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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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Sunburn warning issued after boy's ordeal

Children and parents have been urged to take extra care to avoid sunburn with sweltering temperatures continuing across the country.

Matthew Breydin, 11, and his mother Caroline Breydin appeared on Daybreak to warn other families.

Matthew Breydin, 11, became badly burned after playing in the sea despite having lotion applied by his mum before and after he was in the water.

After taking time off school, another spell in direct sunlight saw his skin badly blister, despite him wearing a top at the time, and he was taken to hospital.

Matthew Breydin's skin reddened and blistered despite him wearing a t-shirt.

Staff at Birmingham Children's Hospital, which treated the youngster, said they have treated more children for severe sunburn than in previous years.

Doctors warned parents to ensure young children remain covered and protected and do not spend too long in the sun.

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