Russia has dropped the piracy charges against the Greenpeace supporters being held in the country, and replaced it with the lesser charge of hooliganism.
Three of those being held are from Devon.
The news comes after the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, insisted the government is doing all it can to secure their release. His comments came after criticism in parliament today, Jeff Welsh reports.
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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