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Trains delayed due to over running engineering work

Train delays in the West due to over running engineering works Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

There are delays on trains between London and the South West due to over running engineering works.

The problem is on the line between Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Trains from London to Bristol are likely to be affected until around 1pm. Passengers are warned to expect delays of up to half an hour.

Work begins over Christmas to create new route to the West

Disused royal mail conveyor will be removed from Bristol Temple Meads station on Christmas day Credit: ITV West Country

Work will begin at Bristol Temple Meads station tonight to remove the disused mail conveyor.

It will begin the process of the electrification of the main line to the South West - which is expected to be finished by 2017. The work to remove the old Royal Mail conveyor will be finished while the station is closed on Christmas day.

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A372 in Somerset re-opens after flood protection works

The Somerset Levels were badly flooded last winter. Credit: ITV News

A main road in Somerset which has been closed for 11 weeks for flood protection works re-opens this morning.

The A372 at Beer Wall was flooded for several weeks last winter. Somerset County Council is confident the works will keep the road open if there is a repeat of those conditions.

There are more works to come next spring, when four new culverts will be installed as part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan.

Bristol Airport passengers frustrated by ongoing delays

Though flights are starting up again at Bristol Airport passengers are still experiencing delays this evening.

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Flights have resumed at Bristol Airport

Flights were delayed throughout the day at Bristol Airport, and elsewhere in the country, due to computer problems at the Hampshire headquarters of air traffic control company Nats.

These have now been resolved, but there may still be delays.

Delays at Bristol Airport: last flight landed nearly two hours ago

There are several flights delayed at Bristol Airport after power failure. The last flight that landed at the airport was at 14:07.

Delays at Bristol Airport after computer failure

There are delays at Bristol Airport after a computer failure problem in Hampshire.

All London airspace is currently closed until 7pm at the earliest, the European flight safety body Eurocontrol said.

The Eurocontrol announcement read:

The UK national air traffic computer has suffered a failure.

This means that until the system recovers, area control units in the London area does not accept traffic until 1900 UTC initially.

Departures planned to enter the London FIR/UIR have been temporarily stopped.

– EUROCONTROL

New routes out of Bristol Airport next summer

EasyJet, Bristol Airport’s largest airline, has announced a further three new routes out of Bristol. From April next year, the airline will start flying to Bilbao, Isle of Man and Zante from Bristol Airport.

It follows an announcement of four additional new routes to Gibraltar, Porto, Lanzarote and Catania. In total, easyJet will add seven new destinations to its Bristol operations next summer.

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