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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: M3 Surrey northbound

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

M3 Surrey - One lane closed and it's heavy on M3 northbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J2 M25 J12, because of a break down.

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, from J3 for A322 Bagshot to J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked and it's slow on M3 northbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J2 M25 J12, because of an accident.

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

Protesters demand urgent climate action

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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Environmental activists gathered outside Bracknell's council offices on Thursday evening while councillors debated the creation of an action plan to combat climate change.

Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the Time Square building were demanding the borough council take urgent action, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

Protester Adam Daum said: "We need action in the next 10 years, otherwise, the planet is not going to be sustainable for our children and grandchildren."

South of England Weather: Cloudy with rain at times

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It's set to be mainly cloudy with rain at times and a brisk south-westerly wind.

The rain is likely to be occasionally heavy, perhaps with a rumble of thunder. Highs of 20C

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: 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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J3 for A322 Bagshot to J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J4, A331 (Camberley), 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 both ways

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M3 Surrey both ways severe accident, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - Two lanes blocked and queues on M3 between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of an accident.

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, between J10 for A329 and J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes blocked and queues on M4 eastbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of an accident.

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

Man killed in rock fall was from Hampshire

Miles Davis

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Sandymouth beach
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A man killed by falling rocks was 66 years old and from Hampshire, police have said.

The man was killed on Tuesday when rocks fell on to him shortly before midday at Sandymouth beach near Bude.

Richard Gibbons from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service told the BBC on Wednesday the man had been "up in the rocks and unfortunately suffered part of a rock fall".

He said: "The rocks fell on top of him and he was pinned by a substantial piece of stonework."

The man's body was recovered at about 15:45 on Wednesday at the end of a 28-hour operation by the fire service, coastguards and the police.

The man has not yet been named.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J10 for A329 and J8 for J9 A404.

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked on M4 eastbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and 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

Three arrested after Guildford 'big fight'

Guildford Park Road
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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in Guildford.

Police were called to Guildford Park Road at about 05:10 BST, Surrey Police said.

The injured man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, a police spokesman said.

Roads in the area remain cordoned off.

One eyewitness said police had told him there had been a "big fight".

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

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M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J4A for A327 and J4 for A331.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M3 northbound between J4a, A327 (Farnborough) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of an accident.

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

Body found in River Kennett

A woman's body has been found in the River Kennet in the centre of Reading.

Police say they were called at around 5:45 BST to reports of a woman in the water.

Officers said the death is being treated as unexplained.

A police scene watch is in place at the site in central Reading and at another location on Thames Valley Park while enquiries are ongoing.

Thames Valley Park
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A scene watch is in place at Thames Valley Park in Reading

Severe disruption: A329 Berkshire eastbound

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A329 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from Watlington Streeet to Queen's Road.

A329 Berkshire - A329 King's Road in Reading closed and it's slow eastbound from the Watlington Streeet junction to the Queen's Road junction, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

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M3 Surrey both ways severe disruption, from J3 for A322 Bagshot to J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

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M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A287 to J4A for A327.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J5, A287 (Hook) to J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a police investigation. 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 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

Funding agreed for new special needs school

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Chineham Park school site
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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.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M4 eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down van.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

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

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 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 disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for J9 A404 and J10 for A329.

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

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

Severe accident: A3 Surrey southbound

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A3 Surrey southbound severe accident, from B3000 Puttenham to Elstead Road.

A3 Surrey - A3 blocked and queues southbound from Puttenham to the Elstead Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Compton.

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, before J2 for M25 J12.

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked and queues on M3 northbound before J2 M25 J12, because of a break down.

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

Schools ask for help over money problems

Local Democracy Reporting Service

St Joseph's School in Newbury
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Three primary schools in West Berkshire have asked for extra funding because they are in financial difficulty.

St Finian’s in Cold Ash has asked for £35,000, including £30,000 to cover the loss of funding because of a fall in pupil numbers and long-term sickness of staff.

The rest is to cover redundancy costs it has to pay, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

St Joseph's in Newbury has asked for £10,299 to cover redundancy costs while Kintbury St Mary's in Kintbury says it needs £31,300 to cover the unplanned absence of its headteacher.

Severe accident: A33 Hampshire both ways

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A33 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between M3 and Lovedon Lane.

A33 Hampshire - A33 Basingstoke Road closed in both directions between the M3 junction in North Waltham and the Lovedon Lane junction in Kings Worthy, because of a serious accident.

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

Lucky escape as car crashes into children's party
Fifty members of a family celebrating a children's birthday party narrowly avoided tragedy.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

Autistic children's school being built in Hampshire

A school is being built for autistic children on the site of the former Chineham Park Primary School in Basingstoke.

Hampshire County Council is going to invest more than £10m pounds of government funding to build the school.

The new facility, due to open in spring 2021, will have places for 125 pupils with special educational needs and aged between 5 and 16.

Girl studying
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The school will have 125 places

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - M3 in Hampshire lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a car that's broken 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, from J4 for A331 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J4, A331 (Camberley) in Hampshire to J3, A322 (Bagshot) in Surrey, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Reading graduate awarded unsung hero prize

An award honoring a University of Reading scientist who discovered a fossil twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs has been been presented to its first recipient.

Tina Negus discovered the fern-shaped fossil, believed to be 560 million years old, while still a teenager in 1956.

She presented her rubbing of what is thought to be the earliest evidence of life to her school teacher, who dismissed it as impossible.

Uni of Reading
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The award will be handed to a University of Reading scientist graduate

Ms Negus' contribution to the discovery was only recognised in 2004, after which she allowed the School of Biological Sciences to create a prize in her name.

The first award has been handed to University of Reading graduate Jake Brendish, 22, for his research on paravians - a group that links dinosaurs and modern birds.

On receiving the prize, Jake said: “It's great to know that someone who went unrecognised for such a major discovery is finally getting some measure of acknowledgement for their work."