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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 22 August
  2. Asda sorry after Isle of Wight spelling gaffe
  3. New cross-Solent ferry ordered
  4. Hundreds flock to see never-before-seen bird
  5. Man charged with neck slash attack
  6. Tributes to crash death cyclist

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Severe accident: A31 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A31 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A341 and B3073 Wimborne Road West.

A31 Dorset - Very slow traffic on A31 in both directions in Oakley between Merley Roundabout and Canford Bottom Roundabout, because of an accident involving car and motorbike earlier on.

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Tank crew's amazing survival retold

The survival of the crew of a British tank, stranded in no man's land during the First World War, is being commemorated by a special exhibition at The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.

The Mark lV tank 'Fray Bentos' advanced on 22 August 1917 but was soon on its side in a bomb crater.

Fray Bentos cartoon
The Tank Museum

Eight of the nine-man crew survived 60 hours of shelling and machine gun fire before crawling back to safety.

At one point the men threw back a German grenade before it exploded and drank water from the radiator to stay alive.

'Fastest shed" arrives at John O'Groats

Fastest shed at John O'Groats
Matt Williams
Mr Nicks said the shed covered 1398 miles (2250km) on its tour from Land's End to John O'Groats

A shed on wheels has reached John O'Groats after a six day trip to raise money for a hospice.

The converted Volkswagon Passat left Land's End on Thursday last week and has been touring the country on its way to the Scottish coast.

Owner Kevin Nicks, from Oxfordshire, transformed the car, dubbed the "world's fastest shed", in 2015.

He said the vehicle was "faultless" on the trip and had made many friends along the way.

It's a great way to meet people, you walk into a café and immediately everyone wants to talk to you.

Kevin NicksCar's owner
American yellow Warbler

The American Yellow Warbler is thought to have been blown across the Atlantic by Hurricane Gert.

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Security blocks appear at Bicester Village

Concrete blocks at Bicester Village
BBC

Ten concrete blocks, each weighing a tonne, have been installed at Bicester Village.

They've been put in place at the entrance to the shopping centre.

Similar blocks have been used in other places around the country to prevent vehicles being driven into pedestrians.

The centre says it doesn't comment on issues of security.

Watch: The wacky bikes hitting the beach in Bournemouth

Tricycles, choppers and a flying pig - the weird bikes on display in Bournemouth

Boy 'grabbed' at recreation ground

A boy has told police he was grabbed by a stranger who had earlier followed him and his friend in Fareham.

The boys, aged 10 and 11, were playing at Cams Alders Recreation Ground on 7 August when the man appeared, police said.

The pair ran off and neither was physically hurt.

Police have released an e-fit image of the man, who is described as in his late 40s, with blue eyes and wearing a Manchester United football shirt.

e-fit
Hampshire Constabulary

Photo released of car break-in suspect

Daniel Upson
Dorset Police

A photograph of a man police want to speak to in connection with a series of car break-ins has been released.

Nine vehicles have been targeted in the Canford Cliffs area of Poole since March, Dorset Police said.

Daniel Philip Upson, 42, of no fixed abode, is described as a 5ft 11ins slim white man with brown hair and a beard.

Mamma Mia! update

Earlier we told you the sequel to Mamma Mia! is being filmed in Oxford.

BBC Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell has been searching for celebrities but alas her autograph book remains empty for now.

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Decision time for £90m hospital scheme

Heatherwood Hospital plans
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The future of a £90m scheme to redevelop Ascot's Heatherwood Hospital will be decided tonight.

Planners oppose the scheme because the new homes, which would be built around the redesigned hospital, would be constructed on green belt land.

But hospital managers say they hope Royal Borough councillors will ignore the planners' advice and give the project the go-ahead.

Tribute to 'loving husband' killed in New Forest crash

Hilltop, Beaulieu
Google

A grandfather killed in a crash while cycling in the New Forest has been described as a “loving husband” by his family.

Steven Jones, who lived in Blackfield, died on the stretch of road near the Royal Oak pub in Hilltop, Beaulieu, on 12 August.

In a statement, his relatives said: “He will be very much missed by his family and friends.”

Police said investigations into the crash, which also involved a Seat Ibiza, were continuing.

NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia

Mobile phone showing app
Oxford Health
The app has been developed by the University of Oxford and Kings College London

People with paranoia are to be offered a new NHS app which encourages them to slow down their thinking.

Users can input information about distressing thoughts and use a tool to convey the intensity of the feeling.

The app, which has been called "the first of its kind", then encourages the user to slow down by asking a series of questions.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will trial it on patients in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Old Christchurch Road

A 59-year-old man is charged with attempted murder after a street attack on a teenager.

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Video shows 'first' warbler sighting
The native American bird is thought to have been blown across the Atlantic by Hurricane Gert while migrating to South America.

Man charged with neck slash attack

Old Christchurch Road
Google

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a teenager had his neck slashed in a street attack.

The 18-year-old victim was reportedly approached from behind in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, at about 06:30 BST on Friday, police said.

He has since been released from hospital after treatment for a serious cut to his neck.

A 59-year-old Bournemouth man is due before Poole magistrates.

Edwardian Lido restored after 40 years

An Edwardian Lido which has been closed for more than four decades is nearing the end of a £3m restoration.

The baths in Reading are being renovated, using traditional techniques, by the team behind the Clifton Lido in Bristol.

Weather outlook: Bright afternoon ahead

BBC weather
BBC

After a murky start, conditions are expected to get brighter as the afternoon progresses with highs of 24C.

