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  1. Co-op closed after robbery in Sonning Common
  2. Woman dies in bungalow fire in Slough
  3. General election 2017: Greens and UKIP form pacts in Hampshire
  4. Today's weather: Sunshine and showers

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We will be back on Monday at 08:00 with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

Royal Berkshire Hospital affected by cyber-attack

Linda Serck

BBC South

A statement on the hospital foundation trust's website says:

"There are currently national issues with the NHS IT network. Some of the RBFT telephone lines may also be affected. Engineers are aware of these and are seeking to rectify the issue.

"Patient care remains unaffected, although there may be some delays as we switch on to our backup systems.

"We apologise for any inconvenience."

HMS Daring homecoming to Portsmouth

There were emotional scenes in Portsmouth as friends and family welcomed home the crew of HMS Daring.

The Type-45 destroyer had spent nine months at sea supporting the military campaign against so-called Islamic State. 

The ship and her 250-strong crew was deployed to the the Gulf to patrol shipping lanes and help protect US aircraft carriers engaged in bombing raids in Iraq and Syria. 

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Going on holiday in June?

With the general election coming up, this may be useful if you're going away and worried about how you can cast your vote.

For people who are not here on polling day there are options available to help

Ride for cyclist killed on Botley Road later

A cycle ride in Oxford to celebrate the life of a woman who died in a crash involving a double-decker bus after she fell off her bike takes place later.

The 31-year-old, named locally as Claudia Comberti, was killed after the crash on Botley Road, Oxford, on Tuesday.

Community group Broken Spoke Bike Co-op is organising the ride, which starts at 19:00 on Broad Street, to "show the solidarity and strength of our community, to celebrate a life, to imagine better streets, a better city, to take space for people on bikes... and for Claudia". 

About 100 cyclists also took part in a procession on Wednesday.

Flowers for Claudia Comberti
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Shot executive 'waited 50 minutes for help'

Guy Hedger
Dorset Police
Guy Hedger died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The ambulance service said he was not classed as a priority as he was conscious and breathing.

Guy Hedger

Shot executive 'waited 50 minutes for help'

The ambulance service said he was not classed as a priority as he was conscious and breathing.

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No injuries in bus fire

Stagecoach has confirmed no one was injured when a bus caught fire in Aldershot earlier.

The number 1 service between Aldershot and Camberley suffered an engine fire in Hospital Hill at about 15:45.

When fire crews arrived the bus was "well alight".

The company said the driver and passengers "exited safely" and an investigation into the cause of the fire was under way.

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Severe disruption: A3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

A3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at Old Portsmouth Road.

A3 Surrey - A3 closed northbound at Thursley, because of an overturned lorry and recovery work.

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

Dont forget: The M4 will be closed for repair works this weekend

Drivers heading to the west of Reading are being reminded of a series of weekend closures on the M4. 

The closures, which start this evening, are being carried out for "essential" repairs to two bridges, according to Highways England. 

The repair work will completely close the motorway in both directions between junction 12 at Theale and junction 13 at Chieveley. 


Work on the bridges, which carry the M4 over Ashampstead Road and Dark Lane near Bradfield, will include road resurfacing, deck beams, bridge joints and sections of the safety barrier will be replaced. 

The road will be closed from 21:00 tonight until 06:00 BST on Monday until the end of May. 

Jack Wilshere: Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe wishes midfielder well

BBC Sport

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is identifying transfer targets for next season - and is unlikely to re-sign England midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere, 25, has been on loan with the Cherries most of the season from Arsenal but has missed the end of the campaign with a fractured leg.

"I think it's going to be really difficult for us," said Howe, when asked on Friday about the chances of re-signing Wilshere.

"We wish him well for the future."

Jack Wilshere
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Severe accident: A303 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A303 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between A343 Salisbury Road and A3057.

A303 Hampshire - A303 in Andover closed and slow traffic eastbound between the A343 Salisbury Road junction and the A3057 junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Reading's Zimbabwean fan

Fulham v Reading (17:30 BST)

Adam Whitty

BBC South

It's being billed as Reading's biggest game in five years.

The Royals' play-off semi-final against Fulham tomorrow begins a journey that fans hope will lead them to the Premier League.

Jaap Stam's men have a mega fan in a far flung location, who has made a song to motivate his team ahead of their big game.

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NHS Cyber attack: Hospitals unaffected

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, following a large-scale cyber-attack on NHS services

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital, Poole Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Berks Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have all told us their systems have not been affected and they are working as normal. 

We are still waiting to hear from other hospitals in the region.

Motocyclist dies 10 days after A27 crash

A motorcyclist injured in a crash on the A27 last month has died.

