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  1. About 400 Oxfordshire homes remain without power
  2. Motorists warned of 'treacherous' ice
  3. New Forest homes without water due to burst water main
  4. Updates from Monday 11 December

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Waterloo station

Trains to and from London Waterloo may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

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Have a good evening

That's all for today, but we will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Ceremony for British fighters killed in Syria

military ceremony
military ceremony

A military ceremony has been held to honour two British volunteer fighters who were killed in Syria.

Oliver Hall, 24, from the Portsmouth area, and Jac Holmes, also 24, from Bournemouth, both died while clearing mines in Raqqa, it has been reported.

The YPG Kurdish militia formed an honour guard as their coffins were brought from Syria into Iraq.

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

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M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J10 for A32 affecting J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J10, A32 (Wickham), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J8, A3024 (Bursledon).

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

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, at J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M3 southbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident.

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

Community helps clear snow from school

Volunteers have been helping clear away from snow in Hailey, Oxfordshire.

Its primary school is one of about 180 schools which have been closed due to snow in the county today.

Hanborough and Minster Lovell councillor, Liam Walker, says parents and pupils have been getting involved

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A snowy scene at Oxford Castle

This aerial shot of Oxford Castle in the snow was captured by drone pilot Jared Reabow yesterday.

Oxford Castle
Jared Reabow

Severe accident: A338 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A338 Hampshire both ways severe accident, near Fryern Court Road.

A338 Hampshire - A338 Salisbury Road in Breamore blocked and slow traffic in both directions near the Fryern Court Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe congestion: A418 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A418 Oxfordshire both ways severe congestion, at A4129 Kingsey Road.

A418 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on A418 Aylesbury Road in Thame at the A4129 Kingsey Road junction.

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

Appeal after poppy donation box theft

Marcus Liddell

BBC South


CCTV images of a man police want to speak to after a charity donation box was stolen in Oxfordshire have been released.

The box was taken from an Esso petrol station on Station Road, Wallingford, on 8 November at about 23:25 (GMT).

A man entered with a white women, who was in her twenties, and took the charity poppy box, said Thames Valley Police.

PC Julie Nutland said the man in the images may have "vital" information.

Jury retires in alleged gang shooting case

A judge said the case of a man accused of murdering a gang leader with a machine gun is "one of identification".

Terrance 'Jeff' Allamby was killed on the Orts Road estate in Reading in September 1996, after a fight broke out involving a drug-dealing gang.

But Howard Patterson, 52, denies murder and claims he was with friends in London when the incident happened.

Orts Road
Terrence Allamby was shot dead on the Orts Road estate in Reading in September 1996

A jury of four men and eight women retired on Monday to consider the evidence put before them at Reading Crown Court.

Judge Joanna Cutts QC told jurors there was "no dispute" that "someone murdered" Terrance 'Jeff' Allamby in Reading in September 1996.

But Judge Cutts added the "issue" for the jury to "resolve" was whether they were sure it was "this defendant.

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Ice weather warning remains in place

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' weather warning for ice.

Ice is expected to form on some surfaces from late afternoon and last overnight into Tuesday morning.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -10°C (14°F) in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Hampshire will see temperatures drop to -7°C (19°F) and -4°C (25°F) is expected in Dorset.

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Appeal to trace murder trial juries

Omar Benguit
John Riley

A BBC documentary team examining the murder of a student has appealed to speak to members of the juries which tried a man for her murder.

Language student Oki Shin, 26, was stabbed to death as she walked home from a nightclub in Bournemouth in July 2002.

Omar Benguit was convicted in 2005 of murdering her after being put on trial three times.

Benguit, from Bournemouth, has lost two appeals against his conviction.

"For legal reasons we can only talk to jurors about their individual impressions of the evidence presented in court. We can't discuss any statements made, opinions expressed, arguments advanced, or votes cast by themselves or anyone else during the jury's deliberations."

Bronagh MunroBBC journalist

BreakingMan admits starting hospital and museum fires

Jennie Aitken

Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

A man's admitted starting fires at a hospital, university and museum earlier this year.

The blazes happened in June at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, a Staffordshire University accommodation building and the SeaCity Museum in Southampton.

Patients had to be evacuated, many on their beds.

The evacuation at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent in June
Paul Bradbury

Today at Stafford Crown Court, Thomas Ashcroft, 39, of Musgrave Crescent, Sheffield pleaded guilty to three charges of arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered relating to all three fires and a charge of burglary at the museum.

A charge of manslaughter was withdrawn by the prosecution due to insufficient evidence and two not guilty pleas on charges of arson with intent to endanger life were accepted by the CPS and won't go to trial.

It followed the death of an 89-year-old woman in hospital.

Ashcroft will be sentenced in February.

Joshua Sutcliffe

Joshua Sutcliffe was investigated for referring to a pupil who identifies as a boy as a girl.

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Severe disruption: A323 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A323 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, between Hitches Lane and A3013 Fleet Road.

A323 Hampshire - A323 Fleet Road in Fleet closed and busy but moving in both directions between the Hitches Lane junction and the A3013 Fleet Road junction, because of a building fire.

