A strike at French ports which looked set to disrupt cross-Channel ferry services has been called off.
It will come as a relief to authorities as record numbers are expected to travel abroad for Easter weekend – and escape the UK’s freezing temperatures.
P&O Ferries had warned its passengers to expect long delays but at 2am a deal was struck following late-night talks.
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The RSPCA has outlined in detail its policy on the shooting of seals that attack salmon stocks "as an absolute last resort".
We started the week warm, wet and windy but it will end much cooler and brighter.
The RSPCA is being criticised over its new welfare standards which permit salmon farmers to kill seals that attack fish stocks.