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Largely fine day with sunny spells and patches of rain

Today will be a largely fine day across many parts of the country with some sunny spells and plenty of dry weather around.

Across Northern Ireland and northwestern parts of Scotland and England some showers will develop which may start to filter eastwards through the day.

Later in the day cloud will push up from the south across southern and central England with a band of rain reaching the southeast by late afternoon.

Maximum temperatures of 21C (70F).


Air Guitar World Championships entertain thousands

Thousands of people have gathered to watch the final of the Air Guitar World Championships.

Originally intended as a one-off joke, the event has grown into a global competition in the past 20 years.

The final, held in Oulu, Finland, saw competitors take to the stage to give their renditions of selected songs in the hope of winning a handmade electric guitar.

The championship was won by Kareel "Your Daddy" Blumenkrants, the first ever Russian victor.


At least 20 dead after tropical storm strikes Caribbean

Hundreds of homes, bridges and roads have been destroyed.

At least 20 people have died after a huge tropical storm left a trail of destruction through the Dominican Republic.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the island had been set back 20 years by Tropical Storm Erika, which destroyed hundreds of homes, bridges and roads.

An elderly blind man and two children were killed when a mudslide engulfed their home in the southeast of Dominica, while another man was found dead in Santo Domingo following a mudslide at his home.

The storm began to lose steam on Friday and was expected to be weakened further as it moved towards high mountains on the island of Hispaniola.

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