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Warning of train delays due to heat

A track buckled due to heat Credit: Network Rail

Abellio Greater Anglia and Network Rail are warning there could be some delays in train services because of the hot weather.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) some services will have speed restrictions imposed.

"As a result of the high temperatures forecast for Wednesday 1 July, speed restrictions will be in place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria for some of the day. These are measures introduced by Network Rail to protect the infrastructure. To assist in minimising delays, there are also some alterations planned to the evening peak timetable. We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience these temporary timetable changes may cause."

– Abellio Greater Anglia spokesperson

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Anglia Weather: How hot will it get?

Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.

Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.

There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.

Heading to the highest road in Europe- in Robin Reliants!

Some of the group heading out! Credit: Tour de Lard!

A group of friends from Hertfordshire has set off on a rather unique journey - in three wheelers.

The 8 strong team from Rushden are driving to the highest paved road in the Alps - in vintage Reliant Robins and sidecars.

It will take them 10 days to complete the 1600 mile round trip. They're aiming to raise more than £10,000 for local children's charities.

Credit: Tour de Lard

In the summer of 2013, the group, known as Tour de Lard rode 50cc mopeds from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money for the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City.

They aimed for £10,000 and with gift aid raised over £12,000.00. LEts hope they do just as well this time!

Credit: Tour de Lard
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