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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 5 June
  2. Crash closes M3 between junctions 9 and 10
  3. Man jailed for toddler murder
  4. 40 drain covers stolen in Reading in two weeks
  5. Oxford responds to London Bridge attack
  6. Woman rescued from burning flat in Bournemouth
  7. Man injured in suspected M27 road rage incident

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Oxford City Council has security under review

Polling Station
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Oxford City Council is keeping security under careful review as the election nears.

In a statement, it said it's ready for a high turnout of voters for the general election on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Cherwell District Council says it is working with the local police service to ensure the security and intergrity of the polls.

We are ready and waiting for a high turnout of voters as people show that they won’t be deterred from taking part in the election following the tragic events in London and Manchester.

Oxford City Council

Cowes 'floating bridge': Chain ferry service 'to resume on Wednesday'

Isle of Wight's troubled new floating bridge will return to service on Wednesday, the council has confirmed.

Passengers being helped from the stricken chain ferry when it broke down on its second day in operation
Karl Love

The chain ferry service at Cowes was suspended after cars scraped their bumpers while disembarking and stranded passengers waded through water when it broke down on its first weekend in operation.

It has now been cleared for use by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and will reopen at 05:00 BST on Wednesday.

Campaigners have called for businesses to be compensated for their losses during the suspension of the bridge.

Police 'still dealing with' M3 crash

Police are continuing work to clear an accident on the M3.

The serious road traffic collision happened on the northbound carriageway this morning and involved three lorries and a car. Two lanes between junctions 10 and 9 northbound are closed and will remain closed "for some time" according to Hampshire Constabulary.

A spokesperson said: "Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and to make alternative travel arrangements. Thank you for your patience while we deal with this incident."

Highways England said they were dealing with a fuel spill and the recovery was ongoing.

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Cat's leg amputated after suspected shooting in Hartley Wintney

Stadium advice for Southampton Robbie Williams fans

Southampton FC has released a statement ahead of tomorrow's Robbie Williams gig at St Mary's Stadium.

"Security for all events at St Mary’s Stadium is planned and measured with police and intelligence agency support.

St Mary's Stadium
Peter Facey

"There will be additional security checks taking place ahead of the Robbie Williams concert, so we advise people to arrive as early as possible to allow time for these checks to take place.

"To minimise delays, fans are strongly advised not to bring any bag larger than a handbag to the event as large bags may not be allowed into the stadium.

"In light of these enhanced security measures and at the request of Live Nation, the event organisers, fans will not be able to camp outside St Mary’s Stadium ahead of the concert."

London Irish make triple signing

London Irish were promoted less than a fortnight ago, but they're haven't waited to prepare for life in the Premiership.

The Premiership club have now signed 10 players since gaining promotion from the Championship, including three more today.

Teofilo Paulo
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Teofilo Paulo has signed following the end of his contract at Bennetton Treviso.

The Exiles added Fijian prop Manasa Saulo from Toulon, Samoan Teofilo Paulo, a lock from Treviso and Australian flanker Jake Schatz to their ranks for the new Premiership season.

Teofilo Paulo

London Irish make triple signing

Newly-promoted Premiership club London Irish sign Manasa Saulo, Teofilo Paulo and Jake Schatz

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BreakingHAMPSHIRE BEAT WARWICKSHIRE BY AN INNINGS AND 94 RUNS

Hampshire 515 v Warwickshire 254 & 167 f/o

And that is that for Hampshire against Warwickshire.

Sunny Singh is the last man to go for Warwickshire as Sean Ervine gets him leg before.

Hampshire pick up a third win of the season and move to the top of Division One for now.

Warwickshire's struggles continue as they take just three points from this game.

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BreakingSixth arrest as brawl victim named by police

Crime scene in Jourdain Road
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A sixth person has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died following a fight in Oxford.

The brawl broke out at about 23:00 BST on Thursday in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys.

Police have named Christopher Lemonius, 27, as as the man who was found at the scene with serious injuries, and who later died in hospital.

A 24-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of murder.

Three men and a teenager were arrested on Saturday, and another man was taken into held on Sunday morning. All the suspects are from Oxford and remain in custody.

Two in hospital following M3 crash

Two people have been taken to hospital following this morning's crash on the M3, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has said.

The service said it was called at 10:27 BST to a collision involving three lorries and a car on the northbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 10 near Winchester.

One patient is reported to be seriously injured and the other has minor injuries.

M3 northbound
BBC

Reading commemorates London terror victims

A book of condolence will be opened at Reading Borough Council tomorrow following Saturday's terrorist attack in London.

The council is also observing tomorrow's national one-minute silence at the civic offices in Bridge Street.

Reading mayor Rose Williams will lead the short commemoration outside the building at 11:00 BST.

Reading Borough Council
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Academy rescue plans announced

Isle of Wight Council has proposed two options to retain secondary education in Sandown, after a private sponsor announced plans to close Sandown Bay Academy.

Ruling Conservatives said they would either campaign for a replacement sponsor or expand The Bay Primary School.

The council has announced a six-week public consultation on the options from 12 June.

Sandown Bay Academy
BBC

Travel: M3 crash causes two-hour delay

This morning's crash on the M3 northbound near Winchester is causing a delay of two hours and 15 minutes, the Romanse traffic system has reported.

