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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Luxury Afternoon Tea for 2 @ Number Twelve, Bloomsbury - £19

£19 instead of up to £50 for afternoon tea for two, or £29 including a glass of Pimm's each at Number Twelve, Bloomsbury - save up to 62%
£19 instead of up to £50 for afternoon tea for two, or £29 including a glass of Pimm's each at Number Twelve, Bloomsbury - save up to 62%

Entry & 15 Ride Tokens to Urban Beach Festival, Brent Cross £11.99

£11.99 (instead of £20) for entry plus 15 ride tokens to the Urban Beach Festival, Brent Cross - save 40%
£11.99 (instead of £20) for entry plus 15 ride tokens to the Urban Beach Festival, Brent Cross - save 40%

London weather: stunning electrical storm lights up the sky in the capital as UK heatwave continues

Londoners were treated to a stunning light show last night as an electrical storm hit the city.
Lightning struck in the capital late yesterday evening following several days of hot weather.
Many Londoners took to Twitter to share incredible photographs of the storm over the city's skyline.
Canary Wharf and the surrounding buildings in the city looked particularly dramatic as the storm raged.
It follows a week which saw the hottest July day on record and similar storms featuring golf ball-sized hail which caused an estimated £1.5 million in damage to cars across the country.

he Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" severe weather warning for England and southern Scotland, which runs to noon today, and warned of possible "localised surface water flooding" caused by torrential rain.
The mercury could rise to 29C (84F) in East Anglia later while temperatures are set to be above average elsewhere.
Today it should remain dry and bright in London, with temperatures expected to reach around 27C, but further downpours are forecast for Sunday.
John Griffiths, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, said: "Thundery showers covered from the north of England down to London and there have been quite a few lightning strikes in London and the south coast, as well as in Wales.
London storm

London storm

London storm

London storm

Minecraft fans gather for Minecon show

Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend.
The convention will see 10,000 people get together in Docklands to celebrate all aspects of the hugely popular block-building game.
It will feature talks by the game's developers, a costume competition and sessions on modifying the basic game.
Well-known YouTube stars including Stampy, The Diamond Minecart and Captain Sparklez are also attending.
The convention comes as Microsoft announces an initiative to make more use of Minecraft in schools.
Minecraft pumpkin heads

'Listen and learn'

The core coding team for Minecraft is set to appear at the show to talk about future features on which they are working. Also present will be Telltale Games which is working on Minecraft: Story Mode - an episodic adventure set in the game's universe.
Prominent at the show will be the coders who modify the game who will share hints about the best way to customise the way it is played. A large panel of well-known YouTubers is also scheduled to appear to give tips about growing and serving the audience for Minecraft "lets play" videos.
The convention will also feature a "speedrun" competition to see which players can traverse a Minecraft game map the fastest. About 70 million copies of the game have been sold since it was launched in 2011.
Microsoft is giving away "golden tickets" to some attendees so they can try out the version of Minecraft being made for its Hololens augmented reality headset.
Microsoft is working on a version of Minecraft that works through the Hololens headset
Earlier this week Microsoft also announced the creation of a Minecraft in Education initiative that will see the game become a route through which children are taught subjects including maths, history and religion.
It is also introducing tools that help schools co-ordinate what is done through the game to make collaboration easier.
This year's convention is the first since Microsoft bought Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5bn (£1.6bn) in September 2014.
Despite now being the parent company for Mojang, Microsoft had no plans to change the way the game is made and run, said Matt Booty, general manager for the Minecraft team at Microsoft.
"This is definitely Mojang's show and it's about Minecraft and the fans," he said. "We are here to listen and learn and be inspired by the fans."
Tickets for the event went on sale in March and sold out within hours of being available. Minecon is being held at London's Excel exhibition and convention centre in Docklands.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Wimbledon - All England Championships - Order of play - Saturday, 4 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Centre Court (13:00 UK start)

 Groth (AUS)vFederer (SWI)Men's Singles
28 Jankovic (SER)vKvitova (CZE)Women's Singles
25 Seppi (ITA)vMurray (GB)Men's Singles

No.1 Court (13:00 UK start)

Wozniacki (DEN)vGiorgi (ITA)31 Women's Singles
 Ward (GB)vPospisil (CAN) Men's Singles
18 Monfils (FRA)vSimon (FRA)12 Men's Singles

No.2 Court (11:30 UK start)

20 Muguruza (SPA)vKerber (GER)10 Women's Singles
15 Bacsinszky (SWI)vLisicki (GER)18 Women's Singles
Berdych (CZE)vAndujar (SPA) Men's Singles
 Roger-Vasselin (FRA)Cornet (FRA)vPaes (IND)Hingis (SWI)Mixed Doubles

No.3 Court (11:30 UK start)

22 Troicki (SER)vBrown (GER) Men's Singles
13 Tsonga (FRA)vKarlovic (CRO)23 Men's Singles
Dellacqua (AUS)Shvedova (KAZ)vHantuchova (SVK)Stosur (AUS) Women's Doubles

Court 4 (11:00 UK start)

 Potapova (RUS)vDi Lorenzo (US) Girls' Singles
 Nikles (SWI)vPellegrino (ITA) Boys' Singles
13 Stefani (BRZ)vLiu (US) Girls' Singles
 Fukuda (JPN)vSandkaulen (GER) Boys' Singles

Court 5 (11:30 UK start)

