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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Following criticism from MPs and campaigners, the work and pensions secretary said the helpline would be free by the end of the year.
Wednesday will be wet to start with and will remain overcast for much of the morning, perhaps with mist and hill fog for some.
Wednesday will start damp and cloudy, perhaps with mist and hill fog for some.