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Summary

  1. Protest in Poole over use of 'cheap labour' by Condor Ferries
  2. Atomic Weapons Establishment workers on strike over pensions
  3. Oxford University's new biomedical campus opens
  4. Updates from Thursday 18 May

Live Reporting

By David Gilyeat and Joe Nimmo

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining us.

    The BBC South Live service for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire will resume at 08:00 on Friday.

    You can still get in touch by email, on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Student taking on 108-mile trek for children’s charity

    A Drama and Theatre Studies student at the University of Birmingham is to walk 108 miles from Birmingham to Aldershot in five days in aid of charity.

    The route of 18-year-old Rachel Baker will go through Warwick, Banbury, Oxford and Reading. The aim is to cover 27 miles a day from 20 to 24 May in aid of The Children’s Society.

    Rachel Baker

    She said: "I originally decided to the trek because it combined things I enjoy like helping people, raising awareness and exploring the beautiful countryside.

    "I blooming love a challenge and I’m really looking forward to walking across the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire and raising money for such as worthy cause along the way."

  3. E-fit image released after Southampton burglary

    Police in Southampton are releasing an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to after a burglary in Carlton Crescent.

    The e-fit

    At some point between 19:00 on 19 April and 18:30 on 21 April, electronics were taken from a flat after someone broke in.

    Items taken included a Playstation 4, two Citizen watches, a Sony Xperia mobile phone, and two digital cameras with separate lenses.

    The man police want to speak to is black, slim, with a pointed face, 5ft 10ins tall, and was wearing a plain beige or pale green flat cap, jeans and a dark anorak type jacket covering his neck.

    He was also carrying a green rucksack in his right arm.

  4. Harry House toddler murder: Two-year-old suffered "appalling cruelty"

    The NSPCC has released a statement following the guilty verdict in the murder trail of Joseph Eke who killed Harry House, the two-year-old son of his partner at their home near Dorchester last year.

    Joseph Eke
    Image caption: Joseph Eke will be sentenced on 5 June
    Quote Message: "Harry suffered appalling cruelty at the hands of someone who should have protected him from harm. He has been robbed of the chance to live a long and happy life. Eke was fully responsible for Harry’s brutal and shocking death and it is right that he is now facing the consequences of his actions. Babies and young children are entirely dependent on those who care for them and we all have a duty to look out for their welfare." from NSPCC Spokeswoman
    NSPCC Spokeswoman
  5. Dorset man waves to traffic at Puncknowle for eight years

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    Video caption: Meet Michael Ebdon, the 79-year-old cheering up motorists on the Dorset coast road between Chickerell and Bridport.
  6. Thames Valley Police seizure leads to jail for lawnmower drug smugglers

    Two men who used shipments of lawnmowers to smuggle more than a tonne of ecstasy, cannabis and ketamine into the UK have been jailed for 14 years.

    Derek Maguire, 55, and Neil Snazel, 42, both of Manchester, worked together to bring the Class A and Class B drugs in 15 crates from the Netherlands.

    The drugs

    The pair were caught after Thames Valley Police seized a crate addressed to a courier in October 2015 and found a lawnmower containing 175lbs (80kg) of MDMA - the active ingredient in ecstasy pills.

    Maguire, 55, of Harbury Crescent, Manchester, was found guilty of eight charges concerning the production, possession and supply of drugs.

    Snazel, 42, of Kenworthy Lane, Manchester, was jailed for 14 years after admitting three similar offences.

  7. Police appeal to find Havant rape suspect

    Hampshire Police has issued an appeal across South Yorkshire for information about Kieran Longhurst.

    Kieran Longhurst

    Mr Longhurst, aged 19, of no fixed address, was arrested in connection with a rape investigation in Havant, but subsequently he failed to return on bail and the south coast force now believe he may be in the Sheffield area.

    Detectives say he is 6ft 6in tall, thin and with brown hair swept to the side.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - M3 lane closed on exit slip road, one lane closed and very slow traffic London-bound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down bus.

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

  9. Harry House toddler death: Family's relief at guilty verdict

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

    Speaking outside Winchester Crown Court after Joseph Eke, 22, was found guilty of the murder of the two-old-son of his partner, the senior investigating officer said the family of Harry House was "relieved and thankful".

    Det Ch Insp Sarah Derbyshire
    Quote Message: We've worked tireless piecing together the evidence, working with specialists with the medical profession until ultimately we've achieved justice today. It's been incredibly difficult for the family - with the loss of a beautiful two-year-old toddler who had the rest of his life to lead. The loss and the grieving and police investigation and court case, but today's verdict has I hope made them feel more content." from Det Ch Insp Sarah Derbyshire Dorset Police
    Det Ch Insp Sarah DerbyshireDorset Police
  10. Moment Queen's guard shouts at tourist

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    Video caption: Queen's guard shouts at tourist outside Windsor Castle

    The footage was filmed outside Windsor Castle on a mobile phone.

  11. Man robbed by gang of teenagers in Southampton

    A man in his 30s was robbed on Chiltern Green, Southampton, at about 20:30 on Tuesday.

    Chiltern Green

    The man was approached by a group of teenage boys who assaulted him and then stole two mobile phones and an iPod.

    He was punched and kicked and fell to the floor. He suffered minor injuries.

    One 13-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys from Southampton were arrested and released on bail.

  12. Tories propose merging Civil Nuclear Constabulary with other forces

    The Conservative manifesto, published today, includes plans to create a "national infrastructure police force".

    Hinkley Point power station
    Image caption: The Civil Nuclear Constabulary guards Hinkley Point power station

    It would brings together the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, which is based in Culham in Oxfordshire, with the Ministry of Defence Police and British Transport Police.

    BBC Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said people should not be surprised if the plan "proves to be rather trickier than it sounds".

  13. Man killed partner's young son after 'loss of temper'

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

    Cries of "Yes" and sobbing could be heard from the public gallery as the verdicts were announced following the trial of Joseph Eke.

    The 22-year-old showed no emotion as the jury found him guilty of the murder of the two-year-old son of his partner at their home in Broadmayne, Dorset, last May.

    The court heard Eke killed Harry House by "punching or kicking" him in the stomach in a "loss of temper" while the toddler's mother had popped to the shops.

    Jurors heard Harry died as a result of a blunt-force impact to the abdomen that split his pancreas in two. A post-mortem examination also showed he had a "potentially fatal" fractured skull.

  14. Third arrest after series of Southsea burglaries

    Police investigating a series of non-dwelling burglaries made a third arrest yesterday.

    A 23-year-old man from Southsea was arrested on suspicion of three counts of burglary and released on bail.

    A 16-year-old from Southsea has also been arrested on suspicion of 17 counts of burglary with intent to steal.

    And a 19-year-old man from Southsea has been arrested on suspicion of 16 counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

  15. BreakingMan guilty of partner's toddler murder

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

    A man has been found guilty of murdering his partner's two-year-old son who was kicked and punched to death.

    Joseph Eke, 22, attacked Harry House at the family home in Broadmayne, Dorset, last May while the toddler's mother was out.

    He was also convicted of grievous bodily harm but cleared of a charge of unlawful wounding following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

  16. Woman seriously injured in coach and car collision

    Luke De Costa

    BBC Radio Solent reporter

    A woman's been airlifted to hospital after a crash on a rural road in Dorset.

    A coach and car collided just before 09:00 on the A3066 near Beaminster.

    The woman is said to have life-threatening injuries, and the road may be closed for some time.