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Ambulance service receives more than 7,000 calls due to hot weather

Hot weather continues across the region. Credit: PA Images

The weekend's hot weather contributed to more than 7,000 emergency calls to the region's ambulance service.

The East of England Ambulance trust has issued a series of warnings over the past few days urging people to take care as temperatures soared to around 30 degrees.

But call operators were still kept busy with calls about a number of hot-weather-related problems from sunburn to breathing difficulties.