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Mother of three says she'll fight deportation decision

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.

Devon family could be torn apart this Christmas

Kingdao and Andy Wade and two of their children. Credit: ITV News

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.

– Andy Wade, Kingdao's husband

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Falmouth takes over coastguard duties for Brixham

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.

– Cllr Vic Ellery, Torbay Harbour Committee

Blue shark spotted by cameraman in Brixham

It's not every day you come across a blue shark while out filming for ITV News West Country Credit: ITV News

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.

Bristol diver Ian Russell was thrilled by the discovery Credit: ITV News

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Search due to resume for diver's body

The RNLI, police divers and the police and coastguard helicopter all took part in the search Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

Search underway for body of diver

Breakwater car park is closed in search for diver Credit: ITV West Country

A large search is underway this evening following reports that the body of a diver was seen lying on the sea bed off a beach in Brixham.

The police and coastguard rescue helicopter was deployed along with police divers. Breakwater car park has been closed.

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