British Transport Police say a crackdown on metal thefts has led to morethan 400 arrests. It is estimated twelve people died in the last twelve months trying tosteal metal from the railway. The South has been hard hit with repeated thefts, causing major disruption on busy railway lines.
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A woman has avoided a jail sentence for possessing more than 600 indecent images - of children and pornographic images of animals.
Friday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region
Friday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region