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Summary

  1. Man admits crash which killed girl, 3
  2. Man charged with baby murder
  3. Teenager admits cyclist killing
  4. Cheeki Rafiki trial starts
  5. Appeal for missing boys
  6. All set for Isle of Wight festival
  7. Voting under way in General Election
  8. Updates from Thursday 8 June

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Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, between J16 for M40 and J17 for A412 affecting J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Lane blocked and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry. Congestion to J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4).

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Yacht manager 'knew Cheeki Rafiki had issues'

Emily Ford

BBC South

Winchester Crown Court has heard today how Cheeki Rafiki, the yacht that capsized killing four sailors, had not been inspected for three years.

Prosecutor Nigel Lickley QC also told jurors that yacht manager Douglas Innes knew its coding safety requirement had expired while it was in the Caribbean.

Mr Lickley said: "Mr Innes was fully aware of the issue with the coding with phone calls and emails and he tried to sort it."

Douglas Innes
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Mr Innes denies the charges

The court heard that because of the coding issue the yacht was not "allowed" to be used commercially but with paying customers wanting to race in Antigua, Mr Innes said it was alright for "friends" to use the vessel.

Mr Lickley said Mr Innes "did not take all reasonable steps" to ensure Cheeki Rafiki was safe to use and added it was a "lack of regard" for the duty imposed on him.

Mr Innes denies four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. The trial continues.

Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, between J13 for A30 and J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a rolling road-block and an accident.

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Severe disruption: A35 Dorset westbound

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A35 Dorset westbound severe disruption, at A350.

A35 Dorset - A35 in Poole exit slip road closed and slow traffic westbound at the A350 junction, because of Upton House Music Festival.

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Oxford bus operators go contactless

Sophie Law

BBC Radio Oxford news

Oxford Bus Company bus
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Two of Oxford's major bus operators have begun accepting contactless payments on their buses and coaches today.

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel are using the largest system of its kind outside London to accept payments up to £30.

They follow Stagecoach which became the first company outside London to offer contactless payments last October.

Director Phil Southall told us it was the first stage in an elaborate launch which aims to make travel as convenient as possible for customers.

Soldier caught in 'paedophile sting' jailed for two years

A soldier who was caught grooming a child by a self-styled paedophile hunter has been jailed for two years.

Winchester Crown Court heard Samuel Dallow, 25, arranged to meet a 14-year-old girl in Andover.

The "girl" was really online vigilante Shane Brannigan, who streamed the meeting on Facebook before handing Dallow to the police.

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Samuel Dallow's encounter with Shane Brannigan was streamed online

Dallow had admitted an offence of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, at a court hearing in May.

The judge said the soldier, from Birmingham, had demonstrated a "wreckless, predatory behaviour towards children".

Appeal to find missing Portland woman

Officers in Portland are appealing to the public for help finding a 63-year-old woman who has gone missing.

Kathryn Clarke was last seen two weeks ago at Weymouth train station at about 17:00.

She's described as white, about 5ft, slim, with tattoos on her hands and arms.

Kathryn Marie Clarke
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Insp Steve Horton, of Dorset Police, said: "It is out of character for Kathryn to go this long without having contact with her family."

Man released 'after girl threatened with gun'

A man arrested in connection with threatening a teenage girl with a gun in Christchurch has been released under investigation.

It was reported she was threatened at about 17:30 on Tuesday while walking her dogs along a bridleway off Bronte Avenue.

Dorset Police said a 24-year-old man from Christchurch was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and possession of a knife or bladed article in a public place.

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Det Con Ben Griffin said: "A number of enquiries have been carried out, including an extensive and thorough search of the area assisted by the dog section, to try and locate a firearm but so far nothing has been found.

"Officers from the neighbourhood policing team are continuing to carry out high visibility patrols to offer reassurance to the community and can be approached with any concerns.

"Following discussion on social media linking the incident to terrorism, I would like to reiterate that there is nothing to suggest that this is the case."

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

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M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - M3 partially blocked northbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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Greenham Common control tower plans move forward

Katie Newmarch

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

After delays and an inflated budget of £100,000, there has been a step forward for Greenham Common's iconic control tower.

