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Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

Written By andika jamanta on Kamis, 16 April 2015 | 18.25

Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

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A man is to appear in court after remains believed to be those of a missing Irish student were found on a farm.

The discovery was made close to Milngavie, north of Glasgow, by officers searching for 24-year-old Karen Buckley.

Formal identification of the remains has not taken place. Ms Buckley's relatives have been informed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and police said they were "following a definite line of enquiry". He is due in court on Friday.

Ms Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning after a night out in Glasgow.

The student, from Cork, vanished after spending the night with friends at the city's Sanctuary nightclub.

She told them at around 1am she was going to the toilet but failed to return and left her jacket behind.

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    The search for the missing student shifted to the area around High Craigton Farm, to the north of the city, on Wednesday

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Fire service vehicles were later seen heading to the farm. Hours later police revealed that remains had been found

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Ms Buckley spent Saturday night with friends at Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub but disappeared around 1am

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Police earlier searched near the flat in Dorchester Avenue where the student spent several hours on Sunday before apparently leaving around 4am

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Karen Buckley: Remains Found As Man Held

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A man is to appear in court after remains believed to be those of a missing Irish student were found on a farm.

The discovery was made close to Milngavie, north of Glasgow, by officers searching for 24-year-old Karen Buckley.

Formal identification of the remains has not taken place. Ms Buckley's relatives have been informed.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and police said they were "following a definite line of enquiry". He is due in court on Friday.

Ms Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning after a night out in Glasgow.

The student, from Cork, vanished after spending the night with friends at the city's Sanctuary nightclub.

She told them at around 1am she was going to the toilet but failed to return and left her jacket behind.

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  1. Gallery: Police Search Discover Remains In Search For Missing Student

    The search for the missing student shifted to the area around High Craigton Farm, to the north of the city, on Wednesday

The road to the farm was closed off

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Fire service vehicles were later seen heading to the farm. Hours later police revealed that remains had been found

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Ms Buckley spent Saturday night with friends at Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub but disappeared around 1am

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Police earlier searched near the flat in Dorchester Avenue where the student spent several hours on Sunday before apparently leaving around 4am

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DJ Neil Fox Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Offences

DJ Neil Fox has pleaded not guilty to nine sex offences against six alleged victims, including three who were under 16 at the time.

The 53-year-old, from Fulham in west London, was in Westminster Magistrates' Court to face seven counts of indecent assault, and two sexual assault charges.

After the charges were announced on 23 March, Mr Fox's lawyer said he "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him".

The offences relating to the three juveniles were alleged to have taken place between 1991 and 1996 - one of them at the Chessington World of Adventures theme park.

The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014, and one woman claims she was repeatedly assaulted at Capital Radio's Leicester Square studios.

Mr Fox was suspended from his job at Magic FM while police investigated the allegations, made by six women between the ages of 14 and 36.

He was first arrested last September, then again in December and again in March.

Scotland Yard said its investigation was not part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry into Jimmy Savile and others.

Mr Fox rose to fame presenting the chart show on Capital Radio, before appearing as a judge on Pop Idol between 2001 and 2003 alongside Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Nicki Chapman.


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Preacher Murder Police Make Terror Arrests

By Richard Suchet, Sky News Reporter

Police investigating the murder of Syrian-born preacher Abdul Hadi Arwani have arrested two people on suspicion of terror offences.

A 53-year-old woman was detained in Brent on Wednesday, and a 61-year-old man, already being held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the imam, was re-arrested over terror offences.

The arrests came as an inquest was opened into the death of Mr Arwani, whose body was found in a car with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was discovered slumped behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Passat on 7 April.

Mr Arwani had been the imam at the An-Noor Cultural and Community Centre in Acton, west London, from 2005 to 2011 - and he was an outspoken critic of Syrian president Bashar al Assad.

Opening the inquest at North London Coroner's Court, Coroner Andrew Walker offered his condolences to Mr Arwani's son, who was present for the short hearing.

It was confirmed that on the day he died, Mr Arwani - who also had a building company - had "agreed to meet up with a male at a pre-arranged location" where he was fatally wounded.

A post-mortem examination confirmed cause of death as "multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen" - and the inquest has now been adjourned until 30 October.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of Mr Arwani.

Leslie Cooper will stand trial on 12 October, 2015.

