British Summer Time begins this weekend and is marked by the clocks going forward by 60 minutes, at 2am on Sunday 30 March 2014.
Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work. Fire Minister Brandon Lewis MP, is encouraging everyone to check their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks. "You are four times more people are likely to die in a fire in your home if there is no working smoke alarm, this simple check is a real life saver. By pushing the 'test' button on every smoke alarm, you could save the lives of your nearest and dearest - children, parents and friends alike."
The Fire Kills campaign is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government in partnership with England's fire and rescue services.
It was the wettest winter for the UK, England, Wales and Scotland, and the second wettest winter for Northern Ireland in the record series dating from 1910. It was the stormiest UK weather for 20 years with at least 12 major winter storms affecting the UK in two spells from mid-December to early January, and again from late January to mid-February.
See the info-graphic below for more facts and figures on the recent winter weather.
As we have moved into Spring our Get Ready for Winter initiative is drawing to a close. Thank you to all the partners involved for their support and contributions.
As June approaches, we will be launching our Get Ready for a Great British Summer campaign. The initiative aims to help you plan and enjoy the summer, whatever the weather. Covering the main summer holiday season, the 16 week campaign recognises that a great British summer is likely to see a mix of weather and will feature ideas and safety tips to help you make the most of the summer.
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27 April - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's BUPA Great Edinburgh Run.
6 September - 31 May - Before you head to any of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures, check the weather forecast for each venue.
25-27 April - Will you be eating local ice cream or warming up with a local burger at the Exeter Food and Drink Festival? Check the local forecast.
Find out more about weather phenomena including clouds, rain and snow.Learn more
Keeping it chilled.
Ideas to help you stay fit and healthy
Britain is full of great places to explore.
The summer months mean extra opportunities for entertaining.