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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 4 July
  2. Weather: Cloudy start with sunny spells later
  3. Tri-service hub opens in Hungerford
  4. Student 'on hunger strike' in UAE jail

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Thank you for joining us again today.

    We will be back tomorrow with all of the region's latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Pupils send letter to education secretary

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    Video caption: Children send letter to education secretary

    Oxfordshire pupils are writing to the government about funding after their school warned its budget could be cut.

    Wolvercote Primary said £120,000 could be cut over the next five years and would result in it reducing the number of teachers it employs.

  3. Troubled academy rated 'inadequate'

    A troubled secondary school on the Isle of Wight is set to be placed in special measures.

    Sandown Bay Academy has been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted because of "ineffective leadership at all levels".

    Sandown Bay Academy

    Inspectors said the school's sponsor, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), also failed to deal effectively with a "debilitating cyber-attack".

    Isle of Wight councillors voted in May to ask the government to oust AET "off the island altogether".

  4. Bournemouth sign winger Mahoney

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth have signed winger Connor Mahoney on a four-year deal after his contract expired at Blackburn Rovers.

    Mahoney, 20, had been expected to join Nottingham Forest but will initially join the Cherries' under-23 squad.

    Connor Mahoney
    Image caption: Connor Mahoney made 21 appearances for Blackburn Rovers

    Bournemouth and Blackburn are discussing compensation arrangements for the former England under-17 and under-18 international.

    He made his debut for Accrington aged 16 in August 2013 before making 21 appearances for Blackburn.

  5. Gravenberch makes Belgium loan switch

    BBC Sport

    Reading midfielder Danzell Gravenberch has agreed a season-long loan move to Belgium club KSV Roeselare.

    Gravenberch trained with the Belgium First Division B club last week.

    Danzell Gravenberch

    The 23-year-old joined the Royals from Dutch side FC Dordrecht in June 2016, but made just the one start in all competitions last season.

    He also made four substitute appearances during the campaign which saw Reading defeated in the Championship play-off final.

  6. Street brawl death arrests rise to 13

    A 13th person has been arrested over the death of a man injured in a fight in Oxford.

    Christopher Lemonius, 27, died in hospital after the brawl in Jourdain Road, Blackbird Leys, on 1 June.

    Jourdain Road

    Murder charges were brought against five people last month, and five other people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    Last week a further three people were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

  7. Homeless branded 'unwelcome detritus'

    A UKIP councillor has labelled homeless people "unwelcome detritus" and called for them to be removed from the streets of Portsmouth.

    Group leader Colin Galloway said the city was no longer welcoming to businesses or tourists "because it seems we prefer to have vagrants".

    Colin Galloway

    He said he has seen "no action" while on a homelessness committee and wants police to forcibly put people in care.

    Hampshire's Police commissioner called the comments "disgusting".

  8. Tolkien family settle merchandise dispute

    JRR Tolkien's family have settled an $80m case against Warner Bros over the merchandise rights of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

    Priscilla Tolkien, the daughter of the Oxford author, and his estate, joined up with publisher HarperCollins to sue Warner.

    The estate sold the rights to the films in 1969 along with some merchandising.

    But they said the studio had overstepped the mark with video games, apps and gambling games. Warner said the matter was "amicably resolved"

    Dominic Monaghan
    Image caption: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films won 17 Oscars
  9. Single site for emergency services

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    Video caption: West Berkshire emergency services move under one roof

    Police, ambulance and fire services have moved onto a single site in West Berkshire.

    The authorities hope the scheme in Hungerford will make it easier for emergency services in the area to work together.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A31 and J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M3 northbound between J10, A31 (Winchester) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  11. Man charged with army barracks stabbing

    A man has been charged with wounding with intent in relation to a soldier who was seriously injured in a stabbing at an army barracks.

    The male victim suffered neck wounds in the attack at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, at about 06:15 GMT on 12 November.

    Mons Barracks, Aldershot

    Detectives said Aidan Warner, 20, of Egret Gardens, Aldershot, Hampshire was due to appear before Basingstoke magistrates on 1 August.

    Police previously said the incident was not thought to be terrorist-related.

  12. BBC South in Ypres

    Later this month BBC South will be focusing on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

    Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes from producer Julia Wootton and BBC Radio Oxford newsreader Sophie Law, who are in Belgium recording today.

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  13. Passengers return to Heathrow terminal after fire alarm

    Passengers are being allowed back into Heathrow's Terminal 3 after being evacuated because of a fire alarm.

    The airport said there was no evidence of a fire and that people would be allowed to return to the building.

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  14. Ambulance 'trapped for 30 minutes' in narrow road

    Villagers campaigning for improvements on a narrow Dorset road say an ambulance was trapped there for 30 minutes yesterday.

    The Save Dinah's Hollow group posted a video showing a lorry edging past the ambulance, which had blue lights flashing.

    Dinah's Hollow

    South Western Ambulance Service said the ambulance, on its way to a patient in Gillingham, was "involved in an incident in Melbury Abbas".

    It said a second ambulance attended the patient, who was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

    Dorset Police said it was called at 12:14 BST to a "minor collision", and the C13 road was reopened at about 12:30 BST.

  15. Knife-wielding man in late-night churchyard robbery

    A robber wielding a knife stole a man's phone as he walked through a Southampton churchyard.

    The attacker threatened his 30-year-old victim in the ground of St Mary's Church at some point between 03:00 and 04:00 on Monday.

    Police said the offender was described as an Asian or black man, taller than 5ft 7ins and wearing black clothing with a black coat.

    St Mary's churchyard
  16. Plan to cut councillor numbers

    The number of councillors in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is to be reduced by a quarter, under plans submitted to an independent review board.

    There are currently 57 councillors serving the Royal Borough but if the proposal is approved, that number would be cut in time for the local elections in May 2019.

    Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead