This month's European Championship finals will be the biggest ever, with 51 games staged at 10 locations, including new stadiums in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Nice. Building the new venues and renovating historic grounds such as Marseille's Stade Velodrome has cost 1.6bn euros ( 1.2bn) - modernisation which was necessary, organisers say, because France did not fully capitalise on hosting the 1998 World Cup. BBC Sport presents its venue-by-venue guide to the grounds that England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland will be playing in, featuring such varied delights as vibrating stands, floating roofs and adjacent slag heaps. Created by the architects behind Munich's Allianz Arena and Beijing's'Bird Nest' Olympic stadium, the 42,000-capacity Stade de Bourdeaux has steep stands, with upper tiers at a 35 angle - the maximum allowed in France. The 184m euro ( 130m) stadium's stanchions are designed to resemble pine trees in the nearby Landes forest - claimed to be the biggest planted forest in Europe, and marshland until the 19th century.
TOPSHOT - A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the UK's EU referendum vote. The result of Britain's June 23 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has pitted parents against children, cities against rural areas, north against south and university graduates against those with fewer qualifications. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU but Wales and large swathes of England, particularly former industrial hubs in the north with many disaffected workers, backed a Brexit.
Voters across the UK are going to the polls for the general election. More than 40,000 polling stations will be open from 07:00 until 22:00 BST, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. Results from the first of the 650 constituencies to declare are expected before midnight, while the final tally should be known by Friday afternoon. To form a majority in the House of Commons, one party must win 326 seats. The weather forecast for Thursday is mixed, with some rain expected in south-west England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and other areas remaining largely cloudy and dry.
As students return to school, they'll have to keep as close an eye on their inbox as they do on their GPA, as law enforcement has warned of a new wave of phishing scams targeting students in an attempt to steal their personal information. The attack highlighted by Action Fraud--the United Kingdom's fraud and cybercrime reporting center--as well as by the City of London Police, who are advising new and returning students at universities to be aware of the email-based scams. The phishing emails directed at university goers purport to be from the Student Loans Company, a government-owned non-profit that provides student loans to those attending school in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The messages are relatively straightforward and not personalized, but deliver a message that may be enough to cause alarm for students and trick them into engaging with the email, especially during the busy first days of a new semester. Newsweek is hosting a Structure Security Event in San Francisco, Sept. 26-27.
A demonstrator holds a placard that reads'So Long Great Britain' during a protest against the pro-Brexit outcome of the UK's June 23 referendum on the European Union (EU), in central London on June 25, 2016. The result of Britain's June 23 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has pitted parents against children, cities against rural areas, north against south and university graduates against those with fewer qualifications. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU but Wales and large swathes of England, particularly former industrial hubs in the north with many disaffected workers, backed a Brexit.