UK enjoys Bank Holiday weather

Many across the country made the most of the fine Bank Holiday weather.

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  1. Anglia

Bumper bank holiday for tourism industry

The sunny Bank Holiday has brought out thousands of day trippers providing a much needed boost for the tourism industry.

It follows a cold spring and dismal Easter which meant many traders got their year off to a bad start.

Now things are looking up again with one business in Southend saying it's been a record breaking weekend.

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Bank Holiday - your pictures

Nina Walton helping the flowers grow in Calverley in Leeds Credit: Anita Greer
Sheilding his face from the sun - Declan O'Donnel in Fearndale Credit: Nicola O'Donnel
3-year-old Kenzie enjoying the sunshine in Sheffield Credit: Janet Simpson
Blooming lovely at St Ricarius Church in Aberford Credit: Paul Goodyear
Noah, Kian and Gabrilla having fun in the sun in Huddersfield Credit: Mark Whittam
Lizzy Steel revising in the garden in Cherry Burton with her dog Millie Credit: Jack Holland
Taking it easy in the shade - baby Freddie in Huddersfield Credit: Rebecca Moorhouse
Rebecca Moorhouse and Nicola O'Donnel with Olivia catching a few rays in the garden Credit: Chris O'Donnel

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  1. Lucy Verasamy

Warm sunshine for Bank Holiday Monday

For most of us some well-timed warm sunshine this Bank Holiday Monday.

It's not looking great everywhere - again cloud will plague Scotland with some rain for the north and west. Cloudy skies for Northern Ireland will bring the risk of showers in places.

Elsewhere patchy cloud and sunshine will mean it will feel warm inland with highs of 22-23C possible, making it one of the warmest days of the year so far. Expect it to feel a tad fresher under the cloud and around the coasts.

Not too much change later - for most a fine end to the day with late sunshine this evening.

  1. Central

Blackbirds hatch following the arrival of warm weather

After weeks of nest building then incubation five chicks arrived Credit: Nick Clifford

Five blackbird chicks in a garden in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, have hatched following the arrival of warm weather.

These wonderful photos were captured by Nick Clifford, who saw the hatchlings in his conifer tree, four 4ft away from his lounge window.

Blackbird's nests are normally built by the mother out of grass, leaves and other vegetation.

The nest was built four feet off the ground Credit: Nick Clifford
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