Equestria Daily reports that Cartoon Network in the UK will be airing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic at the end of July. The information comes via e-mail from Hasbro UK Consumer Affairs.
A Summer 2011 UK release was originally announced in December 2010 (Friendship is Magic to Air in U.K., Spain, Scandinavian Countries And the Middle East Summer 2011), but this is the first confirmation of the specific month.
As for the toys, Hasbro has been stating a September release date in e-mails since April 2011 (Apparent UK Release date for G4s in September). However, Toy Planet in Derby jumped the gun (G4s Come to UK Early) and is already offering G4 ponies in store and online for UK ponyfans. And Amazon UK is already offering Rarity's Royal Gem Carriage (via picklepud at the MLP Arena).