10,000 plastic ducks to race down River Tone

Ducks like these will be competing. Credit: PA

Some 10,000 plastic ducks will sail the River Tone in a race designed to support the work of a cancer charity. People in Somerset are now being invited to sponsor a plastic competitor in The Great Somerset Duck Race, in Taunton, in the hope of winning a prize.

The race takes place from 11am today (Saturday 30 March) and has been organised jointly by the Cancer Research UK committees of Bridgwater and Taunton.