Sponsor named for Teignbridge sports gala

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:21pm

Devon law firm Kitsons Solicitors has been unveiled as the new headline sponsor for Teignbridge District Council’s Sports Personality of the Awards.

The Teignbridge, Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth business responded to a plea from the district council which was looking for a new primary sponsor for the annual ceremony which celebrates the best in community sport, physical activity and health.

This year’s Sports Personality Awards will be held on Friday 28 November at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren.

Stormy weather delays walkway reopening

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:25pm

The reopening of the walkway between Teignmouth and Smugglers Lane in Dawlish has been delayed until next week, after stormy weather at the weekend damaged the temporary works used to construct Sprey Point ramp.

Network Rail had originally planned to reopen the walkway today, Tuesday 12 August.

Tom Kirkham, project manager at Network Rail, said: “This delay is very frustrating for all of us, not least local residents who I’m sure were looking forward to being able to use the walkway again.

Red Arrows to star at Dawlish Air Show

Authored by George Pritchard
Posted: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:05pm

The annual, much anticipated, Dawlish Air Show will take place for the tenth time this August.

The award winning air show attracts over 80,000 people each year who are keen to bask in the glory of the coastline and enjoy the spectacular displays.

The family fun day which will consist of ground attractions and a Pilot’s party will take place on Friday 22nd August, and the air show and live music will be on the following day; Saturday 23rd August.

Estuary Trail at heart of cycling campaign

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Tue, 06/17/2014 - 5:07pm

The Exe Estuary Trail between Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish is a star attraction of a new national cycling campaign launched by VisitEngland.

As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week, gets underway, the 26-mile family-friendly route is being promoted across the country as part of ‘Cycling Breaks in England’.

Firefighters attend car fire in Dawlish

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Sun, 05/25/2014 - 6:57am

Firefighters were called to Elm Close in Dawlish last night ( Saturday 24th May) due to a severe car fire.

On arrival, at 6.57pm, crew found the car to be well alight.

Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to put the fire out. Crews also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

The cause of the fire was accidental.


Support for Rock Pool Cafe owners

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:17am

The owners of Rock Pool Cafe, which was severely damged during a blaze on Saturday 26th April, have been inundated with messages of support and offers of help and donations on it's Facebook page.

One user wrote:

"I saw the devastation this morning and am so sad. You had made such a lovely cafe there, you will be very much missed."

 Whilst another commented: "This is so very very sad. I would gladly contribute to a fund to rebuild."

Firefighters attend two Dawlish fires in 24 hours

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:02am

Dawlish has been the victim of two fires this week, with firefighters being called to both a car and cafe hut fire on Saturday 26th April.

At 6.27pm last night crews attended an incident on Exeter Road after recieving several calls of a car on fire.

A Dawlish appliance was mobilised. The engine compartment was severely damaged by the fire. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

Deliberate cafe blaze on Dawlish beach

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Sat, 04/26/2014 - 6:20pm

Firefighters were called to a cafe hut on Coryton Cove Beach, Dawlish, today (Saturday 26th April) due to a fire that had been started deliberately.

Crews were alerted to the incident after reports of something on fire next to the train station. One appliance from Dawlish was initially mobilsed to the incident, however a further appliance from Teignmouth was later called to the scene.

On their arrival at 1.41pm crews confirmed the fire to involve a single storey cafe, which was well alight, crews got to work with four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet.

Fire crews praised for rail work

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:26am

Fire crews who took part in the operation to remove a sheared cliff face from above the rail line between Dawlish and Teignmouth have been recognised at today’s re-opening ceremony.

The rail line to Dawlish was re-opened today following its closure due to serious damage caused by severe storms in early February. Some of the crews involved were at Dawlish railway station this morning to see the first train since the closure pull into the station.

Dawlish Station Gets Green Re-Opening

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:48pm

Dawlish station has received a green makeover prior to its re-opening thanks to TV gardener Toby Buckland and the Friends of Dawlish Station.

Mr Buckland said: “As a Dawlish man born and bred I was horrified by the damage to the station but it wasn’t until I saw it for myself and spoke to the station manager that I realised that I could do something to help.

“It’s been great to be part of helping the station to bounce back greener than ever.”