Large parts of Wealdstone were brought to a standstill after a burst water main caused widespread flooding.

Roads were closed and emergency services called as water poured out into the streets, with some flooded areas reaching depths of 1.5 metres.

Fire fighters attended Cecil Road, carrying members of the public across the floodwaters to safety. More than 100 office staff and three residents from a block of flats were evacuated as a precaution.

A strange gloom descended over much of the UK on October 16. Behind the murky orange-brown sky, the sun was seen to shine a deep red.

The phenomenon, caused by the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia dragging dust particles and tropical air up from the African continent, was first seen in the morning in South West England but gradually moved eastwards.

And a street sweeper was given a bit of a shock when he discovered a man living inside a fridge.

After finding the man outside TSK Cash and Carry, in Rayners Lane, he alerted environmental health officers. Harrow Council said officers found clothing, excrement and food inside the disused fridge, which was surrounded by rubbish.