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  1. Updates from Friday 9 March

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Greg O'Keeffe

BBC Sport

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hails a "perfect response" to their Champions League exit as they come from behind to win at Bournemouth.

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Mauricio Pellegrino

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino accuses some of his players of "giving up" during their 3-0 loss at Newcastle.

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Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring for Leeds against Reading

Out-of-form Reading and Leeds have to settle for a point each after a thrilling draw at the Madejski Stadium.

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Roger Bannister crosses the finishing line as he runs the first sub-four-minute mile

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Appeal for witnesses to M4 milk lorry crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the M4 on Tuesday which left a 65-year-old lorry driver seriously injured.

The truck was travelling on the London-bound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 8/9 at Maidenhead and junction 7 at Slough West at 08:00 when detectives say the driver had a medical episode.

The articulated tanker, carrying milk, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

The driver, from Paignton in Devon, is in a serious but stable condition at Wexham Park Hospital.


Thames Valley Police re-issues helmets ahead of royal wedding

The traditional British police helmet will be reintroduced for Thames Valley Police officers ahead of the royal wedding.

The force ditched the headgear in 2009, but they will be rolled out again to frontline officers.

Thames Valley Police Federation says the £30,000 cost would be better spent on "health and welfare" services for officers.

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Further arrest over Blackbird Leys murder

A further arrest has been made in connection with a murder investigation in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

Christopher Lemonius, 27, was found suffering from serious injuries on 1 June last year and later died.

Since the incident, six people have been charged with murder, and four with perverting the course of justice.

On Thursday, a 26-year-old man from Blackbird Leys was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He has been released under investigation.

Blackbird Leys
Graham Elliott

A lorry driver who died when his vehicle overturned on the M4 has been described as "a devoted family man".

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Stephen Dudley

Stephen Dudley will serve two years for causing the death of Army warrant officer Emma Beeney.

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X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs

Researchers are using powerful X-rays at the Diamond Light Source facility in Didcot to look inside cannonballs found on the Mary Rose.

They are trying to find a way of preserving the shot from the famous Tudor ship, which will corrode if it is put on display.

There are 1,200 of the cannonballs, found on Henry VIII's flagship, currently stored in low humidity containers away from public gaze.

The Mary Rose sank in 1545 and was raised from the sea in 1982.

The cannonballs on board are difficult to conserve because chlorine has got into them from being in the sea.

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The Mary Rose Trust

Rough sleepers chose to stay away from shelters

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

Shaman with dog
Shaman preferred to sleep rough than be separated from her dog

More than 12 people chose to sleep rough in sub-zero temperatures in Oxford last week instead of using shelters.

Campaigners say it was down to concerns about safety and a lack of places for dogs.

Shamen, who slept rough in Oxford during the worst of the weather, said she would not leave her dog.

She said: "I couldn't not be with them...we share body heat and either be cold or warm together".

Homeless person in Oxford
A charity says some homeless people have expressed concerns about safety at shelters

Cllr Mike Rowley, Oxford City Council board member for housing, said "unfortunately they could not provide for everything".

"If you let a lot of people in, and you have a room full of dogs, it's not actually safe.

"We have offered spaces in kennels - personally I think having a dog in a warm kennel and yourself in a warm room is better than sleeping on the streets....but it is a free country, I can't force people to make these decisions."

Shabnam Sobia from the Oxford Homeless Project said concern about safety at the shelter O'Hanlon House was also a factor, and more needed to be done to provide for people with dogs.

In response, Charlotte Blake from Homeless Oxfordshire - which runs O'Hanlon House - said it was a place for "high need clients" and accepted that increased the chance of conflicts.

But she added staff were very experienced, and other shelters were available when temperatures dropped below freezing.

Declan Kidney

Former Ireland head coach Declan Kidney and Les Kiss, ex-Ulster director of rugby, join Premiership strugglers London Irish.

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Severe disruption: A4144 Oxfordshire northbound

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A4144 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at Lincoln Road.

A4144 Oxfordshire - A4144 Abingdon Road in Oxford blocked and heavy traffic northbound at the Lincoln Road junction, because of a broken down bus.

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

Engineering to hit weekend Chiltern services

There will be disruption to some Chiltern Railways services on Saturday evening and Sunday.

It's due to engineering work taking place between Haddenham & Thame Parkway.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Haddenham & Thame and Bicester Village until about 12:00pm on Sunday.

On Saturday late night trains from Marylebone will terminate at Princes Risborough, with replacement buses provided for passenger continuing journeys to Oxfordshire.

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BreakingRolling Stones confirmed for Southampton gig

The Rolling Stones have confirmed they are playing St Mary's Stadium in Southampton as part of the band's No Filter tour.

The band last played the UK five years ago, with headline performances at Glastonbury and the BST festival, but they haven't toured in this country for 12 years. They played the Isle of Wight Festival in 2007.

They will be appearing at St Mary's on 29 May. Tickets go on sale on 15 March.

