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Polling stations relocated after heavy flooding

Flooding outside the Grange Primary School in Newham, east London. Credit: PA

Some polling stations have been forced to close and many others are flooded after heavy rain hit the capital.

Kingston upon Thames Council in south west London has been forced to move two polling stations, Devon Way in Chessington and Shiraz Mirza in New Malden, after they became swamped with water.

Several others remain difficult to access because of the ongoing wet weather.

A Kingston Council spokesperson said: “Heavy rainfall over night has resulted in the closure of two polling stations. We had plans in place to minimise the disruption and alternative polling stations have opened nearby."

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Millions heading to the polls in the EU referendum in the Anglia region

Voting has started in the historic referendum to decide Britain's future in the European Union.

Voting is under in Britain's historic referendum on membership of the European Union. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than 5 million people are registered to vote in the Anglia region in the European Union referendum.

The UK is being asked if it wants to remain a member of the European Union or leave the institution after 43 years.

Polling stations are open until 10pm with the votes being counted overnight. The result of the historic vote is expected to be known in the early hours of Friday.

There are 56 voting districts across the Anglia region based on local council areas. Most polling stations are located where they usually are for General Elections.

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Business leaders demand better performance by new rail franchise

The successful bidder will be announced in the coming weeks. Credit: ITV Anglia.

As the Government prepares to announce the successful bidder for the East Anglia rail franchise in the coming weeks, a letter's been written to the government demanding a better rail service for the region.

The Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce, which is made up of local business leaders and MP wrote to the transport secretary to ask any new tender includes new rolling stock, and better journey times·

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