UK flooding: Yorkshire and Midlands face ‘wettest day in years’ – live news

Met Office says 117 flood warnings in place after downpours continued through the night

More from the trapped shoppers last night as 12-year-old Dakota Hallam tells a reporter how she was stuck for “ages” at Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield.

The schoolgirl told LBC yesterday: “I don’t know how long but we’ve been here absolutely ages.”

Dakota Hallam, 12, is inside Meadowhall Shopping Centre and told LBC News she doesn’t know how long they will inside and suggested: “We could go get our pyjamas from Primark” pic.twitter.com/DOq1901o8g

All trains are now cancelled… we could may be here at Meadowhall for the night pic.twitter.com/koLAXCmKFX

We are home safe finally

(1/2) Whilst the road networks have been severely affected by the floods, our centre remains dry and secure. The majority of customers left the building before the centre officially closed at 10pm but there are a small number of people who have chosen to stay with us for now.

Flooding has sparked huge transport disruption today, leaving thousands of commuters facing a battle to get to work.

Train operators are warning passengers not to travel on a series of routes through Yorkshire – particularly in the Sheffield area – and between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale in the North West.

TRAVEL UPDATE: Due to heavy rain flooding the railway some lines are blocked. pic.twitter.com/SsppdoVuMd

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