Welcome to our June newsletter at the end of what has been one of the wettest Junes in living memory. Some parts of the UK saw months of rainfall in just a couple of days with some areas of Eastern England becoming flooded.
Meanwhile, just across the channel the European mainland scorched in an unprecedented heatwave. France saw a new record-breaking highest temperature, as the southern town of Gallargues-le-Montueux sizzled at a mind boggling 45.9C or 114.6F. Northern Spain reached 42C and parts of Germany and Poland reached 39C. As the records for June are being smashed across Europe, the all-time highest temperature ever to be recorded has yet to be reached, which currently sits at 48.C or 118F recorded in Athens, Greece in July 1977. I’m sure we don’t quite want 48C or even 44C this side of the channel, but it would be nice if the UK summer could get started sometime soon wouldn’t it? Let’s hope we have a nice warm and sunny July, after all, we deserve it, don’t we! 😊
In our usual monthly sports round-up our focus in June has been on international tournaments. England is currently hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup (see our article in customer corner) with the hosts starting the tournament as the bookies favourites to lift the trophy. After a couple of indifferent games against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, England’s finest are now struggling a little to get through to the Semi Finals! Good luck to England in those last two crucial ladder games against India and New Zealand. Come on boys, we know you can win! In a rather bizarre moment at one of the matches (at Durham’s Chester Le Street) South African fielders and two Sri Lankan batsmen had to lay down on the ground as a massive swarm of Bees flew by. You don’t see that every day, do you?
Players lay flat on the ground as a massive swarm of bees visit the Cricket World Cup.
Meanwhile in France (where it’s scorching hot as we know) our England Women’s football team, the #Lionesses, are setting the tournament alight (did you see what I did there?) with their wonderful football. Fabulous football and a hat full of goals from tournament top scorer Ellen White (seen below) has seen the team through to the Semi Finals. There they will meet one of the two tournament hot favourites, the hosts (France) or the USA. We wish our girls well ~ maybe football really is coming home, we certainly hope so!
Ellen White celebrates another goal for England.
Now, a mini digression to politics. In other exciting news, we are assured by Jeremy Hunt that we will have a ‘truthful’ Prime Minister once the Conservative Party Members cast their votes for a new leader in the coming weeks. Ok, if we don’t hold our breath on that one!?
So, after that little bit of controversy, on to the content of our newsletter. Well this month’s edition is an absolute bumper with a veritable treasure trove of articles on our customers, technology news, regulatory news (but not too boring – honest) and some interesting product news. Below is a list of this month’s contents, carefully crafted for your enjoyment 😊
So grab a cuppah and a hob nob, put your feet up for ten (as long as the boss isn’t looking) and have a gander at this months content:
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