A Somerset woman who was once forced to use a wheelchair because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or ME, swims 26 miles from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.
Calls for help from people vehicles stuck in the mud off the Bristol Channel coast are up on last year, rescue charities said.
Work to turn a derelict hotel into a hostel for young and vulnerable people could begin by the end of the year, after the project receives a £1.1m boost.
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