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REMINDER: Clocks go forward this Sunday

SUMMER TIME: Clocks go forward an hour at 1am this Sunday

IT SEEMS like only yesterday that we enjoyed that extra hour snuggled up in bed for the official start of winter.

However, this weekend, a whole hour of snoozing will be snatched away.

In what might seem like an unfair trade, Britain will miss out on an hour sleep in exchange for extra daylight in the morning and brighter evenings.

Every year at the beginning of British Summer Time (BST), the nation wonders why they’ve missed an hour of the Eastenders Omnibus or have to try to figure out which knob or button changes the time on the oven.

According to reports, BST was first proposed in Britain by William Willet, a keen horse rider.

Willet would take long rides through the woods, making the most of the early morning sun while everyone else was still asleep.

He became increasingly incensed at what he saw as a waste of daylight, so in 1907 published a pamphlet calling for clocks to be changed so people could make the most of it.

The Government eventually adopted Willett's idea in 1916 - a year after his death.

So when you wake up on Sunday (March 30), don’t throw your alarm clock out of the window in frustration – it’s not broken, you’re not going mad, it’s just that time of year again.

On the plus side, most smart phones automatically sync to the correct time.

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