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TRAVEL - ROADS - SURREY/KENT: M25/ J5 - J9 accident anticlockwise - up to 2hr delays

There are severe delays of up to 2 hours on the M25 anti-clockwise between junction 9 and junction 5 because of an overturned vehicle and a fire. Lanes 2,3 and 4 (of four) were reopened just before 6pm.

Drivers joining the M25 intending to travel anti-clockwise form the M23 and A23 are also affected. Highways England are advising travellers to consider taking alternatives routes, and to allow extra time for their journeys.

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New commuter trains to cut overcrowding

The first of a new generation of electric commuter trains to cut overcrowding in the Thames Valley is being introduced on the network on Monday.

The first trains will run from Maidenhead - but the £2.8 billion project remains late and over budget with work to Oxford, Swindon, Newbury and Basingstoke still to be completed.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has been given exclusive access to the new carriages at Maidenhead.

Mike spoke to commuter Jon Swab, Andy Mellors from Great Western Railway and Martin Coker from the Maidenhead Passengers Association.

17 year old boy from Medway dies in crash

A 17 year old boy from Medway has died after a crash near Sittingbourne overnight.

He was a passenger in a white Mitsubishi L200 truck which was travelling along the A2 London Road in Newington at around 10pm.

The truck then crashed into a park car and a wall near to the junction of Playstool Road.

Three other people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward and to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting MC/DH/102/17.

Alternatively they can email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

Fatal A2 crash - one person dead, 3 people in hospital

The incident happened in Newington Credit: Bing

One person has died and three other people were taken to hospital after a collision involving two cars at 10pm last night in Kent.

The accident happened at Newington near Sittingbourne. Emergency crews including the police, fire service and Secamb ambulance service were called to deal with the incident on the stretch of the A2 between Callaways Lane in Newington and the A249.

The road was closed overnight - until 7am this morning. Work is underway to repair a power cable which was damaged during the collision.

The road had to be closed in both directions overnight

TRAVEL - ROADS: KENT A2 closed at Newington

The A2 High Street at Newington near in Kent is close din both directions after an accident between Callaways Lane and the A249 Maidstone Road / Chestnut Street / Bobbing Hill / Sheppey Way (Key Street Roundabout).

Kent Police say the road is likely to be closed through morning rush hour. They are advising motorists to leave early and plan their journeys.

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A23 reopens after lorry shed its load

Credit: Sussex Roads Policing

The A23 at Pyecombe has reopened southbound, after being closed for nearly three hours, following a crash this morning.

A lorry overturned and shed its load of rocks just after 9am, crashing with a BMW car.

A crane was used to move the lorry upright before the road was examined for damage.

The driver of the BMW suffered a minor hand injury.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sussex Police online here quoting serial 241 of 18/05.

Lucky escape after lorry and car crash on A23

A lorry and a car have crashed on the A23 closing the route southbound at Pyecombe.

Luckily both drivers walked away from the collision.

Police are urging motorists to avoid the area.

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