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  1. Updates from Friday 20 October
  2. Weather warnings as Storm Brian approaches
  3. Council earmarks £15k for live streaming of meetings
  4. Bomb scare 'caused by smouldering barbeque'
  5. Child in 'life-threatening condition' after incident

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That's all for BBC South Live this week, thanks for joining us.

We'll do it all again from Monday at 08:00.

Make sure you watch out for that storm tomorrow.

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Southampton v West Brom: MOTD Commentator's Notes

Simon Brotherton

MOTD commentator

"Goals have been a real problem for Southampton at home throughout the year and this weekend's meeting with West Brom hardly promises a hatful.

"It has the lowest goals-per-game ratio of any fixture in the Premier League to have featured in at least seven seasons.

"Last week's 2-2 draw at St Mary's with Newcastle wasn't too bad though. A familiarly frustrating first half - full of decent possession but no end product - turned into a lively, more direct and much improved second 45 minutes.

"Mauricio Pellegrino will no doubt hope they continue in a similar vein.

"What of Tony Pulis' team? Well, Albion haven't won a game since August and will hope to get something here given that three of the next four games are against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham."

Mauricio Pellegrino
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BreakingGreat South Run events cancelled on Saturday

The 5k, junior and mini Great South Run events - due to be held tomorrow - have been cancelled due to the impending Storm Brian.

The latest forecast in Portsmouth and Southsea predicts strong winds with gusts in excess of 50mph and heavy rain, making conditions unsuitable for participants.

The Great South wheelchair event that was part of the Saturday programme has also been cancelled.

The main Great South Run, due to take place on Sunday, is currently scheduled to go ahead as planned, with an improved forecast.

Stoke City v Bournemouth: MOTD's Commentator's Notes

Martin Fisher

Match of the Day commentator

"A bottom-four clash between two sides already fearing that a gruelling relegation battle lies ahead.

"For Stoke this game can't come quickly enough. After their mauling at Manchester City, it will have been a long week on the training ground for the players, who will be champing at the bit to get it out of their system.

"On paper Bournemouth represent perfect opposition. Beaten six times already, they've yet to pick up an away point.

"Eddie Howe has come through similarly bad spells before and won't sacrifice his footballing principles to get through this one. A repeat of last year's 1-0 win in the Potteries would be very timely."

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Betty, the hearing dog
A hearing dog and her owner have been recognised for their work at a nursing home in Banbury.

Companies fined over spa hotel injuries

A hotel and a management company have been fined after accidents left three hotel workers in hospital.

A receptionist blacked out and a colleague began to vomit after being told to deep clean the spa and pool at Fredrick's Hotel in Maidenhead in 2015.

In a separate incident another employee was burnt while using a decarboniser running at a temperature of 82C (180F).

Fredrick's Hotel

At Reading Crown Court, Arts Hotels UK Ltd admitted failing to ensure its workers' safety and was fined £20,000 with £40,095 costs.

Premier Cru Hotels and Inns LLP admitted a health and safety offence at Slough Magistrates' Court and was fined £3,300, as well paying costs and compensation totalling £6,815.

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275 affecting J10 for A32.

M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. Congestion to J10, A32 (Wickham).

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

Paul Merson's return to football

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Find out how former Pompey captain and England international Paul Merson fared when he turned out in the fourth tier of Welsh football.

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Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J6 for A30 and J7 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J6, A30 (Basingstoke) and J7, A30 (Basingstoke), because of an accident.

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

'PVC canopies' school wins listed status

Three schools built in the 1980s by Hampshire County Council have been awarded Grade ll listings for their architectural merit.

Fleet Infant School was praised for its "teflon-coated PVC canopies to provide shade" while Bosmere Junior School in Havant has "frosted orbs of internal street-lights".

Springwood Junior School in Waterlooville was also approved by Historic England for listed status.

Fleet infant School
Hampshire County Council
Fleet Infant School
Bosmere Junior School
Basher Eyre
Bosmere Junior School

Police name man who died after being hit by car on M27

Police have named the man who died after being hit by a car on the M27 earlier this month.

Nikolajs Leskovskis, 29, of Marston Road, Southampton,was struck by a Citroen Xsara on the M27 entry slip road at junction 5 eastbound near Southampton Airport on 7 October.

