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Bank Holiday Meridian Weather- scorcher or wash out?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Is it going to be a scorcher or a wash out this Bank Holiday weekend?

Well, something in between probably, with a mix of sunshine and showers for most of us.

The Thames Valley region is expected to get the worst of it, with a weather warning issued for this evening because of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Warning from the Met Office:

Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop and continue through the evening in places, so be aware of the potential for localised surface water flooding.

Simon has your full details:


Dry with variable cloud, clear spells and some mist and fog patches forming. An occasional heavy shower is possible. Light northeast winds persisting. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


Dry for many with sunny spells developing, although some sharp showers are possible. Becoming warm in most areas with light northeast winds inland. Cooling winds near Kent coasts. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.


VIDEO: Special report on the Battle of Jutland - a century on

A century ago thousands of men were preparing to take part in one of the biggest battles of the first world war.

But it wasn't fought on the Western Front - it took place at sea.

Many historians say the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea off Denmark secured Britain's eventual victory in the war itself.

Next Tuesday - the 100th anniversary of the battle - ceremonies will take place across the country to remember those who died and we'll be talking to the relatives of some of them.

Richard Jones reports on three ships which survived the battle - one is still afloat, the others have just been discovered on the seabed.

Richard spoke to Dr Julian Whitewright from the Maritime Archaeology Trust and Nick Hewitt from the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Aerial shots are from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, and the painting is reproduced with permission of Mike Greaves, ASGFA.


BREAKING: Reading FC sack Brian McDermott

He's gone- McDermott's been 'relieved of his duties' Credit: PA

BREAKING: Reading football club has just announced it has parted company with manager Brian McDermott. In the last few minutes its published a statement on the club website saying it was a 'difficult' decision.

More to follow.

After careful consideration, the board of Reading Football Club have taken the difficult decision to relieve Manager Brian McDermott of his duties.

We would like to sincerely thank Brian for all his hard work since his return to the club in December 2015 and wish him well in his future career.

The board of Reading Football Club will now undertake a rigorous recruitment process over the next few weeks to identify the right man to lead this club forward and into the 2016-17 season. The club will make a further announcement to our supporters in due course

– Reading FC website

Police fears for Marilyn, missing since yesterday

Marilyn was last seen in Dorchester yesterday Credit: Dorset Police

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing woman from Dorchester.

Marilyn Carter, who is 62, was dropped off in Dorchester town centre yesterday morning, 25 May 2016, at around 10am to go shopping but has not been seen by her family since.

She was reported missing in the evening at about 10pm.

Marilyn is white, about five feet seven inches tall, of slim build and has short grey hair. When she was last seen she was wearing black trousers, black shoes and a red coat.

Credit: Dorset Police

It has been reported that Marilyn was upset yesterday morning and this behaviour is out of character. She normally gets in contact with her family again when she has finished in town to be picked up but has failed to do so this time.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Marilyn or a woman matching her description to please call Dorset Police as soon as possible.

“If Marilyn sees this message, please contact us as we and your family want to ensure that you are safe and well.”

– Chief Inspector Stewart Dipple

Several ferry routes disrupted due to strike action

Industrial action by port workers in France has led Brittany Ferries to delay or cancel some services over the bank holiday weekend.

British travellers are being encouraged to think ahead as general strikes over labour law reforms in France have also left fuel in short supply. Blockades by workers have disrupted six oil refineries, meaning fuel rationing may be imposed.

This is the latest on the ferries:

  • 26/05/16 Cherbourg to Portsmouth 17h00 (Normandie Express) - This sailing will be delayed and will now depart Cherbourg at 18h00, arriving into Portsmouth at 20h00.
  • 26/05/16 Portsmouth to St Malo 20h15 (Bretagne) - This sailing will now arrive in St Malo at 09h15 on Friday morning, 1 hour later than scheduled.
  • 27/05/16 St Malo to Portsmouth 10h30 (Bretagne) - This sailing will depart 1 hour later at 11h30. Latest check-in is now 10h45. Arrival remains unchanged at 18h20.
  • 26/05/16 Le Havre to Portsmouth 22h00 (Etretat) has been cancelled.
  • 26/05/16 Portsmouth to Le Havre 23h15 (Baie de Seine) has been cancelled.
  • 27/05/16 Le Havre to Portsmouth 22h00 (Baie de Seine) has been cancelled.
  • 26/05/16 Cherbourg to Poole 18h30 (Barfleur) - This sailing will be delayed and will now depart Cherbourg at 19h30, arriving into Poole at 22h45.
  • All other services are operating to schedule.
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