Live updates

  1. Ian Axton

Bradshaw calls for Corbyn to resign

Former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw has called for his leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

The Exeter MP issued a stinging attack in an interview with ITV News West Country's Ian Axton. Mr Bradshaw said Jeremy Corbyn was a decent man, but he has no confidence in his leadership.

"His lack of leadership in this campaign has been abysmal. He should shoulder his responsibility and step down. Any leader with any level of human intelligence would reflect on that."

– Ben Bradshaw MP


UKIP chairman defends party's controversial poster

Chairman of UKIP Steve Crowther has defended his party's controversial poster published last week showing a queue of migrants arriving at a Euro border.

Speaking at one of the last debates of the Referendum campaign Mr Crowther joined the founder of pub chain JD Wetherspoon Tim Martin in Exeter to put across their Brexit views.

They are debating against Musician and activist Billy Bragg and former cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw.

Those wishing to leave the UK are on the left, while those campaigning for a remain vote are on the right

When questioned on the controversial ad campaign, Mr Crowther stated the EU had not got a mechanism or ability to stop the flow of migrants - which was what the poster was showing.

But Molly Scott-Cato MEP, said posters like that were spreading fear, adding that it was necessary to separate EU migrants from genuine refugees that were pictured in the poster.

She added the UK was a country that helps refugees and does not turn its back.


Fears grow for missing 18 year-old girl

Elizabeth Breja Timar, 18 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Fears are growing for an eighteen year-old girl from Exeter who was last seen a week ago.

Elizabeth Breja Timar, who is Romanian, was last seen on the beach at Blackpool Sands with a man on Monday evening.

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned about her whereabouts and are appealing for witnesses.

Appeal for return of war medals taken from train travelling to Exeter

A man has made an emotional appeal for thieves to return his father’s war medals, after they were stolen from a train.

Keith Ridings was returning by train from his father's funeral (pictured above) when the medals went missing. Credit: British Transport Police

The 64-year-old was returning from his father’s funeral on the 11.17am train between Birmingham New Street and Exeter St Davids on 14 June.

He left his bag, which contained the medals, on the luggage rack but found it missing when he exited the train at Exeter.

The medals were won by the victim’s father (pictured) between 1945 and 1948.

I inherited these medals from my father’s estate only a couple of weeks ago.

When I discovered these medals were missing, I felt a complete sense of loss and disappointment.

It upsets me that someone is in possession of those medals, who has no idea what my father went through to earn them.

– Keith Ridings
Load more updates