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South Western Railway strike set to hit Royal Ascot

Rail commuters on some of the country's busiest routes are facing disruption due to a planned five-day strike over the future of train guards.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) plan to walk out on Tuesday over South Western Railway's "failure" to satisfy their request for a guard on each train.

Commuters into London, as well as racegoers at Royal Ascot, are likely to be impacted.

SWR called the strikes "unnecessary".

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Southampton's Itchen Bridge toll goes up by 20p

The cost of crossing Southampton's Itchen Bridge, which links Woolston to Southampton city centre, has gone up 20p per journey.

Drivers of cars, small vans and small 4x4s, who are not residents of Southampton, will have to pay 70p, rising to 80p during peak times.

Southampton residents using a SmartCities card will be exempt from the rise.

Itchen Toll Bridge
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Monday's weather forecast: A largely dry day

Fairly cloudy this morning with some scattered showers.

More in the way of sunshine in the afternoon and most areas should remain dry.

Just a chance of the odd shower. Breezy.

Maximum Temperature: 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F).

It should be a largely dry day

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of Medical Incident.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, from J9 for A27 Segensworth Link Road Segensworth to J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound from J9, A27 (Segensworth) to J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and queues on M27 eastbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound at 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

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J9 for A27 Segensworth Link Road Segensworth and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Segensworth) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of an accident.

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

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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 closed and it's slow on M27 eastbound from J9, A27 (Segensworth) to J10, A32 (Wickham), because of a break down.

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

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 break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Stop-and-search granted after 'serious violence'

Stop-and-search area map of Swaythling
Google / Hampshire Constabulary

Police in Southampton stopped and searched 42 people last night following two consecutive days of "serious violence".

On Monday afternoon there was a "large-scale public order incident" in Monks Way involving youths carrying weapons, police said.

And the following day, groups of young people were seen chasing each other near Cantell School with planks of wood.

A Section 60 authorisation, allowing officers to stop and search people in Mansbridge and Swaythling, was granted for Wednesday evening.

No weapons were found but a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and violent disorder in connection with Monday's incident.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and it's heavy on M27 westbound after J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport and J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 eastbound between J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) and J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

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

Weather: 'Cool, with outbreaks of rain'

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Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J3 for M271 to J4 for M3.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound from J3, M271 (Southampton Docks) to J4 M3, because of a spillage. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J9 for A27 Segensworth Link Road Segensworth.

M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 westbound at J9, A27 (Segensworth), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and queues on M27 westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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, between J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way and J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M27 westbound between J7, A334 (Hedge End) and J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down.

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

Motorway to close for bridge works

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A section of the M27 in Hampshire is to be closed at the end of the month as part of work to replace a bridge.

The motorway will be closed between junctions 3 and 5 from 22:00 on 28 June to 05:00 on 1 July to allow the work on Romsey Road Bridge.

Highways teams are working to amend diversion routes which led to gridlock in Southampton in September last year, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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