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Fallen tree on the line between Fareham and Southampton

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western services between Swindon and Portsmouth Harbour due to a fallen tree on the line between Fareham and Southampton Central.

It's also also affecting Southern and South West services. Trains will divert to Portsmouth & Southsea and Bognor Regis accordingly.

Some trains will divert through Eastleigh due to a tree on the line at Burlesdon.


Clearing up after flash flooding in Kent

It was a busy night for Kent Fire & Rescue as flash flooding hit Tunbridge Wells town centre.

Over the course of the evening and into last night they took over 60 emergency calls regarding flooding, most of which were in and around Tunbridge Wells town centre.

Officers were sent to assess each call, in many cases the flood water was already receding or there was nowhere to pump water without affecting other properties.

Kent Fire & Rescue focused their resources on the following locations:

  • Nevill Street, Tunbridge Wells: 2 fire engines pumped out water from two properties in Nevill Street.
  • Market Street, Tunbridge Wells: 2 fire engines pumped out water from two properties in Market Street.
  • Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells: 1 fire engine pumped out water from flooded basement and garden using a light portable pump.
  • Firefighters were not required to carry out rescue of any casualties and there are no reports of any injuries.

Warnings follow reports of flooding in Tunbridge Wells

Have your say on minimising flood risk

It's the final day today for people to have their say on a package of plans designed to minimise the risk of flooding in Reading.

Areas of the Thames Valley were devastated by flooding in 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

Eight sites across the town have been identified as at greater risk. The plan describes the work to alleviate the flooding and where it's already underway.

Residents able to see plans for flood alleviation scheme

Hambledon was severely flooded last winter Credit: ITV Meridian

Residents and businesses who were severely affected by flooding last year are being invited to find out what precautions have been put in place to stop the same happening again.

People in Hambledon will be able to discuss plans on the flood alleviation scheme.

The council will share how they hope to keep the village open for business during the works.


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