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Summary

  1. Extra security as Royal Ascot gets under way
  2. Ambulance service warns of high demand due to hot weather
  3. Residents in Poole complain about bridge pollution
  4. Oxford United fans await confirmation of Appleton's departure
  5. Fire-destroyed house owner dies
  6. Trains affected by heatwave
  7. Updates from Tuesday 20 June

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All times stated are UK

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Sprinklers installed in Southampton tower blocks

Southampton City Council has announced plans to install sprinkler systems in all of its high-rise tower blocks.

Albion Towers will be the first building to have the work done, starting next week.

Albion Towers
Google

Council leader Simon Letts said: "Ensuring that our tenants are safe and secure is an important priority as a landlord.

"I have written to Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, and Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen requesting their support for funding sprinkler systems in all high-rise council blocks.”

Bicester level crossing malfunctioning for second day

Oxford Mail

Police have been called after a level crossing over a railway malfunctioned for a second day in a row.

Sian Williams gets honorary degree at Oxford Brookes

Oxford flood channel consultation launched

The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the design of the £120m Oxford flood alleviation scheme.

Flooding
Air Experiences

It will be open from 22 June to 20 July and the public can suggest design features ranging from the seven bridges along the route, options for benches, and cycle racks on footpaths.

The scheme will lower parts of Oxford’s floodplain to increase capacity for floodwater as well as widening and deepening some of the rivers and streams.

Environment Agency chairwoman Emma Howard Boyd said: “The Oxford flood scheme will be a major feat of engineering and is one of the biggest projects we are working on across the country."

McMenemy 'staggered' by Saints manager turnover

BBC Sport

Former Saints manager Lawrie McMenemy has been giving his thoughts on Southampton sacking Claude Puel as manager.

The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games.

McMenemy, who led Saints to winning the FA Cup in 1976, said it was "staggering" the club has had 16 managers in 19 seasons.

Lawrie McMenemy
BBC

Most of us would have said 'could do better', but give him another opportunity to get it right. That's the 16th manager in 19 Premier League seasons - Ted Bates and I had 30 years between us.

Lawrie McMenemy

Saints U-21 stars shine for England

BBC Sport

Nathan Redmond
Rex Features

Two of Southampton's England Under-21 stars have won plaudits for their performance in the European Under-21 Championships.

James Ward-Prowse started a move which ended in Nathan Redmond scoring with a powerful finish giving England a 2-1 win over Slovakia.

The Three Lions are top of Group A on four points and will guarantee a place in the last four by beating hosts Poland in Thursday's final group game.

Overturned lorry near Brize Norton

Here's a picture of the overturned lorry that's causing severe delays on the A40 eastbound near Brize Norton.

A40 overturned vehicle
Michael Brooker

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic 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

Top temperature so far today in Dorset

Aldershot free-runner killed taking selfie on Paris Metro

A popular free runner died when he suffered "catastrophic" head injuries after he stuck his head out between the carriages of a Paris Metro train to take a selfie with his phone, an inquest has heard.

Nye "Frankie" Newman, 17, from Aldershot, Hampshire, had travelled with his girlfriend, Nicole Tunnell, and a group of friends to the French capital to practise free running and for sight-seeing during the Christmas break.

The group were travelling to the Eiffel Tower to see the New Year's Eve fireworks when a French boy called Nino, 15, who they were staying with, undid the lock between the carriages with a skeleton key, the Basingstoke inquest heard.

Coroner Andrew Bradley said Nye climbed up and was struck by an object when he popped his head up for a moment. He recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Nye Newman
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Parkour teen died taking train selfie

Nye Newman
PA
Nye Newman died in an accident in Paris on New Year's Day

Nye Newman was climbing outside two moving train carriages when he hit his head in the Paris Metro.

Nye Newman

Parkour teen died taking train selfie

Nye Newman was climbing outside two moving train carriages when he hit his head in the Paris Metro.

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Foal 'rarer than giant panda' born in Dorset

A rare foal has been born at the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park near Verwood.

Lilly Rose is a Suffolk Punch, a horse listed as critical by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Rare foal
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

A spokeswoman said: "Lilly Rose will hopefully start a new generation of Suffolk Punches.

"The Suffolk Punch is rarer than the giant panda... we hope to keep the new blood line going by producing foals in the future to try and preserve the dying breed.

"Sadly, there is currently one registered stallion breeding in the UK."

Banbury MP 'very worried' about future of Horton Hospital

Horton Hospital
OUH

An Oxfordshire MP says she's been left worried about changes to the county's health service after the first of two board meetings took place today.

Oxfordshire Clinical Commisioning Group (OCCG) has been considering the results of the consultation, which includes plans to downgrade maternity services at the Horton Hospital.

Victoria Prentis, MP for Banbury, said: "I am fundamentally still very worried. I'm really concerned that we cannot take these important decisions in isolation."

The second board meeting will take place on 10 August, when the final decision will be made.

