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  1. Updates from Monday 16 October
  2. New intercity trains on GWR line
  3. 30 years since Great Storm

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Robbers flee after failed bid to steal cash machine

Walkford Stores

Would-be robbers left empty-handed after failing to steal a cash machine from a convenience store.

Dorset Police said "a number of offenders" broke into Walkford Stores near Christchurch in the early hours and tried to use a pick-up truck to pull the machine out.

When they were unsuccessful, they drove away in the direction of the A35.

The dark-coloured pick-up, which had been stolen, was later found abandoned.

Anyone with information about the break-in, which happened at 02:45 in Ringwood Road, is urged to contact police.

Prisoner in hospital after incidents at HMP Winchester

A prisoner at HMP Winchester has been taken to hospital following two incidents involving five prisoners in total.

Emergency services were called shortly before 10:00 this morning.

A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) spokesman said a fire was limited to one cell and was quickly extinguished by the fire brigade. There were no injuries to staff or prisoners.

Paramedics also attended the prison to treat a prisoner for non-life threatening injuries. The prisoner has been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

"Both matters have now been resolved and will be referred to police for investigation. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage," the MOJ spokesman added.

Winchester Prison

Man arrested after Oxford bus sex assault

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault in Oxford between 8 September and 28 September.

It is alleged the crime happened on a bus from Oxford city centre to Blackbird Leys, where a man inappropriately touched a woman in her twenties before getting off the bus at a bus stop on Cowley Road.

The police continue to appeal for witnesses, and the man has been released under investigation.

Today's red sun seen from central Oxford...


Seaside towns in England and Wales - and the young families living in them - are suffering the worst levels of debt in the country, new figures reveal.

The Isle of Wight has the highest level of insolvencies among young adults, according to the Insolvency Service, followed by Torbay and Scarborough.

Overall the number of 18 to 34-year-olds becoming insolvent rose by 31.3% between 2015 and 2016.

It comes ahead of a possible rise in interest rates as soon as next month.

Any increase would be the first in the UK for over ten years - and would inevitably make borrowing more expensive.

Debt map

Cannabis factory among properties closed by police

Cannabis plants seized from a factory in Carterton

Thames Valley Police has obtained closure orders preventing people from entering three properties in West Oxfordshire for three months.

The force said over the last month its West Oxfordshire problem solving team has been investigating links between anti-social behaviour and local drug users.

As a result three addresses were issued with closure orders:

  • 373 Thorney Leys, Witney, on 28 August
  • 22 Bourton Close, Witney, on 2 October
  • A cannabis factory in Heather Close, Carterton, on 7 October

We will not tolerate drug dealing and the issues this brings to our communities, especially the impact this has on the vulnerable.

PC Tony MilesWest Oxfordshire problem solving team
Business cards

An order for business cards was refused over concerns about Christians being "marginalised in the workplace".

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Damaged listed Blandford Cemetery wall 'to be partly rebuilt'

A Victorian cemetery wall which was saved from demolition after a Dorset resident succeeded in having it listed by Historic England is to be partly rebuilt.

Blandford Cemetery wall
Blandford Town Council

The town council originally wanted to replace a section of Blandford Forum Cemetery wall with a wooden fence due to its poor condition.

However, Historic England said the entire wall, cemetery gateway and two chapels had been granted a Grade ll listing in September last year following resident Madeleine Bridle's request.

The council has since submitted plans to dismantle and rebuild the section that was damaged by the roots of several lime and sycamore trees.

Blandford Forum Cemetery and wall

Motorcyclist dies in three-vehicle crash


A motorcyclist has died in a crash involving two cars near Winchester.

The accident happened on the A272, north of Morestead just after 12:40 yesterday.

The 45-year-old rider died at the scene. No one else was injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which involved at grey Land Rover Freelander and a blue Skoda Fabia.

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J12 for A4 and J13 for A34 Chieveley.

M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M4 westbound between J12, A4 (Theale) and J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

New intercity train

New high-speed service sees first trip cancelled, and technical issues and a delay on another route.

