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Summary

  1. Large fire destroys barn in Hampshire
  2. Anonymous donor gives £2m to Southampton cancer centre
  3. Oxford newsagent angered by drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in city
  4. World record bid for largest ever classroom lesson in Reading
  5. Updates from Tuesday 10 October

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All times stated are UK

Thanks for the memories

We will be back at 08:00 on Tuesday when we will be bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport 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 Facebook pages or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

Rogue traders plead guilty after £120,000 fraud

A group of four men have been found guilty of a string of charges after conning an elderly woman out of £120,000.

The victim, now 88 years old, was initially contacted by 61-year-old John Hart, who enquired about installing house insulation as part of a government scheme.

Hart was paid over £50,000 over the course of two years for work that was not needed. Phillip Budden, 37, also contacted the victim and obtained £24,000 in cheques for poor and unnecessary work.

Con men
Thames Valley Police
John Hart (top left), Daniel Baker (top right), Daniel Sherwood (bottom left) and Phillip Budden (bottom right) committed the offences between 2013 and 2015.

The victim paid £40,000 to Daniel Baker, 40, despite there being no evidence of any work on a supposed water leak ever having taken place. Daniel Sherwood, 40, was found guilty of receiving some of the money from the victim by Baker.

Hart and Budden pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and Baker admitted money laundering offences following a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court, while Sherwood was found guilty of two counts of money laundering following a five-day trial..

They will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 27 October 2017.

Oxford doctor in court accused of hospital sex assaults

A doctor has appeared in court charged with two sexual assaults in hospitals in Oxford and Cambridge.

Anandagopal Srinivasan, 26, of Sandfield Road, Oxford, is accused of a sex assault at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital on 6 October last year.

John Radcliffe Hospital
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A second assault is alleged to have taken place at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on 24 October 2014.

He appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court and has been bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 10 November.

Jury shown airfield where parachute 'near-fatal' jump happened

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Netheravon Airfield
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The jury in the trial of an Army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife, by tampering with her parachute, have visited the airfield where she survived her "near fatal" fall.

The nine women and three men on the jury, in the case of Emile Cilliers, were taken by bus from Winchester Crown Court to Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire.

They were shown the kit store and mats where the parachutes are packed, ready to be used during the jumps, as well as a wall of photos depicting different types of parachute malfunctions.

The jurors were then taken to a set of toilets where the prosecution allege the defendant took the parachute to tamper with it, before storing it in a locker overnight after poor weather prevented his wife from jumping on the Saturday.

Mr Cilliers is alleged to have sabotaged both the main and reserve parachutes of his wife, Victoria Cilliers, on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

He denies the charges.

Tribute to 'lovable rogue' stab death victim

Mark Pawley
Thames Valley Police

A man who died from multiple stab wounds was a "lovable rogue" who will "never be forgotten", his family has said.

Mark Pawley, 25, died alongside Adrian Fannon, 39, at a flat in Newland Road in Banbury on Sunday 1 October.

Raymond Morgan, 52, of Newland Road, has been charged with two counts of murder.

Mr Pawley's family said: "[Mark's] life led him to some dark places but he shone bright in some people's eyes".

Severe accident: A35 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A35 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Shipton Road and Icen Lane.

A35 Dorset - A35 Dorchester Road in Loders Cross closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Walditch and Askerswell, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

And he never gets tyred...

He can flip tractor tyres and dead lift weights that the vast majority of us would need to use a forklift truck to pick up.

But now a Berkshire strongman is facing one of his toughest challenges yet - to help get his sport a guest spot in the next Olympics.

Adam Hales is heading for Hungary this week to compete in the World's Natural Strongman Competition

I hope they're not freisan in there

A plethora of emergency services have been trying to helped some trapped cows inside a overturned trailer on the A34.

Hampshire Road Policing's twitter account has posted this picture from the scene.

The force say there are no reports of any injuries to the cows or humans.