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Lib Dems: We'll Protect No 10 From 'Extremes'

Written By andika jamanta on Rabu, 15 April 2015 | 18.25

Nick Clegg has warned against a coalition that would see Nigel Farage or Alex Salmond walk through the doors of Number 10 as he launched his party's manifesto.

The Liberal Democrat leader said that come 8 May either David Cameron or Ed Miliband would be prime minister but they would not win a majority government and would not hold the "balance of power".

He said it could be Mr Farage, it could be the SNP's Mr Salmond or it could be him and the Liberal Democrats who would provide "an insurance policy against a government lurching off to the extremes".

Mr Clegg said only his party could "add a heart to the Conservatives, and a brain to Labour" and only the Lib Dems could help guarantee the right path between the excessive cuts of the Tories and the excessive borrowing of Mr Miliband's party.

The Lib Dem leader said his party would bring "prosperity for all".

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He warned voters that a Miliband/Salmond coalition would lead to "reckless borrowing" and urged them to keep Mr Salmond out of Westminster by voting in the Lib Dem candidate in Gordon.

And he said: "Imagine for a moment… what will become of our wonderful country in the next five years if Farage gets in."

The Liberal Democrats are expected to win between 20 and 40 seats at the General Election and could again play the role of kingmaker as neither Labour nor the Tories are expected to win a majority.

Unveiling his party manifesto at a trendy art space in Battersea, Mr Clegg set out five deal-breakers for any future coalition cautioning against a lurch to the Left or the Right.

He attempted to persuade voters he could be trusted after the U-turn on tuition fees, which cost the party so much support in the early days of the coalition.

The five pledges on the front of the 160-page manifesto are:

:: Ringfence the education budget from age 2-19

:: Additional £8bn a year funding for NHS by 2020

:: Eliminate deficit by 2017-18

:: Raise the income tax personal allowance to £12,500

:: Green laws including decarbonisation target for electricity

Three of them  on the NHS, the deficit and income tax - match promises made in the Conservative manifesto.

Mr Clegg is hoping to persuade voters that his party can be the "proven rock of stability, continuity and conscience".

The Lib Dem leader is keen that people should remember the things the Lib Dems delivered in power - and not the things they could not.

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This includes lifting thousands out of income tax by increasing the personal allowance, a policy the Conservatives have claimed credit for and put at the centre of their 2015 manifesto.

Despite largely being viewed as the scapegoats for unpopular decisions, Mr Clegg, whose manifesto launch was marred by a technical glitch that saw him fall off air during the question session, said that every day in coalition had been worth it because they had helped to make Britain better.

And, like Mr Cameron, he implored voters to be allowed to finish the job.

The Liberal Democrat launch comes on the same day as UKIP's - the other party looking to appeal to the Conservatives in the event of coalition building.


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Nigel Farage: 'We Want Our Country Back'

Nigel Farage has said his is the only party in the General Election with a "credible plan for immigration".

Launching UKIP's Believe In Britain manifesto at a hotel in Thurrock, Essex, the party leader said the only way Britain could regain control of its borders was by leaving the EU.

He said: "We want our country back and then and only then can we actually control our borders."

The party is also promising to reduce net immigration to 50,000 and introduce an Australian-style immigration system, which will see fewer unskilled people entering the country. 

He said the reduction would ease pressure on vital services, including schools and doctors' surgeries and added that Britain had to build a new home every seven minutes to cope with the number of people coming to the country.

The UKIP leader also offered a £18bn tax giveaway - saying it was all paid for. Like the Tories, he promised people on the minimum wage should not pay income tax, saying he wanted a  "low tax economy", and said the 40p rate should be reduced to 30p. 

And he attempted to put the Tories under pressure with a pledge to "substantially" increase defence spending.

UKIP is committed to spending 2% of GDP on the Armed Forces, a move seen as an effort to bolster his party's faltering campaign and prevent the drift back to the Conservatives.

The measures will likely be seen as a clear statement of intent to the Tories over what UKIP will demand if it is to help David Cameron to another five years in power.

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Mr Farage also said UKIP would push for guaranteed civilian jobs for soldiers after 12 years of service and there would be no income tax for those abroad on active service. They would also build a military hospital.

He denied "putting out feelers" for discussions on a coalition with the Tories ahead of 7 May and when asked if removing Mr Cameron would be key to any deal he said: "If I was a Conservative I'd want to get rid of David Cameron."

