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USA thanks Seaton for its D-Day support

The United States of America has today honoured the East Devon town of Seaton for all it did to help US troops stationed there ahead of D-Day.

In this 70th anniversary year the son of one of those servicemen has given the town a plaque to thank local people for making the Americans so welcome.

Thousands of young men left here to become the first to land on Utah beach on 6th June 1944.

Seaton honoured by USA for helping WWII troops

Col. John Rudman (rtd) of the US Army along with Seaton Mayor Cllr Gaynor Sedgwick unveil the plaque. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway

The United States of America has today honoured the East Devon town of Seaton for all it did to help US troops stationed there ahead of D-Day.

A plaque has been unveiled in the town this afternoon to thank Seaton residents for the support they gave to the young US servicemen who set out from here to Utah beach in Normandy in the first wave of attacks on June 6, 1944.

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Memory cafe set up to combat dementia

Dementia is frequently a lonely and isolating experience for carers and those people who are suffering from the condition but through the efforts of volunteers - so called memory cafes are being set up - where people have the chance to talk about the illness - and how it affects their lives.

The latest cafe to open is in Seaton in East Devon and as Richard Lawrence reports is already generating huge interest.

Seaton beach cafe will reopen today

Seaton beach cafe will repopen today after being severely damaged by storms Credit: ITV West Country

A beach cafe in South East Cornwall that was destroyed by the winter storms will officially reopen today. The Seaton beach cafe was left in tatters after waves crashed through the village in January. It has been completely rebuilt after being closed since the beginning of February.

Seaton Tramway to reopen tomorrow after storm repairs

Parts of the track foundations were washed away. Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway

The Seaton Tramway will reopen tomorrow. It has been closed since being damaged by storms in February.

Work has now been completed to reinstall large sections of the track foundations which had been washed away.

The tramway attracts more than 90,000 visitors every year.

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Thousands compete in the Grizzly in Seaton

Over 2,000 people will be competing in one of the toughest multi-terrain challenges in the world today. The Grizzly is in it's 27th year and starts at Seaton Esplanade.

The course is 20 miles of tough running, around and through the Jurassic coast countryside with lots of hills, bogs and a stretch of pebble beach to get through.

The course runs from Seaton to Beer with musicians playing at several locations around the course.

The race is part of the Grizfest which sees events like baking competitions and talks on the Jurassic coast taking part.

Seaton Tramway closes after storm damage

The bad weather has hit our tourism industry too. This week Network Rail announced repairs to the Dawlish line won't be finished until mid April.

And other areas have also been struggling, including Seaton, where the the town's famous tramway has been forced out of action because of storm damage.

Today an operation took place to get the attraction back on track.

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