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Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United: Mauricio Pellegrino positive after 'chaotic' draw

BBC Sport

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says a point is a "positive" after a "chaotic" 2-2 draw as the Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory at St Mary's.

Pellegrino positive after 'chaotic' draw

Tottenham 1-0 Bournemouth: Eddie Howe satisfied with Cherries' game plan

BBC Sport

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says his side defended "very well" and had "good chances" during their 1-0 defeat away at Tottenham.

Howe satisfied with Cherries' game plan

Flybe flights cancelled at Southampton Airport due to weather

Flybe has cancelled a number of flights to and from Southampton Airport as a result of the disruption caused by Storm Ophelia.

Jersey, Paris, Amsterdam, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin flights have been affected.

More details are available on the airline's website.

Flybe planes at Southampton Airport
Flybe planes at Southampton Airport

Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A3(M) Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for B2149 Horndean and J1 for A3.

A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on A3(M) northbound between J2, B2149 (Horndean) and J1, A3 (Clanfield), because of a broken down bus.

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

Sherborne's Pack Monday Fair

Thousands of people are expected to visit Sherborne's annual Pack Monday Fair today.

Pack Monday Fair
Hannah Wilkins

The street market dates back to medieval times and is held on the first Monday after Old Michaelmas Day on 10 October.

It traditionally marks the feast of St Michael the Archangel and is associated with the beginning of autumn. In medieval times, it was also the time of year when agreements were made between farmers and farm labourers.

It came to be known as a pack fair, which is thought to have come from the word pact meaning agreement.

The town also hosts a fun fair.

Eyes peeled for storm-hit wildlife

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Conservationists have urged people to be on the lookout for marine mammals and seabirds blown on to the shores as high winds batter the coast.

Weymouth Wildlife Rescue has urged people to get in touch if they find any creatures in trouble as the tail end of hurricane Ophelia arrives in the UK.

M4's Reading Services crowned best stop-off

The M4's Reading Services Westbound takes the crown for the country's best stop-off - with a customer satisfaction score of 100% in a survey by watchdog Transport Focus.

In compiling the momentous list, the travel watchdog questioned 8,700 customers on key factors including staffing, food and the all-important lavatories.

But bottom of the pile came Heston Services Eastbound, with a lamentable rating of just 62%.

Visitor attractions close amid weather concerns

Predicted high winds have forced a number of attractions to close for the day.

Visitor gardens such as Abbotsbury and Minterne Magna in Dorset are among those telling visitors to stay away.

The National Trust's Hardy's Cottage, Clouds Hill and Max Gate are also shut.

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Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Hurricane Ophelia'

Red sun
Colin Cradock

An "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across parts of England.

The phenomenon has been seen in the South West, West Midlands, North West and North East.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said it was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

He added that debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part.

NHS trust scraps faxing of patient data

John Radcliffe Hospital
Bill Nicholls

Fax machines at an NHS Trust in Oxfordshire have been switched off as part of a modernisation programme.

The technology has survived in the health service because it is viewed as a secure way of sending confidential information.

Chief information and digital officer Peter Knight said it was "one of the first" trusts to turn off its faxes along with the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Berkshire sides await FA Cup draw

Watch out for some excellent balls in felt bag action later on, as two Berkshire sides will be in the hat for the FA Cup first round.

National League side Maidenhead United, who reached the first round proper after a 2-1 victory over Havant and Waterlooville, will be draw ball 69.

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Slough Town, two leagues below them in the Southern League Premier, will be draw ball 74.

League One and Two teams enter the competition at this stage, meaning either side could play dream day out against a team like Blackburn Rovers or Portsmouth.

The tie will take place on BBC Two at 19:00 BST.

Wool gas emergency: 'Roads to reopen soon'

A gas leak which forced the closure of a number of roads in Wool, Dorset, has been fixed, the network company has said.

SGN said a gas governor - an above-ground installation that regulates gas pressure - was damaged by a third party.

The incident led to the A352, which runs through the middle of the town, being closed by emergency services. SGN said it was due to reopen again shortly.

Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A420 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between A338 and A34 Western By-Pass Road.

A420 Oxfordshire - A420 closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Tubney Wood Roundabout in Appleton and Botley Interchange in Botley, because of a serious accident. Diversion in operation - Eastbound traffic to follow the solid circle diversion route. Westbound traffic to follow the solid square diversion route. Congestion on A34 Western By Pass Road to Peartree Interchange.

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

Laptop covered in clothes caused house fire

Quarry Hollow

A laptop covered in clothing has been blamed for a bedroom fire in Headington, Oxfordshire, this morning.

Crews were called to the house in Quarry Hollow at 08:00.

Firefighters removed drawers from the bedroom containing the laptop and clothing and put it in the garden.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said the laptop overheated during charging because it had been covered in clothes.

Damaged gas main closes roads

Several streets in Wool, Dorset, have been closed because of a damaged gas main.

Police set up a 60m exclusion zone after being called at 12:45.

Dorchester Road is closed between Burton Cross roundabout and the junction with Tout Hill.

People are being urged to avoid the area.

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More areas added to flood warning list

Portland beach road

Chiswell has been added to the areas where flooding is expected later.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the causeway between Portland and Wyke Regis, saying it could become impassable in the period after high tide.

Severe disruption: A352 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A352 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between B3071 Station Road and Burton Road.

A352 Dorset - A352 in Wool closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B3071 Station Road junction and the Burton Road junction, because of damaged gas main.

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

United and City in FA Cup draw

Oxford United and Oxford City are in the hat for the FA Cup first round draw tonight, which is being made live on BBC2.

City made it through thanks to a Matt Paterson winner in the final qualifying round win over Bognor, who was relieved that a missed penalty wasn't costly.

United are buzzing too after winning their third straight league one game - United got the winner nine minutes from time as on-loan Alex Mowatt sealed the victory with his first Oxford goal.

United are back into the top six after that and they'll be number 33 in the FA Cup draw tonight.

Oxford City will be number 68 and Brackley Town or Billericay will be ball number 63 after they drew 3-3 at the weekend - the replay in Essex is tomorrow night.

More EU nationals leaving the NHS

NHS chart

The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs in the NHS is rising, while the share of those joining is shrinking.

The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which showed the trend in England over the past two-and-a-half years.

Health experts say the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 was behind the trend.

The Department of Health says new language requirements for EU nurses may have played a part.

Poole Hospital is ranked among the NHS trusts where the share of EU staff leaving increased the most.

Flooding likely at Lyme and West Bay

West Bay harbour

Flood warnings have been issued for Lyme Regis and West Bay harbours after high tide this evening.

The Environment Agency said flooding was expected for two hours following high water at 17:15.

In West Bay, inner habour levels are likely to reach 6.67m due to large waves and force 7 south-westerly winds.

People are urged to stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow instructions from emergency services.

High-speed train journey 'a bit like Brexit'

You can wait and see whether that is a good or a bad thing.

We caught up with some of the passengers on the maiden train journey for the new Hitachi 800 high-speed trains between London and Bristol.

Broken air conditioning and a 41-minute delay somewhat overshadowed the launch of the new fleet.

Adam Jameh being taken away from police

The sacked security guard was charged with aggravated trespass following his 21-hour protest.

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Ram raid in Christchurch: Did you see anything?

Witness appeal: Ram raid at Walkford Stores, Walkford, Christchurch during the early hours. Please call 101 with information.

Football: Victory for Pompey but defeat for Cherries

Steven Davis of Southampton clears the ball from his goal
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Southampton twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Newcastle at St Mary's yesterday.

Manolo Gabbiadini scored both goals for Saints.

But Bournemouth returned from London empty handed on Saturday after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Spurs.

In the Championship, Reading returned from Leeds with three points after a 1-0 victory at Elland Road.

In League One, Portsmouth beat MK Dons 2-0 at Fratton Park.

Woman dies after Basingstoke crash

A woman has died in hospital after a crash in Basingstoke last month.

The crash involving two cars happened in Kempshott Lane on Saturday 23 September.

One of the drivers, an 84-year-old woman from Overton, was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said, despite treatment, she died on Friday 6 October.

The driver of the other car - a 31-year-old man from Cambridgeshire - was taken to Basingstoke Hospital with serious injuries.