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Don’t forget: The clocks go forward


British Summertime starts officially on Sunday, so don’t forget to put your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on Saturday.

Moving the clocks forward was first introduced during the First World War in an effort to cut coal usage during the conflict.

The UK continued with daylight savings, but it was not until the fuel crisis in the 1970s that it was adopted more widely across the world.

Those in favour of the clock going forward say it saves energy, reduces traffic accidents and crime and is good for business.


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