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  1. Thermal imaging camera used to enforce social distancing

    A thermal imaging camera

    A thermal imaging camera is being used by a council to help enforce social distancing.

    Cherwell District Council said it was using the handheld camera to advise police of parks and open spaces where people are not following guidelines.

    The authority bought it to help in searches for missing or vulnerable people before the coronavirus pandemic.

    Community safety officers started to use the camera in the fight against the virus this week.

    The council said it was working in an advisory role to explain guidelines to residents and that any formal enforcement would need to be done by police.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport to J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down van.

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331 Blackwater Valley Route.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a vehicle on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Discovery of un-exploded wartime bomb under old Portland United football pitch - 25 years on

    Video content

    Video caption: Thousands of residents evacuated to Weymouth while bomb made safe in 1995.
  5. National Express suspending all services

    National Express coach

    The coach operator, National Express, is suspending all services from Monday until further notice.

    It operates frequent services from Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading, and other towns across the region.

    The company said it had kept services running for people who had essential travel needs, but the fall in passenger numbers meant it was no longer viable to do so.

    Passengers with tickets booked for journeys before 31 May can amend bookings for free, or claim a full refund via the National Express website.

  6. Oxford Tube services to be suspended

    Oxford Tube

    All Oxford Tube services are to be temporarily suspended from Monday.

    Stagecoach, which manages the bus service to London, said the "difficult" decision was made following a "significant drop" in passengers amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

    The firm's managing director, Chris Coleman said: "We firmly believe that the decision... is now the right one based on the current unprecedented circumstances and we hope our customers understand this.

    "We will continue to review and we hope to welcome our customers back on board when the situation improves."

    Any customers with tickets booked through Oxford Tube should contact oxford.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com for a full refund.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, from J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way to J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound from J7, A334 (Hedge End) to J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a lorry that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

  8. NHS trust appeals for donations

    An NHS mental health trust is appealing for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for its staff after struggling to find supplies.

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is after 500 sets of goggles, gloves and aprons.

    It stated on its Facebook page that anyone who can help can contact them via marcomms@berkshire.nhs.uk.

    Any donations need to be approved before being delivered to the trust, which can be done by sending photos and details of the equipment in advance.

    The trust also stated it was considering setting up an Amazon wishlist for those willing to donate any other goods.

  9. Bus firm offers to change timetables for key workers

    Bus operator Go South Coast is offering to tweak its timetables to fit in with key workers' needs.

    The Poole-based firm, which runs buses in southern England, has been running essential services for key workers, including those working for the NHS. matching timetables to shift patterns at hospitals.

    Managing director Andrew Wickham said: "If you are a key worker and what we are running doesn't suit you - please get in touch and we will alter that."

    To protect drivers and passengers from coronavirus, front row seats on its buses are out of use, payments are contactless and its fleet of buses have screens placed around the bus driver's cab.

    The bus firm said the screens, being made in Eastleigh, are now being requested by other bus operators across the UK.

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  10. Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Berkshire

    The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 421 in Berkshire.

    The figure is up by 182 cases. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 239.

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    • Slough - 115
    • West Berkshire - 63
    • Wokingham - 67
    • Windsor and Maidenhead - 75
    • Reading - 66
    • Bracknell Forest - 35

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data as of Wednesday 1 April 2020

  11. Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Oxfordshire

    The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 234 in Oxfordshire.

    The figure for Oxfordshire is up by 36 cases. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 198 cases in Oxfordshire.

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data as of Wednesday 1 April 2020

  12. Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Dorset

    The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 120 in Dorset.

    The figure is up by 15 cases. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 105.

    The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

    • Dorset - 62
    • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - 58

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data as of Wednesday 1 April 2020

  13. Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

    The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 831 in Hampshire and 14 on the Isle of Wight.

    The figure is up by 110 cases in Hampshire and 1 on the Isle of Wight.

    Twenty-four hours earlier there were 721 in Hampshire and 13 on the Isle of Wight.

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    • Hampshire - 652
    • Southampton – 100
    • Portsmouth – 79
    • Isle of Wight - 14

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data as of Wednesday 1 April 2020