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The Press Association is the national news agency of the United Kingdom and Ireland, supplying multimedia news content to almost all national and regional newspapers, television and radio news, as well as many websites with text, pictures, video and data content globally. Northern Ireland (Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann or Norlin Airlan) is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. 3.3/5

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The Queen during a visit to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on the first day of a two day visit to Northern Ireland as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour, 26 June 2012. © Press Association
Telegraph News Concert kicks off Games celebration © Press Association 2011 7:31pm Friday 27th July 2012 Tens of thousands of people began their Olympic celebrations at a huge concert in London's Hyde Park to coincide with the opening ceremony. The extravaganza featuring acts representing the nations of the UK kicked off with Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, with chart-topping act Snow Patrol set to round off the event. Also on the bill are Duran Duran - flying the flag for England - as well as Welsh act Stereophonics. Fans paid £55 a head to watch the show which includes a live relay to the Olympic Stadium, allowing them to watch the ceremony unfold. Organisers have been given a special extension to allow Snow Patrol, from Northern Ireland, to perform late. It comes after the plug was pulled on Bruce Springsteen at a show in the park earlier this month when he overran a 10.30pm curfew. The Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert is part of a series of BT London Live shows being staged for the dura ...
The Queen and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on the second day of a two-day Diamond Jubilee visit to Northern Ireland, 27 June 2012. © Press Association
A month's worth of rainfall is predicted to fall in five days in many parts of Britain, with as much as 60mm forecast for southern counties of England and north-east Scotland. The monthly average rainfall for April is 54mm for the UK as a whole. April is now set to be wettest since 2000. Wednesday is likely to see the most unsettled weather, with Heavy Rain spreading across England and Wales. Strong winds are also forecast across the country, including Northern Ireland and Scotland. More heavy showers or longer spells of rain will arrive on Thursday, but with some sunny spells developing in the south. There will be a chance of hail and thunder. Further rain will fall on Friday, becoming more persistent and widespread in the afternoon. Temperatures will vary between a maximum of 12C-16C and a minimum of 1C-3C. Chris Burton, meteorologist at MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "The UK will be dominated by low-pressure systems through this week which move in from the Atlantic ...
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