Amanda Piper has your top stories this Friday - headlines from across the Meridian region. And will we end the working week on a weather high? Simon Parkin has today's forecast.
The headlines this Friday: Laid to Rest - Delia Hughes, the pensioner killed in her home last month, is being laid to rest today. Her funeral is taking place this lunchtime. Strike Continues - Brittany Ferries continues to cancel most of its sailings after the latest talks between the company and its French workers break down. Costly Words - A letter penned by Charles Dickens is sold at auction for £7,500. It's the most paid for a letter from the author.