Great Britain: Hunt for shade becomes the new national pastime

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A man cools down in the fountains in Derby city centre. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA
From Guardian
Britain’s favourite summer pastime, strange to recall, used to be complaining about the drizzle. Happily, we are nothing if not adaptable. As a week of blistering weather intensified further across most of Britain yesterday, pushing temperatures to record-breaking July levels, the country was demonstrating its mastery of a new hobby: trying to keep cool as roads melted and train tracks buckled
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