The owners of a cat from the West Country believe that their pet has the loudest purr in the world.
Mum and daughter Tracy and Alice Westwood from Torquay have now contacted the Guinness Book of Records, as Merlin makes a louder sound than a double decker bus.
Seth Conway went to meet him:
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Rain has pushed up from the south overnight and that will be with us for much of the day, with some heavy showers this afternoon.
Rain will be with us for much of the day with some heavy showers this afternoon. Winds will be much lighter than of late