As temperatures soared today, it wasn't just people who were enduring the heat.
While many of us bathed in the summer sun, those who look after the residents of Yorkshire Wildlife Park had to come up some more inventive ways to keep the animals cool.
Grace Melody Gardner reports:
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The temperature in Sheffield today at 31.7°C was a tenth of a degree lower than the hottest day ever in July, according to Weston Park Weather Station.
The hottest day ever in July was recorded as 31.8°C back in 1943. The highest temperature of all-time recorded by the station is 34.3°C.
Sheffield Wednesday fans have shown sympathy for Stuart Gray after the Owls appointed Carlos Carvalhal as his replacement last night.
Gray was sacked last month by new owner Dejphon Chansiri. The Owls finished 13th in the Championship in the last campaign.
Fans have been speaking to ITV Calendar:
The plane carrying the bodies of eight victims of the Tunisia beach terror attack has touched down repatriation at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
Northern Rail has paid tribute to Christopher Bell from Leeds, after he was confirmed as one of the victims' in last week's Tunisia beach massacre.
Mr Bell and his wife Sharon were among 27 Britons killed in Tunisia.
Adrian Thompson from Northern Rail described Mr Bell as a 'much loved and highly valued colleague'.
We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our colleague Christopher Bell and his wife Sharon were among those killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia.
Christopher was a much loved and highly valued colleague and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.
Pictures posted on social media showed thick black smoke in the sky.
The blaze, close to Mansfield, is now believed to be under control but the motorway lanes remain closed.
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