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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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Roads blocked as Storm Doris brings down trees

A tree down near Wisbech. Credit: @FenCops

High winds have caused trees to come down in Cambridgeshire.

Police are currently at the scene in Long Drove near Wisbech. One of the trees has taken out a power line.

There are also delays on the A1 in Bedfordshire after a tree came down at Chawston.

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A tree has taken down a power cable. Credit: @FenCops

Suffolk Police say multiple trees have come down at West Stow near Bury St Edmunds.


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Lorry blown over on A1

Police are warning of delays after a lorry's blown over on the A1 in Cambridgeshire. It happened at Brampton Hut.

The driver escaped from his crumpled cab with minor head injuries.

A lorry was blown over on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire. Credit: Matthew Hudson / ITV News Anglia
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Storm Doris blowing trampolines out of gardens

One of the more bizarre results of the high winds brought by Storm Doris has been trampolines blown out of people's gardens.

Dovecot Credit: Sam Randles

Sam Randles in Dovecot captured this of a trampoline blown out of a neighbour's garden.

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Steve's neighbour in Liverpool got an unexpected trampoline in his garden.

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Daisy's trampoline was a casualty of the wind along with her garden fence.

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Storm Doris blows roof from supermarket in Blackpool

The roof of a supermarket in Blackpool has partially blown off in strong winds.

Lidl on Devonshire Road in Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada

Devonshire Road has been closed by police while the roof at the Lidl store is secured.

Storm Doris has already reached speeds of nearly 90mph and brought down power cables and trees when it hit the mainland from 6am this morning.

Devonshire Road in Blackpool in closed while the roof is secured. Credit: ITV Granada

The Met Office upgraded the storm to a "weather bomb" - this is when a storm rapidly deepens in the space of 24 hours.

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