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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 17 October
  2. Bournemouth council buying homeless one-way train tickets
  3. Oxfordshire theatre wins prestigious award
  4. Stamp-sized book created for Windsor doll house published

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Teacher jailed over dating app child sex

Thomas Goodey
Hampshire Police

A teacher has been jailed for sexual offences against two boys after meeting them through an online dating app.

Thomas Goodey, 27, took one of the boys to a hotel where he gave him vodka before carrying out sexual acts.

He had a sexual encounter with the other child after inviting him to his mother's house while she was away, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

Goodey, from the Isle of Wight, was jailed for four years after previously admitting six offences.

Rat infested takeaway closed over hygiene fears

Hot Stuff, Oxford Road
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A takeaway in Reading was shut down following a rat infestation which presented an "imminent risk" to human health, the council has said.

Council officers said they found fresh faeces on a work surface where food was prepared at Hot Stuff Tandoori in Oxford Road when they visited on 2 October.

The decision to close the takeaway was upheld by Reading magistrates who ordered the owners to pay £1,072 in fines and costs during a hearing on Friday, the council said.

Sarah Hacker, Reading Borough Council's lead member for customer services, said there was "no excuse" for the hygiene breaches.

Man attacked with baseball bat during Bournemouth burglary

A 19-year-old man was attacked by a stranger with a baseball bat during an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth.

Talbot Road, Winton
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The offender, a man in his late 20s, went to an address in Talbot Road, Winton, and asked for a specific person.

He later attacked the victim with a bat and attempted to tie him up with cable ties during Sunday's attack.

He then stole a number of items from the property including a laptop, phone and watches.

Four-level beach huts set for refusal

Plans for 45 beach huts on four levels on Dorset's Jurassic Coast are set to be refused.

The proposals for the beach at the Pines Hotel on Burlington Road in Swanage also include communal toilets and stairways.

An artist's impression of the Pines Hotel beach huts
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The huts would be on four levels, and look out over Swanage Bay

Purbeck District Council said it had recommended the application be refused as it would "cause significant harm to the landscape character" of the area.

The hotel owners said the huts would bring in tourism.

An artist's impression of the Pines Hotel beach huts

Four-level beach huts set for refusal

The hotel owners said the huts would bring tourism to the area.

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Saints interest in World Cup play-off draw

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Southampton midfielder Steve Davis gives his reaction to the World Cup play-off draw in which Northern Ireland drew Switzerland.

Fellow Saint Shane Long will face Denmark with the Republic of Ireland, while Manolo Gabbiadini's Italy face Sweden.

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Damp weather across the South

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, before J13 for A34 Chieveley.

M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic on M4 westbound before J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of an accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

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M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for .

M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

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A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between A44 Woodstock Road and B4449.

A40 Oxfordshire - A40 Northern By Pass Road closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Wolvercote Roundabout in Wolvercote and Eynsham Roundabout in Eynsham, because of an accident involving a car and an ambulance.

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

Carisbrooke castle 'among scariest in country'

Carisbrooke Castle, on the Isle of Wight, has been voted the third 'spookiest' castle in the country, according to English Heritage (EH) Staff.

The castle's deep well was the site of a young girl's drowning, is believed to be haunted by several figures.

Employees said they often heard the sound of children laughing in rooms.

Carisbrooke Castle
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Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire topped the poll, with Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire coming second.

The 1,800 EH employees rated the site they work at on a "spooky scale".

Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

Ghost of boy 'seen at spookiest castle'

The ghost apparently held visitors' hands at the castle, dubbed the "spookiest" by English Heritage.

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Three arrests after Maidenhead stabbing

Three arrests have been made after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Maidenhead.

Police were called to reports of the attack on the High Street at 18:40 BST yesterday.

The victim was taken to hospital with injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening, Thames Valley Police said.

Three boys, all aged 15 and 16 and from Slough, have been detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Question Time heads to Portsmouth

The BBC show Question time will be coming to Portsmouth next Thursday.

The programme, which allows members of the public to put questions to political and cultural figures, will take place at the Guildhall in the city.

Dimbleby
BBC
Come one, come all to see master presenter David Dimbleby in the wild

The panel includes Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, former SNP First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, and the comedian and actor Omid Djalili, with other guests will be decided closer to the day.

