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Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Buckinghamshire southbound severe accident, at M1.

M1 Buckinghamshire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at M1, Newport Pagnell Services, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe disruption, at M1.

M1 Buckinghamshire - M1 exit slip road closed and queuing traffic northbound at M1, Newport Pagnell Services, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

South East turnout

Turnout in the South East was 39.36% - up from 35.4% in 2014.

The South East region is made up of the Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Man robbed at knifepoint near shops

Police are hunting a man and a woman who assaulted and robbed a 39-year-old man in a night-time attack yesterday.

The victim was close to the shops in Barton, Oxford, when the pair assaulted him at about 00:45 BST.

While the man held a Stanley knife to his neck, the woman went through his possessions and stole tobacco, cash and a bank card.

Thames Valley Police want to hear from a taxi driver who is believed to have witnessed the incident and members of the public who were nearby.

Severe accident: A509 Buckinghamshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A509 Buckinghamshire both ways severe accident, from A509 to A422.

A509 Buckinghamshire - A509 in Newport Pagnell blocked and very slow traffic in both directions from the A509 junction to the A422 junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Thames Valley knife crime at record level, crime data reveals

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Serious knife crime in the Thames Valley has hit its highest level since 2010, latest crime data shows.

Thames Valley Police recorded a total of 1,483 serious crimes involving knives in 2018.

That is up 19 percent on the previous year and the highest since 2010-11.

The crimes included eight homicides, 48 rape and sexual assault offences and 117 threats to kill across the policing area last year.

Thames Valley Police covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Man handling a knife
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Knife crime in Thames Valley has reached record levels since 2010

How is your local A&E doing?

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust saw 89.7% according to figures released for April. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 85.9%.

How is your local A&E performing?
BBC

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust a total of 1,276 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 27 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Milton Keynes hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Milton Keynes Hospital Trust saw 93.4% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 96%.

How is your local A&E performing?
BBC

At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 780 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 11 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Serial burglar escapes from open prison

Jason Sufi,
Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to trace a man wanted in connection with a "spree of burglaries" committed after he escaped from prison.

Jason Sufi, 39, was reported missing when he failed to return for evening roll call at HMP Springhill an open prison in Buckinghamshire.

He was last seen walking along the main road outside the prison on 20 February.

Sufi is wanted in connection with eight burglaries and a violent robbery, all committed in London, as well as Kent, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Thames Valley, Wiltshire and Surrey.

Sufi is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, dark hair and of medium build. He is generally well kept.

Acting Detective Sergeant Ross Burrell, from Central West Crime Squad said: “Since escaping from prison, Sufi has gone on a spree of committing residential burglaries in the capital and south east counties.

"Colleagues from other forces have issued appeals to find him and carried out extensive enquiries but as yet he has not been traced."

Jason Sufi,
Metropolitan Police

Central Labour Party 'didn't help us very much at all' in MK

Despite gaining three seats and becoming the largest party on Milton Keynes Council, the Labour group's leader Peter Marland has been very critical of senior members of his party at the national level.

He said: "As a Labour Party member it's difficult to understand why some MPs, like Tom Watson, would want to openly discuss our Brexit policy two days before an election and storm out of a meeting.

"I don't think he's helped the party and think it was demoralising for our activists.

"When when you lose some places by 30 votes and the greens have 300, it didn't help us very much as all."

Peter Marland
BBC

Labour failed to gain Bletchley Park from the Conservatives by 26 votes, while the Greens had 289 votes in that ward.

Conservatives 'very disappointed' to lose deputy leader on MK council

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Alex Walker, leader of the Conservatives on Milton Keynes Council, said he was "very disappointed to lose a very capable councillor", after deputy leader Catriona Morris lost her seat to Lib Dem Kerrie Bradbury.

Mr Walker himself only retained his seat by 110 votes.

However, the sense I got was they were fairly pleased to keep 19 seats.

Only a third of the seats were up for election, with Labour becoming the biggest party with 23 seats, but the council remaining in a situation where no single party has overall control.

milton keynes council
BBC

Milton Keynes also reflected the national picture with the Lib Dems also making gains, winning three seats from the Conservatives, leaving with 15 seats overall.

Tory deputy leader on MK loses seat

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

The Conservative deputy leader on Milton Keynes Council, Catriona Morris, has lost her Broughton ward seat to Liberal Democrat Kerrie Bradbury.

We are still waiting for the full set of results at the unitary local authority.

Group leaders face election test in Milton Keynes

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

A third of Milton Keynes Council's councillors have been up for election, so that's 19 members fighting for seats.

Milton Keynes Council
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The Conservatives are defending 12 of those 19 seats, with Labour needing to grab eight to take full control of the council. At the moment they're the minority administration, with Lib Dem support.

Labour leader Pete Marland is fighting for his seat, but he's in good company as Tory leader Alex Walker and his deputy Catriona Morris are in the same position.