Storm Doris: Woman killed by falling debris

A woman has been killed in Wolverhampton city centre in a Storm Doris-related incident.

Flights have been cancelled and commuters faced travel chaos as Storm Doris hit the UK, with winds reaching speeds of more than 90mph.

A man was literally blown off his feet, the roof of a Lidl was blown off in Blackpool and Coronation Street had to stop filming.

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Emotions run high as Storm Doris train chaos continues

Thousands of passengers have been left stranded as rail services have faced long delays and cancellations in the wake of Storm Doris.

High winds caused treacherous conditions, with trees falling on the lines in some areas.

One young woman broke down in tears as she told ITV News her trains to Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had been repeatedly cancelled.

It's taken me three and a half hours... I'm still not home and my trains have been cancelled over three times and I can't get home.

I have no money and I can't get hold of my parents, so I don't know what I'm going to do.

I'm scared, to be honest.

– Passenger

Storm Doris causes chaos on the roads in Scotland

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Storm Doris has caused chaos on the roads in Scotland, leaving many commuters stranded in icy and dangerous conditions.

Central and southern areas were battered by blizzards and heavy snow, causing accidents and forcing the closure of many roads.

Among the worst hit was the M80 near Cumbernauld, where drivers were brought to a standstill for several hours.

A yellow warning for ice has been issued for much of Scotland overnight.


Chaos and tragedy as Storm Doris batters Britain

Storm Doris caused chaos across Britain on Thursday, with winds of more than 90mph, heavy rain and even snow reported across the country.

Roads and bridges were shut and powerlines came down, while travellers faced long delays on the railways as train services were cancelled.

And there was tragedy in Wolverhampton, where a woman was killed in the street by a piece of flying debris.

Workers begin repairing collapsed rooftop scaffolding

Workers have begun trying to repair scaffolding which collapsed at a central London office block.

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The scaffolding, put up amid work on a £15 million rooftop extension at Aldwych House in Holborn, became dislodged in the high winds of Storm Doris.

Emergency services were forced to shut off the Kingsway southbound and Aldwych eastbound for safety reasons, causing long delays for drivers.

Driving instructor in near miss as tree crashes in road

A driving instructor has laughed off a lucky near-miss after a huge tree crashed down in front of his car in high Storm Doris winds.

The falling branches smashed down onto the road as Paul Smith drove through Spalding in Lincolnshire, a scene he captured on his dashboard camera.

He posted the video on the Facebook page of his Paul Smith LDC Driving School, writing: "All in the day of being a driving instructor!

"Feeling very lucky that I managed to stop before I became a pancake due to this tree falling in Spalding this morning - thanks Doris!

"Need a strong coffee or something a little stiffer!!!"

Eleven hurt after storm winds topple double-decker bus

The X1 service in Cambridgeshire blew off the road and onto its side at around 1pm. Credit: Norfolk & Suffolk's Roads Policing

Storm Doris winds have toppled a double-decker bus onto its side in Cambridgeshire, injuring 11 people.

No-one was left in a serious or life-threatening condition after the toppling on Lynn Road in Wisbech just before 1.15pm.

East of England Ambulance Service said 15 people were assessed at the scene and the 11 with minor injuries were taken to two nearby hospitals.

The X1 service was travelling from West Walton to Walton Highway.


Rooftop scaffolding collapses in Storm Doris

Rooftop scaffolding has collapsed in the high winds of Storm Doris, forcing emergency services to close a main road through central London.

The collapse caused roads to close in Holborn, central London Credit: @graemedouglas

The scaffolding became dislodged at the top of the office block at the 1926-built Aldwych House, Holborn, due to the high winds.

It had been put into place as part of plans for a £15 million rooftop extension.

The scaffolding was dislodged by the high winds Credit: @James_Jones
The scaffolding was put in place as part of a £15m extension Credit: //

The roadway running beneath was closed off on Thursday afternoon and was not expected to reopen until 5pm.

Motorists were warned of long delays in the area.

The road is expected to reopen at 5pm Credit: @James_Jones

Storm Doris halts Coronation Street filming

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Outdoor filming for Manchester-based Coronation Street was brought to a halt as Doris paid a visit to the cobbled set.

TV director David Kester tweeted this picture with the caption "Trying to film Corrie in Storm Doris...Nasty!"

A spokeswoman for the ITV soap said affected scenes would be rescheduled.

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Two injured after tree falls on car

Two men were injured in the incident Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two men have been hurt after a tree came down on their car on a rural road.

The incident happened on the A49 Just north of Church Stretton in Shropshire.

Two men were injured in the incident Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

The front seat passenger, a man in his 80s, had suffered a laceration to his neck and was complaining of chest pain.

His wife, who was a rear seat passenger in the car, also travelled to the same hospital though she was uninjured. The driver, a 75 year old man, had neck pain and seatbelt pain in his chest. He was assessed before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
Two men were injured in the incident Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
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