We’re basking in sunshine
Published at 07:38, Wednesday, 17 July 2013
THE hottest summer weather for the best part of a decade has had Tynedale folk basking in temperatures of up to 27C this week.
Ice cream, ice lolly and soft drink sales soared as the blazing wall to wall sunshine sent shirt-sleeved office workers scuttling to parks and open spaces in their droves for succour.
For the first time in years, people have been spotted cooling off with a dip in the Tyne and other rivers as the sun beat down.
And although it did go dull for a while in midweek, the good news is that the sunny weather is expected to return for the weekend at least.
Tuesday was the warmest day at 27C, but the average was a lovely 24C at the Plunderheath weather station at Haydon Bridge.
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A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.