Power cuts after storm damage

Thousands of people are still without power after high winds swept across London and the South East.

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Cameron: Loss of life from storm 'hugely regrettable'

David Cameron said the loss of life as a result of the storm battering Britain is "hugely regrettable".

The Prime Minister said the Government is working to make sure that the emergency services are able to do as much as possible to provide assistance.

On a visit to the Mini plant in Oxford, he said: "Any injury or loss of life is hugely regrettable. We have to make sure the emergency services can act as fast as they can to help people."

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Elderly woman hospitalised after gas explosion

London Fire Brigade reports that an elderly woman is in hospital after a gas explosion caused three buildings to collapse and damaged a further two in Hounslow, south-west London.

Three houses have collapsed and two others have been damaged following a gas explosion on Bath Road in Hounslow. Three people escaped from the properties before firefighters arrived and an elderly woman has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance.

Urban search and rescue crews are working to make the structure safe and ensure any fires are put out. Twelve people were evacuated from surrounding properties as a precaution. Crews have rescued a dog from one of the houses.

Six fire engines are at the scene with a number of specialist vehicles.

– london fire brigade
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More than 30 firefighters at scene of gas explosion

London Fire Brigade has six engines and more than 30 firefighters at the scene of a gas explosion in Hounslow, south-west London.

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South West Trains reports several trees on the track

South West Trains has reported several trees on the lines, including this one near Fareham in Hampshire which knocked over a signal point.

A tree has knocked over a signal point near Fareham, Hampshire Credit: Twitter/@SW_Trains

This tree, at an unknown location, is holding up part of the bank and will take "additional time to clear," the train operator said.

Tree on the tracks at an unknown location Credit: Twitter/@SW_Trains

The line between Farnham and Alton, both in Hampshire, has been blocked by another tree

A tree on the line in Hampshire Credit: Twitter/@SW_Trains

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