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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 22 February

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us again today.

    We will be back with all of the region's news at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Wokingham council tax to rise by 3.49%

    Council tax in Wokingham borough will go up by 3.49% after councillors voted to approve the authority's budget on Thursday evening.

    This means a band D taxpayer will pay up to £49 more a year.

    The council’s financial plans were approved following more than two hours of debate between councillors.

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    Severe congestion: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe congestion, from J4 for M3 to J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound from J4 M3 to J7, A334 (Hedge End). In the roadworks area.

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

  4. Honours awarded at final council meeting

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The final full council meeting of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council saw current and former councillors recognised for their work.

    Andy Hutchings, who had served for almost 25 years before standing down, was among the existing Honorary Aldermen to receive a special badge at Thursday evening's meeting.

    He told the meeting, if nothing else, he would be remembered for getting a new sign put up in the former chief executive's office pointing to the way out.

    He said: "On my first day I was ushered into the chief executive's office and at the end stood up to walk out - only to find myself in his toilet. He said 'right, that's it' and after that a sign was put up saying 'this way out.'"

    The following were awarded Honorary Aldermen titles: Ian Roebuck, Kevin Brookes, Hazel Bruce, Christine James, Paul Kimber, Richard Kosior, Margaret Leicester, Pamela Nixon, Gill Taylor, Mark Tewkesbury and Kate Wheller.

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    Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from A303 to A34.

    A34 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A34 northbound from Bullington Cross in Upper Bullington to Litchfield, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J8 for J9 A404.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Road closure in Winnersh

    King Street Lane in Winnersh will be closed overnight on Tuesday to Wednesday next week.

    The closure is due to new street lights being installed.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

    M25 Berkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to beyond J13 (Staines).

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, near J14 for A338.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 eastbound near J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Video content

    Video caption: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Shooter Lisa Chapman bids to reach first games

    Shooter Lisa Chapman hopes to realise dreams of competing at a first paralympics if she can secure sufficient funding.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A4 Bath Road.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down car.

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

  12. 'Urgent repairs only' for Oxfordshire's roads

    Pothole
    Image caption: Only the most urgent repairs will be prioritised when it comes to Oxfordshire's roads

    Only the most urgent repairs will be prioritised on Oxfordshire's roads because a full overhaul would cost £450m, the county's transport boss has said.

    Councillor Yvonne Constance said Oxfordshire County Council's entire budget for a year would be eaten up with all the work required to fix potholes and sinking roads.

    She called for utility companies to be held to a "higher standard" when repairing roads after installing cables and pipe.

    Ms Constance added work would not be going ahead to improve the A34 until plans for the Oxford to Cambridge "expressway" were finalised.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J10 for A329 and J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

    M4 Berkshire - Stationary traffic on M4 westbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J11, A33 (Reading), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, from J16 for M40 J1A to J17 for A412 Denham Way.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J16 M40 J1a to J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an accident.

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