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  1. Updates from Tuesday 5 December

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That's all for today

Thank you for joining us again today.

We will back tomorrow at 08:00 with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

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Pied delight at Saints return to action

BBC Sport

Jeremy Pied
Jeremy Pied (white shirt) started at right-back for Southampton against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium

Southampton defender Jeremy Pied is enjoying life again after putting an injury-ridden year behind him.

The 28-year-old returned to action for Saints in their 1-1 draw at Bournemouth on Sunday following a knee injury which ruled him out for most of last season.

"It was nice to be back out there and I'm really happy to play and find more rhythm," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"Training's great, but the intensity of playing a Premier League game is really different. I gave my everything."

The JR

Access to the John Radcliffe Hospital is due to be "severely affected" by roadworks next month.

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Abuse video 'widely shared' by children


A "disturbing" video containing indecent images of two children is being "shared extensively" on social media, police have said.

Hampshire Constabulary said it had been contacted by police "across England".

The force said two Hampshire children had been safeguarded.

A 25-year-old Stockport man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and possession and distribution of indecent images.

Man stabbed in arm during street attack

Junction of Lydford Road and Lydford Gardens

A man was stabbed in the arm during a street attack in Bournemouth, police have said.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was assaulted with an unknown weapon at about 20:00 GMT on Monday at the junction of Lydford Road and Lydford Gardens.

He was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

Dorset Police said the force helicopter was launched to search for two suspects in the West Howe area of the town.

Det Sgt Garry Knight said: "We continue to investigate this incident and are looking into why this victim was targeted."

"One punch can kill" launched to reduce violence

Police and councils in Oxfordshire will launch a "one punch can kill" campaign in a bid to reduce violent crime in the run up to Christmas.

Staff in pubs will be asked to wear t-shirts and put up posters to raise awareness of violence in relation with alcohol.

Police said latest figures showed incidents of violence against a person had increased by 11% in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police along with Cherwell and West Oxfordshire District Councils will head up the campaign over the next two weekends.

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J4B for M25 and J5 for A4 affecting J4 for A408 Heathrow Spur.

M4 Berkshire - Slow traffic on M4 out of town between J4b M25 and J5, A4 (Langley), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4, A408 (Heathrow Spur).

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

Two-vehicle collision on the A4

Ewe rescued from mud

Sheep in mud
The ewe was rescued from mud at RSPCA Otmoor

A sheep has been rescued from thick mud in Oxfordshire.

The RSPCA was called after a passer-by spotted the ewe at Otmoor RSPB reserve.

"Luckily she wasn't injured, just trapped and very frightened", said animal collection officer Grace Mead.

"She clearly couldn't climb to safety herself so needed a little help to get out", she added.

Mother of Briton killed in Syria speaks of 'hero' son

Jane Lyndon and son Oliver Hall
Jane Lyndon
Jane Lyndon says she did not know her son was in Syria

The mother of a British man who was killed in Syria has spoken of her "hero" son, who she tried to persuade to come home.

Oliver Hall, 24, volunteered to fight with the YPG, the Kurdish-led armed group which has been battling against so-called Islamic State.

Mr Hall was killed during an operation to clear mines from Raqqa in November.

Jane Lyndon said: "He was a fun loving, cheeky, mischievous boy, who grew up to be a courageous and handsome man."

Mr Hall went to Bay House School, in Gosport, Hampshire, and after leaving school attended Fareham College, where he trained to be a telecommunications engineer.

Plans for new Premier Inn revealed north of Oxford

Teenager held at knife point outside community centre

A 16-year-old boy was ordered to hand over his motorbike keys at knife point outside a community centre in Newbury.

The victim was approached from behind by a male who grabbed him by the neck and held a blade to his face, police said.

The teenager managed to break free and nothing was stolen from him during the incident last Wednesday outside the Riverside Community Centre.

A 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys from Newbury have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released under investigation.

Riverside Community Centre
Riverside Community Centre

Man 'punched and kicked' in cash point robbery

Cunningham Crescent post office

A man was punched and kicked during a robbery at a cash point in Bournemouth, police have said.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was attacked by three men outside the post office in Cunningham Crescent, West Howe, at 02:35 GMT on Saturday.

