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    Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J31 for A1306 and J1A for A206 affecting halfway before J29 A127.

    M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31, A1306 (West Thurrock) and J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of an accident. Congestion to halfway, Romford.

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

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    Severe accident: A47 Cambridgeshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A47 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe accident, between B198 Cromwell Road and A1101 Elm High Road affecting A141 March Road.

    A47 Cambridgeshire - A47 in Wisbech closed and queuing traffic eastbound between the B198 Cromwell Road junction and Elme Hall roundabout, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Congestion to the A141 March Road junction.

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

  3. 'Heartbroken' family rallying round after death

    Mark Inchley

    BBC Channel Islands News

    The family of a man who died following an industrial accident in a shop unit at the Bridge on Sunday say they're "heartbroken".

    Barry Challen, 50, was left in a critical condition after suffering head injuries when it's understood a refrigerator unit he was installing landed on him.

    His family travelled from Lowestoft to be at his side during treatment at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. He was transferred to a UK hospital on Wednesday, but died yesterday.

    Tributes

    His sister-in-law Kay Carlisle described it as a "very tragic accident".

    She said he suffered "terrific head injuries" and was announced brain dead on Sunday.

    Ms Carlisle said the family had rallied round after his "shock" death.

    Mr Challen's children laid tributes outside the site of the accident on Wednesday before leaving the island.

    Mr Carlisle praised hospital staff and local authorities for their help and support.

    She said a funeral will be arranged once the body has been released by the coroner.

  4. Beth Chatto remembered on BBC Radio 4

    BBC Radio 4's Last Word takes a look back at the life and work of gardener Beth Chatto this Sunday.

    She is one of several people featured in the obituary programme, following her death a fortnight ago.

    Ms Chatto transformed barren land at Elmstead Market near Colchester into a pioneering garden, which is still open to the public.

    The programme is on at 20:30 and then available on the BBC iPlayer.

    Beth Chatto
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    Severe accident: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe accident, between J29 for A127 and J28 for A12 affecting halfway before J30 A13 Lakeside.

    M25 Greater London - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to halfway, Lakeside.

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

  6. Antony Gormley sculptures take to Peterborough rooftops

    Three lead sculptures by Antony Gormley have gone on show in Peterborough.

    The life-sized figures, called Places to Be, have been placed on the rooftops of Queensgate shopping centre, the Leeds Building Society, and the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

    Antony Gormley statue

    Mr Gormley, best known for the Angel Of The North in Gateshead, said: "Places to Be was my first public commission.

    "It is wonderful that it is being re-sited on a striking modern horizontal parapet, a Victorian corner tower, and the 18th Century roof line around the Market Square in the centre of Peterborough."

    Antony Gormley statue
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    Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex northbound severe accident, between J8 for A120 and J9 for A11 Saffron Walden.

    M11 Essex - Very slow traffic on M11 northbound between J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford) and J9 A11 Saffron Walden, because of earlier obstruction and people slowing to look at an accident.

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

  8. Business encouraged to look for business abroad after Brexit

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Firms in Suffolk are being encouraged to export after Brexit following publication of a report by the former Conservative leader of the county council Colin Noble.

    Port of Ipswich
    Image caption: Port of Ipswich

    The report said: "Evidence from Department of International Trade (DIT) shows that only a small percentage of companies export, but there are many more that share the same characteristics as these exporters.

    "We are working to get these companies exporting by working with the Local Enterprise Partnership, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the DIT to encourage them to do so."

    John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said: "We are working hard to ensure there will be support available for our local exporting businesses as they adapt to any new trading arrangements, and look forward to working alongside Suffolk County Council in achieving this."

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    Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J9 for A11 Saffron Walden and J8 for A120 affecting J10 for A505.

    M11 Essex - Slow traffic on M11 southbound between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford), because of an accident involving four vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Congestion to J10, A505 (Duxford).

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

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    Severe disruption: M11 Cambridgeshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Cambridgeshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A505.

    M11 Cambridgeshire - M11 lane blocked on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J10, A505 (Duxford), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Simon Kindleysides: London Marathon man gets robotic legs

    The 34-year-old became the first paralysed man to walk the London marathon, using an exoskeleton suit.

  12. Paralysed marathon man gets robotic legs

    Video content

    Video caption: Simon Kindleysides: London Marathon man gets robotic legs

    The 34-year-old became the first paralysed man to walk the London marathon, using an exoskeleton suit.

  13. Tributes left for man who died installing refrigerators

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A man injured in an industrial accident in a retail unit in Guernsey on Sunday has died.

    Barry Challen from Lowestoft was working as a contractor, installing fridge units at the Co-op's new "En Route" store at the Bridge, St Sampsons.

    Mr Challen was carrying out work for the Bradford-based company George Barker which supplies refrigerator units to retailers across the UK.

    The Cooperative store

    He was working at the site when it's understood he sustained a head injury and was transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition. Health and Social Care said he received treatment there until Wednesday morning when he was flown back to the UK.

    Later that day, flowers appeared outside the shop with tributes from his wife, children and other family members.

    Death tribute

    Today, Guernsey Police confirmed Mr Challen died in hospital on Thursday as a result of his injuries - although the tributes appeared at the site of the accident the day before.

    A joint investigation is under way, coordinated by the Health and Safety Executive and Guernsey Police. Work at the Co-op-owned site has stopped.

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Former Premier League player Grant Holt starts wrestling career

    He's swapped the six-yard box for the wrestling ring.