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REVELLERS basked in the sunshine as Notting Hill Carnival continued on the hottest summer Bank Holiday ever.

Music filled the streets in west London for a second day, as people piled out to mark the long-standing celebration of Caribbean heritage in the capital.

Drummers paraded their way through the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday since records began, as temperatures climbed to 30C in London.

Some performers were armed with spray bottles filled with water, and stewards accompanying the bands handed out bottles of water to dancers decked out in colourful feathers.

Despite the heat, paraders continued to enjoy the weekend.

Jordan Leigh, 29, led the drummers in the London School of Samba in the role of Rainha de Bateria, or Queen of the Drums.

A Brazilian dancing tradition, Ms Leigh called it an "honour" and "a dream come true" to be leading the band at her fifth Notting Hill Carnival.

Ro, in her 30s, danced with troupe Paraiso yesterday.

She called carnival "amazing" and announced: "It's so liberating for women, and for men."

A paramedic joins dancers during the Notting Hill Carnival AARON CHOWN

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 27, 2019
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