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It is bringing joy to most of us but for some, the continuing heatwave is proving a real headache.
The operators of the Tyne and Wear Metro have drafted in extra staff to try to minimise disruption after chaos when high temperatures caused power lines to sag and shut down much of the system.
Meanwhile as schools break up for the summer, emergency services say they are on high alert.
Ice cream maker R&R, which is based at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire, is taking on hundreds of staff.
The firm has seen sales treble since the start of the warm weather. Its expansion is partly down to relocation from another factory.
Ice cream manufacturer R&R, based in Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire, has seen a 300% increase in demand since the start of the warm weather.
Stocks of donated blood are running low in the North East, partly because of the hot weather. Newcastle NHS blood donor centre said many people had cancelled appointments over the last few weeks, and of those who did turn up, fewer than usual were able to donate because of low haemoglobin levels.
Supplies of O and B- are significantly low. The centre is calling on more people of all blood types to come forward.