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Exeter City's transfer embargo lifted

Graham Cummins
Exeter City have signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City's transfer embargo has just been lifted after the club repaid a short-term loan.

City have been unable to sign and register any players this summer after the Professional Footballers' Association provided help with running costs.

But they've already moved fast and signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins who could play in tomorrow's Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle.

We’re pleased to report that the funds have been put in place and that both the PFA and Football League have confirmed that the embargo can now be lifted.

It won’t mean an influx of players to St James Park but it will mean the manager will be able to do a little bit of business.

It has been achieved and everyone at the club is delighted, and now we need to move on.

– Vice-chairman Julian Tagg

Exeter City's Chief Executive resigns

The football season gets underway tomorrow for all of our professional sides - and today we look at the hopes for Exeter City.

It's been a turbulent summer at St James Park. The club has run out of cash, and been banned from signing any new players.

Today the Chief Executive resigned - following other senior management out of the door - as the season begins in crisis.

Seth Conway reports:

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Man's body found at Exeter property

An area of Exeter has been cordoned off after a man was found dead at a property in Merrivale Road. Police have confirmed ambulance crews were called just after 7am. The man in his 20s, from Exeter was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not being treated as suspicious.

"There are a few enquires on-going at this time. We don't believe his death to be suspicious.

"The deceased male is a man in his 20s from the Exeter area."

– SPOKESPERSON, DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE

Two sisters race days after their father's funeral

It's always a very emotional and popular event and this year was no different - thousands of people took part in Exeter's Race for Life yesterday, including two young sisters whose story sums up the spirit of the day.

Chloe and Molly Dundes only went to their father's funeral last Friday and their mother is also battling cancer. Yesterday they joined thousands of others, all running for their own very special reasons.

Commonwealth medal hopes in the pool

Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite
Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite Credit: ITV West Country

Two West Country swimmers are hoping to win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight.

Plymouth's Ben Proud is the favourite to win gold in the men's 50metres butterfly having reached the final as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth's Ben Proud
Plymouth's Ben Proud Credit: John Walton/PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock is in contention for a medal in the men's 100metres backstroke.

Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke
Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

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