US veteran long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is just a few miles away from becoming the first person to complete the 103-mile journey from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Ms Nyad's navigator, John Bartlett, said she was at "a distance not ever having been close to achieved by any other human being before."
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Tributes have beenb paid to Harry Potter and Outnumbered actor David Ryall who died on Christmas Day aged 79.
We are set to enjoy some sunshine after all that ice, snow and frost - albeit with temperatures still low.