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Breaking News ! The weather is grey, the nights are colder, and the evenings are drawing in and now we're in October that can mean only one thing, time for the clocks to go back. At least it means an extra hour in bed for us. Changing the clocks signifies the official end of British Summer Time, so get ready for earlier sunsets and darker evenings as we head into winter. While that may sound all a bit gloomy, it does mean that for the early birds our sunrises will be earlier so there's some more natural light first thing in the morning. The date changes every year, so make sure you're not going to get caught out this month when the clocks go back. Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Cambridgeshire news direct to your inbox When do the clocks go back in 2020? Don't forget to change your clocks! In the UK the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and then back one hour at 2am in October. The date for the clocks going back in the UK to mark the end of summer 2020 will be October 25, at 2am on the Sunday morning. This means you will need to put your clock backward by one hour - many mobile phones and radio-controlled clocks and digital clocks will do this automatically. But don't be caught out by your analog clocks and watches which will need to be changed. Read More Related Articles 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge Read More Related Articles Paul Rudderham missing: Police growing increasingly concerned for missing Littleport man How can I help myself remember to change the clocks? One key phrase should do the trick: 'spring forward, fall back '.
. Maybe leave yourself a note somewhere nearer the time to remind you that it needs to be done, otherwise you might find yourself a bit confused during the day. Why do we change our clocks?
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The concept of daylight saving time was first introduced by the Germans during World War One to cut down on the use of artificial lighting and the burning of valuable coal. In the UK a man called William Willett developed the idea of British Summer Time in 1907 to encourage people to get up earlier in the day and have more hours of daylight to work in. He died before The Summer Time Act of 1916 was passed by Parliament and the first day of British Summer Time on May 21, 1916. Enter your postcode below to find out all the latest news in your area:
Will my mobile phone change time automatically and update? It is more than likely that your phone will do the work for you. Apple iPhones, iPad and Macs update automatically - just check you've turned on ‘set automatically’ in your ‘date and time’ settings. The same goes for all smartphones so you wont need to worry about changing it for your alarm that morning. Mobile phone network operators also change times accordingly, so you shouldn't need to worry. You'll probably need to change the time in your car and on some appliances, such as microwaves and ovens.