Foreign Secretary William Hague sent condolences after at least six people were reportedly killed in a train crash south of Paris:
I was shocked to hear about the serious train crash outside Paris. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. The British Embassy in Paris is in close touch with the French authorities and stands by to provide any assistance required.
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The heavy showers will ease off this weekend.
Labour MPs are attempting to build a consensus for a single challenger to Corbyn, while the big game in the Tory Party is Stop Boris.
Hefty showers and longer, slow moving downpours into this evening and again on Saturday - some lively with thunder.