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Weather: Largely dry with temperatures set to hit 27C

Outbreaks of rain across Scotland this morning will steadily clear to the north, and should clear from Shetland by late afternoon.

Forecasters say temperatures could reach 27C on Monday. Credit: Met Office

Many other places should see a largely dry day, albeit with a good deal of cloud at times, which is likely to produce a scattering of drizzly showers.

It will turn windy in the west, with a risk of gales developing around coasts and across the west of Northern Ireland later.

Warm across eastern England, with a highs potentially reaching 27C (81F).


Nigerian army 'rescues' 178 people from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military has claimed to have rescued 178 people from the terror group Boko Haram.

The Nigerian military has announced the rescue of more than 100 people. Credit: Reuters

An army spokesperson said 101 of those freed from the camp in northern Borno were children.

"A large number" of Islamist militants were killed in strikes by the Nigerian Air Force near the village of Bitta, near the city of Maiduguri, defence officials said in a statement.

The announcement made no mention of more than 200 girls who are still missing after being kidnapped from a school in April 2014.

The girls' abduction sparked the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign but none of them have been found despite reported sightings.


Cilla Black: Papers' tribute to 'national treasure'

Tributes to "national treasure" Cilla Black dominate the front pages of Monday's newspapers following the TV star's sudden death.

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