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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy westbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), 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 eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J13, A30 (Staines) to J12 M3, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe disruption, from J16 for M40 to J17 for A412 Denham Way.

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M25 clockwise from J16 M40 to J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

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M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, at J15 for M4 J4B.

M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J15 M4 J4b, because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe accident: M25 London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London clockwise severe accident, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, after J1A for M25 J16.

M40 Buckinghamshire - M40 partially blocked and it's very slow northbound after J1a M25 J16, because of an obstruction.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J13 for A30.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise in Berkshire at J13, A30 (Staines), because of a car that's broken down. Congestion to J12 (M3 interchange).

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, after J5 for A4 London Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound after J5, A4 (Langley), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J1A for M25 J16 and J2 for A355.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J1a M25 J16 and 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 disruption: M25 London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a break down. Congestion to J13 (Staines).

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

Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, at J15 for M4 J4B.

M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M25 clockwise at J15 M4 J4b, because of a break down. Congestion to J13 (Staines).

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

Police investigate kidnap and assault in Slough

Police are investigating the kidnap of a man in Slough.

On 3 June at 17:20 the man, aged in his 40s, was dropped off from a vehicle on Wexham Street, near the roundabout with Stoke Green and Church Lane, and he had an array of injuries.

They included a fractured eye socket, broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and lacerations to his forearm. He was taken to hospital where he remains.

He said he had been taken by a group of four or five men and assaulted.

Det Con Anthony Kelly said: "I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, where the victim has sustained injuries requiring hospital treatment.

"I am appealing for any motorists who were in the area at this time who may have dash-cam footage that could assist with the investigation. I would also like to appeal to anyone who was in Mayflower Way, Beaconsfield and believes they may have information that could help with this investigation."

Weather: 'Cool, with outbreaks of rain'

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A4 London Road.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M4 eastbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident.

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

County's fire engines cut by 25% in five years

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Berkshire's fire service has 25% fewer fire engines compared with five years ago.

A Freedom of Information Request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service showed there were 74 "red fleet" vehicles in 2013, and 55 in 2018.

Red fleet vehicles include fire engines, aerial ladder platforms, heavy rescue units and training fire engines.

The service said it had maintained 21 frontline fire engines since 2014.

Its funding settlement has decreased from £12.4m to £9.7m in the last three years, according to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

New waste contract to 'cut emissions'

A new contractor will begin running waste and recycling collections in Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead from September.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council says the deal with Serco will see the introduction of hybrid trucks that will reduce carbon emissions by 30%.

Recycled and garden waste will also be collected together to reduce emissions and cut mileage.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J5, A4 (Langley), 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

Chuffing nuisance

John Baish

BBC South

A chartered steam train heading to Windsor caused havoc for rush hour commuters this morning, after it arrived early at London's Waterloo station.

A signalling error led to the Mayflower blocking platforms at Britain's busiest railway station, leading to several hours of delays on South Western Railway services.

Network Rail has apologised for the delays.

Number of electric vehicles has fallen in West Berkshire

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The number of electric vehicles in West Berkshire has fallen by almost half in the past two years, figures show.

Statistics from the Department for Transport said there were 1,009 registered in the district at the end of 2018, down from 1,978 at the end of 2016.

In every other local authority in Berkshire, the number of electric vehicles has been increasing each quarter, apart from in West Berkshire.

By 2035 all new cars and vans should be electric, according to the Committee on Climate Change which advises the government.

The committee’s report said charging infrastructure must be strengthened, as electric vehicles are key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.

Car charging point
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CCTV images released after engagement ring theft

Police have released CCTV images of three men in connection with a distraction burglary at an elderly couple's home.

Thames Valley Police said three men said they could help fix the couple's windows, but stole cash and three rings, including an engagement ring.

The force released the images yesterday, but the offence happened in Minster Way, Slough, on Monday 20 May.

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Weather: Grab your umbrella

Here's Lucy Martin with the latest forecast.

Tuesday 11 June 2019 weather

Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J1A for M25 J16.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M40 southbound at J1a M25 J16, because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Weather warning in place for heavy rain

There's now an Amber weather warning for London, and much of the South East following downpours overnight.

The Met Office has warned that the heaviest and most persistent rain is still to come with a warning in place on Monday covering an area from the Humber all the way down to the south coast, and from the East Midlands to Portsmouth.

Forecasters said some places could see a month's worth of rain in two or three days, and we could see some flooding issues.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J8 for J9 A404 and J7 for .

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and it's slow moving on M4 eastbound between J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead and J7, Slough West, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, at J1A for M25 J16.

M40 Buckinghamshire - It's slow moving on M40 northbound at J1a M25 J16, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, at J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, from J16 for M40 to J17 for A412 Denham Way.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Two lanes closed on M25 clockwise from J16 M40 to J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J8 for J9 A404 to J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M4 westbound from J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead to J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A4 London Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at J16 M40 J1a, because of a car on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J6 for A355 Royal Windsor Way Slough.

M4 Berkshire - M4 partially blocked and it's slow moving eastbound at J6, A355 (Slough), because of an accident.

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

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Student Joe found love letters and photos from their family in Exeter
Student Joe found love letters and photos from their family in Exeter and now wants to reunite the collection with the Ascher family. Can you help?

Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane blocked and it's slow moving on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40, because of an accident involving car.

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

Weather: A wet day

A very wet start with persistent rain across the area.

Through the afternoon, some sunny spells will develop, but also a good scattering of heavy showers, some of which will turn thundery.

Heavy and locally thundery showers at first this evening.

Thereafter, the heaviest showers will clear to the northeast, leaving an increasingly windy and cloudy night, with patchy rain at times.

Temperature: Between 10 and 16°C (50 and 61°F).

Thundery showers expected later, says Alex Osborne

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 London clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 London - M25 lane closed on entry slip road and it's slow moving clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a broken down coach.

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