Getaway relief as ports strike called off

A strike at French ports that would have severely disrupted ferry services at Dover has been called off as the great Easter getaway begins.

Philippa Drew presents the weather for the South and South East

Stormy start to the week?

Will the August Bank Holiday stay fine and dry? Philippa Drew has all the details.

Philippa Drew presents the weather for the South and South East

Wet start but dry later

Philippa Drew has your latest weather forecast for Sunday August 26th.

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This Easter weekend expected to busier than last years

It could be busier on the region's roads this Easter weekend than it was over last year's bank holiday weekend.

That's the prediction from the AA which thinks that 55% of drivers are planning to take to the roads.

Over half a million people are also expected to fly from Gatwick and Heathrow, heading to popular destinations such as Spain and Turkey to catch some Spring sunshine.

We spoke to Edmund King, AA President.

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Station closed for £900m upgrade

As thousands head off for the Easter weekend, commuters who travel through Reading are being warned of disruption as the station is closed due to £900m upgrade.

There are no direct services from Swindon, Oxford and Newbury to London. Trains from Bournemouth and Southampton to the north will also be affected. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.

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