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Heatwave warnings

The Met Office has elevated the West Midlands from level 2 to level 3 on its heatwave weather warnings scale. The East Midlands and Yorkshire remain at level 2.

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Emergency services braced for wave of 999 calls

Heat warnings in place Credit: Federico Gambarini/DPA/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance saw a massive increase in 999 calls last weekend due to the hot weather, and they're expecting the same this weekend. Last week they had more than 3000 calls.

East Midlands Ambulance Service says their calls are up 15% on what they would expect from an average day.

The Royal Derby Hospital have put their heatwave plan into action - that means cool rooms are available for 'high risk' patients, temperatures are measured four times a day, and extra water is on hand.

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