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8am Travel Update

HERE is this morning’s travel news.

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UPDATE: Traffic clearing on M27 after lorry drops filing cabinet on road

There were delays of about 15 minutes on the M27 this morning after a lorry dropped a metal filing cabinet on the road.

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Thousands of people are still legally driving despite having more than 12 penalty points on their licence  Photo: PA

900 motorists across south still driving despite having 12 or more penalty points

Around 900 drivers in the south are still legally on the road despite having racked up enough penalty points for a ban.

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Hovertravel services suspended

Hovertravel services between Southsea and the Isle of Wight were suspended today as high winds hit the area.

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Trains cancelled on Portsmouth-Waterloo line

Rail passengers faced problems today as some trains were cancelled on the Portsmouth-Waterloo line.

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Hampshire rail passengers urged to plan journeys as Storm Doris hits

RAIL passengers are advised to check before travelling tomorrow as gale force winds prompt Network Rail to impose speed restrictions across the train network.

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LISTED: Five hilarious animal rescues from Hampshire’s roads

Our emergency services have seen it all when it comes to rescuing our animal friends from Hampshire’s roads.

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Southern Rail services disrupted by RMT industrial action

Southern staff have begun their latest walkout in a dispute over driver-only operation on trains today.

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PICTURES: Two lanes closed on M27 after swan causes traffic chaos

Two lanes were closed on the M27 this morning - after a swan ‘crash landed’ on the motorway.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: A27 route decision to be taken in spring

A final Whitehall decision on a new £30m route for the Chichester-Havant section of the A27 was to be taken in the spring.

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Congestion in Portsmouth is a problem

LISTED: The 25 biggest traffic delay hotspots in the Portsmouth area

MILLIONS of pounds are being wasted by fuel-guzzling vehicles left trapped on the area’s gridlocked network of roads.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: ‘No hope’ for pilot who ditched over Channel

A Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent carried out an extensive but futile search for a pilot who ditched in the freezing waters of the Channel.

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LISTED: Roadworks planned across the south this week

LISTED: Roadworks planned across the south this week

Highways England says the following roadworks are planned across the south this week.

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Michael Brook and his wife Daphne at their Hayling Island home.

Airman pulled lifeless body of six-year-old girl from the sea at Emsworth

Some weeks ago I wrote about a railway signalman who saved the lives of three children outside Portsmouth and Southsea station.

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Drivers urged to avoid Portsmouth city centre today

Motorists are being warned of possible hold-ups in Portsmouth city centre today.

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A South West train leaves Havant station

‘Driver’s eye view’ of train trip is revealed

TRAINSPOTTERS will be in for a treat after a new DVD was released, revealing a ‘driver’s eye view’ of a railway trip from Portsmouth Harbour to London.

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Drivers urged to avoid Portsmouth city centre tomorrow

Motorists are being warned of possible hold-ups in Portsmouth city centre tomorrow.

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SOUTHERN Railway drivers have rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.

Union members reject Southern Railway deal

SOUTHERN Railway drivers have rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.

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WATCH: Virtual reality simulation shows the new Waterloo Station

Passengers are being given an early glimpse of how the multi-million pound re-development of the former International Terminal at Waterloo will eventually look, by using virtual reality headsets

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