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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J13 for A34 Chieveley to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J13, A34 (Chieveley) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Public help with arrest made on drug activity in community play area

Image of the community play area. A green field with houses at the rear of the image and a few trees lining the edge.
Wiltshire Police

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in a play area following public reports on suspicious activity.

Wiltshire Police attended the play area just before children were due to leave school and conducted a search.

A young boy was found to be in possession of a large quantity of cannabis and several hundred pounds in cash.

He was taken to Melksham custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

A further search was conducted at his home address in Melksham where more suspected class A and B drugs were found.

PC Lee Pelling said in situations like this the police force rely on the public to act as their "eyes and ears" in the community.

The 17-year-old boy has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

Police appeal for man who could have 'vital' information' on voyeurism incident

Police have released CCTV of a man they think may have "vital" information in regards to an incident of voyeurism in Newbury.

A man was seen indecently exposing himself close to the park area of Stroud Green at around 12:30 BST on 3 July.

Police believe the man pictured in the footage could have significant information to assist their inquiries.

They appealed on the public to come forward if they recognise the man or have any useful information.

CCTV
Thames Valley Police
The man is being sought by police to assist them in the investigation

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

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M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3102 Swindon Road and J17 for A350.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Reward offered for return of sacred silverware

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A £10,000 reward is being offered for the return of silverware stolen from the University of Sussex, in Brighton.

The objects, which include two chalices by the sculptor Hans Coper, were taken from the University's sacristy, and are worth £100,000.

Stolen silverware
University of Sussex

The objects were taken after locked doors and containers were forced open at the sacristy in Falmer, sometime between 13:50 and 14:20 GMT on 7 December.

Stolen silverware
University of Sussex

Detectives believe the thief may have connections with Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Wiltshire.

A CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to has been released.

Silverware theft suspect
Sussex Police
Detectives would like to speak to this man about the theft

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J14 for A338 to J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked on M4 westbound from J14, A338 (Hungerford) to J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of vehicle having a tyre chage. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A419 Wiltshire southbound

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A419 Wiltshire southbound severe disruption, from A420 Merlin Way to M4 J15.

A419 Wiltshire - It's slow on A419 Marlborough Road southbound in Swindon from White Hart roundabout to Swindon East, because of the earlier problems on the M4 blocking the motorway earlier this morning. Travel time is up to 15 minutes.

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

Problems on the trains London-bound from Swindon

Not a good morning for Swindon commuters!

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Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, after J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Wiltshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M4 eastbound after J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident and a spillage.

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

Severe accident: A339 Berkshire eastbound

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A339 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, from B4640 to Main Street.

A339 Berkshire - A339 in Newbury closed and queues eastbound from Swan Roundabout to the Main Street junction, because of a serious accident involving car and a motorbike.

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

Driver dies in crash with lorry

A man has died in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Oxfordshire.

It happened on the A420 between Faringdon and Littleworth at 06:00 BST on Sunday.

The driver of the car, a 27-year-old man, died at the scene.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage are asked to contact Thames Valley Police.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J13 for A34 Chieveley.

M4 Berkshire - M4 exit slip road partially blocked westbound at J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

'Three months after I was paralysed, I was back at work'

Hiroki Takeuchi
Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi, chief executive of financial technology business GoCardless, had just got married when he was involved in a cycling accident that left him with a life-changing disability.

The then 30-year-old, who grew up in Swindon, was cycling around London's Regent's Park in September 2016 when he collided with a car, crushing his spinal cord.

It left him paralysed from the waist down.

He was off work for just three months after his accident.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J13 for A34 Chieveley to J14 for A338.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound from J13, A34 (Chieveley) to J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A346 Wiltshire both ways

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A346 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, between A338 and Blenheim Road.

A346 Wiltshire - A346 Salisbury Road closed and it's slow in both directions between the A338 junction in Burbage and the Blenheim Road junction in Marlborough, because of an accident involving a lorry.

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

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, from J17 for A350 to J16 for A3102 Swindon Road.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound from J17, A350 (Chippenham) to J16, A3102 (Swindon West), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire both ways

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A420 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, from London Street to The Snooty Mehmaan.

A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Littleworth closed and it's slow in both directions from the London Street junction to The Snooty Mehmaan junction, because of a serious accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, from J15 for A346 Marlborough Road to J14 for A338.

