Temperatures may soar to 35C in the UK next week

The heatwave over Britain is showing little sign of relenting. High temperatures today has melted roads and sparked wildfires in the countryside.

A&E departments said they have had their busiest week of the year as a level 3 heat warning remains in place over western England.

Rupert Evelyn reports:

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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.