25th August - Today's News: Italian Earthquake Toll Rises to 247, More Still Missing



The UK saw the hottest day of 2016 recorded at Gravesend in Kent with 33.9c - breaking a date record set in 1899.  Although only southeastern England saw especially high temperatures.


Widespread damage to buildings as tornado outbreak hits Indiana, Ohio


Scientists begin to unravel summer jet stream mystery - a story the Daily Mail tried unsuccessfully to cover earlier this week ....



 
And the rather exciting news that our neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet - just as so many sci-fi stories over the decades have said ....

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