Traffic is tailing back from junction 10, where the road is closed, to junction 13 near Eastleigh.

M3 traffic
BBC

Police have said the carriageway will remain shut for most of the afternoon.

The collision at about 10:22 BST involved three lorries and an Audi car, police said.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M4 Berkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Security professor calls for election postponement

Polling Station
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A security expert has called for the election to be delayed because of the risk of a terror attack.

Professor Anthony Glees directs the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham and lives in Oxfordshire.

He believes the general election on Thursday could be a target for terrorists.

I don't believe there are enough armed policemen in the United Kingdom to make sure that every major polling station is safe, if people don't feel safe going to vote then the election becomes a waste of time.

Professor Anthony GleesUniversity of Buckingham

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Snail that nearly stopped Newbury bypass thrives up north

The tiny rare snail which nearly stopped the construction of the Newbury bypass has been found to be thriving further north.

The Desmoulin whorl snail, which is an endangered species, was moved from its natural habitat in Berkshire 20 years ago after a long legal battle.

The Desmoulin whorl snail
BBC

It is not clear what happened to the snails there, but overall the known populations in the South appear to be declining.

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Police review security before Robbie Williams Southampton gig

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, Hampshire Constabulary said people attending Robbie Williams’s gig at St Mary's Stadium can expect a “heightened police presence”.

A police statement said: “We have reviewed, and will continue to review, our security plans and capability, including around all pre-planned events taking place in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the coming weeks.

“It is normal procedure for us to work with event organisers in the run up to all large scale events to ensure they can run these safely and securely."

Stadium owner, Southampton FC, has said everyone entering the ground will be subject ot a security search.

Robbie Williams at One Love concert
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Air ambulance at M3 crash scene

An air ambulance has been pictured at the scene of this morning's crash near Winchester, which has closed the M3 northbound for the rest of the afternoon.

Hampshire police said it was working to free motorists stuck in heavy traffic following the collision at 10:22 BST.

The southbound M3 was closed for a short time to allow access for ambulance services but has now re-opened.

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Man jailed for life for toddler murder

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his partner's two-year-old son at the family home in Broadmayne, Dorset.

Joseph Eke, 22, kicked and punched Harry House last May while Harry's mother was out.

Joseph Eke
Hampshire Constabulary

The boy died from a blow to the abdomen that split his pancreas in two and also had a fractured skull, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Imposing a minimum jail term of 18 years, the judge Ms Justice May told Eke: "No-one will ever know the extent of your mistreatment of Harry over the last few days and weeks of his life. You wilfully, fatally failed Harry when you assaulted him, taking his life."

Three Oxfordshire bus routes axed

Thames Travel bus
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Thames Travel says it cannot afford to keep running the 17, 41 and 114 services.

A bus company has axed three routes in Oxfordshire blaming the county council's decision to cut bus subsidies last summer.

Thames Travel is withdrawing the 17 from Oxford Train Station to Jericho and Summertown, the 114 linking Wallingford to Abingdon, and the 41 Abingdon town service.

Last July Oxfordshire County Council ended all bus subsidies in a move which was described at the time as a "very difficult decision" by council leader Ian Hudspeth.

Unfortunately after nearly a year, some of these services are still operating at a substantial loss which we regrettably cannot continue to absorb.”

Phil SouthallManaging director, Thames Travel

Travel: M3 closed 'for the rest of the afternoon'

Part of the M3 in Hampshire will remain closed for the rest of the afternoon, following a crash near Winchester.

Three lorries and a car were involved in the collision between junctions 9 and 10 at about 10:22 BST, police said.

The air ambulance has arrived on the scene.

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Flags at half mast after London attacks

Flags around the UK are being flown at half mast today, including those outside County Hall in Oxford.

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Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, before J16 for M40 affecting J15 for M4.

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise before J16 M40, because of an accident involving lorry. Congestion to J15 M4.

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

'Terrorists represent no religion,' says council group

The terrorists responsible for Saturday's attack on London Bridge represent "no religion", Slough council's community cohesion group has said.

In a statement, the authority said: “These heartless terrorists do not share our values, do not share our faith, do not share our beliefs; they wish to divide us, turn our love and respect for each other into hate.

"They represent no one; no faith, no race, no religion. No reasonable thinking people sanction acts of evil like we have seen last night, in Manchester and on Westminster bridge.

"Our thoughts are with the victims, their family and friends and all the emergency services who, as always, ran towards the horror whilst ensuring others could run away."

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A31 and J9 for A34 affecting J12 for A335.

M3 Hampshire - Two lanes closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M3 northbound between J10, A31 (Winchester) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Travel time is around 35 minute. Congestion to J12, A335 (Eastleigh).

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

Drain covers stolen by metal thieves

Thieves have stolen 40 metal drain covers over the past fortnight, Reading Borough Council has said.

The thefts, in the Tilehurst and Southcote areas, have so far cost the authority around £20,000.

The council said highways officers were working hard to install temporary protective plates to prevent accidents and would replace the missing covers as quickly as possible with a new anti-theft model.

drain cover
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These thefts are costing Council Tax payers money an average of £500 per theft. What is even more galling is that the value of the scrap metal is very little at just over £2 each per cover.

Councillor Tony PageLead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport

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