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Summary

  1. About 20 hectares of heathland destroyed by fire in the New Forest
  2. A 44-year-old man in critical condition following an alleged assault in Southampton
  3. Blind rower raises £40,000 for charity rowing along The Thames
  4. Calls for all Dorchester Prison's human remains to be exhumed
  5. April was one of the driest in Oxford for 200 years

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  1. That's all for today

    Marcus White

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining us on BBC Local Live in the south today.

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest updates from Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

  2. Great-grandmother's 'biggest regret' over toddler death

    A toddler accused his mother's partner of injuring him before his death but was not believed, a court has heard.

    Joseph Eke, 22, is on trial for the murder of two-year-old Harry House at the family home in Broadmayne, Dorset, in May 2016.

    Harry House

    Harry's great-grandmother said she thought the child was "fibbing" when he accused Mr Eke of pushing him, causing a large cut to his face.

    She said her decision not to act on that was "the biggest regret of my life".

    The trial at Winchester Crown Court continues.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J11 for A3090.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M3 northbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of a broken down van.

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

  4. Man jailed for rail ticket fraud

    Former railway worker James Jennings, who made and sold fake railway tickets to fund a "lavish lifestyle", has been jailed for three years.

    The 51-year-old led an "organised criminal enterprise" between 2009 and 2016, British Transport Police said.

    James Jennings

    Jennings, of Owls Road, Boscombe, had a "large proportion of his client base in Bournemouth", admitted an offence of fraud at an earlier hearing.

    Three of his regular customers were also sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday.

  5. Fire that destroyed heathland caused by outdoor cooking

    Fire crews have released these photos of the blaze which destroyed about 20 hectares of heathland in the New Forest yesterday.

    About 30 firefighters from two brigades spent four hours tackling the gorse fire off the A35 at Burley.

    The blaze turned out to have been caused by outdoor cooking.

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  6. Speed limit reduced for old rail bridge on A35

    A 40mph speed limit is being introduced on a stretch of the A35 in the New Forest to help protect a 100-year-old railway bridge.

    Routine monitoring showed the condition of Holmsley Bridge had deteriorated further over the winter. 

    Responsibility for the bridge switched from Network Rail to Hampshire County Council in 2013 and its long-term future has been under discussion ever since.

    A35
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    Video caption: West Berkshire Brewery has taken delivery of £4m worth of brewery equipment.
  8. Fire rips through thatched house

    The Common, Damerham thatch fire

    The blaze spread through both floors, destroying the entire New Forest property.

    Fire rips through thatched house

    The Common, Damerham thatch fire

    Blaze spread throughout both floors to destroy an entire New Forest property.

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  9. Royal visit for Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve near Bridport

    The Prince of Wales was in Dorset earlier, visiting the Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve. 

    The nature reserve near Bridport, run my Dorset Wildlife Trust  is managed as a traditional working farm, grazed by cows and sheep, without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers.

    The prince toured the reserve's Coronation Meadow - one of many set up in 2013 to promote wildlife and wildflowers.

    Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve.
    Prince Charles at Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve.
    Prince Charles at Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve.
  10. 'What will happen to those who will just lay under a car park?'

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    Video caption: Nick Gilbey is one of those calling for the bodies under Dorchester Prison to be exhumed.
  11. New CEO for Oxford City Council

    Oxford City Council has appointed a new interim chief executive ahead of the departure of Peter Sloman who has been leading the authority for 10 years.

    Gordon Mitchell, previously chief executive at Nottingham City Council and Bracknell Forest Borough Council, will take up the role in May.  

    Gordon Mitchell

    The council says Mr Mitchell will be able to put forward its vision for the future which rejects proposals for a unitary council for Oxfordshire.  

  12. When the fourth most expensive patch of land in the world was nothing but sand and beach huts

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    Video caption: Andrew Philpott has written a new book about the history of Sandbanks.
  13. Conservatives walk out after new mayor elected

    Henley Town Hall
    Image caption: Councillor Hinton said 90% of the room was cheering after she was elected

    A number of Conservative councillors walked out of meeting in protest after a surprise choice for Henley mayor was elected.

    Kellie Hinton of the Henley Residents Group was voted into the post ahead of Conservative Will Hamilton.

    Mr Hamilton had already been nominated as mayor elect, and his election should have been a formality according to former mayor Julian Brookes.

    But after taking two town council seats in by-elections last week the Henley Residents Group was able to out-vote Conservatives on the council prompting supporters of Mr Hamilton to walk out.

    Quote Message: Obviously me being mayor is not what some people in Henley expected... I'm honored, I understand the circumstances aren't usual. from Kellie Hinton Mayor-elect, Henley Town Council
    Kellie HintonMayor-elect, Henley Town Council
  14. Garage bought for canalside revamp

    Cherwell District Council has bought plot of land as part of its plans to redevelop Banbury's canalside.

    The former Antelope car dealership site in Swan Close Road was purchased for £2.15m.

    Former car dealership
    Quote Message: The canal is a unique feature within the town and we want to capitalise upon that by making it a focal point where people congregate for business, leisure and pleasure. from Adrian Colwell Cherwell head of strategic planning
    Adrian ColwellCherwell head of strategic planning