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Teenager Dies After Motorbike Weather Crash
An 18-year-old has died after crashing his motorcycle during heavy rain and high winds which have battered parts of the country.
The teenager received serious head injuries in the crash in Lancing, West Sussex and died in hospital, police said.
From nearby Shoreham, he was taken to Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre for treatment following the accident in Brighton Road at about 4.20am.
No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the crash, police said, as they appealed for witnesses.
Across the country, a number of trees were brought down, including one which crushed a car near Tavistock, Devon.
Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service used cutting gear toremove the roof of the vehicle and release a woman who was taken to hospital.
A section of the country's busiest shopping street, Oxford Street in London, was closed for more than two hours after winds caused a steel cable to bring down jubilee bunting on to the road.
The windy conditions also led to delays to some ferry services at the Port of Dover in Kent.
The Wightlink Lymington to Yarmouth service was running a delayed service after being temporarily suspended, while the Red Funnel red jet service from Southampton to East Cowes remained suspended.
The second day of the annual Suffolk Show, an agricultural fair, was cancelled due to concerns over high winds.
The show opened for about 15 minutes on Friday before a decision was taken to stop the event due to "health and safety concerns".
The stormy conditions also led to Tinside Lido on Plymouth's waterfront becoming submerged with seawater after rough seas breached its walls and flooded it.
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