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Woman in her 20s taken to Maidstone hospital after collapsing at The Gallagher Stadium in James Whatman Way

19 May 2014
by Claire McWethy

While many were out enjoying the warm weather this weekend, the heat caused a problem for some people.

A woman, thought to be suffering from the heat, collapsed at The Gallagher Stadium yesterday and was taken to Maidstone hospital.

The patient, thought to be in her 20s, had been watching a charity football match between workers from Tesco and Waitrose distribution centres in Aylesford when she fainted.

Paramedics were called to the stadium at around 3.15pm and spent around 35 minutes treating her.

Meanwhile, a shed fire in Barming has been blamed on sunlight, which is thought to have streamed through the window and ignited newspapers inside.

Dazzling sunlight

Dazzling sunlight

Temperatures in the county peaked at 24 degrees yesterday, considerably above the average temperature for May, 17 degrees. 

The Met Office say each of the last five months have been warmer than average.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes is offering odds of 8/1 on May becoming the hottest on record.

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