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Crawley set for a heatwave next week



Crawley is set to join the rest of the south of England next week with temperatures exceeding 28°C by Wednesday (24th June).

Temperatures are expected to begin building from today and continue rising through till Wednesday where they will stay until the weekend.

With plenty of sunshine expected there is also the chance that more people may try to gather in the towns parks and not keep to the social distancing rules still in place.

Images received by CN24 show the result of the aftermath of some people gathering in Broadfield Playing Fields on Saturday, leaving behind a trail of litter.

Littering in Broadfield playing fields. Photo: Anthony Flannigan

As a result of the heatwave there is also a chance of thunderstorms from Thursday.


Nervous time for Crawley & Gatwick Pret A Manger shops as chain announces closure of 30 shops and at least 1,000 job losses



Pret A Manger is to close 30 of its shops as it struggles to cope with the problems caused by COVID-19.

According to the food chain they had faced ‘significant operating losses’ during lockdown.

The closure puts around 1,000 jobs at risk and the chain has said it will make these closures before the end of this year whilst also reducing staff in its other locations.

Crawley has one Pret A Manager within The Martletts with several others located within Gatwick Airport itself.

It is not yet clear which shops will close but with jobs cuts to come across its shops it will be a very nervous time for Crawley’s shop staff to see if they are affected in any way.

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