Man who failed to turn up at court in 2012 still wanted by polce

Thames Valley Police is trying to trace a man who failed to turn up in court almost five years ago, after news of a recent sighting of him in London.

Abdillahi Hersi
TVP

Abdillahi Hersi, 29, formerly of Winchmore Hill, North London, has been wanted since he did not turn up at Oxford Crown Court on 7 September 2012.

He was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin following an incident in Speedwell Street in the city in June that year.

He was seen in Paddington on 26 May and is known to frequent Oxford city centre, Hendon and London, a spokesman said.

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J11 for A361.

M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A40 Oxfordshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A40 Oxfordshire eastbound severe disruption, between A4095 Overbridge and A415 Ducklington Lane Witney Town Centre.

A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Witney blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the A4095 Overbridge junction and Witney Town Centre, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Hot weather attracts blue and ribbed jellyfish to Chesil

The hot weather has attracted some luminous species of jellyfish to Dorset's Chesil Beach, including blue and ribbed, according to naturalist and wildlife photographer Steve Trewhella.

He also said there was a "large amount" of plankton in the water.

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Mother and son assaulted by teenagers in Bournemouth

Dorset Police is trying to track down three teenage boys on bikes who assaulted a man and his mother in Bournemouth.

The 42-year-old man was walking with his 69-year-old mother over the bridge towards Kings Park Academy on Ashley Road.

The teenagers were obstructing pedestrians and started being abusive towards the man and woman. When she spoke up they grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. Her son stepped in but was assaulted by the boys. His head injury was treated by staff at the academy and he later received stitches in hospital.

Police say the teenagers were aged about 15 and headed in the direction of Kings Park.

Ashley Road bridge
Google

PC Joshua Benoke said: "The scene of this assault would have been busy at that time of day and I would urge anyone who saw anything to contact police."

Top hat, the indisputable leader of the gang

Adam Whitty

BBC South

We're going crazy for all things top hat on the first day of Royal Ascot.

It turns out, that much like you need your waist measurement for a lovely pair of trousers, your top hat should be fitted to slide on like the proverbial glove.

We went along to a top hat milliner just down the road from Ascot Racecourse, to give us the lowdown on how to properly put some felt (or silk) on your head.

Appeal to find ill man who walked out of hospital

Arkadijs Petrovs
Hampshire Constabulary

A man with a serious medical condition left Southampton General Hospital yesterday and hasn't been seen since, leading to a police appeal to the public to find him.

Arkadijs Petrovs, 37, walked out of the high dependency ward at 16:30. He had been admitted to hospital earlier this month and was undergoing treatment for his illness. He was wearing green hospital pyjamas and carrying a blue rucksack.

Sgt Joanne Nelson said: "It is very important that we find Mr Petrovs as soon as possible.

"He needs to return to hospital to continue with his treatment before there are serious consequences to his health."

Poole Harbour osprey breeding project begins

A project that aims to restore osprey to their former breeding grounds in the south of England will begin in July.

Osprey
Peter Moore

The five-year "translocation" scheme involves transferring six week-old chicks from sustainable populations in Scotland to Poole Harbour, Dorset.

It is being led by the Birds of Poole Harbour, Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and Wildlife Windows charities.

Ospreys historically bred across all of the UK but populations "drastically declined" in the Middle Ages.

Base jumpers criticised over West Bay cliff leap

Beachgoers at West Bay watch base jumpers leap off the cliff

A team of base jumpers that leapt from the top of cliffs on to a crowded beach on the Dorset coast has been criticised by the coastguard.

West Bay Coastguard said "falling debris and rocks" were reported when the three parachuted off the cliffs on Sunday.

An onlooker who was on the beach at the time described the jumpers as "idiotic".

The cliffs, which have featured a backdrop to the ITV drama Broadchurch, have been the subject of numerous warnings following landslides and rock falls in recent years.

Rail workers in 'near miss' with train

Two rail engineers carrying out overnight work "narrowly" avoided being hit by a train travelling at 67mph, an investigation report has said.

The workers mistakenly believed the stretch of track at Ascot station in Berkshire was blocked when the train approached, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said.

Ascot station
Network Rail

The driver braked when he saw the workers on the line, missing them by "two to three seconds".

It happened at 01:30 BST on 7 April.

In a report published today, the RAIB said the "near miss" occurred due to a "breakdown in communications" between the station's controller of site safety and protection controller.

Parnham House owner was 'devoted family man'

The family of Michael Treichl, the man who owned Parnham house - which was destroyed by fire earlier this year - has released a statement following his death.

It says: "Michael Treichl sadly passed away on Friday, having suffered from severe depression.

"Michael enjoyed a long and distinguished career in finance.

"Michael was a devoted family man and husband to his wife Emma, their two children, and his two step-children.

"They are all devastated by his death, and hope the media will respect their grief and privacy at this terrible time."

