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The sun rises off the North East coast near Cullercoats bay in North Tyneside, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest temperatures of the year so far, with the mercury expected to soar higher than in parts of Spain this week.

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The sun rises off the northeast coast near Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest temperatures of the year.

The Labour Party Launch Their 2015 General Election Campaign   ***BESTPIX***...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party's general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park on March 27, 2015 in London, England. Speaking before Monday's official start of campaigns for the May 7 general election, when Parliament is dissolved, Mr Milliband pledged to prevent further privatisation of the National Health Service.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)   ***BESTPIX***

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Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party’s general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park in London, England 

Exhibition Of Forty Artists Work Opens At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park...BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the 'Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986' exhibition on March 27, 2015 in Barnsley, England.  Yorkshire Sculpture Parks latest exhibition brings together the work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. 'Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986'  is the first exhibition to survey the era in British sculpture when a talented UK generation of artists began to receive international attention. The exhibition at the Longdale Gallery is open from 1 April - 21 June 2015.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the ‘Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986′ exhibition in Barnsley, It features work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition opens on April 1. 

A handout picture taken on March 23, 201...A handout picture taken on March 23, 2015 and obtained in London on March 24, 2015, from Britain's Ministry of Defence, shows a bomb disposal expert checking the fuse on an unexploded 1,000-pound (455-kilogramme) bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated from around 1,200 homes in a densely populated London neighbourhood, as bomb disposal experts worked on Tuesday to defuse a 1,000-pound (455-kilogramme) bomb from World War II. The local council said it had put 80 people up in hotels in the area overnight, and was serving hot food and drinks at a sports centre and a local library, as well as providing activities for children.  AFP PHOTO / SERGEANT RUPERT FRERE/MOD/HANDOUT

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A bomb disposal expert checks the fuse on an unexploded first world war 1,000lb bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the bomb.

Solar Eclipse...Handout photo dated 20/03/15 issued by Chester Zoo of lemurs looking at the eclipse over Chester Zoo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 20, 2015. See PA story SCIENCE Eclipse. Photo credit should read: Steve Rawlins/Chester Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday 

Visitors and participants visit the Temple by renowned Burning Man artist David Best on March 16, 2015 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Members of the public will be able to use the Temple as a space for contemplation and remembrance, and to leave mementos, messages and photographs in its interior. Following this period, Temple and its contents will be ceremonially torched in a ceremony at dusk on Saturday March 21st

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Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.

A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on March 13, 2015 in London, England. Royals including the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by veterans and families at St Paul's Cathedral for a service commemorating the end of British involvement in the Afghanistan war.

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A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with a worker as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems in Preston...Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) speaks with worker Sam Barrett as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems, in Preston, northern England March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lynne Cameron/pool   (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with worker Sam Barrett as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems, in Preston, northern England. 

Race goers check the form on Champion Day, during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 10, 2015.

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Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival

A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, 05 March 2015. The world's largest dog show will be held from 05 to 08 March. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, the most coveted title sought by dog owners.

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A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, on Thursday. The world’s largest dog show will be held until Sunday. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, the most coveted title sought by dog owners

A member of staff poses for a photograph with the artwork "Migraine", by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby's auction house in London March 4, 2015. The work is part of an eclectic exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days from March 10.

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A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week

2015 General Election - Life In The North Of England...WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 11:  Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands on February 11, 2015 in Walsall, United Kingdom. As the United Kingdom prepares to vote in the May 7th general election  many people are debating some of the many key issues that they face in their life, employment, the NHS, housing, benefits, education, immigration, 'the North South divide, austerity, EU membership and the environment.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7. 

Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on February 25, 2015 in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions.

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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions

The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on February 18, 2015 in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside. It is 10 years today since the ban on hunting with hounds came into force after The Hunting Act was approved by parliament after 700 hours of debate in the house.

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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside

A general view of the container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands

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The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday

A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz 'Pathfinder' Pod is pictured during a photocall in central London on February 11, 2015. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars Wednesday, but said it could be some years before driverless cars are a feature on the roads

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A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday

David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, at Google's headquarters in central London, February 9, 2015. Beckham announced the launch of a new fund, "7: David Beckham UNICEF Fund", named after his old shirt number.

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David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number

An employee poses with a wall of Orchid Wander during a photocall for the 2015 'Orchids Festival' at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London on February 5, 2015.

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An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

National Army Museum Launches  Its Commemorations For The Bicentenary Of The Battle Of Waterloo...LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27:  Members of the Napoleonic Association pose for photographs during a press call at Wellington Arch on January 27, 2015 in London, England. The photocall marked the launch of the Waterloo200.org website which is in conjunction with the events marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo this year.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Members of the Napoleonic Association pose for photographs during a press call at Wellington Arch in London. The photocall marked the launch of the Waterloo200.org website in conjunction with the events marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo