Britain is gearing up for a warm Halloween with a blast of hot air from the Continent bringing an unusual end to the month.The mercury is expected to start rising today (Thursday) before reaching 71F (21C) on Friday in the south making it the hottest October 31 on record. Supermarkets say instead of stocking up with soups and hot drinks they are gearing up for a run on barbecue foods this weekend instead. Tesco is expecting to shift 80,000 packs of barbecue pork ribs, 450,000 packs of party food snacks and six million bottles of beer. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express shows a park in London (you can tell it's London from the familiar skyline). In the sky, in place of the sun, there's a giant pumpkin. A father tells his child, who is dressed as a witch, "Looks like Halloween's going to be hot ..."