Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures in the South are set to hit 22C

Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures are set to hit 22C (but make the most of it because the weekend will be cold) A '30 to 40% chance' it will be the hottest day of the year, say forecastersTemperatures peaked at 21.3C in East Malling, Kent, yesterdayNorth-south divide with temperatures as low as 10C expected in ScotlandIt will fall to 12C in London on Friday as a cold weather front moves across the country By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to break through the 22C barrier today, forecasters said.

Caught in a catnapper"s tuna trap: Family lost four pets to gardener

Family thought their cats had run away… but neighbour had caught them in tuna-baited traps to stop them fouling his gardenGordon Wilson, 74, baited a home-made trap with tuna to capture petsThe pensioner hated the cats for fouling his immaculate garden One pet returned home only to be run over because it was so disorientatedAnother was found trapped in a cage in a bush by its owner at 1am | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 When three of their cats vanished without trace, the Wilcocksons thought they had simply run away

Redhead: Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could have major health implications

Are you a secret redhead Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could profoundly affect our health | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair Are you a redhead, but don’t even know it Research to be released this week indicates millions of Britons carry ‘silent’ genes for redheadedness. While this does not turn their hair ginger, it may expose them to a range of increased health risks that afflict redheads, such as increased sensitivity to pain, skin cancer, Parkinson’s disease and even Tourette’s syndrome. In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair; in Scotland, the rate is estimated at 13 per cent