The 51-year-old man, from Basingstoke, was taken to Southampton General Hospital following a collision with a car on April 30.

 A 32-year-old man, from Havant, who was arrested in connection with the crash, was released but remains under investigation.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 'on alert'

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says it is "on alert" following the large-scale cyber-attack on NHS services.

Peter Knight, chief information and digital officer, said: "So far, our strong security measures are holding solid. 

"We continue to closely monitor the situation and have asked staff to be vigilant. Protecting patient information is our top priority.

"We understand that NHS Digital has set up a dedicated incident line, and suppliers are working to find solutions to this ransomware outbreak."

Bus fire in Aldershot

Bin there, done that...

Cherwell District Council has a new bin mascot, and wisely, or very possibly unwisely, they are letting the public decide his or her name.

Of course, the last time this happened a state-of-the-art polar research ship nearly got called Boaty McBoatface.

Polar research ship

But this is part of a summer campaign to raise awareness of the authority's recycling services, and the mascot will tour markets in the area.

We don't know what it will look like, only that it will have one of six possible names, so take your pick from Binny McBinface (naturally), Binderella, Philippa, Binelope, Binbo Baggins, and Recyclasaurus Rex.

You can vote on the council's Facebook page from 25 May.

Debbie Pickford, lead member for "clean and green", called it a "bit of playful summer fun, but it carries a serious message".

Whatever happens, the winning vote will definitely be... rubbish.

LISTEN: 11-year-old's mission to get everyone wearing helmets after being trapped under car in bike accident

Man who 'bit off' victim's ear in assault is jailed

A man who bit off part of his victim's ear in a late night assault has been jailed. 

Curtis Coney-Lax, 29, of Hayes Avenue, Bournemouth has been sentenced to two years and nine month in prison. 

He admitted causing grievous bodily harm at Bournemouth Crown court after the incident in the Camel Bar on Old Christchurch Road in October last year. 

The court heard Coney-Lax attacked the 20-year-old first by headbutting him and then later biting his nose before biting the top part of his right ear completely off. 

Dorset Police

Coney-Lax was responsible for a violent attack that left his victim with nasty injuries. I hope this case sends out a message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated."

Det Sgt. Andy HaworthBournemouth CID

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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J11 for A33 and J12 for A4 affecting J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J11, A33 (Reading) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident involving 3 vehicles. Congestion to J10 A329(M) Wokingham.

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

Sex offender who preyed on elderly women sentenced

Alex Regan

BBC South

Richard Saillet

A man who forced his way into elderly women's properties before sexually assaulting them has been jailed for eight years. 

Richard Saillet of Crick Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on females over 16. 

The 64-year-old preyed on victims across the West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.

Police said the Saillet targeted women "due to their vulnerability". 

Trio raid Sonning Common shop for cash

Police are appealing for witness after a group of three people targeted a Co-op store. 

The trio entered the store in Wood Lane, Sonning Common last night at about 22:15 BST. 

They demanded the staff opened the safe and made off with a quantity of cash. 

The offenders were not armed and no one was injured. 


Ready for Reading in the play-offs?

BBC Radio Berkshire's team are getting prepared for the big game tomorrow.

Reading play Fulham at 17:30 with full commentary on the radio with Tim Dellor who has made plenty of notes... 

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And of course he'll be joined by the Reading legend Ady Williams, who has made all the notes he needs...

@TimDellor @BBCBerkshire Done mine as well #ReadingFC Urzzz

@TimDellor @BBCBerkshire Done mine as well #ReadingFC Urzzz

Co-op closed after robbery in Sonning Common

Police are investigating after a robbery at the Sonning Common Co-op store last night. 

The store in Wood Lane is closed today and forensic officers are now on site while staff wait outside. 

More follows. 

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Southampton murder suspect released but 'remains under investigation'

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released from custody. 

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed the man was released but remains under investigation following the death of 44-year-old Jason Gregory from Sholing. 

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the incident which happened between 23:45 BST on Friday 5 May and 12:45 on Saturday morning. 

Father-of-four Mr Gregory was found in a critical condition in the alleyway known as Vernon Walk between London Road and Winchester Street. 

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Time-lapse shows huge ship arrive in Southampton

Here's a unique time-lapse view of the massive cargo ship MOL Triumph sailing into the port of Southampton yesterday. 

The 400m-long South Korea-built vessel became the biggest ship to dock in the UK when it arrived on the south coast on Thursday. 

The ship has a capacity equivalent of 20,170 containers and will run between Chinese and European ports.