M4 Wiltshire - M4 partially blocked and queues eastbound from J15, A346 (Swindon East) to J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of a police investigation.

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

Man sought after fight on platform at Swindon railway station

Severe roadworks: A4 Wiltshire both ways

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A4 Wiltshire both ways severe roadworks, from A350 to Hartham Lane.

A4 Wiltshire - A4 Bath Road in Chippenham closed in both directions from Chequers Roundabout to the Hartham Lane junction, because of resurfacing work. Between 7:00 and 19:00 on Saturdays and Sundays until 19:00 on 14th July

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

Chris Kamara reacts to police e-fit 'lookalike'

Football pundit Chris Kamara has posted a tongue-in-cheek response to a "lookalike" police e-fit.

Chris Kamara and efit
Chirs Kamara/Humberside Police

Humberside Police uploaded the suspect image, of a moustached man wearing a hard hat, to its social media accounts on Tuesday.

It received a raft of responses, with many suggesting it resembled the former professional footballer.

In response, Kamara, who played for a host of clubs, including Swindon, Brentford, Stoke and Leeds, tweeted a photo of himself wearing DIY gear and urged people not to be alarmed.

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BBC local radio headlines across the West

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  • BBC Radio Bristol: 15,000 patients in north Bristol and South Gloucestershire are being forced to find a new doctor's surgery.
  • BBC Gloucestershire: The two contenders hoping to take over at Number 10 are in Cheltenham later.
  • BBC Somerset: Musgrove Park Hospital is today showing proposals for two multi-million pound developments.
  • BBC Wiltshire: Swindon could lose its town centre NHS walk-in clinic later this year.

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, at J16 for A3102 Swindon Road.

M4 Wiltshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J16, A3102 (Swindon West), because of Abandoned Vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J13 for A34 Chieveley to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J13, A34 (Chieveley) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A419 Wiltshire both ways

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A419 Wiltshire both ways severe disruption, at A4311 Cricklade Road.

A419 Wiltshire - A419 in Blunsdon entry slip road partially blocked at the A4311 Cricklade Road junction, 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 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, from J16 for A3102 Swindon Road to J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Wiltshire - M4 partially blocked eastbound from J16, A3102 (Swindon West) to J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of debris on the road. 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, from J14 for A338 to J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound from J14, A338 (Hungerford) to J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of a vehicle on fire. Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

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

Health bosses 'fully aware' of concerns over surgery

Doctor
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Concerns have been raised over a surgery in partnership with the IMH Group, after it was rated inadequate by the CQC.

The Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group says it is "fully aware" of the concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission, over the Phoenix Surgery and the other practices that had been in partnership with the IMH Group.

A spokesman said "it's understandable this news will cause worry among patients" but wanted to reassure people that work to address the issues raised is under way.

He added the group would be going over all the clinical correspondence from the past 12 months for anything that may have been overlooked, as well as re-examining patient complaints and concerns for any issues that could have posed a risk to patient safety.

“This, along with the many other initiatives happening behind the scenes to ensure the practice can continue to see patients as normal, is taking place at the same time as the work we are doing to identify new local providers that will be able to offer the leadership and stability that has been absent from Phoenix, and the other IMH surgeries, over the last 12 months.”

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, between J16 for A3102 Swindon Road and J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, from J15 for A346 Marlborough Road to J14 for A338.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J15, A346 (Swindon East) to J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, from J15 for A346 Marlborough Road to J14 for A338.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M4 eastbound from J15, A346 (Swindon East) to J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire both ways

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A420 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, from Great Coxwell turn off to Kings Lane.

A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Great Coxwell closed and queues in both directions from the Great Coxwell turn off junction to the Kings Lane junction, because of an accident involving multiple cars.

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

Severe accident: A4 Berkshire both ways

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A4 Berkshire both ways severe accident, from A339 to B4494 Oxford Road.

A4 Berkshire - A4 Western Avenue in Newbury closed and it's slow in both directions from Robin Hood Roundabout to the B4494 Oxford Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J13 for A34 Chieveley to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes closed on M4 eastbound from J13, A34 (Chieveley) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A419 Wiltshire southbound

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A419 Wiltshire southbound severe disruption, at A4311 Cricklade Road.

A419 Wiltshire - Road closed on A419 southbound in Swindon at the A4311 Cricklade Road junction, because of a police investigation. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip roads.

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