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  1. Updates from Wednesday 6 September
  2. Man dies in crash on M3
  3. Merlin blame 'mechanical issue' for Jurassic Skyline rescues

Live Reporting

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  1. That's all for today

    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Thursday, when we'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

    You can get in touch anytime with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Regal Centre in Wallingford to close

    Wallingford's Regal Centre has been closed, the town council has announced.

    The authority called it a "difficult, but necessary, decision" to close the building, which was built in 1934, saying serious work was needed on its fire detection and heating systems, and cited the "ever increasing financial demands" of maintaining it.

    Regal Centre

    In a statement it said: "The safety of the users of the Regal is paramount in our thoughts and we consider it inappropriate to allow continued use of the building while we conduct the necessary studies.

    "The council recognises that this is a much valued facility serving a range of leisure, community and market-trading activities and which brings wide ranging benefits to the town.

    "We will be working to either reopen or replace the Regal as a matter of urgency and a working party has been established to look at all options.

    "This is not an action which the council has taken lightly but we believe it is the right one to both protect users of the Regal and to provide the best facilities for Wallingford in the future."

    The centre is a former cinema, and is used by sports clubs and community well as a host for regular markets.

  3. Oxfordshire care home rated 'Outstanding'

    Godswell Park in Church Street, Bloxham, has been rated Outstanding in all areas by the Care Quality Commission.

    The inspection of the care home, which has 36 residents, including older people and people living with physical disabilities or sensory impairments, found a service of "high quality".

    Deborah Ivanova, deputy chief inspector of adult social care, said: "I was delighted to read this report and to hear about the passion and drive displayed by the whole staff team.

    "Godswell Park is clearly an outstanding service where both care delivery and the physical environment are designed around meeting people’s needs in a way that makes their lives full and meaningful.

    "We observed staff demonstrating kindness, respect and compassion by focusing on the well-being of people and going above and beyond their regular duties, for example to undertake tasks including completing sewing repairs in their own time, collecting and dropping off dry cleaning and visiting people on their birthdays with flowers and cards."

  4. Man charged over alleged hit-and-run

    A man from Poole has been charged following an alleged hit-and-run crash in which a woman suffered a broken ankle and severe bruising.

    The crash happened in Ashley Road, Boscombe, on 12 January.

    The 33-year-old suspect is due to appear before Weymouth magistrates on 5 December.

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  5. Instrument-theft Royal Marines Band Service musician jailed

    A Royal Marines musician who stole instruments worth more than £19,000 from his military band has been jailed and thrown out of the force.


    Adrian Higginson, 29, who was based in Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from store rooms in Plymouth and Portsmouth.

    He admitted stealing 13 instruments and an amplifier which he then sold on eBay to pay off personal debts of £15,000.

    He has been jailed by a court martial for six months.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A354 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A354 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Swainson Road and Anvil Road.

    A354 Dorset - A354 in Tarrant Hinton closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Swainson Road junction and the Anvil Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  7. Judicial review sought over Shiplake homes

    South Oxfordshire District Council is seeking a judicial review of a decision to allow 95 homes to be built on land at Thames Farm in Shiplake following a public inquiry.

    The council refused the planning application last year but the decision was overturned following a public inquiry in June.

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  8. CCTV appeal after pensioner made to withdraw cash

    CCTV of man police want to speak to

    Police have released CCTV of a man they want to trace following reports an elderly woman was persuaded to hand over £500 to a man who did some weeding in her garden.

    The 81-year-old from Sholing, Southampton, was followed to a local cashpoint where she was made to withdraw money.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J7 for A4 and J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M4 westbound between J7, A4 (Slough West) and J8, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J5, A4 (Langley).

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

  10. Portland former coastguard helicopter base planning row

    Plans to use a former coastguard helicopter base as a pilot training centre have been thrown into doubt because of a planning row.

    Portland helicopter

    Heli Operations purchased the base at Portland in 2016 and hopes to create jobs by offering pilot training there.

    However, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council said the "change of use" required planning permission.

    Heli Operations disagrees and said the base had previously been used for pilot training, including by the Royal Navy.

  11. Suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Bracknell

    Sam Clayton

    BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

    Nine suspected illegal immigrants have been taken into custody after being found in a lorry in Bracknell.

    Police were called to the Shell Station on Bagshot Road at 09:30 BST on Wednesday after a noise was heard coming from the tanker.

    Nine men have been assessed by Paramedics and are now being dealt with by the immigration authorities.

  12. Sports car driver seriously hurt in crash

    Police have appealed for witnesses to a crash which left a 75-year-old man with serious injuries.

    A collision involving a small Austin Sprite sports car and a tractor happened on the A32 at Droxford shortly before 08:30.

    The driver of the sports car, a 75-year-old man from the Soberton area, suffered serious injuries and has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. The tractor driver was unhurt.

    Road closures were put in place on the A32 and B2150.

    Crash scene
  13. HMP Bullingdon: Short-staffed prison 'not safe enough'

    An Oxfordshire prison is "not safe enough" and urgently needs more staff, the prisons watchdog has warned.

    The HM Inspectorate of Prisons report said HMP Bullingdon had a drug and gang problem, and high levels of violence.

    However, Peter Clarke, chief inspector of prisons, said many at the jail were "doing their best" to make things better.

    HMP Bullingdon is a resettlement prison near Bicester, which houses 1,109 adult and young adult prisoners.

    HMP Bullingdon
  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, after J1 for A31.

    M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M27 westbound after J1, A31 (Cadnam), because of an accident involving one vehicle earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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