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Britain's hottest day since 2006

Temperatures have reached 33.5 celsius at Heathrow - not only making today the hottest of the year, but also the hottest day since 2006.

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Paramedics struggling to cope in 'dangerously high' heat

Ambulance crews are struggling to cope in the heatwave as they try to rescue people in "dangerously high" temperatures.

Paramedic Karl Paddison warned that even healthy people can fall foul of hot sun, adding that the London Ambulance Service has to attend to people who have collapsed on a daily basis.

And the the worst effects are being felt by people stuck in lifts, in the capital's Underground, or those who are so burned they have to be admitted to A&E with sun stroke.

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