This year's scorching summer has not only been welcomed by sunbathers; the region's fruit farmers are also celebrating. And among the apples, blackberries and plums, a new crop is about to enter the food chain.
Deep in the Garden of England a grower has decided to grow an exotic fruit on a commercial basis - and is hoping grocers and supermarkets will bite.
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Storm Brian is expected to lash the UK with 70mph winds and heavy rain with disruption continuing until around midnight.
The forecast for the east from Holly.
Holly has the forecast for the west of the region