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She made the announcement at a news conference earlier today.
Our sports correspondent, Katie Gornall, has
Her report contains some flash photography.
There was a time when promoter Frank Warren wasn't interested
in women's boxing, but Nicola Adams changed his mind.
This is a fighter used to breaking new ground.
Last year in Rio, she became the first Briton to
successfully defend an Olympic boxing title in nearly 100 years.
She is also the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion.
As an amateur, she told me she has nothing left to prove.
There are a lot of goals in the professional
ranks to achieve, becoming a world champion and European champion.
There are so many goals to achieve in the professional ranks.
Raising the game again, and just making,
hopefully trying to make, women's boxing on a par with the men's.
Adams is one of a number of Olympic champions to have turned
The Irish star Katie Taylor recently featured on the undercard of Anthony
It is hoped boxing could follow the lead
of mixed martial arts, where
female fighters regularly topped the bill.
This is a different time, a different era.
I think that the standard has improved, that's why I
actually want to get involved in it, because it is a better standard.
I think that for us, she will prove that.
Adams will have to wait until April to make her debut in
Manchester before a fight in her home city of Leeds in May.
So far, she has done everything asked of
Now it is time to see if she can live up to her billing once
A family's desperate search for their son.
Deakon Wilkins vanished after leaving a Bristol
How one of our BBC local radio stations rescued the career
Tomorrow I've got to do our press release for my triumphant return to
the BBC. They are putting me on BBC Radio Bristol for ten hours.
The Met Office is warning they will be dense and destructive fog
tomorrow. Details at the end of the programme.
The family of a 24-year-old from Weston-super-Mare who hasn't
been seen for nine days say they're desperate to know where he is.
Deakon Wilkins was last seen at Motion nightclub, where
His family haven't heard anything since.
Liz Beacon has sent us this update from the last place he was seen.
Tonight, police are continuing to trawl through the CCTV that they do
have, trying to piece together Deakon Wilkins' last movements.
What they do know is that he left this nightclub behind
last Saturday morning after a night out when he went out on Friday
His parents have heard nothing since that day and I met up with
them earlier on and for them, it's been a long nine days.
Every time we have some friends around, somebody hugs me.
I mean, we're trying to keep busy, doing the social media.
It's been four or five hours a day, just thanking everybody.
Every day is a long day. Just...
You will be here if the phone goes or a knock on the door,
Deakon's parents say Facebook has been vital in helping them
They've had a huge response and they are continuing to
sift through many of the messages that they've had.
There have been some sightings but sadly, they
So tomorrow, they will continue with their search.
They're meeting at 11 o'clock in Cabot Circus and they hope that
many members of the public will turn out to help them.
The Police Federation has given its backing to two
of its officers after a former race-relations champion was tasered
after being mistaken for a dangerous wanted man.
The federation, which represents rank-and-file officers,
says Ras Adunbi would not say who he was.
Mr Adunbi claims the attack was racist.
The matter's been referred to the Independent Police
The police have launched a murder investigation into the death
Her body was found in a house on Pilgrims Way last Thursday.
Police say they are linking the incident to a fatal accident
on Kewstoke Road which happened on the same day.
A 70-year-old man died at the scene after his car crashed into a tree.
The mother of a young man found dead on an island says she believes
Josh Clayton from Somerset disappeared on Tresco
in the Scilly Isles but there was never a criminal investigation.
Now the coroner has ordered the police to
Before I take my last breath, we will know
what happened to my boy. Without a shadow of the doubt,
we will find out and we will get justice for Josh.
The final resting place of Josh Clayton, aged 23.
But was his death just a terrible accident?
I believe it was done through third-party involvement.
His family have now spent the best part
of ?70,000 trying to get to the truth.
They're convinced the police got it wrong.
I've had a meeting with Devon and Cornwall Police, a senior officer
from Devon and Cornwall Police, who has assured me he will be
reviewing and hopefully, look for any gaps
that happened throughout the investigation.
It definitely wasn't an accident. Definitely.
When Isles of Scilly police found the body
of Josh Clayton 16 months ago, they did put it down
He'd been attending a private party on Tresco, where he'd been
His body was discovered ten days later.