The Grade-II listed building, which played an important part in Britain's role in the Cold War, is being converted into a visitor centre with an observation deck, a café and toilets.

It was meant to be finished last summer, and now a property asset management company have been appointed to oversee the final stages of the development.

Greenham Common's control tower
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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J13 for A34 Chieveley and J14 for A338.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes blocked and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of an accident.

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WWI soldier's violin rediscovered in Oxford

Georgie Sullivan

Hometime producer, BBC Radio Oxford

Sam Sweeney with violin
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Six years ago Sam Sweeney, fiddle player with Bellowhead, bought a violin in Oxford.

It had all the appearance of a new instrument but the label inside gave the date 1915 and the name Richard S Howard.

Hours and hours of research later an amazing history behind this violin and Richard S Howard was discovered.

Find out more on BBC Radio Oxford after 17:00.

Student admits city centre cyclist killing

High Street, Oxford
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The attack took place on the High Street in Oxford

The 18-year-old student pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be sentenced in July.

High Street, Oxford

Student admits city centre cyclist killing

The 18-year-old student pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be sentenced in July.

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Isla Wiggin's mother broke neck in crash

The mother of Isla Wiggin, the three-year-old-girl who died in an eight-vehicle crash, suffered a broken neck in the incident.

Thomas Hunter pleaded guilty earlier at Oxford Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

Collette Wiggin's unborn male child also died as a result of the crash which happened when Hunter’s Volvo lorry crashed into the back of a traffic jam.

Michael Roques, prosecuting, said there must have been a “gross avoidable distraction” for Hunter to have missed the clear queue of traffic.

Severe accident: A3020 Isle Of Wight both ways

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A3020 Isle Of Wight both ways severe accident, between Stag Lane and A3054 Forest Road.

A3020 Isle Of Wight - Slow traffic on A3020 Horsebridge Hill in both directions in Newport between the Stag Lane junction and the A3054 Forest Road junction, because of an accident involving car and motorcycle. Diversion in operation - via- Whitehouse Road.

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BreakingTeenage admits cyclist killing

A man has admitted killing a cyclist who died after coming off his bike during an altercation in the middle of Oxford.

Eamonn Anderson, 56, was pushed off his bike in the city's High Street on 25 October and later died in hospital.

Iman St Clair, 18, of Kestrel Crescent, Oxford, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Oxford Crown Court and will be sentenced on 4 July.

The court heard the student was of good character and acted in self defence. He acknowledged striking the fatal blow, his defence counsel said.

During the plea hearing, Judge Smith told him: "I will put you on bail but please don't be under any illusions that a custodial sentence is likely".

BreakingMan pleads guilty to dangerous driving after girl's death

A man has admitted causing the death of a three-year-old girl in a crash involving eight vehicles.

Thomas Hunter, 58, of Mansfield Road, Mansfield, was arrested after the crash on the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford, on 25 August.

Isla Wiggin, of Fleet, Hampshire, was in another car and died two days later.

He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, and causing serious injury by dangerous driving to a 31-year-old woman.

Isle of Wight festival: early arrivals

Jo Symes

BBC Radio Solent reporter

IOW Festival arrivals
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Early arrivals off the Red Jet at Cowes

"Here at the Red Jet terminal in Cowes, festival-goers are starting to arrive. Its a bit overcast and rather breezy - not the best start but it could be worse.

"It's always a brilliant atmosphere on the island during the festival - local businesses love it.

"After the events in London and Manchester, security is on people's minds - the organisers have said they have reviewed all security procedures with the police. Road closures and diversions are also in place to avoid problems getting onto the site which happened several years ago.

"But everyone is excited - the year Rod Stewart, Arcade Fire, Run DMC and the Kaiser Chiefs are among the artists playing Seaclose Park."

#DogsAtPollingStations: The trend you knew was coming

As people across the UK cast their votes in the general election their paw-fect pooches have also been exercising their voting rights, and predictably the hashtag #DogsAtPollingstations has become a social media trend.

Voting dogs
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Diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour ten years ago - the Bournemouth man still looking up

Paul Bristow was given six months to live.

