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Stay safe at the beach this weekend

  • 12 June 2014

Barry Heathfield, Lifeguard Manager gives his advice and tips for staying safe at the beach this weekend.

With warm weather predicted for the next few days it's likely that locals and holiday makers alike will head to the coast to make the most of the sunshine and top up their fading tans. Last year nearly 18 million people visited  RNLI lifeguarded beaches and if the sun continues to make an appearance, I hope we'll be welcoming similar numbers again this year. After all, on a warm day there is nowhere more appealing than being by the sea!

Lifeguard rescue

Picture credit - Nigel Millard.

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Go-Ride - Cycling for young people

  • 9 June 2014

Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people, providing a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport.

Getting involved is easy, either with a local Go-Ride Club, or through one of British Cycling's Holiday Coaching programmes.

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Movies under the stars this summer

  • 5 June 2014

Experience London as you have never before, enjoying the fresh air on those warm summer evenings, up high amongst the stars.

Come rain or shine the  Rooftop Film club embraces everything that the British summertime throws at it. Screening classic, cult and recent releases on two of London's finest rooftops, Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch and  Bussey Building, Peckham Rye from 1st May to 30th September 2014.

Over looking incredible views of the entire city watch as the sunsets and stars begin to sparkle over head as you cosy up under a blanket and watch a film. Whilst you watch your favourite film enjoy a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, or have a Big Flavour burger from the Grill on the Peckham Rooftop.

The big screen, high quality wireless earphones and comfy seats mean you can sit back, relax and enjoy the summer evening experiencing film on another level, quite literally!

If the rain decides to pour, this is Britain after all, then let it! Ponchos and blankets are provided to keep you dry and warm.

Rooftop film club

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Get Ready for a Great British summer

  • 2 June 2014

Yesterday was the official start of British Summer time. Summer in the meteorological calendar covers the duration of June, July and August, or by the astronomical calendar it begins around 21 June on a day referred to as the summer solstice.

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Have a Great British summer

Here at the Met Office, we can't change the weather but we can help you to make the most of the Great British Summer by providing the latest forecasts and a host of useful information and ideas to help you enjoy the season whatever the weather.

Over the next 16 weeks we will be regularly posting new content onto these dedicated pages with ideas and suggestions from some of Britain's most interesting and engaging people and organisations. Along with exploring, relaxation and adventure ideas we will be including advice and guidance including how to stay safe at the beach with safety tips from the RNLI, sun safety with Cancer Research along with updates on how the weather could affect your health such as UV and pollen.

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