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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 23 October
  2. Paralysed woman finishes Great South Run
  3. Heart transplant mum's appeal
  4. Pedestrian hits by bus dies
  5. Isle of Wight to host UK Pride

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Severe disruption: A3020 Isle Of Wight northbound

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A3020 Isle Of Wight northbound severe disruption, between A3054 and A3054 Forest Road.

A3020 Isle Of Wight - A3020 Medina Way in Newport closed northbound between the A3054 junction and the A3054 Forest Road junction, because of emergency repairs.

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

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Isle of Wight Pride 'ecstatic' at festival announcement

Organisers of Isle of Wight Pride which has been selected to host UK Pride have promised "the best beach party the island has ever seen."

The island - which held its first pride event this summer - beat five other bids to hold the festival, which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Organiser Yve White said she was "ecstatic and overwhelmed".

It will be held on 21 July 2018 with the theme "I own my destiny".

Pride
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The 2017 UK Pride event was held in Hull

It's amazing people have faith in us and it will highlight other isolated communities around the country to have their own Pride. We'll have a lot of visitors so it will bring in money for hotels and local business - it'll be great for everyone."

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TV show gets Reading prison treatment

The glitz and glamour of the showbiz world has found its way to Reading prison today.

A film crew has been setting up down at the site, the future of which is still up for debate.

After a little bit of digging, we have found out that filming is taking place for the BBC America programme Killing Eve.

The show stars Jodie Comer (famous for Doctor Foster and Thirteen) but is unlikely to be shown in the UK, we understand.

Prison pic
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prison pic
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Appeal after isle of Wight woman indecently assaulted in kitchen

Police on the Isle of Wight have appealed for information after a woman was indecently assaulted in her kitchen in Freshwater.

The man, described as being in his 30s with slim build, entered the woman's house through an open back door on Friday afternoon.

Police said she did not know him but he knew her name. He indecently assaulted the woman, who is aged in her 30s, by touching her over her clothing.

He left the house and is believed to have walked across the field behind the Isle of Wight Sports Centre.

Speed campaign launched in New Forest

Hannah Bewley

BBC News Online

New Forest authorities, commoners' organisations and the police have joined together to appeal to local drivers to slow down as the clocks go back, to prevent animal deaths and injuries in the longer nights.

Nearly 100 New Forest animals were killed or injured last year, with a quarter killed after the clocks went back and on four key routes.

New signs are being placed on the roads which are most prone to crashes involving animals.

New Forest speed campaign
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Aircraft carrier to set sail on Tuesday

The UK's biggest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is due to set sail from Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow to begin the second phase of its sea trials.

The aircraft carrier has been undergoing engineering work in the dockyard over the last two months.

In the House of Commons, Defence Minister Harriet Baldwin praised the "10,000 people" who had worked on the ship's construction and development.

HMS Queen Elizabeth
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Funding boost for Oxford homeless

Oxford City Council is giving £1.5m to help former rough sleepers find accommodation in the city.

The money will go towards building a replacement to Simon House, which was due to close next spring. Extra funding means the hostel will now stay open whilst the new one is built.

Simon House
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Trio warned over over Storm Brian antics

Wyke Coastguard Rescue Team has posted pictures of people potentially putting themselves in danger at the height of Saturday's Storm Brian on the Dorset Coast.

The three were alerted by the coastguards blasting their siren at Pulpet Rock in Portland on Saturday.

Storm Brian brought gales causing disruption, power cuts and flood warnings across the west of the country on Saturday.

Storm pictures
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Harry Redknapp interested in 'fantastic' Scotland job

BBC Sport

Harry Redknpapp
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Former Portsmouth and Southampton boss Harry Redknapp says he would be interested in succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.

Strachan stepped down earlier this month after failing to guide his country to the World Cup.

Redknapp, 70, who lives in Dorset, was sacked by Birmingham City in September after a run of six straight defeats.

"Of course," the veteran manager replied when asked if the Scotland vacancy would interest him.

"It must be a fantastic job to have. I think Gordon did what he could," he said.

Benali opens new Southampton play area

Former Saints defender Francis Benali cut the ribbon to open the new play area on Southampton Common.

The £500,000 facility includes water features, a zip wire and two slides.

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Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

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M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334.

M27 Hampshire - M27 busy but moving and lane blocked on exit slip road westbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down van.

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

Pedestrian dies after two-car collision in Ascot

A pedestrian has died in a collision that involved two cars in Berkshire.

The 76-year-old man was fatally injured on Kings Ride near the junction with Prince Albert Drive, in Ascot, at about 23:30 BST on Saturday.

Kings Ride
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The collision took place on Kings Ride in Ascot, near the junction with Prince Albert Drive

Thames Valley Police said he died at the scene, while the occupants of the vehicles, a Volkswagen Sharan and a Ford Focus, were uninjured.

The force have asked for witnesses who may have seen a man walking along the road around the time of the collision. The man's next of kin have been informed.

Horticulture charity launches veterans appeal

Sophia Seth

BBC South Today

A charity is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mayfields Nursery, near Southampton, already provides gardening therapy for people with mental health issues. It is hoping to raise £5,000 to develop its work in helping ex-servicemen through gardening and horticultural activities.

Kevin Macey
BBC

I was a prisoner in my own home until I was introduced to Mayfield. If I have a flashback or an anxiety attack, there are people here who know what's going on and what's wrong and they are here to comfort you and help you

Kevin MaceyEx-serviceman

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A43 Brackley affecting B4027.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J9, A34 (Bicester) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion on A34 to Islip Turn Off.

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

Last bit of marathon 'really hurt'

Watch: A clip of Jessica running with her children

A mother-of-two who's claiming a new world record for running a marathon while pushing a double buggy says she was confident she would achieve her aim.