New date for Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race
Round the Island Race

Organisers of the Round the Island race have changed the date of next year's event, due to a potential clash with the Isle of Wight music festival.

The race - which sees thousands of boats circumnavigate the Island - was due to be staged on 23 June - but that is also the date for the festival.

The race will now take place on 7 July 2018.

Work starts to save collapsing warship

Work begins on £3m project to prevent Nelson's flagship collapsing under its own weight

Work has begun on a £3m project to prevent Nelson's flagship HMS Victory from collapsing under its own weight.

The ship's hull is sagging in the giant cradles which have supported it in dry dock in Portsmouth since 1925.

The structure is bulging at a rate of 0.5cm a year, threatening "irreversible damage", the National Museum of the Royal Navy said.

Restorers will spend 18 months replacing the cradles with 134 adjustable steel props.

Crews spotted filming Mamma Mia! sequel in Oxford

New College, Oxford
BBC

Film crews believed to be shooting the sequel to musical Mamma Mia! have been spotted in Oxford.

Lorries belonging to Pinewood were seen this morning at New College, where it is understood scenes for the follow-up of the 2008 romantic comedy are set.

However, there appeared to be no sign of stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan or Colin Firth.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is scheduled to be released in July 2018.

Medium UV and pollen levels

Hundreds flock to warbler sighting

American Yellow Warbler
Tim White

Bird enthusiasts have flocked to a Dorset beauty spot following sightings of a species usually only seen thousands of miles away.

The American Yellow Warbler is thought to have been blown across the Atlantic to the Isle of Portland by Hurricane Gert while migrating to South America.

Hundreds of people with an interest in ornithology have visited in hope of seeing the bird.

It is believed to be the first time one has been seen in England.

Daily Echo front: 'Garage blaze drama'

Arrested man released after bar attacked

Buddha Lounge
Google

A man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following an attack outside a bar in Southampton has been released while inquiries continue.

A 30-year-old man was found with serious head injuries outside the Buddha Lounge on Winchester Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim remains in hospital.

Asda 'hangs head' over island bag gaffe

Bag for life
iwradio.co.uk

The opening of Asda's first store on the Isle of Wight made an impression for all the wrong reasons after special bags produced to mark the occasion included the misspelling

The retailer opened the doors to its Newport store on Monday and offered shoppers the chance to buy 10,000 bags designed by two island children.

Bosses obviously did not check them properly as they included the mistake.

Asda said it was "hanging our heads" and promised to get the bags reprinted.

Oxford Mail front: 'Help to give him a future'

Birmingham v Bournemouth: Defoe to make first start

BBC Sport

Jermain Defoe
Getty Images

Jermain Defoe will make his first start since rejoining Bournemouth from Sunderland in the EFL cup tonight, having been a substitute in the opening two Premier League games.

Simon Francis will be out until after the international break due to a hamstring injury.

Cohen Bramall could make his Birmingham debut after joining on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

Fellow new arrival Carl Jenkinson will not feature, while Michael Morrison, Che Adams and Cheick Keita are unavailable due to injury.

Order for new £7m passenger ferry

Design for Red Jet 7
Red Funnel

A new £7m high-speed catamaran is set to be built on the Isle of Wight for cross-Solent trips.

Operator Red Funnel announced Red Jet 7 would be constructed by Wight Shipyard Ltd, securing 85 jobs in East Cowes.

The order marks the first major investment by the consortium of UK and Canadian pension funds which bought Red Funnel earlier this year.

Red Funnel chief executive Kevin George said the bid was "competitive in terms of price and quality".

Complaints over £4.6m floating bridge

Car bumpers scraped on Cowes floating bridge

Isle of Wight Council has received eight complaints about its new £4.6m floating bridge, according to a Freedom of Information response.

Residents of East Cowes told BBC Radio Solent they were "surprised" by this number and thought it would have been higher given the vessel's problems since opening in May.

The new chain ferry has been suspended numerous times due to various issues, including cars which struggled to embark and disembark without scraping their bumpers.

Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox said the problems had been addressed

"I think people just want to get on and use it now," she added.

Yellow Warbler spotted in Dorset

Man arrested after bar attack

Buddha Lounge
Google

A man has been arrested after another man was found with serious head injuries outside a bar in Southampton.

Officers were called to Buddha Lounge on Winchester Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 30-year-old victim remains in hospital.

A 36-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Severe accident: A3054 Isle Of Wight both ways

BBC News Travel

A3054 Isle Of Wight both ways severe accident, between Park Road and Church Road.

A3054 Isle Of Wight - A3054 Lushington Hill in Wootton Bridge closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Park Road junction and the Church Road junction, because of a serious accident. Congestion to the B3331 Fishbourne Lane junction.

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

Morning headlines

  • The future of a £90m scheme to redevelop Ascot's Heatherwood Hospital will be decided tonight.
  • Tension is growing between neighbours at a prestigious Newbury housing development due to parking pressures.
  • Researchers from Berkshire and Oxfordshire have developed an app to help people who experience paranoia.
  • People are being put off recycling by different systems being used in different areas, an Oxfordshire MP has warned.
  • Isle of Wight Council has received eight complaints about the new floating bridge, according to a Freedom of Information response.
  • A man has been arrested after another man was found with serious head injuries outside a bar in Southampton.

Weather: Bright day ahead after murky start

After a murky start, conditions will brighten up later with highs of 23C

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