The thermometer peaked at 22°C in Suffolk today making it the warmest day since September, but the weather will be changeable going forward.
Baroness Thatcher was a prime minister who made Britain great again, David Cameron told MPs today.
The world's first "test tube baby" has paid tribute to IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards after he died today aged 87.
The M621 near Leeds is fully open again after an accident forced a lane to close.
Police have been dealing with the aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident which happened earlier.
It is not thought there were any serious injuries.
The M621 in Leeds is severely congested after a crash on the M621.
Police say five or six cars are involved in the accident which happened around junction one.
There are not thought to be any serious injuries.
There is queueing traffic on the M62 eastbound after an accident. Two lanes which were closed have now been opened - but there are still tailbacks between Brighouse and Chain Bar.
Police in Leeds are warning motorists ahead of the Sikh community's annual Vaisakhi procession through the city. The procession is due to start at about 10.30am and finish at 4.30pm
It will travel along Chapeltown road, Newton Road, Harehills Lane, Avenue Hill, Harehills Avenue, Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar Street South, Regent Street, Eastgate, The Headrow, Millennium Square, Woodhouse Lane, Sheepscar interchange, before finishing on Chapeltown Road by the Shiri Kagidhar Temple.
No roads will be specifically closed as police will operate a rolling road block behind the procession to keep traffic moving but delays are expected.
– Chief Inspector Matt Davison
We are advising motorists to find alternative routes if possible but, if they cannot avoid the area, we would ask them to be patient. We will be working alongside the event organisers in an effort to minimise disruption as much as we can."
It has been announced that Northern Rail will continue to operate rail services across the north of England until February 2016.
The company has committed to a range of improvements as part of the agreement including improving the way it provides information for passengers.
Commercial Director, Richard Allen, says they hope to avoid price rises by attracting more customers:
Passengers have been promised improved services under an extension of a rail franchise covering services in key northern cities.
Under the deal, Northern Rail Ltd will carry on running trains across the north of England until February 2016.
Announcing the extended franchise today, rail minister Stephen Hammond said Northern Rail would have to meet tough new targets for punctuality, reliability and passenger satisfaction.
The deal comes at a time when investment in rail in the north is set to see a significant amount of the network electrified, meaning improved services between key strategic cities including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.
The Department for Transport and Northern Rail are continuing to work on proposals to deliver a fleet of electric trains for the franchise, which would see existing diesel stock released to strengthen other services during the deal.
The operator will provide new passenger information screens at a further 100 stations and will work to make buying tickets more convenient.
When the new agreement expires in February 2016, a new long-term franchise will be let.
**M62 CLOSED** both ways between junctions 33 and 34. RTC on the Westbound carriageway, air ambulance landing on the Eastbound. Pls retweet.
A1 southbound between A1(M) J40 and B6474 | Congestion http://t.co/fnZXWtPMuA