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Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, at J33 A10.

A14 Cambridgeshire - A14 partially blocked eastbound at J33, A10 (Milton Interchange), because of a break down.

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'My son died from an asthma attack'
Nicki Davies, 49, said her son Bailey came in to her room and said "Mummy, I can't breathe properly".

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Buildings offered up as heat respite

A thoughtful council has offered up one of its rooms today for people to gain respite from the heat.

Flitwick Town Council said it had opened its main function suite in The Rufus Centre to residents of the Bedfordshire town.

The Lockyer Suite is fully air-conditioned, has free wifi, games for the children and a quiet corner for reading. It will be open until 17:00.

The Rufus Centre
Flitwick Town Council

Meanwhile, All Saints church in the village of Milton in Cambridgeshire has also been opened as a "heat sanctuary" as it's "nice and cool" inside, churchwarden Nat Johnson said.

It will be open until 16:00.

UK heatwave: Rail companies urge passengers not to travel

With temperatures predicted to soar to an unprecedented high of 39C (102F) today, many train companies in the eastern region are urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Network Rail has announced that speed restrictions will be in place for most of the day because of fears that rail tracks could buckle.

Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern have said there will be delays and cancellations to services across the whole network.

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East Midlands trains are not calling at Bedford and Southern trains to Milton Keynes are not running.

Greater Anglia has advised people against travelling unless its urgent.

John Halsall, from Network Rail, said: "I've been working on the railway for 10 years - I've never encountered temperatures like this or put in the level of blanket speeds that we're talking about.

"We're not making this decision easily but it is essential in terms of passenger safety."