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Summary

  1. Portsmouth tower blocks cladding removal 'to take months'
  2. Henley Regatta gets under way with an increased police presence
  3. Poole councillors back Poole hospital as Dorset's main facility for emergency care
  4. Thames Water criticised by Ofwat and told to "change the way it operates"
  5. Updates from Wednesday 28 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Henley Royal Regatta 2017: In numbers

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    Video caption: Ever wondered how many bottles of champagne are drunk at Henley Royal Regatta?

    Ever wondered how many bottles of champagne are drunk at Henley Royal Regatta?

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J5 for A287 and J6 for A30.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J5, A287 (Hook) and J6, A30 (Basingstoke), because of an accident.

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

  3. Bare-knuckle boxing gets O2 showcase

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    Video caption: Bare-knuckle boxing can be popular as mixed martial arts, says a fighter.

    Bare-knuckle boxing bouts will be held at London's O2 amid claims the sport will become a big draw.

  4. New loos for Lulworth

    Responsibility for public toilets in Lulworth on the Dorset coast are to be transferred from council ownership.

    Lulworth Estate is set to take over the conveniences from Purbeck District Council.

    The estate said the move would allow new facilities to "improve the accessibility and quality" of toilets available to people visiting the lower cove area and beach.

    It is hoped that the new facilities, which are subject to planning permission, will be ready by summer 2018.

    Lulworth
  5. Cladding removal from Windrush Tower begins

    Work has begun to replace the rain-screen cladding on Windrush Tower in Oxford.

    Windrush Tower

    The city council said it would now use "improved non-combustible material" as a precautionary measure.

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    Video caption: Cladding is removed from Windrush Tower
  6. Ward-Prowse on England penalty pressure

    BBC Sport

    Southampton's James Ward-Prowse has been talking about the pressure the England Under-21 team were under as they lost their European Championship semi final to Germany on penalties.

    The England under-21 captain admitted previous England defeats at Euro 96 and World Cup 1990 were "always in the back of your mind".

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    Video caption: "It's hard to replicate pressure" of penalties - James Ward-Prowse
  7. Children with special educational needs wait longer for help in Dorset than almost anywhere else in the country

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    Video caption: Sindy's son Joshua has autism and Deborah Croney works on education at Dorset Council.
  8. Island Games: Shooting sisters celebrating success

    Two sisters from the Isle of Wight are celebrating success at the Island Games' shooting competitions.

    Imogen and Shelley Moss have won six shooting medals between them - four golds and two silvers at this year's event on the Swedish island of Gotland.

    Imogen and Shelley Moss
    Quote Message: It's amazing to share the experience with someone who is your sister. It means so much to both of us." from Imogen Moss
    Imogen Moss
  9. Six fire engines respond to 'small' tower block fire

    Six fire engines were called to extinguish a small fire at the Plowman Tower in Oxford this afternoon

    It took place in the ground floor store room, and Oxford City Council said it was "very quickly contained".

    Earlier this week the authority, which has five tower blocks, announced cladding would be removed from the Evenlode and Windrush towers after it failed fire tests.

    Nobody was hurt or evacuated, and the city council said the response shows the safeguards in place in Oxford work well.

  10. Victorian toy find for Sherborne Museum

    Some Victorian children's toys were among an unusual find handed in to Sherborne Museum in Dorset.

    The museum said a set of small wheels from a toy wagon, a tambourine, a wooden musical pipe with the mouthpiece missing, a spinning top, a pincushion and a story-advert for Sunlight Soap were donated after being found behind the walls of a house in Long Street in the Dorset town.

    The room was thought to have been a nanny's residence.

    Museum objects
    Quote Message: The items are too large to have slipped between floorboards and were probably not deliberately placed with the intention, as some objects are, of warding off evil. They may, however, have been intentionally placed to commemorate the life of a beloved child or perhaps the nanny and her charge were creating a time-capsule. from Sherborne Museum
    Sherborne Museum
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    Video caption: Paddington Bear author says working at the BBC in Reading was his inspiration.
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    Video caption: Dog survives Swanage 60ft cliff fall

    A golden retriever is back to her "loveable self" after a coastguard rescue from a Swanage cliff face.