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The mercury rose to 45C in northern provinces of the country

A new house of horrors that shocked America

The gruesome details of the Sowell case have plumbed new depths in criminal depravity. But the revelations of skulls and smells have also put the authorities in the spotlight

Gordon Brown: We have fewer than fifty days to save our planet from catastrophe

In every era there are only one or two moments when nations come together and reach agreements that make history because they change the course of history. Copenhagen must be such a time.

For barbecue summer, read wellies washout

The Met Office is today telling us what every Briton knows: it was wrong to raise summertime hopes.

James Moore: Sunshine that hides clouds over retailing

Outlook: Consumers are still shying away from big-ticket purchases

'I always thought I'd be here' insists Chancellor who won't be moved

In a passionate interview, the Chancellor talks to Andrew Grice about cuts, clashes and the reshuffle

Britain's heatwave continues

With two disappointing summers behind us, members of the public are making the most of the sunshine as they take time out to enjoy the hot weather.

Britain braced for another sizzler

Baking Britain was set to hit record temperatures again today as the country sweltered in the grip of heatwave conditions.

Alert as heatwave heads this way

Health services in southern England and the Midlands have been put on alert for a heatwave due to hit early next week.

Heatwave forecast for next week

Britain will experience a heatwave next week, the Met Office and the Department of Health said yesterday.

Heatwave set to hit Britain next week





Britain could experience a heatwave next week, the Met Office and the Department of Health said today.

Could a conservatory help to sell your house?

In a downturn you need to push the potential of your property to make a sale, says Kate Watson-Smyth

Woolford sends Millwall's army home empty-handed

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Investment Column: Drink in Britvic but pray for hot weather

Avocet Mining; Vertu Motors

National run in balance for 'nuts' Maljimar

The die is almost cast. This morning, the final declarations will be made for the Grand National. After his excusable prevarications, the name of Tony McCoy will appear next to that of Butler's Cabin. And, horses being the fragile animals they are, at least one of the 40 currently guaranteed a run will drop out overnight.

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