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Top award for young photographer

Spider's web
Jake Kneale/RHS/PA Media

A photograph of a spider's web in a meadow has netted a prize for a Wiltshire photographer.

Jake Kneale won the young photographer title in the RHS Photographic Competition for 2019.

Chairman of the judges, Chris Young, said Jake's picture was "one of thousands" from across the world.

The competition was open to both professional and amateur photographers who were invited to submit images to any of the nine categories.

Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire eastbound

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M4 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, from J18 for A46 Bath to J17 for A350.

M4 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a break down.

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

Man due in court over Bullington Cross crash deaths

A man is due in court on death by dangerous driving counts after two men died in a three-vehicle crash in Hampshire.

The collision, involving an LGV, a Peugeot van and a Toyota Auris, happened on the A34 southbound at Bullington Cross at about 09:20 BST on 3 July.

Vipin Kumar, 43, from Reading, and Kevin Ackrell, 49, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, died.

A 41-year-old man, from Huddersfield, has been reported for summons for two offences of causing death by dangerous driving. He is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on 30 July.

Severe accident: M4 Gloucestershire westbound

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M4 Gloucestershire westbound severe accident, from J18 for A46 Bath to J19 for M32.

M4 Gloucestershire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M4 westbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an accident.

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

Old traffic signals to be replaced in Corsham

Road works
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Improvement works on a key junction in Corsham begin today.

Old traffic signals are being be replaced and the roads are being be resurfaced.

The A4 will have unrestricted two-way traffic but access from the Cross Keys Road and Biddestone Road will be closed, with diversions in place.

The works could take up to eight weeks.

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire westbound

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

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 westbound from J16, A3102 (Swindon West) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), 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, from J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 westbound from J11, A33 (Reading) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of a car that's broken down.

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 lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: Gloucestershire both ways

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Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, around Fairford.

Gloucestershire - Severe delays on Roads around the Fairford junction, because of Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

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 - Two lanes closed on M4 eastbound from J17, A350 (Chippenham) to J16, A3102 (Swindon West), because of central barrier repair works following an earlier accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire westbound

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

M4 Wiltshire - Temporary closure on M4 westbound from J16, A3102 (Swindon West) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

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M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, from J8 for A30 to J9 for A34 Winnal roundabout.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound from J8 A30 to J9, A34 (Winnal roundabout), because of an accident. 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 lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A36 Wiltshire both ways

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A36 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, from A30 Minster Street to A303.

A36 Wiltshire - Road closed on A36 in both directions from St Peter Fugglestone Roundabout in Wilton to the A303 junction in Wylye, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A36 Wiltshire northbound

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A36 Wiltshire northbound severe accident, from A30 Minster Street to A303.

A36 Wiltshire - A36 closed northbound from St Peter Fugglestone Roundabout to the A303 junction, because of an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire eastbound

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M4 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, from J18 for A46 Bath to J17 for A350.

M4 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of crane having a tyre changed.

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

Air Tattoo take off that doesn't look much fun if you don't like flying

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, after J13 for A34 Chieveley.

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M4 eastbound after J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of an accident.

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

Cyclist smashes world record for travelling Europe

Dr Ian Walker on his bike
Dr Ian Walker

A Bath academic has broken the world record for cycling across Europe from top to bottom.

Dr Ian Walker set off from Norway, travelling through Latvia, Poland and France to Tarifa in southern Spain.

He had to travel through temperatures which were higher than normal but completed after 16 days and nearly 21 hours.

He also took two whole days off the existing record which was only set four days before he began his challenge!

White Horse due to be rechalked - but the weather is proving a challenge

Two Chinook helicopters are due to lift 50 tonnes of fresh chalk up to the Alton White Horse.

This is the first time in 10 years that the landmark has got a major facelift.

Our reporter is on the scene - but we think there might be a little bit of a problem with the weather!

Alton Barnes
BBC

Royal International Air Tattoo gets under way

RAF Red Arrows
BBC

The world's largest military air show is about to get underway at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Last year around 180,000 people visited the Royal International Air Tattoo over the three days.

This year the highlights include the final appearance of the Red Arrows before they head off on a tour of America, and a celebration of 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire westbound

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M4 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J18 for A46 Bath and J19 for M32.

