Storms sweep in as temperatures cool

The Met Office said 34.7C was recorded in Tibenham, Norfolk, on Friday but the early development of thunderstorms had suppressed temperatures and kept them below Thursday’s high of 35.3C. A Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms remains in place for the east of England until 02:00 BST and the east…

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Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in Turkey-U.S. Tensions

The grip of bears on Turkish assets tightened as the nation’s souring relationship with the U.S. added to investor concern over authorities’ inability to put a lid on inflation, sending its currency to a fresh record low and driving up bond yields. The lira plunged more than 3 percent to…

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Heat brings five-hour Channel Tunnel delays

Temperatures in east Kent are currently at 29C, according to BBC weather forecaster. One driver said they had recorded 44.1C in a car. Report End of Twitter post by @IanDubbleU Image copyright @Hampton Image caption People have been delayed for more than three hours People waiting in the Folkestone boarding…

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How a Tory PM faced a Rees-Mogg in 1993

In the Lords, the former Conservative Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher said that the treaty would “diminish democracy and increase bureaucracy”. Lord Rees-Mogg went to court to stop the Maastricht treaty from becoming UK law – but judges supported the government’s position, on all the issues. “The outcome was even better…

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Massive Jeff Goldblum statue dedicated to ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th anniversary

Life…finds a way 🤔🦖 . #JurassicJeff #JurassicPark #JP25 @jeffgoldblum #WednesdayWisdom A post shared by NOW TV (@nowtv) on Jul 18, 2018 at 4:56am PDT Although the anniversary was officially on June 11, the sculpture was placed in front of the iconic Tower Bridge in London on Wednesday. Like the shot…

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Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who resigned Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime…

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Here’s Why You Should Probably Wrap Your Car Keys In Tin Foil

As technology evolves, so does thievery. And while that wireless key fob might make getting into your car pretty easy, it turns out it’s quite easy to hack. With an unprotected fob, thieves can intercept the signal from the fob to a car with a special receiver, known as a…

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Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who resigned Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime…

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Where Is Your Country On This Global Ranking Of Nations’ Healthcare Systems?

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), an international team of researchers have ranked the best and worst nations based on access to healthcare, and the quality of it, using a novel metric. Published in The Lancet, it reveals that the US, by far the wealthiest nation on…

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EU Withdrawal Bill officially becomes law

Image copyright AFP/Getty The government’s flagship Brexit legislation has officially become law, Speaker John Bercow has announced. Mr Bercow told MPs the EU Withdrawal Bill had received royal assent – meaning the Queen has agreed to make it into an Act of Parliament. The legislation enables EU law to be…

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The US And Japan Fail To Sign G7 Agreement To Prevent Plastic Pollution

For the most part, the G7 summit this weekend in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie in Québec was all about trade wars, Trumpian bluster, and another chance to analyze a tense diplomatic exchange that looked like a Renaissance painting. Something good did come of it, though: a Blueprint for…

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Hague’s ‘legalise cannabis’ call rejected

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” The government has rejected a call from Lord Hague to consider legalising the recreational use of cannabis. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the former Tory leader said the war on cannabis had been…

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Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say experts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would…

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