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Hottest June day in the UK since 1976

The UK has seen its hottest June day for more than 40 years. Credit: Joanne Joyce

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

Corrie's girlfriend posts new picture of 'mummy's perfect princess'

The picture was posted on April's Facebook page captioned: 'mummy's perfect princess'. Credit: April Oliver

The girlfriend of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has released a new photo of their baby daughter.

Corrie disappeared on a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds in September.

Police have been searching a landfill site in Milton for more than 14 weeks and have sifted through 4,000 tonnes of waste.

April Oliver posted the picture of their newborn baby girl on her Facebook page along with the caption 'mummy's perfect princess'.


Ambulance service urge people to think before calling 999

Public Health England are urging people to keep hydrated in the heat Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

– Karl Edwards, Deputy Director for Service Delivery


Police investigate as 'shots fired and fire thrown' in Ipswich

  • Video report by ITV Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Gun fire was heard in a residential area of Ipswich in the early hours of Tuesday 20 June.

Officers were called to Kelly Road around 2.20am.

A number of of people had reported hearing shots and seeing someone who appeared to be throwing things that had been set on fire at an address there.

No one at the property was hurt.

Officers - including the National Police Air Service helicopter - searched the area but could not find anyone.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 42 of today, Tuesday 20 June.

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