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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, from J13 for A30 to J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

    M25 Surrey - Temporary closure and queues on M25 clockwise in Berkshire from J13, A30 (Staines) to J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident.

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

  2. Two arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences, West Yorkshire Police say.

    Malvern Road

    Officers were called to an address on Malvern Road, by police in Knottingley, yesterday following reports of a dispute in a property.

    The force said two women and a man who were at the property were taken into care .

    A 38-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of exploitation and a 42-year-old man from Slough has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, from J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way to J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound from J7, A334 (Hedge End) to J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Petition to reopen community pool

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Arthur Hill Memorial Baths

    A petition calling for a derelict community swimming pool in Reading to be reopened has attracted more than 1,500 supporters.

    The borough council revealed a deal to sell the Arthur Hill Memorial Baths had fallen through earlier this month.

    Campaigner Peter Burt, who launched the petition two weeks ago, said: “This provides a fantastic opportunity to reconsider the possibility of refurbishing our lovely pool and reopening it for public swimming."

    Council leader Jason Brock said: “We will wait for officers to present us with options. Our commitment is to deliver housing on that site, affordable housing or key worker housing."

  5. Tree falls on taxi in New Forest

    One man has been taken to hospital after a tree fell on a taxi in Ashurst as high winds and rain swept across the region.

    Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called at 12.25 after the tree came down on Knellers Lane.

    Three engines and specialist vehicles attended and one man was cut out of the vehicle.

    He was passed to South Central Ambulance Service. His condition is not yet known.

    Car falls on taxi
  6. 140,300 government-funded trees planted in West Dorset in eight years

    There have been 140,300 government-funded trees planted in West Dorset between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

    This works out at 1,375 trees per 1,000 people.

    Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

    Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

    Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

    Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

    The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

    Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

    This story has been generated using Forestry Commission data, BBC analysis and some automation.

  7. Transport consultation starts in Reading

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A public consultation has started on the future of transport in Reading.

    The borough council said it would be the “biggest ever transport consultation” and aims to give residents a say on how to tackle congestion and air quality.

    The consultation includes an online survey, leaflets to every home, discussion sessions, school workshops and meetings with neighbouring local authorities.

    It will run until 20 September and the results will be used to draft a new local transport plan by the autumn.

  8. No government-funded trees planted in Southampton in eight years

    No government-funded trees have been planted in Southampton between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

    Southampton was among about a third of English districts that did not get any government-funded trees. Almost all of these were urban areas and the government has promised to spend £10m planting trees in towns and cities.

    Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

    Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

    Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

    Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

    The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

    Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

    This story has been generated using Forestry Commission data, BBC analysis and some automation.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, from J9 for A34 Winnal roundabout to J8 for A30.

    M3 Hampshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M3 northbound from J9, A34 (Winnal roundabout) to J8 A30, because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J9 for A27 Segensworth Link Road Segensworth to J10 for A32 Wickham Road.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 eastbound from J9, A27 (Segensworth) to J10, A32 (Wickham), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

    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 J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way to J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 westbound from J7, A334 (Hedge End) to J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. CCTV released over Eton robberies

    CCTV in Eton

    CCTV images have been released of a group of boys police want to speak to in connection with three robberies in Eton.

    Police said a victim was shown a knife during one of the robberies, which happened in the Dorney Lakes area on 25 June, 5 July and 13 July.

    No injuries were suffered by the victims, all of whom were teenagers.

    Anybody with information has been urged to contact police.

  13. Video content

    Video caption: Reading coffee shop helping women rebuild their lives

    The coffee shop run by a women's shelter provides barista training to help women back into work.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Driver dies after car hits tree

    A driver has died after his car hit a tree.

    Thames Valley Police said the fatal collision in Station Road, Hook Norton, happened just after midnight on Sunday.

    Officers said a man in his 20s was driving a silver Honda Civic from Bloxham towards Hook Norton when the crash happened.

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    Severe disruption: A3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between A3 and A333.

    A3 Surrey - One lane blocked and it's slow on A3 Hindhead Tunnel southbound in Thursley between the A3 junction and Hindhead Tunnel, because of a break down.

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