Footage has captured a young boy's screams for help after he was caught in a dangerous rip current off the Cornish coast.
Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid knew nothing about her relative Sidney Howard Welch until a visit to the National Archives.
A hot and steamy night followed by heavy showers in the south-west and high temperatures across rest of country
The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games has raised around £2.5million for children's charity Unicef.
The donations were made during the show following an appeal by Scottish actor James McAvoy and cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy.
McAvoy, from Glasgow, said: ''This has never been done before - this many people in a single moment all coming together to make a life-saving difference to millions of children.''
Sir Chris added: ''Let's make history together.''
Early figures showed that over 500,000 Brits had donated by text within an hour, Unicef said.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond asked the crowd to observe a minute's silence as the Commonwealth games opened as a mark of respect to the victims of the MH17 disaster.
Mr Salmond said: "In last week's disaster almost one third of the 298 victims were citizens of the Commonwealth, 193 came from our European neighbours in The Netherlands.
"Please rise now, please stand, as we observe a moment's silence to express our condolences and above all our solidarity with the loved ones of all of those of every nationality who lost their lives."
He then thanked the crowd for their show of respect.
All 298 people on board the Malaysian Airlines flight died when it was allegedly shot down over Ukraine last week.
The Queen has revealed what the secret message says she put in the Games' baton, as she officially opened the Commonwealth Games.
The baton has travelled more than 100,000 miles around the world visiting 71 nations before arriving back in Glasgow.
Reading it out as she formally declared the Games open, she said: "The baton relay represents a calling together of people from every part of the Commonwealth and serves as a reminder of our shared ideals and ambitions as a diverse, resourceful and cohesive family."
Wishing her best wishes to the competing athletes, the Queen added: "Your accomplishments over the coming days will encourage us all to strengthen the bonds that unite us.
"You remind us that young people, those under 25 years of age, make up half of our Commonwealth citizens; and it is to you that we entrust our values and our future.
"It now gives me the greatest pleasure to declare the 20th Commonwealth Games open."
ITV News' Scotland correspondent Debi Edward reports from Glasgow during the opening ceremony:
The 2014 Commonwealth Games got underway with a bang as fireworks erupted over Celtic Park in Glasgow.
The sky turned red as the Games was officially opened just after 11.20pm yesterday.
Celebrating all things Scottish Shipbuilding, Tunnock's teacakes and the Loch Ness monster featured in the opening ceremony.
But the biggest cheer was for the Queen, who officially opened the Games.
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