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  1. Updates from Monday 30 October

Live Reporting

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Good evening

That's all for today from BBC South Live - thanks for joining us!

We'll be back again at 08:00 tomorrow with all of the latest news, travel, sport and weather for the region.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth makes first departure from Portsmouth

The £3bn aircraft carrier sailed out of its home port of Portsmouth for the first time.

Lyme Regis Candles on the Cobb to continue

The spectacular Candles on the Cobb event which lights up the famous Cobb inb Lyme Regis is to take place again next year.

The event has illuminated Lyme Regis harbour with more than 5,000 tea lights on five occasions since 2000, and more than £130,000 has been raised for charity, but last year organisers said they were "burnt out".

The local Rotary has announced it will take over the staging and will hold the next event in August 2018.

Candles on the Cobb
John Cable

Hampshire toddler's brain surgery leads to rapid weight gain

Three-year-old Freddie Hunt from Yateley begins Intensive treatment after brain surgery in the US.

Intensive treatment begins for toddler after brain surgery in America

Police appeal over Harmonica thefts

Police are appealing for help in tracking down two expensive harmonicas that were stolen in a burglary in Kingsclere, Hampshire.

They were stolen from a house in Anchor Road while the resident was away sometime between 21 August and 24 October.

Two Hohner Super 64 harmonicas worth around £430 each were stolen along with some hand tools and stone edging from the front garden.

Hampshire Constabulary

Severe accident: A4260 Oxfordshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A4260 Oxfordshire westbound severe accident, between Yarnton Road and Benmead Road.

A4260 Oxfordshire - A4260 Oxford Road in Kidlington closed and slow traffic westbound between the Yarnton Road junction and the Benmead Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via The Moors.

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

Davis set for World Cup play-offs

BBC Sport

Southampton captain Steven Davis has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for the forthcoming World Cup play-offs.

The midfielder, who scored in Saints' 1-1 draw at Brighton is expected to captain his country as Northern Ireland take on Switzerland in home and away legs in a bid to make the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Fellow Saint Shane Long and Bournemouth's Harry Arter have already been named in the Republic of Ireland's squad to face Denmark in the play-offs.

Steven Davis

Trial set for abuse-accused football coach

Former Southampton football coach Bob Higgins will face trial at the end of May next year for a string of historical sex offences against boys.

Mr Higgins, 64, is charged with dozens of alleged indecent assaults on at least 23 teenagers, dating back to the 1970s.

Bob Higgins

At a hearing in Bournemouth today, his trial was set for Salisbury Crown Court on 28 May next year.

The case is expected to last six to eight weeks.

Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea: Eddie Howe disappointed with 'passive' players

BBC Sport

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was disappointed his side "didn't hurt" Chelsea and conceded a "poor goal" during their 1-0 home defeat.

We didn't hurt Chelsea - Howe

Brighton 1-1 Southampton: Mauricio Pellegrino content with 'really tight' draw

BBC Sport

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says neither team controlled the "really tight" game as opponents Brighton recovered from going a goal behind to earn a 1-1 draw.

Pellegrino content with tight draw
A Berkshire charity that helps people living with brain injuries hopes to find new funding
The BBC visited Headway Thames Valley in Reading to see how it helps to improve people's lives.

In Pictures: HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth made its first departure from its home port of Portsmouth earlier. The £3bn carrier was unable to leave port last week because of bad weather and planned engineering work.

It is now embarking on a second phase of sea trials over the next month.

HMS Queen Elizabeth
Royal Navy
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Royal Navy
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Royal Navy
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Royal Navy

'No justification' for police driver in fatal crash

A police disciplinary hearing has been told there was no apparent justification for the way a police car was used to stop a suspect from fleeing the scene of a reported burglary.

Aston McLean Williams died after being hit by the armed response vehicle in Wokingham Road, Reading.

Wokingham Road

The police driver previously said he was using the car as a mobile barrier.

Gareth Morgan, a former driving standards training manager, told the hearing: "I can't see the justification for this.... I think the officer is struggling on this one."

Two officers are facing misconduct charges over the incident in August 2014.

Man pleads guilty to stab murder

A man has admitted murdering a father-of-two who was found stabbed in a Southampton street.

Kirpal Sangera, 39, died in hospital after being attacked in the Radcliffe Road area shortly before midnight on 18 September.

Kirpal Sanghera
Hampshire Constabulary
Kirpal Sanghera

Adam Abdallah, 42, of Derby Road, entered a guilty plea at Winchester Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody to appear for sentencing on 30 November.

