It ain’t half hot!

THE temperature soared to 100F yesterday (Wednesday). But the weather caused problems – and it is believed the heat started a blaze of standing crop in a field next to the B1039, near Barley. Four crews were fighting the blaze which started at about 12.45

THE temperature soared to 100F yesterday (Wednesday).

But the weather caused problems - and it is believed the heat started a blaze of standing crop in a field next to the B1039, near Barley.

Four crews were fighting the blaze which started at about 12.45pm.

Ash from the blaze covered parts of Royston.


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It was the second incident of its kind during the past week.

But for some it was time to cool down.

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Little Ellen Curtis-Copeland, inset, took delight in having an ice cream during a visit to Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston yesterday.

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON 1835DW07 and 1836DW04

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