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TRAVEL: Dogs on train line in Berkshire

Disruption on First Great Western between Reading and Basingstoke due to animals on the line at Mortimer. All lines are blocked in the affected area while the dogs are being removed from the track.

Trains may be delayed or cancelled, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes. There is no estimate for a normal service.


Give us a Job - billboard appeal for young graduate

An out of work graduate from the Isle of Wight has invested his last £500 to pay for a billboard advertising his skills. Adam Pacitti, 24, hopes the billboard in London's East End and a video appeal on his website will help him get his first job since graduating from the University of Winchester.

It is not the first time that media-savvy Adam has made headlines. In 2008 he found himself in the newsaround the world thanks to a dream about a mysterious girl. The dream, and a crude felt pen sketch of the girl of his dreams, inspired Adam to create a website in the hope of finding her.

His search was unsuccessful, but he did end up being flown to the US for news interviews and featured in national newspapers and magazines

Man hit by train - death not suspicious

Police are not treating the death of a man as suspicious after he was hit by a train in Portsmouth. There are long delays on the railways in Hampshire and Sussex this evening after the man was struck by the 16:30 Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service at Hilsea train station.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "Ambulance Service paramedics attended but the male was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious."

Person hit by train - long delays on the railways

There is disruption on the railways tonight on the Southern service between Littlehampton and Portsmouth Harbour, and between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour due to a person hit by a train at Hilsea in Portsmouth. All lines are blocked in the affected area.

Trains may be cancelled or delayed while emergency services are on site. There is no estimate for a normal service. Also affecting South West Trains and First Great Western.

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