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Long delays for drivers as A34 due to re-open at 1030pm


The #A34 northbound is closed between the jcts with the #A303 and the #A343 due to an accident. Road expected to re-open from 10:30pm.

Man makes tea in halted traffic following A34 crash

The traffic has been left at a standstill after a serious crash involving a caravan crossing the carriageways.

Hundreds of motorists are stranded on the A34 during rush hour - and one man is seen making tea in the middle of the motorway this afternoon.

It is thought delays could last up to an hour.

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A man on the A34 making a cup of tea Credit: @dionnem8


Hunt for vandals who tied cable that injured young girl

A six year old girl has been injured after cycling into a wire that had been deliberately tied across a path in a children's park in Hampshire.

Her grandfather says the vandals had obviously intended to cause harm.

Lilly Bailey-Deacon was caught across the throat when she pedalled into a cycle brake cable.

She described the prank as 'very nasty'. Her grandfather says it's horrific. Kerry Swain has the story.



Man 'in his 40s' died after being found in container

An Afghan immigrant who died after being found - along with 34 others - in a shipping container in Essex yesterday morning was a man believed to have been in his 40s.

A post-mortem examination was carried out today but further tests are set to be undertaken to establish the cause of the man's death.

Four others remain in Southend Hospital and are expected to be kept in for a second night.

Banging the drum for the tropics

Now that we're well and truly into the summer, most of us are thinking about having a barbecue or going out dancing. And that can only mean one thing - it's carnival season. The life and soul of many tropical island parties is the steel pan. Asana Greenstreet went to meet the youngsters at Reading's All Steel Percussion Orchestra to see what it takes to learn this colourful instrument.

Dover taxi driver arrested after 2 sexual assaults

A taxi driver from Dover who sexually assaulted two teenage women who had been on nights out has been jailed.

Rezgar Hassan, aged 22, of High Street in Dover, was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and sentenced to three years in prison.

He was driving a taxi in Market Square when he accepted a fare from a 19 year old woman and her two friends.

Hassan, who was also subject of a five-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order Credit: Kent Police

The victim sat in the front seat of the taxi and during the course of the journey, felt Hassan put his hand on her leg. It was then that he inappropriately touched her.

Upon exiting the taxi, the victim told her friends and the following day she reported it to police.

Hassan was arrested and he was later picked out in identity parade.

In a second incident, he approached a 17 year old girl was waiting at a train station, offering her a lift home to Folkestone for free.

Hassan started asking intimate questions and told her if she showed him her breasts, he would let her go.

He then pulled her top down and inappropriately touched her before allowing the girl to get out.

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