Epping Forest grass fire 'under control'

A grass fire in Epping Forest, in south east London is now "under control", the London Fire Brigade said today.

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Grass fire update: LFB's James Morford said: "The Hollow Pond fire is under control." The fire was surrounded at 6.45pm.

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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.