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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.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40, because of a lorry that's broken down and recovery work. Congestion to J19 (Watford).

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

Body believed to be missing man found

Thames Valley Police officers searching for a missing person have located the body of a man in Wargrave in Berkshire.

Andrew Southworth, 25, was reported missing on Tuesday. Following a search of the local area, the body of a man was located in a wooded area near to Highfield Lane shortly before 17:00 yesterday.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, the man is believed to be Mr Southworth.

Det Con Maggie Bruce said his next of kin has been informed and the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Severe accident: M4 London eastbound

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

M4 London - Temporary closure and stationary on M4 eastbound at J3, A312 (Hayes), because of serious accident on the other side.

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

Severe accident: M4 London westbound

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M4 London westbound severe accident, from J1 for A4 to J3 for A312 The Parkway Hayes.

M4 London - M4 closed, severe delays, queues for four miles and stationary out of town from J1, A4 (Chiswick Roundabout) to J3, A312 (Hayes), because of a serious accident involving car and motorcycle.

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

Severe congestion: A1 London southbound

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A1 London southbound severe congestion, from A5135 Elstree Way Borehamwood to A5100 The Broadway.

A1 London - Severe delays and queues on A1 Watford Way (Barnet By-Pass) southbound from Borehamwood to Mill Hill Circus. Congestion to Totteridge Lane, and Hendon Wood Lane back to Barnet Gate, causing queues between Stirling Corner and Arkley. And southbound queues on the A41 from Edgware. Travel time is 70 minutes.

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

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, after J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - Queues on M25 anticlockwise after J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident involving lorry and three cars earlier on. Congestion to almost back to J13 A30 (Staines). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: A400 London both ways

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A400 London both ways severe disruption, at A4201 Parkway.

A400 London - A400 Camden High Street in Camden Town blocked and it's slow at the A4201 Parkway junction, because of small extinction rebellion a demonstration.

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on entry slip road and it's very slow eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident.

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

'Let it grow' - Reading to protect rare plant after Twitter backlash

Reading Borough Council says it will now act to protect a rare orchid growing on a verge in the town.

The Himantoglossum hircinum orchid was found by Reading University graduate and plant expert Dr Stephanie while on her way to the shops over the weekend.

Plant expert, Rupert Wilson, took to Twitter to share pictures of the plant and criticised the council for initially saying it wasn't "geared up" to protect what was thought to have been an extinct species.

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The authority had stirred controversy after initially responding saying the plant might have already been cut down by one of its mowers.

But Mr Wilson said the orchid is protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act, which makes it an offence to dig it up or destroy it and moving it would require a licence.

The council later admitted its initial response had been "a bit hasty" and said it will "seek to protect" the plant.

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

Kitten found buried under soil after run-in with tractor

The owners of a kitten that had a run-in with a tractor and became buried under the soil are being asked to come forward.

Meadow (black fur)
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The six-week-old black kitten, which has been named Meadow, was discovered by a farmer in his field in Ash Green, near Aldershot, earlier this month.

The animal survived "unscathed", the RSPCA said.

It is now being cared for at Milbrook Animal Centre in Surrey.

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: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, at J22 for A1081 London Colney By Pass St Albans.

M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J22, A1081 (St Albans), 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 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

Severe disruption: A3 London northbound

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A3 London northbound severe disruption, at Hook Rise South.

A3 London - One lane blocked, severe delays and queues for four miles on A3 into town in Hook at Hook Junction, because of a car that's broken down. Congestion to A244 (Esher Common Roundabout). Travel time is 70 minutes.

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: A3216 London southbound

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A3216 London southbound severe disruption, from A3217 Kings Road to Turks Row.

A3216 London - A3216 Lower Sloane Street in Chelsea closed southbound from the A3217 Kings Road junction to the Turks Row junction, because of a gas leak. Diversion in operation - bus routes 11, 211, 137, 360 and 452 are being diverted.

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

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

Severe disruption: M1 London southbound

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M1 London southbound severe disruption, before J1 for A406 North Circular.

M1 London - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M1 southbound before J1, A406 (Staples Corner), because of a broken down van.

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

Severe accident: A5 London both ways

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A5 London both ways severe accident, from Wood Lane to Julius Caesar Way.

A5 London - A5 Brockley Hill in Stanmore closed and queues in both directions from the Wood Lane junction to the Julius Caesar Way junction, because of an accident.

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

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J21 for M1 and J20 for A41 Watford Road.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J20, A41 (Kings Langley), because of a car that's broken down.

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

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

Severe accident: A3036 London eastbound

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A3036 London eastbound severe accident, from Harbut Road to Strath Terrace.

A3036 London - A3036 St Johns Hill in Wandsworth closed eastbound from the Harbut Road junction to the Strath Terrace junction, because of an accident.

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 accident: A4 London eastbound

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A4 London eastbound severe accident, at White Horse Street.

A4 London - One lane closed on A4 Piccadilly eastbound in St James's at the White Horse Street junction, because of an accident involving bus.

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

Severe accident: A31 Surrey westbound

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A31 Surrey westbound severe accident, at A3.

A31 Surrey - A31 Down Lane in Guildford entry slip road closed and it's very slow westbound at the A3 junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 London northbound

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M1 London northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A41 Edgware Way Edgware.

M1 London - M1 in Hertfordshire lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J4, A41 (Edgware), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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