A windy and wet start to the day with heavy rain and strong gusts, particularly along the coast. It looks likely to brighten up a little around lunchtime but heavy showers are still possible throughout the afternoon, with winds gusting to 34 miles an hour.Temperatures will be around 12 - 11 degrees, feeling more like eight or nine degrees in the wind.The rain should die out toward early evening leaving a cloudy night. It will be rather cloudy on Thursday, with showers becoming heavy and possibly thundery during the afternoon. Drier and brighter later on Thursday, with fewer showers and some spells of sunshine.See also: Watch our Jack in the Green videoSee also: Thief stole St Michael’s Hospice charity box Your Bank Holiday weather for Sussex … [Read more...] about Wet and windy start to day in Hastings and Rother
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Thousands of junior doctors have just walked off the job, kicking off an unprecedented five-day strike. It is their fifth strike this year. David Munro from the Registered Doctors' Association says it's tough, but necessary. "We want to show them we mean business in protecting our multi-employer collective agreement. If that's going to take a five-day strike, then that's what we have to do." Thousands of workers are taking part in the workforce's fifth strike this year, over proposed changes to their employment contract. They say new rosters will leave them even more exhausted and overworked than they already are, and want existing conditions and provisions within their contracts protected. Munro says members are at their wits' end with health bosses. "We've had strong ballots all the way through on a high turnout. It's very disappointing for the doctors - they didn't become doctors to go on strike. They became doctors to look after people and make the world a better place." More than … [Read more...] about Junior doctors start five-day strike
With direct flights from Cork to Malta launching next month, Suzanne Harrington visits the breathtaking island. Brainstorm Malta and what comes up – falcons, crosses, knights, chocolates at the cinema? Me too – until I went there. Let me just start by saying that anyone who visits Malta and remains entirely on a sunlounger should have their passport revoked. Or if, like me, you think it’s a bit of an old folks home, a Mediterranean Madeira, then think again. If you want just sun, go to the Canary Islands, or if you want to party, go to Ibiza; but if you want to explore living history within a UNESCO World Heritage site, then go to Malta. Not the touristy bit around St Paul’s Bay, but Valletta, the Three Cities, Mdina and Rabat. And not on those gargantuan cruise ships that spit out 5,000 people for a few hours – spend some time properly exploring. You’ll need comfy shoes and coffee stops, but it will blow your mind. LOCATION, LOCATION... Malta is … [Read more...] about The lost world: Why breathtaking Malta should be your next holiday stop
If you find yourself wandering the supermarket aisle wondering what clean-eating regime you should subscribe to on a specific day, you're not alone. Despite instant access to medical journals and nutritional know-how, it's never been more difficult to decide what we should include on our plates. In fact, you only have to open a magazine, scroll through your Instagram feed or flick on the TV to see another 'expert' extolling the virtues of a new wonder diet, which is where the Hybrid Diet comes into play. Encouraging us to challenge our own nutritional knowledge, nutritionist Patrick Holford, co-author of a radical new book The Hybrid Diet, explains: "Obesity is wide spread. Seven hundred people a day develop diabetes. Yet confusion reigns about what we should eat. Fat or carbs? Vegan or meat? Or is it just about calories? What if you could have the best of all worlds, enjoying fatty food and not having to shun all carbs or count calories?" We know that obesity is a major cause of … [Read more...] about Can the Hybrid Diet rev up your metabolism?
Now known for radical timekeepers made in collaboration with the experimental brand Maximilian Büsser & Friends, veteran clockmaker L'Epée 1839 enters its 180th year with a dream objet d'art to satisfy both the motoring enthusiast and the horophile. For this watch-loving scribe, who was once a model-car collector and is still in touch with his inner 14-year-old, the Time Fast D8 is a heart-stopper. You just want to clear your desk, nightstand or mantelpiece to give it pride of place. Created by designer Georg Foster in collaboration with the revered ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne) and L'Epée, this fully functioning mechanical clock recalls the Grand Prix cars of the 1950s. One can imagine... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Start your engines: as L’Epée enters its 180th year, its new clock zooms ahead