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Weather: Mostly dry with some bright spells

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Blustery showers will continue to pile into northern and western Scotland as well as Northern Ireland with the risk of gales for exposed coastal areas and strong gusts near any showers.

Elsewhere, it will be mostly dry with some bright spells at times.

However, there will be plenty of cloud about, especially in western parts of England and Wales, where it will be thick enough to give a few spots of rain at times. Temperatures will reach 16 Celsius in London.

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Queen gets trolled on Twitter after sending debut tweet

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet. Credit: @BritishMonarchy

The official @BritishMonarchy account she used saw its followers grow by tens of thousands, but was immediately attacked by trolls sending abusive messages.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "We were fully cognisant of the nature of Twitter, where anyone anywhere can express their opinion, but we were delighted that so many people - in their tens of thousands - responded positively.

"We saw some tweets with profanity but that is just the nature of the format."

Scotland Yard said it had not received any complaints and was not investigating the matter.

Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000

The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 4,922, the World Health Organization has said.

The WHO said there has been 10,141 cases of Ebola in eight countries so far.

Volunteers put on protective suits during an Ebola training session. Credit: Reuters

Majority of Ebola victims died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries affected the most.

The overall figures include outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal, deemed by the WHO to be now over, as well as isolated cases in Spain, the United States and a single case in Mali.

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Salmond: Scottish Labour has 'deep-seated problems'

Alex Salmond announced he would stand down as SNP leader after Scotland voted No to independence. Credit: PA

Outgoing Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said:

I always found Johann Lamont to be a spirited opponent in the Scottish Parliament, strongly dedicated to her party, and I wish her well for the future.

The fact that Scottish Labour are now going to have their fifth leader since the SNP took office in 2007 indicates that their problems are not about personalities - they are much more deep-seated than that.

It was always very clear that Johann Lamont was never able to be meaningfully in charge of Labour in Scotland, and that is laid bare in dramatic fashion in her resignation comments.

– Alex Salmond

Lamont: Westminster Labour treats Scottish party as 'branch office'

Lamont, right, takes a message from Labour leader Ed Miliband at a speech earlier this year. Credit: PA

Outgoing Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont has accused the Westminster leadership of treating the party in Scotland as a "branch office".

Announcing her resignation, Ms Lamont told the Daily Record:

Just as the SNP must embrace that devolution is the settled will of the Scottish people, the Labour Party must recognise that the Scottish party has to be autonomous and not just a branch office of a party based in London.

Scotland has chosen to remain in partnership with our neighbours in the UK. But Scotland is distinct and colleagues must recognise that.

There is a danger of Scottish politics being between two sets of dinosaurs ... the Nationalists who can't accept they were rejected by the people, and some colleagues at Westminster who think nothing has changed.

– Johann Lamont
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