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Weather: Thursday

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Rather cloudy with the odd spot of rain.

Some bright or sunny intervals are likely during the afternoon, but thicker cloud bringing further rain to the north by evening.

Maximum Temperature 13C.


Virgin Trains cancels services Monday and Tuesday

Virgin Trains has cancelled all its West Coast mainline services on Monday and Tuesday ahead of an anticipated strike by Network Rail workers over the Bank Holiday.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions have voted for a 24-hour strike, starting at 5pm on Monday, amid an ongoing dispute over pay.

Virgin Trains will not run any services on the West Coast mainline on Monday and Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the company told ITV News that East Coast services - which are run by a different operator - would continue on a reduced timetable, and advised customers to check for the latest updates before travelling.

She said bosses were monitoring talks between Network Rail and the unions to see whether the situation may improve.

Anyone with tickets for those dates can use them for either the Sunday or Wednesday, in line with any restrictions on the tickets bought.

A refund is also available from the Virgin Trains website or by calling 0344 556 5650.

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