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post 02 July 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Severe thunderstorms strike as heat breaks

Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland

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Darshna Soni by Missing Luton family 'stopped by police'

A family of 12 from Luton who it's feared have travelled to Syria were stopped and held at the airport when they first left the UK and had their home raided, Channel 4 News has learnt.

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Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic and noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a government report.
Fracking could reduce house prices, government report claims

Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic, noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a government report which has now been published in full.

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Simon Israel by Police child abuse investigations: 38 per cent 'inadequate'

A series of inspections of police forces in England and Wales has found worrying levels of inadequate investigations into child abuse and neglect, plagued by drift and delay.

post 01 July 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Two terrorists who shocked the world

The world must focus on the true factors behind the brutal terrorist attacks that killed 66 people in Tunisia and Kuwait last week.

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RAF personnel carrying a coffing (Getty)
Tunisia attack: bodies of eight victims arrive in UK

The bodies of eight Britons who were killed by a gunman in Tunisia last week have returned to the UK.

post 01 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Heatwave? It's all Johnny Foreigner's fault!

The tabs rave about hot air coming maliciously in 'from the continent' where 'continental air pollution' will be dragged here resulting in the current mass death threat.

post 01 July 2015
Read more on Liam's blog UK has hottest July day on record

The temperature soared to 34.5C today at Northolt in north west London, making it the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest day in the UK since 2006.

post 01 July 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Heathrow third runway: business says 'pick up the shovel'

It's taken a three-year investigation but today the Airports Commission announced what many had expected - that a third runway at Heathrow is the preferred option to expand the UK's airport capacity.