Red-hot planet as world’s records are smashed
How much does this heatwave have to do with climate change? It is 33C in Scotland and 41C in Denver. As the globe bakes in hot weather, some are asking if climate change could be to blame.
Journalists prepare for summer’s silly season
Now that summer is here, a lull in serious news can result in the silly season — a longstanding tradition for Britain’s summertime press. What does it mean — and should news ever be ‘silly’?
Ancient gods still worshipped on longest day
Today is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. In ancient times, it was an important festival of the pagan gods. Could it be time to bring a 3,000-year-old tradition back to life?
Stormy summer set to continue for rain-soaked UK
Forecasters have issued flood warnings as more bands of rain approach British shores. Meanwhile, America has suffered an extreme heat wave. Is global warming to blame?
Crowds gather at Stonehenge for summer solstice
Tonight, the Northern Hemisphere sees its shortest night of the year, as Earth tilts on its axis towards the Sun. Summer is here, and people in rainy Britain are desperate for decent weather.