Lightning strikes disrupt trains to Stansted Airport

Lightning strikes have disrupted train services to Stansted Airport this morning:


Train services between Liv St & Stansted Airport may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins due 2 a signal fault near #StanstedAirport GK


#Sawbridgworth delays of up to 30 mins to all services through this station due to lightning damaging the overhead line equipment. GK


Homes hit by flash flooding

More than 50 homes were hit by by flash flooding following heavy rain that broke the heatwave in a series of heavy thunderstorms. Nottinghamshire Police said houses in Southwell were particularly badly hit by the extreme weather.