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She made the announcement at a news conference earlier today.

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Our sports correspondent, Katie Gornall, has

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Her report contains some flash photography.

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There was a time when promoter Frank Warren wasn't interested

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in women's boxing, but Nicola Adams changed his mind.

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This is a fighter used to breaking new ground.

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Last year in Rio, she became the first Briton to

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successfully defend an Olympic boxing title in nearly 100 years.

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She is also the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion.

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As an amateur, she told me she has nothing left to prove.

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There are a lot of goals in the professional

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ranks to achieve, becoming a world champion and European champion.

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There are so many goals to achieve in the professional ranks.

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Raising the game again, and just making,

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hopefully trying to make, women's boxing on a par with the men's.

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Adams is one of a number of Olympic champions to have turned

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The Irish star Katie Taylor recently featured on the undercard of Anthony

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It is hoped boxing could follow the lead

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of mixed martial arts, where

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female fighters regularly topped the bill.

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This is a different time, a different era.

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I think that the standard has improved, that's why I

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actually want to get involved in it, because it is a better standard.

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I think that for us, she will prove that.

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Adams will have to wait until April to make her debut in

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Manchester before a fight in her home city of Leeds in May.

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So far, she has done everything asked of

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Now it is time to see if she can live up to her billing once

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A family's desperate search for their son.

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Deakon Wilkins vanished after leaving a Bristol

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How one of our BBC local radio stations rescued the career

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Tomorrow I've got to do our press release for my triumphant return to

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the BBC. They are putting me on BBC Radio Bristol for ten hours.

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The Met Office is warning they will be dense and destructive fog

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tomorrow. Details at the end of the programme.

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The family of a 24-year-old from Weston-super-Mare who hasn't

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been seen for nine days say they're desperate to know where he is.

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Deakon Wilkins was last seen at Motion nightclub, where

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His family haven't heard anything since.

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Liz Beacon has sent us this update from the last place he was seen.

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Tonight, police are continuing to trawl through the CCTV that they do

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have, trying to piece together Deakon Wilkins' last movements.

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What they do know is that he left this nightclub behind

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last Saturday morning after a night out when he went out on Friday

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His parents have heard nothing since that day and I met up with

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them earlier on and for them, it's been a long nine days.

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Every time we have some friends around, somebody hugs me.

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I mean, we're trying to keep busy, doing the social media.

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It's been four or five hours a day, just thanking everybody.

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Every day is a long day. Just...

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You will be here if the phone goes or a knock on the door,

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Deakon's parents say Facebook has been vital in helping them

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They've had a huge response and they are continuing to

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sift through many of the messages that they've had.

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There have been some sightings but sadly, they

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So tomorrow, they will continue with their search.

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They're meeting at 11 o'clock in Cabot Circus and they hope that

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many members of the public will turn out to help them.

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The Police Federation has given its backing to two

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of its officers after a former race-relations champion was tasered

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after being mistaken for a dangerous wanted man.

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The federation, which represents rank-and-file officers,

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says Ras Adunbi would not say who he was.

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Mr Adunbi claims the attack was racist.

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The matter's been referred to the Independent Police

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The police have launched a murder investigation into the death

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Her body was found in a house on Pilgrims Way last Thursday.

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Police say they are linking the incident to a fatal accident

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on Kewstoke Road which happened on the same day.

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A 70-year-old man died at the scene after his car crashed into a tree.

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The mother of a young man found dead on an island says she believes

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Josh Clayton from Somerset disappeared on Tresco

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in the Scilly Isles but there was never a criminal investigation.

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Now the coroner has ordered the police to

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Before I take my last breath, we will know

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what happened to my boy. Without a shadow of the doubt,

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we will find out and we will get justice for Josh.

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The final resting place of Josh Clayton, aged 23.

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But was his death just a terrible accident?

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I believe it was done through third-party involvement.

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His family have now spent the best part

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of ?70,000 trying to get to the truth.

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They're convinced the police got it wrong.

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I've had a meeting with Devon and Cornwall Police, a senior officer

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from Devon and Cornwall Police, who has assured me he will be

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reviewing and hopefully, look for any gaps

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that happened throughout the investigation.

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It definitely wasn't an accident. Definitely.

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When Isles of Scilly police found the body

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of Josh Clayton 16 months ago, they did put it down

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He'd been attending a private party on Tresco, where he'd been

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His body was discovered ten days later.

