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  1. BBC investigation reveals extent of 'cuckooing' in the South
  2. Sewage pipe bursts on the A35 in New Forest
  3. Dorset residents raise money to buy home for Syrian refugees
  4. Ex-teacher jailed for child sex abuse
  5. Day three of Royal Ascot
  6. Missing Oxford girl found
  7. Updates from Thursday 22 June

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Joe Nimmo

BBC South

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The service will resume on Thursday at 08:00.

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Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, at J11 for A27 Fareham.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M27 eastbound at J11, A27 (Fareham), because of an accident.

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

Driver assaulted by cyclist in Oxford

Man who may have vital information about Oxford assault

A driver needed hospital treatment after an argument with a cyclist in Oxford turned violent.

It happened in Walton Street at about 18:15 on Friday 9 June after the cyclist accused the driver of passing too close to him.

An argument broke out which the 36-year-old driver filmed, and his hand was grabbed and twisted. It caused ligament damage to his arm which he had treated in hospital.

Thames Valley has since released a picture of a man who is believed to have vital information about the incident.

Christmas Eve guest held for killing host

police in front of crime scene tape

Joseph Storr was staying with 48-year-old Warren Duke when he stabbed his host in the neck.

police in front of crime scene tape

Christmas Eve guest held for killing host

Joseph Storr was staying with 48-year-old Warren Duke when he stabbed his host in the neck.

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Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way affecting J15 for M4.

M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a broken down car. Matrix sign set to 40 mph. Congestion to J15 M4.

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

'Absolute legend' former Lord Mayor of Oxford Bill Buckingham dies

Former Lord Mayor of Oxford Bill Buckingham has passed away, Oxford City Council has announced.

Mr Buckingham was a councillor for more than 40 years, and represented Rose Hill from 1991 until he retired in 2006.

He cut the ribbon at the opening of Rose Hill Community Centre last year (pictured below, left), and its ballroom is named after him.

Leader of the council Bob Price described him as a “voice of reason and experience on housing and community matters in particular”.

“He was the kindest and most generous person you could ever hope to meet”, he added.

Bill Buckingham opening community centre

Deputy leader Ed Turner called him an “absolute legend”.

He said: “He fought to defend our freedom in the Second World War, and it always meant a lot to see Bill on Remembrance Sunday.

“He was instrumental in getting Rose Hill its first two community centres, and of course opened the third one just over a year ago.”

Beachgoers help injured woman

Wyke Coastguard has thanked passer-by who helped a woman who had fallen from her wheelchair on Weymouth seafront yesterday.

After being given first aid by beachgoers and lifeguards, she was airlifted from the beach after suffering "a lot of discomfort" when her front wheel fell off the kerb.

Helicopter landing
Wyke Coastguard CRT

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of public who gave up their time this afternoon to help a stranger. From an off-duty nurse to the holidaying couple who remained with the lady throughout, offering her shelter from the sun to managing bystanders.

Wyke Coastguard

Ex-teacher jailed for child abuse

Michael Gibbons
Hampshire Constabulary

A former teacher who sexually abused young children at a summer holiday playscheme and other locations has been jailed for 11 years.

Michael Gibbons, 27, of Dickens Way, Yateley, admitted 16 counts of abuse against seven boys and girls, aged as young as four.

He pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court in April to nine sexual assaults, including two at Farnborough Leisure Centre while he was employed as a play worker.Gibbons, who also worked with children with special needs and adults with learning disabilities, further admitted one count of oral rape, four counts of inciting children to engage in sexual activity and two attempted sexual assaults.

Youth America's Cup: Great Britain beat defending champions New Zealand

BBC Sport

Great Britain's Land Rover BAR Academy have won the Youth America's Cup.

The Portsmouth-based British team came second in the final race of the event to finish on 50 points, two points ahead of defending champions NZL Sailing Team.

Switzerland's Team Tilt finished third in the competition, in which teams are comprised of 18 to 24 year olds.

"These young talents are the superstars of the future," said event director Roman Hagara. "They're going to take the sport to the next level."

Youth America's Cup
Landrover BAR

County Championship: Lancashire v Hampshire

BBC Sport

England seamer James Anderson, who took 3-5 on the third evening, finished with figures of 4-20 as the Red Rose skittled Hampshire for 168 on day four.

The visitors had resumed on 50-5, still trailing by 148, and were unable to make Lancashire bat again.

Dane Vilas' 244 had put the home team in control earlier in the match.

Alex Davies and Ryan McLaren also chipped in with centuries to give Lancashire a big first-innings lead, but it was their impressive bowling display in Hampshire's second innings that ensured victory.

Lancashire v Hampshire

Teens in hospital after taking diazepam

Police in Portsmouth have issued a warning after a number of teenagers were taken to hospital having taken tablets, believed to be diazepam.

The group of boys and girls aged 13-15 shared the tranquilliser at Kingston recreation ground on Wednesday evening and admitted to Queen Alexandra hospital in the early hours of this morning.

Some of those involved are still receiving treatment, others have been discharged and are recovering at home.