If you want to apply to be on the programme, you can here.

Can a Bugatti handle a drive-through?

Former racing driver Archie Hamilton has become an internet star by putting luxury cars in everyday situations.

In one of his most viewed videos on YouTube, he wanted to see if a £1m Bugatti Veyron could handle a fast-food drive-through.

The 26-year-old, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, once competed at Le Mans but now makes a living by posting motoring reviews online.

Cloudy and wet afternoon ahead

After a bright start to the day, conditions will become cloudier as the afternoon progresses before rain this evening.

Temperatures will peak at 14C before dropping to 12C overnight.

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Severe accident: A327 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A327 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between A30 and M3 J4A.

A327 Hampshire - A327 in Fleet closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A30 junction and Farnborough, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

Rat-infested Reading restaurant closed by council

A Reading restaurant has been closed after council inspectors found a "major rat infestation".

Hot Stuff Tandoori, on Oxford Road, was visited by food safety officers on 2 October after a customer complained that rats had been spotted in the kitchen.

Among the findings made by inspectors were "a large number of droppings and fresh faeces on a work surface which was being used for the preparation of ready-to-eat foods".

Hot Stuff
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Reading Borough Council's Sarah Hacker said: “There is no excuse for these kind of breaches of basic food hygiene.

"While the majority of food outlets in Reading are responsible, that was clearly not the case here".

After the council obtained a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order from Reading Magistraites' Court, Hot Stuff cannot open until food safety officers are satisfied the restaurant is free from rats and there is no risk to customer health.

Meet Basingstoke's YouTube sensation

You may well have seen this profile of Archie Hamilton, a YouTuber and former professional racing driver from Basingstoke.

This video shows the day from his perspective, showing lots of reporter Ben Moore and his superb beard, and a day in the life of a YouTuber with millions of subscribers, as he meets up with fellow "influencers" in a field in Oxfordshire.

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New clinical chair appointed by Oxfordshire CCG

Protest outside Oxford Examination Halls
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Campaigners protested before Oxfordshire CCG agreed to changes at Horton General Hospital in August

The group responsible for planning and overseeing the NHS in Oxfordshire has appointed a new clinical chair.

Dr Kiren Collison will take over the role at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group from Dr Joe McManners in December.

She is a GP in Witney and has worked in the county for 13 years.

Earlier this year Oxfordshire CCG's board controversially agreed to permanently downgrade maternity services at Horton General Hospital.

The move was part of the first phase of plans to redesign Oxfordshire's NHS with the second part, which will look at A&E services and community hospitals, still due to be published,

Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me

BBC Two

New Forest broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham offers an insight into Asperger's Syndrome in a special documentary on BBC Two this evening.

The Springwatch presenter is autistic - he has Asperger's Syndrome, which means he struggles in social situations, has difficulty with human relationships and is, by his own admission, "a little bit weird".

Confronting this deeply personal subject with brutal honesty, and reflecting on the devastating struggles of his adolescence, Chris explores the question of whether he would ever want to be cured himself or whether, ultimately, Asperger's has helped make him who he is today.

Chris Packham
BBC

Bridport care home 'failed to report abuse claims'

A care home where staff failed to report abuse allegations has been rated "inadequate" by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Inspectors found two claims of abuse at Sidney Gale House in Bridport were not reported to the local authority or the police and CQC, as required.

It also found staff were not following procedures to keep residents safe following an allegation of abuse.

Owners Tricuro Ltd have been contacted for a response.

The CQC inspection, which took place in August, revealed seven breaches of regulations.

The care home, for people with dementia and mental health conditions, was also reprimanded for not ensuring staff were suitable to work with vulnerable people.

Sidney Gale House
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Double representation for Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight would get a second member of Parliament under a shake-up of constituency boundaries being published today.

The boundary commission has been working for six years to reduce the overall number of MPs while spreading out the numbers of people they each represent more evenly.

With nearly 140,000 residents (2011 census) but only one member of Parliament, the island is one of the most populated constituencies in the United Kingdom (more than 50% above the English average).

Isle of Wight
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The island's population could be split into new east and west constituencies.

