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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 29 November

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All times stated are UK

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    Thanks for reading today. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

  2. Former Lord Mayor of Oxford dies

    Former Lord Mayor of Oxford, Jean Fooks, has died, just days after being made honorary alderwoman of the city.

    She was a city councillor for 26 years and was mayor from 2017 until May this year.

    The Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats announced her death last night, calling her a "tireless champion" of the communities she served.

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    Susan Brown, leader of Oxford City Council, said: "Jean was very much part of Oxford. She left an indelible mark on our city and will be missed."

    Andrew Gant, leader of the opposition, said "I learnt so much from Jean. Her capacity for hard work, clear sense of principle, depth of knowledge and above all her care and compassion for people were simply inspiring."

  3. Elvis Presley Four to appear in court

    Four people have been charged with assault after a fight that broke out after an Elvis Presley tribute concert in Poole and led to several police officers being assaulted.

    The brawl was in the bar area of the Lighthouse in Kingland Road on the evening of 17 May, and a man in his 50s ended up in hospital with facial injuries, severe bruising, cuts, and a shoulder injury.

    Four police officers who attempted to intervene were reportedly assaulted too.

    A 56-year-old man from the Poole area is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, while two women, aged 20 and 53 and also from the Poole area, and a 19-year-old man from the Blandford area, have been charged for assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty.

    They will appear at Poole Magistrates' Court on 7 December.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for J9 A404 and J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe accident, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange.

    M3 Surrey - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of an accident.

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

  6. Storm Diana passes through West Bay, Dorset

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    Video caption: Storm Diana at West Bay
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J14 for Horton Road to J15 for M4 J4B.

    M25 London - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise in Greater London from J14, Horton (Heathrow Airport) to J15 M4 J4b, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Money raised to save decaying paddle steamer

    PS Ryde

    Campaigners have successfully raised more than £5,000 through a crowdfunding site to save a paddle steamer from being scrapped.

    PS Ryde was a passenger ferry between Portsmouth and Ryde Pier on the Isle of Wight from 1937 to 1969. It also saw wartime service and was latterly used as a nightclub until the late 1980s.

    It's been deteriorating in a harbour in Binfield on the Isle of Wight, and its funnel and bridge have both collapsed, but the PS Ryde Trust wants to remove, protect and restore the vessel.

    Lisa-Marie Turner said: "When I first saw her I just fell in love with her, it's not everyday you find a paddle steamer.

    "Yes she is very delicate, but this is a war veteran, a holiday romance, old fashioned elegance at it's best. And we will do this."

    PS Ryde today
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from J4A for A327 to J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange.

    M3 Hampshire - Lane closed on M3 northbound from J4a, A327 (Farnborough) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, from J8 for A3024 Bert Betts Way Bursledon to J9 for A3051 Park Gate Interchange Segensworth.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound from J8, A3024 (Bursledon) to J9, A3051 (Segensworth), because of people slowing to look at an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, from J9 for A3051 Park Gate Interchange Segensworth to J8 for A3024 Bert Betts Way Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M27 westbound from J9, A3051 (Segensworth) to J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from J13 for M27 to J12 for A335.

    M3 Hampshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M3 northbound from J13, M27 (Chandlers Ford) to J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange to J4A for A327.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M3 southbound from J4, A331 (Camberley) to J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J8 for J9 A404 to J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound from J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead to J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for J9 A404 and J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange and J4A for A327.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound in Hampshire between J4, A331 (Camberley) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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