Kew Gardens has been closed to the public "as a precaution" after a severe weather warning for London. It comes after a woman was killed by a falling branch on Sunday afternoon.
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The action is aimed at firefighters who strike for part of a shift instead of a full day.
Stunned passers-by could barely believe their eyes when part of Covent Garden looked like it was crumbling away and taking off.
The women were originally living at a nearby hostel but forced to move out when funding was cut.