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  1. Updates from Thursday 13 September

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Prison staff urged to 'protest' over safety, POA union says

    Prison staff

    Prison staff in England and Wales have been urged to take "protest action" over violence and safety concerns, the Prison Officers' Association has said.

    Steve Gillan, POA general secretary, called for union members to protest outside their work from 07:00 BST on Friday until "instructed otherwise".

  2. Rod Stewart's next tour will start in Southampton

    Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart will kick off a tour next year in Southampton.

    The Live in Concert tour date for the city is on 31 May at St Mary’s Stadium and will showcase the classics and material from his new album Blood Red Roses.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, from J1A for M25 J16 to J2 for A355.

    M40 Buckinghamshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound from J1a M25 J16 to J2, A355 (Beaconsfield), because of a spillage on the road.

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

  4. Good news on the Spur Road

    After days of disruption on the A338 Spur Road, motorists can hope for some respite.

    The southbound lane closure is to be removed tonight.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, around J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - Heavy traffic on M27 westbound around J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Oscar needs a heart transplant but there aren't enough child donors

    The one year old will soon need a heart transplant but there aren't enough children on the organ donor register.

  7. 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 and slow traffic on M4 eastbound from J10 A329(M) Wokingham to J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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  9. Badger culling in Dorset given go-ahead

    Image caption: The government says the earlier badger cull reduced TB levels in cattle

    Badger culling has been given the go-ahead in Dorset and other new areas at high risk of tuberculosis in cattle, the government has announced.

    A green light has also been given to cull badgers in Cumbria to tackle a "pocket of infection" in a region which is otherwise at low risk of the disease, as licences are issued allowing the culling of tens of thousands of animals.

    Culling is now taking place in 32 areas across 10 counties - Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Staffordshire and Cumbria.

    It comes as data published by the government shows the rate of TB in cattle has halved in the first two cull areas since the programme began.

    But opponents have been critical of the practice.

  10. Blue paint sprayed on cars in Totton

    Hampshire Constabulary has received nine reports of cars and homes being sprayed with blue paint.

    Seven incidents were reported yesterday between 07:00 and 13:15, and two more happened today.

    The paint appeared in Hammonds Green, Hammonds Way, Blackwater Drive, Northlands Road and Treagore Road.

    Anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage who lives or works in the area is asked to contact the police.

  11. Inquest date set for woman stabbed to death by daughter

    Oxford Coroner's Court
    Image caption: The inquest is due to take place at Oxford Coroner's Court

    A date has been set for a full inquest into the death of Vittoria Baker, who was stabbed to death by her schizophrenic daughter in 2012.

    Kauthar Silvera, 30, killed her mother at a flat in Oxford and remained with her body for three days.

    She pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was indefinitely detained in a psychiatric unit.

    Last year her brother Muhammad Silvera won a High Court challenge against Oxfordshire's senior coroner, who had declined to hold a full inquest into his mother's death.

    Judges ruled his decision was unlawful and today coroner Darren Salter scheduled the two-week inquest for 25 March next year.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3066 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3066 Dorset both ways severe accident, from B3163 Whitcombe Road to Camesworth Lane.

    A3066 Dorset - A3066 in Beaminster closed in both directions from the B3163 Whitcombe Road junction to the Camesworth Lane junction, because of an accident involving motorbike. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Museum's 30,000 exhibits put in storage

    Trowbridge Museum

    Thousands of exhibits and items at a museum in Wiltshire are being put into storage and won't be seen again for two years.

    Trowbridge Museum has closed for a multi-million pound expansion scheme and all its artefacts are being stored at a former American air base in Oxfordshire.

    It plans to re-open in 2020 with a state of the art exhibition about the town's textile history.

    Trowbridge Museum
  14. 'If they want to wrestle then let them crack on' - Actor backs dwarf wrestling show

    Video content

    Video caption: James Lusted, an actor with dwarfism, says the controversial shows should go ahead.