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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 27 June
  2. Reading bus crash: Pedestrian's lucky escape
  3. University apology for marking error
  4. Sikh couple's claims over adoption agency

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining the BBC South Live service for Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, and Oxfordshire.

    The service will resume on Wednesday at 08:00.

    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. Oxford hospitals testing cladding for fire safety

    Paul Brennan, director of clinical services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The trust has been reviewing its fire safety procedures and systems following the tragic events in London.

    "Patient and staff safety are our highest priority and we will implement any changes necessary to ensure that our buildings are safe.

    "We have invited Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to review our facilities with us and this has taken place.

    "We have also proactively engaged the services of a specialist independent fire safety consultancy, Trenton Fire, to advise us on our current arrangements and make recommendations for improvements.

    "We are in the process of having samples of panelling analysed for fire safety."

  3. Oxfordshire flood alerts overnight

    The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warnings overnight for Oxfordshire:

    • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
    • Sor Brook and the Bloxham Brook and their tributaries
    • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
    • Ginge Brook for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay

    Flooding affecting properties is not currently expected. People can visit the government agency's website for more information.

  4. Warehouse fire closes road in Totton

    Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Totton, Hampshire, this afternoon.

    The fire broke out at a derelict warehouse near Jackie Wigg Gardens and Brockenford Lane at about 16:44 BST.

    Crews from Redbridge, St Mary's and Eastleigh are on the scene and have requested police attendance.

    Roads surrounding the warehouse have been closed and a spokeswoman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was "under control".

    She had the fire "involved tyres".

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  5. Arts funding to increase by £45,000 in Oxfordshire

    Seven organisations in Oxfordshire will together receive £13,198,060 over four years from Arts Council England, an increase of £45,000.

    But Oxford University is set to lose £140,000 a year under a new deal from the government outlined today.

    The funding settlements are:

    - Modern Art Oxford - £3,569,388

    - Modern Poetry in Translation - £200,000

    - Oxford Contemporary Music - £743,132

    - Oxford Playhouse Trust - £1,517,896

    - Pegasus Theatre Trust - £1,199,892

    - The Story Museum - £700,000

    - University of Oxford - £5,267,752

    Four of England's biggest arts venues have also had their public funding cut to help boost culture in the regions.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident.

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

  7. Almost £2.5 million is to be spent addressing concerns on two busy north Dorset roads

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    Video caption: Improvements will be made to the A350 and the C13 between Blandford and Shaftesbury.

    Improvements will be made to the A350 and the C13 between Blandford and Shaftesbury, after a number of incidents involving HGVs.

  8. Police investigate 'serious assault' in Ryde

    Police on the Isle of Wight are investigating after a 20-year-old man needed hospital treatment following a serious assault.

    It happened on Ashley Road in Ryde after 3.50pm yesterday.

    The victim told police he was attacked by three men wearing hoods who he didn't know.

    Officers said he was treated at St Mary's Hospital for a cut to his head - which may have been caused by a blade.

  9. CCTV footage shows man hit by bus in Reading

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    Video caption: CCTV footage shows the shocking moment a man was hit by a bus on the street in Reading.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A354 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A354 Dorset both ways severe accident, at Verne Hill Road.

    A354 Dorset - A354 Fortuneswell in Fortuneswell partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Verne Hill Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  11. Post-Brexit pledge for EU fusion project

    JET
    Image caption: The Joint European Torus is based at Culham Science Centre

    A European research project into nuclear fusion will continue to receive funding from the UK, if the European Union agrees to keep it in Oxfordshire.

    Around 1,300 people work on the Joint European Torus (JET) in Culham, which is home to the world's largest fusion reactor.

    In total 88% of the running costs are paid by the EU, but the UK's contract to host JET ends in December 2018.

    Today ministers committed to paying its "fair share" of the project if the EU extends the UK's contract to 2020.

    Quote Message: Our exit from the EU has not altered our desire and willingness for the UK to continue playing a leading role in furthering our scientific understanding. from Jo Johnson MP Science minister
    Jo Johnson MPScience minister
  12. Villagers say HGV one-way plan is 'madness'

    Residents in a village where lorries regularly get stuck say encouraging the vehicles to use the route at all is "madness".

    The C13 in Melbury Abbas has been beset with problems, including being shut for more than a year because of landslips and with HGVs getting wedged as they meet oncoming vehicles.

    Dorset County Council has been given £2.5m of government money to upgrade the C13 and the A350 which run parallel with each other between Shaftesbury and Blandford.

    Part of the plan is to make the roads one way for HGVs to avoid them meeting each other on the narrow stretch but villagers want a weight restriction instead.

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    Video caption: Melbury Abbas HGV restrictions call over 'village jams'
  13. Philip Pullman set to name character after Grenfell Tower victim

    Oxford author Philip Pullman is likely to name a character in his upcoming book after a 15-year-old girl believed to have died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

    The writer is part of the Authors for Grenfell campaign, auctioning items to help raise money for those affected.

    Philip Pullman

    A teacher bid £1,500 to secure the name of his former pupil Nur Huda El-Wahabi in the book, who is believed to have died along with her family.

    Other people have since added to his bid, which now stands at over £17,000.

  14. Fatal Ferrari crash driver in court for causing death of boy, 13

    A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death by careless driving of a 13-year-old boy when he crashed a £1.2m Ferrari.

    Matthew Cobden, 38, of Long Lodge Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court in connection with the crash which killed Alexander Worth.

    The accident happened after Mr Cobden had been unloading the Ferrari F50 for a photoshoot for Evo supercar magazine in North Warnborough, Hampshire, in August last year.

    The court heard when Alexander, of Kings Worthy, near Winchester, asked if he could take a photograph of the car, Cobden offered to take him for a ride.

    The short journey ended when the mid-1990s supercar crashed into fencing.

    The case has been referred to Winchester Crown court for 26 July.

  15. 'Woke' and 'post-truth' added to Oxford English Dictionary

    The Oxford English Dictionary is getting political in its latest update, with "woke" and "post-truth" now included.

    The original meaning of woke is to awaken after sleep but the word now has other social connotations.

    Black Lives Matter protest

    "By the mid-20th century," says the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), "woke had been extended figuratively to refer to being 'aware' or 'well informed' in a political or cultural sense."

    Post-truth was 2016's word of the year.