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United Kingdom: Fears of severe drought recall the summer of 1976

Guardian: For readers of a certain age, 1976 will bring back memories of Fernando by Abba being played on transistor radios, Manchester United being humbled by lowly Southampton in the FA Cup final, inflation raging over 20%, and a blistering summer heatwave that dried up reservoirs and rivers for the first time in living memory. With much of the country baked by temperatures of around 32C and not a drop of rain in sight, the Labour government led by Jim Callaghan began to panic, so much so that it considered...