'Animals that feed on fruits and veg get fruit ice lollies while the carnivores get ice blocks made out of blood instead of water'Read the full story ›
Bulwell Police in Nottingham rescued the little dog after finding it in a hot car with no air and no water.
This is what happens when irresponsible dog owners leave their poor dogs in hot cars with no fresh air and no water! https://t.co/DUARdmOq9R
Public Health England has issued advice on how to stay safe over the next few days as a heatwaves sweeps across the region.
The watchdog says keeping safe in the sun is mostly common sense but warns the high temperatures can bring trouble for those with underlying health risks.
“Each year we hear stories of people who have fallen seriously ill because, even though it’s hotter they may wear clothes which are too warm for hot weather, they may not drink enough or just try to do too much," said Dr Angie Bone, head of Extreme Events at Public Health England.
Public Health England issued advice:
- Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
- Drink plenty of water - sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
- Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
- Open windows when it feels cooler outside and it’s safe to do so
- Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
- If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
- Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
With Birmingham set to bask in the sunshine, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city.Read the full story ›
Midlands could hit almost 90F (32C) on Tuesday followed by storms, heavy rain and the risk of flash flooding later.Read the full story ›
West Midlands Ambulance Service say they've been inundated with heat-related calls and not all of them have been life-threatening. They say it's adding pressure to an already-busy service as Balvinder Sidhu reports.
With temperatures soaring to 25 degrees, West Midlands Ambulance Service say they have been inundated with heat-related calls, not all of them life-threatening.
They say it is adding pressure to an already-busy service.