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Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk hands in a transfer request and says he wants to play European football.

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The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday when we will be bringing you the latest regional news, travel, sport and weather until 18:00.

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Man sexually assaulted on Thames path

A man has been sexually assaulted on the Thames path in Reading.

The 26-year-old was attacked in the early hours by a group of men after they tried to force him to withdraw cash from an ATM.

A scene watch has been in place for most of the day but it has since been lifted.

Scene watch

E-fit released after Chandler's Ford burglary

Video: Stolen ring bride 'amazed' by response

News of the theft of the engagement ring on their wedding day went around the world.

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County Championship: Hampshire v Lancashire latest

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Lancashire lead Hampshire by 146 runs with 7 wickets remaining in day two of the County Championship.

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Work begins on Southampton University's new £28m sports building

Isle of Wight jewellers closes after 70 years

Oxford swift tower competition winner announced

The design

A competition to find a design for a new swift tower has chosen Jonathan Wheeler from Lower Radley, Oxfordshire, as the winner.

His winning design will be built by the University of Oxford in the University Parks, subject to approval and consultation.

A swift tower is a free-standing structure with lots of boxes for swifts to build their nests in.

The competition is part of Oxford Swift City, a two-year project to improve the outlook for swifts in Oxford, paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

I tried to convey the sweeping, curving shape of swifts in my design and hope it will be a pleasing sculptural form in the park as well as a safe haven for swifts in the city.

Jonathan Wheeler

Man injured in metal bar attack

A man has been seriously injured after being attacked with a metal bar in a Dorset seaside town.

Hill Road, Lyme Regis

The victim, aged in his 20s, sustained serious facial injuries in the assault in Hill Road, Lyme Regis, at about 01:00 BST on Sunday, police said.

A 34-year-old man, from Lyme Regis, has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and assault. He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court today.

A 33-year-old, also from Lyme Regis, has been charged with assault and possession of the class B drug cannabis. He is due to appear at the same court on 4 September.

A third arrested man was released without charge.

Weather outlook: Unsettled, cool and wet

Bee Tucker

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Dorset travel latest: Crashes close Bournemouth's A338

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'Stray' lizard on the loose in Hampshire

A stray lizard is on the loose in Hampshire, the RSPCA has said.


The reptile has not been formally identified yet but is thought to be a type of monitor lizard.

It is not a dangerous species but the RSPCA is urging people to "keep their distance" and contact the animal charity if they spot the exotic creature.

The lizard was seen climbing the wall of a house in Silvester Close, Norn Hill, Basingstoke, on Saturday.

RSPCA exotics officer Phil Hamilton said: “According to neighbours, the lizard has been seen over the last couple of weeks on the roofs of houses, so we are very keen to locate and confine him, to take him to a place of safety."

Severe accident: A338 Dorset westbound

BBC News Travel

A338 Dorset westbound severe accident, between A3060 Castle Lane West and A35 St Pauls Road.

A338 Dorset - A338 in Bournemouth closed and queuing traffic westbound between Cooper Dean Roundabout and St Pauls Roundabout, because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

BreakingHorton hospital downgrade referred to Secretary of State

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Campaigners have been fighting to reverse the downgrade of the maternity unit at Banbury's Horton General Hospital. The decision has now been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Basingstoke A33 £10.6m roadworks begin

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Home port arrival date set

BBC News England

The Royal Navy's new £3bn aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in its home port within weeks, the Defence Secretary has confirmed.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to sail into Portsmouth following extensive preparations at the naval base.

The exact date is weather-dependent but is expected to be no later than 22 August.

The 65,000-tonne ship has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Rosyth dockyard in June.

Its crew currently includes personnel based in the South West, including Cornwall's RNAS Culdrose.

HMS Queen Elizabeth
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A newly married couple talk about the theft of an engagement ring on their wedding day.
The theft has received worldwide coverage after Lusea Warner Gale described being "heartbroken" on her wedding day.

Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M25 Buckinghamshire - Delays and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an accident involving three cars earlier on and earlier fuel spillage. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 40 minutes. Congestion to J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4).

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

Death warning over feeding New Forest ponies apples

Hampshire woman leaves pebbles with positive messages for people to find
Jaquie Williams paints positive messages on pebbles and leaves them in public places.

Waterloo station disruption: 'Very busy' South West Trains during engineering works

Waterloo station disruption: South West Trains information system screens 'to restart'

Bournemouth men wanted on suspicion of drug offences

Business pioneer Dame Helen Alexander dies

Tributes have been paid to Dame Helen Alexander, the first female president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who has died aged 60.