In an attempt to persuade voters UKIP is a serious proposition, the spending pledges in the party manifesto have been verified by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

The key red line for any Conservative coalition for Mr Farage's party is a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

UKIP insists there should be one "as soon as possible", however, Mr Cameron has promised a vote only by the end of 2017.

The UKIP leader said the party was "fully committed to the founding principles of the NHS" and promised an additional £3bn of funding per year.

Mr Farage dismissed his party's 2010 manifesto as "486 pages of drivel" and admitted he had not read it before it was published.

However, he said he had "read, absorbed and understood" the 2015 version.

Measures contained in the manifesto include:

:: Scrap HS2 high-speed rail project

:: Leave the European Union

:: Review the Barnett Formula, which decides funding for Scotland

:: Spend more than 2% of GDP on defence by 2020

:: £12bn extra funding for the NHS over five years

:: Abolish inheritance tax

:: 30p income tax rate for higher earners

:: No benefits for migrants for five years

:: Scrap the so-called "bedroom tax"

Mr Farage spoke briefly at the manifesto launch before handing over to Deputy Party Chairman Suzanne Evans, who wrote the manifesto and proceeded to detail the policies contained in it.

UKIP has been criticised for being a spent force, after it surge in the local and European elections last year when Mr Farage said the party could hold the "balance of power" at the General Election.

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However, UKIP could still influence who gets the keys to Number 10 – they have ruled out a coalition with Labour.

The party launched its manifesto an hour after the Lib Dems, also potential kingmakers.

Mr Clegg laid out his red lines with five pledges on the front of his manifesto – three of which are in line with promises made by the Conservatives in their manifesto.

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Karen Buckley: Police Search Park And Flats

Karen Buckley: Police Search Park And Flats

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Police searching for Glasgow student Karen Buckley are scouring the area around a flat where she spent the night and a park where her handbag has been found.

Dozens of officers have been deployed to Dawsholm Park following the find - and a helicopter is aiding the search.

The 24-year-old went missing in the early hours of Sunday after leaving the flat of a man named Alexander Pacteau, who she met on a night out and who is not a suspect.

Communal areas outside his flat in Dorchester Avenue have been taped off while officers look for clues.

The man told officers she had left at 4am but the Irish student has not been seen since.

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    The handbag of missing student Karen Buckley has been found in a Glasgow park

Officers have been searching through undergrowth in Dawsholm Park for clues

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A police helicopter has been deployed to aid the search

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The scale of the search is seen with numerous police officers involved

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Karen Buckley: Police Search Park And Flats

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Police searching for Glasgow student Karen Buckley are scouring the area around a flat where she spent the night and a park where her handbag has been found.

Dozens of officers have been deployed to Dawsholm Park following the find - and a helicopter is aiding the search.

The 24-year-old went missing in the early hours of Sunday after leaving the flat of a man named Alexander Pacteau, who she met on a night out and who is not a suspect.

Communal areas outside his flat in Dorchester Avenue have been taped off while officers look for clues.

The man told officers she had left at 4am but the Irish student has not been seen since.

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    The handbag of missing student Karen Buckley has been found in a Glasgow park

Officers have been searching through undergrowth in Dawsholm Park for clues

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A police helicopter has been deployed to aid the search

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The scale of the search is seen with numerous police officers involved

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Right To Buy: What Is It And How Does It Work?

Written By andika jamanta on Selasa, 14 April 2015 | 18.25

David Cameron has announced a future Tory government would give 1.3 million housing association tenants the chance to buy their homes.

:: So what is Right to Buy?

The existing scheme allows council tenants to buy their home at a discount of up to 70% - a maximum of £102,700 in London and £77,000 across the rest of of the country.

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The Conservatives have made extending this to 1.3 million housing association tenants a centrepiece of their manifesto for the May election.

:: This all seems familiar?

It is indeed. The scheme was trailblazed by Margaret Thatcher on coming to power in 1979 with the Tories hailing it "the biggest step towards a home-owning democracy ever taken" in their 1983 manifesto.

And in extending the scheme to housing tenants, David Cameron is hoping to recapture that aspirational spirit in the face of criticism of the negative tone of the Tory campaign to date.

