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Those long, hot summers are now just a distant memory

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 29/07/2015

On a recent day the temperature in Antrim was a mere 11 degrees, equating to the average we would expect to find in October. But this was in July at the height of the summer, when we should expect to be covering up from the sun, not donning extra layers to keep out the cold.

There is a perception that the weather has become more freakish in recent years. Where are those long, hot summers of our youth, when it never seemed to rain and children played outdoors all during the holidays?

Maybe it is all down to climate change. So, is there any chance that we could have a heatwave in October?

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Father would be so proud of his twins' charity appeal 

Editor's Viewpoint There are many demands on our charity from deserving causes but it would be a hard heart which is not moved by the appeal by twins Amy and Liam Murray for donations to the Cancer Focus Christmas appeal. Having lost their father Liam to cancer six years ago, they know the value of the services offered by the organisation. Cancer is expected to hit one in two people in the coming years and there will be many households with empty chairs this Christmas...

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