REVELLERS enjoyed hearing their favourite acts start V Festival on a sweltering high - as forecasters expect Britain to be hotter than Greece in the next few days.After the coldest August in 30 years, the remains of Hurricane Gert will grace the UK with a spell of warm air - but it will be "brief", according to the Met office.Before autumn arrives, Britain will enjoy a bout of scorching southerly air.Southern regions such as Lyme Regis, in Dorset, could see temperatures soaring to 28-29C with strong rays of sunshine, Weather Outlook reports.Temperatures will leap from 23C on Monday to 29C on Tuesday in the southern England, leaving Rhodes, Greece behind with temperatures around 27C.Monday could hit 26C or 27C and be the hottest day of the month, Met Office said.But summer will disappear again by Thursday - with the Bank Holiday weekend due spells of rain, average temperatures around 20C and gales in the North.Met Office forecaster Chris Page said: “The remnants of … [Read more...] about V Festival revellers bask in the sun as Britain prepares for a SCORCHING hot end to summer
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SUNSEEKERS flocked to the beach today as the warmer weather made a welcome return - after parts of the UK were battered by more than a month's worth of rainfall in just 24 hours.And the brighter conditions, following flooding and travel disruption yesterday, are expected to last until the start of next week. The Met Office said 58mm of rainfall was recorded at Painshill Reservoir in Surrey over just 12 hours - more than the county's August average monthly rainfall of 56.8mm.A yellow weather warning was in place for London and the South East until Wednesday night as rainfall caused localised flooding, disruption to travel and poor driving conditions.But the outlook changed significantly today when most of the country awoke to clear blue skies and an increase in temperatures.Seaside locations such as Lyme Regis in Dorset and Newquay in Cornwall, which hosts the Boardmasters Festival this weekend, were packed out as tourists and residents rushed to take advantage of the sunshine.A … [Read more...] about Sunny weather returns to the UK after more than a month’s worth of rain fell yesterday
A FORMER coastguard's cottage transformed into an idyllic coastal retreat with uninterrupted views of Britain's Jurassic Coast has gone on the market for offers over £500,000.Thanks to its former life as a base for 19th century coastguard officers, the house in the village of Langton Herring, Dorset, has an unrivalled waterfront position.The lucky buyer will have views of Chesil Beach to the south, Portland to the east and Lyme Bay to the west.The area played a significant role in the Second World War, when there was a string of pill boxes stretching the length of the Chesil as part of the defences to prevent troop landings on the beach. Number 1 Coastguard Cottages is an end of terrace house in a block of four.The house has 1,347 sq ft of accommodation with a kitchen, large reception room that has space for a living area and dining area, and a large conservatory on the ground floor.Upstairs the main bedroom has a dual aspect and stunning sea views while the second bedroom … [Read more...] about Ex coastguards’ base on market for £500k with stunning sea views over Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
A ONE million pound coastal holiday home that was broken in half by a landslip has been completely rebuilt with a clever design to prevent it falling victim to the natural disaster again.The Crow's Nest sits on a floating structural frame that will act as an adjustable raft is there is any movement in the future and places for mechanical jacks to be positioned so the house can be securely re-levelled.The ingenious concept was created by AR Design Studio, who worked closely with engineers to come up with a structure that couldn't be broken if the land shifts again.Owners Andrew and Katherine Vaughan brought the original chalet-style bungalow in Lyme Regis, Dorset in 2011 for £900,000 as a holiday home and were in the process of extending it when disaster struck in 2014.After months of bad weather, huge cracks started appearing in the ground as the world famous Jurassic coastline shifted.Despite being almost a third-of-a-mile inland, the house suffered serious damage. And as the … [Read more...] about Inside the £1million ‘floating’ home rebuilt as an adjustable raft after being split in half by massive landslip
THE UK has been to the polls for the first General Election since the EU referendum - and some of the results are still trickling through.Voting started at 7am and ended at 10pm on June 8 after an exhausting and very eventful 50-day campaign. Here's the timetable for result declarations...Exit polls, which are surveys of people leaving the voting stations, give an indication of who might win soon after 10pm.Ipsos MORI published its exit poll for Sky News the moment polling stations close their doors to the public.The Conservatives were projected to end the night with 314 seats – down from the 331 David Cameron won in 2015 – while Labour is set to go up to 266.Seats began announcing their results on the evening of June 8, with the last ones coming through at 12pm on June 9. General Election 2017 LIVE – get the latest news, results and reaction HERE Officially, 326 seats are needed for an overall majority in the House of Commons.Obtaining an overall … [Read more...] about Election 2017 results live – what time will each constituency announce their results and who’s still to declare?
AN overwhelming number of MPs last night backed Theresa May’s bid to begin Brexit in three months time.The PM’s pledge to deliver on June’s landmark referendum verdict was backed by a massive majority of 372.The showdown vote - called by Mrs May to call pro-EU MPs bluff - was seen as the first crucial test of the House of Commons’ support for Britain’s EU departure, after MPs campaigned against by a ratio of two to one.Despite the Premier’s comfortable victory, 89 MPs still voted against Brexit and her timetable to begin it by March 31, 2017.And 60 more abstained, including 56 Labour MPs - leaving Brexiteer Tories to accuse them of “sabotaging democracy”.The 89 Brexit rebel MPs were 51 from the SNP, 23 Labour, five Lib Dems, three SDLP, three Plaid Cymru, two Independents, one Green – plus one Tory, ex-Cabinet minister and Ken Clarke.MPs then voted 448-75 to accept the Labour motion.Here's how they all voted... For: … [Read more...] about How did my MP vote in the Parliament motion on Article 50 and Brexit?
AN amateur paleontologist who discovered a 200 million year old fossil accidentally smashed it to pieces when excavating it - and has spent TWO YEARS gluing it back together.Jonathan Bow, 36, found the 200-million-year-old plesiosaur fossil on a beach stroll near Cardiff in November 2014 - the largest fossil ever found in Wales.The nine-square-foot discovery was far too heavy for him to move, so instead he tried to chisel the fossil free from the surrounding rock.In the process, he broke it into 200 pieces.He then spent the next two years painstakingly gluing it back together with tubes of super glue and replacing missing bones before revealing his find.It is now the most 'complete' fossil of a plesiosaur, more commonly known as the Loch Ness Monster, ever found in Wales.Jonathan, a computer programmer from Porthcawl, Wales, said: "Bad weather earlier in the week had shifted around a vast amount of pebbles and exposed new rocks to investigate."The fossil was sitting in a thin band of … [Read more...] about Amateur dinosaur hunter who discovered 200million year old ‘Loch Ness Monster’ fossil accidentally smashed it to hundreds of pieces and spent TWO YEARS gluing it back together
DISGUSTED Brits have hit out at Tesco after tucking into their Christmas turkeys to discover they were bright green.Shoppers forked out as much as £30 for the frozen birds, but when they went to carve the meat they found it had a weird tinge to it.They posted photos of their ruined Christmas dinners on social media after being forced to go hungry.Mum-of-four Rachael James, 33, picked up a frozen turkey from her local Tesco store in Whitchurch, Shropshire, and was mortified to find green flesh when carving it on Christmas Day.She said: "It was our Christmas lunch with our four young children and grandparents watching me carve."When I got it out of the packaging it seemed to be okay but once I had cooked it and started to carve it in front of everyone I noticed that there was something wrong with the centre of the turkey."It put everyone off their meal and ruined the meal, none of us felt like we could eat any of the turkey and ended up having the whole meal with no turkey."It … [Read more...] about Tesco customers furious after discovering their Christmas Day turkey was GREEN in the middle