A week that threatened to break all-time temperature records provided great scope for the pun-loving headline-writers

Roads melted, train tracks buckled and there were fears that the country would run out of suncream.

It was a week that threatened to break all-time temperature records, and included the year’s hottest day so far, when Santon Downham in Suffolk saw temperatures of 33.3C.

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