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Beating Blue Monday: Ellie Barker's tips for staying cheerful

Today is widely regarded as the most depressing day of the year, as the winter weather takes its toll on our moods, as well as the arrival of the Christmas Credit Card bills.

But don't let 'Blue Monday' get you down!

In Bristol there's a dedicated group of people whose mission is to spread happiness - Ellie Barker's been to meet them:


Tributes paid to 'loyal and devoted' police officer who died suddenly

PC Ray Byfield Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police have paid tribute to an officer who passed away unexpectedly following a medical episode.

50 year old Ray Byfield was off-duty when he died suddenly at his home on January 4.

PC Byfield joined Avon and Somerset police force in 2008 and later became a member of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

Ray was a loyal officer who displayed devotion to duty. He was held in high regard by his colleagues and the local communities he served.

He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and colleagues.

– Inspector Mark Waldron, Devon and Cornwall Police
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