 Gabashvili (RUS)Lu (TPE)vNestor (CAN)Paes (IND)11 Men's Doubles
16 Cabal (COL)Farah (COL)vMarray (GB)Nielsen (DEN) Men's Doubles
14 Peers (AUS)Chan (TPE)v Mixed Doubles
Tecau (ROM)Srebotnik (SLO)v Mixed Doubles

Court 6 (11:30 UK start)

 Collins (GB)vZhuk (RUS) Girls' Singles
 Watanuki (JPN)vCanter (GB) Boys' Singles
 John-Baptiste (GB)vNeel (US) Girls' Singles
Arconada (US)vKilnarova (CZE) Girls' Singles

Court 7 (11:30 UK start)

13 Murray (GB)Peers (AUS)vMonroe (US)Sitak (NZ) Men's Doubles
 Arruabarrena(SPA)Begu (ROM)vGajdosova (AUS)Tomljanovic(AUS) Women's Doubles
 Daniell (NZ)Demoliner (BRZ)vErlich (ISR)Petzschner (GER) Men's Doubles

Court 8 (11:30 UK start)

Mattek-Sands(US)Safarova (CZE)vRae (GB)Smith (GB) Women's Doubles
 Bencic (SWI)Siniakova (CZE)vKudryavtseva (RUS)Pavlyuchenkova(RUS)11 Women's Doubles
 Niculescu (ROM)Savchuk (UKR)vBabos (HUN)Mladenovic (FRA)Women's Doubles
11 Rojer (NED)Groenefeld (GER)vSitak (NZ)Rodionova (AUS) Mixed Doubles

Court 9 (11:00 UK start)

 Cristian (ROM)vZheng (CHN)16 Girls' Singles
 Pena Lopez (ARG)vSantillan (JPN)Boys' Singles
 Muramatsu (JPN)vLevashova (RUS) Girls' Singles
 Bublik (RUS)vTsitsipas (GRE)15 Boys' Singles
11 Chung (KOR)vOsmakcic (SWI) Boys' Singles

Court 10 (11:00 UK start)

 Bains (AUS)vRobillard-Millette (CAN)Girls' Singles
 Oh (KOR)vYmer (SWE)12 Boys' Singles
11 Stollar (HUN)vTorelli (ITA) Girls' Singles
 Rosas (PER)vDembek (POL) Boys' Singles

Court 11 (11:00 UK start)

 Kecmanovic(SER)vBass (GB) Boys' Singles
 Cunha Silva(POR)vValkusz (HUN)16 Boys' Singles
15 Yadlapalli (IND)vHerazo Gonzalez(COL) Girls' Singles
 Christie (GB)vPervushina (RUS) Girls' Singles
 Storrie (GB)vBorges (POR) Boys' Singles

Court 12 (11:30 UK start)

 Basilashvili(GEO)vBautista Agut(SPA)20 Men's Singles
21 Keys (US)vMaria (GER) Women's Singles
 Lindstedt (SWE)Melzer (AUT)vHewitt (AUS)Kokkinakis (AUS) Men's Doubles

Court 14 (11:00 UK start)

 Dougaz (TUN)vLopez San Martin (SPA) Boys' Singles
 Takahashi (JPN)vPonwith (US) Boys' Singles
 Pospelova (RUS)vMihalikova (SVK)10 Girls' Singles
 Masarova (SWI)vGordon (US) Girls' Singles
Denolly (FRA)vRaisma (EST) Boys' Singles

Court 15 (11:00 UK start)

13 Ly (VIE)vNiklas-Salminen (FIN) Boys' Singles
14 Ruud (NOR)vYamasaki (JPN) Boys' Singles
 Day (US)vAndrianjafitrimo (FRA) Girls' Singles
 Sebov (CAN)vBlack (US) Girls' Singles
 Dolehide (US)vEstable (ARG)14 Girls' Singles

Court 16 (11:30 UK start)

 Knapp (ITA)Vinci (ITA)vHlavackova(CZE)Hradecka (CZE)Women's Doubles
 Inglot (GB)Roger-Vasselin(FRA)vMatkowski (POL)Zimonjic (SER)Men's Doubles
 vKlaasen (SA)Kops-Jones (US)10 Mixed Doubles
Matkowski (POL)Vesnina (RUS)v Mixed Doubles

Court 17 (11:30 UK start)

 Groenefeld(GER)Vandeweghe(US)vGarcia (FRA)Srebotnik (SLO)10 Women's Doubles
 Erakovic (NZ)Watson (GB)vMedina Garrigues(SPA)Parra Santonja (SPA)16 Women's Doubles
10 Herbert (FRA)Mahut (FRA)vMuller (LUX)Qureshi (PKN) Men's Doubles
Peya (AUT)Babos (HUN)v Mixed Doubles

Court 18 (11:30 UK start)

 Pliskova (CZE)vNiculescu (ROM) Women's Singles
13 A Radwanska (POL)vDellacqua (AUS) Women's Singles
 Rybarikova (SVK)vGovortsova (BLR) Women's Singles
 vSoares (BRZ)Mirza (IND)Mixed Doubles

To Be Arranged

Bryan (US)Mattek-Sands (US)vMonroe (US)Brengle (US) Mixed Doubles
 vBryan (US)Garcia (FRA)Mixed Doubles
 Marach (AUT)Savchuk (UKR)vMirnyi (BLR)Watson (GB) Mixed Doubles