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Calls for council to get tougher on beach litter-droppers

A video of the litter left behind by visitors to Bournemouth beach after a day in the sun, has been shared thousands of times online.

The shocking footage shows bottles, cans and plastic bags strewn over the sands.

There have been calls today for the council to get tougher on those responsible.

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Commuters again facing rail delays because of heat

Rail passengers heading home to the Thames Valley tonight face delays and cancelled trains again because of the heat.

These are the signs greeting thousands of passengers at Paddington this evening.

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Great Western Railway has announced there will be some alterations to its services in and out of London this afternoon because of high track temperatures.

This evening, services between London Paddington and Henley-on-Thames will only operate between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames. And services between London Paddington and Marlow/Bourne Endwill will only operate between Maidenhead and Marlow/Bourne End.

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South West Trains currently has speed restrictions on various lines out of London Waterloo for the same reason.

Council reminds litter-droppers they could be fined

Thousands flocked to the region's beaches yesterday to enjoy a day in the sun, but in some places, huge amounts of litter were left behind.

Bournemouth council is reminding people they could be fined if caught dropping rubbish, after a video emerged showing the state of the beach there.

Head of Operations at Bournemouth Tourism, Chris Saunders, says the bins on the beach are regularly emptied and litter pickers work every morning to clean it:


Thousands affected by chaos on rail lines out of capital

Thousands of people crammed into stations across London yesterday, after wide-spread delays caused by high temperatures and technical problems.

Speed restrictions were put in place as rail bosses feared tracks could buckle in the heat.

Passengers packed onto the concourses at Waterloo and Paddington stations - some people's journey times more than doubled.

There were also long delays for South West Trains passengers because of signalling problems. James McVey, of the band The Vamps, and film critic Mark Kermode were among many tweeting their frustration.

Delays on Southern services also continued yesterday because of a sink hole under a rail track in Forest Hill. Services resumed this morning after test trains were run overnight to check it was safe.

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