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Summary

  1. Today's weather: Sunshine and showers
  2. Ultra-large MOL Triumph container ship bound for Southampton
  3. Newspaper hub to close in Weymouth, 18 jobs at risk
  4. Aldershot runners' deaths: No review of Michael Casey's jail term
  5. Reading FC manager fears losing best players

Live Reporting

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  1. Oxfordshire’s election candidates

    The full list of candidates for each parliamentary constituency in Oxfordshire has been released.

    Banbury

    CONS Victoria Prentis

    LAB Sean Woodcock

    LIB DEM John Howson

    Independent Roseanne Edwards

    UKIP Dickie Bird

    GREEN Ian Middleton

    Witney

    CONS Robert Courts

    LAB Laetisia Carter

    LIB DEM Liz Leffman

    GREEN Claire Lasko

    UKIP  Alexander Craig

    Oxford East

    CONS: Dr Suzanne Bartington

    LABOUR: Anneliese Dodds

    LIB DEM Kirsten Johnson

    GREEN Larry Sanders 

    Independent Chaka Artwell

    Oxford West and Abingdon

    CONS Nicola Blackwood

    LAB Marie Tidball

    LIB DEM Layla Moran

    UKIP Alan Harris

    Henley

    LAB Oliver Kavanagh

    CONS John Howell

    LIB DEM Laura Coyle

    GREEN Robin Bennett

    The Radical Party Patrick Gray

    UKIP Tim Scott

    Wantage

    CONS Ed Vaizey reselected

    LAB Rachel Eden

    LIB DEM Chris Carrigan

    GREEN Sue Ap-Roberts

    UKIP David McLeod

  2. Massive container ship docks in UK

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    The biggest ship to dock in the UK has arrived in Southampton. 

    The 400m-long MOL Triumph is the first of a new type of ultra-large container vessel to enter service this year. 

    Its operators claim it is more fuel efficient than previous carriers. 

    Built by Samsung in South Korea, the ship will run between Chinese and European ports. 

    It can hold the equivalent of 20,170 containers. Southampton port operator said it was a "significant and proud occasion".

    MOL Triumph in Southampton
  3. Deer trapped between buildings in Abingdon

    The RSPCA has released pictures of a deer that got wedged among bags of rubbish between two buildings in Abingdon last week.

    The animal was spotted in the small gap in Draymans Walk by a member of the public on Friday, spurring the charity into action.

    Trapped deer

    Animal collection officer Grace Mead said: "The deer was trapped in a very small space between two brick walls next to a bin store. 

    "We initially didn’t think he was able to move or turn around to set himself free and thought we’d have to remove the breeze blocks, but thankfully we were able to free him uninjured by coaxing him back out.

    "It was great to see him run off freely back to where he belongs."

    The council is to now block up the gap to stop other animals getting trapped.

  4. BreakingMan jailed for Oxford park rape

    A man has been jailed for life after raping a woman in an Oxford park. 

    Mark Pearton, 44, of Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, attacked the victim on the evening of 10 January as she was walking in Harcourt Hill. 

    He approached her from behind with a knife, threatened her with it, and led her to Raleigh Park where he raped her. 

    Pearton was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court earlier and told he would serve a minimum term of seven and a half years. 

    Raleigh Park rape investigation
  5. Nine-year-old killed by horse while riding with hunt

    Bonnie Armitage

    An inquest into the death of Bonnie Armitage has heard how the nine-year-old died when she was kicked in the chest by another horse.

    Bonnie — a pupil at St Hugh's School in Faringdon, Oxfordshire — was out riding a Shetland pony with members of the Cotswold Hunt in Miserden, near Stroud, when the tragedy struck.

    The horse was ridden by local farmer Toti Gifford, who suggested his horse may have been spooked by Bonnie's pony.

    Quote Message: I was just cantering up the side of the field and my horse went 'irregular'... I heard a shout and looked back and saw Bonnie. from Toti Gifford
    Toti Gifford
  6. Murder accused 'wouldn't harm a kid'

    Harry House

    Joseph Eke, who denies killing two-year-old Harry House, said the toddler called him "Daddy Joe Joe".

    Toddler murder-accused 'attacked partner'

    Harry House

    Joseph Eke said he lashed out at his partner because she would not give him money for drugs.

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  7. PM's campaign visit tests correspondent in Southampton

    Theresa May visited the Labour-held Southampton Test constituency this afternoon - causing a few issues for BBC South's Peter Henley to contend with.

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    Earlier this week, Jeremy Corbyn visited the constituency in support of Labour candidate Alan Whitehead, who has held the seat since 1997.

  8. Mystery death not treated as suspicious

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    The "unexplained" death of a man found with serious head injuries is no longer being treated as suspicious, police have said. 

    A 55-year-old was found unconscious at a property in Prince of Wales Avenue, Reading, on Sunday. He died on Tuesday. 

    Prince of Wales Avenue

    Thames Valley Police appealed to trace a female witness, who has since been located. 

    A post-mortem examination was inconclusive, and officers will continue to probe the cause of death. 

  9. MOL Triumph on Southampton Water

    Neil Sackley

    Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

    We're on board the giant cargo ship MOL Triumph as she heads up Southampton Water.

    MOL Triumph
    MOL Triumph
    MOL Triumph
    MOL Triumph
  10. Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Claude Puel frustrated with lack of goals

    BBC Sport

    Southampton manager Claude Puel says he is frustrated with his side's lack of goals after a 2-0 home defeat by Arsenal.

    Second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earned victory for Arsenal, keeping their hopes for a top four finish alive.

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    Video caption: Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Claude Puel frustrated with lack of goals