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Summary

  1. Legoland sex attacker 'still at large'
  2. 'Warnings missed' before Oxfordshire teen's death
  3. Boomtown Festival revellers queue into the night
  4. £500,000 scanner opens at Poole Hospital
  5. Updates from Friday 11 August

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The train where kids get a carriage to themselves

A rail operator is trialling family-friendly carriages designed to keep children occupied on journeys.

Chiltern Railways has been laying on board games, toys and craft materials on some services running from Birmingham to London via Warwickshire, Banbury and High Wycombe.

One passenger said travelling was easier without a child "running up and down the train".

The train where kids get a carriage to themselves

Man admits £440,000 Wessex Heartbeat charity theft

A former financial controller has admitted stealing more than £440,000 from a hospital charity.

Wessex Heartbeat
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Ronald Chigunwe worked for Wessex Heartbeat, which supports the cardiac centre at Southampton General Hospital.

The 40-year-old, of Breadels Field, Basingstoke, pleaded guilty to four offences of fraud and money laundering.

However, he denied four other charges of money laundering. The crown prosecution service will now decide whether he should face trial.

Heathrow poor for disabled travellers, regulator says

Heathrow Airport has been rated poor for disabled travellers in a report from the UK's aviation regulator.

Some passengers were not treated with "dignity and respect" with waits of one to two hours to get off planes cited, the Civil Aviation Authority said.

Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter airports also received the low rating, but 26 airports were given a good or very good rating.

Heathrow said it was addressing the issues raised in the report.

Bournemouth and Southampton were among those rated good.

Heathrow signs
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Nichola Randall from Yateley has recovered from a stroke after a ground-breaking operation
Nichola Randall was able to have a ground-breaking operation to remove the blood clot in her brain.

Severe congestion: A322 Berkshire westbound

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A322 Berkshire westbound severe congestion, between B3430 New Forest Ride and A329.

A322 Berkshire - Slow traffic on A322 Bagshot Road westbound in Bracknell between Coral Reef junction and Twin Bridges Roundabout. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 entry slip road closed northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of barrier repairs. Diversion in operation - via M40 Southbound to J8 and return.

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

Image shows head-on crash aftermath

A picture of the aftermath of yesterday's head-on crash involving a car and a van in Oxfordshire has been released by the fire service.

The driver of the car is in a "critical condition" having been flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Aftermath of A4095 crash
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
The crash happened on the A4095 near Radcot at about 13.45 yesterday

Festival organisers did 'everything they could'

Boomtown queue
Charlie Hadley

The founder of Boomtown Fair music festival says he and his staff did everything they could to help thousands of people who waited hours to get in to the event.

Lak Mitchell said weeks of rain had a "knock-on effect" on preparations for the event at Matterley Bowl, near Winchester, where people queued for up to 10 hours on Thursday.

He said the delays were compounded by additional security measures aimed at preventing drugs being brought on site.

Organisers said the queues had been cleared by 23:15 BST on Friday.

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Felicity Denham draws life-like nipples on women who have undergone reconstructive surgery for free.

Video: Meet the first amputee to win Mr England

Model and personal trainer Jack Eyres from Bournemouth is the first amputee to win Mr England

In pics: Red Arrows display in Lyme Regis

Large crowds watched a display by the Red Arrows last night over Lyme Regis.

The aerobatic display team flew as part of the town's regatta and carnival.

Here are some pictures from their breathtaking display.

Red Arrows at Lyme Regis
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Red Arrows at Lyme Regis
Air Show Junkie
Red Arrows at Lyme Regis
Air Show Junkie

Driver remains in 'critical condition' after crash

Air ambulances in a field
Thames Valley Police
The 45-year-old driver of the Toyota MR2 was flown to the John Radcliffe Hospital by air ambulance

A 45-year-old man is in a critical condition after a "head-on collision" involving a car and a van Oxfordshire yesterday.

It happened on a tight bend of the A4095 near Radcot Bridge near Bampton at about 13.45 yesterday.

The driver of the car, a Toyota MR2, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital and remains in a "critical condition".

The Ford Transit van was being driven man who suffered minor injuries.

Video: Soldiers from the region learn from the Americans

Army reserves from the south have been training with American troops

Severe disruption: A34 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between B430 and M40 J9.

A34 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic on A34 northbound between Weston-On-The-Green and Bicester, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to Kidlington Junction.

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

All systems go for Boomtown

Boomtown Fair organisers say 80% of the festival's attendees are now on site and the gates are operating as normal.

The update comes after thousands of revellers were left queuing to get in to the Matterley Bowl site yesterday afternoon - some for up to 10 hours - after the gates opened two hours later than planned.

Boomtown apologised for the delays, blaming bad weather and increased security measures.

