Bank holiday 'sunshine'

The West Country is expecting the busiest August Bank Holiday for several years, with the prospect of sunny weather.

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Campsite CO warning: "It's better to be safe than sorry"

Jo Russell has a carbon monoxide alarm. Credit: ITV News West Country

Holidaymakers coming to the West Country this weekend are being warned to be carbon monoxide aware following the death of a young woman in North Devon last weekend.

At the Hidden Valley Camp site near Braunton staff make sure all visitors are aware of the correct way of using gas stoves and heaters.

Manager Richard Legg advises campers never to use gas appliances within tents.

Jo Russell, a holidaymaker from Bristol said:

"We've got our carbon monoxide alarm. There were a couple of deaths last year on camp sites so my dad suggested we got it. It's better to be safe than sorry."

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The bank holiday getaway begins

Expect jams on the M5 southbound for most of Friday and Saturday. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

The West Country is expecting the busiest August Bank Holiday for several years

Heavy traffic is likely to be on the roads as it's the first sunny summer since 2006.

Hotels, B&Bs and camp sites say their bookings are better than they have been for years.