Helen Alexander
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Dame Helen, who had been chancellor at the University of Southampton since 2011, led the business lobby group in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis between 2009 and 2011.

The CBI's current president Paul Drechsler said she was "a brilliant leader" who was "widely respected".

The Economist Group, of which she was chief executive from 1997-2008, said business had "no better ambassador".

Teenager rescued from coach toilet

Oxfordshire and Fire and Rescue Service
Firefighters were called to the coach on the A34 on Satuday

We all know the moment of horror when you twist the lock on a toilet door and it doesn't budge.

Normally a bit of panicked pushing and shoving does the trick - but even staff and the driver could not help a teenager who got stuck in a coach toilet while travelling on the A34.

Firefighters had to be called to cut out the lock in order to free the teenager.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service described the job on Saturday as an "unusual call".

Coach on the A34
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire crews from Bicester were called to the coach

Connor Sparrowhawk doctor faces misconduct hearing

A doctor is facing a misconduct hearing in relation to her assessments of Connor Sparrowhawk, an 18-year old who died whilst in NHS care in Oxford.

Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, who died at a Southern Health facility, had epilepsy and experienced seizures

Dr Valerie Murphy was employed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust when Connor Sharrowhawk died in July 2013.

It is alleged she failed to meet his clinical needs in a "number of respects" and failed to formulate a diagnosis or make a risk assessment.

The hearing in Manchester, which starts today, is scheduled to run until 18 August.

Reading manager Jaap Stam

Reading manager Jaap Stam is looking to add to his squad as The Royals already have 10 players unavailable.

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David Cameron photobombs festival selfie

It's not what most people expect to see when they're swiping through their selfies.

At the Wilderness Festival near his Oxfordshire home this weekend, David Cameron photobombed a Labour activist's selfie, along with his wife Samantha.

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Bride's engagement ring stolen on wedding day

A newly-wed is appealing for the return of her engagement ring which was stolen from a church car park in Dorset on her wedding day.

Stolen ring
Lusea Warner Gale

Lusea Warner married James Gale at Symondsbury on Wednesday but discovered her ring had been taken when her maid of honour's car was broken into.

It had been specially designed by Mrs Warner Gale to match her wedding ring.

She has appealed on social media for its return, describing herself as a "heartbroken bride".

BreakingReading injury crisis - after one game

BBC Sport

Reading boss Jaap Stam needs "extra bodies" to address an injury crisis - just a game into the new season.

Tiago Ilori fouls Pawel Wszolek and is sent off for Reading v QPR
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Stam only named six out of a possible seven substitutes for Saturday's opening-day defeat at QPR.

The Royals had Tiago Ilori sent off in the 2-0 Championship defeat and now have 10 players injured or suspended.

"We need to get as many players back fit into the squad as soon as we can, but we're also still talking about getting others in," he said.

Hampshire travel latest: Lyndhurst congestion delays

Regional sport headlines

BBC Sport

  • New manager Pep Clotet made a flying start to his Oxford career as the U's grabbed a 2-0 victory over Oldham at Boundary Park with goals from Wes Thomas and Josh Ruffels
  • In the weekend's final pre-season friendlies, Bournemouth drew 2-2 with Italian side Napoli while Southampton beat Sevilla 2-0
  • Hampshire will look to take further control of their Championship match against Lancashire, when day two gets under way at the Ageas Bowl this morning
  • Meanwhile, there was heart break for Oxfordshire cricket team Aston Rowant who failed in their quest to reach Lord's in the National Village Championship, losing to Hertfordshire team Reed by 75 runs

Hampshire v Lancashire: Haseeb Hameed falls cheaply as Hampshire dominate

BBC Sport

England hopeful Haseeb Hameed made just six for Lancashire as Hampshire took control at the Ageas Bowl yesterday.

Lancashire v Hampshire
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The 20-year-old came into the first red-ball game in a month under pressure after failing to score a half-century in his last 12 Championship innings.

However, Hameed's troubles with the bat continued as he was caught at second slip off Fidel Edwards as Lancashire were bowled out for 149.

James Vince's 40 helped Hampshire close on 147-5, trailing by just two runs.

Day two starts this morning.

Travel latest: South West Trains signalling problems 'resolved'

BBC News Travel

Man admits sex offences against teenager