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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. Tony Blackburn: 50 years since joining the BBC

    DJ Tony Blackburn presented his very first BBC Radio programme on 2 August 1967, hosting Midday Spin on the Light Programme.

    He went on to launch BBC Radio 1 the following month, presenting the breakfast show.

    Now, 50 years later, we have taken the Radio Berkshire presenter back to Broadcasting House to find his original studios and some memories from the day.

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    Video caption: The legendary pop radio DJ takes a trip back to the studios where is all began.
  2. Cowes Week: Volvo ocean race fleet take to The Solent

    Volvo Ocean Race fleet

    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are on the Solent for the Cowes Week Sevenstar Triple Crown sprint.

    It is also Youth Day on day five of the regatta with 28 contestants in the Under-25 Trophy and Young Skippers Trophy.

  3. Regional sport headlines: Hampshire defeat and Pompey hopes

    BBC Sport

    • In cricket, Hampshire's latest T20 Blast group game against Kent ended in defeat at the Ageas Bowl last night.
    • Portsmouth FC manager Kenny Jacket says his side have the ability to get promoted this season.
    • Oxford United say they're not ruling out further signings before or after Saturday's opening match of the League One season at Oldham.
    • Kidlington won 1-0 at Banbury in last night's friendly.
    • Slough Town also beat Windsor 6-0 in their penultimate pre-season game.
    • In speedway, Poole Pirates and Rentruck Aces have postponed their SGB Premiership meeting because of the weather.
  4. Frankie Dettori's son makes Shetland pony jockey debut

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    Video caption: Frankie Dettori's 12-year-old son has entered into Shetland Pony Grand National.

    Frankie Dettori's 12-year-old son looks like he will follow in his father's footsteps as a jockey.

    Rocco Dettori was given the chance to ride the final furlong at Ascot with his father, after entering the Shetland Pony Grand National.

  5. Predict your final Championship table

    Tom Huddlestone, John Terry, Garry Monk, Harry Redknapp

    Who will win promotion? Who is going down? Predict how the Championship table will end in 2017-18 and share with your friends.

    Predict your final Championship table

    Tom Huddlestone, John Terry, Garry Monk, Harry Redknapp

    Who will win promotion? Who is going down? Predict how the Championship table will end in 2017-18 and share with your friends.

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  6. Witness appeal after serious crash

    A4074

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in Sandford-on-Thames on Saturday evening.

    An 18-year-old woman was seriously injured in the collision involving a silver Rover 25 and a brown Skoda Yeti on the A4074.

  7. John Radcliffe cladding: Lib Dems call for emergency funding

    Trauma centre
    Image caption: The unit is one of four buildings that needed "closer examination" for fire safety concerns

    Emergency funding should be provided for the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, according to the Liberal Democrat's health spokesman.

    The Trauma Unit building at the hospital will be closed to inpatients for up to 12 months due to fire safety problems in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

    Norman Lamb MP said it was "very concerning", would lead to "increased pressure" on the hospital, and is calling for the government to provide funding to pay for the repairs.

    Quote Message: What can't happen is that patients in the Oxford area lose out because the money isn't available. from Norman Lamb MP Liberal Democrat health spokesperson
    Norman Lamb MPLiberal Democrat health spokesperson
  8. Yachtsman rescued after boating accident

    Lifeboat rescuing yachtsman

    An yachtsman suffered a back and neck injury when he was struck by a rope on his vessel, near East Lepe Buoy in the Solent.The 66-year-old was rescued by Cowes lifeboat and taken to a waiting ambulance following the incident yesterday afternoon.

    The man was transferred from the 30ft Connie and taken to Trinity Landing in Cowes before being taken to St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic London-bound at J11, A33 (Reading), because of an accident involving two cars and recovery work.

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

  10. Hampshire headlines: ID card call and woodland development

    • A man from Fareham who was wrongly accused of drink driving has backed an ID card scheme for people who have suffered a brain injury.
    • People in Basingstoke are fighting plans to turn an area of woodland into a travellers' site.
    • A woman is trying to trace the owners of a World War One scrap book found in a loft in the St Mary's area of Southampton.
  11. Berkshire headlines: Care homes and Legoland expansion

    • There are calls for more council-run care homes in Berkshire after a study found a shortfall of available beds.
    • Legoland in Windsor is set for expansion if plans to build a holiday village and new attractions goes ahead.
    • A woman has died five days after a car crash near Maidenhead.
  12. Oxford headlines: Hospital safety and care home spaces

    • Former care minister Norman Lamb says it is vital to make the John Radcliffe Hospital's trauma unit safe for patients as quickly as possible.
    • Oxfordshire appears to be bucking the national trend of a shortage of care home spaces - the county has 488 vacant beds.
    • Stagecoach says it wants more female bus drivers to help fill 30 vacant positions across the county.
  13. Weather: Turning increasingly wet and windy

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

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    Video caption: Weather for the South of England on Wednesday 2 August 2017
  14. Dorset headlines: Care shortfall and viral video

    • There is a large and growing shortfall of beds needed to care for the elderly across Dorset, according to research commissioned by the BBC.
    • A video of a waterspout sweeping across Weymouth bay has gone viral, having been watched by more than a million people on social media.
    • People are being invited to retrace the steps of Empress Elisabeth of Austria when she visited Bournemouth in a candlelit procession later.
  15. Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

    Hampshire and Dorset landmarks feature in the range of subjects in this year's photographic competition covering all things astronomical.

    The waxing crescent moon setting in the evening sky over the Needles Lighthouse and a shooting star flashing across the sky over the craggy landscape of Portland have both been shortlisted.

    The annual competition showcases phenomenal photography of the night sky and the universe taken from around the world.

    The winners of the competition’s nine categories will be announced on Thursday 14 September at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

    The Needles
    Portland