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Exeter students take part on Formula 1 competition

Behind every Formula 1 racing car driver is a team of highly-skilled engineers. And students in the south west are hoping their talents could be what the sport is looking for.

A team from the University of Exeter is taking part in a major competition this weekend - taking on teams from across the globe. Lauren Hall reports...

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Coles sacked as Grecians captain

Danny Coles has been sacked as Exeter City's captain. Credit: PA

Exeter City Football Club has sacked Captain Danny Coles after he reportedly posted abusive comments aimed at a 14-year-old fan on Twitter.

Coles was subject to a disciplinary hearing yesterday regarding the comments. The club has confirmed he has been removed from his position and placed on the transfer list.

He's also been fined two weeks wages and has written a letter of apology.

Exeter City's management released a statement saying they will not tolerate abuse of anyone, in whatever form, and would like to extend its apologies to all those offended by Danny Cole's behaviour.

New Bishop for Exeter Cathedral

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell becomes the city's 71st Bishop Credit: ITV News West Country

A new Bishop has been installed at Exeter Cathedral.

The Right Reverend Robert Atwell spent 10 years as a Benedictine Monk before serving as a priest.

He's the city's 71st Bishop.

A service was held at Exeter Cathedral to celebrate the new appointment.

A service took place at Exeter Cathedral to mark the event Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Event looking at flood prevention in Topsham today

Event looking at flood prevention in Topsham today Credit: @PatersonWillow

People whose homes have been affected by flooding in Topsham and Exeter are being invited to an event looking at flood prevention. It's being hosted by the Topsham Emergency Group later today and and is hoping to help residents plan for any possible storms like those earlier this year.

New leisure centre for Exeter

Exeter bus station will be the home of a new £20 million pound leisure complex that will include the city's new swimming pool.

Plans are underway to relocate the station to a new, more compact location at Belgrave road. It comes as the current bus station celebrates its 50th birthday next week, with a number of its employers working in the bus industry for decades.

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Leisure complex to be built at Exeter bus station

Leisure complex to be built at Exeter bus station Credit: ITV News West Country

Exeter bus station will be the home of a new £20 million pound leisure complex that will include the city's new swimming pool. Plans are underway to relocate the station to a new, more compact location at Belgrave Road.

It comes as the current bus station celebrates its 50th birthday next week.

Man remanded after stabbing incident in Exeter

An Exeter man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after an incident in the city on Saturday 28th June.

Steven Ritchie, aged 47, from Exeter appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court today where he was remanded in custody.

Police were alerted by ambulance crews that a man had been stabbed at a property in Salutary Mount, Exeter just before 5am. Officers attended and arrested a man at the scene.

The injured man, aged 58 and from Exeter, was taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital for treatment. He suffered stab wounds to his back. He has since been released from hospital.

Facial disfigurement exhibition in Devon

There's an exhibition of portraits in Devon which has several unusual purposes. It started as an academic research project, but it's also about awareness raising and changing attitudes.

It's also drawing praise for the quality of the artwork, and the bravery of the people portrayed. John Andrews reports on the exhibition about facial disfigurement.

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