Mick Jagger

Blaze guts Grade II listed cottage in Wargrave

Fire has gutted a Grade II listed home in Wargrave, forcing the closure of the A321 into Henley-on-Thames.

The blaze at Holly Cottage was thought to have started at around 08:30 GMT, with residents reporting smelling smoke.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews fought the flames alongside crews from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service and Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service.

The home was believed to have been unattended at the time of the fire.

Wargrave fire
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Woman jailed for smuggling banned items to her boyfriend in prison

Louise Craig, 43, from Bristol, has been jailed for 19 months after pleading guilty to smuggling prohibited items to her boyfriend who was in HMP/YOI Portland.

During a prison visit, Craig was spotted by one of the prison officers embracing her boyfriend and putting her hand down his trousers.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard the officer recognised this as a typical way items are passed illegally to prisoners.

He was was searched and a cylindrical item was discovered in his underwear.

It contained a miniature mobile phone, 30g of the drug Spice and 5.1g of a controlled prescription drug in the form of white powder.

HMP/YOI Portland

Police helmet row ahead of Royal Wedding

A £30,000 bill for the new helmets at Thames Valley Police would be better spent on health and welfare provision for officers, the chairman of the force federation has said.

PC Craig O’Leary said: “It’s worth remembering that you have to have officers out on the street on patrol in order to wear these helmets, and I think if you speak to most members of the public in Thames Valley, you would find it’s very rare that they see bobbies out on the beat, on foot, unless they’re in the town centre and doing that kind of patrol work.

"We have to ask, in the current climate, with money being so tight, is this the wisest use of Thames Valley budget?”

The helmets were ditched in 2009, but Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfield wants to see frontline officers wearing them again and a trial is of reintroducing them is taking place in Reading.

Police officers wearing helmets
Adrian Dennis
The "iconic" British police helmet is set be reintroduced in Thames Valley

BreakingMother admits killing son, 5

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

A woman has admitted stabbing her five-year-old son to death.

The body of Tyler Warmington was discovered in a property in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, on 14 March last year and a post-mortem examination found he died from being stabbed in the chest.

His mother Emma Jackson, 41, of Bromsgrove, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, has now admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court and was remanded in custody by Judge Ian Pringle.

Jackson denied murder and prosecutor Alan Blake said after obtaining psychiatric reports the Crown Prosecution Service had decided there was not a realistic prospect of conviction on the charge.

Row over Henley Regatta bridge lighting

An artist who installed temporary lights to light up both sides of a bridge in Henley-on-Thames has been told by the council to take them down.

The bridge marks the finishing line for rowers competing during the Henley Regatta.

As previously reported, artist Clive Hemsley wants to make it permanent fixture, but did not secure planning permission for them.

Row over lighting at home of Henley Regatta

Pothole repairs 'will take 12 months'


Roads in Hampshire damaged by the recent cold weather will take around 12 months to restore to the condition they were in before winter, the county council has said.

Extra "pothole busters" are being deployed to tackle the "severe" problem, Hampshire County Council said.

Councillor Rob Humby, the authority's executive member for environment and transport, said the council faced a "multi-million pound repair bill".

"We've got a massive challenge on our hands," he added.

Flat fire in Reading

Flats above a shop in Reading were evacuated this morning due to a fire.

Crews were called to the old Poundland shop on West Street, where renovation work is being carried out, at about 06:00 GMT.

Part of the town centre was cordoned off but has since reopened.

An investigation is under way.

West Street Reading
West Street, Reading

Woman dies after Buckinghamshire car crash

A woman has died after being involved in a car crash in Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Police say it happened at about 07:30 on Wednesday, 28 February on Grays Park Road.

The 54-year-old woman, from Slough, was driving a silver Ford Fiesta when it collided with a grey Seat Alhambra private hire vehicle.

Grays Park Road

She was taken to hospital where she died on Monday, 5 March.

The two passengers in the Seat were seriously injured - one remains in hospital.

Guide dog attacked in Newbury

A guide dog for a blind woman has been left with a deep cut to its ear after being attacked by another dog in Newbury.

The golden labrador was off its lead in Shaw Park when the 60-year-old owner heard growling and snapping at about 10:00 GMT on Monday.

Treatment from a vet was required for the dog’s injury.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Dorset Echo front page: 'Our health is at stake'

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for M271.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic eastbound at J3, M271 (Romsey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Power cut in north Hampshire

Scottish and Southern and Electricity has apologised for a power outage in the Aldershot and Farnborough areas.

They firm says it hopes to have power restored by 10:30 GMT.

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Shortened summer holidays plan approved

Jon Platt
Jon Platt lost his legal challenge at the Supreme Court in April 2017

School summer holidays are to be cut and replaced with longer half terms by a council at the centre of a legal battle over unauthorised absences.

Isle of Wight Council has approved plans to reduce the mid-year break following a public consultation.

The council was involved in a legal row with Jon Platt, who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term-time.

The authority said support for the change had been "overwhelming".

Weather: Wet and cloudy day ahead

Wet weather is expected across the region with highs of 9C