In Bristol, two lanes are closed on the M4 eastbound because of an accident between Junction 20 M5 and Junction 19 M32.
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A pub is giving away free meals to children whose families are struggling to feed them during the school holidays.
Members of the Severn Area Rescue Association feared the worst because the area had been lashed by torrential rain.
Temperatures could soar to 29C in the south of England this weekend.