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Rain, thunder and plunging temperatures as summer draws to a close

East Anglia A bright day with sunny spells but with some scattered showers, especially later in the day, locally heavy. Light south-westerly winds. Max temp 18-21C (64-70F). South West A bright day with sunny spells but with scattered showers, especially in the afternoon, some heavy with the risk of thunder. Gentle westerly winds. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F). Midlands A bright ...

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Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

As an example, Mr. Freedland pointed to the queen’s brief, witty appearance in a film for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, in which she greeted the actor Daniel Craig in his guise as James Bond and then appeared to parachute with him into Olympic Stadium (the first part was real; the parachuting was done by a stuntwoman.) ...

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Feeling down? It could be the ‘September blues’

Image caption Cal Strode, who has seasonal affective disorder, says “my mood was so uplifted” during the summer If returning to work or school in September and shorter, colder days seem like a gloomy prospect, you’re not alone. Autumn can worsen anxiety and depression, experts say, so why does it affect us and can we beat the blues? “Every year ...

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Manchester bomber’s brother faces trial in Libya

Image copyright Libyan Interior Ministry Image caption Libya’s interior ministry issued this photo of Hashem Abedi in May Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, will be tried in Libya over his suspected role in the attack, the BBC has been told. The 20-year-old was arrested in Libya shortly after the suicide attack in May that killed ...

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UK beauty queen hangs up crown when told to lose weight

SARAH CATHERALL Last updated 11:18, August 31 2017 Twitter Zoiey Smale was told she needed to lose weight to compete in an international beauty pageant. A size 10 beauty queen pulled out of an international beauty pageant after being told she needed to lose weight to stand a chance. Zoiey Smale, 28, from Nottinghamshire, was named Miss UK after winning the UK round ...

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Raising pulses: UK’s first commercial crop of lentils to go on sale in autumn | Business

The UK’s first commercial crops of lentils, grown on farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire are being harvested this week before going on sale in the autumn. Blazing the trail is Hodmedod, a Suffolk-based pioneer of British-grown pulses and grains founded five years ago, which has worked with UK farmers since 2015 on a series of trial crops ...

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Five foreign criminals a day are freed on to UK streets

Killer Hani Khalaf was free to live in the UK despite falsely claiming to be a Syrian refugee when he arrived in Kent hidden in a lorry Five foreign criminals a day are being freed on to Britain’s streets instead of being booted out of the country, figures reveal. Some 1,885 offenders – including sex attackers, killers, robbers and drug ...

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