Officers from Dorset Police are carrying out an initiative to tackle bad and inconsiderate driving in the county.
The 'No Excuse' scheme targets what the force calls the 'fatal five' behaviours of:
- drink and drug driving
- excessive and inappropriate speed
- not wearing a seatbelt
- driver distractions such as hand-held mobile phone
- and careless driving.
Officers in the 'No Excuse' team will use a combination of education and enforcement to tackle the five problems.
Rail passengers are being warned to check before travelling over Easter because of disruption on routes between the Thames Valley & London.Read the full story ›
There will be no trains to Paddington from Didcot Parkway or Reading for five days over Easter - disrupting up to 100,000 journeys a day.Read the full story ›
Campaigners hoping to see Manston Airport in Kent reopened have been in Westminster today, as MPs listened to evidence for restoring the runway for aircraft. The Airport closed in May 2014, amid fears that the site would be used for housing or commercial development. But many locals - including the MP - have never given up the fight to make the airport a commercial success. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby sent this roundup.
Rail passengers across the Thames Valley have faced misery today after a landslide blocked part of the line from Oxfordshire to the Midlands.
The landslide happened on Saturday afternoon near Harbury Tunnel in Warwickshire. The incident closed the line between Banbury and Leamington Spa.
It means services on the Chiltern Line - are seriously affected. Network Rail says it's still too dangerous to access the site as three hundred thousand tonnes of earth and rock is still moving. Callum Watkinson reports.
The interviewees are: Liam Sumpter from Network Rail; and Thomas Ableman from Chiltern Railways.
A stark warning has been issued to anyone who might misuse level crossings. The British Transport Police say that thousands of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians are continuing to put themselves at risk of death or injury - by trying to beat the barriers at level crossings.
In the last few months, alone, the British Transport Police has charged or issued summons to 400 motorists for traffic offences, issued fixed penalties to 357 people, and offered awareness courses to 568.
Now in one of the biggest ever crackdowns, police will be out in force across every region this week, using the latest technology to catch offenders - and warn of the dangers.
Tina Hughes who lost her daughter in a level crossing accident was there at the launch of the initiative to back the awareness campaign. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
The other interviewees are Inspector Becky Warren, British Transport Police; PC Simon Spencer-Briggs, a Mobile Safety Officer; and Clive Robey from Network Rail.
The future of Manston Airport to be discussed by MPs at the House of Commons this afternoon. The site closed in May 2014 with the loss of around 150 jobs.
The discussions are part of the Transport Select Committee's evidence sessions for its smaller airports inquiry. The witnesses due to speak include representatives of Kent Airport Ltd, RiverOak Investment Corp, Thanet District Council and Kent County Council.
Members of the Save Manston pressure group are also in London to make their voices heard.
Video of the first journey across Reading's new £45 million rail viaduct, completed on time by Network Rail and Balfour Beatty We spoke to Mark Hopwood, First Great Western, MD and Rob Wilson MP Reading East (Con)
The high volume of traffic is causing delays of up to one hour to passenger Eurotunnel services at Folkestone.
The Highways Agency has temporarily suspended toll charges on the Dartford Crossing southbound until further notice - because of congestion.
The decision was made just before 10am this morning to help ease the severe traffic that has built up during roadworks taking place to introduce the new Dart Charge scheme. The Highways Agency said it also wants to reduce the risk of minor collisions in queuing traffic. The organisation said: - 'We are doing all we possibly can to help keep traffic moving.'.