In 2011, more than 150 billion text messages were sent in the UK, according to an Ofcom report.
- 90% of 16-24-year-olds text daily to communicate with friends and family, compared to only 63% who talk face to face
- The average UK consumer sends around 50 text messages every week
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After a wet and windy start to Tuesday, rain will clear to the north to leave it dry, with easing winds but largely cloudy skies.
Early rain will clear northwards during Tuesday morning, allowing drier conditions behind.