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Blue skies to begin across much of England and Wales

Top temperatures will reach 17 Celsius on Tuesday.

There will be clear blue skies to begin with across much of England and Wales, though with some patchy cloud at times during the afternoon, which may just give the odd spot of light rain for some.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland there will be sunny spells and blustery showers from the morning onwards.

Some of the showers may be heavy to begin with, but they will start to ease as we go through the day. Top temperatures 17 Celsius (63 F).


Mark Selby shows support for Foxes after snooker triumph

Mark Selby holds a Leicester City flag aloft after his victory. Credit: PA

Mark Selby sealed a second trophy of the night for Leicester after he beat Ding Junhui in the snooker World Championship final.

Selby, from Leicester and a Foxes fan, powered to an 18-14 triumph at the Crucible.

After his victory, the 32-year-old held a Leicester City flag aloft alongside his championship trophy.


Liberty House to bid to buy Tata Steel's UK assets

Tata Steel is to sell its UK assets. Credit: PA

Liberty House has confirmed it will put in a formal bid to buy Tata Steel's UK assets.

The commodities trading firm was the first to express an interest after the Indian conglomerate announced the decision to dispose of its loss making UK business, including the country's biggest steel plant at Port Talbot in south Wales.

A spokesman said Liberty is planning to submit a letter of intent to Tata and has put together an internal transaction team and team of external advisers to take the bid forward.

A management buyout team is also planning to submit a bid under the name Excalibur Steel UK Limited.

The Government has pledged to support any buyer of the business by buying up to a quarter stake and making hundreds of millions of pounds of finance available.

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