The heatwave is taking its toll of London's emergency services. With no let-up in the soaring temperatures, firefighters and paramedics have seen a surge in calls.
And as Londoners heed advice about coping with the heat, Thames Water said it has seen a 15% rise in the demand for tap water in the capital. Piers Hopkirk reports:
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