Trailer
Hampshire Police

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for and J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 westbound between J8 and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Rare STI 'exists in Southampton student area'

An area of Southampton, known to have a high student population, has been found to have a diverse strain of a common sexually transmitted infection.

Scientists from the University of Southampton reviewed over 3,000 samples from a sexual health clinic and found a high number of genotypes of chlamydia from people in Portswood.

Sexual health
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The infection does not normally give symptoms but can lead to infertility.

Experts say being able to target different strains in certain locations allows them to tailor education and awareness programmes for residents.

Eastleigh repair troubled section of Silverlake Stadium pitch

Eastleigh agree to reimburse Chester and their fans for costs incurred by their postponed National League match.

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World-class beards take part in Oxford festival
Some of the UK's most impressive beards have been competing in Oxford.

Man hit on head during burglary

A man was hit on the head with a "wooden item" as thieves stole £1,000 in cash from him during an aggravated burglary, police have said.

The victim, who is in his 30s, was attacked at a flat in Meyrick Park Crescent, Bournemouth, at about 03:55 BST on Monday. He was taken to hospital as a precaution but his injuries were not serious.

Dorset Police said two men had entered the property through an unlocked door.

Det Con Lynda Soutine said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and why this victim was targeted."

Traffic not moooooooving on the A34

Emergency services are trying to rescue several cows from a trailer which has overturned on the A34 near Burghclere, Hampshire.

The driver of the car towing the trailer containing the cows reported the incident, which has blocked both lanes on the southbound carriageway between Tothill services and Whitchurch,

A34
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The incident took place on the A34 southbound carriageway between the Tothill Services and Whitchurch

Long queues have built up in the area and police say traffic will be taken off the road, through Whitchurch, and the road will remain closed until the cows have been safely transferred.

There are no reports of any injuries to humans or cows.

Student U-turn over Christian Union ban

Balliol
BBC

Students at an Oxford University college have backtracked after banning the Christian Union (CU) from their freshers' fair.

Students at Balliol stopped the CU from attending the event last week because they wanted it to be a "safe and secular space".

Organisers have since agreed to let religious groups be represented at future fairs.

A CU spokeswoman said the dispute had been "amicably resolved".

Typhoon fighter

BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon so wants to slow production before an expected order from Qatar.

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World-class beards compete in festival

Some of the UK's most impressive beards have been showcased in Oxford.

The Oxford Beard Festival, which included categories such as biggest beard and least mess in a beard, took pace at the Tap Social Movement in North Hinksey.

Two attempted murder arrests after pub 'altercation'

Kings Arms
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three people were injured following an "altercation" in a pub, police have said.

Dorset Police said a man in his 50s was hurt at the Kings Arms in Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, shortly before 17:50 BST on Saturday.

A short time later a 23-year-old man was discovered lying unconscious with "serious but not life-threatening injuries" at a school playing field in nearby Talbot Drive, where a teenage boy was also found with minor injuries. The force said it believes the incidents are linked.

Two Bournemouth men aged 29 and 40 were arrested and have been released while inquiries continue.

Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between B4640 and A303.

A34 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on A34 southbound between Tot Hill Services in Burghclere and Bullington Cross in Upper Bullington, because of an earlier overturned car towing a cattle trailer. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Bournemouth midfielder says dummy was deliberate

AFC Bournemouth's Harry Arter says his dummy to set up James McClean's Republic of Ireland winner against Wales last night was no fluke.

"A few of the lads think it was lucky but I knew what I was doing," he said.

£2m donation for city's cancer research

A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has given £2m to help fund cancer immunology research in Southampton.

The money, given by a Guernsey resident, will go towards the University of Southampton's new £25m Centre for Cancer Immunology.

A campaign to fund the centre, which began in 2015, now stands at £23.8m.

The four-storey building, currently being built at Southampton General Hospital, is expected to open in Spring 2018 and will be home to 50 new research staff and a specialist clinical trials unit.

Southampton's new Centre for Cancer Immunology.
University of Southampton

BAE job cuts will 'undermine' defence capability, union says

The job cuts announced at BAE will "undermine" the UK's defence capability, the Unite union has said.

Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said the government could end the uncertainty for thousands of British BAE defence jobs "at a stroke by committing to building the next generation fighter jets here in the UK".

He added: "If these job cuts materialise it will significantly undermine our nation's sovereign defence capability and leave us reliant on foreign powers and foreign companies for the successor to the Typhoon and the defence of the nation.

"Once these jobs are gone, they are gone for a generation and with them the skills and ability to control our own defence and manufacture the next generation of fighter jets and other defence equipment in the UK."

Read more here.

CCTV released after assault and criminal damage

Police have released CCTV images of three people they want to speak to after a man was headbutted and had his glasses thrown into a lake.

The force is also investigating whether the attack on the 25-year-old victim in Victoria Park, Portsmouth, is linked to vandalism earlier in the day when a window of Perfection Nails & Beauty on Edinburgh Road was kicked in.

Portsmouth cctv
Hampshire Constabulary
Portsmouth cctv
Hampshire Constabulary

The attacker is described as white, 6ft 1ins, in his late 20s or 30s with blonde or brown hair.

Hampshire Constabulary said it believed the youths pictured may be able to help them establish exactly what happened.

The incidents happened at some point between 18:00 and 19:00 BST on 25 September.

BreakingBAE Systems cutting hundreds of jobs in South

BAE Systems is planning to cut more than 300 maritime jobs in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The firm say it is cutting almost 2,000 jobs in military, maritime and intelligence services across the country.

Eurofighter Typhoon
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BAE Systems produce the Eurofighter Typhoon

A total of 750 posts will go at the Warton and Samlesbury plants in Lancashire where parts for the Eurofighter Typhoon are manufactured.

They are part of a total of 1,400 roles going in the firm's air and information business, which include 400 in Brough and 245 across RAF Marham and Leeming.

Agony and ecstasy in World Cup decider

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Reading players Chris Gunter and Dave Edwards suffered World Cup qualification agony at the hands of the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff last night.

Their Wales team were beaten 1-0 in their final group match which meant the Republic qualified for the World Cup play-offs at their expense.

It was a better evening for Bournemouth's Harry Arter who was part of the victorious Irish side.

Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland: Heartbreak for Wales - where did it all go wrong?

Signal failure causes rail disruption

A signal failure on the line between Reading and Staines earlier is still causing disruption.

Buses are now running between the stations every 30 minutes.

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Gender identity help calls on rise

James Scott
BBC

The number of people seeking help with gender identity issues has increased by almost six times in the past six years, according to a support service.

Intercom Trust, which helps the LGBT community in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, said 309 people came forward in 2017, up from 55 in 2011.

It says the majority of these cases involved children, young people and their families.

There is currently a four to five month wait for face-to-face support meetings.

Daily Echo front page: 'Marine firm goes under'

Andrew Peach on 25 years at Radio Berkshire

Oxford Mail front page: 'Diddly squat'

Dorset Echo front page: 'Tributes after crash tragedy'

Fire destroys barn in Hampshire

A large barn has been wrecked by fire in Kingsclere.

The 40m-long structure caught fire shortly after 00:30 BST.

About 50 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze which took three hours to bring under control.

Kingsclere barn fire
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Weather outlook: An overcast and breezy day ahead

Expect highs of 17C (63F)

Morning headlines: Barn fire and CCTV plea

  • A large barn was wrecked by an overnight fire in Kingsclere, Hampshire
  • Police have released a series of CCTV images of a group of youths they're trying to track down in connection with criminal damage and an assault in Portsmouth
  • An anonymous donor has given £2m to Southampton University's campaign to build a ground-breaking new cancer centre
  • A newsagent in Oxford says he is ashamed to live and work in the city because of the amount of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour
  • An attempt to break the world record for the largest ever classroom lesson is being held at Reading's Madejski Stadium later

Good morning

Good morning and welcome to BBC South Live on Tuesday 10 October.

We'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire until 18.00.

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