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Summary

  1. Ferrari crash death boy, 13, named
  2. Saints draw Inter Milan, Sparta Prague and Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Europa League
  3. Dorset councils could be combined into two authorities
  4. Villagers in the New Forest fight Lyndhurst 'rat-run'
  5. Labour party member suspended for 'comments on Twitter'
  6. Charges introduced to dump DIY waste in Hampshire
  7. Updates on Friday 26 August

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By Sue Paz and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: A3(M) Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A3(M) Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A3 and J2 for B2149 Horndean.

A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed on A3(M) southbound between J1, A3 (Clanfield) and J2, B2149 (Horndean), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Southampton school trials single-sex classes to improve boys GCSE English results
Boys and girls preparing for their English GCSE have been separated in a bid to improve results.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A30 and J9 for A34.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J8, A30 (Andover) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Spencer Ashworth police shooting inquest opens

The inquest into the death of a man who was shot by police near the M5 has been opened.

Spencer Ashworth, 29, was stopped on the A369 Portbury Hundred near Bristol by firearms officers on 27 September.

Senior coroner Maria Voisin adjourned proceedings until a review hearing on 24 January.

She said the Independent Police Complaints Commission would lead the investigation.

Other motorists had reported seeing a man with a handgun on the motorway who had threatened another driver.

A post-mortem examination determined Mr Ashworth died from gunshot wounds. Toxicology reports have yet to be completed, the inquest heard.

Mr Ashworth was born in Southampton but lived in Portishead, south of Bristol. He was single and worked as a courier driver.

The car that was stopped
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Do you recognise this pooch found in Poole?

CCTV of stripy-topped robber released

CCTV images of a man who police believe stole from a industrial site near Dorchester while wearing a "distinctive" stripy top have been released.

Police said the break-in happened on 15 October shortly before 08:00 BST.

Several items of high value jewellery, figurines and vintage items were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police.

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Tributes paid to Dorchester A352 crash passenger Hannah Richardson

The family of a woman who died after a two-car crash in Dorset have paid tribute to a "wonderful daughter, wife, sister and mother".

Hannah and Stuart Richardson
Dorset Police

Hannah Richardson, 43, from Stratton, died in hospital following the crash on the A352 at Whitcombe on Monday.

Both drivers were injured and taken to hospital, including Mrs Richardson's 43-year-old husband Stuart.

He sustained serious injuries and continues to recover in hospital, Mrs Richardson's family said.

Academy leaders 'transform school'

Cowes Enterprise College was put in special measures in 2012 and converted to an academy in 2014.

An OFSTED report said: "Leaders have transformed the school in the last two years".

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Parking fine cancelled over leaves in the road

Mount Avenue
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You may have heard the excuse of leaves on the line but what about leaves on the road?

That's what led one woman to unwittingly park on double yellow lines in New Milton, resulting in a fine.

New Forest District Council willingly revoked the penalty notice issued to Jeanette Radley, who works in the town, after she pointed out the road markings were obscured by autumn leaves.

A spokeswoman said: "We will listen to appeals where we think there is a justifiable reason and we consider appeals on a case-by-case basis."

In pictures: Misty skyline, singing songbird and crashing waves

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers ziggy101, APM Farmoor and Celimac for their snaps of mist over Portsmouth, Hampshire, a goldfinch enjoying the sunshine in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, and waves crashing over the Cobb at Lyme Regis in Dorset.

Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower pictured from Gosport
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Goldfinch
APM Farmoor
Waves crashing over the Cobb at Lyme Regis
Celimac

Get in touch with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J12 for A335.

M3 Hampshire - M3 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Tower of London poppies heading for Fareham

Thousands of ceramic poppies which formed part of the art installation at the Tower of London are to go on display in Fareham.

The Wave, by Derbyshire artist Paul Cummins, is being shown at Fort Nelson as part of a national tour.

The full installation, named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, drew more than five million visitors in London.

Each poppy represented one death in the British forces, a total of 888,246.

The Wave will be at Fort Nelson from 13 April to 24 June 2018.

The Wave was previously on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
David McKenna

Southampton medieval walls city revamp compulsory purchases backed

Three city centre shops in Southampton could be the subject of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) in a bid to redevelop the area.

Bargate plans
Corstorphine and Wright

Homes and shops are set to be built alongside the medieval town walls in Queensway and East Street.

City council leader Simon Letts said the authority had agreed to authorise CPOs if agreements could not be reached with traders.

