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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 21 September
  2. Man jailed for spreading terror propaganda
  3. Cruise ship 'back to normal' after fire
  4. Council pledge to re-open ice rink
  5. No subsidy for replacement ferry fares
  6. Teenager dies in Blackwater car crash

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Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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The BBC South Live service will return at 08:00 on Friday, when we'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

You can get in touch anytime with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford, or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

Appeal after body found in woods

Police are trying the piece together the final movements of a man from Basingstoke who was found dead last month.

The body of Ashley Shay, 52, was discovered in a wooded area on private land off the A4010 on Tuesday, 22 August.

He was originally from Basingstoke but was last seen when he was released from Bullingdon Prison on 15 May.

Thames Valley Police says the death appears to be "non-suspicious" and have appealed for the public's help to find out what happened to him.

Winchester's power network gets upgrade

Winchester High Street
BBC
SEE said the work would improve supplies for homes and businesses in Winchester

The electricity network in Winchester will be getting a £1.4m upgrade next month.

It is needed to meet the rising demand resulting from the growth of Winchester city centre, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) said.

Work will begin on Monday, 2 October and will involve road closures in St Clements Street and Staple Gardens.

Attempted robbery in Southampton

A man who tried to rob a shop in Southampton at knife-point is wanted by police.

He entered News Plus in Alfriston Gardens, Sholing between 07:15 and 07:20 holding a knife, officers said.

The man then demanded money before running away from the store when the 67-year-old shopkeeper challenged him.

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Police are looking for a man described as being white and in his late teens to early 20s.

BreakingMan charged with street stab murder

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in a city street have charged a man with murder.

Kirpal Sanghera, 39, was discovered at the junction of Union Road and Radcliffe Road, Southampton, shortly before midnight on Monday.

crime scene
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Adam Abdallah, 42, of Derby Road, Southampton, has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 22 September.

Police release images of 'dangerous' off-road motorbike riders on green

Thames Valley Police has released a series of pictures of off-road motorcyclists as part of an investigation into anti-social motorbike riding in Slough.

On Sunday residents reported that the green in Lynch Hill Lane, Britwell, was being used by the riders on several occasions, causing large amounts of noise and a danger to pedestrians.

Off-road motorbike riders
TVP

Insp Jonathan Stanley said: "It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act to ride motorcycles on the green with riders facing prosecution and seizure of their bikes.

"If riders are found to have driven dangerously, either on the green or on the adjacent roads, they face imprisonment for up to two years."

Pedestrian dies following crash

A 69-year-old man who was struck by a car on the Isle of Wight last month has died.

The pedestrian from Ryde was taken to hospital following the crash on Binstead Road, Ryde, on 17 August and died of his injuries on Monday.

Murder police name stab victim

A man who was fatally stabbed in Southampton on Monday has been named as Kirpal Sanghera.

The 39-year-old father-of-two was discovered at the junction of Union Road and Radcliffe Road, Southampton, shortly before midnight.

He died later in hospital.

A 42-year-old Southampton man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.

Kirpal Sanghera
Hampshire Constabulary

Severe disruption: A3 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A3 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, at b3004 Headley Road.

A3 Hampshire - A3 in Bramshott blocked and stationary traffic in both directions at the b3004 Headley Road junction, because of an incident.

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

A trip to Gibraltar

It's the final day of Oxford United's three-day bootcamp at Gibralter Barracks in Surrey.

They've been combining their usual training schedule with team bonding exercises and have even been let loose on the firing range.

OUFC players at firing range
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OUFC players at firing range
BBC

Summer really is officially over...

New homelessness plan for Oxford

Homeless person
PA

A new strategy to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping has been launched by Oxford City Council.

Around half of people sleeping rough in the city have no local connection, the authority says, and it plans to help find support in their own areas.

It also says it will increase the number of beds for rough sleepers with links to Oxford to 167 and is talking to churches and the universities about extra accommodation for all rough sleepers when the weather is "severely cold".

Mike Rowley, the councillor in charge of housing, says Oxford is being affected by a "national homelessness crisis" which requires central government action.

City leaders: Portsmouth will be left behind if M27 smart motorway plans are not extended

The News, Portsmouth

Furious city leaders have warned Portsmouth could be left behind if plans for a smart motorway on the M27 are not extended further east.

CCTV images released after teenagers robbed in street

CCTV images released after street robbery
Dorset Police

Dorset Police has released CCTV images of suspects thought to have been involved in a street robbery in Bournemouth.