Man with life-threatening injuries after car hits tree

A man has life-threatening injuries following a collision near Petersfield this morning.

He was driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa which mounted the embankment of the central verge on the B2070 between Sheet and Rake at 3:15. It then collided with a tree.

The 22-year-old was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The road was closed so investigators could look into the cause of the collision.

Sgt Rebecca Hodge said: "We know that this happened in the early hours of the morning when there were not many other vehicles around but if you were out driving in this area at this time and saw a silver Corsa we would really like to speak to you.

"Any information you have could help us establish what happened to cause this collision, which has left a young man in a life-threatening condition."

Autonomous cars included in Didcot garden town plan

Marcus Liddell

BBC News

A dedicated road for driverless cars forms part of a £620m masterplan to transform Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Although the "garden line" would initially be a walking and cycling route, it could be used for autonomous vehicles from 2026.

It is one of a number of infrastructure proposals revealed by the plan, which also includes a new railway station.

The measures are to accommodate more than 15,000 new homes due to be built as part of the Didcot garden town plan.

Didcot masterplan design
SODC

Heatwave causes changes to Great Western Railway services

Great Western Railway says there are alterations to its services this afternoon "due to a heat speed restriction imposed by Network Rail on the on the Up Main Line at Stockley".

They are:

1501 Oxford – Paddington not to call at Slough

1531 Oxford – Paddington not to call at Slough

1425 Gt Malvern – Paddington not to call at Slough

1521 Worcester SH – Paddington not to call at Slough

1556 Cardiff C – Paddington not to call at Slough

1514 Hereford – Paddington not to call at Slough

1732 Moreton in Marsh – Paddington not to call at Slough

1550 Worcester FS – Paddington not to call at Maidenhead

Parnham House fire: Owner found dead months after suspected arson attack

The owner of a 16th Century stately home that was severely damaged by fire following a suspected arson attack has died.

The stately home was left badly damaged by the fire in April

Michael Treichl, 69, who owned Parnham House in Beaminster, Dorset, died "having suffered severe depression", a spokesman, on behalf of his family, said.

The blaze at the family home happened in the early hours of 15 April. No one was inside the property at the time, police previously said.

A 68-year-old man, from Beaminster, was arrested on 19 April on suspicion of arson.

Other media reports, including in the Dorset Echo, said the arrested man was Mr Treichl, but police have refused to confirm this.

New fleet added to South Western trains

A fleet of 90 new trains (which equates to 750 new carriages) will soon be serving the region, South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have announced.

According to the plans the £895m fleet will first come into service from mid-2019 and be completely in place by December 2020.

They will operate on the Reading, Windsor and London suburban routes out of London Waterloo.

Transport Minister Paul Maynard said: "This multi-million pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South Western passengers and the British economy."

Opulence by the mouthful

Adam Whitty

BBC South

And people say Royal Ascot is extravagant...

They're having a laugh.

Ascot drinks
BBC
It's hardly surprising that pints of beer outnumber bottles of water, is it?
Ascot food
BBC

One I left out, by the way, was that during the week, punters consume 30,000 chocolate choux éclairs.

How rich...

Hospital trains for major incident

Emergency services and staff will be simulating a major incident at Southampton General Hospital today.

The exercise will involve upturned vehicles, sound effects, scenery, and volunteers acting as casualties.

Actors and actresses who are going to come along have some make up done, and realistic injuries made up, and so they will look like real casualties to the crews attending to them

Els FreshwaterSouthampton General Hospital
Southampton General Hospital
BBC

Police investigating reported death of Parnham House owner

Dorset Police said it is investigating "a death abroad in relation to Parnham House" which was destroyed by fire earlier this year.

It follows recent reports that its owner Michael Treichl has died.

"We are awaiting formal confirmation of the details which may take some time," a spokesman said.

"Once this has been received, officers will look into whether the investigation will be affected."

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Top tips for Ascot toppers

Adam Whitty

BBC South

Maybe you're a gentleman on your way to Ascot today, or at some point this week, and you're worried about your top hat etiquette.

Or, you're just a fan of all things millinery.

Either way, it might be best to learn the top tips on top hat wearing from a professional hat-maker.

Doug Simpson, from Ascot Top Hats, has been giving us the polite way to manage your headwear over the week, including, how to present it in front of Her Majesty.

Carl Scott

David Gray appeared in court charged with Carl Scott's murder after his body was found in March.

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Carl Scott death: Man charged with murder remanded in custody

A man charged with the murder of a 37-year-old who was found dead at a house in Winchester has been remanded in custody.

Carl Scott (pictured) was found by a member of the public at an address in Birch Court, off Thurmond Road, Stanmore, on 22 March.

Mr Scott, who lived in Winchester, was confirmed dead at the scene.

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY
Carl Scott

David Gray, 35, of no fixed address, appeared at Winchester Crown Court earlier. He was remanded in custody for plea and case management in August.