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  1. Updates from Wednesday 29 May

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    Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for more news, sport and travel.

  2. Weymouth set for fewer funfairs during harbour wall work

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Repair work on the harbour wall at Weymouth will mean fewer funfairs on the Pavilion forecourt over the year.

    Last year the town had five, but with works on the due to start in the autumn, it will mean only three funfairs during the year.

    A council report said the section of wall, almost 60 years old, is now badly corroded with some material having been washed into the harbour.

    Weymouth funfair
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    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for A412 Denham Way to J16 for M40 J1A.

    M25 Hertfordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40 J1a, because of a broken down lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J3 for M271.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J3, M271 (Southampton Docks), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Footpath named after walking advocate

    A new right-of-way path has been officially opened on the Isle of Wight in memory of a local campaigner.

    Norah Boswell, who died last year, had been an advocate of a safe walking route to Newchurch village.

    Following her death, work continued to create a path through a narrow wooded area parallel to the main road.

    Now the route has been made a permanent right of way and Norah's Way has been officially opened by members of her family and Isle of Wight Council representatives.

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  6. Communities get ready for street parties

    Prince of Wales Avenue in Reading

    Twenty-nine communities in Reading are to hold street parties, taking advantage of a borough council offer to waive road closure fees.

    The first celebration - The Big Lunch - takes place on Saturday and Sunday and aims to encourage people to have lunch with their neighbours in an act of community.

    The Great Get Together takes place on 22 and 23 June and Reading Summer Street Party is on 6 and 7 July.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 exit slip road partially blocked westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Disabled veteran completes cross-Channel challenge

    Paul Smith OBE rowing

    A disabled Royal Navy veteran has completed a challenge to row the English Channel in memory of a friend who died from breast cancer.

    Paul Smith OBE has been using a wheelchair since a car accident in 1991 and suffered locked-in syndrome for 12 years.

    The 60-year-old from Cosham, Portsmouth, made the return crossing on Saturday, on the second anniversary of the death of his friend Marjorie Walker who set up the Portsmouth Breast Friends support group.

    Crossing the English Channel is the latest in a series of challenges for Mr Smith who has raised £2.3m for charities over the years.

    Donations will go to Breast Cancer Haven.

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    Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 London clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

    M25 London - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J12 (M3 Interchange).

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

  10. Council mulls school bailout

    Budmouth College

    Dorset Council’s cabinet will be considering next week whether to pay £600,000 in restructuring costs at Weymouth’s Budmouth College.

    The school, which is currently converting to academy status, is in a budget deficit.

    There are concerns that using taxpayers' money to bail out the school will be unpopular with residents, but the council says it has a legal responsibility to facilitate the conversion.

    The Aspirations Academy Trust, which is set to take over the school, says it has a "healthy" financial reserve and is looking forward to supporting Budmouth's future - both financially and academically.

  11. Road closures planned for cycle race

    The OVO Energy Women's Tour professional cycling race is coming to Oxford on Wednesday 12 June.

    The race involving 100 cyclists will begin in Henley-on-Thames at 10:30 and pass through Pishill, Watlington, Sonning Common, Goring, Wallingford, Didcot, Harwell, Wantage, Faringdon, Burford, Charlbury and Woodstock.

    Road closures and rolling roadblocks will be in place.

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J8 for Oxford to J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M40 northbound from J8, Oxford to J9, A34 (Bicester), because of an accident involving motorhome.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked on M4 eastbound at J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Hundreds of homes planned for town centre

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Market Street in Bracknell

    More than 700 homes could be built in Bracknell town centre as part of a new £300m regeneration.

    Bracknell Forest Council wants to regenerate Market Street, Coopers Hill and Jubilee Gardens and has invited bids from investment partners, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

    The 5.8-acre development sites could also include offices, hotels and community facilities.

  15. Council overspends children's budget

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Wokingham Borough Council

    Wokingham Borough Council overspent its children's services budget by more than £1.3m in 2018/19.

    The figures highlight increasing demand on social care staff budgets and home-to-school transport for children with special educational needs, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

    The department underspent on providing placements for children by £1.2m.

    In February, the council promised £1.1m would be spent on recruiting more staff amid criticism from Ofsted that high staff turnover was causing instability in the workforce.

  16. Trespassing rail enthusiasts 'put lives at risk'

    Flying Scotsman

    The Flying Scotsman is to visit Southampton on Saturday, prompting a warning against taking risks to get a photo.

    During a visit to Dorset in March there were reports of trespassing on the railway and dangerous operation of drones, British Transport Police and Network Rail said.

    Scores of rail services were also delayed by trespassers trying to get a glimpse of the locomotive when it travelled between Burton-upon-Trent and Tamworth earlier this month.

    David Dickson, of Network Rail, said trespassing had put "lives at risk" and caused delays for "tens of thousands of passengers".

    Anyone flying a drone within 50m of the railway could face a fine of up to £2,500.