A man flies a kite during the warm weather on a hill at Northala Fields in west London (Victoria Jones/PA)

In Pictures: Britons bask in spring sunshine


The sunny weather has tempted people to venture out to beaches and other beauty spots on the first weekend since lockdown restrictions were eased further in England. Here is a snapshot of spring in the air.

Spring is a great time to give your car a good clean

How can I spruce up my car for spring?


With the nights getting shorter and the days longer, it’s fair to say that most people will be feeling a little bit brighter about the months ahead. With spring rolling through, warmer weather means it’s likely that people will look to give their homes a sprucing up.

Bodyboarders make their way into the sea as the sun rises over Boscombe beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

In Pictures: Morning has broken as spring officially arrives


Hardy souls were up bright and early on Saturday morning, taking to the waves as spring officially arrived. Bodyboarders, swimmers and walkers took in the stunning sunrise at Boscombe beach in Dorset. The spring equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring when day and night are almost exactly the same length.

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9 things you didn’t know about British Summer Time


It’s 100 years since BST was introduced and as the clocks get ready to spring forward, we take a look at some fun facts behind the changing of our clocks. Including the man who pushed for the change and the European countries that won’t participate.