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Heatwave: Paris suffers 40.6C hottest day ever as UK temperatures set July record – live

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Belgium and the Netherlands join France in experiencing their hottest day ever, amid climate crisis concerns and health warnings as Europe swelters 4.19pm BST Edinburgh is currently experiencing its warmest day on record, STV reports. Temperatures have soared to 31.2C, surpassing the city’s previous record of 30C set in 1975. 38.1 °C has been recorded at Cambridge; this is only the second time temperatures over 100 Fahrenheit have been recorded in the UK #heatwave #HottestUKJulyDay #HottestDayOfTheYear so far 4.06pm BST Animal welfare campaigners are calling for greyhound races to be cancelled as temperatures soar across the UK.
The League Against Cruel Sports warned the the greyhounds, who will be transported from their kennels and then raced at the tracks, are at risk of heatstroke.
“There have already been reports of dogs dying after just being walked in this heat, let alone racing. These races still going ahead despite the soaring temperatures is yet another clear example of how greyhound welfare is out far behind profit, and why this ‘sport’ needs to end in the UK.” Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-07-25 15:19:29

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