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The Times takes a more positive tone with the news that universities say they will “soften” their normal entry grades in light of exams being halted by the pandemic. The paper says the move has “thrown a lifeline” to more than 100,000 pupils who will have their A-level results downgraded by regulators. Also on its front page, the paper reports that the UK has seen its longest stretch of temperatures above 34C since the 1960s, as Britons have been kept awake by a run of “tropical nights” – when temperatures remain above 20C.