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Summary

  1. Man arrested after Didcot 'bomb hoax'
  2. Arrest after woman found dead in garden pond in Bournemouth
  3. Southampton Airport marks milestone with free tickets
  4. Updates from Tuesday 30 May

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All times stated are UK

That's all for today

Toby Wadey

BBC South

Thank you for joining us again today.

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

Severe disruption: A34 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between A423 Southern By-Pass Road and A4130.

A34 Oxfordshire - A34 closed southbound between Hinksey Hill Interchange and Milton Interchange.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - M27 entry slip road partially blocked westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Behind the scenes after the BBC South Election Debate 2017

Here was what people at tonight's BBC South Election Debate were saying as recording came to an end.

You can watch the debate itself tonight at 22:45 on BBC One.

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LIVE: After the recording Of BBC South's Election 2017 Debate

How much do Dorset's primary school children know about British politics?

Ahead of the election we grill the pupils at Courthill Infant School, Poole.

LIVE: Behind the scenes at BBC South's Election 2017 Debate

LISTEN: J. R. R. Tolkien's time working for the Oxford English Dictionary

This week sees the first new book by J. R. R. Tolkien published in a decade - Beren and Lúthien has been finished 100 years after it was first conceived.

Before publishing his fantasy writing, the world famous Oxford author worked on Ws at the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Peter Gilliver, one of the editors at the OED and author of The Ring Of Words, told BBC Oxford's Kat Orman about the words he worked on but also the words from his books that were added.

Woman's pond death 'suspicious'

The death of a woman found drowned in a garden pond in Bournemouth is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

The 56-year-old was pronounced dead after being discovered at the scene in Northey Road on Friday.

Dorset Police said the circumstances were "unclear".

The force said a 68-year-old man was arrested and later released under investigation.

Boy, 10, 'killed by makeshift curtain'

A 10-year-old boy with Down's syndrome died after becoming tangled in a duvet cover which was being used as a curtain, an inquest heard.

Ashton Tuckey was found by his mother who thought he was looking out of the window at their home in Binstead, Isle of Wight, the hearing was told.

St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight
Mark Pilbeam
Inspectors highlighted staffing shortages at St Mary's Hospital

Jodie Tuckey brought his body outside and shouted for neighbours to help.

Ashton was pronounced dead in hospital from "compression to the neck" in December 2014.

London airport congestion driving business to Southampton

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

"Southampton Airport has announced more than two million passengers have travelled through it in a 12-month period for the first time

"It was busy this morning. But there was no Heathrow-style chaos at the check-ins.

"The congestion at London's airports has helped drive Southampton's business to a new record. Seven flights a day to Amsterdam have helped too.

"An increasing number of passengers use the 45 minute flight as a London bypass, connecting with a global network which rivals that of Heathrow.

"Everyone we spoke to praised the lack of hassle and quick check-in as the main reasons for flying from Southampton.

"The airport is constrained by a short runway, which limits the size of aircraft. But the airport's small size is also its biggest attraction."

Southampton Airport
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BreakingPolice stop train at High Wycombe after man 'acting suspiciously'

Officers were called to High Wycombe Railway Station after reports that a man was acting suspiciously at the rear of a train.

The 14:55 from London Marylebone to Oxford made an unscheduled stop at High Wycombe Railway Station, arriving at platform two at about 15:20.

The train was evacuated by firearms officers and other passengers were cleared from the platforms.

Two men were stopped and checked at the scene.They have now been released.

'Care bank' repays locals good deeds

People can "bank" the time they give to others to use at a later date under a new social care scheme.

The service, trialled in Berkshire, is seen as a different way to meet social care needs for elderly and disabled people.

Oxford University offers support in Hungary row

Oxford University has offered its support to a university in Budapest that says it is under threat of forced closure.

The Central European University (CEU), accredited in the US and Hungary, has been at the centre of a high-profile dispute over academic freedom.

Protestors
EPA
Pressure on the university has been seen as an attack on Western, pro-European values

The university's president, Michael Ignatieff, says: "We will not close." But Hungary's government says the CEU must "respect the law".

Other universities supporting the CEU include Harvard, Duke, New York University, Princeton, and Yale.

Weather latest: Sunshine expected this evening

After a cloudy start to the day, the sun is expected to make a brief appearance later this evening.

Temperatures have peaked at 19C and will drop to 13C overnight.

BBC weather
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Morrisons fined £55,000 over mouldy pies

Supermarket chain Morrisons has been fined £55,000 for selling mouldy pork pies at its store in Fleet.

