Buddies tackle cycle challenge for FORCE

Authored by FORCE Cancer Charity
Posted: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:01pm

A group of friends who all went to Dawlish School and share a love of cycling set out today (Friday July 31) to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just seven days.

Brothers Ross and Simon Szender, Euan Stronge, Ross Williams, Mike Smith and Sam Partridge will cover more than 900 miles from the tip of mainland Scotland to the most westerly point in Cornwall.

They’re doing it to raise money for FORCE Cancer Charity and reached their initial target of £1,500 in sponsorship before they set out for Scotland.

In his job as an electrician for Scottish and Southern...

Dawlish businesses join Riviera Line campaign

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:24am

Thirty Dawlish businesses have joined the campaign ‘Get here on the Riviera Line’ launched by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership’s Citizens’ Rail project. Window stickers encourage visitors to shops and cafes to travel there by the train on the line which runs from Exeter to Torbay through Dawlish.

David Force, Chairman of Dawlish Chamber of Trade, said, “The Dawlish Chamber of Trade is proud to be associated with this positive initiative. Dawlish shops and businesses are ready and prepared for a bumper summer season and welcome the support from the Citizens’ Rail Project in...

Dawlish Carnival week

Event Date: 
08/08/2015 - 10:00am to 15/08/2015 - 11:00pm

Dawlish Carnival week is one of Devon's largest seaside carnivals, taking place over 7 days during August. Lots of free fun and entertainment for the whole family!

The Grand Carnival Procession will take place on Friday 16th August. The route runs for about 2½ miles through the town centre and the procession itself can reach up to over a mile in length - taking 1 - 1.5 hours to pass! The fun starts around 7.00pm.

There are many activities - many of them FREE to take part in - and events happening in and around Dawlish during Carnival week.

See the official website...

Cup thrown from car smashes coach windscreen

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:42pm

Police are appealing for information after the windscreen of a coach, carrying children, was damaged by a cup thrown from a car near Exeter.

The Hamilton Gray coach was travelling on the A379 Dawlish Road, near Exminster, at 4.10pm on Wednesday 8 July when the cup was thrown from a small red vehicle that was also moving at the time.

The windscreen of the Volvo coach smashed, with glass showering the driver and passengers, who were children. No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

Scenes of Crime Officers are examining the remains of the cup to see if there...

Awards for Devon engineering projects

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:57pm

Two Devon projects have been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West.

The awards were presented at the ICE Annual Project of the Year Awards in Bristol.

The Community Award was presented to the Exe Estuary Trail project, a cycle and walking route that extends over 16 miles set within the beautiful and sensitive backdrop of the Exe Estuary, on Devon’s south coast. It was described by judges as ‘an excellent example of a civil engineering project which benefits the community in a number of ways’

This year the judges also felt that a very high...

Guiding Light Dawlish: Mediumship with Nicola Monks

Event Date: 
22/09/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Hedley Way Centre, Manor Gardens, Dawlish

7.30pm £3 at the door to imclude refreshments. HEALING AVAILABLE at 645pm - 715 and 845pm - 915

Guiding Light is 'Not for profit' supporting local charities. Our Spiritual evenings are held at 'The Hedley Way Centre'. Follow the brook from the town to the main car park near the rear of the Hospital. We are just over the bridge in the Manor Gardens on the corner of Brook Street.

Bookmark our website : http://guidinglightdawlish.webs.com/ Join our Facebook group at 'Guiding Light Dawlish' https://www.facebook.com/groups/Guidinglightdawlish/...

DAWLISH Therapies and Readings Day at Guiding Light

Event Date: 
08/08/2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Hedley Way Centre, Brook Street, Dawlish

Mini Readings £10 - Therapies: Bowen, Reiki Healing etc Selection of stalls...crystals and gifts. FREE ADMISSION - 11am-4pm

The Hedley Way Centre is close to the rear of Dawlish Hospital lower main car park.

Contact us 01626 866192 guidinglightdawlish.webs.com

Appeal after woman injured in Dawlish

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:17am

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered facial injuries in Dawlish in the early hours of Sunday 14 June.

A 44-year-old local woman is believed to have fallen to the ground on Millin Way, Dawlish Warren, at around 2am.

She was taken by ambulance to Torbay Hospital and was later discharged.

Officers are investigating whether the woman may have been hit by a vehicle.

A 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail until 27 August.

Enquiries are continuing to establish what happened....

Explore South Devon on the Riviera Line

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:19am

A new booklet aimed at encouraging great scenic train journeys along the Riviera Line between Exeter to Paignton and promoting Dawlish & Teignmouth has been published.

The free booklet has been produced by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and brings together ideas for great days out in Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and along the English Riviera. Walks from stations are also featured including the Exe Estuary Trail and Agatha Christie Mile in Torquay.

The booklet also promotes South Devon events along the Riviera Line in 2015 including the Dawlish Arts...

Tri Club Juniors out in force for Aquathlon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:37am

Blazing sunshine set the tone for the Exeter Tri Club Tristars Aquathlon, which took place at Dawlish Leisure Centre on Sunday, as part of the club’s aquathlon series. The record books were broken from the club’s junior representation alone – seeing a total of 14 ETC juniors competing across the Tristart to Tristars (7-13) categories, many for whom this was their debut performance.

First off in the Tristars 1 category were Austin Crow and Jacob Price. Jacob put in a strong first performance, setting the benchmark for future events, while Austin put in a magnificent run after a...