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

Boat 'arson' outside Southsea home

Police are investigating after a boat fire outside a home in Southsea in a suspected arson attack.

The 19ft (6m) fishing boat was inside a trailer next to the owner's house on Cleveland Road when it was set on fire - with the flames causing considerable damage to the side of the house.

Officers said no-one was injured during the blaze which happened on Friday night.

They're looking for three hooded men who were seen in the area shortly before the fire started.

'Do not travel on our services'

Thinking of travelling in or out of London Waterloo on lines from Portsmouth, Reading, Basingstoke and Weymouth?

Well don't, apparently.

South Western Railway is advising people not to travel on its services because of a fire in the Waterloo area.

Services are expected to be disrupted until 20:00 GMT this evening.

Work to repair New Forest burst water main continues

Southern Water says the repairs in Ashurst are complex and it may take some time to fix.

About 70 properties are without water in the New Forest village after a water main burst in Lyndhurst Road at 04:00 this morning.

Bottled water is being given to residents at the car wash at the junction of Ash Road and Lyndhurst Road.

Blenheim Palace in the snow

The Mermaid Fountain
Pete Seaward
The Mermaid Fountain
The Column of Victory
Pete Seaward
The Column of Victory

Still no power for 400 Oxfordshire properties

About 400 properties in Oxfordshire remain without power after snow storms and strong winds hit the county yesterday.

North Leach, Burford, Faringdon and Kidlington are the areas affected.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks says the power should be back on by mid-afternoon

University criticised for '#SnowDay'

Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes
Oxford Brookes University closed its buildings on Sunday and again on Monday due to snow

Oxford Brookes University, which closed all its buildings due to "heavy snow", has been criticised on social media by students.

It used the hashtag #SnowDay to accompany a tweet that said it would be shut on Sunday and Monday.

In response one student said: "I don't think #SNOWDAY is an appropriate hashtag... we deserve to know why we have no access to our library."

Defending the closure, the university said icy conditions were expected to cause difficulties as more snow fell.

Teen charged over Southampton bank robbery

A teenager has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank in Shirley High Street, Southampton.

The offence took place at the Santander branch on 5 December at about 13:45 GMT.

The 19-year-old has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He will appear before Southampton magistrates later.

Condor Ferry Poole-Channel Islands service cancelled

Adverse weather conditions have led to delays and the cancellation of Condor Rapide's scheduled service at 15:50 GMT from Guernsey to Poole this afternoon.

Condor said wind speeds and wave heights were "beyond our safe operational limits for high speed operation cross channel".

The firm said Tuesday's service from Poole at 05:00 is also now cancelled.

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Chris Rea's Bournemouth concert cancelled

Chris Rea has cancelled a concert due at the Bournemouth International centre tomorrow.

The singer is said to be in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing during a performance at the New Theatre Oxford.

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BreakingLondon Waterloo disruption after lineside fire

Due to a lineside fire in the Waterloo area train services are subject to delay, alteration or cancellation.

Do not travel advice has been issued by South Western Railway as numerous services have been cancelled or severely delayed.

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Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J13 for A34 Chieveley and J14 for A338.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of emergency repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A4 affecting J6 for A355 Slough.

M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J6, A355 (Slough).

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

Oxford Brookes University

Students are angry that facilities have been closed when they are working on exams and assignments.

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Chris Rea cancels Bournemouth show

Singer Chris Rea has cancelled a planned show at The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) tomorrow night due to illness.

It comes after the artist, who is known for his hits "Driving Home for Christmas" and "Road to Hell", collapsed during a performance in Oxford on Saturday night.

He was said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The BIC has told all ticket holders to get refunds from their point of purchase.

Chris Rea

Aerial shot of snow-hit Oxford

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter based at Benson has captured this snowy scene over Oxford this morning.

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Chris Rea Bournemouth concert decision due

People due to see singer Chris Rea in Bournemouth tomorrow are anxiously waiting for news.

He collapsed mid-song at a performance at the New Theatre Oxford on Saturday night and was taken to hospital where he's said to be stable.

His concert last night in Brighton was cancelled.

A decision has not yet been made on the concert due at the Bournemouth International Centre.

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Cow Lane bridge one-way from today

Traffic under Cow Lane bridge in Reading will be northbound only from today.

The council says it is to reduce delays which it say would "worsen significantly" during works by Network Rail.

Map of diversion routes
Reading Borough Council

The works are the final phase of road widening work, which included the demolition of the old Cow Lane bridge in November.

The temporary one-way restriction for vehicles will remain in place until July 2018

Cow Lane railway bridge was demolished in November

Your snowy pictures

Here's a few pictures of yesterday's snowfall in Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Museum
Joanna Slade
Joanna Slade captured Abingdon Museum dusted in snow
snow fun in Oxfordshire
Anna Butler-Miles
The snowfall caused disruption for some and fun for others including Anna Butler-Miles
Swinford Toll Bridge, near Eynsham
Anthony Morris
Anthony Morris snapped the snowy scene at Swinford Toll Bridge, near Eynsham