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Summary

  1. Isle of Wight's floating bridge service still experiencing problems
  2. Samaritans team up with police in Dorset to help people in custody
  3. Man critically ill with head injuries after Bicester assault
  4. Hunt for armed robbers in Pangbourne
  5. Cheeki Rafiki crew father recounts heartbreak
  6. Updates from Monday 12 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

That's all for today!

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Nipple tattooist's picture removed from Facebook

Claire Louise Willis
BBC

A make-up artist from Dorset who offers free tattoos to breast cancer survivors has said Facebook removed one of her pictures from its site after it was deemed offensive.

Claire Louise Willis, who has salons in Weymouth, Poole and Blandford, tattoos nipples onto women who have had mastectomies and undergone breast reconstruction surgery.

She said Facebook banned one of the pictures of her work - which has been shared more than 90,000 times - because it contained nudity.

Facebook said the image was removed in error and added it had since been reinstated.

New route performs 'ahead of expectations'

Chiltern Railways train
BBC
The route was the first new rail link between a major British city and London in over 100 years when it opened

Chiltern Railways has said more people are traveling to London by train following the launch of its Oxford to Marylebone link.

Initially trains only ran from Oxford Parkway to London but in December services from the city centre to the capital began.

The company says the size of the rail market between Oxford and London has since increased by 18%.

The new line is performing ahead of expectations and we are delighted with how it has been received.

Dave PenneyChiltern Railways
The Sullivan family help train guide dogs and are currently looking after ten puppies.
Meet 10 puppies who are being trained to become guide dogs by a family from Banbury.

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275.

M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

Have you seen missing Christopher Murphy?

Christopher Murphy
Lancashire Constabulary

Police have said they are becoming "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of a 28-year-old man who has gone missing from a hospital in Lancashire and is thought to have travelled to Weymouth.

Christopher Murphy, originally from London, was last seen at Royal Preston Hospital at on Wednesday. It is thought he travelled to Bristol and Weymouth in April, so it is possible that he may have links there. PC John Bantios-Harkin, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: “This is extremely out of character for Chris and we are asking anybody who has seen him, or knows where he may be, to contact us as soon as possible.

"Similarly we would also urge Chris, if he sees this appeal, to get in touch to let us know he is safe.”

Exhibition marks 50 years since homosexuality decriminalisation

The Russell Cotes Museum and Gallery displays work created by gay artists

A major exhibition in Bournemouth is taking place to celebrate fifty years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised.

The Russell Cotes Museum in Bournemouth is displaying work created by gay artists chosen by members of the resort's LGBT community.

The exhibition called Refracted will be open until the end of September.

Armed raiders target village home

Four men armed with scissors, a baseball bat and screwdriver are being hunted by police after robbing a village house.

The group, who covered their faces with hoods, broke into the Bourne Road property in Pangbourne, Berkshire, at 23:15 on Friday.

They then forced the home's occupants to hand over a "quantity of cash", police said.

Thames Valley Police launched a witness appeal today.

The force, which described the incident as "frightening" for the occupants, said no injuries were sustained during the incident.

Rod rocks the Isle of Wight Festival

Thousands of music fans enjoy the Isle of Wight Festival.

Rod Stewart headlined this year's Isle of Wight Festival with thousands of music fans enjoying the first major festival of the summer.

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Island secondary education consultation launched

A consultation has been launched on future options for secondary education in Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight.

The Bay CE Primary School, Sandown
Google

Councillor Chris Whitehouse, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “[We] are asking for local views on two clear options: another academy chain or an all-through school.”

To find out more or to comment, click here.

The authority said a series of meetings with key stakeholders and members of the public would also be held.

Weather outlook: High pressure building

Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

'Tough talking' expected when May faces MPs

This evening Theresa May will be facing a committee of backbench Conservative MPs for the first time since the election.

They're expected to raise concerns about her leadership style, and press for more details on talks with the DUP.

Henley MP, John Howell, told BBC Radio Oxford that no-one will be "pulling their punches".

He expects "detailed questions" about how she'll now govern - although he says it's right she remains PM.

I think she's the best thing that we've got to maintain stability and to form a government.

John HowellConservative MP for Henley
John Howell
BBC
John Howell was re-elected as MP for Henley in Thursday's general election

Construction concerns and cold weather blamed for relief road delays

Unforseen difficulties, construction concerns and unexpected cold weather during the winter have been blamed for major delays to the new Shinfield Eastern Relief Road in Berkshire by the project's developers.

The road was supposed to be fully open by Christmas last year, but was first pushed back to New Year, and then Easter.

Developers Hochteif Construction Limited have yet to say when it will now be completed.

Delays were compounded last year when Wokingham Borough Council's highways officers revoked Hochteif's licence to carry out work on public roads over safety concerns.

Lord Buckethead makes US TV debut

Lord Buckethead at the count in Maidenhead
Getty Images

The "intergalactic space lord" who ran against Theresa May in last week's general election has been flown to the United States to feature on a talk show.

Lord Buckethead, who contested the prime minister's Maidenhead seat, was invited by John Oliver to take part in his Last Week Tonight programme.

Lord Buckethead has stood in general elections before and last week came away with 249 votes, a "new Buckethead record".

He pledged to reintroduce Ceefax and transform Birmingham into a star base.

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Three released after man found with serious head injuries in Weymouth

Three people who were arrested after a man sustained serious head injuries in Weymouth have been released without charge.

