The Princess Royal is in Staffordshire this morning to visit a sailing club for children with severe disabilities. HRH Princess Anne is opening a new £500,000 boathouse at Rudyard Sailability near Leek.
The state of the art facility, equipped with hoists to help club members get in and out of boats, will give children more independence.
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Rain will arrive in the southwest of the region early this evening, before spreading to other areas.
A largely dry night is expected in northern areas, patchy rain in south.