Some pundits argue it is unlikely to get through the Commons now as Northern Ireland's constituencies are affected and the DUP are unlikely to support the Conservatives.

Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets

A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

Some spent more than £1,000 a year on fares and charity Homeless Link called the scale "worrying".

In Bournemouth - which had 39 rough sleepers in 2016 - the council said it had arranged 144 reconnections in three-and-a-half years.

One rough sleeper, Gareth Glendall-Pickton - who grew up in the seaside town - claimed he was recently offered a ticket to Manchester, where he did not know anyone and had never been to previously.

"It made me feel sick," he explained. "I've lived here all my life... it's soul-destroying.

"I think what they want to do is to get the homeless people out of Bournemouth, because all the new people coming to the area are seeing all those homeless people sitting there.

"[The council] see it as making Bournemouth a bad place."

The government said it was investing £550 million to tackle homelessness.

Gareth Glendall-Pickton
BBC
Gareth Glendall-Pickton said being offered a one-way train ticket was "soul-destroying"

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J3 for M271 affecting J4 for M3.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J3, M271 (Romsey), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J4 M3.

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

Ex-homelessness hostel to be demolished

Lucy Faithful House
Google

A former homelessness hostel in Oxford is to be demolished after the city's council agreed to the plan last night.

Lucy Faithful House had 61 beds before it closed last January.

Oxford City Council has since agreed a deal for a new hostel to be created on an alternative site.

A report by council officers says this means Lucy Faithful House is not required and the site will be redeveloped for housing

School closed due to water leak

A Berkshire school expects to be closed for the whole day due to a water leak, which has cut off water to the school.

Thames Water say that they are working to resolve the problem, and hope to have finished it by the afternoon.

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Are house prices in the South on the slide?

House prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, BBC analysis has revealed.

In 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007.

Regional divide
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Parts of Berkshire are dramatically bucking that trend, however, with prices in parts of Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough up by around 50 percent in the past decade.

In Oxfordshire, only 20% of wards have seen a decrease in house prices.

In fact, across the South East in general, 80% of wards saw an increase in house prices.

On the Isle of Wight, 85% of wards saw a decrease in real terms over the last ten years.

Oxfordshire theatre wins prestigious award

An Oxfordshire theatre has won the award for being the most welcoming theatre in the country for the second year in a row.

The Mill at Sonning beat 11 other regional theatres nominated for the title in the UK Theatre Awards.

Brian
BBC
The theatre has featured a wide range of productions, including one directed by Brian Blessed last year

The converted 18th century flour mill was judged on the quality of its staff, food and drink, community feel, and of course, the entertainment.

Rumour has it that a certain movie star*, who lives in an adjoining property, likes to sneak in and watch a few performances from time to time...

*Yes, we are talking about George Clooney

Looks like it is getting autumnal

Alex Osborne has Tuesday's weather.

Local teams get chance for FA Cup upset

Oxford City and Maidenhead United will have the chance of creating a cupset in the first round of the FA Cup, after the draw was made last night.

National League South side Oxford City will take on League Two team Colchester United, while Maidenhead, led by 1980 cup winner Alan Devonshire, will take on the 1987 victors Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City
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Maidenhead will face 1987 winners Coventry City

The full list of local teams in FA Cup first round:

Port Vale v Oxford United

Colchester United v Oxford City

Luton Town v Portsmouth

Coventry City v Maidenhead United

Gainsborough Trinity v Slough Town

Stamp-sized book created for Windsor doll house published

A postage stamp-sized book created for a royal dolls' house in Windsor Castle has been published for the first time.

The 39 x 10 mm book contains the 1,100-word story A Note of Explanation by author and poet Vita Sackville-West.

Book
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The Royal Collection Trust said it was "thrilled" the previously little-known work would reach a wider audience

It was one of 200 volumes produced in 1922 for display in the miniature library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House, but was never published.

The Royal Collection Trust said it was "thrilled" the previously little-known work would reach a wider audience.

Tuesday's traffic issues

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In Berkshire, there is plenty of traffic on the M4 (London-bound between J12 and J11, J7, and J4b for the M25). There is also plenty of congestion in Bracknell and Bagshot due to an earlier accident.

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