His next of kin have been informed. Hampshire police said the investigation is continuing and have appealed for witnesses.

Police and Met Office warn of storm damage

The Met Office has warned of power outages and tree damage in southern England tomorrow because of Storm Brian.

Thames Valley Police said the weather could also damage buildings and disrupt roads.

The force said the high winds would peak between midday and 17:00 BST.

It has asked people only to dial 999 in a real emergency because of the expected high volume of police calls.

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Shock and disbelief in Fordingbridge after toddler's death

Chrissy Sturt

BBC South Today reporter

Neighbours have been reacting with complete shock and disbelief to the news that a three-year-old girl has died.

Police attended an address in Whitsbury Road in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, at 19:00 BST on Thursday following a report of a concern for welfare. The child was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition but later died.

All morning there have been several police vehicles outside the property on Whitsbury Road which leads into Fordingbridge.

Two police officers are standing guard within the cordon.

The area has a small open green area popular with dog walkers who have been horrified to hear the news, although nobody I have spoken to knew the family personally.

A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-year-old girl.

Police cars

Severe accident: A404 Berkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A404 Berkshire northbound severe accident, at A308 Marlow Road affecting A404.

A404 Berkshire - Heavy traffic on A404 northbound in Bisham at Bisham Roundabout, because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to the A404(M) J9b junction.

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

More archaeological digs at Dorchester Roman site

Further archaeological work is to be carried out at a 150-year-old market place built on a former Roman site ahead of a planned revamp.

Dorchester Market

Councillors have already supported plans for Dorchester market and Fairfield car park to be redeveloped.

Concerns raised have included archaeology, the future of the market and parking.

West Dorset District Council has now agreed for further "trenching" work to be carried out.

"This additional work is intended to further investigate any evidence of Roman burials to confirm the absence of any historical interest," said the authority, which has also backed plans for Charles Street in the town centre to be transformed into a supermarket.

Commodore Clipper cancelled tomorrow

Rob England

BBC News Online

The Commodore Clipper has been cancelled tomorrow due to poor weather conditions expected over the weekend, Condor has said.

The ferry company said winds of up to force nine have been predicted, with wave heights expected to average about 6.5m (21 feet).

Sailings would have begun at 09:00 from Portsmouth to Guernsey, continuing to Jersey at 17:20 and then back to Portsmouth at 21:20.

Commodore Clipper

Storm Brian 'could lead to rail delays'

Speed restrictions are planned on several rail lines on Saturday because of severe weather associated with Storm Brian.

The route from Petersfield to Portsmouth and Weymouth is one of those affected, Network Rail said.

The company urged people living near rail lines to ensure that garden furniture, equipment and trampolines are secure and not at risk of being blown onto the tracks or overhead power lines.

trampoline on track
Network Rail

Stab inquiry police hunt group of men

Detectives investigating a stabbing in which a man suffered a severed neck artery have released a new image of a group they want to trace.

The 29-year-old victim was attacked in Commercial Road, Southampton, shortly after midnight on 22 July.

injured man
Hampshire Constabulary
CCTV image
Hampshire Constabulary

Police, who previously released CCTV images of a group of men in Southampton, have released a new image of the group at Gatwick Airport.

Detectives said they believed the men boarded a coach to Gatwick shortly after the attack, before catching a train to London.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J14 for A338 and J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound between J14, A338 (Hungerford) and J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police at the address in Whitsbury Road

The child was taken to Salisbury District Hospital in a life-threatening condition but later died.

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Team news

Stoke v Bournemouth (Sat, 15:00 BST)

Eddie Howe will wait to make a late call on Ryan Fraser ahead of the trip to Stoke after the Scottish winger missed last Saturday's game against Spurs.

Brad Smith and Tyrone Mings remain absent through injury and will miss out.

"Brad (Smith) has seen a specialist, he won't need surgery but he'll be out for a period of time," said Howe.

"Ryan Fraser is 50/50 at the minute to make the game. We'll get his hamstring checked."

Ryan Fraser
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Storm Brian causes event cancellations

Events on Saturday have been cancelled because of the strong winds and rain associated with Storm Brian, due to arrive overnight.

Among those falling foul of the weather are Wimborne Food and Drink Festival and Denmead Apple Day, near Waterlooville.

