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Former Cheltenham schoolboy takes abuse letter to PM

Roy Messenger delivers his message to number 10. Credit: ITV West Country

A man who says that he, and more than 100 other children, were abused at boarding schools in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire has taken his case to Downing Street.

Roy Messenger - who attended Dowdeswell Court near Cheltenham - wants an investigation into how much local councils and police knew about the allegations at the time, and what they did to stop abuse.


Picture of the Day: The sea at Crantock in Cornwall

The sea looking splendid at Crantock in Cornwall. Credit: Catherine Shipley

Catherine Shipley has photographed a beautiful seascape at Crantock Beach in Cornwall.

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Strong wind weather warning across the South West

Gusts of up to 70 mph are expected on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: MET Office

The MET Office have issued a weather warning for strong winds across the South West tomorrow.

Gusts of up to 70 mph are expected along exposed coasts and over higher ground like the moors. Elsewhere gusts of 50 mph are likely.

They'll peak on Wednesday afternoon and ease off during the night and into Thursday morning.

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