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Tens of thousands of commuters were left stranded tonight after lightning caused chaos at two of London’s busiest stations.

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Overturned car towing caravan causes huge queues on the M25

M25 is blocked and anticlockwise between junction 4 and junction 3 after a car towing a caravan having overturned.

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M25 update: Here's the scene of the crash on the M25 between J4 and J3. http://t.co/lplyNZkey4

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M25: M25 blocked and queueing traffic anticlockwise between J4 and J3 due to car towing a caravan having overturned. http://t.co/IGEQf7bq3t

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Driver escapes with minor injuries after car flips onto roof

A driver in south London escaped with only minor injuries today after a car flipped onto its roof on Brixton Road.

We sent an ambulance crew and single responder car to the scene to treat a woman reported to be in her 30s for minor injuries.

– London Ambulance Service

The accident happened at around 8am, reportedly colliding with a pedestrian and cyclist, who escaped without serious injury.

Man arrested after car crash

Police tape.
Police tape. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive

A man who was involved in a two-car road crash in Brockley Rise earlier today was arrested at the scene. He was then taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

A second man who is believed to be in his late forties was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Local road closures are in place.

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Sumo runners take over Battersea Park

Sumo runners at the start line.
Sumo runners at the start line. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Sumo Run 2014 took place this morning in Battersea Park. Hundreds of runners took part in the charity event which was organised by Link Community Development.

Sumo runners warming up.
Sumo runners warming up. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A sumo runner on a bike.
A sumo runner on a bike. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Sumo runners.
Sumo runners. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gatwick tells passengers to go home without luggage

Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick Airport. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press

Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to go home without their luggage, due to baggage delays of up to five hours. Airlines affected include British Airways, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thompson flights. The delays have been caused due to a lack of baggage handlers.

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Passengers on flights advised to head home& @british_airways will fwd bags: BA2675 Larnaca; BA2719 Malaga; BA2727 Ibiza; BA2635 Alicante

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Monarch, Thomson & Thomas Cook passengers waiting more than 90mins for baggage can arrange to have luggage sent to their home address

Sumo fun run 2014

Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013.
Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013. Credit: The Sumo Run

The annual 5km charity fun run takes place this morning in Battersea Park. Hundreds of runners will make their way in giant inflatable sumo suits around the course.

Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013.
Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013. Credit: The Sumo Run

Their previous event set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people running in sumo suits.

Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013.
Participants taking part in Sumo Run 2013. Credit: The Sumo Run
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