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But last week, an inquest into his death

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was dramatically halted when the new evidence emerged.

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This man, Leroy Thomas, told the hearing that he'd

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witnessed Josh arguing with a group of men after leaving the party.

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The coroner said the police needed to reinvestigate.

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Which has given the family some hope.

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Up until now, they'd been asking for a new force

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As far as they were concerned, he was a drugged up drunk,

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that had been washed out to sea, and didn't think of anything else.

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The police force have issued a stored

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statement, simply saying, "We were only made aware

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of the new evidence at the inquest and our carrying

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of the new evidence at the inquest and are carrying

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The former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire police

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has told us it is unusual for an inquest to be halted in this

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way and says the Devon and Cornwall Police

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will now need to look again at their investigation.

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The Devon and Cornwall Police will now presumably have to go back,

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first to the witness, who's added this new information

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at quite a late stage and interview him again to see

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whether he's got something different to say, formally in writing and how

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that differs from his previous account and it seems to differ

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materially from his previous account, so that's

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Problem number two is there was a party and there

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they've already interviewed those people once, they've now got to try

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and retrace these people, maybe interview them again.

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The family say they simply want the truth and they won't

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Prince Harry has been in Wiltshire today to see how former members

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of the armed forces are being helped with their mental health.

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The Prince spent the afternoon at the Help for Heroes

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It supports ex-service personnel and their families

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with issues such as anxiety, stress and depression.

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There is a risk at the moment that people get used to experiencing no

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mood experiencing, stress and anxiety in thinking they don't need

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the support of and it can raise awareness and say we can help you if

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you can recognise those symptoms in yourself.

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The Prince met just a few of the thousand people who have been

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helped by what is known as the hidden-wounds service.

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The ex-wife of the legendary entertainer Kenny Everett has been

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speaking about how an offer of a job on BBC Radio Bristol

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The DJ was hired by the station in 1971, shortly after his on-air

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His editor and his producer Kate Adie told me about about

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the risk they all took putting him back on air.

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# the voice of radio 1. #

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In the late 1960s, Kenny Everett was the master

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Then in 1971 came the fall - he was sacked from Radio one.

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He really was, because the BBC, it was his idea of heaven.

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I think he'd liked to have been dead.

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Without a job and his career seemingly over, he took an offer

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from a young station manager at radio Bristol.

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But it wasn't altogether popular with the senior

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We had a young lady on our staff at Radio Bristol who was a toughie.

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Somebody like Ken was a matter little, causing great joy

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for the listeners and is not a little worry for the men in suits.

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This career-kickstart on Radio Bristol led to other slots

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And eventually, a return to superstardom.

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hold everything! I'm still very proud of my contact

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with Kenny Everett and I still love the clips that come upon the

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television, the Little jingles you hear on radio. The Rod Stewart

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sketch. All in the best possible taste!

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And you can catch up on that on Inside Out West on the iplayer.

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That it from us tonight. More news on the BBC website and your local

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BBC Regis stations. We're back at breakfast tomorrow from 6:30am. Good

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night. Ian has the forecast. The weather is not in the best possible

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taste if you're heading out on the roads across the West Country, we've

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got some decidedly foggy conditions already across some parts of the

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region and by tomorrow morning, that could be quite plentiful, at least

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in some areas. Once we clear fog out of the way, it will be otherwise day

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with dry conditions, some bright spells, varying cloud. Met Office

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warning came into force and is in force into tomorrow. Don't pass the

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M5, south-west which, visibly -- visibility is down to about 50

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metres. We could see those conditions repeated in parts of the

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region as the night wears on so take it easy. Temperatures tonight down

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to below freezing across many areas, freezing fog would be the net

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result, we will find that through the course of tomorrow, some of that

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will be slow to clear. In other areas, without fog or it's lifted, a

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decent enough day with cloud, generally light breeze and remaining

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dry and temperatures will vary, so where we stick will fog, up to about

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six or seven Celsius. Wednesday, still the threat of some

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For the weekend we will have dry weather with sunny spells and it

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will be a little bit milder. Good evening. We are continuing to

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see huge righty in the weather. Getting the detail right is proving

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to be a challenge. This was in Pembrokeshire and other parts of the

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UK were gloomy throughout the day. The fog is thickening up right now.

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Particularly pool on the M5 in south-west England. Very foggy

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across parts of the West Country. This fog is tending to spread its

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way further

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