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Maintenance work at Dartford Crossing

Maintenance work is being carried out next week Credit: ITV

Maintenance work at the Dartford crossing will see one of the northbound tunnels closed for three nights next week from 9 30pm to 5.30am. The QE2 Bridge is unaffected. Motorists are being warned to expect delays. The work could be subject to change.

Help for homeless people in Southampton

The grant will help to pay for temporary accommodation Credit: ITV

Homeless people in Southampton will benefit from a £400,000 grant to help them get off the streets. Southampton City Council will be given the money over two years as part of a Rough Sleepers' Grant. It'll pay for 24-hour help, temporary accommodation and crisis intervention.


US car carrier docks safely in Southampton

The American car carrier which caught fire in the English Channel in the early hours of this morning has safely docked in Southampton.

The US ship 'Honor' was en route to Baltimore from Southampton.

The vessel's fixed firefighting systems distinguished the fire.


61 year-old man dies in collision

A 61 year-old man from Christchurch has died in a collision.

It happened at 2.12pm on Waterloo Road near to the Shell garage.

A white van, which was travelling from Poole toward Gravel Hill, crossed the central reservation into the opposite carriageway before colliding with a tree. The man died at the scene and his family have been told.

A man who was also travelling in the van sustained a head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment.

Both carriageways were closed between Cabot Lane and Darbys Corner roundabout. The road was re-opened just after 7pm.

130 cannabis plants seized by police


Police have seized nearly 130 cannabis plants in various stages of growth from a stable yard just off the A272 between Petworth and Wisborough Green.

Officers attended the property at around 6pm on Saturday 18th February after an anonymous tip off from a member of public.

They found the plants in two metal shipping containers on the site.

A 35-year-old local will be interviewed under caution at a police station later this month as police enquiries continue.

Police re-appeal for information on missing man


Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for the public’s help in locating a man missing from Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

Mark Robinson, aged 53, from Crowell, Oxfordshire, was last seen on Thursday 26th January at around 7am in Chinnor Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

Mark is white, 6ft, of medium build, with balding grey hair.

When he was last seen it is believed he was wearing a suit and a grey over coat and was carrying a black leather shoulder bag.

Mark is thought to have access to a grey Mazda 3 vehicle and may have travelled to the following areas in the UK: West Yorkshire, West Midlands, Cumbria, Lancashire and Scotland. We are sharing our appeal with the relevant police forces in these areas.

Mark’s family and Thames Valley Police are becoming extremely worried for his welfare. The Force has still not been able to make contact with Mark since he went missing last month.

– Investigating officer, PC Neil McGrath

Grieving mother fears more bodies will be found

A mother - whose daughter was one of the victims of double murderer Christopher Halliwell - has spoken to ITV Meridian and says she fears more bodies will be found at his former home.

Excavation work is being carried out in Broad Street in Swindon - a search that has, so far, lasted five days. Yet, Karen Edwards says she is still trying to adjust to life without her daughter.

Twenty-year-old Becky Godden was last seen in December 2002. Her remains were found in a field nine years later. Last year, her family got justice when Halliwell was found guilty of her murder.

Robert Murphy spoke exclusively to Karen Edwards about the new developments.

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