Professor Monic Grady says Colin Pillinger's death has been a tragic blow, and that he didn't live to see the end of the Rosetta Mission, of which he had been a 'driving force'.
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After what's been the hottest day in the region for almost 10 years there are warnings tonight about the dangers of swimming in open water.
Today was the hottest day of the year so far but temperatures will be down a little tomorrow with the risk of thunder.
A sizzling day for the Anglia region with temperatures rocketing into the mid 30's.