The bad weather has meant major problems on the rail network in the west country. The line is closed at Chipping Sodbury because the tracks are under water. First Great Western trains between London Paddington and Wales are not calling at Bristol Parkway.
Network Rail is warning of delays of up to 50 minutes for passengers travelling between London Paddington and Wales and the West. Replacement buses are in operation
Badminton Horse Trials, due to start on Thursday and run until next Monday, have been cancelled because of the heavy weather. The Event Director Hugh Thomas, has released this statement:
"The recent exceptional rainfall has left the ground at Badmintontotally waterlogged and partially flooded. Further rain is due thisweek leaving no chance of the ground drying out. Very sadlytherefore the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials hasbeen cancelled".
"Purchasers of advance tickets, exhibitors, Sponsors and riders will of