A major landslip is causing severe travel disruption across the Thames Valley and southern England. Delays on the railways are expected to last for at least a week.
Dorset Police say a body discovered in a lake at Ham Common in Poole has been formally identified as missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson.
Now, they say 2014 was the year of the "selfie" - that's posing and taking a photo of yourself on a mobile phone. But artists have been doing the same for centuries - sitting in front of mirrors and painting self-portraits. Now a gallery in Kent has put on an exhibition dedicated to "selfies" throughout history. David Johns has been for a preview.
He has been homeless himself and now he's going out of his way to help others living on the streets. Paul Howard from Kings Worthy in Hampshire is walking three thousand miles to raise money for charity. The journey is likely to take eight months to complete and Paul set off this morning from Brighton. Malcolm Shaw reports.
There has been an extremely significant landslip in the Harbury area between Leamington Spa and Banbury affecting both train lines and the tunnel. After an initial assessment it is estimated that around 350,000 tonnes of material will need to be removed and the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury will have to remain closed for at least one week to allow for an investigation to determine the scale of the problem.
Engineers are currently monitoring the site to see if it continues to move and to know if it’s safe to begin a detailed assessment, which may take several days. This is a known problem area experiencing elevated levels of ground water and engineers continue to work with local landowners to try and rectify and control the situation safely.
Customers using Chiltern Railway and Crosscountry services are asked to check the National Rail website before they travel for any service modifications www.nationalrail.co.uk
Services between Manchester and Bournemouth and Newcastle, Reading and Southampton are currently being disrupted. There are bus replacement services operating between Leamington Spa and Banbury (and between Leamington Spa and Oxford for Sunday 1 Feb only). A revised service is in effect between Banbury and Marylebone, Birmingham and Leamington Spa, and Stratford upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Passengers for London are encouraged to drive to Banbury and use the large multi-storey carpark there. For those travelling north, Warwick Parkway is the best station to drive to.
A twelve year old boy is in hospital after falling from a cliff. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance treated the boy at the scene of the accident at West Hill in Hastings. He has been transferred to a serious trauma unit in London.
Delays of up to 20 minutes on Southeastern between Sevenoaks and Otford due to signalling problem at Otford.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will step down as an MP at the general election, the Conservatives have confirmed. The veteran Tory MP for Horsham said that 32 years after entering Parliament it was time to "make way for a younger candidate".
Mr Maude entered the House of Commons in 1983 as MP for North Warwickshire, where he served until 1992. After five years out of office he returned as MP for Horsham in 1997, a seat he has held since. Mr Maude took up ministerial roles under former prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and Sir John Major, including in the Treasury and Foreign Office, before returning to Government under David Cameron in the Cabinet Office. He won his seat at the 2010 General Election with a majority of 11,460 over the Liberal Democrats.
A 52-year-old man has been jailed for two years for possession with intent to supply drugs in Reading.
Frank Wootton from Arthur Place, Reading was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court for the charge of possession with intent to supply a class A drug (heroin).
He was found guilty on 12 November 2014 at the same court following a two-day trial.