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Police called to disturbance on Red Funnel ferry

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

How do you market lamb to a younger generation?

Hampshire farmers join campaign to better market the meat amid falling sales

Potato peeler surrendered to police

Knives
Thames Valley Police

A knife amnesty saw 47 blades, including a potato peeler and can opener, handed in to Thames Valley Police.

It was part of Operation Sceptre, a national campaign to reduce knife crime.

A bayonet with scabbard, believed to date from the First World War, was also surrendered.

Knife crime increased by 32% and possession offences rose by 27%, between 1 April to 31 March 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, according to Thames Valley Police figures.

Inquiry over discarded drug needles in Southampton

Drug users in Southampton are putting people at risk by discarding their used needles in parks and car parks, the city council has said.

Over 7,000 needles were found in the city from April 2016 to March 2017.

Last night councillors voted to launch an inquiry over the issue.

It's estimated more than 1,500 people in Southampton use opiates and/or crack cocaine and more than 600 inject drugs.

The authority said if anyone comes across drug litter anywhere, do not touch it and report it to them on Actionline 02380 833005 or through the council website.

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Van Dijk to miss opening game

Southampton

Big news from Southampton.Virgil van Dijk, who has handed in a transfer request, will not face Swansea on Saturday, according to manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

"My reaction is the same that I said three weeks ago," said Pellegrino. "We are expecting him to come back to train with us because we need the player.

"Hopefully he can change his point of view. The club was clear from the beginning with the player. We cannt control every single situation. Virgil is part of our club. He has a contract but we are now waiting."

Asked if Van Dijk will face Swansea, Pellegrino added: "No, no, because this week he was with some trouble with a virus. He couldn't train the last two days."

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Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for A30 and J9 for A34.

M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J8, A30 (Andover) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of an accident and people on the road.

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

Virgil van Dijk

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino hopes Virgil van Dijk will change his mind about wanting to leave the club.

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Angler catches 4lb mackerel off Portland

Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, after J15 for M4.

M25 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J15 M4, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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

'Warnings missed' before teen's death

Connor Sparrowhawk
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Connor Sparrowhawk's mother Sara Ryan told the hearing her own concerns were dismissed

Warning signs were missed weeks before an epileptic teenager drowned in a bath after suffering a seizure at an NHS care unit, a doctor has admitted.

Dr Valerie Murphy was the psychiatrist responsible for treating Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, who died at Slade House in Oxford in July 2013.

She told a medical tribunal she "could not explain" why action was not taken after an earlier suspected fit in a bath .

Dr Murphy has admitted a series of failings but denies misconduct.

Festival revellers queue into the night

Boomtown queue
Charlie Hadley

The organisers of Boomtown Fair music festival say revellers who were left queuing for hours yesterday afternoon have now been let in the event site.

Some festivalgoers reported being stranded outside Matterley Bowl for 10 hours yesterday after wet weather meant the venue did not open on time.

Boomtown apologised and said at 23:30 the gates had cleared but, shortly after 01:00, it again warned ticketholders of "prolonged" queues.

Please do not head down to the festival tonight, the queue's are moving but due to security checks & previous weather they are prolonged

Goring Gap 'ugly' railway gantries delay criticised

Network Rail has been criticised for taking too long to sort out "ugly" gantries put up in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Berkshire.

They were put up near Goring Gap in the Chilterns as part of the electrification of the Great Western Railway.

Residents claimed they were not properly consulted on the design which have been described as "huge metal goalposts" and have called for them to be removed.

Goring gantires
Save The Goring Gap

The rail operator met with residents in January and said it would consult on alternative designs.

Thames Valley Railway Action Group says it's taking too long for an update on the new designs promised.

Network Rail says discussions on what might be done are ongoing and it will report back to local people in the autumn.

A3 chemical spill cleared up

Firefighters have dealt with a chemical leak overnight from a lorry on the A3.

The release was discovered coming from a container between Liphook and Petersfield at about 16:00 BST.

Emergency services took nine hours to deal with the leak which fire crews said was a class 8 marine pollutant.

The road was closed overnight while the liquid was cleaned up but has since reopened.

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Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, between J15 for A346 Marlborough Road and J14 for A338.

M4 Wiltshire - Very slow traffic on M4 eastbound between J15, A346 (Swindon East) and J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Isle of Wight pedalo charity bid under way

A charity pedalo bid to circumnavigate the Isle of Wight is under way.

The team, who set off from Yarmouth Pier earlier, aim to pedal the craft around the island in one hour relays in 14 teams of four.

The challenge is in aid of the Wetwheels charity founded by disabled yachtsman, Geoff Holt MBE.

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Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J3 for M271.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J3, M271 (Romsey), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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