UK hot weather: 27C heat to bake Britain as Met Office forecast scorcher this weekend

Friday was a scorching day for the UK, with the Met Office declaring the third hottest day on record for the UK. The hottest temperatures were recorded at Heathrow Airport, with the mercury clocking in at a staggering 37.8C. Although such scorching temperatures are not forecast to continue this weekend, the Met Office predicts much of the country will see

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Merkel crisis: Chancellor’s blunders make 2021 departure inevitable – ‘Voters lost faith’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mrs Merkel, in the spotlight after Germany assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union at a critical time for the bloc, has not been leader of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party since 2018 – but

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Spying corruption crime – China will stop at nothing to SMASH US role as No1 SUPERPOWER

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Bureau director Christopher Wray called China’s government’s the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the United States and said: “The stakes could not be higher – China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the

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Are you watching, Vladimir? UK in major war game in Arctic waters in warning to Russia

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The NATO operation – codenamed Dynamic Mongoose – is being staged close to the old Cold War zone of confrontation in the Greenland Iceland UK (GIUK) Gap. One of three operational hunter-killer subs in the Royal Navy,

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End of Varadkar: Irish leader braced for defeat as crunch vote TODAY decides fate

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. With both main political parties taking a mauling in February’s general election, and the country effectively in limbo and unable to pass new legislation, Mr Varadkar is pinning hopes on the unprecedented three-way agreement between the Greens,

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North Korea plague: Dictatorship ‘expected to use’ biological weapons against South

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. North Korea has suspended its plans for “military action” for the time being, according to its state media. Kim Jong-un, the country’s supreme leader, gave a statement yesterday morning that he had taken the “prevailing situation” into

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UK weather forecast: Lightning storms to savage Britain – weekend faces bitter 10C plunge

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, with Brits basking in temperatures as high as 32.6C. Today the UK is set for similar blistering heat with another record-breaking temperature expected. However, the sunny weather will come to a dramatic end as the good weather is replaced by ferocious thunderstorms and lightning. NetWeather forecaster Nick Finnis has said

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Trump coronavirus fears: Six of President’s campaign team test positive ahead of rally

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Tim Murtaugh, communication director for the Donald Trump Campaign, issued a statement hours before the Mr Trump was due to appear before supporters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The statement said: “Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for

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