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Sunshine and showers in the north, heavy rain in the south

Today will be a day of sunshine and showers in the north, with rain primarily across the northern half of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Northern England will remain largely fine but it will be cloudier further south with showery outbreaks of rain.

Southeastern England may well be drier, brighter and much warmer for a time, before pulses of heavy rain arrive later.

Top temperatures 25C (77F).


Track immigrants like packages, says presidential hopeful

Chris Christie is vying for the Republican nomination. Credit: Reuters

Immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages, US Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has said.

The New Jersey Governor told a campaign event he would ask FedEx founder Fred Smith to devise a tracking system to help combat illegal immigration if elected president.

Mr Christie, who is vying for his party's nomination, said: "We let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.

"We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in, and then when your time is up...however long your visa is, then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, 'Excuse me. Thanks for coming. Time to go'."

Baseball fan dies after falling from top deck of stadium

Fans looked on in shock as the man was treated at the scene. Credit: Reuters

A baseball fan has died after falling 50ft from the top deck of a stadium during a match.

The spectator plunged into the lower-level stands at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, during a game between the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.

Witnesses said the man was shouting at Alex Rodriguez when the Yankees slugger came to the plate, lost his balance and fell onto the concrete below.

The man was treated at the scene for around 10 minutes before being taken to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save him.

The Atlanta Braves said in a statement: "We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away. The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family."


'Bridge of light' created as Shoreham remembers victims

Hundreds of people have placed candles to create a "bridge of light" spanning the centre of Shoreham in memory of the victims of last week's air crash.

A series of events have taken place throughout the day, as ITV News correspondent Martha Fairlie reports.

A minute's silence was observed at 1.20pm, the time last Saturday when the vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the busy A27 in West Sussex, and a mass balloon release was held in Littlehampton.

The disaster happened as the 1950s plane failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop stunt during the Shoreham Airshow before crashing, exploding into a fireball

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