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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 14 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J3 for M271 to J4 for M3.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 eastbound from J3, M271 (Southampton Docks) to J4 M3, because of a broken down van.

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

  2. BreakingDidcot update: Man 'with two knives' in fear for welfare call

    A man with two knives has caused a cordon to be placed in an area of Didcot, police have said.

    Officers were called to Smallbone Recreation Park at about 13:10 BST.

    “Since the incident started, no-one has been placed in 'lockdown'," Ch Insp Matt Bullivant, of Thames Valley Police, said.

    "Pupils left [Manor Primary] School at their usual collection time, and officers are now dealing with the situation within a safely secured cordon, which should limit the impact on the public.

    “Officers are continuing to work with the man involved in order to ensure the incident is safely resolved for him, all members of the public and our own officers.”

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on entry slip road and it's very slow eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident.

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

  4. 'Let it grow' - Reading to protect rare plant after Twitter backlash

    Reading Borough Council says it will now act to protect a rare orchid growing on a verge in the town.

    The Himantoglossum hircinum orchid was found by Reading University graduate and plant expert Dr Stephanie while on her way to the shops over the weekend.

    Plant expert, Rupert Wilson, took to Twitter to share pictures of the plant and criticised the council for initially saying it wasn't "geared up" to protect what was thought to have been an extinct species.

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    The authority had stirred controversy after initially responding saying the plant might have already been cut down by one of its mowers.

    But Mr Wilson said the orchid is protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act, which makes it an offence to dig it up or destroy it and moving it would require a licence.

    The council later admitted its initial response had been "a bit hasty" and said it will "seek to protect" the plant.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Kitten found buried under soil after run-in with tractor

    The owners of a kitten that had a run-in with a tractor and became buried under the soil are being asked to come forward.

    Meadow (black fur)

    The six-week-old black kitten, which has been named Meadow, was discovered by a farmer in his field in Ash Green, near Aldershot, earlier this month.

    The animal survived "unscathed", the RSPCA said.

    It is now being cared for at Milbrook Animal Centre in Surrey.

  7. BreakingCordon in place due to ongoing fear for welfare incident in Didcot

    Police are dealing with a fear for welfare incident in Smallbone Recreation Park in Didcot.

    It comes after reports on Twitter that some businesses were in "partial lockdown" in the area.

    Thames Valley Police said no-one has been injured children from Manor Primary School, close to the park, can be collected from the entrance in Lydalls Close.

    The force added: "There will be officers in the area to ensure children can be collected safely."

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  8. Your pictures: Barton on Sea, Ascot and Wick

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers "teggy", "Sussexbaz" and "Bournemouth Brian" for their photos of Barton on Sea in Hampshire, ominous-looking clouds over Royal Ascot in Berkshire and Wick in Bournemouth, Dorset.

    Barton on Sea
    Royal Ascot
    Wick, Bournemouth

    Send us your snaps of the region via our Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or on Twitter: @BBCBerkshire, @BBCDorset, @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCOxford.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A4 London Road.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane blocked on exit slip road westbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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