His wallet was taken and he sustained cuts and bruises which were treated at hospital.

A 26-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released while inquiries continue.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J10 for A31 and J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M3 southbound between J10, A31 (Winchester) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Killer granted new compensation hearing

A woman with paranoid schizophrenia who stabbed her own mother to death has been granted an appeal hearing in a claim against her NHS carers.

Ecila Henderson killed 69-year-old Rosemary Armstrong in Pokesdown, Bournemouth, in August 2010.

Flats in Queensland Road

Henderson lost a £300,000 claim against Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust in December 2016, after arguing the death arose from inadequate care.

The Court of Appeal said the case raises important legal questions.

Flats in Queensland Road

Killer granted new compensation hearing

A woman with paranoid schizophrenia who killed her mother is allowed an appeal hearing in her compensation claim.

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The legend behind Berkshire's flag

Severe accident: A4 Berkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A4 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between A3032 London Road and Bath Road.

A4 Berkshire - A4 New Bath Road in Hare Hatch closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A3032 London Road junction and the Bath Road junction, because of an accident involving a motorbike.

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

Man bitten during beach car park robbery

Bath Road South

A man sitting in his car was bitten, punched and hit with a bottle during a robbery in a beach-side car park, police have said.

Three men approached the victim, who is in his 20s, in Bournemouth's Bath Road South car park at about 23:00 GMT on Monday.

They initially asked for directions before telling the man to hand over his phone and wallet.

The man suffered a cut to his head and a bite mark on his shoulder.

Dorset Police said officers were "trawling CCTV" to identify the offenders.

Weather: Cloudy afternoon ahead

After an overcast start to the day, more of the same is expected this afternoon. .

Temperatures are forecast to peak at 9C before falling to 7C overnight.

BBC weather

Father Christmas reveals one of his traindeer

Introducing a Christmas-themed train, which has been decorated with seasonal imagery for the lucky people travelling between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone on Chiltern Railways.

Chiltern Railways

It took two days to create the artwork, which has been marketed as the "fastest-ever sleigh".

Chiltern Railways

Portsmouth new arterial road layout plans submitted

Portsmouth and New York

Plans have been submitted for a new road into Portsmouth city centre which would allow the area to be redeveloped.

The £60m road project would divert the main arterial route into the city.

Council leader Donna Jones previously said the scheme would unlock land for "beautiful, striking tall buildings", creating "an almost New York-type skyline" for the city.

The plans have been amended following a consultation to improve cycle routes and access to Victory Retail Park.

Could we see the end of the quiet carriage?

Quiet train carriages can often be the source of plenty debate - they can be a safe haven for some, a pain in the neck for others.

Now South Western Railway, whose services cover lines to London from Weymouth, through Dorset, Portsmouth, and Reading, as well as the Island line on the Isle of Wight, are considering getting rid of them altogether.

The operator are asking for commuters to vote on the future of the carriages on their website as part of a discussion on the topic.

South Western Railway

"There's a limited amount of action we can take", said South Western's head of customer experience Christian Neil.

"We have had feedback from customers for many years, on both sides, saying that they are not adequately goverened."

Cross-Country and First Great Western operators have already scrapped quiet carriages on certain services.

Co-op damaged in failed ram-raid

Co-op in Theale
Tony Roe

A Co-op store has been damaged in a failed overnight ram-raid.

A vehicle reversed into the shop on Theale's High Street at about 02:30 GMT.

Police said three people then unsuccessfully tried to gain access to a cash machine before driving off.

The force said it was investigating.

Bournemouth Airport sold to new owner

Bournemouth Airport

The owner of Bournemouth Airport has sold it for an undisclosed sum.

Rigby Group PLC has bought the airport - which serves about 700,000 passengers - from Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

The Stratford-upon-Avon-based company already owns three other regional UK airports - Norwich, Exeter and Coventry.

Charlie Cornish, chief executive of MAG, said an integration plan was in place to "maintain business as usual for passengers and customers".

Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport sold to new owner

Manchester Airports Group has sold the site to Rigby Group PLC for an undisclosed sum.

