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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J8A for A418 Oxford Services and J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound between J8a, A418 (Oxford Services) and J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down lorry.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Cotswold Wildlife Park 'may have to turn visitors away'

    Cotswold Wildlife Park is warning potential visitors, as it did yesterday, to think again before visiting the attraction due to a waterlogged car park.

    It means parking is limited and it may have to turn people away or refuse entry if too many people turn up.

    "Thank you for all your support and understanding," a spokeswoman said. "This is very difficult for us and we are doing our best to stay open and to keep you informed."

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  3. Tribute paid to 'well-loved' man killed in Hursley crash

    The family of a "well-loved" man from Romsey have paid tribute to him following his death in an early-morning road crash near Deer Park Farm in Hursley yesterday.

    Ryan Mayhew, 26, was driving a silver Ford KA which was found by the side of the A3090 Main Road at 05:21 on Thursday.

    His family said: “Ryan is a very well loved husband, son, brother, son-in-law and friend.

    “We are hugely shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

    Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing.

    Ryan Mayhew
  4. Winchester Cathedral to live stream royal wedding

    Winchester Cathedral has announced it will be live streaming the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from Windsor on 19 May.

    Visitors will be able to enjoy the ceremony in the cathedrals’ nave. Other activities will include Morris dancing, a bouncy cathedral and pop-up stalls provided by local churches.

    There will also be an opportunity to write a prayer for the royal couple on bunting that will be hung around the Cathedral close.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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    Severe accident: A423 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A423 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, before A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road affecting B480 Garsington Road.

    A423 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A423 Southern By-Pass Road southbound in Littlemore, Oxford before Heyford Hill Roundabout, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion on A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road to Cowley Junction.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Future stars of rugby go head-to-head

    Video content

    Video caption: Wellington Festival: More that 400 youngsters meet at week-long rugby union camp

    Players from the RFU's 14 regional academies come together at a week-long under-16s rugby union festival in Berkshire.

  7. Anti-social behaviour to be tackled in Thame

    Thame Town Hall

    A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will come into force in an Oxfordshire town next month because of concerns raised by residents about group related anti-social behaviour.

    The PSPO in Thame means police can stop groups of three or more from hanging out in public areas if they are "behaving anti-socially, or likely to cause alarm, distress or a nuisance to those nearby".

    The order is a result of a public consultation last year. It was approved by South Oxfordshire District Council's cabinet yesterday.

    Elizabeth Gillespie, cabinet member for community safety, said it meant police could address the problem of groups "intimidating passers-by, or anyone repeatedly causing a general nuisance".

    She added: "PSPOs can be tailored to the needs of a specific town. The measures we have included to tackle group related problems in Thame received significant support from the local community."

  8. Minute's silence to be held to celebrate Ray Wilkins

    Reading FC have tweeted to say players well wear black armbands to pay tribute to former England captain Ray Wilkins, who died this week aged 61.

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  9. BreakingWatchdog probes Gaia police response

    The response to the disappearance and subsequent searches for Dorset teenager Gaia Pope is to be investigated by the police watchdog.

    The 19-year-old's body was found in undergrowth on the cliff top near Swanage, 11 days after she was reported missing on 7 November 2017.

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it would examine "actions and decisions" of Dorset Police officers.

    Ms Pope's family has welcomed the investigation.

    Gaia Pope
  10. Child killer died from heart attack in Berkshire facility

    Peter Pickering

    An inquest has heard a child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died after suffering a heart attack at a secure psychiatric unit in Thatcham in Berkshire.

    Peter Pickering, 80, had been locked up for more than 45 years after killing a 14-year-old in 1972.

    He was expected to be charged with the murder of another 14-year-old whose body was found in Yorkshire in 1965.

    He was also awaiting sentence for raping an 18-year-old woman.

    An inquest at Reading Town Hall heard Pickering died after collapsing at Thornford Park Hospital last month.

  11. Last day for Dorset chief constable Debbie Simpson

    The retiring chief constable of Dorset has revealed she wants to learn to conduct an orchestra when she leaves the force.

    After five years in charge, Debbie Simpson is retiring today to spend more time with her family.

    She joined Bedfordshire Police in 1984 and became its head of CID. During her career, she also helped manage the UK response to the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.

    Debbie Simpon
    Quote Message: You can't divorce the skills you've learnt in policing, whatever job you've been in. And I just want to use those, or do something entirely different, like learn to conduct an orchestra." from Debbie Simpson Retiring Dorset Police chief constable
    Debbie SimpsonRetiring Dorset Police chief constable
  12. Mum's motorbike campaign in memory of son

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    Video caption: Mum campaigns for motorbike awareness course in memory of son

    Mum Ria Brisland is campaigning for a motorbike awareness course to be included in the driving theory test.

    Three years ago her 19-year-old son Nick was killed in a collision in Southampton.

    Now she is hoping to send a petition with almost 100,000 signatures to the transport minister.

  13. Search continues for missing pensioner

    Frederick Lawson

    Searches are still ongoing in the River Thames for an elderly man who may have fallen in on Wednesday morning.

    Frederick Lawson, 82, was reported missing from Shiplake, near Henley-on-Thames.

    Divers are still at the scene with support from the fire and rescue service and Environment Agency.

    Mr Lawson is described as about 5ft 10in tall, with blue eyes and grey hair.

  14. Arrest after mobility scooter woman pushed over

    A woman has been arrested after an elderly woman broke her arm when her mobility scooter was tipped over in Bournemouth.

    Dorset Police said the victim, in her 70's, was on on Carbery Avenue on Wednesday afternoon when she had her handbag and shopping bag taken before she was pushed-over.

    A 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

    Carbury Avenue
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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J5 for A287.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 exit slip road closed northbound at J5, A287 (Hook), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time