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Weather: Is there a 'heatwave' on the way?

There has been a lot over coverage over recent days about a 'heatwave' for the UK.

Headlines claim temperatures will be 'hotter than the Costa del Sol', 'warmer than Greece' and 'higher than California'.

So is there any truth in that?

It is indeed true that warm air is moving across the UK over the next three days. For some that will see temperatures as high as 24C.

For our region it is more likely to be in the high teens, but still above average for the time of year.

Although the top temperatures may well beat some more traditionally 'hot' countries it won't last.

Temperatures will be sliding back down as we look towards the weekend


Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 after admitting drink drive charge

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

McPartlin was also banned from driving for 20 months.

District Judge Barbara Barnes told McPartlin "you are a well-known and successful entertainer," whose weekly income is around £130,000 a week.

Sentencing him, she said: "At the time when it happened you were struggling with various personal problems and also alcohol issues for some months.

"This incident happened, sadly, when it seems you suffered a brief relapse."

The judge described McPartlin's previous "exemplary character" adding: "I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you're no longer a man of good character."

McPartlin was also told to pay £255 in costs.

Anthony McPartlin pleads guilty to drink driving

Ant McPartlin has pleaded guilty to drink driving. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court to drink driving.

Wearing a black three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie, McPartlin, stood in the glass dock in court.

He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address and nationality before pleading guilty to a single charge of drink-driving.

The charge states he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.


Anthony McPartlin arrives at court

TV presenter Anthony McPartlin (left) arrives at The Court House in Wimbledon, London to face charges of drink driving. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

TV presenter Anthony McPartlin has arrived at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in London to face charges of drink driving.

The 42-year-old was charged after allegedly being involved in a collision in South West London last month.

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