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Jellyfish spotted on Devon coastline

This jellyfish was one of four washed up at Dawlish sea wall Credit: James Crook

Here's some evidence of the increasing numbers of jellyfish being washed up on our coastline.

This chap was spotted by one of our viewers James Crook at Dawlish sea wall on Sunday 14 June. He said it was one of four that had washed up on the beach looking very "fresh and alive".

Have you seen missing Gary Knight?

Gary Knight was last spotted in Dawlish Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police want the public's help in locating a 52-year old who's been missing for over twenty-four hours.

Gary Knight was last spotted leaving the Haldon Terrace area of Dawlish at around 11.30am yesterday (Sunday 12th April).

He's described as being stocky, wearing glasses and carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with further information should contact the Police.


Ed Miliband tells Ian Axton "I will pay the mansion tax"

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he will probably have to pay the new mansion tax.

His party wants to introduce it and use the proceeds to pay for more staff in the NHS.

Recent reports suggest that Mr Miliband's London home is worth £2.6 million.

When asked if could afford the mansion text he responded "I'm a relatively well paid person".

I haven't done the calculation but for houses between £2 - £3 million its £250 in addition to the council tax. I suspect I'll be in that bracket .

– Ed Miliband, Labour Leader

Miliband says he'll make the West Country rail service 'a priority'

Labour leader Ed Miliband told ITV News West Country that he will make investment in the regions transport infrastructure 'a priority'.

We recognise the priority in the South West has got to have in relation to rail. There are clearly big issues, not just because of what happened at Dawlish, but in terms of connectivity. I'm not coming here with a blank cheque - you wouldn't expect me to do so as we have to get the deficit down - but it is important to say we are going to make this a priority.

– Ed Miliband, Labour Leader

Miliband on reports an offshore company gave Labour thousands of pounds

It's claimed today that Labour accepted £20,000 from a company whose owner is registered in the British Virgin Islands - a so called offshore tax haven.

It comes after the Labour leader said the Tories were a party of "Mayfair hedge fund and Monaco tax avoiders".

During an interview with ITV News West Country Mr Miliband was asked if registering a company in the British Virgin Islands was tax avoidance or not.

I'm not going to comment on the details of a situation that I haven't seen the details of.

– Ed Miliband, Labour Leader


Report criticises response to Dawlish line damage

The trainline was washed away during storms last year Credit: ITV News West Country

It's exactly a year since part of the Dawlish train line was washed away, and a new report has criticised the response of some key organisations.

It says grants and compensation schemes were slow to appear and poorly advertised. There was praise though for Network Rail and the 'Open for Business' campaign.

Cameron responds to Dawlish train line concerns

David Cameron answered Anne Marie Morris' concerns over the maintenance of the railway Credit: ITV News

At Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron answered Anne Marie Morris' concerns over the maintenance of the Dawlish railway line:

We are working with the South West Peninsula Rail Task Force to bring together all the strategic and local transport schemes. I'm absolutely determined that the South-West of this country will have strong road, rail and air - these are absolutely vital to our long term plan.

– David Cameron

Calls to maintain Dawlish line a year after storm

The line was left badly damaged in February 2014 Credit: ITV News West Country

It's a year ago tonight since a huge storm washed away part of the railway line at Dawlish on the Devon coast.

The line was out of action for eight weeks, costing the region's economy over £100 million in lost business. Today Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, will ask the Prime Minister to ensure that route is maintained alongside other investment in the region.

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