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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 January
  2. Wokingham MP John Redwood says he backs the idea of a clean break from the European Union
  3. A £450,000 cycle route through Reading has been approved
  4. A bald lamb called Skippy is now so podgy he has been placed on a special diet.

Live Reporting

By Sarah Lee, Emma Midgley and Toby Wadey

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J12, A4 (Theale) to J11, A33 (Reading), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe accident, from J17 for A412 to J16 for M40 J1A.

    M25 Hertfordshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40 J1a, because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A329 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A329 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between Great Brighams Mead and B3345 George Street.

    A329 Berkshire - A329 Vastern Road in Reading closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Great Brighams Mead junction and the B3345 George Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A343 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A343 Hampshire both ways severe accident, from Mount Road to Foxs Lane.

    A343 Hampshire - A343 in Highclere closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Mount Road junction to the Foxs Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, 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 emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J10 A329(M) Wokingham to J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  8. Anti-slavery initiative launched

    Slavery victim

    A new service to support victims of exploitation is being launched by Thames Valley's police and crime commissioner.

    The Willow Project - which will provide crisis intervention, advocacy and long-term practical and emotional support to victims - is being unveiled on Anti-Slavery Day.

    Modern slavery - which includes child trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation - has affected 85 victims in Oxfordshire in the space of a year, according to city council figures.

    In Slough, there have been more than 20 cases of modern slavery since the beginning of the year.

    The Safer Slough Partnership says the number is just "the tip of the iceberg".

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    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 on M4 westbound from J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead to J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J12 for A4 Bath Road and J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J12, A4 (Theale) and J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J6 for A355 Slough to J5 for A4 London Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound from J6, A355 (Slough) to J5, A4 (Langley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 London anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for Horton Road.

    M25 London - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise in Greater London at J14, Horton (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J6 for A355 Slough to J7 for Huntercombe Spur.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound from J6, A355 (Slough) to J7, Huntercombe (Slough West), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Reading rail travellers face continued disruption

    At the scene

    Mike Apps

    BBC South Today

    Reading station

    Things are slowly beginning to improve for passengers at Reading Station as disruption continues on the line in to and out of London Paddington.

    A new Hitachi train, that was being tested, ripped overhead wires in west London, tearing 500m of power cables.

    The first service to leave Reading for Paddington since the problems happened last night left at 11:45, but rail staff here told me they anticipated a much slower journey as the train involved is going to have to negotiate a way through trains left stranded on tracks.

    Things were of course far more chaotic first thing this morning when hundreds of commuters were stuck here trying to get on a South Western Railway service to Waterloo, which only runs twice an hour and is a much slower service.