At about 20:30 on Sunday 16 July four boys and two girls, aged about 16, were playing football in Kings Park when they were approached by two men.

A spokesman said: "The men threatened the group claiming they had acid and a knife and demanded cash. They stole money and a vape smoking device. One attempted to steal a bicycle belonging to the group.

"The offenders ran off when one of the group approached nearby members of public for help."

Det Con Sara Watts said: "I am appealing to anyone who recognises these two men to please contact Dorset Police."

BBC History Magazine's History Weekend returns to Winchester

Winchester is to be one of the two locations staging this year's BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend, the other being York.

The Hampshire city hosts the weekend on 6-8 October, with talks from the likes of Dan Jones, Michael Wood and Tracy Borman.

Twenty-eight speakers will take part in the event in the Great Hall and the Ashburton Hall.

Great Hall
Chris Talbot

Dave Musgrove, BBC History Magazine publisher, said: "We're very excited to be returning to Winchester after our hugely successful debut in the city last year.

"We had such an amazing response to our festival last year that we couldn’t fail to come back."

First winner of £3m Postcode lottery prize named

Oxford Mail

An Oxford city council worker has been named as the first person to win part of a £3m lottery prize pot.

Portsmouth scrapyard fire extinguished

Teenager dies in two-car crash on A30 at Blackwater

A30
Google

A teenage boy has died in a two-car crash on a Hampshire road.

He was in a Vauxhall Corsa which collided with a Ford Fiesta on the A30 at Blackwater shortly after 21:00 BST on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old from Blackwater was pronounced dead at the scene. The Fiesta driver, a 24-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Fire crews in Portsmouth tackle blaze in scrapyard

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently tackling a fire on Clarence Street in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth fire
Alex Bourne

A caravan is believed to be on fire in a scrapyard. Two appliances have been sent from Southsea to deal with the incident.

Portsmouth fire
Jim Batchelor
Portsmouth fire
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A spokesman told the BBC the fire was not being treated as serious, and was expected to be resolved shortly.

BreakingWhatsApp terror video man jailed

Taha Hussain, 21, from Slough
CTP Southeast

A teenage Islamic State fanatic who spread terrorist propaganda saying politicians, police and soldiers were the "best of all people to kill" has been jailed for four-and-half-years.

Taha Hussain, from Langtree Avenue, Slough, was 19 at the time he began sharing videos and audio files on social media attempting to justify the Charlie Hebdo and Paris attacks, and offering advice to those contemplating going to Syria.

Hussain, now 21, was found guilty at the Old Bailey in July of seven charges of disseminating terror documents on YouTube, WhatsApp and Telegram apps.

Sentencing him to four-and-a-half years in prison at Kingston, Judge Paul Dodgson described some of the evidence as "chilling", particularly in light of recent terror attacks in the UK.

He said: "I can only hope that your public renouncement of the aims of Isis and its allies is genuine and will lead you to take a new direction in the way you observe your religion."

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic London-bound at J12, A4 (Theale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Severe disruption: A3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from Clarence Street to Church Street.

A3 Hampshire - A3 Hope Street in Portsmouth closed and heavy traffic northbound from the Clarence Street junction to the Church Street junction, because of a building fire.

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

Hungerford gets arty with new trail

Linda Serck

BBC South

I Am The Hunter by Simon Jardine
Simon Jardine
I Am The Hunter by Simon Jardine

Hungerford's first Visual Arts Trail gets under way today with over 30 artists showcasing in 16 venues around the Berkshire town.

National and local artists will display their works in a variety of media including paint, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography.

The trail is on for 10 days and is part of an annual arts festival in the town and will be on until Saturday 30 September.

Find out more here.

No subsidy for replacement ferry fares

Cowes Floating Bridge broken down
Karl Love

Charges for a foot ferry service that is running in place of the Isle of Wight's troubled chain ferry will not be subsidised, councillors have said.

The £3.2m Cowes Floating Bridge was taken out of service earlier this month after suffering numerous failures.

Councillors previously rejected pleas to scrap charges for the replacement foot passenger-only service but said it would consider subsidising them.

But the move was rejected at a full council vote on Wednesday night.

Council leader Dave Stewart said: "The council is already facing a £500,000 deficit this year operating the floating bridge service and it would be unfair for Isle of Wight council taxpayers to further subsidise it."

Non-native butterflies 'released at wedding'

Monarch butterflies
Reuters

Couples planning to release butterflies at weddings have been urged to reconsider after non-native insects were found in Dorset.

