Riviera Line walks booklet launched

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 11/28/2014 - 8:05am

A new booklet detailing walks in and around the Riviera Line from Exeter to Paignton was launched at Dawlish Station this week.

The free booklet has been produced by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and brings together a selection of six self-guided walks, all starting from and ending at Riviera Line railway stations.   Included are walks from Starcross, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth stations.  

It is part of the promotional campaign being run for the line by the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership as part of the EU Interreg “Citizens’ Rail” project. 

First anniversary for social media cafe

Authored by Mandy Pearse
Posted: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:14am

The Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe is one year old this October.

Over the past year it has helped over 50 local businesses and community organisations with help and advice in using social media to promote themselves.

The birthday cafe will be held at the Langstone Cliff Hotel in Dawlish on Tuesday 7 October and experts will be on hand to provide advice on which social media to use and how to set up accounts.

Storms cause flooding and travel disruption

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:10pm

Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused flooding and travel disruption across Exeter and East Devon this morning.

In Honiton a lightning strike caused a fire at a property in Stout. Two fire engines from Honiton and one from Sidmouth attended just before 8am.

Two hose reel jets and four breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire.  The cause of the fire was a lightning strike on the property.

In Dawlish fire control received around six calls to reports of flooding inside properties due to heavy rainfall.

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.