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Fine and settled day with plenty of warm sunshine

It will be another fine and settled day today with plenty of warm sunshine.

Any patchy mist to the east will burn back to the coast through the morning, with just some fair weather cloud along the coast of East Anglia through the day.

It will be another fine and settled day today. Credit: Met Office

Patchy cloud will move across the far northwest with light rain possible and temperatures will struggle here, but in the best of the brightness we could see 20 degrees Celsius (68 F).


Nick Clegg gets to grips with a cod in Cornwall

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has paid an early morning visit to Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, in the marginal Lib Dem constituency of St Ives, where he got a close-up look at the produce.

Nick Clegg on a visit to the marginal Lib Dem constituency of St Ives Credit: ITV News

Mr Clegg will set out a package of plans to help rural areas thrive, including creating more than 300,000 new jobs and ensuring people in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper.

Nick Clegg gets to grips with a cod at Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall Credit: ITV News

'No Britons killed in Dominican Republic plane crash'

The crash occurred on the east of the island yesterday. Credit: Google Maps

Enquiries suggest no Britons were involved in a plane crash in the Dominican Republic which killed seven people.

A spokesman from the Foreign Office said: "We are liaising with the authorities in the Dominican Republic following reports of a plane crash in the Punta Cana region of the country.

"Engagement with the local police suggests no British nationals were involved in the incident."

It comes after initial reports suggested two Britons were among the dead.


UN confirms 800 died in migrant shipwreck off Libya

The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster.

Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy, said: "There were a little over 800 people on board, including children aged between 10 and 12.

"There were Syrians, about 150 Eritreans, Somalians... They had left Tripoli at about 8 am on Saturday."

The disaster is thought to be the worst to have occurred in the Mediterranean in recent history.

Representatives from the UN agency and the International Organization for Migration said they had interviewed the majority of 27 survivors, who described the moment the trawler carrying them capsized after a Portuguese merchant ship approached the vessel, causing a stampede.

The survivors, who came from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea and Bangladesh, have now been taken to holding centres.

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