Former England rugby player Matt Dawson has performed the official opening of the new children's unit at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.
Dawson won 77 caps for England and was part of the World Cup winning team in 2003.
He cut the ribbon at the children's unit this morning before touring the ward to speak to patients and give out goody bags.
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Cloud will break up into the afternoon allow the sun to come through. Breezier conditions but temperatures will be mild.
Cloud quickly breaking up allowing some sunshine through. A little bit breezier than it has been but temperatures will be mild.