My team is in touch with local schools to reinforce this advice to young people. We are also working with the investigation team to identify other young people who know about the tablets or have taken any themselves. Please contact us if you have any information. Anyone who has taken tablets should seek medical advice.”

Sgt Iain ClancyHampshire Constabulary

Invested in the South: Miss Isle


How one man’s determination and ingenious invention is fulfilling his daughter’s sporting dreams.

Gary Lambert designed a boat controlled by breath to allow his daughter Natasha, who has cerebral palsy, to enjoy the freedom of sailing.

Watch more on Invented in the South on BBC One on Friday at 19:30.

Determination and ingenious invention fulfilling a 19-year-old's sporting dreams.

Water supplies cut following New Forest pipe burst

An update on the burst water pipe which has disrupted traffic on the A35 at Ashurst in the New Forest.

Southern Water has said it has temporarily suspended water supplies to around 60 properties as engineeers work to fix the leak.

Ashurst water leak

Our crew have worked hard to minimise the loss of water supply to nearby properties and using specialist pressure valves they have managed to decrease the number who would be affected from several hundred to 60. Traffic management will remain in place at present for the safety of road users and our crew, and we would like to thank local residents and drivers for their patience and understanding while we carry out this emergency repair.

Southern Water statement

School hires 'director of isolations'

An academy school is hiring a director of isolations and detentions to administer "tough love" in a "purpose-built behaviour correction unit".

Magna Academy in Poole is seeking a "strong disciplinarian" for the role, which pays between £24,964 and £29,323.

A spokesman said the unit allowed the school to continue teaching disruptive students separately so no learning time was "stolen" from other pupils.

It said addressing negative behaviour helped students "become good citizens".

Job description

Police warn of burglars targeting Oxfordshire homes

Jon Egging Bournemouth Red Arrows memorial to move following landslip

A memorial to a Red Arrows pilot who died following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival is to be moved following a cliff landslip last year.

The sculpture in memory of Fl Lt Jon Egging has been cordoned off since the slip at East Cliff in April 2016. It is to be moved to the top of the East Cliff Zig-Zag path nearby.

Bournemouth landslip
Tracy Jones
The memorial to Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging was dangerously close to the cliff edge following the landslide

The relocation of the sculpture to the ZigZag entrance will allow visitors to Bournemouth to continue to remember Jon and honour the teamwork and dedication of the Red Arrows.”

Dr Emma EggingWidow of Red Arrows pilot Fl Lt Jon Egging

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 westbound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of an accident.

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

Bishop of Oxford to meet under-fire former archbishop

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Stephen Croft, has been asked to meet Lord Carey over allegations the church "colluded" with convicted sex abuser Peter Ball when he was archbishop.

In a statement he said: "With reference to the criticism of former Archbishop George Carey in the report, the Archbishop of Canterbury has written to Lord Carey and asked him to carefully consider his position as honorary assistant bishop.

"As I hold responsibility for granting him a licence to enable him to carry out his duties, Archbishop Justin has asked Lord Carey to talk to me and we have agreed to meet in the coming days for that conversation. In the meantime he has voluntarily agreed to step back from public ministry.”

Motorcyclist dies on the Isle of Wight

A 30-year-old man has died in a crash on the Isle of Wight.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene after hitting a Volkswagen Beetle on Corf Road, Shalfleet.

It happened at around 5.50pm yesterday.

Police are still trying to work out exactly what happened.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision...Any information you have could really assist our investigation.

Sergeant Mark ThornleyHampshire Constabulary

Former Archbishop asked to step down over 'collusion' with sex abuse bishop

Senior figures in the Church of England "colluded" with a former bishop who abused young men, an independent review has found.

Peter Ball

Peter Ball, who is now 85, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 after admitting sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men.

The former bishop of Lewes and bishop of Gloucester carried out the abuse between the 1970s and 1990s

Dame Moira Gibb's review criticises ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey.

He has been asked to step down from his position as an honorary assistant bishop in the Docese of Oxford by the current archbishop, Justin Welby.

Oxford University helps map hill forts

Hill fort near Alyth, Perth and Kinross.
Hill fort near Alyth, Perth and Kinross.

The locations and details of all ancient hill forts in the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time.

Scientists found 4,147 sites - ranging from well-preserved forts to those where only crop marks are left.

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford and University College Cork spent five years on the project.

We hope it will encourage people to visit some incredible hill forts that they may never have known were right under their feet.

Gary LockUniversity of Oxford

Missing girl found

A missing 14-year-old girl from Oxford has been found.

Police said Chloe Maughan is "safe and well" and have thanked the public for their help.

Solstice Sunset

There was a beautiful sunset to round off the hottest summer solstice on record yesterday.

Thank you to Anthony Morris who sent us this brilliant picture of Pinkhill on the River Thames at Farmoor, Oxfordshire.

