A campaign has started to draw more people into our smaller retailers. It's called Small Business Saturday.
The South African flag flew at half mast in Plymouth as tributes are paid to Nelson Mandela.
The Health and Safety Executive is sticking by its decision to prosecute Exeter City Council over the death of Dorothy Stevens.
A gathering of remembrance is being held in Exeter tonight to celebrate the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The city had one of the first anti-apartheid organisations in Britain.
It held regular meetings in Bedford Street in the 1960s. At 7pm its past members and people who want to give thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela will meet again in what is now Bedford Square.
There's major disruption on First Great Western services between Exeter Central and Exmouth due to signalling problem. All lines are blocked, with delays and cancellations as a result. First Great Western say they have no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Flights into and out of Exeter and Newquay airports are subject to delay caused by problems at the national air traffic control centre in Hampshire. But the disruption is not as great as that being experienced at major terminals including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
At Exeter, a flight from Belfast due to land at 0820 is not expected until 1030. The Paris departure scheduled for 0845 is now not expected to leave until 1130. The service to Amsterdam which was due to take off at 1015 is now due to leave at 1105.
At Newquay, there are delays to services to and from Gatwick. But both Newquay and Exeter are advising passengers to check in as normal.
It's the Christmas Food Festival in Padstow tonight. The four day festival started in the village hall six years ago and has grown ever since. Over a hundred stalls are trading and celebrity chefs from across the country will be putting on demonstrations.
A Royal Marine said he is "devastated" at being handed a life sentence for murdering an injured Afghan insurgent.
Sergeant Alexander Blackman said he was "very sorry" for his actions, which were filmed on the headcam of a comrade during the patrol in "the most dangerous square mile in Afghanistan".
Speaking after Blackman was led away to begin his sentence in a civilian prison, his solicitor Issy Hogg thanked the public for the support they have shown to him and his wife.
"He has been dismissed with disgrace from the Royal Marines, with whom he has served proudly for 15 years," said, adding that Blackman intends to appeal.
A Royal Marine jailed for life for the murder of an Afghan insurgent was told by the judge sentencing him he had disgraced the name of the British armed forces and put troops' lives at risk by his actions.
Judge Jeff Blackett told Sergeant Alexander Blackman: "This was not an action taken in the heat of battle or immediately after you had been engaged in a firefight.
"Nor were you under any immediate threat - the video footage shows that you were in complete control of yourself, standing around for several minutes and not apparently worried that you might be at risk of attack by other insurgents.
"You treated that Afghan man with contempt and murdered him in cold blood. By doing so you have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan, and you have tarnished their reputation."