Businesses have already criticised the revamp which was approved in January.

Kevin Davies

National League North side Southport appoint former England international Kevin Davies as their new manager.

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Stab victim recovers from 'life-threatening' wounds

A homeless man who suffered "life-threatening" injuries in a stabbing in Poole has been released from hospital, police have said.

Officers were called in the early hours of 9 October to Sterte Close, where two men were found with stab wounds to their backs.

Sterte Close, Poole
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A 34-year-old man of no fixed address and a 45-year-old man from Poole have both left hospital, police said.

A 43-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Jools Holland & Jose Feliciano

The musical duo have made an album together and head out on a UK tour this winter.

Shed Seven

Frontman of the Britpop band Rick Witter talks about touring now & in the hedonistic 90's.

A31 to see overnight closures and speed restrictions during works

Works on the major route through Dorset and Hampshire begin next month.

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Views sought on A4 cycle lane proposals

West Berkshire Council is asking people for their views on improving cycling conditions along the A4 from Newbury to Thatcham.

The authority has been given a government grant to create safe space for cyclists on the carriageway.

You can comment on the plans until 22 October.

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Police appeal for key witnesses in Southampton sexual assault

Police are trying to trace the driver of a car and some people seen walking home after a night out who they believe could be key witnesses to a sex assault in Southampton.

The appeal comes after a 20-year-old woman was assaulted in or near Hill Lane between 02:00 and 03:00 BST on Wednesday 4 October.

The dark coloured Renault Clio was captured on CCTV travelling down Wilton Avenue in the direction of Hill Lane at around 02.30.

Police said there were also several people walking down the road between Bedford Place and Hill Lane.

A spokesman said: "Even very small bits of information that may seem insignificant to you, could prove valuable."

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Blue plaque for man who helped Dorchester's poor

Mill Street in Dorchester
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A man who helped hundreds of children living in poverty in Dorchester 100 years ago is to be formally recognised with a blue plaque.

Alfred Harman Edwards was 19 when he began to set up food and education centres for young people living in slums in and around Mill Street.

He later went on to set up a housing society which pulled down the poorest thatched houses and replaced them with cottages.

The plaque is due to be unveiled in Mill Street this afternoon.

Portsmouth striker Conor Chaplin

Portsmouth striker Conor Chaplin reflects on reaching 100 appearances for the club and his aims for the next 100.

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Alyssa Coster from the Brain Tumour Charity pays tribute to Molly Poole who has lost her battle with the condition

Six-year-old Molly lost her four-year long battle with a medulloblastoma brain tumour.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J8 for A30 and J9 for A34.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J8, A30 (Andover) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Southampton's flag design revealed

The winning flag design for Southampton has been revealed.

The city council tasked local school children to come up with a design that represented the city's heritage, diversity and character.

Yihuan Han whose flag design features a Tudor Rose and an anchor was chosen via a vote.

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Swanage-Wareham rail line reconnection 'a success'

The first regular passenger train services to run between the mainline and a Dorset seaside resort in more than 40 years has exceeded targets.

The original line from Swanage to Wareham was closed by British Rail and ripped up in seven weeks, in 1972.

During the summer however, the first timetabled trains ran along the full 10-mile route as part of a trial.

Swanage Railway said its target footfall was 12,000 passengers but it actually had 13,020.

Swanage Railway staff
BBC

Latest headlines: Study into Alabama Rot the dog disease with no cure

  • New research into Alabama Rot the disease which causes kidney failure in dogs and was first detected in the New Forest in 2012 is underway
  • The University of Oxford pays tribute to its first black student Christian Cole
  • Portsmouth City Council has revealed plans to change the road system at the bottom of the M275
  • Swanage to Wareham rail line reconnection is deemed 'a success'
  • A new flag design for Southampton is revealed

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Severe accident: A303 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A303 Hampshire westbound severe accident, from A343 to A338.

A303 Hampshire - A303 closed westbound from Hundred Acre Corner in Andover to the A338 junction in Cholderton, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J13 for A34 Chieveley to J12 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 London-bound from J13, A34 (Chieveley) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J13 for A34 Chieveley and J12 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 London-bound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Football

Liam Mandeville's strike and Christian Burgess' own goal end Portsmouth's three-game winning run with a 2-1 loss at Doncaster.

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Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J5 for A287 and J6 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M3 southbound between J5, A287 (Hook) and J6, A30 (Basingstoke), because of an accident involving lorry and van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time