M4 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J18, A46 (Bath) and J19, M32 (Bristol), 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

Explosion at pub near Witney

Clearing up is continuing after an explosion at a pub near Witney in Oxfordshire.

The blast happened at the Lamb Inn in Crawley shortly after 11:30 on Thursday.

No public were inside at the time, but five staff were on the premises. Three were treated at the scene and one was taken to hospital.

The cause is believed to be accidental.

Lamb Inn
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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

Severe accident: A46 Gloucestershire both ways

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A46 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, from Hall Lane to Blacksmith Lane.

A46 Gloucestershire - A46 Gloucester Road in Nimlet blocked and it's very slow in both directions from the Hall Lane junction to the Blacksmith Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Parking fines up across the West

Penalty notice
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Drivers parking illegally have netted Bristol City Council £4.8m over the past 12 months.

Penalty notice charges are issued for parking without a valid ticket, obstructing entrances to schools and using residents' parking without a permit.

Wiltshire Council took more than £866k in parking fines, with 30,000 tickets issued by parking attendants.

The figure is up £100k on 2017, when 24,000 tickets were issued totalling more than £705k.

Cash from fines is used by Wiltshire Council to fund public transport and concessionary fares.

Severe accident: A303 Hampshire eastbound

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A303 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, from A3057 Winchester Road to The Buck services.

A303 Hampshire - It's heavy on A303 out of town from the A3057 Winchester Road junction in Andover to The Buck services junction in Bransbury, because of an accident.

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

Tim Peake joins in with the Red Arrows

Bet he's feeling a bit queasy right now...

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Store changes name to 'Signsbury's' for four day celebration of inclusivity

Signsbury's sign with staff and Rachel Shenton
Sainsburys

A Sainsbury's store has changed its entrance sign to show support for the Deaf community.

Over 100 staff at "Signsbury's", in Bath, have been having British Sign Language (BSL) lessons with local signing school I Can Sign to celebrate community inclusivity and encourage colleagues and customers to sign with each other.

The lessons were supported by staff member Sam Book who is deaf, and Rachel Shenton, the Oscar winning screenwriter who famously signed her 2018 acceptance speech for short film Silent Child.

A staff member signing
Sainsburys

Signsbury’s will be open from the 18-21 July with staff signing with customers and communicating greetings and discussing the weather.

Screens inside the store will help teach customers how to sign basic words and phrases such as trolley, sausages and milk.

The National Deaf Children's Society said it is a "fantastic initiative" and "a great step towards inclusivity for the deaf community."

Staff learning to sign
Sainsburys

When I heard about our 150 Days of Community scheme, I thought it was the perfect time to use the opportunity to explore new ways to make our store more deaf-friendly. We have many hard of hearing customers in Bath and always want to make their experience as brilliant as possible, and we hope Signsbury’s will help better their time in store even more.

Paul RobertsonStore Manager, Bath Sainsbury’s

Look who's at the Air Tattoo ....

... only a real astronaut!

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Extinction Rebellion logo removed from monument

Extinction Rebellion logo
BBC

An Extinction Rebellion logo painted on an ancient monument in Wiltshire has been removed.

A specialist conservation contractor was brought in to get rid off the graffiti on the West Kennet Long Barrow near Avebury yesterday.

The Swindon group of Extinction Rebellion has described it as “mindless vandalism”.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J12 for A4 Bath Road to J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound from J12, A4 (Theale) to J11, A33 (Reading), because of a break down.

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

Severe congestion: A346 Wiltshire northbound

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A346 Wiltshire northbound severe congestion, at Long Harry.

A346 Wiltshire - It's heavy on A346 Sailsbury Hill into town in Marlborough at the Long Harry junction.

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

Severe accident: A346 Wiltshire northbound

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A346 Wiltshire northbound severe accident, at Long Harry.

A346 Wiltshire - An accident on A346 Sailsbury Hill into town in Marlborough at the Long Harry junction.

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

Funding agreed for new special needs school

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Chineham Park school site
Google

Hampshire County Council has allocated more than £10m of government funding to build a new special needs school at the former Chineham Park Primary School site in Basingstoke.

Work to build Austen Academy is due to start later this year and is expected to open in spring 2021.

It will cater for 125 children aged between five and 16 who have social and communication difficulties, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.