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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, at J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - M3 lane closed on exit slip road and it's very slow northbound at J2 M25 J12, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A4 London Road.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane blocked on exit slip road westbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Woman, 83, in hospital after William and Kate convoy crash

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An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a road accident involving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's police escort.

Prince William and Kate were travelling from London to Windsor when the woman, 83, was hurt on Monday.

The accident involved a marked police motorbike in the convoy, and the police watchdog is now investigating.

Kensington Palace said the royal couple are "deeply concerned and saddened" and have been in touch with the woman.

The woman - who is called Irene, according to the palace - was taken to hospital in a critical condition following the collision on Upper Richmond Road in Richmond, south-west London at around 12:50 BST on 17 June.

She is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for A412 Denham Way to J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40 J1a, because of a car on fire.

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

Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

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M4 London eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow eastbound at J3, A312 (Hayes), because of a break down.

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

'A stranger tried to kill me on the Tube'

Tobias French was about to get the Tube home when a stranger attempted to push him into the path of an oncoming train.

His attacker was found guilty of attempted murder and is due to be sentenced later.

Now Mr French, who is from Bracknell in Berkshire, is warning other commuters to be aware when they are standing on the platform edge.

Dramatic CCTV pictures of the attack show how close he came to being hit.

A second commuter, Sir Robert Malpas, was pushed on to the tracks minutes later and suffered a broken pelvis and head injury.

Paul Crossley, 46, of Leyton, east London, was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder at the Old Bailey in October 2018.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A30 Staines By Pass to J12 for M3.

M25 Surrey - One lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise from J13, A30 (Staines) to J12 M3, because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, from J16 for M40 to J15 for M4.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Three lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J16 M40 to J15 M4, because of an accident involving lorry and car. Congestion to J17 A412 (Maple Cross).

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

Weather: Risk of thunderstorms

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Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

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M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from J1A for M25 to J2 for A355.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J1a M25 to J2, A355 (Beaconsfield), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

London Underground: 'A stranger tried to kill me'
Tobias French was nearly killed when a stranger tried to push him in front of an oncoming train.

Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire southbound

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M40 Buckinghamshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A404 to J3 for A40 Knaves Beech.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J4, A404 (High Wycombe Handy Cross Roundabout) to J3, A40 (Loudwater). Traffic is coping well.

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

MP 'disappointed' over Heathrow masterplan

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has said he is "disappointed Heathrow Airport is going ahead with a plan to build a third runway."

A "masterplan" published today proposes to the runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050.

The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway.

Heathrow's expansion has faced fierce opposition, but the airport says it has engaged with local communities and other stakeholders.

The proposals are now open to public consultation until 13 September.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Queen at Ascot

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to join the Queen on the first day of Royal Ascot.

Prince William and his wife Kate will be hosted by the monarch in the royal box as the five-day event kicks off.

The Queen said in a statement on the official opening programme it was "truly exciting" to see global competitors take part in the races, as a "strong international competition adds further interest and fascination".

Up to 300,000 people are set to attend the 300-year-old event, where, the Queen said, the "horses remain the stars".

The duke and duchess will present the winning trophies in the King's Stand Stakes - a group one race - while acclaimed actor Sir Derek Jacobi will hand out the prizes for the Wolferton Stakes.

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The Duke and Duchess at last year's Royal Ascot

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

SWR strike: Wheelie bin on train sparks concerns

On a day when South Western Railway (SWR) is experiencing severe overcrowding due to the start of a five-day strike, a number of commuters have wondered why a wheelie bin has been given a special place on one of its trains...

Other passengers have raised security concerns as it was not clear what was in the bin.

SWR later tweeted to say it was most likely transporting lost property to one of its station.

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Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, at J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and queues on M25 anticlockwise at J16 M40 J1a, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J2 for M25 J12 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Royal Ascot set to kick off

Five days of top horse racing at Royal Ascot kicks off today.

The event will see the annual attendance of the Queen, whose arrival will be announced by a colourful procession of open-top carriages along the racecourse.

Racegoers heading to Ascot have been urged to allow extra time for travel as a five-day strike begins.

South Western Railway has told passengers that while services may be disrupted they will still be running.

Queen at Ascot
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The Queen attends the event every year

MP supports train guards strike

Labour MP Ian Mearns has joined a picket line this morning in support of striking South Western Railway (SWR) workers.

RMT said staff had been left with "no choice" but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

SWR said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot, which will start later.

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Tuesday's weather: Dry start with thunderstorms later

A dry start to the day but from 18:00 BST there is a yellow warning in place for thunderstorms which will see heavy downpours across the region.

Temperatures will hold up in the double figures at about 18C.

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 J12 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - Lane blocked on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A330 Berkshire northbound

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A330 Berkshire northbound severe disruption, from A329 High Street to A332 Windsor Road.

A330 Berkshire - A330 Winkfield Road in Ascot closed northbound from the A329 High Street junction to the A332 Windsor Road junction, because of Royal Ascot race meet.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J6 for A355 Royal Windsor Way Slough.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound at J6, A355 (Slough), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, after J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed and it's slow on M3 northbound after J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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

M25 Berkshire - Four lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise 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

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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Order of the Garter service in Windsor

Members of the royal family and foreign monarchs have attended the annual Order of the Garter service in Windsor.

Wearing the lavish velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats of the Order of the Garter, the Queen and the royal knights processed through the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Newly invested members of the order King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands - now supernumerary, or stranger knights - walked to St George's Chapel with the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of York, Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex.

The Queen, who arrived by state limousine, is sovereign of the order and appoints new Knights of the Garter without consulting ministers.

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M4 motorway to close overnight

A section of the M4 motorway is to close overnight this week for works to convert it to a smart motorway.

The westbond carriageway will be shut from junction 8/9 at Maidenhead to junction 10 for Wokingham - for the next three nights with the chance it might need to be closed on Thursday night too.

Traffic will be diverted via the B3270, the A3290 and the A329M.

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - Temporary closure and stationary on M3 northbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J2 M25 J12, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed and queues on M3 northbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J2 M25 J12, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury.

M3 Surrey - M3 in London lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J1, A308 (Sunbury), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Flying restriction set above Ascot

A regulation restricting flying near Royal Ascot is in place all this week.

No aircraft will be permitted below 2,000ft.

Thames Valley Police said the restriction also covered the use of drones.

Ch Supt Gavin Wong, tactical commander for the policing operation, said: "This Restriction of Flying Regulation is a routine measure for a large scale event such as this.

"It is part of the broad range of security measures that are in place to deliver a safe, secure and enjoyable week for everyone."

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Severe disruption: M4 London eastbound

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M4 London eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow eastbound at J3, A312 (Hayes), because of a break down.

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

Royal Garter procession at Windsor

The annual Garter Day procession, where The Queen and the Knights process in grand velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats takes place today.

The spectacle, involving the monarch and order members, takes place in the throne room of Windsor Castle.

After a lunch, all process on foot to a service in St George's Chapel.

Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the streets to see the parade.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A308 Staines Road East Sunbury.

M3 Surrey - M3 in London lane closed on exit slip road into town at J1, A308 (Sunbury), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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