The firm pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court to storing high-risk food at temperatures of up to 12.5C (54.5F), above the legal maximum of 8C (46.4F).

mouldy pork pie
Hart District Council
dirty uniforms
Hart District Council

It also admitted its staff handled bread while wearing uniforms used for unloading lorries and putting out bins.

Hart District Council said it had given Morrisons three previous warnings about the chiller.

The firm has apologised and said its new management team had made improvements.

Arrests made near Oxford after man dies of stab wounds

Five people have been arrested after a man left at a hospital died of stab wounds.

Joel Richards
West Midlands Police

Joel Richards, 20, was left at Birmingham's City Hospital on Sunday where he died from his injuries.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder at a service station on the M40 on Monday evening.

West Midlands Police also stopped a car on the motorway near Oxford and arrested three men and a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Southampton Airport hits two million passengers milestone

More than two million passengers have used Southampton Airport in a year for the first time. Figures from the airport showed 2,029,873 passengers travelled between May 2016 and April 2017.

KLM, BMI Regional, Flybe, Volotea and Aer Lingus all launched new services within the past year, with the airport now serving 40 destinations around the UK and Europe.

Managing director Dave Lees said it was a "real landmark" in its development.

The economy has been doing well, London airports are pretty much full with no more slots and, at the same time, we have a great service provision and are fast and easy to get through.

Dave LeesManaging director, Southampton airport

History at Oxford University 'too Eurocentric'

Students at Oxford University
BBC

Changes to make non-European history compulsory at Oxford University do not go far enough, according to an anti-colonial campaign group.

Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, which seeks to address Oxford's "colonial legacy", said the history syllabus remains "hugely Eurocentric".

It's after Oxford made the completion of one paper in non-European history compulsory for history undergraduates.

The university said it was pleased to be "diversifying and modernising" its curriculum.

Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M4 and J16 for M40 affecting J12 for M3.

M25 Berkshire - Delays on M25 clockwise between J15 M4 and J16 M40, because of an accident involving two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 35 to 40 minute. Congestion to J12 M3.

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

Jury discharged in Rolf Harris case

The jury in Rolf Harris's trial has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on four indecent assault charges.

Rolf Harris
BBC

The former entertainer, who has lived in Bray, Berkshire, was accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls at public events between 1971 and 1983.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court were sent out at 14:00 BST on Friday but failed to reach a verdict after almost five hours of deliberating.

Mr Harris denies all charges.

Long delays on M3

Two million passenger milestone hit!

CCTV appeal over stolen bank card

CCTV images
Hampshire Constabulary

Police want to speak to two people captured on CCTV after a stolen bank card was used several times at an Esso Garage in Southampton.

The incident took place in Northam Road, Southampton, in the early hours of Monday 4 April.

Common People festival hailed a success

Sean Paul at Common People
BBC

The Common People festival held in Oxford over the weekend was attended by about 20,000 people.

It's been hailed as a success, especially as it is only the second time the festival has run in the city.

The event was also held at its sister site in Southampton on Saturday and Sunday.

We need to reach certain targets just to make it work, which we did, which is great, but it's down to the smiles on the faces and the people having a good time.

Rob da BankCommon People festival organiser

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'I could have got help six years earlier'

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Reading manager Jaap Stam

Reading manager Jaap Stam hopes to realise the club's top flight ambitions next season as he plays down talk of leaving.

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Man, 71, released after murder inquiry

A 71-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering another pensioner has been told he will face no further action.

Malcolm Cox, 84, was found with a "laceration to the back of his head" at a neighbour's house in Bell Road, Andover, on 15 November, police said.

Bell Road, Andover
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Mr Cox was taken to the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke and died the following day.

A 39-year-old woman from Andover who was also arrested on suspicion of murder remains on bail until 6 June.

In Pictures: Common People Festival in Oxford

The Common People festival took place in South Park in East Oxford over the weekend. Sean Paul, Groove Armada, and Amy Macdonald were among the acts who graced the stage.

Common People in Oxford
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Common People crowds
BBC Oxford
Flags at the Common People festival in Oxford
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The Young Women's Music Project
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Wild Beasts at Common People
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Robbery victims threatened with men wielding bottles in Southampton

Hampshire Police is investigating a series of robberies where people were threatened with a bottle and asked to hand over their valuables.

The first incident happened when a man was approached by two other men on Shirley High St near McDonalds and forced to hand over his mobile phone, on Sunday between 02:30 and 03:40 BST.

McDonalds in Shirley High Street
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A similar incident happened on Commercial Road and in Hoglands Park - and one person was hit over the head with a bottle.

It is believed the same men were involved.

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