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Live Reporting

By Anna Browning, David Gilyeat, Indy Almroth-Wright, Adam Whitty, Marcus White and Emily Ford

All times stated are UK

  1. BreakingMars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear

    Slough-based chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the "potential presence of salmonella".

    Products including Galaxy Milk 200g bars, Minstrel 118g pouches and Maltesers Teasers 35g bars with best-before dates of 6 May 2018 and 13 May 2018 are affected.

    Other products included in the recall include Galaxy Milk 4x42g multipacks and Galaxy Counters 78g and 112g pouches with the 6 May 2018 and 13 May 2018 best-before dates.

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    Image caption: Seven items are included in the recall list

    A Mars spokesperson said if consumers have any of the products they should not eat them.

    "We are working closely with the relevant food safety authorities and our customers to ensure that the affected products are no longer available for purchase," Mars said.

    The firm's UK base is in Slough, where it has its head office and a factory.

  2. How the 2017 election unfolded in five minutes

    Here are some of the key highlights of the BBC's election night coverage.

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    Video caption: Election 2017: Highlights of TV election night coverage
  3. Steaks are high after hung parliament

    The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, where no party has the 326 seats needed to get an overall working majority in the House of Commons.

    And according to a butchers in Oxford, a hung parliament means hung steak...

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  4. Here be Dragon's votes...

    The pupils of The Dragon School in Oxford had their own election yesterday, and they match up well with those in the constituency.

    "Voter turnout was a pretty strong 420, that’s out of 600 children, and 70 staff," Sue Riley, head of the middle school, confirmed.

    Yesteday's vote (the real one) saw the Liberal Democrats overturned a Conservative majority of almost 10,000 votes to win Oxford West and Abingdon.

    Layla Moran won the Oxfordshire seat from Nicola Blackwood by 816 votes - 26,252 to 25,440 - with an almost 15% swing away from the Tories.

    Dragon School votes
  5. Victoria Prentis: 'Long and trying night'

    Here's Victoria Prentis' speech, as tweeted by Cherwell Council, after she held onto her seat in Banbury for the Conservatives.

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  6. How the South's political landscape has changed...

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    Video caption: Chicken-keeping boy launches free-range egg crusade

    Benjamin, 9, has written to biscuit company McVitie's asking them to stop using caged hens in its produce.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A329 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A329 Berkshire both ways severe accident, at B3030 Robinhood Lane affecting Loddon Bridge Road.

    A329 Berkshire - A329 Reading Road in Winnersh closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the B3030 Robinhood Lane junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Loddon Bridge Road junction and to Wokingham.

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

  9. Woman rescued by helicopter off Ryde Pier

    A woman has been rescued by the Coastguard helicopter off Ryde pier on the Isle of Wight this afternoon.

    The Maritime Coastguard Agency said they received a call at 12:15 BST from a member of the public reporting a person in the water in front of the funfair on Ryde Harbour.

    The woman was approximately 200 yards away from the shore, a spokeswoman said.

    Crews from Ryde Lifeboat and Bembridge Lifeboat attended the incident alongside the UK Coastguard helicopter, which was launched from Lee-On-Solent.

    The woman was then airlifted to hospital. It is not currently known if she suffered any injuries.

  10. Watch: Layla Moran cheered at Lib Dem HQ

    New Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran was met with cheers at Lib Dem HQ earlier.

    Before introducing leader Tim Farron, she admitted winning by a "sliver" of a majority, but said it meant the constituency would be represented once again by "liberal values".

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    Video caption: New MP introduces Lib Dem leader

    "Top job," Mr Farron was heard saying to her as he stepped onto the stage.

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  11. General election 2017: The result in maps and charts

    See how the parties performed, where they won and lost votes and where the highest turnout was, with the BBC's interactive maps and charts.

  12. Six years for man who fractured woman's eye socket

    Fintan Burke
    Image caption: Burke was arrested and charged on the evening of the offence

    A man who fractured a woman's eye socket by kicking her in the face has today been jailed for six years.

    Fintan Burke pleaded not guilty to GBH, but following a three-day trial he was found guilty by a jury on 2 June.

    At around 18:00 BST on 22 July last year, Burke assaulted a 25-year-old woman, who was known to him, inside a house on Waylen Street in Reading.

    Investigating officer, Det. Con. Sukhpreet Singh said: "The defendant showed no remorse in trial and never gave an account to the police when interviewed.

    "In court, he stated the injury to the victim was caused by someone else."

  13. Corbyn gains 'a lesson for Blairite generation'

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

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    Video caption: Fiona McTaggart, ex-Slough MP, says Jeremy Corbyn has moved the party on from Tony Blair.

    Fiona McTaggart, the former Labour MP for Slough, has said that Jeremy Corbyn has moved the party on from the leadership of Tony Blair.

    Ms McTaggart was elected in the Labour landslide in 1997, and was one the 101 so-called 'Blair's babes' elected that year. She left office at this election.

    “The world changes, and I think the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon is a lesson to our generation", McTaggart told BBC Radio Berkshire.

    “I am a Blairite, and I thought he was a brilliant leader. But Jeremy is engaging with a group of people who were put off by Tony Blair, and they feel Jeremy does get them".

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, after M275.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M27 eastbound after M275, because of a broken down car and caravan.

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

  15. Men arrested after assaults in Portsmouth

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    Police are investigating two assaults in Portsmouth last night.

    The first, in Edmund Road, Southsea, happened shortly after 19:00 BST.

    A 23-year-old man from Southsea was taken to Southampton General Hospital with a serious injury to his chest.

    A 22-year-old man from Kent, a 22-year-old man from London and later a 20-year-old man from Southsea were arrested.

    All three are currently in police custody.

    The second happened in Queens Road, Fratton, shortly before 21:15 BST and saw two men taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Two men, one aged 40 from Portsmouth, and a 35-year-old from Southsea have been arrested and are also in police custody.

    Police said at this stage there was no evidence to connect the two incidents.

  16. New Reading East MP Rodda 'expected to lose'

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    Image caption: Matt Rodda engineered a 16% swing in Reading East to win the seat with a 3,749 majority

    The big shock of the night in Berkshire was Matt Rodda's victory for Labour in Reading East.

    The incumbent Rob Wilson had held the seat for the Conservatives for 12 years, and had a majority of over 6,500, which was overturned last night in dramatic fashion.

    I was expecting to narrowly lose", said Mr Rodda, a local councillor, "I’m frankly very surprised that we managed to have such a great result here".

    He was so shocked, that he hadn't written his victory speech until 01:30 last night.

    The new MP added: "People are sick and tired of cuts, and pressure on public services". In Reading East you just have a more enhanced version of that".