Man arrested over 'hit and run' collision

A 77-year-old man has been arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured by a vehicle which failed to stop.

The 48-year-old victim was hit at about 02:12 yesterday on the A4 Bath Road, Kintbury, and remains in hospital with serious head, shoulder and back injuries, police said.

The suspect, from Wiltshire, has been detained on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving a mechanically propelled vehicle whilst unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He has been released pending further inquiries.

Parachute wife 'sent bump-me-off text'

The wife of an Army sergeant who is accused of tampering with her parachute told police she asked her husband, "Did you try to bump me off?", a court heard.

Victoria Cilliers suffered multiple injuries in a 4,000ft fall in April 2015.

Victoria Cilliers
Andrew Matthews

Aldershot-based Army fitness instructor sergeant Emile Cilliers, 37, is on trial at Winchester Crown Court for attempted murder.

He also denies damaging a gas valve in their home, recklessly endangering life.

The jury was shown a police interview in which Mrs Cilliers, 40, said she sent the "tongue in cheek" remark in a text message to her husband, following the gas leak.

Fatal police crash video shown at inquiry

CCTV video of the moment when a suspected burglar was knocked down and killed by a police car has been shown at a police disciplinary hearing.

Two officers are facing misconduct charges over the death of Aston McLean Williams in Reading in August 2014.

Aston McLean Williams and his two children
Thames Valley Police

The video showed the father-of-two running away from police officers after coming down from the roof of a commercial property.

One officer attacked him with pepper spray before another struck him with an armed response vehicle.

The hearing has ordered that the officers should not be named.

Man injured by 'skull mask' attacker

A dog walker has suffered a broken jaw in an attack by a group wearing "Halloween skull masks or face paint", police have said.

The 23-year-old victim was waiting to cross at the junction of Thornhill Park Road and Hinkler Road, Southampton, when a group of three men and one woman approached him.

Thornhill Park Rd and Hinkler Rd junction

One man began to deliberately scare the man's dog and then punched him in the face.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at about 17:00 BST on Saturday.

Replacement engagement ring for 'heartbroken' bride

New ring
Lusea Warner-Gale

Do you remember the Dorset bride whose engagement ring was stolen on her wedding day?

Lusea Warner married James Gale at Symondsbury in August but discovered her ring had been taken when her maid of honour's car was broken into. She was featured on media around the world after posting online that she was a "heartbroken bride".

Sadly the ring hasn't been retrieved, but she has had a replacement ring made by jeweller Philip Hawkins in Wigan in time for the couple's honeymoon.

It's proudly photographed against the sea as it is was designed by myself to symbolise my love of the sea and my coastguard husband James."

Lusea Warner-Gale
A newly married couple talk about the theft of an engagement ring on their wedding day.

Reading Lido: Edwardian pool reopens after 43 years

An Edwardian open air swimming pool, left unused for 43 years, has reopened after a four-year restoration.

Reading Lido is believed to be the oldest surviving outdoor municipal pool of the era, but it was closed to the public in 1974.

After the pool was granted Grade II listed status in 2004, a company has been allowed to renovate it.

Carrier leaves home port for first time

The Royal Navy's new £3bn aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has passed the Round Tower on its first sailing out of its home port of Portsmouth.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves mooring

The 65,000-tonne, 900ft (280m) long HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier begins is journey out of Portsmouth for the first time.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth set to sail out of Portsmouth

The Royal Navy's new £3bn aircraft carrier is set to sail out of Portsmouth for the first time.

HMS Queen Elizabeth was unable to leave port last week because of bad weather and ongoing engineering work.

It is currently maneuvering its way out of port for a second series of sea trials.

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Villagers reignite A35 bypass campaign

Lorry in Chideock

A fresh campaign has been launched to build a bypass for a Dorset village blighted by heavy traffic.

Plans to re-route the A35 around Chideock were approved in the early 1990s, but the scheme was shelved when the government withdrew funding.

Villagers are resurrecting their campaign in a bid to get the project included in Highways England's funding plans for 2020 to 2025.

But some fear the loss of passing trade could "kill the village".

Fatal police crash inquiry accused of 'secrecy'

Aston McLean Williams
Family handout

The family of a man who was knocked down and killed by an armed police reponse vehicle has accused a police disciplinary panel of secrecy, as a misconduct inquiry began over the actions of two officers.

Aston McLean Williams was hit by the car in Reading in August 2014 shortly after one officer used pepper spray on him, an inquiry report said.

