Tornado damage

Twister: the damage in pictures

A tornado passed through Oxfordshire yesterday. The "supercell" storm also brought heavy winds, rain and hail.

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Twister, mini tornado? Look what happened over Hedge End in Southampton

A 'mini tornado' has been filmed by Dan Hampton in Hedge End, Southampton. He filmed it on his 'phone yesterday, Tuesday. Of course, we may think of it as a little twister - or mini-tornado but it's really a funnel cloud - formed during a thunderstorm or heavy shower.

If a funnel cloud touches the ground, it is generally regarded as a tornado and could cause damage. Still - it looks good!

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Tributes to biker killed in crash

Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards died after the crash on the A331 on Thursday Credit: Hampshire Police

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision on the A331 in Hampshire last Thursday have paid tribute to him. Mark Edwards was riding to Farnham shortly before 5.30am when he was in a collision with a Royal Mail lorry. He was taken to Frimley Park Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

His family have released the following statement:

“Mark was a hard working, loving husband and father. His life was dedicated to his family and providing the best life he could for them. “Mark will be greatly missed not only by his wife, sons and daughter but by his many friends and colleagues.”

A 52-year-old man from Southampton arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until August 20 pending further enquiries.

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