Sir Richard was in Vancouver to see the arrival of Virgin Atlantic Airways's new service to Canada - the 32nd route operated by the Gatwick-based airline. The A340-300 plane includes new technology that allows passengers to make mobile calls and send texts from their own phones.
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A poisonous dust cloud that can trigger breathing problems is heading our way - just as we look forward to the expected heatwave.
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region