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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 2 August
  2. Call for cash after 'unsafe' cladding closes hospital unit
  3. Injured yachtsman rescued
  4. Cowes Week under way
  5. Witness appeal after serious crash
  6. Mail Online apology to murder victims' mother
  7. Appeal after man found unconscious and seriously injured
  8. Divers continue Hedger murder river search

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Man found unconscious in Portsmouth 'critical' in hospital

    Police are trying to discover how a man who was found unconscious in Portsmouth was injured.

    Police were called after the 45-year-old man was found collapsed near the Civic Offices on a walkway leading to Isambard Brunel Road on Monday shortly after 18:00 BST.

    He had suffered a bleed to the brain and fractures to his skull, facial bones and ribs and is critically ill in hospital.

    Anyone who was in the area of the Guildhall from about 17:30 on Monday who witnessed anything is asked to contact police.

  2. Mail Online 'sorry' over terror attack photo error

    A national newspaper website has apologised for publishing a photo of a girl murdered in 2013 among pictures of people reported missing following the Manchester Arena.

    Jayden Parkinson

    The Mail Online published a "viral" social media post of Jayden Parkinson the day after 22 people were killed when Salman Abedi detonated the bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

    Jayden, 17, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend and her body found buried in a graveyard in Didcot, Oxfordshire, in December 2013.

    In a letter to her mother Samantha Shrewsbury, Ashlee Gagui, editorial manager at Mail Online, apologised for causing her family "further grief".

  3. Cowes Week: Record claimed in round-island race

    Volvo Ocean Race boat MAPFRE has set a world record time for a mono-hull completing the around the island course.

    They completed the 50-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight in 3hr 13min 11sec in the around the island race part of the Triple Crown series at Cowes Week.

    The record has yet to be ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council.

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  4. Appeal over man found unconscious and seriously injured

    Isambard Brunel Road

    Police are trying to find out how a man suffered a fractured skull, facial bones and ribs.

    The 45-year-old was found unconscious near Portsmouth's civic offices in a walkway leading to Isambard Brunel Road (pictured) on Monday evening.

    He also suffered a bleed to the brain and was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where his condition was described as "critical".

  5. Guy Hedger murder: Police divers continue river search

    Police divers are continuing to search for the weapon used to kill a businessman who was shot at his home in Dorset.

    Officers began the search of the River Stour in West Parley last Thursday as part of the investigation into the death of Guy Hedger.

    The 61-year-old died in the early hours of 30 April after intruders reportedly broke into his home in Ashley, near Ringwood, and opened fire with a shotgun.

    Three men appeared in court in May accused of Mr Hedger's murder.

    The charity Crimestoppers has also offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the firearm used and jewellery stolen during the raid.

    Police divers continue river search
    Police divers continue river search
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    Severe disruption: A321 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A321 Berkshire both ways severe disruption, between B477 School Lane and Kenton's Lane.

    A321 Berkshire - A321 High Street in Wargrave closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the B477 School Lane junction and the Kenton's Lane junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  7. Man charged over Asda delivery van 'theft'

    A man has been charged after reports an Asda van was stolen while the driver was making deliveries in Bournemouth earlier this year.

    A tracker device found the van, which was taken from Wellington Road on 26 April, had stopped in Bransgore in the New Forest before it was recovered in Totton, near Southampton.

    A 47-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with driving a vehicle taken without the owners consent, driving while disqualified, drunk driving, driving without insurance and attempted theft.

    He is due before Poole magistrates on 11 August.

  8. Music venue in repairs appeal

    The Joiners

    The Joiners music venue in Southampton has launched an appeal to help it repair the century-old building which has been its home for nearly 50 years.

    The concert hall and pub, which has hosted bands such as Muse, Kasabian and Oasis, says "critical repairs" are needed to keep the venue going.

  9. Armed robber threatens store staff

    Co-Op in Colden Common

    A man thought to be carrying a gun threatened staff at a Co-Op store in Colden Common, near Winchester.

    Police were called to the shop in St Vigor Way yesterday lunchtime after the robber left with cash from the till.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, between J15 for M4 and J16 for M40 affecting J13 for A30.

    M25 Berkshire - Three lanes closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M25 clockwise between J15 M4 and J16 M40, because of a car fire. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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

  11. 'Bigfoot' spotted outside Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    'Bigfoot' statue

    A life-size metal sculpture of a human figure squashing the life out of the Earth has been put on display outside the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) today.

    The humanoid represents Homo magno pedites, or "Big Foot", described as the "evolution of our species as the dominant and most destructive species on Earth" by Population Matters.

    It's not being exhibited inside the museum though.

    Robin Maynard, Population Matters director, said: "Museums like the OUMNH do a fantastic job of inspiring people to love the natural world.

    "But, if all visitors see is the past glory of nature, then only half the story is being told."

  12. Train crash survivor fights for therapy

    Harriet Myles

    A woman who survived a fatal train crash 12 years ago criticises the NHS for ending the trauma therapy which had been "keeping her alive".

    Train crash survivor fights for therapy

    Harriet Myles

    A woman who survived a fatal train crash 12 years ago criticises the NHS for ending the trauma therapy which had been "keeping her alive".

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  13. Dorchester's 'Roman fort' market site to be revamped into shopping complex

    A 150-year-old market reputed to be the site of an old Roman fort could be developed into a shopping complex.

    Dorchester Market and Fairfield car park

    West Dorset District Council's strategy committee agreed "in principal" for Dorchester market and Fairfield car park to be revamped at a special meeting on Tuesday.

    It also supported plans for Charles Street car park to be turned into a supermarket.

    Market traders and residents have said the proposals would "kill" the town.

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    Video caption: A century-old album of postcards sent by a Southampton couple has been found