Unveiling the plan, the PM echoed the words of the Thatcher-era by talking of "building a property-owning democracy for generations".

:: So that's the background, how will it work?

It will be funded by requiring councils to sell off the most expensive properties when they become empty, and replacing them with more affordable social homes.

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Around 15,000 houses and flats are expected to become available in this way each year, but the Conservatives stress no one will be forced out of their home.

It has been claimed the sales would raise an estimated £4.5bn which could then be used to build between 80,000 to 170,000 new properties a year.

:: Do I hear a "but" coming here?

You do indeed. The move, unsurprisingly, is not without its critics and has been branded "deeply unfair" by housing associations.

The National Housing Federation warns it would mean using £5.8bn of taxpayers' cash to "gift" up to £100,000 to people already living in good secure homes, on some of the country's cheapest rents.

Meanwhile, the group argues it would do nothing to help the millions in private rented properties desperate to buy, or those forced to live at home with their parents because they cannot afford to rent or buy.

It points out the £5.8bn would be enough to finance 300,000 new shared ownership homes "open to everyone, not just the lucky few".

Political opponents have also waded in with Labour dismissing it as "yet another uncosted, unfunded and unbelievable announcement".

And the Tories' Lib Dem coalition partners claim the scheme would would result in longer waiting lists for homes and fewer social houses.

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Greens Vow To Roll Back NHS Privatisation

The Green Party has pledged to end privatisation in the NHS and re-nationalise the railways in its manifesto.

The party also vowed to ban fracking, stop airport expansion and halt major road schemes, while promising cash for energy efficiency measures and flood defences.

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Party leader Natalie Bennett told activists at the heart of the manifesto was "a vision for a fair economy".

She said: "That fair economy demands the end to austerity.

"It demands we restore and enhance the essential public services we all but particularly the most vulnerable."

"That fair economy is paid for by the rebalancing that we so desperately need, to see multinational companies and rich individuals paying their fair share in taxes as they are simply not paying now."

And a fair economy meant every worker should be paid a living wage.

"It is really not a radical statement to say that if you work full time you should earn enough money to live on," she said.

"And yet we are the only UK party who is saying the minimum wage should immediately be lifted to a living wage and should reach £10 an hour by 2020."

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Ms Bennett also underlined the party's commitment to safeguarding the NHS, and pledged to remove all private operators from the service.

She said: "Behind that is an understanding of what privatisation has really meant for so many of our public services.

"It's meant the cutting of the pay and conditions of workers, it's meant the cutting of the quality of services and it has meant the shovelling of public money into private hands."

Also speaking at the manifesto launch was Caroline Lucas, the party's former leader and the only Green MP in the last parliament, who argued tackling climate change was not "some luxury that is only possible when there are good economic times".

The environment was not something that could be ditched during tough times "like that extra cappuccino on the way to work".

Green Party plans for a free nationwide retro-fit insulation programme would tackle both the "scandal of cold homes" while creating more than 100,000 jobs, she said.

Ms Lucas told the audience the money was there but it came down to political choice.

"It's nonsense to say we can waste billions on new roads or on HS2 but we can't afford to keep people warm in their own homes," she said.

For every £1 spent on energy efficiency measures, £1.27 was returned to the economy, and Ms Lucas insisted it was the only way of reducing energy bills while also helping the environment.

The prospect of a hung parliament and a minority Labour government opened the way for the Greens to realise its manifesto goals.

She said: "That would give us a real opportunity to push Labour on the policies we know the public wants and which are at the heart of our manifesto - whether that's scrapping nuclear weapons or reversing the privatisation in our NHS, whether that's returning local schools to local control or bringing rail back into public ownership."

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Cameron Launches Manifesto For 'Working People'

David Cameron has claimed the Conservatives are the "party of the working people", with pledges on homeownership, £5,000 of free childcare and an income tax-free minimum wage.

As he launched the Tory manifesto, Mr Cameron repeatedly made offers to voters who worked hard and wanted to get on the "good life".

The manifesto set out measures for families from cradle to grave - identifying measures to help people over six stages of their lives.

Mr Cameron opened his speech by saying: "At the heart of this manifesto is a simple proposition. We are the party of working people, offering you security at every stage of your life."

He promised 30 hours of childcare for three and four-year-olds - five hours more than promised in Labour's manifesto yesterday - to help working parents.

