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Exeter MP heckled by Katie Hopkins as he talks to junior doctors

MP Ben Bradshaw says he was shouted at by notorious reality TV star Katie Hopkins as he spoke to striking junior doctors.

The Labour MP for Exeter tweeted his 37,000 followers to tell them of the encounter with the controversial columnist, and received a number of replies in support.

Ben Bradshaw says he was heckled by Katie Hopkins while he was spoke to striking junior doctors Credit: Laura Lean/PA
Katie Hopkins is no stranger to hospitals after undergoing brain surgery Credit: Ian West/ PA

Katie is no stranger to hospitals in recent months. In February the Devon business woman underwent brain surgery to treat her epilepsy, which has "plagued" her since she was 19.

Surgeons removed part of her brain in an operation to prolong her life expectancy, and she underwent a further operation to remove an infected scalp bone in March.

As well as receiving support against Katie Hopkins, Mr Bradshaw was also praised by the doctors he supported.

Katie Hopkins, who is from Exeter, is yet to respond to the comments.

She has previously branded junior doctors 'greedy'.

Travellers arrive at Exeter hospital car park

Around 15 caravans have been placed at the Digby Park and Ride site. Credit: ITV West Country

A group of travellers have occupied part of a hospital car park in Exeter.

Around 15 caravans have been placed at the Digby Park and Ride site, which serves staff and visitors for the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Buses are running as normal, and extra spaces have been made available at a nearby Tescos.

Extra spaces are available at a nearby Tescos. Credit: ITV West Country

“We are working with Devon County Council and Devon and Cornwall Police to resolve this as quickly as possible. At this time, the Park and Ride busses are running as normal, so there should be minimal disruption to Park and Ride services. However we have put in place overflow car parking arrangements at Digby Tesco, Wonford Sports Centre and Lidl. RD&E staff are on site at the car park to support patients and visitors if required.

“Patients and visitors are advised to allow extra time to attend outpatient appointments due to an extra stop on the bus route and to consider using alternative transport options to come to the RD&E.

The Trust is very grateful to Tesco, Wonford Sports Centre, Lidl and Dartline for their assistance.

“We will continue to update the public as and when the situation changes.”

– Pete Adey, Operations Director at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Credit: ITV West Country


Devon radiologist helping Olympic athletes

A medical expert has taken leave from his day job at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to help Olympic athletes.

Consultant radiologist Dr David Silver uses imaging techniques to diagnose injuries at the Olympic Village in London.

The West Country Tonight's Cordelia Lynch spoke to Dr Silver to find out why he decided to use his annual leave to help out at the Olympics:

Man charged with manslaughter after death of nine-month-old baby

The nine-month-old died after being taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Credit: ITV Westcountry

A 24 year old man has been charged with manslaughter after the death of a nine-month old baby in Devon. The boy, who hasn't been named, lived in the village of Hemyock near Honiton. He died in June after being taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.