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Reading machine gun murder: Accused 'with friends' during killing

A man accused of a machine gun murder 21 years ago yesterday told a court he was with friends when the killing happened.

Terrance "Jeff" Allamby was killed in Reading in September 1996 after an alleged drug gang dispute.

Howard Patterson, 52, denies murder and claimed he did not learn of Mr Allamby's death until two days later.

Orts Road
Terrance Allamby was killed on the Orts Road estate in Reading over an alleged drug gang dispute

He said he used the identity of a homeless man to evade police and flee to the US after being falsely accused.

When asked by Michael Holland QC, for the defence, whether he was the gunman that evening, Mr Patterson replied: "No sir".

The jury at Reading Crown Court previously heard that Mr Allamby was killed on the Orts Road estate over a wages dispute between members of rival drug gangs.

Rownhams Services westbound petrol station

Two men, aged 22 and 38, and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with 18 raids.

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'I get to cuddle a reindeer every day'

For Susie Stewart, reindeer are not just for Christmas - they are her life.

Listed as the only female herder in the UK by the British Reindeer Herders Association, she keeps the animals in Broomhill, Dorset.

Her herd, which can be seen at the family's garden centres over the festive period, come from northern Finland.

Ms Stewart said indigenous herders have contacted her for advice about keeping the animals in warmer climates because of worries over their natural habitats.

Dorset reindeer expert offers help to herders over climate change fears

Further arrests as raids continue

Rownhams Services westbound petrol station
A customer at Rownhams Services suffered facial injuries during a raid on Thursday

Three more people have been arrested by police investigating a series of 18 raids on businesses in 16 days.

The robberies began on 19 November in Eastleigh, Hampshire. In the latest incident a man stole money from a Southampton off-licence at 11:00 GMT.

Eight people have been assaulted during the attacks by robbers armed with knives, hammers, poles or planks of wood, police said.

Two men, aged 22 and 38, and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested.

Rownhams Services westbound petrol station

Further arrests as raids continue

Two men, aged 22 and 38, and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with 18 raids.

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Henley MP: 'Floating Pennywort could affect Royal Regatta'

Marcus Liddell

BBC South


An invasive river plant could affect the Henley Royal Regatta unless it is tackled, the town's MP has warned.

Conservative MP John Howell said Floating Pennywort was "very close" to the regatta site and could "completely mess up" the event if it reached it.

The non-native plant can grow at up to 20cm (8in) per day and its sale was banned in 2013.

The Environment Agency said 50 tonnes was removed from the River Thames in October and November.

A further programme of removal, spraying and monitoring is planned from spring 2018.

Rochdale end the Slough fairytale

Slough's FA Cup run came to an end last night as they were beaten 4-0 by League One side Rochdale at Arbour Park.

The Southern League Premier Division side, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition at the time of playing, were hoping to reach the third round for the first time in their history.

The drug-smuggling fishermen vowing to clear their name

Six years ago, a group of fishermen were convicted for their role in one of the biggest drug smuggling hauls in British history. Campaigners - and one of the original jurors - say that serious doubts remain about the safety of those convictions.

Last month, the men lost an official review of their case.

On 29 May 2010, a small fishing boat left the Isle of Wight on what its crew claim was a routine trip to catch lobster and crab in the English Channel.

The Galwad

At the same time, a major surveillance operation was also under way, led by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which had intelligence about cocaine being on board a giant container ship sailing from South America.

That night, one of the ships being monitored and the men's fishing boat briefly came close together - though exactly how close is still disputed.

The next day 11 sacks were found tangled around a buoy in Freshwater Bay to the south of the island, each packed with a pure form of cocaine that had a street value of £53m.

Here is Tuesday's weather

Alex Osborne, riding her meteorological sleigh, delivers good news down the weather chimney this morning.

Mild, and relatively clear for a December day.

Alex Osbourne has the weather for the South

Good morning

After seconds of successful negotiations, we can announce that the counties within the South have reached an agreement to provide you with the latest news, sport, travel and weather until 18:00 GMT today.

I can assure you though that all parts of our union, namely, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, have 'regulatory alignment' in this endeavour.

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