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Mostly dry and bright but a few showers around

Today will be mostly dry with some sunshine after a dull, misty start.

However isolated showers - some heavy - are possible across southern Britain and perhaps in north-western areas too. Heavy rain will become confined to the Northern Isles, where it will also be breezy.

Today's weather outlook

Moving into this evening, extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK, with drizzle in places.

But the west will stay dry with clear spells.

Teenage Cancer Trust sets out plans for donations

Through the selfless fundraising of teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, the Teenage Cancer Trust will be able to invest:

  • £2.9 million for the improvement of units across seven cities in England and Scotland
  • £1.2 million on training cancer nurses and support staff
  • £500,000 in digital information services for young cancer patients
  • £200,000 for the Find Your Sense of Tumour event where youngsters with cancer can get together
  • Plus 50 Stephen Sutton scholarships for a postgraduate certificate in teenage and young adult cancer care at Coventry University


Bodies of Britons killed Thailand loaded onto boat

The bodies of the two British tourists killed in Thailand were loaded onto a truck and transferred to a boat on the tiny island of Koh Tao overnight.

A truck containing the bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23 Credit: Reuters

Footage showed staff at the local police station loading the bodies into coffins and arranging them in the back of a truck.

The truck backs onto the boat at a port in Koh Tao, Thailand Credit: Reuters

It was not immediately clear where the bodies were being taken. The island has no airport and ferries leave regularly for the mainland and other islands.

The vessel onto which the bodies were loaded Credit: Reuters

Mother of cancer victim: We will never forget Stephen

The mother teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who raised £5 million for charity, has said that "his positivity will live on" through his campaign:

My son Stephen was courageous and inspirational. His selfless fundraising and positive attitude touched people across the world and the huge outpouring of love and support he received in return was humbling ...

This money will make a significant difference to other young people with cancer and that would have made Stephen very happy.

Stephen showed us how incredibly powerful even very small positive acts can be when lots of people get involved. I'm immensely proud of everything he achieved. We will never forget Stephen, and his positivity will live on through Stephen's Story for Teenage Cancer Trust.

– jane sutton

Loud televisions 'biggest complaint' about neighbours

The most common complaint about nuisance neighbours is loud music and noisy televisions, according to Which?

The watchdog's poll found:

  • 29% of adults were aggravated by loud music and noisy TVs.
  • 27% were fed-up of doors slamming.
  • Some 23% were annoyed by neighbours stomping around.
  • And noise from pets upset 21% of the people quizzed by Which?


Teenage cancer patient raises £5 million for charity

A teenager who died of bowel cancer has left an astonishing legacy after his campaign raised £5 million for charity.

After being diagnosed with the disease aged 15, Stephen Sutton devoted the rest of his life to raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen's fundraising page on Just Giving Credit: Just Giving

Stephen aimed to raise £10,000 for the charity as part of his 46-item bucket list, but donations flooded in as his positive attitude won the hearts of people around the world.

The charity says that between Stephen's fundraising page and other donations he inspired, it will be able to "be more ambitious" than it ever expected.

Over a 1/4 'have a problem with nuisance neighbour'

Around one in four people have had their life made a misery by an anti-social neighbour in the past year, a consumer watchdog has found.

Nuisance neighbours left other people feeling angry, stressed and afraid, Which? said. Credit: PA

A poll for Which? found 27% of UK adults have struggled with issues like loud voices, arguing and aggressive pets caused by nuisance neighbours.

The watchdog found that young people were more likely to suffer from a nuisance neighbour, with 33% of 18 to 24-year-olds having experienced a problem compared with 17% of those aged 65 and over.

Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: "Having a nuisance neighbour can be a real problem, and our research has found that young people especially are suffering in silence.

"There are a number of ways you can complain and resolve a dispute, which is why we have produced a free guide to help."

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