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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 24 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    That's all for today.

    We will be back at 08:00 on Tuesday after the bank holiday weekend with more news, travel and sport.

  2. Two freed after five-vehicle crash

    Matchams Lane

    Two people had to be freed by firefighters after a crash involving five vehicles near Bournemouth Airport.

    Three cars, a motorbike and a flatbed truck collided in Matchams lane shortly before 14:30.

    Crews from three stations were called to the crash between Raceway and Snowtrax.

    The road was closed in both directions to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and the casualties were left in the care of the ambulance service.

  3. Funding given for school car emissions study

    A study to measure car emissions around schools in Slough has been given nearly £100,000 in funding.

    The year-long research programme will investigate nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution and the results will be used to better understand the impact that idling vehicles have on air quality.

    Slough Borough Council was one of 28 local authority projects granted government funding.

    Sensors will be placed around three schools in the borough, which are yet to be decided, for 12 months starting this summer.

    Schools should have 'no idling zones', Public Health England chief says.

    Car exhaust
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, from J14 for A338 to J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M4 westbound from J14, A338 (Hungerford) to J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident.

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

  5. Man jailed for abusing puppy

    A man has been jailed for causing unnecessary suffering to a puppy, which led to the animal's death.

    Callum Gerken, 27, of Woodfarm, Oxford, also sent voice clips to the owner of the 17-week-old Labrador, which amounted to malicious communications.

    The dog suffered a broken jaw, fractured ribs and lacerations on the liver, which led to its death last month.

    He admitted the offences at Oxford Magistrates’ Court earlier and was sentenced to 23 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £1,000 in court costs.

  6. Man robbed at knifepoint near shops

    Police are hunting a man and a woman who assaulted and robbed a 39-year-old man in a night-time attack yesterday.

    The victim was close to the shops in Barton, Oxford, when the pair assaulted him at about 00:45 BST.

    While the man held a Stanley knife to his neck, the woman went through his possessions and stole tobacco, cash and a bank card.

    Thames Valley Police want to hear from a taxi driver who is believed to have witnessed the incident and members of the public who were nearby.

  7. Take That fans camping for front row spot

    Scores of Take That fans are already queuing to bag a front row spot at tomorrow's concert at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

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  8. New Isle of Wight freight ferry enters service

    A new £10m freight ferry for the Isle of Wight has entered service.

    Red Kestrel is the first freight-only roll-on-roll-off vessel to operate between Southampton and East Cowes.

    Operator Red Funnel hopes the vessel, which can can carry up to 12 full-sized lorries, will free up space on its conventional car ferries.

    It was named last month and has since completed a few weeks of sea trials in the Solent.

    Red Kestrel's first sailing
  9. New speed cameras go live

    The new permanent average speed cameras installed on the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road will be switched on next Friday.

    They will support a temporary 40mph speed limit on the southbound carriageway, from Blackwater Junction to the Cooper Dean Roundabout, until the current roadworks are completed next month.

    On the northbound carriageway they will support the permanent 50mph limit.

    Average speed cameras
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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Brittle Bones boy releases single for charity

    A six-year-old boy with a rare bone condition that causes him constant pain has released a song to raise money for charity.

    Max Edney, from Chineham near Basingstoke, has a genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), often referred to as brittle bones, which causes his bones to break and fracture.

    "In Our Bones" is now available to download in aid of the Brittle Bone Society, which has helped Max and his family understand his condition.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane blocked on exit slip road and very slow traffic southbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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