The UK has seen its hottest June day since the long hot summer of 1976 as the temperature at Heathrow airport reached 33.9°C this afternoon.
Not quite so hot in the Anglia region but it was 30.7°C at Woburn in Bedfordshire at 4pm.
Not only has it been the hottest day of the year so far it has also been the hottest summer solstice on record beating 31.7°C set in London in 1936.
Temperatures at 4pm in the Anglia region on Wednesday 21 June 2017
- 30.7°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
- 29.9C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
- 29.6°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
- 29.4°C in Cambridge
- 29.3°C in Bedford
- 28.9°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
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The East of England Ambulance Service is urging the public not to call 999 unless it is absolutely necessary during the current hot weather.
The service has been receiving up to 200 calls an hour over the last few days.
They mostly involve elderly people or those with underlying health issues suffering with heatstroke or dehydration.
They are under huge pressure to respond to the big rise and demand.
However, whilst we are able to respond, we urge the public to please think before they dial 999 and use our services wisely and look at other alternatives that they could use before dialling 999.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered multiple stab wounds in an attack in Northampton.
Officers were called after they received reports of a man stumbling outside an address close to the Mill Lane-Woodside Way junction in Kings Heath, shortly before 4am, Tuesday 20 June.
The victim had suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest, back and abdomen and was taken by paramedics to Northampton General Hospital where his condition is described as serious.
Anyone with information about the attack should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoippers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.
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