August 2018

Hothouse earth image

The UK has recently been experiencing the type of prolonged hot spell that hasn’t been seen since the summer of 1976.  In that year the government of the day introduced a Drought Act and even appointed a Minister for Drought, Denis Howell, whose job was to encourage the public to use less water. While a very wet (and cold) Spring and Winters saved us from serious water shortages, 1976 was