Severe weather causes damage around UK

Storms have caused damage across many parts of the UK, with gusts of almost 100mph in Scotland.
Part of the roof of the grandstand at Epsom racecourse in Surrey has been blown off and a bus driver in the county suffered serious injuries when a tree fell on to his vehicle.
In Wales six homes in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, were evacuated because of arcing power lines.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for many regions.
Localised flooding and a significant drop in temperature are expected in parts of Wales and north-west England.
The weather conditions meant some East Coast Main Line trains between London and Scotland had to start and terminate at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Buses replaced trains on some services between London and Harrogate and Hull.
Transport has been affected in various parts of Scotland:
  • The Tay, Forth, Erskine and Skye bridges are closed, while the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow has been shut by two overturned lorries.
  • Commuters are being urged to travel with caution.
  • Rail services have been affected, with ScotRail advising passengers not to travel.
  • Glasgow Airport has warned that cancellations are expected because of high winds.