Groups such as the Newbury Astronomical Society are eagerly awaiting Comet Ison's arrival in November 2013. It is predicated to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Another comet called 2014 LA will be visible from the region in the Spring. Comets originate in the Oort cloud, more than a light year away.
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Thursday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region
Thursday afternoon's weather for the west of the region
The Prime Minister has praised the former soldier's "huge professionalism" in trying to save the life of Pc Keith Palmer.