He said if the party is returned to power, it will give 1.3m families the chance to buy their housing association home at least a 20% discount.

Speaking at a university technical college in Swindon, Mr Cameron laid out his vision for a "property-owning democracy" echoing the phrases used in Margaret Thatcher's 1983 manifesto.

And he said the Conservatives would introduce a tax-free minimum wage, linking the minimum wage to the income tax personal allowance so the lowest paid would never have to pay tax.

He urged voters not to "waste the last five years" and let "Labour drag us back" to the past, and asked to be allowed to "finish the job".

Mr Cameron promised: "This buccaneering, world-beating, can-do country - we can do it all over again."

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Among other measures included in the manifesto, which has the phrase "strong leadership, a clear economic plan, a better more secure future" on the cover, are:

:: Raising the personal allowance for tax to £12,500

:: Increasing the starting salary for the 40p rate to £50,000

:: No increase in income tax, VAT, National Insurance

:: Raising the inheritance tax threshold for family homes to £1m

:: Seven-day access to GP service

:: An annual £8bn boost for NHS funding

:: Repeal the Hunting Act

:: Increase state pension by at least 2.5% with a triple lock

:: 200,000 starter homes built

:: Committed to four-boat Trident nuclear deterrent

Mr Cameron's repeated pledges on a "good life" available to people in the UK prompted a question on whether the Prime Minister saw himself as the impoverished Tom and Barbara characters from the BBC sit com, played by Felicity Kendal and Richard Briers or the rich Margot and Jerry characters played by Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

To fund Right-to-Buy, the Conservatives would force councils to sell their most expensive properties when vacant – estimated to raise £4.5bn a year – and replace the properties sold.

However, the Housing Federation claims the cost to the taxpayer would be £5.8bn and 40 years of failure on house-building means the UK still doesn't have the homes needed.

Since Baroness Thatcher introduced Right-to-Buy in 1980 1.88m council properties have been sold – only 345,000 new social housing properties have been built.

As well as extending Right-to-Buy at a discount to housing association tenants, the party will promise a £1bn fund for building 400,000 new properties on brownfield sites.

Mr Cameron's claim that the Conservatives are the party for workers comes after Labour said it wanted to be seen as the fiscally responsible option for government.

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Conservative activists gathered for the manifesto launch were shown a video called The Note, which focused on the missive left for the coalition by the outgoing Labour Treasury Minister Liam Byrne. It said: "There is no money."

Labour has claimed the Conservatives have failed to explain properly how the measures will be funded.

The Tories say some £1.4bn a year of the funding will come from reducing the tax relief on pensions for those earning more than £150,000. Mr Cameron said their track record showed they could deliver on their pledges.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the Conservatives were "trying to fund Right-to-Buy on a bounced cheque".

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Hotter Than Spain! UK Set For Deckchair Weather

Written By andika jamanta on Senin, 13 April 2015 | 18.25

Britain is set to enjoy the hottest weather of the year so far this week - with expected highs of up to 26C making it hotter than parts of Spain.

The highs are likely to be 10C above average for the time of year.

And the good news is set to keep coming for sun seekers.

The Met Office has confirmed that hotter-than-average temperatures are more than twice as likely than below-average conditions until June.

The unusual highs come after snow was recorded in parts of the Pennines on Sunday.

Sky weather presenter Isobel lang said: "We will be wearing shorts and sunscreen this week, with temperatures set to reach around 23C on Tuesday across the South East and perhaps 25C or 26C on Wednesday.

"The warm and strong sunshine will mainly affect England and Wales, with the Midlands, East Anglia and southern England recording the highest temperatures.

"However a front will continue to affect the North West, bringing persistent rain and cooler conditions to much of Scotland and at times Northern Ireland and Cumbria."

Wednesday is likely to be the warmest day of the year so far for much of Britain, with the mercury reaching up to 26C in London and the South East - higher than Alicante (22C) and Madrid (18C).

The same front affecting the North will bring some showers and cooler temperatures to the South later in the week, with drier, warmer weather replacing the gloom elsewhere.

Lang said: "The outlook is for plenty more fine weather although the South may see some patchy rain for a time over the weekend.

"Into next week, high pressure should bring more warmth and sunshine but it may not last all week long with signs of more unsettled conditions spreading in from the West."


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