A woman who is fighting to stay in the UK with her husband and three children has been given extra time to appeal against being deported. Kingdao Wade has been told she can`t stay living in Brixham on a visitor visa - and may have to return to Thailand.
Richard Lawrence tells their story:
A father from South Devon who's fighting to save his wife from being deported says he's still deeply worried the family could be torn apart.
Kingdao Wade was warned she would be deported to Thailand on December 27th but has now been told she can appeal.
The couple, who have three children, fell foul of a law which states she must prove her husband Andrew earns more than £18,500 a year.
They made us wait over Christmas and we only we received a letter three or four days ago asking us to pay more money to go to the court hearing.
Until we pay that money - hopefully we can get it in the next couple of days or whenever we can do it, they've given us till the 21st - but no, we're no clearer.
A mother-of-three who is being deported back to Thailand two days after Christmas says she'll fight the decision all the way.
Kingdao Wade has been told she'll be deported on December 27 because she is living here on a visitors visa. Her Brixham family is now locked in a legal battle with the Home Office to see if they can secure a reprieve.
Three Devon children face losing their mother just after Christmas because she is due to be deported.
Kingdao Wade has been with her family in Brixham on a visitor visa from Thailand.
She should have a spousal visa - but new rules make it impossible for her and her husband Andy to qualify for one until at least May. She is due to be deported on December 27th.
I will fight every way, all the ways I can, for the right for my family to be together and for my children to have their loving mother.
Falmouth Coastguard have taken over work from Brixham today - after the Devon organisation closed. Emergency calls off the Devon coast will be taken by Falmouth or Lee-on-Solent coastguard in Hampshire. Thirty people lost their jobs as a result of the closure.
Councillor Vic Ellery, Torbay Harbour Committee said it was a sad day for Brixham:
Cllr Vic Ellery, Torbay Harbour Committee went on to say he wasn't convinced the move would be better for local people.
Local knowledge here is everything. Alright to have technology and all that but these guys here are so professional, know every inch of the coast line, know all the names and different names the fishermen give it. You know I'm sorry but I'm not convinced that is a better response with new technology in Hampshire.
For 45 years the Brixham Coastguard has safeguarded divers, fishermen and swimmers in the area, coordinating countless rescues along the coast from Exmouth to St Austell.
Today, they are closing their doors. Watch our full report:
Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot while interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.
It's the end of an era for Brixham Coastguard station, which closes tomorrow. Around 30 people are losing their jobs. Critics say the closure will lead to a loss of local knowledge and an increased risk to coast users.
The search for the body of a diver, which was spotted on the seabed off Brixham, continued today but was abandoned this afternoon.
The coastguard helicopter, RNLI crews and police divers were all called out to look for the body, which was sighted near Breakwater Beach on Thursday.
The search is due to resume this morning for the body of a diver on the seabed off Devon.
The alarm was raised yesterday at lunchtime after experienced divers reported the sighting near Breakwater Beach in Brixham. A large air and sea search was called off at dusk but police say it will begin again, depending on the tides. Nobody has so far been reported missing.