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Drivers delayed for hours outside port of Dover

The roads have been busy today as families continue their Easter getaway. Congestion on the motorways and traffic delays of more than two hours meant that ferries from Dover were delayed. There's also been disruption at the Channel Tunnel.

Eurostar trains are now returning to normal following a fatality yesterday near Lille, in Northern France.

"Churches providing hope as well as food to those in need"

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised local churches for working together to help people who need to use food banks. The Most Reverend Justin Welby was speaking after the annual Good Friday Procession of Witness in Dover this morning.

He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.


Archbishop of Canterbury bears the Easter cross

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby carries the Easter cross through Dover Credit: Press Association

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has led the Procession of Witness through Dover. He led residents and church-goers through the town and up to St Mary's in Castro Church, at Dover Castle. Earlier, he spoke to soup kitchen and food bank volunteers.

Descendants of a deserter fight to honour his memory

As the centenary of the start of the First World War approaches, a family from Kent is hoping that the name of a relative will finally be engraved onto a memorial in Shoreham. Private Thomas Highgate was shot for desertion in 1914 but has since been pardoned.

His family say there's no reason why he should not now be remembered. Our reporter David Johns spoke to Thomas Highgate's nephew Terence.


Witness appeal after motorcycle and bike crash

The scene of the crash Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Wantage.The collision involved a red Ducati motorcycle and a pedal cycle on the southbound carriageway of the B4494, Wantage Road, near the Ridgeway crossing just before 7am yesterday.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old man, received injuries to his wrist.

Meanwhile, the rider of the pedal cycle, a 42-year-old man, received injuries to his leg and ribs.

Both were taken by land ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

The collision investigation team is keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or saw either vehicle prior to the collision.

Check before you travel by rail around Southampton

Passengers using and going through Southampton Central train station this Easter bank holiday are being warned to check before they travel as work and improvements continue.

The station is currently going through extensive work to improve reliability of trains.

The £20 million improvements could affect services from South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern and First Great Western.

Replacement buses are in operation but passengers are reminded to add an extra 60 minutes onto their journey times.

Jim Morgan, infrastructure director for the Network Rail/South West Trains Alliance said:

We recognise that this is not ideal and we are sorry for the inevitable disruption that will be caused to passengers. We have sought to keep disruption to a minimum whilst we undertake this essential work.

There will be replacement bus services through Southampton over those weekends, and we will have customer service staff available at stations to help everyone get where they are going.

– Jim Morgan, Network Rail/South West Trains Alliance
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