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Cyclist seriously hurt in A27 crash

A cyclist has suffered serious head injuries in a crash with a car on the A27.

Hampshire Constabulary said the collision happened shortly before 05:30 GMT on the westbound carriageway at Farlington where it meets the bottom of the A3(M).

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area with delays of an hour being reported.

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Severe disruption: M275 Hampshire southbound

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M275 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, after J2 for Whale Island Way.

M275 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M275 inbound after J2, Whale (Rudmore Roundabout), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A3 Hampshire both ways

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A3 Hampshire both ways severe accident, from B2150 Hulbert Road to London Road.

A3 Hampshire - A3 London Road in Waterlooville closed and it's very slow in both directions from the B2150 Hulbert Road junction to the London Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

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M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at J12 for M275.

M27 Hampshire - M27 partially blocked and it's slow westbound at J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident.

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

The Hundred: Liam Dawson believes competition will press his England case
England all-rounder Liam Dawson believes performances in The Hundred for Southern Brave will enhance his international credentials.
University of Winchester exhibits sober role models to inspire students
An exhibition of photographic portraits entitled "Sober Exposure" is aimed at tackling peer pressure.

Kent fire crews attending more incidents involving bariatric patients

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

Obesity
PA Media

Fire crews are helping the ambulance service in Kent by transporting increasing number of obese patients, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio Kent.

In the past three years, Kent Fire and Rescue said it had assisted with more than 560 bariatric patients.

In 2018, firefighters helped to move 263 people, up from 130 the year before.

By 4 October this year, 175 bariatric patients had been assisted, according to official figures.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said the figures needed to be seen in the context of about 800,000 calls received each year.

"Across our region we treat a variety of patients, many of whom are managing long term and complex health needs.

"We have a duty to ensure we have the resources required to respond to the needs of all our patients including those who are overweight."

Former Hampshire police officer welcomes mental health screening
Mental health issues are now the main cause of sickness absence for Hampshire police officers.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

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M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A27 Fareham to J12 for M275.

M27 Hampshire - Temporary closure on M27 eastbound from J11, A27 (Fareham) to J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of a police investigation.

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

Dorset clearance company sees rise in unwanted possessions
Baby boomers are finding that when it comes to their "stuff" the younger generations just don't want it.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire both ways

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M27 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, at J12 for M275.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow at J12 M275, because of a break down. Congestion to A27 / A2030.

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

Southampton students eye 'the Brexit election'

Emily Hudson

Political reporter, BBC Radio Solent,

Ask 50 students in a bar about tactical voting in previous elections and you might not get an overwhelming response.

But this is the Brexit election in their eyes.

For some it’s their first chance to show how they feel about leaving the EU. I look for balance, but it’s not really here. All except two don’t want to us to leave.

Many are acutely aware of tactical voting, they tell me about articles they’ve seen in left-wing newspapers advising how to show their discontent with Brexit.

Who is standing in Southampton Itchen and Southampton Test?

They say their friends are sharing tactical vote advice sites on Facebook, whats app and on email.

Here in Southampton Itchen – there were just 31 votes between the Conservative and the Labour candidates last time. The two candidates are standing again and are ready for a re-match.

Many of the students know just how close it was. They will not vote at home in Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire or the safe Conservative London boroughs.

They will instead chose to visit the ballot box here where they feel their vote could make a real difference.

Although many of the Halls of Residence and student housing areas are in the Southampton Test constituency, there has been a swing towards city centre living for students.

That includes a new block called Capital House just off Houndwell Park – it contains more than 400 rooms. Just one floor of students registering to vote and taking a Brexit stance could decide what happens here.

Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire both ways

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A3(M) Hampshire both ways severe disruption, at J4 for Purbrook Way.

A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed and severe delays on A3(M) in both directions at Purbrook, because of emergency repairs. Congestion to A3(M) J2 (Horndean / Cowplain) for southbound and the M27 J10 (Wickham) for northbound.

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

Severe disruption: M275 Hampshire northbound

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M275 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at M27 J12.

M275 Hampshire - M275 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow northbound at M27 J12, Portsmouth.

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

Severe accident: A27 Hampshire westbound

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A27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at A2030 Eastern Road.

A27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queues on A27 westbound in Farlington at the A2030 Eastern Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M275 Hampshire northbound

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M275 Hampshire northbound severe accident, after J1 for Tipner Lane.

M275 Hampshire - Queues on M275 northbound after Tipner, because of an accident earlier on.

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

Severe accident: A27 Hampshire eastbound

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A27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, at A259 Havant Road.

A27 Hampshire - A27 in Langstone blocked and stationary eastbound at Emsworth Junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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