But last week, an inquest into his death
was dramatically halted when the new evidence emerged.
This man, Leroy Thomas, told the hearing that he'd
witnessed Josh arguing with a group of men after leaving the party.
The coroner said the police needed to reinvestigate.
Which has given the family some hope.
Up until now, they'd been asking for a new force
As far as they were concerned, he was a drugged up drunk,
that had been washed out to sea, and didn't think of anything else.
The police force have issued a stored
statement, simply saying, "We were only made aware
of the new evidence at the inquest and our carrying
of the new evidence at the inquest and are carrying
The former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire police
has told us it is unusual for an inquest to be halted in this
way and says the Devon and Cornwall Police
will now need to look again at their investigation.
The Devon and Cornwall Police will now presumably have to go back,
first to the witness, who's added this new information
at quite a late stage and interview him again to see
whether he's got something different to say, formally in writing and how
that differs from his previous account and it seems to differ
materially from his previous account, so that's
Problem number two is there was a party and there
they've already interviewed those people once, they've now got to try
and retrace these people, maybe interview them again.
The family say they simply want the truth and they won't
Prince Harry has been in Wiltshire today to see how former members
of the armed forces are being helped with their mental health.
The Prince spent the afternoon at the Help for Heroes
It supports ex-service personnel and their families
with issues such as anxiety, stress and depression.
There is a risk at the moment that people get used to experiencing no
mood experiencing, stress and anxiety in thinking they don't need
the support of and it can raise awareness and say we can help you if
you can recognise those symptoms in yourself.
The Prince met just a few of the thousand people who have been
helped by what is known as the hidden-wounds service.
The ex-wife of the legendary entertainer Kenny Everett has been
speaking about how an offer of a job on BBC Radio Bristol
The DJ was hired by the station in 1971, shortly after his on-air
His editor and his producer Kate Adie told me about about
the risk they all took putting him back on air.
# the voice of radio 1. #
In the late 1960s, Kenny Everett was the master
Then in 1971 came the fall - he was sacked from Radio one.
He really was, because the BBC, it was his idea of heaven.
I think he'd liked to have been dead.
Without a job and his career seemingly over, he took an offer
from a young station manager at radio Bristol.
But it wasn't altogether popular with the senior
We had a young lady on our staff at Radio Bristol who was a toughie.
Somebody like Ken was a matter little, causing great joy
for the listeners and is not a little worry for the men in suits.
This career-kickstart on Radio Bristol led to other slots
And eventually, a return to superstardom.
hold everything! I'm still very proud of my contact
with Kenny Everett and I still love the clips that come upon the
television, the Little jingles you hear on radio. The Rod Stewart
sketch. All in the best possible taste!
And you can catch up on that on Inside Out West on the iplayer.
That it from us tonight. More news on the BBC website and your local
BBC Regis stations. We're back at breakfast tomorrow from 6:30am. Good
night. Ian has the forecast. The weather is not in the best possible
taste if you're heading out on the roads across the West Country, we've
got some decidedly foggy conditions already across some parts of the
region and by tomorrow morning, that could be quite plentiful, at least
in some areas. Once we clear fog out of the way, it will be otherwise day
with dry conditions, some bright spells, varying cloud. Met Office
warning came into force and is in force into tomorrow. Don't pass the
M5, south-west which, visibly -- visibility is down to about 50
metres. We could see those conditions repeated in parts of the
region as the night wears on so take it easy. Temperatures tonight down
to below freezing across many areas, freezing fog would be the net
result, we will find that through the course of tomorrow, some of that
will be slow to clear. In other areas, without fog or it's lifted, a
decent enough day with cloud, generally light breeze and remaining
dry and temperatures will vary, so where we stick will fog, up to about
six or seven Celsius. Wednesday, still the threat of some
For the weekend we will have dry weather with sunny spells and it
will be a little bit milder. Good evening. We are continuing to
see huge righty in the weather. Getting the detail right is proving
to be a challenge. This was in Pembrokeshire and other parts of the
UK were gloomy throughout the day. The fog is thickening up right now.
Particularly pool on the M5 in south-west England. Very foggy
across parts of the West Country. This fog is tending to spread its