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London Offers Ice Cream to Homeless as Heat Hits Poor the Most

  • Charities are also providing showers, shade and ice-cold water
  • Low income families’ homes are more likely to overheat
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Heatwave Brings Soaring Temperatures Across UK, Europe

As London grapples with a sweltering heat wave, the city’s charities and even its mayor are trying to help some of the poorest people in the capital stay cool.

The London mayor’s office has designed a digital map for Londoners to find shaded spots and indoor public areas, such as libraries and cathedrals, while some charities and homelessness groups are offering ice-cold water, showers, shade and ice creams to people living on the streets.