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Gravesend in Kent was the warmest spot in the country, recording a temperature of 20.5C (68.9F) at 2.30pm today, according to the Met Office.
The last time the 20C mark was breached in Britain was on October 8 last year.
A man's body has been recovered from a river in Hampshire. A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: 'We can confirm police were called today to the discovery of a man's body in the River Anton near the Waterloo Court area of Andover, Hampshire.
'The body has been recovered from the river and formally identified. Police won't be in a position to name the deceased man until all next-of-kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.'
Runners make the most of the sunshine, as they raise money for the Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. More than £40,000 has been raised with the John Austin half-marathon, since the race was founded three years ago.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos today of the south bathed in sunlight. Here's a few of them.
Ukrainians living across the Thames Valley have been speaking of their fears, as the political crisis in their country continues. For many, the fate of friends and family remains uncertain, as Russian-backed troops continue to defy the international community. Cary Johnston reports
The hunt for missing Tonbridge dad Kieron Knowlden is still ongoing.
Kent Police say they are continuing to search the River Medway in Tonbridge.
The 25-year-old has not been seen since he left Mojo’s Bar, in Barden Road, at about 2am on Saturday, March 1.
Experienced divers and sonar equipment is being used to try and find the father of one, of Forest Grove.
He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue t-shirt, blue jeans and blue and white trainers.
The first new timbers are being laid on Hastings Pier as the multi-million pound renovation gathers momentum. It has already received a massive £11m boost from a heritage lottery grant.
The charity supervising the project is aiming raise another £500,000 via community shares priced between £100 and £20,000. Half that target has already been reached.
We look at the progress of work and talk to project engineer Peter Wheeler, construction manager David Spooner and Simon Opie from the Hastings Pier Charity.
Firefighters saved a stained glass window and other historic artefacts at a Norman church which was badly damaged by a fire earlier today. Dozens of Hampshire firefighters tackled the blaze which destroyed the bell tower and half of the roof of St Andrew's Church at Timsbury near Romsey.
Fire investigators are looking into the cause. Local residents say they're distraught over what's happened.