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Summary

  1. Suspected arson attack destroys heathland near Bournemouth Airport
  2. Southampton face Swansea and Cherries play West Brom on first day of 2017/18 season
  3. Anti-gun campaigners criticise Thames Valley's PCC over armed civilians comments
  4. Troubled chain ferry at Cowes to be free until 2 July
  5. More arrests over street brawl murder
  6. Updates from Wednesday 14 June

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  2. 'No evidence' of Thai pool death murder

    Luke Miller

    There is "no evidence" a British backpacker who was found dead in a swimming pool in Thailand was murdered, a coroner has concluded.

    Bricklayer Luke Miller, 26, from Newport, Isle of Wight, died on Koh Tao island on 8 January 2016 - the same island where two British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were murdered.

    Mr Miller's body was found at the bottom of the pool at the Sunset Bar at Sairee Beach.

    Recording an open verdict, Isle of Wight coroner Caroline Sumeray said there was no evidence of murder, adding: "It has been suggested this was a cover-up by the Thai authorities but there has been a very thorough police report."

  3. Man dies of 'multiple injuries' following Blackbird Leys brawl

    At today's inquest of Christopher Lemonius at Oxford Coroner's Court, coroner Darren Salter said the 27-year-old, of Sherwood Place, Barton, had died from multiple injuries following a fight in Blackbird Leys earlier this month.

    A series of 999 calls were made after 23:00 BST on the night he died about a group of men fighting, the court heard.

    A police investigation is still ongoing.

    Four men and a boy have so far been charged with his murder, while a 63-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, both from Oxford, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    They have been released while inquiries continue, Thames Valley Police said.

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    Severe accident: A412 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A412 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between B376 Datchet Road and Church Street.

    A412 Berkshire - A412 Yew Tree Road in Slough closed and heavy traffic in both directions between Red Cow Roundabout and the Church Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Radiohead Manchester Arena concert rearranged

    Thom Yorke

    Radiohead's concert at Manchester Arena has been moved after last month's attack.

    The Oxford band was due to play two dates at the venue on 4 and 5 July - but will now play a single night at Old Trafford cricket ground on 4 July instead.

    Fans with tickets can either swap them for the new stadium gig or get a full refund.

    Extra tickets for the Old Trafford show will go on sale on Saturday. A statement from the promoter said: "The group apologise to fans for any inconvenience."

  6. Can you find them all?

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    Video caption: Portraits have been popping up by Oxford landmarks to celebrate the city's hidden stories

    Pictures have been popping up in front of Oxford landmarks to celebrate the city's hidden stories and trailblazers.

    Sixteen have been dotted around the city centre by Oxford University.

    The images are part of an art installation called 'The Gaps Between' and will remain in place for a month.

  7. Blue plaque for Chipping Norton studios

    Tomorrow is the BBC's Music Day and to mark the occasion landmarks with links to music history are being given blue plaques.

    In Oxfordshire, the site of the former Chipping Norton studios has been given the honour.

    Here's a brief glimpse...

    Blue plaque in Chipping Norton
  8. Watch: Park unveils baby porcupettes

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    Video caption: Baby porcupines 'first' for wildlife park

    Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of the first Porcupine twins in the Park’s 47-year history.

    The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twin porcupettes were born recently to first-time mother Stempu and father Prickle.

  9. Dorset surgeon qualifies for cycling world championships

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    Video caption: Orthopaedic surgeon from Poole to represent the UK at the UCI World Cycling Championships
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    Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M271 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at M27 J3.

    M271 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M271 northbound at M27 J3, Romsey, because of a broken down van.

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

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

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    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane blocked on exit slip road eastbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. City council writes to high-rise tenants

    Oxford City Council has sought to allay fears of residents living in its five high-rise blocks following the deadly fire in London.

    Letters have been sent to reassure residents of Evenlode and Windrush in Blackbird Leys, Hockmore in Cowley, Plowman in Northway, and Foresters in Wood Farm, which are all undergoing a £20m refurbishment.

    Evenlode Tower
    Quote Message: Fire safety is a top priority for us, and I wanted to reassure our own tower block residents about their safety here in Oxford. We have gone above and beyond legal requirements to ensure an enhanced level of fire safety for the families living in these blocks. from Bob Price Leader of Oxford City Council
    Bob PriceLeader of Oxford City Council
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    Severe disruption: Isle Of Wight both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Isle Of Wight both ways severe disruption, between Cowes and East Cowes.

    Isle Of Wight - Vehicle ferry not operating on Cowes Chain Ferry between the Cowes junction and the East Cowes junction, because of low tide. Diversion in operation - via Newport (over 9 miles).

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

  14. More arrests in Oxford murder probe

    Two more people have been arrested over the death of a man in Oxford two weeks ago.

    Five people have so far been charged with the murder of Christopher Lemonius who was found fatally injured in Blackbird Leys on 1 June.

    Thames Valley Police said a 63-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, both from Oxford, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    Crime scene in Blackbird Leys

    Both have been released under investigation.

  15. First day at Parliament 'humbling', says new MP

    Reading East's new MP, Matt Rodda, has been speaking to the BBC after his first day in Parliament yesterday.

    The 50-year-old reversed a 6,500 Conserative majority in his constituency to beat the incumbent, Rob Wilson.

    It was the only Berkshire seat in which there was a change of control in the general election.

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    Video caption: Matt Rodda won a 3,749 majority for Labour in the general election

    "It's actually quite humbling to be here, representing local people," said Mr Rodda.

    "You can't but help thinking about the history and the fact that people had to fight for their vote and for representative democracy."