Hot weather is here - think how it will affect you

The Met Office says hot weather likely to impact health has arrived.

Please take extra care in this spell of extremely warm weather which has triggered a Level Three heatwave action alert.

This means temperatures are high enough to have a significant impact on health. Please follow our advice to protect yourself and your family from the possible health effects of hot weather. Please look out for others, especially those in vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses.

Don't let hay fever get you down this summer

Pollen counts are high! Hay fever is the most common seasonal allergy, affecting one in five of us at some point in our lives, and the symptoms can make life very difficult for sufferers. It can come and go at any time in life so for those that haven’t had it before it can take us by surprise.

But it doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. Your local pharmacist can recommend treatments to ease the symptoms.