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Summary

  1. 'Unknown substance' thrown in man's face during attack
  2. Man jailed for New Forest burglaries
  3. BBC Introducing acts announced for Reading Festival
  4. Hospital closes maternity ward 30 times in a year

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Women sexually assaulted in Goring

    A 25-year-old women has been sexually assaulted on a path in Oxfordshire.

    It happened between Elvenden Road and Lockstyle Way in Goring at about 00:35 on Saturday.

    She had been cycling along the path when she was approached by a group of men aged between about 16 and 20.

    Police say one of them, who's described as being about 5ft 11in tall, inappropriately touched her.

    Path between Elvenden Road and Lockstyle Way
    Image caption: The sexual assault happened between Elvenden Road and Lockstyle Way, police said.
  2. Connor Sparrowhawk's mother 'assumed he was supervised in bath'

    The mother of a teenager who drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit assumed he was being supervised, she has told a tribunal.

    Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, had an epileptic seizure while in the bath at Slade House in Oxford in July 2013.

    Sara Ryan was giving evidence at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service where Dr Valerie Murphy, her son's doctor at the site, has admitted a series of failings but denies misconduct.

    Connor Sparrowhawk

    Ms Ryan said: "We just assumed he was being supervised in the bath. It was not something that came to my mind. It was almost one-to-one support on the unit.

    "It had a whole team of specialist staff and there were five patients. It just never crossed my mind."

  3. Sir John Madejski to take vice chairman role

    Sir John Madejski has accepted a role as Reading FC's vice chairman.

    The 76-year-old first became chairman at the club in 1990 and is stepping away from the football side of the business.

    But he will be remaining as an ambassador for the club.

    Chief executive Ron Gourlay says he's pleased Madejski will continue promoting the club's achievements.

    Sir John Madejski
  4. BreakingRyan Merna death: Man guilty of 'rape claim' stab manslaughter

    A man has been found guilty of stabbing his friend 32 times after falsely accusing him of being a rapist.

    Ryan Merna, the son of the owners of Compton Acres botanical gardens in Poole, suffered wounds to his head, groin and chest in the attack at his flat in the town in August last year.

    Paul Taylor, 50, was found guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility and acquitted of murder, following a 16-day trail at Winchester Crown Court

    He will be sentenced at a later date. The case was adjourned for a psychiatric report to be prepared.

    Paul Robert Taylor
  5. Roberts leaves Pompey by mutual consent

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    Gary Roberts

    Portsmouth midfielder Gary Roberts has left the club by mutual consent.

    The 33-year-old had one year left on his three-year contract after joining from Chesterfield in June 2015.

    Former Accrington and Huddersfield player Roberts made 42 appearances in all competitions last season and helped Pompey to the League Two title.

    However, since the arrival of Kenny Jackett at Fratton Park as manager, he has been out of first-team contention and been made to train on his own.

  6. Boscombe artificial reef firm ASR to be stuck off New Zealand companies' register

    The firm that built Europe's first artificial surf reef is to be struck off a companies' register following the conclusion of its liquidation.

    Bournemouth seafront

    The £3.2m structure, built by New Zealand firm ASR in Boscombe, Bournemouth, was beset with problems after it opened in 2009.

    Liquidators said claims totalling NZ$400,000 (£230,000) had been made and about NZ$21,000 (£12,000) paid out.

    The firm will now be removed from the New Zealand Register of Companies.

  7. A34 crash causing delays

    A crash involving a lorry and a van is causing delays on the A34 southbound.

    Work is taking place to recover the van following the collision south of the Botley Interchange.

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  8. Berkshire's very own Transplant World Champion

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    Video caption: Stuart Robbins claimed Gold in the Badminton event at this year's Transplant Games.
  9. Big name riders confirmed for Tour of Britain

    Some of the world's top cyclists including Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas are now confirmed for this year's Tour of Britain which is visiting Oxfordshire in September.

    Stage seven will see riders travelling across the county as they race from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham.

    Team Sky, BMC Racing, Movistar Team, and Quick-Step Floors will all be sending teams to the event.

    Race director, Mick Bennett says he is "delighted" with the line-up for the race.

    Peloton in Congleton
    Image caption: The Tour of Britain peloton will sweep through Oxfordshire on 7 September 2017
  10. Mother's plea to fund life-saving surgery

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    Video caption: A baby born with an extremely rare heart tumour needs life saving surgery in America

    The parents of a baby born with a rare heart tumour say time is running out to raise the money needed to save his life.

    Doctors in the US have agreed to perform surgery on Oliver Cameron, who has been living in Reading, after his first birthday in January.

    He is being treated at a specialist centre at Southampton General Hospital.

    Oliver's mum Lydia, from Wantage in Oxfordshire, said he would need to be flown to the US immediately if his heart condition unexpectedly deteriorated.

  11. 'Unknown substance' thrown in man's face

    An "unknown substance" was thrown in a man's face in Maidenhead last night.

    The victim, who is in his 20s, was attacked by a group of men in Cordwallis Road at about 20:30 BST.

    Cordwallis Road

    He sustained "reddening to his face" and was able to drive himself himself away from the scene, police said.

    A Thames Valley Police spokesman said officers had visited the area to reassure residents.

  12. GPs phones 'jammed' by worried patients

    A GP surgery has asked patients to stop calling with queries about its future as it is preventing people with urgent medical needs getting through.

    Horsefair Surgery in Banbury posted the notice online after three doctors left their positions at the practice, which has been placed in special measures.

    It said a "high volume of calls" from patients asking what is happening had "jammed" phone lines.

    Five part-time doctors have been recruited but the GP surgery, with about 16,000 patients, is still hiring.

    Horsefair Surgery
    Image caption: Horsefair Surgery is still recruiting after three doctors left their positions at the practice in June