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Hope for Falmouth war veteran denied housing

A war veteran from Falmouth and his family, who were denied social housing, are having their case reviewed - following pressure from forces charities.

Father-of-four Jamie Streets had to leave the army and couldn't work due to a brain tumour. His family were turned down as they were classed as having made themselves homeless.

Kathy Wardle has been to meet them.

We asked the Prime Minister what the government is doing to help Mr Streets. Here is his response:

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Prime Minister backs war veteran's case

The Streets family are living in temporary accommodation while their case is reviewed Credit: ITV News

A war veteran from Falmouth and his family, who were denied social housing, are having their case reviewed - following pressure from forces charities.

Father-of-four Jamie Streets had to leave the army and couldn't work due to a brain tumour. His family were turned down as they were classed as having made themselves homeless.

We asked the Prime Minister to comment and this is what he had to say:

The local MP Sarah Newton has quite rightly stepped in and has raised this case with the local Cornwall Council and they are now thinking again about whether they can provide a long term housing solution for Mr Streets and his family which I'm sure is the right thing to do.

So let's hope that the local council has a good look at this and think about how to make some special arrangements in this vital case.

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

Hail and snow hits the West Country

A band of hail and snow has travelled through the West Country, bringing with it wintry conditions.

One farmer on the Somerset Levels took this picture of the hailstones settling on his cattle - but the cows did not bat an eyelid.

Some of the ladies on Northmoor Farm unfazed by the weather unlike their owners! Credit: James Hall & Becky Riley

If you have any photos of the wintry weather where you live, email us at westcountryweather@itv.com. Do tell us your name and where you took the picture and we may feature them on ITV News West Country.

Man arrested in Dawlish murder investigation

The body of a woman was found at the house in Iddesleigh Terrace this morning Credit: ITV News

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a 36-year-old woman was discovered in Dawlish this morning, 29 January.

The body was found at a house in Iddesleigh Terrace. A 36-year-old man from Dawlish was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

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