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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A bright start with sunny spells for much of the day. Becoming cloudy with rain later.
Pollen levels are very high
Showers continuing to clear this evening for a mostly dry night with clear spells.