There was a spike in deaths in England as the summer heatwave first gripped the country, new figures reveal.
Retailer JD Sports has notched up record half-year results as profits jumped by nearly a fifth despite a tough retail market and difficult times during the heatwave.
This year’s heatwave led to the joint-hottest summer on record for the UK, the Met Office has said.
This year was the joint-hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole and the hottest for England, the Met Office has said.
Hot weather accompanied by "lots of sunshine" will return to Tayside and Fife next week, according to forecasters.
The heatwave is leading to the best and earliest harvest of late summer crops such as apples, plums, grapes, tomatoes and even olives, in years, experts said.
Online booking site Hostelworld has seen its shares slump as it warned of a hit to bookings after the World Cup and European heatwave dented demand.
Britons spent an extra £67 million on alcoholic drinks in July as the hot summer brought strong growth to the grocery market, supermarket figures show.
An action-packed summer of blockbuster events has netted millions of pounds for Perth and Kinross.
Summer 2018 has a chance of ending up the warmest on record for the UK, with the race for the top spot “wide open”, according to the Met Office.