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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 15 December
  2. Girl. 12, calls for cycle helmets to be compulsory.
  3. Fund set up for five-year-old who died after being struck by car Bournemouth.
  4. Rising number of children being home schooled in Oxfordshire prompts councillor to call for investigation.
  5. Road closed in Bicester for emergency repairs following gas leak.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

Jurgen Klopp challenges his Liverpool side to find consistency after they thrash Bournemouth to move up to fourth in the Premier League table.

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Marcos Alonso

Alex Bysouth

BBC Sport

Antonio Conte says Chelsea's form is being "forgotten" due to Manchester City's record-breaking run, after the Blues beat Southampton.

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That's all for today

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Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, before A44 Woodstock Road affecting A423 Southern By-Pass Road.

A34 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on A34 Western By Pass Road northbound in Wolvercote before Peartree Interchange, because of an accident. Congestion to Hinksey Hill Interchange.

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

CCTV released after cyclist kicks and punches car

Officers investigating an altercation between a cyclist and car driver in Poole, Dorset, have issued a CCTV image of the suspect.The driver of a black Honda CRV – a local woman aged in her 40s – challenged a cyclist who she believed was about to go through a red traffic light while in Bournemouth Road on Thursday.

It is reported the suspect, who was also a woman, verbally abused the motorist, kicked and punched her car, attempted to rip the wing mirror off and then opened the passenger door and slammed it shut.

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Berkshire travel warning: Bracknell Forest road closure

BBC News Travel

HMP Winchester

Only the "resilience" of staff has prevented serious disruption at HMP Winchester, a report warns.

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Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, at B430.

A34 Oxfordshire - Lane blocked on A34 at Weston-On-The-Green, because of an accident.

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

Shane Bartlett

A crowdfunding page has been set up by a relative to help his family with funeral costs.

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CCTV images released after charity jar theft at Reading bank

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to talk to in connection with the theft of a charity jar at a bank in Reading.

It took place at NatWest on School Road on Saturday 18 November.

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Diocese secures £4m to reach out to young people

Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
Diocese of Winchester
Bishop of Winchester, Tim Dakin, said he wants the church to be an "active participant" to renew society

A grant of £4.23m has been awarded to the Diocese of Winchester to engage with young people in Hampshire and East Dorset.

A group called Winchester Missing Action has been launched to run the project and will seek to build links with those not usually involved with the Church of England.

Its role will include working with students and establishing a role for the Christian church where new housing developments are being built.

The Maharajah's Well restoration project completed

Chris Browning

BBC Radio Berkshire

The Maharajah's Well
Steve Daniels

Celebrations have been taking place after the completion of a £25,000 project to restore an historic well.

The Maharajah's Well was donated to Stoke Row in Oxfordshire by the Maharajah of Benares in the mid-19th century.

It was first of several wells in the region funded by royals and benefactors from India.

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A335 and J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M3 northbound between J12, A335 (Eastleigh) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident.

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

Janine Bowater

John Wright, 32, who was accused of killing 25-year-old Janine Bowater was due in court.

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Five-year-old killed by car named

Shane Junior Bartlett
Bartlett family

A five-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car has been named on a crowdfunding page as Shane Bartlett.

He was struck in Naseby Road, Bournemouth, on Wednesday afternoon as he walked home from school with his parents and siblings, the page said.

So far the site, set up by a relative, has raised more than £3,500 to help the family with funeral costs.

The car driver, a woman in her 20s, was shaken but unhurt, police said.

Dorset Police to tweet during 'night out'

Two police officers in Dorset are going to be sharing their evenings on social media tonight.

It's part of a campaign to make more people aware of the risks of drinking too much alcohol, and tonight is thought to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.

PC Anthony Berry and PC Adam Stevens will be in Bournemouth town centre tweeting on the Dorset Police account using the hashtag #DPNightOut from 18:00 GMT.

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Lawnmowing world record attempt to take place

A Christchurch gardener's hoping to set a world record for the longest distance pushing a lawnmower, over 24 hours.

Jody Fassinger will also be raising money for Julia's House Children's Hospice as he mows laps around the Athletics Centre at Kings Park in Bournemouth.

He'll start on Saturday morning at 07:30 GMT.

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). Traffic is coping well.

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

Hampshire travel latest: M3 delays

BBC News Travel

Marine engineering firm goes into administration

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A marine engineering company based in Dover has gone into administration, with the loss of 106 jobs.

Burgess Marine also had premises in Lowestoft, Southampton, Poole, Portsmouth, Portchester, Avonmouth, Devonport and Palma de Mallorca in Spain.

Burgess Marine in Dover
BBC

The administrators, BDO, said it was due to not receiving the final payment for a major refit project carried out at Porchester earlier this year.

Burgess Marine's bases in Lowestoft, Avonmouth and Poole are continuing to trade as normal after they were bought by Southampton ship repair company Southampton Marine Services Ltd, saving 45 jobs.

Burgess Marine, Dover
BBC

The Dover HQ employed 32 people, four of whom have been kept on to help with the winding down of the firm.

Burgess Marine, Dover
BBC

Regrettably, difficult trading conditions and a shortfall in the company's working capital position - contributed to by a failure to secure the final payment due in regard to a recent major refit project - significantly affected the business and its ongoing viability."

