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Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, from J17 for A350 to J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Wiltshire - Break down and (Named) Lane Blocked on M4 westbound from J17, A350 (Chippenham) to J18, A46 (Bath). Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, from J16 for A3102 Swindon Road to J17 for A350.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound from J16, A3102 (Swindon West) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a broken down vehicle on the opposite side. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, from J17 for A350 to J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 westbound from J17, A350 (Chippenham) to J18, A46 (Bath), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, between J17 for A350 and J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J17, A350 (Chippenham) and J18, A46 (Bath), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, from J18 for A46 Bath to J17 for A350.

M4 Gloucestershire - Temporary closure and stationary on M4 eastbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire eastbound

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M4 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, at J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Gloucestershire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow eastbound at J18, A46 (Bath), because of a break down.

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

Severe weather warning issued in south west

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow evening, with 20-30mm of rain expected to fall within three to four hours.

The yellow warning for rain stretches from 17:00 GMT to 23:59 GMT and is likely to affect drivers during tomorrow evening's rush hour.

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South West unemployment lower than UK average

BBC Business News

South West unemployment figures
BBC

Some 2.6% of “economically active” people - those aged over 16 - in the South West of England were unemployed in the three months to September, latest figures show.

The figure is lower than the UK figure of 3.8%.

However, UK wage growth has slowed and the figures showed the biggest annual drop in job vacancies in nearly 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS said this was down to falling numbers of people working in retail, after the collapse of several store chains and the implementation of shop closure programmes by other firms.

Severe accident: A37 Somerset anti-clockwise

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A37 Somerset anti-clockwise severe accident, around Temple Inn Lane.

A37 Somerset - A37 in Temple Cloud blocked and queues anticlockwise around the Temple Inn Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Armistice Day services are being held across the region today

Poppies at  Westminster cathedral
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The 100th Armistice Day is being marked across the world today - with several services taking place at war memorials across the West.

Ceremonies will be taking place at 11am at places like Bath Abbey churchyard, Royal Victoria Park and the Radstock war memorial.

In Bristol, the annual service to remember rugby players who died in the First World War takes place at the Memorial Gates, and at Castle Park, there's a ceremony to remember the Sikh Soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars and the Boer War.

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, from J17 for A350 to J16 for A3102 Swindon Road.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M4 eastbound from J17, A350 (Chippenham) to J16, A3102 (Swindon West), because of an accident.

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

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Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, from J19 for M32 to J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Bristol - One lane blocked on M4 eastbound in Gloucestershire from J19, M32 (Bristol) to J18, A46 (Bath), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Castle Cary siege: Armed man jailed for 24 years

Daniel Hannam
BBC

A man who fired a shotgun during a siege in Somerset has been jailed for 29 years.

Daniel Hannam, from Gillingham, Dorset, was convicted at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Police officers said they thought they were going to die when he fired the weapon from a house in Castle Cary, Somerset, on 23 January.

Hannam, 33, insisted he was aiming the shotgun into the air and not at police.

Teenager to be sentenced for murdering Ellie Gould

Thomas Griffiths
Avon and Somerser police

An 18-year-old man from north Wiltshire is due to be sentenced today for killing a teenage girl from Calne.

Ellie Gould, a Year 12 pupil at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham, was stabbed by Thomas Griffiths at a house in Springfield Drive, Calne, Wiltshire on 3 May.

Lifting an order banning the naming of Griffiths, the judge described it as an "exceptionally grave crime".

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Severe accident: A350 Wiltshire both ways

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A350 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, from M4 J17 to B4158 Malmesbury Road.

A350 Wiltshire - A350 closed in both directions from Chippenham to Malmesbury Road roundabout, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A303 Wiltshire eastbound

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A303 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, at Solstice Park Avenue.

A303 Wiltshire - Temporary closure and stationary on A303 eastbound in Amesbury at the Solstice Park Avenue junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Warning abnormal loads could cause delays on M4

Motorway
BBC

Drivers in the Chippenham and Corsham areas are being warned about delays on the M4 and A350 roads, from this afternoon until the end of the month.

Wiltshire Police said an abnormal load will leave the M4 at J17, between 1pm and 2pm, and then travel along the A350 towards Chippenham - before travelling along the A4 to Westwells Road, Corsham.

This is one of a series of abnormal loads that will run either daily or on alternate days along the same route until the end of November.