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Men arrested after knife robbery

Two men have been arrested in Burghfield on suspicion of robbing a security office this morning in Oxford, 25 miles (40km) away .

Police said a quantity of cash was stolen from the office in Osney Lane after "threats were made with a knife".

No-one was injured.

Osney Lane, Oxford

Travel: M40 closed near Slough

Hampshire police search leads to toothy find...

BreakingGirl, 3, dies after Fordingbridge incident

A three-year-old girl, who was taken to hospital from an address in Fordingbridge, has died, police have said.

Officers were called to an address in Whitsbury Road shortly before 19:00 BST yesterday.

The girl was taken to Salisbury hospital and was pronounced dead later in the evening.

A 35-year-old woman from Fordingbridge has been arrested.

Reading Bridge assault victim fears for his livelihood

A man fears he may have lost his sight in one eye and his livelihood after he was the victim of an unprovoked attack in Reading.

Graham, 61, was approached by a group of young people near Reading Bridge at about 23:00 BST on 4 October.

He was punched by a boy who was about 6ft tall and aged between 15 and 16-years-old.

Thames Valley Police said it knows some people witnessed the "completely unprovoked" attack and has asked them to come forward.

A 61-year-old man says he may have to give up his job after he was attacked in Reading

Students to rename Suu Kyi common room

Students at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from its junior common room.

The JCR Committee at St Hugh's College said the de-facto leader of Myanmar's response to reports of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims was "inexcusable".

Aung San Suu Sky
Ben Stanstall

The college earlier removed a portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Tens of thousands of Muslims have fled their homes amid widespread reports of killing and sexual violence in the north of Myanmar.

Council earmarks £15k for live streaming of meetings

A Dorset council is putting aside £15,000 to live stream its meetings online.


East Dorset District Council is proposing the idea which will see meetings broadcast live over the internet.

Christchurch Borough Council has already launched the service, including videos of interviews with members of council staff.

The authorities hopes the move will make councils more accessible to people.

Severe accident: M271 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M271 Hampshire southbound severe accident, at A33 Redbridge Road.

M271 Hampshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M271 southbound at A33, Redbridge Flyover, because of an accident.

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

Bomb scare 'caused by smouldering barbeque'

An explosion which injured a binman in Portsmouth is thought to have been caused by a smouldering barbeque and a disused firework, police have said.

Roads around Southsea Common in Portsmouth were cordoned off for about six hours yesterday while bomb disposal experts examined the scene.

Bomb disposal unit
Perminder Sethi

Refuse workers on the scene said their colleague was burned in the blast, which happened as he threw rubbish from a bin into the truck.

He has been discharged from hospital with minor injuries.

BreakingChild in 'life-threatening condition' after incident

A woman has been arrested and a young child has been taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition after an incident in Fordingbridge, police have said.

Officers said they were called to an address in Whitsbury Road shortly before 19:00 BST yesterday "following a report of a concern for welfare".

A woman was also treated at the scene but did not need hospital treatment.

The calm before the storm...

Strong winds associated with Storm Brian are forecast for tonight.

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Weather: Storm Brian on the way

Wet and windy weather associated with Storm Brian will arrive overnight.

Dan Downs has the forecast for southern England.

South headlines: Search for missing father and sons

  • An "urgent" police search is under way for a man and his two sons who were reported missing from Arborfield, Berkshire, on 2 October
  • Dorset police have made a further arrest over the fatal shooting of businessman Guy Hedger at his home near Ringwood
  • Research has suggested Oxbridge universities are "moving backwards in terms of elitism"
  • An explosion which injured a binman in Portsmouth is thought to have been caused by a smouldering barbeque and a disused firework, police have said

'Wild' New Forest cannabis factory discovered

'Urgent' search for father and two boys

An "urgent" police search is under way for a missing man and his two sons.

Michael John Cole, 43, Michael Lee Cole, eight, and Harry Cole, aged seven, were reported missing from Arborfield in Berkshire on 2 October.

Michael Lee Cole, Michael John Cole, Harry Cole
Thames Valley Police

Supt Shaun Virtue of Thames Valley Police said he did not believe the father posed "any immediate risk" to the boys but that there were concerns for their long-term welfare.

The force is appealing for anyone who has seen them to come forward.