Butterfly Conservation Dorset began investigating after several monarch butterflies - native to north America - were spotted in Canford Cliffs, Poole.

Although the species has been recorded in the UK, it is a rare migrant, with fewer than 500 recorded sightings.

The charity believes the new sightings coincided with a release of the insects at a wedding.

Survey officer Dr Zoe Randall, said: "Because these butterflies aren't native to the UK, you are basically condemning them to death."

Charges to remain on replacement Cowes Floating Bridge service

Charges for adult passengers using a ferry service that replaced a £3.2m chain ferry will not be scrapped following a vote at a full Isle of Wight council meeting last night.

Cowes Floating Bridge suffered numerous failures when it began operating in May and was taken out of service earlier this month.

Cowes Floating Bridge
BBC

Council leader Dave Stewart, said: "The council is already facing a £500,000 deficit this year operating the floating bridge service and it would be unfair for Isle of Wight council taxpayers to further subsidise it.

"Children still travel for free with us and we are operating the best service we can, but the simple fact is we need to charge to cross the Medina and we can see no reason why there should be a change to the previous arrangements – even for the replacement service – because it would cost the council yet more money.

"While I fully understand this remains an inconsistent service and I thank everyone for their patience while we sort out the problems with the new floating bridge, it has to be the job of the council to be careful with the money we have and to use it wisely."

School bus among routes set for cuts

Poole bus station
Google

Five bus routes in Poole, including a school bus, have been earmarked for cuts in a bid to save £70,400.

Borough of Poole is reviewing its subsidies as it tries to slash £19.9m from its budget by April 2020.

The authority said it expects to spend £472,000 subsidising bus services in the current financial year but has identified potential future cuts of up to £93,000.

A consultation is under way.

A final decision will be taken at the start of 2018 with the changes being implemented from May.

Proposal at Durdle Door - but who are the happy couple?

This is a beautiful picture of a man popping the question at the scenic Durdle Door in Dorset, but the couple haven't seen it.

Tracey Hollis Rowe, the woman that took the photo, is hoping to track them down so they can have the picture for posterity.

Assuming of course, the answer to his proposal was a big fat yes!

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Aurora 'running as normal' after power failure

P&O have issued a statement after a fire broke out on their vessel Aurora in the Atlantic.

The ship is on a 30-night cruse of North America and Canada, and left Southampton on 27 August.

A spokeswoman said: "Aurora suffered a temporary power failure yesterday which is being investigated.

"All guests and crew are safe and the ship immediately ran on back up generators. All services are running as normal on board.

"The ship is due to return to Southampton on September 26... The onward itinerary is unaffected."

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at M27 J4.

M3 Hampshire - Lane closed on M3 westbound at M27 J4, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J11 for A33.

M4 Berkshire - M4 entry slip road closed westbound at J11, A33 (Reading), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Council pledges to re-open ice rink

Isle of Wight council has pledged to bring ice skating back to the island.

Ryde Arena was shut in October 2016 by bailiffs, 18 months after being taken over by community group, Ryde Arena Ltd.

AEW UK which owns the building said the group owed about £200,000 in rent arrears and terminated its lease.

The authority said as landlord it condemned the actions by AEW UK which led to the seafront rink being "mothballed".

Councillors at a full council meeting on Wednesday unanimously backed a motion by member Wayne Whittle to bring the arena back to its full use.

Ryde Arena
Ryde Arena

Oxford news headlines

Lucy Bickerton

BBC Radio Oxford

  • Oxford City Council will be on the search for a new leader next year, after Bob Price announced he will stand down in May.
  • A new computer programme, designed to predict a person's risk of bowel cancer, has been designed in Oxford.
  • An elderly woman and two young girls in Banbury were left distressed when three men got into their house and demanded valuables. They were threatened with a metal pole, and the men searched the house, but left with nothing.

Dorset news headlines

Emily Hudson

BBC Radio Solent

  • Campaigners say they will continue the fight to keep A&E at Poole Hospital after Dorset's Clinical Commissioning Group agreed to a major restructuring of NHS services, which would see Bournemouth become the main emergency hospital for the county.
  • A community bus that helps people with mobility problems get out and about is celebrating 20 years of service. The BAT Bus takes people on outings and shopping trips.
  • Also celebrating an anniversary is Carey Camp, situated in Wareham Forest on the banks of the River Piddle. The outdoor education centre has been providing day trips and overnight stays for 70 years.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J4B for M25 and J5 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J4b M25 and J5, A4 (Langley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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