Our most read stories this week cover a variety of topics.

There is the tragedy, chilling CCTV footage which defies belief, a motorway crash which claimed a Premiership footballer as a victim, the end of a 24-hour Tesco, and - because we’re all obsessed with the weather - the monumental rain which fell and flooded roads.

Here are your top five stories of the week

Footballer badly hurt in M4 crash

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Parts of the M4 came to a standstill when emergency services and London’s Air Ambulance attended a two-car collision on September 11.

The driver of one of the vehicles had to be cut free and was taken by the air ambulance to hospital. It later emerged that this person was Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare .

He has undergone operations on a broken jaw and thigh, and his manager Alan Pardew expects him to miss six months of the season .

A terrifying knife attack captured on camera

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Police released CCTV footage showing the chilling moment a young male attacks a man with a knife . The broad daylight attack happened in May in Northolt , and left the victim, a 21-year-old male, with a deep cut across his face which needed stitches.

Officers are asking anyone who recognises the person in the video to come forward.

So... Is that the end of summer?

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Summer seems to be ending much as it started - with massive amounts of rain !

But the deluge which soaked parts of west London still came as a surprise following fine weather over recent days which has included the warmest September day in over a half-a-century .

The heavens opened on Thursday (September 15), bringing localised flooding to Uxbridge and parts of Harrow, with heavy rain also causing public transport delays.

Whether it sparks the beginning of autumn, or is merely a blip in what will be a glorious Indian summer, is yet to be seen.

Big changes to supermarket's opening time

Tesco in High Street, Feltham

For some shoppers, having a 24-hour supermarket close to hand is a God-send. But there was bad news this week for those who like to do their shopping at the High Street Feltham branch when it was named as one of 30 round-the-clock across the country which would no longer open 24 hours .

A spokesperson for the grocery giant said: “Across the UK we’re making some changes in a number of our stores, including the Feltham store, to help us run them more simply and deliver the best possible service for customers.”

If its plans go-ahead, the Tesco branch will open from 6am to midnight each day, and from 10am-4pm or 11am-5pm on Sundays.

Dad speaks after tragic death of daughter, 20

Paawan's family said she could have achieved 'whatever she put her mind to'

We’re afraid to say the final story in our top five round-up, is desperately sad.

We told you about Paawan Purba, a 20-year-old student from Heston , who died suddenly from an invisible yet deadly strain of meningitis.

They are desperate to raise awareness of Meningitis W, the strain which killed her, in the hope of preventing more deaths, and have started a JustGiving page in her memory which has now raised over £10,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.