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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 14 August
  2. Man found critically injured in Hill Lane, Southampton
  3. Sport: Reading FC sign Leandro Bacuna on four-year deal
  4. Woman airlifted after Durdle Door fall

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Southampton

Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao and his family complete a deal to buy 80% of Premier League club Southampton.

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That's all for today!

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Reading 1-1 Fulham

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Lucas Piazon scored against his former club to snatch 10-man Fulham a share of the points in a draw against Reading on Saturday.

The Brazilian midfielder pounced on a loose Joey van den Berg backpass for the equaliser seven minutes from time.

Liam Kelly had netted his third goal in two games to give Reading the lead from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

Fulham earlier had a nightmare start when centre-back Tomas Kalas was sent off for a foul on Reading striker Mo Barrow, only 39 seconds into the game.

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"Disappointed? You can say that again. We needed to be patient and wait for that moment. Even when the opponents have only 10, it's not a guarantee that you will create loads of opportunities. We got the goal in the second-half and went for a second. But it didn't happen and then we gave away the equaliser."

Jaap StamReading manager

Criticism of shared cycle pavements plan in Poole

Tristan Pascoe

BBC Dorset political reporter

Some of Poole's cycle lanes could be moved off the highway and on to the pavement, according to a leaked planning document.

The draft plan proposes cyclists and pedestrians could share pavement space in areas where landscaping and road realignment is taking place.

A council officer is quoted as saying it's "very much a work in progress, and minor engineering details may vary as the detailed design is taken forward".

Opponents though are concerned - one councilor described the plan to have cyclists and pedestrians sharing the pavement as "truly the worst that could have been conceived, with maximum conflict between the needs of pedestrians and cyclists".

South West Green Party MEP Molly Scott-Cato says "Cyclists need their own provision, not to be mixed up with pedestrians, which will impede their movement and put walkers at risk."

Cycle lane
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Man charged with rape on Isle of Wight

A 43-year-old from Ryde has been charged with rape following an attack on a woman on the Isle of Wight.

The charge comes after a woman, in her 40s, reported a sexual assault at a property in Newport, Isle of Wight in the early hours of Sunday, 6 August.

Oxford 3-0 Portsmouth

BBC Sport

Oxford United made it two wins from two at the start of their League One campaign by beating Portsmouth at the Kassam Stadium.

Wes Thomas and Josh Ruffels were on target for the second week running, having both bagged in Oxford's season-opening victory at Oldham last week, while Gino van Kessel scored a brilliant individual goal.

It marked the end of the post-promotion honeymoon for new Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett.

Doctor in the House author Richard Gordon dies aged 95

Doctor-turned-author Richard Gordon, who penned the Doctor books in the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 95.

Richard Gordon
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The books formed the basis for seven films and the television and radio comedy series, Doctor in the House.

The plot revolved around the trials of medical students at the fictional St Swithin's Hospital in London.

Under his real name of Gordon Ostlere, the author, who lived in Kent, worked as an anaesthetist in London and Oxford and was also a ship's surgeon.

Concerns over Eastleigh pitch drainage

BBC Sport

Eastleigh chief executive Mark Jewell has accepted there are still problems with one corner of their new pitch but said the club is working to fix the problem in time for their game against Tranmere on Saturday.

The kick-off to their 2-2 draw against Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday was delayed by ten minutes because of it.

Referee David Rock ordered ground staff to work on a soft section of turf because of concerns for the players' safety.

It comes after a number of the Spitfires' pre-season friendlies at the Silverlake Stadium were called off due to similar issues.

Silverlake Stadium
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We've got a very high water table in this area and there is one spot of the newly laid surface which isn't draining as well as everything else ... and needs more attention than the other areas.

Mark JewellEastleigh FC

Waterloo station works: Your questions answered

The UK's busiest railway station is in the midst of a huge engineering project - but what does this mean for passengers?

The work, expected to last three-and-a-half weeks, is to expand the station to take 30% more passengers at peak times.

Here are answers to some of the questions online readers asked us.

Waterloo Station
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Government cash for M27 junction upgrade

A £13m project to upgrade junction 9 of the M27 between Portsmouth and Southampton has been announced as part of a Government programme to boost new homes and jobs across the country.

The Solent scheme is part of a £45.5m nationwide package. It says the Whiteley Way junction upgrade is needed to enable development of up to 3,500 homes in North Whiteley.

AFC Bournemouth plans new training facilities

BBC Sport

AFC Bournemouth have today (Monday, 14th August) submitted a planning application for a new multi-million pound training complex at the 57-acre Canford Magna Golf Club site, which the club recently acquired.

