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Several ferry routes disrupted due to strike action

Industrial action by port workers in France has led Brittany Ferries to delay or cancel some services over the bank holiday weekend.

British travellers are being encouraged to think ahead as general strikes over labour law reforms in France have also left fuel in short supply. Blockades by workers have disrupted six oil refineries, meaning fuel rationing may be imposed.

This is the latest on the ferries:

  • 26/05/16 Cherbourg to Portsmouth 17h00 (Normandie Express) - This sailing will be delayed and will now depart Cherbourg at 18h00, arriving into Portsmouth at 20h00.
  • 26/05/16 Portsmouth to St Malo 20h15 (Bretagne) - This sailing will now arrive in St Malo at 09h15 on Friday morning, 1 hour later than scheduled.
  • 27/05/16 St Malo to Portsmouth 10h30 (Bretagne) - This sailing will depart 1 hour later at 11h30. Latest check-in is now 10h45. Arrival remains unchanged at 18h20.
  • 26/05/16 Le Havre to Portsmouth 22h00 (Etretat) has been cancelled.
  • 26/05/16 Portsmouth to Le Havre 23h15 (Baie de Seine) has been cancelled.
  • 27/05/16 Le Havre to Portsmouth 22h00 (Baie de Seine) has been cancelled.
  • 26/05/16 Cherbourg to Poole 18h30 (Barfleur) - This sailing will be delayed and will now depart Cherbourg at 19h30, arriving into Poole at 22h45.
  • All other services are operating to schedule.

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15 miles of delays on M25 after crash

Three lanes are closed on the M25 clockwise in Surrey, causing severe delays for morning commuters.

There is currently queueing traffic for 15 miles due to a crash involving a lorry. Fuel and debris is being swept up, awaiting recovery.

It happened on the M25 clockwise before J9 A243 / A245 (Leatherhead). There is congestion to beyond J6 A22 / B2235 (Godstone).

Large crowds expected to greet Flying Scotsman

Large crowds are expected to see the Flying Scotsman Credit: ITV

A mechanical fault on the famous Flying Scotsman locomotive has been repaired, so a visit to the region today will go ahead as planned.

Visits elsewhere in the country were cancelled because of an engine fault.

The Flying Scotsman is due to travel through Reading and Salisbury railway stations after a multi-million pound refurbishment.

It's popularity has caused Network Rail to warn sightseers to keep off the tracks.

Previous journeys resulted in crowds of people, including young children, straying onto the line to get a better view.

Fewer passengers using Eurostar

Passenger numbers have fallen Credit: ITV

Eurostar has reported a fall in passengers using the high-speed service in the first three months of the year.

Eurostar said travellers "remain cautious" following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, with a particular slowdown in passengers from the US and Asia.

As a result passenger number fell to 2.2 miliion between January and March - a 3 per cent decrease on the same period last year.

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Flying Scotsman visit to go ahead after engine fixed

The Flying Scotsman is visiting the region Credit: ITV

A mechanical fault on the famous Flying Scotsman locomative has been fixed, so a visit to the region will go ahead as planned.

Visits elsewhere in the country were cancelled yesterday because of an engine fault.

It is due to travel through Reading and Salisbury railway stations tomorrow after a £10.4m refurbishment.

It's popularity has caused Network Rail to warn sightseers to keep off the tracks.

Previous journeys resulted in crowds of people, including young children, straying onto the line to get a better view.

The Flying Scotsman returned to the East Coat Main Line after a 10-year £4.2 million refurbishment.

It will be travelling from Paddington to Salisbury tomorrow and next weekend, going through Reading Station on both the outgoing trip in the morning and returning in the evening.

Cruise ship returning after sickness

An outbreak of norovirus is being blamed Credit: ITV

A cruise ship on which hundreds of passengers fell ill is scheduled to return to Southampton today.

An outbreak of norovirus is being blamed for the sickness on board Fred Olsen's Balmoral.

252 of the 919 passengers on board Balmoral have fallen ill since it left the UK on April 16. Specimens collected when the ship docked in Baltimore tested positive for norovirus, according to the US Centres for Disease Control.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines believes the highly contagious gastric illness was brought onto the ship.

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