In Pictures: It’s official – spring has sprung

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Saturday heralded the spring equinox – the first day of astronomical spring when day and night are almost exactly the same length.

It was a stunning start to the morning, with hardy souls up bright and early to take to the waves at Boscombe beach in Dorset.

Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Meanwhile, spring lambs frolicked at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire.

Newborn lambs in Warwickshire
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Newborn lambs in Warwickshire
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Newborn lambs in Warwickshire
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Newborn lambs in Warwickshire
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Paddle boarders and cyclists ventured out in Berkshire.

Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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And in Cambridge, people enjoyed the fresh air on the River Cam – while punt tour operators prepared their boats ahead of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Coronavirus – Sat Mar 20, 2021
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Tallulah-Monroe Fabiola, four, was among those heading out in London’s Greenwich Park.

Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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Spring weather Mar 20th 2021
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