Holiday giant Tui has shrugged off a summer heatwave hit to its tour operator and airlines division to report a 10.9% rise in annual earnings, but it warned “challenging” trading will continue.
Thames Water has warned of a no-deal Brexit threat to clean water and confirmed talks with the Government as the sector seeks to safeguard supplies after the UK leaves the European Union.
Thames Water has blamed the Beast from the East and the summer heatwave for a surge in water leaks and supply disruption as it reported a plunge in half-year profits.
Climate change made this year’s summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than it would be under natural conditions, the Met Office has said.
Hot weather accompanied by "lots of sunshine" will return to Tayside and Fife next week, according to forecasters.
An action-packed summer of blockbuster events has netted millions of pounds for Perth and Kinross.
Summer will last until October this year in Scotland with the hottest late summer and early autumn for 38 years on the cards.
It has been so hot, even the water of life could stop flowing.
Tayside was one of the hottest places in Scotland on Friday as locals soaked up the last of a heatwave which has lasted more than one month.
Forecasters have told locals across Tayside and Fife to brace for thunderstorms.