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Worthing underwater as storms hit south coast

Stations and roads were underwater in Worthing today as storms caused flash flooding in the area.

Homes and shops were left damaged and people struggled to get around in water which came up to their knees in some areas.

A drone captured these images above a Worthing street which showed cars trying to manoeuvre through inches of water after a months worth of rain fell in just an hour.

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Weather: Storms return to bring lively start to the week

by - ITV Weather Presenter

By Lucy Verasamy: Weather Presenter

A lively start to the week with intense thundery rain through the south-east already - and further downpours in places this afternoon.

A few scattered, light showers will drift through Northern Ireland, the West Country and Wales.

Elsewhere a fine, bright day with sunshine. Looking good in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

Highs of 22C in the north and 25C in the south, but muggy with the thundery air.

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Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving medical treatment

Jamie Stephen Halifax
Jamie Stephen Halifax has escaped from police custody Credit: Sussex Police

At 00.40am on 27 July, Sussex Police were informed that a prisoner, Jamie Stephen Halifax, had escaped from prison. This occurred while he was at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton, where he had been receiving medical treatment. On 5June, Halifax, 25, was convicted of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon and had been on remand at HMP Lewes awaiting sentence on a date to be fixed when he escaped.

Officers attended andlaunched an extensive search, but at this time Halifax is still at large. He isdescribed as white, 5'4"-5'8", of slim build and with shaven brownhair. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a light blue t-shirt and whitetrainers.

Halifax, who has alarge tattoo spelling "Lauren" on his neck, was last seen runningalong Bristol Gate on the east side of the hospital.

Anyone seeing Halifax,or who may know of his whereabouts, is asked not to approach him but to call Sussex Police, either by dialling 999 if immediately in view, by phoning 101 orby emailing101@sussex.pnn.police.uk,quoting serial 79 of 27/14

Road resurfacing begins today

This year’s annual summer road re-surfacing programme begins today. This year sees 19 main roads - or 53,000m2 of road surface - renewed to create better and safer routes for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Work has been timed to coincide as near as possible to the school summer holidays to minimise disruption.

  • Burghfield Road – Underwood Road to Borough Boundary(Southcote Ward) – Monday 28 July, expected to last 2 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Norcot Road – Oxford Road to Links Drive, westbound only (Kentwood / Norcot Wards) – Monday 28 July, expected to last 3 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Dee Road – Sections from The Meadway to Taff Way(Tilehurst / Norcot Wards) – Wednesday 30 July, expected to last 3 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Bath Road – Section on northside from park entrance near Liebenrood Road to Parkside Road, nearside lane only) (Southcote / Minster Wards) – Wednesday 30 July, expected to last 2 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. The road will remain open with work carried out under a lane closure.
  • Peppard Road – Derby Road to Surley Row, northbound only (Thames Ward) – Thursday 31 July, expected to last2 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Lower Henley Road – Fulllength (Caversham Ward) - Friday 1 August, expected to last 3 days (no work will take place over the weekend). Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Great Knollys Street – CattleMarket to Caversham Road (Abbey Ward) - Friday 1 August, expected to last 3 days (including the weekend) Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Castle Hill / Castle Street –Field Road to Castle Street (Minster / Abbey Wards) – Tuesday 5 August, expected to last 3 nights. Working hours 7pm to 1am. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Chapel Hill – Lower Elmstone Drive to Borough Boundary (Tilehurst Ward) – Tuesday 5 August, expected to last 3 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Crown Street – London Street junction (Katesgrove Ward) – Friday 8 August, expected to last 1 night. Working 7pm to 1am. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Hemdean Road – Sections fromChester Street to Oakley Road (Caversham / Thames Wards) – Friday 8 August, expected to last 4 days (no work will take place over the weekend). Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Lower Elmstone Drive -Sections from Chapel Hill to Pierces Hill (Tilehurst Ward) – Friday 8 August,expected to last 1 day. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Caversham Road - Southbound from Tudor Road to Chatham Street off slip and Great Knollys Street junction both sides (Abbey Ward) – Monday 11 August, expected to last 2 nights. Working hours 7pm to 1am. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Basingstoke Road – Sections from Rose Kiln Lane to Buckland Road (Whitley Ward) – Tuesday 12 August, expected to last 3 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Bath Road – Sections from Burghfield Road to Burrcroft Road (Southcote Ward) – Wednesday 13 August, expected to last 2 days. Working hours 9.30am to 3.30pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Gosbrook Road – Sections from Westfield Road to Washington Road (Caversham Ward) – Thursday 14 August, expected to last 3 days (no work will take place over the weekend). Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • The Meadway – New Lane Hillto St Michaels Road (Tilehurst Ward) – Wednesday 27 August, expected to last 2 days. Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Craven Road – full length(Redlands Ward) – Friday 29 August, expected to last 4 days (including the weekend) . Working hours 8am to 8pm. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
  • Forbury Road – Vastern Roadto Blagrave Street (Abbey Ward) – Tuesday 2 September, expected to last 3 nights. Working hours 7pm to 1am. Full road closure required with a signed diversion route in operation.
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