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Weather
In December 2015, Weather Forecast UK was most accurate for temperature, followed by Accuweather:
Manchester weather from: weather forecast uk ||   World Weather ||   Accuweather ||   Norway Met Office ||   myweather2
Weather Forecast UK and MyWeather are by three hourly periods; World Weather alone has hourly wind gust forecasts.
Wind speeds: 30 miles per hour is approx 50 km per hour is approx 13 meters per second.

Satellite Images: Sat 24 IR and Sat 24 Vis   ||    Germany ||   Pressure Chart from Wetterzentrale in Germany   ||   The sun today
Choose your weather model (isobar maps) at Metociel- GFSE,   ECMWF, GEFS,   NAVGEM,    WRF NMM UK only  

News Links

An aggregation site I can link to again (they had a revamp and became unusable, another revamp and I can use them again) is Newsnow which is well worth trawling through.

English newspapers all have a definite political viewpoint, some of them (not linked to here) excessively and unfairly so. Try these:
Reuters.   || IBTimes    || The UK Guardian

Always worth a read on technology issues is The Register -if you have problems, try turning off CSS and hit reload.

This is Money has interesting financial news but their various comparison tables have only the top 20 or so which often tend to be the organisations with lower credit ratings or lacking UK based deposit guarantees. Be aware that the UK deposit guarantee scheme is restricted to the registered owner organisation and not trade names - and some of the less strong organisations use many trade names, often not clearly divulged. Often only one or two providers can occupy all of a table given by this web site! Not good comparison tables.

A further source of information on savings and so on, Money Advice Service NOTE: In 2016 the Government announced this website would be closed in 2018.

Canada.com Canada ||    Japanese News: Mainishi and Japan Today ||    Kuwait Times ||    Khaleej Times (UAE) ||    New Zealand News
from India: The Pioneer ||    The Hindu ||       Australian News from ABC .

Google use an authoritanian website which does not permit you to access the mobile version with a desk top computer - they inspect your request header and redirect you to where Google thinks you should go, not to where you want to go. They also block use of some systems completely. However if you must... Google UK News - a few of the sources respectable and reliable, others clearly have an agenda, so read with care. There seem to be many links to subscription sites.

For important background and analysis, some of the more serious magazines make a few of their published articles available online, and some have web only content worth reading.
Read current articles on all sorts of EU topics, published on the website of:
The Parliament Magazine

On other matters, try these out, and if you like what you read, look for the magazines on magazine stands or buy a subscription.
  New Statesman   ||   Total Politics    ||    Copyright? Intellectual property? Read IPKitten


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