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Weather: Heavy rain on SATURDAY

A large area of rain is expected to push into northwest UK later Friday, and slowly clear southeastwards through Saturday.

A combination of mild, moist air and strong southwesterly winds will lead to rainfall being especially heavy and persistent over higher ground.

30-50 mm is likely quite widely whilst as much as 100 mm could fall on the most exposed sites.

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Copeland by-election: Full results

Trudy Harrison beat her Labour rival. Credit: Picture by Peter Byrne PA Wire/PA Images

The Conservative party have secured a stunning victory over Labour in Copeland.

Here are the full results from the dramatic by-election.

  • Trudy Harrison (C) 13,748 (44.25%, +8.46%)
  • Gillian Troughton (Lab) 11,601 (37.34%, -4.92%)
  • Rebecca Hanson (LD) 2,252 (7.25%, +3.80%)
  • Fiona Mills (UKIP) 2,025 (6.52%, -9.00%)
  • Michael Guest (Ind) 811 (2.61%)
  • Jack Lenox (Green) 515 (1.66%, -1.32%)
  • Roy Ivinson (Ind) 116 (0.37%)
6.69%
The swing in votes from Labour to the Conservatives
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