Time lapse footage of MOL Triumph sailing in to Southampton

Woman dies in bungalow fire

A woman has died following a fire at a bungalow in Berkshire. 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building in Headington Road, Maidenhead, after being called at 23:24 on Thursday. 

The crews, who had been alerted to the blaze by neighbours, found the woman's body in a bedroom. 

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was working with police to investigate the cause of the fire.

Brownsea Island's Edwardian engine restored

An Edwardian engine that once supplied electricity to a castle has been restored after being discovered in pieces at a Dorset beauty spot.

Restored Otto cycle engine

The single-cylinder Otto cycle engine is running for the fist time in decades after being found on Brownsea Island in Poole harbour. 

It dates to about 1907 and was originally installed to supply electricity to the island's castle but fell in to disrepair. 

It is believed to be the only one of its kind to remain in its original location - a former engine house.

Less than 20% of candidates in Berkshire are women

Sam Clayton

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

Forty-five candidates are set to fight for votes in the general election in Berkshire - but just eight of them will be women. 

No women are standing in Wokingham, Bracknell or Windsor.

Meanwhile UKIP is putting up candidates in fewer than half of our constituencies, concentrating on Bracknell, Maidenhead and Slough.

Thirteen to contest PM's seat

Thirteen candidates are set to battle it out in the Prime Minister's Maidenhead constituency. 

Theresa May won the seat with 65% of the vote and one of the largest majorities in the country in 2015.

The candidates are: 

  • Theresa May, Conservative
  • Pat McDonald, Labour
  • Tony Hill, Liberal Democrat
  • Gerrard Batten, UKIP
  • Derek Wall, Green
  • Andrew Knight, Animal Welfare
  • Julian Reid, The Just Political Party
  • Howling Laud Hope, Monster Raving Loony
  • Edmonds Victor, Christian Peoples Alliance
  • Yemi Hailemariam, Independent 
  • Grant Smith, Independent
  • Bobby Smith
  • Lord Buckethead

New Forest East and West, and Southampton Test: How people voted in 2015

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Southampton Test results 2015

General election 2017: Greens and UKIP form pacts in Hampshire

The Green party and UKIP have entered into political alliances in Hampshire. 

UKIP has said it is not standing in New Forest East or West constituencies to assist the Conservatives.

The Greens have stepped aside in Southampton Test to help Labour. 

The New Forest East and West seats are currently held by the Tories and Labour holds the Southampton Test seat. 

Nominations have now closed for prospective parliamentary candidates for the election on 8 June. 

Election ballot boxes

Here is a list of candidates for each constituency: 

New Forest East:

  • David Harrison, Liberal Democrats 
  • Julian Lewis, Conservatives 
  • Henry Mellor, Greens 
  • Julie Renyard, Labour 

New Forest West: 

  • Jo Graham, Labour 
  • Des Hjerling, Pirate Party UK 
  • Janet Richards, Greens 
  • Terry Scriven, Liberal Democrats 
  • Demond Swayne, Conservatives 

Southampton Test: 

  • Thomas Gravatt, Lib Dems 
  • Paul Holmes, Conservatives 
  • Keith Morrel, Independent 
  • Andrew Pope, Southampton Independents 
  • Alan Whitehead, Labour

New Forest in top five most photographed places on Instagram

The New Forest has been ranked fifth in a poll of the most photographed places on Instagram. 

The attraction has been tagged almost 300,000 times on the photo-sharing app but was beaten to the top spot by Big Ben. 

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Man charged over pedestrian death

A man has been charged after a pedestrian died in an alleged hit-and-run. 

A man was crossing the road at Cemetery Junction in Earley, Reading, when he was hit by a car on 26 November 2016. 

Joseph Wangige, of Courts Road in Reading, is accused of failing to stop or report a collision, not having an MOT and using a vehicle with equipment likely to cause danger or injury. 

The 44-year-old will appear at Reading Magistrates' Court on 8 June. 

Alton fire is out and investigation crews are now on the scene

PICTURES: Firefighters tackle pub fire near Alton

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Today's weather: Sunshine and showers

Bee Tucker with the weather across the south for Friday 12 May

Oxford reaction: Are there any surprise candidates in the General Election?

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

I think the big surprise might well be the length of the ballot papers in some areas.

There are nowhere near as many smaller parties or independents standing - I suspect that may well be down to having a snap election - there was less time for candidates to get organised.

If you wanted to vote for the Monster Raving Looney Party you're going to be very disappointed - they're not standing anywhere in Oxfordshire.

And of course, there was a lot of attention before on Witney - when it was David Cameron's constituency. In 2015, there were 12 candidates on the ballot paper there.

But this time, there are only five.