Jessica Bruce, from Bristol, completed the Abingdon Marathon on Sunday in three hours, 22 minutes and five seconds.

It was like pushing this huge machine into a headwind but we managed to keep going. The last few hours really hurt but I was fairly confident we would be able to do about three hours 45 minutes so it was better then I thought.

Jessica Bruce

Support for Wantage leisure centre plan

Plans to build a multi-million pound leisure centre in Wantage are set to go ahead after support for the facility in a public consultation.

The centre would be built at Mably Way in the town next to the A417. It's hoped it would meet the needs of residents of the thousands of homes that are to be built in the area by 2031.

Under the proposals, Vale of the White Hourse District Council will pay £18.8m upfront for the new centre, but will receive significant contributions from housing developers.

More than 80% of people living in the area who responded to the consultation back the idea of the facility - and 70% agreed with the location.

Mably Way, Wantage
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The centre would be built at Mably Way, Wantage

Parts of surf reef wash up at Bournemouth

Parts of Boscombe's ill-fated surf reef are believed to have been washed ashore during Storm Brian over the weekend.

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Beach Road car park

The council says the car park is underused and would benefit more people if it was developed.

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Residents in car park closure fight

Beach Road car park
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Residents in Poole are fighting to save a car park from being turned into flats.

Borough of Poole council has already started proceedings to free up Beach Road car park in Canford Cliffs so that it can be sold to housing developers.

The authority says the facility, which has been protected by a restrictive covenant since 1926, is underused.

But residents say the car park, which is near the beach, is much needed and closing it would force beachgoers to park outside their houses instead.

Oxford hospital pipeline wins accolade

A 15m wide underground pipeline that transfers heat and energy between two hospitals in Oxford has won a prestigious award.

The link connects the city's John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals and health bosses estimate it will save about £460,000 each year on bills.

Building work finished in May after delays caused when contractors started work without the right permission.

It won Sustainability Project of the Year from the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says the project has been completed without any impact on patient care. The 1.6-mile (2.2km) pipe was laid under several roads in Headington.

Pipeline
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Murder suspect suffers 'medical episode'

Fordingbridge murder scene
BBC

A woman who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-year-old girl has suffered a "medical episode" in custody, police have said.

Officers 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.

The 35-year-old woman was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

Police said inquiries in relation to her would "resume at an appropriate time".

Dame Kelly Holmes in Great South Run

Among the 20,000 runners taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday was Dame Kelly Holmes.

The double Olympic champion was the official race starter and was not intending to actually run - but couldn't resist getting her trainers on to tackle the 10-mile route though Portsmouth.

Kelly Holmes
BBC

From waking up this morning and not thinking I was going to run, to running the 10 miles, I'm quite happy. It's a great route - nice and flat and everyone was having fun."

Dame Kelly Holmes

Teachers warned WW2 genius over 'vague ideas'

Alan Turing
Science Photo Library

A school report stating World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing needed to buck up his ideas if he wanted to get into Cambridge University is going on public display for the first time.

Turing's teachers at Sherborne School in Dorset warned about his "hasty work" and "vague ideas".

The report forms part of an exhibition which opens tomorrow at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.

Oxford held to draw at home to Rotherham

BBC Sport

Rotherham recovered from 3-1 down to earn a draw with Oxford United in an action-packed game at the Kassam Stadium.

Joe Newell volleyed the Millers in front on 20 minutes after a poor defensive header by Canice Carroll.

But the Us stormed back to lead 3-1, despite missing a penalty only for Rotheram to claw back the deficit and claim a point.

Claire Lomas on 'tough' Great South Run challenge

Paralysed fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has spoken of her relief after completed her toughest challenge to date by walking the route of the Great South Run, over 24 hours in a bionic suit.

Claire, who was left paralysed from the chest down 10 years ago, crossed the finish line of the 10-mile run in Southsea.

She started her challenge on the Great South Run start line on Sunday along with 20,000 other runners and continued throughout the day and night with no sleep.

Claire Lomas
Great South Run

"It's been tough - I'm so relieved to get there. It takes immense physical and mental effort. It keeps driving me forward all the donations and support. It has just been incredible over the past 24 hours

Claire Lomas
Claire Lomas
Great South Run

In Pictures: Great South Run 2017

BBC Sport

Crowds lined the streets of Portsmouth and Southsea yesterday to cheer on more than 20,000 competitors in this year's Great South Run.

Great South Run
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Great South Run
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Great South Run
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Great South Run
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Great South Run
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Pellegrino pleased with 'difficult' win

Southampton 1-0 West Brom:

Mauricio Pellegrino says he is pleased following Saints' 1-0 win over West Brom at St Mary's on Saturday evening.

Three-year-old Reading girl desperately needs a heart donation
Lisa Mallett donated her one-year-old daughter's heart valves - now another of her children needs a heart transplant.

Bournemouth overcame big challenge - Howe

BBC Sport

Howe

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says his side knew Stoke City would be a "big challenge", which they overcame beating the Potters 2-1.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down car.

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

Isle of Wight Pride

A major celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is set to be staged.

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Severe disruption: M275 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M275 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between M27 J12 and A3 Stamshaw Road.

M275 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M275 southbound between M27 J12, Portsmouth and A3, Rudmore Roundabout, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Pellegrino pleased with 'difficult' win

BBC Sport

Southampton 1-0 West Brom:

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says he thought his side deserved a 1-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Island chosen to host UK Pride event

The Isle of Wight has been chosen to host the second UK Pride event.

The island beat bids by Exeter, Folkestone, Liverpool, Preston, and Cymru to hold the festival which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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