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Britain has just faced its hottest day on record. What problems did it cause?

Train tracks were damaged on Britain's hottest day. Image: REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

Kate Holton

Chief Correspondent , Thomson Reuters

William James

Writer, Reuters

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Police officers and firefighters close the area near a fire during a heatwave, in Rainham, east London, Britain. Image: REUTERS/Tony O'Brien
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Firefighters attend a gorse bush fire, during a heatwave near Zennor, Cornwall, Britain. Image: REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

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