Pinkhill on the River Thames at Farmoor
Anthony Morris

Buildings in the South win national awards

Magdalen College Library
Dennis Gilbert
Magdalen College Library was designed by Wright & Wright Architects

Four buildings in the South of England have won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The 2017 RIBA National Awards have gone to three buildings in Oxfordshire, and one in Hampshire:

  • Art & Design Building at Bedales School in Petersfield, Hampshire.
  • Warwick Hall Community Centre in Burford, Oxfordshire.
  • The Berrow Foundation Building and New Garden Building, Lincoln College, Oxford.
  • Magdalen College Library in Oxford.

The buildings are amongst 49 across the UK to receive the awards, and will now have a chance to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Magdalen College Library
Dennis Gilbert
Inside Magdalen College Library which has won a 2017 RIBA National Award

Motorists warned of delays after A35 burst water pipe

A road closure in the New Forest caused by a burst water pipe on the A35 at Ashurst earlier has been lifted by police - however two-way temporary traffic lights are in place while the work is carried out to repair the water pipe.

The burst at Hunters Hill between the the junction of Lyndhurst Rd and New Road happened in the early hours.

The nearby New Forest Inn has been forced to close today because water from the burst has flooded into the pub.

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BreakingUnion action main cause of Southern disruption - Government report

Tanya Gupta

BBC News Online, South East

A report into the troubled Southern rail franchise that the government said it could not publish before the election has been made public.

It was commissioned last September and written by Chris Gibb, a non-executive director at Network Rail.

Last week, the RMT union demanded it should be released immediately

Publishing the paper, the Department for Transport said it found the main cause of Southern disruption was union action and high levels of sick leave.

Police arrest hacking suspects

Computer screen showing computer code
Police seized a number of devices in raids in Bracknell and Lincolnshire this morning

Police investigating unauthorised intrusion into Microsoft's networks have arrested a man from Bracknell.

The 25-year-old was arrested this morning under computer misuse act offences.

A 22-year-old from Lincolnshire has also been arrested on suspicion of gaining unauthorised access to a computer.

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is working with the FBI and Europol on the investigation.

It is too early to speculate on what information the group have accessed, however, after speaking with Microsoft we can confirm they did not gain access to customer information.

Det Sgt Rob BryantSEROCU's Cyber Crime Unit

Cows in the Carriageway!

New ferry to sail from Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries has ordered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship.

The cross-channel Honfleur will sail from Portsmouth.

It follows tougher rules governing pollution from older ships, which burn heavy oil.

The new ship will arrive in two years' time and will serve Brittany's busiest route, from Portsmouth to Caen.

Britanny Ferries

BBC shows rise in 'cuckooing'

Peter Cooke

BBC South Today

A BBC South investigation has revealed drug dealers in the region are increasingly using the practise of "cuckooing".

It's when criminals from outside the area target the homes of vulnerable people and use their properties to sell drugs.

Nearly 200 gangmembers from London, Liverpool and elsewhere have been convicted of the crime in the South since 2015.

Cuckooing: The drug dealer trend taking over the south

The gangs can't seem to operate in their own areas because...they're having gang they come down here because they think they can get away with it.

Det Supt Paul BartonHead of Serious and Organised Crime at Hampshire Police

New Forest pub forced to close after water pipe bursts

A New Forest pub has been forced to close after water from a burst pipe flooded into the building.

The pipe burst earlier causing the road to crack and lift on the A35 Lyndhurst Road.

Water has flooded into The New Forest Inn and led to the closure of the road at Hunters Hill.

Southern Water said its engineers were expected to turn water supplies off to assess the collapse.

The New Forest Inn

Money raised to buy home for Syrian refugees

£150,000 has been pledged towards a house for Syrian refugees by a group of people from Wimborne in Dorset.

It's more than half the amount needed to purchase a home for a family that left Syria for safety.

The charity, International Care Network, says six families have settled in Dorset following the government's pledge to take 20,000 refugees by 2020.

A man walks past damaged buildings along a street at the Khalidiya district of Homs, Syria (19 November 2012)
More than 300,000 people are thought to have died since the Syrian civil war broke out.

The government scheme has kicked in, and both Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole are receiving families... we're planning to have, maybe, by the end of 2017, 12 families settled here.

Irwin BuchananChief executive of The International Care Network

New Forest water pipe collapse closes Ashurst A35

A burst water pipe has led to the closure of a section of one of the major routes through the New Forest.

The A35 Lyndhurst Road has been closed at Ashurst between New Road and Whartons Lane after the pipe burst causing the road to crack and lift.

Water pip burst

Southern Water said its engineers were expected to turn water supplies off to assess the collapse.

The firm said the hot weather can mean the soil dries out causing pipes to shift and break.

Tests carried out on water samples from the burst have revealed it is not believed to be sewage-related as ammonia was not present.

Watch out for some thundery showers at first...

...but it will be drier, brighter and fresher later.

Headlines from around the South

  • The A35, which links the New Forest and Southampton, has been closed following a burst pipe
  • A BBC South investigation has revealed criminals are using the homes of vulnerable people to sell drugs in a practice known as "cuckooing"
  • Four buildings in the South win national architecture awards.
  • Dorset residents have raised more than £150,000 to buy a house for Syrian refugees