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Record-breaking heat sees UK battle wildfires

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A fire burns during a heatwave, in east London, Britain, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

UK struggles against record-breaking heat, infrastructure failures and wildfires as temperatures soar due to climate change

A fire burns during a heatwave, in east London, Britain, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tony O’brien

Extreme heat saw Britain swelter as the mercury hit 40.3 degrees celsius in England’s north – the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom.

Heathrow Airport and St James’s Park in central London weren’t far behind, hitting 40.2 degrees.

The London Fire Brigade declared an emergency incident.

As it battled baking heat and fires sparking across multiple locations in and out of the national capital.

Professor Stephen Belcher, the Met Office’s chief scientist said that the extreme heat was due to climate change.

“If we continue under a high emissions scenario we could see temperatures like these every three years”

prof stephen belcher, chief scientist, uk met office

Thousands of people in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the north-east were left without power after transmission equipment overheated.

Many train services were cancelled as the steel rails buckled under the heat, and overhead wires sagged.

Schools closed early – or even refused to open.

The supreme court moved hearings online.

And the British Museum closed at 3pm – earlier than normal because of the unprecedented heat.

Simon is a ticker NEWS corespondent in London. Simon started his career in his hometown of Sydney as a news video producer for NineMSN, then moved to the UK with Good Morning Britain on ITV, followed by a TV reporter for a local news service in Manchester in England’s north. Simon joins ticker News after several years in the London headquarters of ITN Productions as a news producer, and as an assistant news editor for ITV News.

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Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ Season 4 will explore contemporary political polarisation

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Show creator Eric Kripke hints at a narrative that will not shy away from uncomfortable truths, promising a season that challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.

Known for its bold satire and unflinching critique of societal issues, the series seems poised to dissect the current climate of division with its trademark blend of dark humour and gritty realism, as reported by Reuters.

Director/Filmmaker Rob Fantozzi unpacks the latest from The Boys and beyond in the entrainment world. #featured

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Tesla shareholders approve historic $56B Elon Musk pay package

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Tesla shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk’s unprecedented $56 billion compensation package, underscoring their confidence in his leadership and vision for the electric car company.

The package, which is tied to ambitious performance targets, includes a mix of stock options and bonuses contingent upon Tesla’s financial and operational milestones over the next decade.

As reported by Reuters, the approval underscores the support that Musk enjoys from Tesla’s retail investor base, many of whom are vocal fans of the mercurial billionaire.

The proposal passed despite opposition from some large institutional investors and proxy firms.

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The secret aspect of exercise and trauma release

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Recent studies have shed new light on the profound impact sedentary behavior is having on mental health.

A meta-analysis revealed a strong correlation between increased sitting time and higher rates of depression.

Now, many experts believe that movement and exercise are not only beneficial for mental health but also play a crucial role in trauma release.

Jenni Crumpton Ross, the President and CEO of Kula for Karma joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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