The centre will offer first-class facilities including ten full-size pitches,medical, fitness, sports science and rehabilitation facilities and administrative space.

The club recently announced plans to build a new stadium in Kings Park.

AFC Bournemouth
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The proposed training complex will not only offer first class facilities for Premier League footballers but also provide the perfect place to help develop the next generation of AFC Bournemouth stars.

Neill BlakeAFC Bournemouth chief executive

Police link three sex offences on trains

A series of sexual offences involving a man exposing himself and touching himself inappropriately on train journeys are being linked, police have said.British Transport Police said the offences happened on 23 January from Slough to London Paddington, on 3 May on a Reading to Paddington service and on 23 May on a Staines to Windsor service.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the offences.

CCTV image of man on train
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Bournemouth street art under way

Bournemouth's biggest ever public street art project begins to take shape today.

It's the idea of the town's Ambassadeur Art Gallery to paint a giant superhero holding an ice cream on Pier Approach.

Resident artists will work with local street artists and students from Arts University Bournemouth on the new piece, which will be unveiled on Wednesday morning.

Bournemouth Pier approach
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Poole's Baiter Park public toilets closure U-turn

Public toilets that were closed in a bid to save almost £20,000 are to be temporarily reopened.

Baiter Park toilets
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Poole's Baiter Park facilities were closed by the borough council in April.

It said it was reopening the toilets "on a temporary basis" while a private provider is found to develop a new accessible toilet.

The news comes after campaigners said the area had become a "public health risk" as visitors were forced to urinate and defecate in nearby bushes.

Man found injured on Hill Lane, Southampton in serious condition

A man found injured on Hill Lane in Southampton on Sunday remains in a serious condition, police have said.

The 34-year-old was found on the pavement in the early hours.

Police said a van driver had come forward and was helping with the investigation.

No arrests have been made.

Video: Water voles released into the wild

They were once extinct in the Meon Valley but work has quietly been going on to bring back water voles to the chalk streams of Hampshire.

Over the past five years, 2,500 water voles have been reintroduced into the wild, as part of the biggest releases ever attempted in this country.

The final phase of the work is currently taking place as the final water voles are released into the wild.

Thousands of Water Voles have been released into Meon Valley in Hampshire

Alleged paedophile Roger Giese set for US extradition

An alleged American paedophile who made it on to the FBI's most wanted list has been told the courts see no reason for him not to be extradited to the US.

Roger Giese, who now lives in Hampshire, is wanted for trial in California charged with sexually abusing a boy under 14 between 1998 and 2002.

Roger Giese
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He had argued conditions in US prisons and the threat of extended custody meant he should not be sent back to America.

But a judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court today said while his counsels' arguments had been persuasive, she was passing the matter to the Secretary of State for a final decision.

Mr Giese has 14 days to appeal this latest ruling that his extradition should go ahead. He has been released on bail.

A35 road closure update: Car fire 'is out'

A fire that has closed the A35 in Dorset has been extinguished, the fire service has said.

The single-vehicle blaze on Charmouth bypass, just west of Chideock, started at about 12:30 BST.

There are no reports of any injuries.

A small section of hedgerow was also damaged by the fire.

Vehicle fire closes A35
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Severe disruption: A35 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A35 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between A3052 and B3157 West Bay Road.

A35 Dorset - Very slow traffic on A35 in both directions between the A3052 junction in Lyme Regis and Crown Roundabout in Bothenhampton, because of earlier car fire.

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

Dorset travel latest: A35 road closure at Chideock

BBC News Travel

Swimming pool to undergo 1.3m revamp

A £1.3m project to refurbish an outdoor swimming pool, which was at risk of closure, will start this month.

The two pools at Abbey Meadow in Abingdon are being combined to create a larger one, with a "beach-style" area.

It is designed to make it easier for children and disabled people to use, and the changing rooms are also being improved.

The pool has closed for the work and will open in time for summer 2018, Vale of White Horse District Council said.

Abbey Meadow pool
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The small pool at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool is being combined with the larger pool

Hobbit pub appeal over rates and repair costs

A Southampton pub at the centre of a row over copyright is in danger of closing due to the cost of repairs and business rates, its landlady has said.

Back in 2012 Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen stepped in to support The Hobbit in Southampton in a dispute with a Holywood film company which owned the rights to JRR Tolkien brands.

Landlady Stella Morris said repair costs and rates were now "not sustainable" and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £7,500.

Southampton City Council said the pub qualified for a £1,000 discount as part of the business rate relief scheme announced in the Spring Budget.

