A new study has shown that heat is bad for brain function. But how else is this incessant summer affecting Britain?

Ah, the drowsy bliss of the endless heatwave. In the desert now forming from Southend to Stirling, each fresh day cracks open a chest of treasure. And, oh, those summer nights.

Well, sod that. Britain’s 50-odd-day run of clement weather (which may soon end, at least for a bit) is causing chaos. Let’s count the ways:

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