'You've got to be sensible': London faces record heat

STORY: Britain, which can struggle to maintain key transport services in extreme heat or the snow, has been put on a state of "national emergency" alert as temperatures look set to surpass the previous record of 38.7C recorded in 2019.

The heat brought widespread travel problems and requests from train operators for people to only use the service if essential.

Transport minister Grant Shapps said it would be many years before Britain could fully upgrade its infrastructure to cope with higher temperatures.

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