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Drink-driver who went wrong way on M4 near Reading jailed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows police clipping Lee Johnson’s van A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed. Lee Johnson, 44, steered his red Citroen van against the run of traffic on the M4 near Reading. Police brought him to a stop by clipping his vehicle with a patrol car on 15 December. Johnson, of Colman Road in London, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Reading Crown Court…

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Work begins to remove Severn toll booths on M4

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I’ve been asked for a Big Mac and fries’ Work to remove the toll booths on the Severn bridges will start later as the two motorway crossings into south Wales prepare to go toll free. Drivers have been warned their journeys into south Wales may be affected as the M4 Prince of Wales bridge will shut westbound for the next three nights. The toll has been in place since the first crossing opened in 1966, but will be removed on Monday. Collector…

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Third death in autism school minibus M4 crash

Image copyright INS News Image caption The crash happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 The driver of an autism school minibus involved in a motorway crash with a lorry has died. Police said a third person died in hospital on Friday after two people died at the scene of the collision on the M4 motorway on Thursday. The victims, who were staff members at Prior’s Court School Thatcham, were all travelling in the minibus. Mike Robinson, Prior’s Court chief executive, said the school “will never quote be the…

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M4 crash: Minibus victims from Prior’s Court, Thatcham

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the scene of the crash involving a minibus and lorry Two people who died in a crash involving a lorry and a minibus on the M4 motorway were from a school for people with autism, it has emerged. The victims were staff members at Prior’s Court School, and were travelling in the minibus. The eastbound carriageway of the M4 was closed for more than nine hours after the crash, in Berkshire, on Thursday. The school in Thatcham confirmed three…

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M4 crash: Six injured in minibus and lorry ‘serious collision’

Image copyright Twitter/@sash2708 Image caption Motorists are queuing on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 Six people have been injured in a “serious collision” between a minibus and a lorry on the M4. The crash happened just after 12:00 BST on the eastbound carriageway between junction 14 at Hungerford and junction 13 at Newbury. South Central Ambulance Service said three people in the minibus had been taken to hospitals in Oxford and Bristol with life-threatening injuries. The eastbound carriageway is expected to be blocked for “many hours”. Three other people…

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Police investigate after cow seen in back of a car on M4 near Briton Ferry

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Pictures appearing to show a cow in the back of a car have been seen by thousands on Facebook Police have launched an investigation after reports a cow was seen in the back of a car on a motorway. Motorists were stunned after apparently seeing the large animal in the light blue 04 reg Volkswagen Passat on Friday evening. South Wales Police said officers were looking into whether any road traffic or animal welfare offences had occurred. The RSPCA said it was “extremely concerned” about…

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