Alton Towers in Staffordshire has been forced to close its Smiler ride after reports that a bolt was seen to have dropped from the ride. Watch the rollercoaster in full swing before it was closed.
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A cloudy and wet start with rain, persistent and heavy at times, continuing through the day with hill fog over Derbyshire Peaks.
A dull and wet day for many, the heaviest bursts in the east with some sheltered western parts escaping most of the rain.