The man, aged in his 40s, was found lying next to a bicycle in Upway Street, off King Street, at about 18:30 BST on 15 March.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries to his head and had been unable to clearly recollect how he came to be injured, police said.

A 23-year-old man from Kent, a 22-year-old man and a 20 year-old woman, both from London, were arrested in connection with the incident but have since been released without charge.

Rob Wilson: Conservatives ran 'awful campaign'

Adam Whitty

BBC South

Rob Wilson must have had a strange feeling when he woke up this morning.

He lost his Reading East seat to Labour's Matt Rodda in the general election on Thursday, seeing his 6,500 Tory majority disappear.

One of the most significant reasons for his defeat, and the Conservatives losing their majority, he argued, was because of the "awful election campaign" led by Theresa May.

"When you do lose it [a job as an MP] it's pretty devastating", he told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"One minute, your diary is full... the next minute it's empty, it's gone."

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J9 for A27 Whiteley.

M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 eastbound at J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of vehicle bumper on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

England Under-20s boss Paul Simpson says it is 'too early' for golden generation tag

BBC Sport

Paul Simpson has praised his England team after they won the Under-20 World Cup.

Paul Simpson with England team lifting the World Cup
AFP

England beat Venezuela 1-0 in Sunday's final, to win the country's biggest international title since 1966.

Reading's Luke Southwood and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook were among the winning team members.

It was England's first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago.

"We don't need anymore songs talking about 50 years of hurt," said Simpson, referencing the song Three Lions.

Rejected Abingdon reservoir plans 'back on the table'

Previously rejected plans for a £1bn reservoir in Oxfordshire are back on the table, Thames Water has said.

Reservoir - generic
BBC

Campaigners have described proposals for the reservoir near Abingdon as "unnecessary", and they were rejected by the government six years ago.

Thames Water said it's one of a number of measures being considered in the firm's long-term planning in a bid to supply safe and affordable water.

A meeting is being held to discuss plans for the Abingdon area on Thursday night.

Things are hotting up....

Oxford station 'master plan' revealed

Hampshire travel latest: South West Trains 'busier than usual in Portsmouth and Southampton'

BBC News Travel

BMW workers reject new offer in pensions dispute

Workers at car giant BMW have voted to reject an offer aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over pensions.

BMW workers at the Cowley plant
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Unite union members based at plants in Cowley, Goodwood, near Chichester, Hams Hall in the West Midlands and Swindon, turned down the offer by 56.6%.

Workers have already staged four walkouts during the dispute, which is over the closure of a final-salary pension scheme.

BMW said the offer was "fair" and it was disappointed at the ballot result.

BreakingCheeki Rafiki yacht deaths: Father tells of 'harrowing moment' he discovered his son was lost

James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren, Paul Goslin
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The father of one of four crew members who died when the Cheeki Rafiki capsized in the mid-Atlantic has told a court of the "harrowing" moment when he found out his son had been lost at sea.

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

The four who died were skipper Andrew Bridge, 22, from Farnham in Surrey, James Male, 22, from Romsey in Hampshire, Steve Warren, 52, from Bridgwater in Somerset, and Paul Goslin, 56, from West Camel in Somerset.

Graham Male, the father of Mr Male, said he was kept informed by the US coast guard about the search, and after the yacht was found by the US warship USS Oscar Austin they were sent a photograph of the yacht's life raft still on board the up-turned yacht.

Douglas Innes, 42, director of Stormforce Coaching Limited, faces four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence at Winchester Crown Court, which he denies.

More to follow...

Greenham Common control tower revamp 'nearing completion'

Motorway closures causing problems for Hampshire motorists

Paraglider rescue on Dorset coast

Pictures from Wyke Coastguard show the efforts made to rescue a paraglider who became stranded on rocks on the Dorset coast after making a forced landing.

A paraglider is rescued after making a forced landing on the Dorset coast

Prince Andrew attends Falklands War anniversary service

The Duke of York joined other Falklands veterans at a service yesterday to mark the 35th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

Prince Andrew at Pangbourne College
BBC

Prince Andrew, who was a Royal Navy helicopter pilot in the war, paid his respects at the chapel of Pangbourne College in Berkshire.

The service was relayed on screens outside the chapel, to allow 870 veterans and relatives to take part.

Britain accepted the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.

In pictures: Wimborne Folk Festival

The annual Wimborne Minster Folk Festival took place this weekend.

Were you there? Why not send us you pictures by email, on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

Here are some from the borough council...

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Defeated Oxford West and Abingdon MP's advice to her successor...

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A4 affecting J6 for A355 Slough.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident involving one car. Congestion to J6, A355 (Slough).

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

Rope rescue after paraglider crashes on Dorset coast

A paraglider has been rescued after making a forced landing on a remote beach on the Dorset coast.

Rescue site
Wyke Coastguard

Coastguard teams were called after the man was trapped on White Nothe near Weymouth after being caught in rough sea conditions on Saturday.

Rescuers used most of their 300m (1,000ft) supply of rope and a powered winch to pull him up the cliffs to safety.

Wyke Coastguard said the rescue had been in an "inaccessible" area. The paraglider was unhurt.

BreakingMurder probe launched after man 'shot dead'

A man has been shot and killed near Slough, police have said.

London Road joins Colnbrook By-Pass
Scriniary

Officers were called to an address near Colnbrook By-Pass at about 03:25 BST to reports that a man had been shot.

Emergency services attended the scene, including armed officers, and discovered a man, in his 40s, who was declared dead at the scene.

Two people, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.