A woman from the South has set off this morning to swim the English Channel after her friend died attempting the same feat.
Kathy Batts is taking on the challenge just weeks after her friend, Susan Taylor, collapsed and died as she swan the same route for charity.
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Tuesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region
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