A giant effigy of Donald Trump is going to be burned at the stake

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Saturday 05 November 2016 14:45
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The good people of Edenbridge, Kent, will be warmed this bonfire night by the flames emanating from a giant effigy of Donald Trump.

While in real life the presidential candidate is full of hot air, this imitation will merely be stuffed with newspaper and fireworks before being set alight on Saturday night at the annual celebration.

The 36ft statue, which is holding what appears to be a decapitated Hillary Clinton, was designed by artists Frank Shepherd and Andrea Deans.

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A similar effigy has also been spotted in Lewes, East Sussex.

The heat will certainly be welcome on Saturday night, as this weather report from the Press Assocation's Sally Wardle and Ryan Hooper explains:

Fireworks fans may need to huddle a little closer to the bonfire on Saturday night, with temperatures expected to dip to freezing across parts of the UK.

Forecasters have predicted a chilly weekend, with the risk of snow in pockets of Scotland on Bonfire Night.

Areas blessed with clear skies and bright sunshine during the day will see the temperatures drop, while icy winds are expected to ravage parts of the coastline.

But crowds gathering for annual celebrations in Edenbridge, Kent, and Lewes, East Sussex, and the traditional carrying of the tar barrels in Ottery St Mary, Devon, should enjoy dry and clear conditions.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: "The general picture for Saturday is that it is going to be dry with some sunshine and showers - possibly heavy in the north of England and Scotland.

"It's going to be cold everywhere and chilly in the north and east of England, accentuated by the wind, with a risk of some gales.

"On areas where there are showers and clear skies, there is a risk of some frost and there might be a bit of snow in Scotland."

He said the highest figures during the day would be around London (11C / 52F), before the temperatures drop going into the evening.

He said: "Most places will be in single digits, possibly down to zero or even minus one in places that have clear skies."

Let the flames begin!

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