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DS:UK celebrate Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms album in Shaftesbury

Authored by News Desk

DS:UK are the UK’s finest tribute show to Dire Straits. The band have been performing across the UK since 2016 and the band are bringing their 2020 “Brothers in 85” tour to the Shaftesbury Theatre in Dawlish on the 27th March 2020.

The iconic “Brothers in Arms” album is Dire Straits’ biggest release, and it still sits in the Top 20 of the most successful albums of all time....

Public consultation on road improvements in Starcross

Authored by Mary

A public consultation is being held by Devon County Council on proposed improvements to the A379 at Starcross and the Mamhead Road from Starcross to the A380.

People are being asked for their views on a number of upgrades for the section of the A379 through Starcross, which is a well-known pinch-point that affects vehicles and pedestrians.

While little can be done to improve...

Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by robinsbsolutepr

Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

The event, held at Dawlish Methodist Church, saw hundreds of people attend over the course of three hours, in which...

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Authored by robinsbsolutepr

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and Teignmouth on the following dates:

• Wednesday 7 November - Teignmouth Library - 19A Fore St,...

Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the south west to start in November

Authored by robinsbsolutepr

Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast.

The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more.

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Visit South Devon appoints acting general manager

Authored by ewandavy

Visit South Devon has announced the appointment of Sarah Stride as acting general manager for the next 12 months. Sarah takes over the post from Stephanie Cherrett, who is taking adoption leave for the coming year.

Stuart Longrigg, Chairman of Visit South Devon, commented: “Stephanie has been a great asset to us over the past four years. She has helped establish the organisation as a...

Rail line disruption faces dramatic increase

Authored by Mary

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.

The research,...

Dawish line reopens: 'A great day,' says PM

Authored by News Desk

The communities and businesses of West Devon and Cornwall are celebrating today as their rail link with the rest of the country has been restored in time for the Easter holidays.

Following eight weeks of painstaking repairs to the storm-ravaged railway at Dawlish, a full service will run from Friday 4 April. However, because of continued flooding in the Somerset levels and final work...

Video: Amazing Timelapse of Dawlish rail repairs

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Today officially marks the one-month anniversary of the closure of the South West’s main rail link after line at Dawlish was left in tatters by extreme storm damage on 4 February.

The closure has badly hit the South West’s economy as businesses face severe disruption to their normal activity.

The region’s tourist industry thought to have been hot particularly badly seeing...

Five Alternative routes considered to Dawlish

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Network Rail has said they will consider five alternative routes as a long term response to the destroyed line at Dawlish.

Options include creating a new passenger route using the existing freight train lines at Alphington and Heathfield near Newton Abbot.

Another option is to reinstate the closed Okehampton line which is expected to cost up to £700m.

Three new routes...

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