Have you seen missing Gary Knight?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:11pm

Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating Gary Knight aged 52 from Dawlish, who has gone missing

Gary has not been seen since leaving the Haldon Terrace area of Dawlish at around 11.30am yesterday (Sunday 12th April), and is believed to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt or light jumper and normally carries a black rucksack.

Gary is described as of stocky build with a beard and wears glasses. Police have concerns for his welfare.

If you have seen Gary since yesterday morning or know where he is, please contact the police on 101 quoting police log 275 of the...

Do you recognise these garden tools?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:25am

Following a police search of a commercial premises in the Dawlish area an assortment of power and garden tools have been found.

These are suspected to be stolen property from burglaries that have taken place in the last few months.

If anyone recognises any of the items pictured or believes some of this property could be theirs, please contact Newton Abbot CID on 01626 326273 quoting Operation Jack.

Digital Video Focus for Social Media Cafe

Event Date: 
23/03/2015 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
The Langstone Cliff Hotel, 4 Mount Pleasant Road, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish EX7 0NA

Creating video is the key theme for the March meeting of the Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe.

The social media cafe is being held on Monday 23 March at The Langstone Cliff Hotel from 5-7.30pm.

Nick Elliston of Socialize Media and Highrize Productions will be showing businesses and local community groups how they can use video to drive sales and engage volunteers.

“A few years ago shooting video was an expensive process but with new smartphones and cameras most people can tackle small video, “ says Nick. “There is still a need for a professional promotional...

Changes to Dawlish bus service

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2015 - 2:46pm

Stagecoach Southwest have announced that, from 30th March 2015, they will be making changes to their B bus service.

The changes have been prompted by the end of 12 months of Devon County Council local sustainable transport funding which saw the B service extend to Dawlish in order to attract new users to/from Matford.

From the end of the month the B service will, instead, revert to finishing at Exminster as the patronage has not materialised which would sustain the extension to the route in the longer term.

A new 2B service will, however, maintain popular peak hour...

Stunning footage shows a year in the life of the ‘orange army’ at Dawlish

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:54pm

On the first anniversary of the notorious storms at Dawlish, time-lapse photography shows the extensive work undertaken by Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ over the last year to restore the south west’s rail connection and make the area more resilient for the future.

As has been widely reported, very strong winds and high seas over 4 and 5 February 2014 severely damaged the railway line that runs through Dawlish, causing a section of it to be washed away, along with part of the sea wall, the platforms at Dawlish station and sections of the coastal path.

The ‘orange army’...

Dawlish railway: One year on

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/05/2015 - 8:56am

Today (5 February) marks the one year anniversary of the severe storms which battered the Devon coastline, and washed away part of the Dawlish railway line and sea-wall.

Twelve months later, Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ of engineers has rebuilt the railway, enabling train services to run through Dawlish for the past 10 months, and has continued working around the clock to bolster and improve its defences for the local community and businesses alike.

A year ago, as turbulent storms washed away part of the railway line, Network Rail’s team was on the scene immediately The 300...

Man charged with Dawlish murder

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:28pm

James Luke McDonald, 36, from Dawlish has been charged with the murder of Sophie McDonald and remains in custody to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court tomorrow (Saturday 31st January).

Police were called at around 6.40pm on Wednesday 28th January following reports of a missing person, and an extensive search was undertaken by specialist officers and volunteer search and rescue groups.

Sophie’s body was later discovered at a property in Iddesleigh Terrace, Dawlish at around 3am, Thursday 29th January.

The family of Sophie said: “The family have released a photo of a...

Murder investigation launched in Dawlish

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:11pm

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a 36-year-old woman’s body in Dawlish this morning (Thursday 29 January).

Police were called at around 6.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 28 January) following reports of a missing person, and an extensive search was undertaken by specialist officers and volunteer search and rescue groups.

A body was later discovered at a property in Iddesleigh Terrace, Dawlish at around 3am today.

A 36-year-old man from Dawlish and known to the victim was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and has been taken...

Exe Estuary Trail to extend to Dawlish

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:38pm

Businesses in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren will benefit from plans to extend the 16 mile Exe Estuary cycling trail into the heart of the town along with other improvements in the Dawlish Warren area.

The trail will link up with Dawlish’s railway station, which, with the line itself, has seen significant investment since winter storms in early 2014 dramatically severed rail links with the south west.

£1.3 million funding from Government’s Coastal Communities Fund has been announced today (Monday 26 January) for the scheme, following a successful bid led by Devon County Council...

Recycle your real Christmas trees

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:43am

Teignbridge Council is offering residents the chance to recycle their real Christmas trees for free.

People can take advantage of the many ‘free tree’ recycling collection points on offer across the district. In Teignbridge last year, over 4,000 real Christmas trees were recycled and turned into compost.

Anybody wishing to dispose of their tree can go to any of the sites below on the dates and times listed. Ashburton: Edwin Tucker & Sons (Car Park), Fri 9 Jan (8am - 5pm) and Sat Jan 10 (8am - 4pm). Closed Sunday

Bishopsteignton: Jacks Patch Garden Centre Car...