Isle of Wight Festival: How Sir Rod was booked

Organiser John Giddings speaking on BBC Radio Solent on how he booked Sir Rod Stewart for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

Organiser John Giddings reveals how he got the rocker to Seaclose Park.

Capsized yacht boss on trial over men's deaths

A company boss on trial for the manslaughter of four sailors has been accused of cutting costs, a court has heard.

Douglas Innes, of Stormforce Coaching Limited is on trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, said Innes had failed to get the Cheeki Rafiki checked ahead of its trip.

James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin died when Cheeki Rafiki, the yacht they were sailing, capsized in the North Atlantic.

The four crew were returning to Southampton from Antigua in May 2014.

Mr Innes, of Southampton-based Stormforce Coaching Limited denies four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The trial continues.

Cheeki Rafiki crew
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Thom Yorke 'nearly walked off stage' during Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury performance

Thom Yorke, of Oxford band Radiohead, says he nearly walked off stage during their headline performance at Glastonbury in 1997.

The show, which took place just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was beset by technical problems.

During the encore, Yorke told the audience "all the speakers have been blowing up and stuff", before thanking them for their patience.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt, he revealed he had been on the verge of abandoning the performance.

"At one point I just went over to Ed [O'Brien, guitarist]. I tapped him on the shoulder and said, 'I'm off mate, see you later,'" he told Everitt.

"He turned around and went, 'If you do, you'll probably live the rest of your life regretting it.' "I went, 'Good point.'"

Security 'increased' at Isle of Wight Festival

Jon Giddings
BBC

Following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, security has been reviewed ahead of this weekend's Isle of Wight Festival.

Up to 60,000 music fans are expected to make the trip to the island for the four-day event at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Organiser Jon Giddings said the festival had "upped our game".

Baby murder charge man remanded

A Newbury man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a five-month-old baby.

Daniel McClaren, who's 29, is also charged with grievous bodily harm relating to another child under the age of one.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Reading Crown Court tomorrow.

Man arrested after playground flashing incident

A 60-year-old man from Gosport has been arrested in connection a flashing incident at an adventure playground in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth yesterday.

He currently in police custody.

Previously, Hampshire Constabulry had asked the public not to take the law into their own hands after a picture of a possible suspect was shared on social media.

Arson investigation at Southampton's SeaCity Museum

Southampton's SeaCity Musuem re-opens today after a fire broke out in a display area on Tuesday.

The blaze is being treated as arson. Hampshire Police said the till in the cafe was also broken into and cash stolen.

No-one was hurt and none of the museum's artifacts were damaged.

Cheeki Rafiki yacht death trial due to start

From left, James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin were lost in the disaster
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The director of the firm that managed the Cheeki Rafiki yacht which capsized in 2014, killing its crew will be going on trial at Winchester Crown Court later.

Douglas Innes, the director of a yachting management company, denies four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The 42-year-old of Whitworth Crescent, Southampton, also denies a further charge of failing to operate the Cheeki Rafiki in a safe manner between March 18, 2013, and May 18, 2014.

He also appeared as representative for Stormforce Coaching which will also go on trial for a charge of failing to ensure the vessel was operated in a safe manner contrary to section 100 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

The yacht lost its keel as the crew were returning the 40ft yacht from Antigua to the UK in May 2014 when it got into trouble more than 700 miles from Nova Scotia.

On board were skipper Andrew Bridge, 22, from Farnham in Surrey, as well as crew members Steve Warren, 52, and Paul Goslin, 56, both from Somerset and James Male, 23, from Southampton.

Man missing after motorbike crash found

Police have confirmed Howard Acum, 48, has been found after he was reported missing yesterday.

Mr Acum could not be found following a motorcycle accident on The Ridings in Stonesfield and was believed to be injured.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for A327 and J5 for A287.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J4a, A327 (Farnborough) and J5, A287 (Hook), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

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M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for M271 and J4 for M3.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound between J3, M271 (Romsey) and J4 M3, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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Vote while you wait...

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A polling station has been set up in a launderette and nail bar in Headington in Oxford.

Pictures: Theresa May votes in Sonning

Accompanied by her husband Philip

Theresa May
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Theresa May
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Theresa May
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