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Fire warning over chip pans

People are being warned of the dangers of chip pan fires as the nation celebrates its favourite food.

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Royal lego birthday party for Prince George

Lego are hosting a birthday party with a difference for the youngest member of the royal family, Prince George.

Royal guests included Prince George himself – newly created to mark his birthday as a toddler made from 15 individual lego bricks – his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and both sets of grandparents – the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, and Michael and Carole Middleton.

His great-grandparents were also there, Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as his uncle Prince Harry and Aunt Pippa Middleton.

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A staggeringly accurate miniature LEGO recreation of Buckingham Palace, featuring traditional decorations including bunting and balloons Credit: PA Wire

We have a lot of fun with our tiny LEGO Royals – we recently gave our Royal ladies a Royal Ascot makeover with bespoke hats designed exclusively for us by the Queen’s Milliner, and our announcement of Prince George's birth last year was a real crowd pleaser. We hope people will be just as delighted with our special LEGOLAND birthday party."

– Sue Kemp, Divisional Director of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
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A lego version of Prince George as part of the young prince's first birthday party. Credit: PA Wire

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Amber weather warning: Heavy rain expected

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the south of England over the expected level of rain.

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Heavy rainfall is expected in the Meridian region Credit: Met Office

Several areas of heavy, thundery showers will develop across the south on Friday night before moving northwards on Saturday.

People should expect thunderstorms and torrential rain with lightning, large hail and strong winds.

The bad weather also means the possibility of flooding is possible because of surface water.

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Vets urge people to keep dogs safe

Vets are reissuing their warning that pets can struggle as the temperature rises. To keep your animal happy in the sunshine, they're advising us to:

  • Make sure they always have adequate water to drink.
  • Don’t leave dogs in vehicles.
  • Provide adequate ventilation at all times.
  • Avoid exercising dogs in the heat of the day.
  • Provide shade from the sun in the hottest part of the day.
  • Watch out for early signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting.
  • Contact a vet immediately if the animal does not respond to efforts to cool it down.
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Two dogs walking in a field Credit: Press Association
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