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Travel chaos as dog takes a stroll on train tracks

We are used to trains being delayed for leaves and even snow on the track but how about because a dog decided to go for a walk?

Train services to Tonbridge were disrupted this morning due to the dog - who seemed not to feel the haste of commuters - taking a stroll on the tracks.

He was safely taken off by about 7.30am.

Voting roadshow heads for Southampton

With the general election less than two months away - a "registration roadshow" is heading to Southampton where - in one ward - the electoral roll has shrunk by 27%.

In Fareham more than 7000 possible voters have disappeared.

In Brighton and Hove, there is a crisis looming in voter participation as some 12,500 people have fallen off the roll, with numbers particularly high among the city's large student population.

A staggering nine in ten student voters could lose their vote. Credit: PA Wire

In one campus, only 377 would-be voters have registered in 2015, down from the 3,500 registered last year.

On Thursday March 5 the bus will head to Southampton, targeting the Bargate ward where the electoral roll has shrunk by 27 per cent with some 4,000 people dropping from the register.

Meanwhile, in Fareham over 7,000 possible voters have disappeared. In the Swaythling ward, some 1,648 voters - almost 17 per cent of those eligible to vote - are now missing.


New pre-school for 2-year-olds in Aylesbury

A new pre-school is opening in Aylesbury later - catering primarily for two year olds.

It's part of Buckinghamshire County's Council's strategy to provide free early education to the region's most disadvantaged youngsters.

The school is based in a new building on the site of the old Quarrendon school.

The opening comes as schools and nurseries across the UK are being encouraged to open their doors to children as young as two and extend their nurseries' opening hours as part of the government's latest attempt to increase access to childcare.


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