The victim's family has not been allowed to attend the hearing in Kidlington, near Oxford, and is watching on a TV screen at Ascot police station.

His mother Janet told the panel chairman: "This is not public. If it was being held in public, we would be there."

Another family member called out, "What are you whispering about?", as the panel discussed an application to extend anonymity to all officers involved.

The chairman, John Barrett, threatened to exclude the family from the screening room if there were any further interruptions.

BB gun attack: Man charged with attempted murder

A man was been charged with attempted murder and having an imitation firearm after a man was shot with a suspected BB gun in Basingstoke.

Police previously said a car driver was shot in the face and back when he refused to give a lift to two unknown men who approached him in the street.

The 28-year-old victim was later released from hospital.

A 21-year-old Basingstoke man is due in court today, following the incident in Stag Hill at about 08:30 BST on Saturday.

A second Basingstoke man, aged 23, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

'People with money often think they are above the law'

Slough police have seized a Lamborghini after it was "driving anti-socially" in the town.

The force tweeted twice, once with the vehicle pulled over, and another which the supercar being lifted on to a tow truck.

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Date set to replace 'unfit' NHS database

St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight
Mark Pilbeam

An NHS trust is to replace an "unfit" patient appointment database 17 months after it was linked to a man's death.

The "scandalous" spreadsheet system contributed to Thomas Higgins' death at his home on the Isle of Wight, the island's coroner said in June 2016.

She said all patients on the register were "at risk" because the system lost appointments and often collapsed.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust said the new database, TPP SystmOne, will come into operation on 29 November.

Attempted murder arrest over BB gun attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a car driver, who was shot with a suspected BB gun.

The 28-year-old victim was approaching his vehicle in Stag Hill, Basingstoke, at about 08:30 BST on Saturday, when two unknown men asked him for a lift, police said.

When he refused, he was shot in the face and back. He has since been released from hospital.

A 21-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Man charged with dog walker assault

A man has been charged with assault after a dog walker was "repeatedly punched in the face" in Oxford.

The victim, a 53-year-old man, suffered cuts and a broken nose in the attack in the recreation ground off Oxford Road in Littlemore on 3 June.

A 56-year-old Oxford man is to due to appear before the city's magistrates tomorrow.

Recreation park in Littlemore

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A34 and J8 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M3 northbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J8, A30 (Andover), because of an overturned car.

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

Pedestrian seriously hurt in 'hit-and-run' collision

A pedestrian has been seriously injured in a collision with a vehicle which failed to stop.

The 48-year-old was hit at about 02:12 yesterday on the A4 Bath Road, Kintbury crossroads in Hungerford, police said.

He was taken to hospital with serious head, shoulder and back injuries.

Police said the vehicle, possibly a dark-coloured hatchback, is likely to have been damaged in the crash.

New carrier to leave Portsmouth this afternoon

The £3bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will leave Portsmouth this afternoon, the Royal Navy has confirmed.

The ship's departure for sea trials was delayed because of the weather and ongoing engineering work, its operator said last week.

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Headlines: 'Unfit' NHS system to be replaced

  • The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is to replace an "unfit" patient appointment database 17 months after it was linked to a man's death.
  • A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a car as he walked through Hungerford.
  • A group of villagers in Chideock, Dorset, is renewing a campaign for an A35 bypass.
  • No businesses have so far contributed to a £120m flood protection scheme in Oxford, the Environment Agency has said.

Weather: Dry and sunny, feeling cold

It's a chilly start to the week!

Alina Jenkins has Monday's forecast.

New Forest champion arboriculturist talks about her love of trees

Arboriculturist Jo Hedger is a three-time world tree climbing champion who has a life-long love of working with trees.

She even got married in a tree and recently took part in the UK Open Tree Climbing Competition held in the New Forest.

You can see more on Inside Out South, BBC One at 19:30.

Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J14 for A3113 Airport Way and J13 for A30.

M25 Greater London - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4) and J13, A30 (Staines), because of a broken down car.

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

Gravestones destroyed in Lytchett Minster car crash

Car crash
Dorset Police

At least six gravestones were destroyed when a suspected stolen car careered into a churchyard.

The silver Vauxhall Astra left the road and ploughed into Lytchett Minster parish cemetery shortly after 10:00 on Saturday.

Police said a 16-year-old girl and two men, aged 20 and 21 from Poole, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving offences.

The girl was later de-arrested and is assisting officers voluntarily.

Good morning

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