Danny DartnaillBDO business restructuring partner

Severe accident: M25 Greater London clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London clockwise severe accident, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way affecting J12 for M3.

M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 clockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of an accident involving a box van. Congestion to J12 M3.

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

Dorset Echo: Woman thanks fire crews

Dorset Echo

Today's Dorset Echo leads with a 75-year-old women from Charminster who has thanked firefighters after a blaze at her home.

Chistine McLaren said fire crews helped her from her home after the fire began at about 02:50 (GMT) yesterday.

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Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A40 and J1A for M25 affecting A4180 West End Road.

M40 Buckinghamshire - Queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J1, A40 (Denham Roundabout) and J1a M25, because of an accident involving two lorries and three cars earlier on. Congestion on A40 Western Avenue to Polish War Memorial.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for M40 and J17 for A412 affecting halfway before J15 M4.

M25 Buckinghamshire - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to halfway before J15 M4.

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

Police cuts 'hampering' ability to fight terrorism

Michael Race

BBC South

Police budget cuts are affecting the force's ability to fight terrorism due to neighbourhood officers being taken out of communities, Thames Valley Police Federation has said.

Chairman Craig O’Leary said a reduced number of police officers on the frontline was hampering the intelligence-gathering abilities of his force.

Craig O'Leary
TVP Federation

He said: “Us withdrawing away from that means we will no longer have a good picture of intelligence of what’s going on within our neighbourhoods."

He added extra cash for counter-terrorism budgets meant the problems were already running too deep.

Poole bridge reopening delayed

Poole Bridge
David Dixon
The lifting bridge first opened in 1927

Poole's old lifting bridge cannot reopen today as planned because new equipment has not been installed.

Poole Bridge closed in September 2016 for £4.2m maintenance and refurbishment works and had originally been expected to reopen in June.

Poole council said every effort is being made to complete the works "as soon as possible".

It added some minor work will continue into January but this would have "minimal impact" on local residents and bridge users.

Thatcham murder charge man dies in prison

BBC Radio Berkshire

The man charged with the murder of a woman in Thatcham has died in custody.

Janine Bowater
TVP

John Wright, 32, who is accused of killing 25-year-old Janine Bowater, was due to appear at Reading Crown Court today.

The case has been adjourned.

It is understood Mr Wright was being held at Bullingdon Prison in Oxfordshire.

Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes

Ryanair has said it is prepared to recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid strike disruption over the Christmas period.

Earlier this week, 79 Dublin-based Ryanair pilots had said they would strike for one day on 20 December.

The low cost airline flies to a number of European destinations from Bournemouth Airport.

The low-cost airline made the decision as it seeks to avoid strike action

Rail plans for Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely outlines plans for a "cultural quarter" in Newport.

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Thames Valley chief constable's December update

Chief Constable Francis Habgood has paid tribute to PC James Dixon who died along with a 91-year-old woman in a crash on the A4 in Berkshire last week.

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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J5 for A4 and J4B for M25.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J5, A4 (Langley) and J4b M25, because of an accident involving a lorry and car.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an overturned lorry.

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

Severe accident: A418 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A418 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between A40 London Road and Sandy Lane.

A418 Oxfordshire - A418 in Waterstock closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A40 London Road junction and the Sandy Lane junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and car.

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

Dickin Medal award ceremony

A collection of stories and videos from the last week.

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Fund set up for five-year-old's funeral

BBC Radio Solent

Flowers at scene
BBC
The boy was struck by the car as he crossed Naseby Road, police said

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for the family of a five-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car in Bournemouth.

The boy from Winton Primary School was struck by the car on Naseby Road on Wednesday afternoon.

More than 150 people have given to the page which has raised more than £3,000 and was set up by a member of his extended family.

The money will go towards funeral costs.

Woman suffers minor injuries in crash

The crash scene
OFRS

At 17:35 on Wednesday fire crews from Didcot and Wantage were called to a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A417 in East Hendred near the junction for White Road.

On arrival crews found a female driver of one of the cars was trapped in her vehicle.

Crews worked to remove the driver’s side and roof of the car, and the woman was taken to a waiting ambulance for further treatment.

She only suffered minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

Watch manager Jon Walker said “The occupants have been very lucky on this occasion, the cumulative speed of the impact could have led to much more serious injuries."

the crash scene
OFRS

Incident on line causes rail delays

There are delays to trains on the line between St Denys and Fareham following an earlier incident which emergency services are dealing with.

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Prince Harry oversees Sovereign's Parade

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
BBC
Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle last month

The Sovereign's Parade will take place at Sandhurst in Berkshire this morning with Prince Harry due to represent the Queen.

It's his first royal duty in the county since he announced his engagement to Meghan Markle.

The Sovereign's Parade marks the end a year's intensive training for 162 officer cadets from the UK and 25 from 20 overseas countries.

Gas repairs expected to continue all day in Oxfordshire

Emergency repairs following a gas leak in Bicester are expected to continue for the rest of the day

Launton Road has been closed in both directions between Longfields and Murdock Road since about 14:15 GMT on Thursday.

Gas company SGN has been working through the night to fix the problem and has apologised for the inconvenience.

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