THE heatwave affected businesses and services in Northumberland.

Here's a roundup of how the county was affected during the extreme temperatures.

The Met Office issued an amber heat warning to the North East, and the first ever red heat warning further south.

Some residents were left without power after a large power cut in the NE47 area.

The power has now been restored by Northern Powergrid.

The Rat Inn in Anick closed on Tuesday to protect staff from high heat in the kitchen.

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"Please note due to dangerous temperatures in our kitchen this lunchtime we have taken the very difficult decision to close tonight and all day tomorrow. We will be open again on Wednesday all being well.

"Sorry to disappoint, however it's just too unsafe to remain open. We have contacted all bookings via phone and email. 

"Apologies again for the inconvenience," they said on Facebook.

Ovingham Middle School emailed parents on Monday to say they had struggled to keep pupils comfortable despite the staff's best efforts.

Hexham Courant: Ovingham Middle School's email to parentsOvingham Middle School's email to parents

"We are faced with physical barriers to ensuring the wellbeing and comfort of our pupils. Our grounds do not offer any shade whatsoever and the structure of our building means that the heat has been approaching 40 degrees in many parts of the school," the email said.

The Charlotte Straker Project in Corbridge was visited by Tyne Valley Ices.

"Despite the soaring temperatures, our residents and staff are keeping cool, helped by a visit from Tyne Valley Ices," a spokesperson said.

Hexham Courant: Colin, a resident at Charlotte StrakerColin, a resident at Charlotte Straker

"We're all looking forward to the cooler days, but rest assured we're keeping a very close eye on everyone to make sure that all our residents keep healthy and safe during the heatwave," the care home said.

Campfires or barbecues were also banned for the forseeable future in any Northumberland County Council parks.

TransPennine Express warned customers of cancellations and speed restrictions.

Kathryn O'Brien, Customer Service and Operations Director for TransPennine Express said: "With weather warnings in place between Sunday and Monday and a number of speed restrictions planned to be imposed on Monday and Tuesday, we will be running an amended train plan and are urging people to only travel if absolutely necessary on these dates."