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  2. Southampton's Dock Gate 10 remains closed after archway damage

    There's been an update to the damage caused to one of Southampton's most familiar landmarks.

    The 1930s entrance archway to Southampton Port was hit by a lorry earlier.

    Here's the latest from ABP.

    Quote Message: We have had a structural engineer assessment of the damage and we’re planning the repair work at the moment. We hope to have this entrance to the port back open as soon as possible. In the meantime, we encourage people to use Dock Gate 8 and 20 for access to the port. from ABP spokeswoman
    ABP spokeswoman
    Damage to archway
  3. Island faces dentist shortage

    Local Democracy Reporting Service


    NHS dental patients on the Isle of Wight are facing lengthy waits for routine appointments amid a shortage of dentists, the Local Democracy Reporting Service says.

    One patient in Newport said her check-up this month was cancelled by the surgery who told her the next available appointment would be in September 2019.

    An NHS spokesperson said: "NHS England has recently increased the dental capacity on the island, however, we are aware that some practices are currently experiencing staffing shortages.

    "We are working with providers to ensure that all is done to fill the existing vacancies as quickly as possible."

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J6 for A355 Slough.

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

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

  5. Man taken to hospital after van 'arson'

    An abandoned van was set on fire in a suspected arson attack in which a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

    The vehicle was found on Monday evening in an underground car park at Cabot House in Chapel Road in Southampton.

    The man discovered the fire and alerted residents before needing treatment at Southampton General Hospital.

    The fire service quickly got the blaze under control. People were later allowed to return to their homes.

    Burnt-out van
  6. Thousands sign parking charge petition

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    High Street in Ryde

    More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against the introduction of parking charges in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

    The Local Democracy Reporting Service said the petition would be handed to the council amid claims by shop owners the changes would hit trade.

    The council said the charges would "introduce an element of fairness" across the island's towns.

  7. Southampton Port archway damaged by lorry

    The archway which marks the entrance to Southampton Docks has been damaged by a lorry.

    The high load was trying to pass the landmark when it knocked the underneath of it causing some of it to crumble.

    The entrance to the dock gate has been closed.

    The Dock Gate 10 archway - which reads Associated British Ports, Port of Southampton - was built in the 1930s.

    Archway damage
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    Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, from J15 for M4 J4B to J16 for M40 J1A.

    M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J15 M4 J4b to J16 M40 J1a, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A4421 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4421 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Bicester Road and Stoke Lyme Road.

    A4421 Oxfordshire - A4421 Buckingham Road in Stratton Audley closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Bicester Road junction and the Stoke Lyme Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  10. Fire officers could take on police jobs in Dorset

    Fire officers in Dorset would be sent to deal with non-injury traffic accidents and help search for missing people under plans aimed at saving hundreds hours of police time.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill said the tasks were ideally suited to the fire service which could also deal with people who have collapsed in their home.

    Police and fire service

    Fire officers are already working with police and the ambulance service in the north of the county which involves being the first to respond to medical emergencies.

    Mr Underhill said talks with the fire service were taking place but handing over some duties would come at a financial cost, although overall it should result in a saving of police time.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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