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Chaos on roads and rails after thunderstorms

Parts of Horsham in Sussex were flooded with roads impassable

Twenty thousand lightning strikes, and a month's worth of rainfall in just a few hours, has flooded businesses and schools, and caused travel misery across the South. Fallen trees blocked roads and rail lines, and one driver was injured when two trees came down and crushed his van on Winchester Road in Botley. And, there's a warning of more thunderstorms to come tonight. Rachel Hepworth reports.


TRAVEL - TRAINS: Southeastern revised service

There is a revised rail service on Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and between London Charing Cross and Orpington due to flooding. All lines have now reopened following disruption caused by heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Southeastern network.

Services are still subject to revisions, delays and cancellations.

TRAVEL - TRAINS: Revised service on South West Trains due to bad weather

Check before travelling on South West Trains

Revised service on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Salisbury due to flooding and signalling problem. London Waterloo to/from Salisbury and Exeter will terminate and start at Basingstoke. Passengers will need to use an alternative train between Basingstoke and London Waterloo.

'I was proud to vote today' Fareham MP on Referendum

Fareham MP encourages others to have their say in Referendum

The MP for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, has cast her vote at the Lockswood Community Centre and Library in Fareham.

“I was proud to vote today in the referendum, and take part in the biggest decision our country has faced in my lifetime. From what I’ve seen, turnout in Fareham appears to be high, which is a great endorsement of our democracy, and of the pledge we made as Conservatives to give the people a say on this vital issue. Whatever the result, we have to respect the wishes of the British people and unite to face the future.”

– Suella Fernandes MP,


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