Train robbery police commended

Police officers who investigated the Great Train Robbery have been commended for their part in solving the "crime of the century"

Train robbery police to be praised

The police investigation into the Great Train Robbery will be commemorated tonight, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the crime.

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Major disruption to all South West Trains routes

Following a lightning strike in the Surbiton area no trains are able to run beyond Surbiton travelling away from London. Customer will have to use alternative routes.

We also have signalling problems at London Waterloo meaning fewer trains are able to run in this area too.

It has been necessary to significantly reduce the service and there will be further alterations beyond the service plan below.

Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking will not be running in either direction - Customers will need to use alternative trains to Epsom and change there for Southern services, or join Southern services from London Victoria/Clapham Junction.

Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will run via an alternative route and will not call at stations between Earlsfield and Strawberry Hill.

Trains between London Waterloo and Hampton Court will not be running in either direction - Customers will need to use London Buses (Please refer to the alternative travel map at

Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter/Salisbury will only run between Basingstoke and Exeter/Salisbury - Customers will need to take the first service to Basingstoke and change there to complete your journey, please be advised that connections cannot be guaranteed.

Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham will make an additional stop at Berrylands.

London bound trains from Weymouth will all call at Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction.

Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Basingstoke that leave London Waterloo at 9 minutes past the hour will now depart at 20 minutes past each hour and will not call at Farnborough Main or Fleet - Customers for Farnborough and Fleet will need to use alternative services towards Basingstoke.

Rail delays expected after lightning strike


Lightening strike - We have lost the signalling between Surbiton and Woking. Major Delays expected to all routes.

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays after a lightning strike hit a signal box.


#Surbiton update: Lightning has knocked out signalling between Surbiton & Walton on Thames on Country bound lines. More soon....


Delays as summer getaway gets underway


#A27 eastbound between the jcts with the #A26 South and the #A2270 - delays of 15mins due to heavy traffic. Delays expected until 2:30pm.


#M25 no real surprises here - very slow clockwise 8-15 (Reigate to the #M4) taking at least 90 mins - won’t get any better! (13:36)


Dartford, A225 Princes Road: Slow moving traffic heading towards M25 Jct 1B. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Viewers' pictures as temperatures stay in the 80s

Temperatures are sizzling in the South - hotter than in Portugal or Spain, with a high expected today of 86F.

Swanage in Dorset
Here's how it's looking in Swanage today Credit: Robin Boultwood

Yesterday, the South was the hottest place in the country - 29.9C (85F) - in the Solent, in Hampshire. Will it last?

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'Benefits Street' follow up causes row with residents

A community has clashed with television producers over a new documentary being made in their street.

Filming for 'Immigration Street' is already underway on Derby Road in the Northam area of Southampton. It's being made by the same people who produced the controversial documentary 'Benefits Street' filmed in Birmingham.

The documentary makers say Derby Road has been chosen because more than half of residents were born outside of the UK. But some people in the neighbourhood fear the programme will cause tension and negativity. Richard Slee reports.

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