacks and appealing for the public’s help with the investigation.

Sea wall sponsored walk a great success

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:33am

The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership organised a successful sponsored walk on Saturday 10th October to celebrate the reopening of the sea wall for walkers and raise around £1,000 for good causes in Teignmouth and Dawlish.

Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers led the 40 walkers who included local councillors, Dawlish and Teignmouth Walk this Way, the Friends of Dawlish and Teignmouth Stations, Dawlish Solidarity for Refugees and a representative of Network Rail’s ‘Orange Army’.

Free gym and swim sessions in Teignbridge

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 09/05/2015 - 6:37am

Teignbridge leisure centres are encouraging a healthy lifestyle by joining in with National Fitness Day on Wednesday 9 September.

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, Broadmeadow Sports Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre are providing free swims, gym sessions and other events for everyone as part of National Fitness Day.

People across the country will be given access to gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and park sessions throughout the UK in what is being billed as the country’s largest celebration of physical activity.