The Hobbit
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"The business rates have got to a level where they are not sustainable with our level of trade. Rent and rates is nearly a quarter of our turnover. The building is enormous and the upkeep and the overheads are huge. It's got too much for us."

Stella MorrisThe Hobbit pub

Plenty to learn for Bournemouth - Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his side have plenty to learn after losing 1-0 at West Brom despite having over 70% of possession.

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Eddie Howe says his side have plenty to learn

Cafe opens in Victoria Park, Portsmouth

A new cafe providing training and employment opportunities to vulnerable adults opens in Portsmouth today.

The refurbished Café in the Park at Victoria Park will be run by the Society of St James charity and staffed by people who the charity has helped.

The council-owned building was leased to the charity after its previous occupants were evicted earlier in the year.

It's a fabulous opportunity for people who are ready to start getting back into employment.

Trevor PickupSociety of St James
Victoria Park
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In Pictures: Southsea Kite Festival

The skies above Southsea Common were awash with colour over the weekend for the annual kite festival.

Hundreds of enthusiastic fliers brought their own homemade kites to display at the annual event.

Southsea Kite Festival
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Southsea kite Festival
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Southsea Kite Festival
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Bus roof ripped off in crash following Jack Up The 80s Festival

No-one needed hospital treatment following the crash after the Isle of Wight's 1980s music festival.

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Police identify cyclist killed in New Forest

Police have established the identity of a cyclist has died in a crash with a car in the New Forest on Saturday evening.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, died in hospital after being hit near the Royal Oak pub at Hilltop near Beaulieu.

An appeal was put out to identify the man and police said a member of the public had contacted them with information.

The cyclist's name has not yet been released.

Hilltop, Beaulieu
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Man found critically injured in Hill Lane, Southampton

Police are investigating how a man was injured on Southampton's Hill Lane.

The 34-year-old victim was found on the pavement in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was taken to Southampton General hospital in a critical condition.

Delays as Boomtown festival-goers head home

Traffic delays expected over supermarket work

Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the north of Portsmouth as the next phase of work to build a new Aldi store on Southampton Road gets under way.

A new entrance for the store's car park is being created, together with changes to the road layout.

One of the westbound lanes on Southampton Road will be closed until late November. This is in addition to the eastbound lane - which has been closed since June - meaning there'll only be one lane of traffic travelling in each direction.

Southampton Road
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Leandro Bacuna: Reading sign Aston Villa midfielder on four-year deal

BBC Sport

Reading have signed midfielder Leandro Bacuna from Aston Villa on a four-year contract.

Bacuna, 25, played 131 times in four years with Villa and started their opening Championship game of the season against Hull on 5 August.

The Curacao international could make his Royals debut against Villa when the sides meet each other on Tuesday.

Leandro Bacuna
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London Waterloo's £800m revamp 'well under way'

Major engineering works that will cause severe disruption at the UK's busiest rail station are "well under way", Network Rail said.

The £800m project started on 5 August and has closed 10 platforms at London Waterloo until 28 August. Over the last week, platform extensions have already taken shape.

London Waterloo: Work on new platform underway

Woman airlifted after Durdle Door fall

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after falling from a cliff at Durdle Door on the Dorset coast.

Although it's believed the fall was only a short distance, the woman broke her ankle.

The coastguard called in a helicopter from Lee on Solent which took her to Dorset County hospital.

Durdle Door
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Southampton did everything to win - Pellegrino

BBC Sport

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino praised the "quality and spirit" of his side despite being held by Swansea City in the Argentine's first competitive match in charge of the Saints.

We did everything to win the game - Pellegrino

Kirsty Gallacher has been charged with drink-driving

Television presenter Kirsty Gallacher has been charged with drink-driving.

Police said the 41-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, from Virginia Water in Surrey, was arrested in Eton, Berkshire, on Saturday.

Ms Gallacher, who works for Sky Sports, has been bailed to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court on 4 September.

Thames Valley Police said she was charged with one count of "driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit".

Kirsty Gallacher
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Hampshire and IoW News headlines

  • Appeal to identify cyclist who died in crash near Beaulieu
  • New cafe providing training for vulnerable adults opens in Portsmouth
  • Man in critical condition after being found injured on Hill Lane, Southampton on Sunday morning

Dorset News Headlines

  • Leaked document shows many of Poole's cycle lanes are to be moved off the highway and on to the pavement
  • Rural crime up by 10%, according to NFU Mutual insurers
  • Bournemouth's biggest ever public street art project begins to take shape on Pier Approach from today