St John Ambulance treats record numbers due to heat

Visitors to Green Park, London, enjoy the Summer weather. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

St John Ambulance teams in London have treated record numbers of people for heat related conditions at Wimbledon, Hampton Court and the Hyde Park Barclaycard British Summer Time concerts, the service said today.

Volunteers assisted over 3,000 people in the past three weeks as temperatures soared and people wilted under the onslaught of heat, dehydration and breathing difficulties related to high pollen counts.

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Travel disruption due to heat

Trains on some of the country's busiest routes were cancelled or delayed yesterday evening because of emergency engineering work and signalling problems, causing travel chaos for thousands of passengers.