Tweeters have reacted angrily to a series of posts from the Conservative backbench MP Aidan Burley about the Olympic Opening Ceremony:
The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen - more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?
Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.