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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 1 August
  2. Conman jailed over land fraud
  3. Man charged with kidnap and sex assault
  4. New Forest 'severe delays' after car fire
  5. Weymouth keeps free deckchairs for over 60s

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening!

    That's all for today - thanks for joining us!

    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 tomorrow when we will be bringing you all the latest regional news, travel, sport and weather until 18:00.

    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. WATCH: What is Cowes Week?

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    Video caption: Everything you've ever wanted to know about Cowes Week.

    BBC South's Ben Moore gives you a beginner's guide to Cowes Week.

  3. Walter back at Hampshire reserve

    One of Europe's oldest known great white egrets has returned to the same Hampshire nature reserve he has been visiting since 2003.

    The bird, nicknamed Walter by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, usually arrives at Blashford Lakes near Ringwood in August and leaves in February to return to France.

    Only around 35 great white egrets are known to spend their winters in the UK.

    Walter in 2011
  4. John Radcliffe Hospital: 'Wise' to take decision

    The World at One

    BBC Radio 4

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    Video caption: Patients to be moved after a review of cladding on Oxford hospital unit declared unsafe

    Following the fire at Grenfell Tower, a major hospital in Oxford has decided to move trauma patients out of a building with external cladding, following a safety review.

    Professor Christopher Bulstrode, who used to work at the unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital has praised the decision telling Radio 4's World at One that patient safety must come first. "The last thing we want to have is a fire on a ward where patients are stuck in bed, that would be a catastrophe". He added "I think they have been very quick and very wise to take this action."

  5. Pitt Rivers Museum tries to identify 'lava bubble'

    A museum is trying to trace the origin of a mystery rock bearing a note from a staff member that suggests it could be a "lava bubble".

    The rock

    The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has more than 500,000 objects that have been donated by explorers and anthropologists since it was founded in 1884.

    The note, written in the 1970s, reads: "I think this is a lava bubble - Bob."

    The museum tweeted: "Is Bob right? Any lava bubble experts out there?" A spokeswoman said Bob worked at the museum in the 1970s so the stone and its note have been sitting on a shelf at least since then.

    She added: "We don't actually know what that object was used for and it is sitting in the Pitt Rivers stores."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 and J4A for A327.

    M3 Surrey - M3 busy but moving and one lane blocked southbound between J4, A331 (Camberley) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a broken down car.

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

  7. Hedgehog feeding time at animal hospital

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    Video caption: A hospital in Thatcham is helping dozens of hedgehogs, who get thirsty in the hot weather.

    The Hedgehog Bottom animal hospital in Thatcham, Berkshire, has released this footage of a hedgehog at feeding time.

  8. Woman arrested after man is stabbed in Oxford

    A woman has been arrested after a 31-year-old man was stabbed in the arm and leg in Blackbird Leys.

    Crowberry Road

    Police said a number of people attacked the man and officers were called to Crowberry Road at 21:55 on Monday.

    He remains in hospital with "serious injuries" and Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses.

    The woman is from Oxford and was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm. She is in police custody.

  9. Lifting bridge to remain closed until October

    Poole Bridge

    Work to repair a lifting bridge in Dorset will not be complete until the end of October - nearly five months later than originally planned.

    Poole Bridge closed on 12 September 2016, with work initially predicted to take nine months, but "challenges" pushed the opening date back to September.

    Now Borough of Poole Council said it was "clear" the £4.2m overhaul would not be completed in September either.

    A spokesman said contractors would be working weekends and extended hours to minimise disruption.

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    Video caption: These pictures show a water spout whipped up by the wind over the Dorset coast
  11. Father jailed over child abduction

    A father who was jailed for abducting his children has been imprisoned again for failing to return them to the UK.

    Usama Al Barwani, from Portsmouth, took his daughter, Aishah, now 12, and his son, Faris, nine, to Oman in 2012.

    Aishah and Faris

    The High Court heard their "desperate" mother, Lacey Plato, had campaigned for five years to be reunited with them.

    Jailing Al Barwani for a year, Mrs Justice Theis said it was hard to think of "a more damaging and harmful act for a parent to do to his children."

  12. Woman dies five days after car crash

    a308

    A woman has died from her injuries five days after a car crash in Berkshire.

    Emergency services were called to the collision between a Nissan Qashqai and Vauxhall Corsa on the A308 Marlow Road near Maidenhead on Wednesday.

    The driver of the Nissan - a 38-year-old woman - was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died in hospital on Monday.

    No arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

  13. Man banned from town by court

    Stephen Gadd

    A man has been banned from Christchurch in Dorset for five years.

    Stephen Gadd, 52, of no fixed address, is also barred from using disabled toilets in the county and harassing members of the public.

    It follows a string of incidents when he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly towards a church support group which was helping him in Highcliffe last year.

    Gadd was handed the Criminal Behaviour Order by Poole Magistrates last month.

  14. Family reunited with Victorian books

    Geography books

    Geography books belonging to four girls in the 1880s have been reunited with their descendents.

    The two bound titles dating back to 1888 were bought by a collector at a book stall in Oxfordshire.

    They feature delicate pencil drawings and homework exercises within the pages, with the names Ada, Lucy, Ethel and Lily Dobel inscribed inside.

    Lucy's grandson David Newton, from Tring, in Hertfordshire, was traced and the books have been given to him.

  15. Mahoney sets sights on top-flight debut

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport

    Connor Mahoney

    Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney wants to make his Premier League debut as quick as he can as he settles into life with the top-flight club.

    The 20-year-old former Blackburn player joined the Cherries in July, initially as part of the under-23 squad.

    But following a pre-season appearance against Valencia, Mahoney is hungry for a chance in Eddie Howe's senior side.

    "I've always wanted to play in the Premier League - once I've ticked that off, I can make new goals," he said.