Grass fire 'can be seen from Olympic stadium'

A girl reportedly at the Olympic Stadium in east London has tweeted a picture of what she claims is smoke rising from grass fires at Epping Forest, Leytonstone.

Grass fire in Leytonstone. Credit: Twitter/ @Sweetcheeks

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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.