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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 10 July
  2. Firefighters tackle blaze near Hythe pier
  3. Police leave note after drugs raid
  4. Fire at two Southampton homes
  5. Southern rail strike
  6. Gainsborough sketches found at Windsor

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  2. Train route in 2,000-hour signal delays

    Signal faults on one of the UK's busiest train routes resulted in passengers being delayed by almost 2,000 hours in a year.

    A BBC Freedom of Information request found services between Reading and Paddington experienced 307 signal faults between 2016 and 2017.

    This figure was up by 20% on the previous year, Network Rail revealed. Network Rail said it was investing "huge sums of money" to reduce the problems.

    GWR

    The company added that the faults occurred for a "variety of reasons".

    A spokesman for Great Western Railway, which operates the route, said the recurring signal faults were "frustrating".

  3. 'Unreliable' bin trucks to be replaced

    £6.5 million has been spent on replacing 'unreliable' bin lorries in South Oxfordshire.

    South Oxfordshire District Council have apologised for disruption to thousands of household collections, caused by the current fleet breaking down.

    The new trucks will replace the old ones in the in the autumn.

    The district council and contractor Biffa say they will draft in extra vehicles and call on the crews to work extra hours in the mean time.

    Quote Message: As they are reaching the end of their life, they have started to become unreliable with some unfortunately breaking down en-route. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to residents. from Cllr Tony Harbour South Oxfordshire District Council Cabinet Member
    Cllr Tony HarbourSouth Oxfordshire District Council Cabinet Member
  4. Cash stolen from 97-year-old woman

    Thames Valley Police are looking for a couple who stole a 97-year-old woman's handbag in Bicester.

    The incident happened on Thursday in Manors Field Road at about 1.15pm.

    The female offender distracted the victim before she and the male offender left the scene.

    Shortly afterwards, the victim realised that her handbag was missing.

    It was later found in Priory Road but an amount of cash had been taken from it.

    Both offenders are described as aged between 40 and 50 and of Eastern European origin.

    Manors Field Road
    Image caption: Manors Field Road
  5. Man in court over Eastleigh stabbing

    A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a 22-year-old was stabbed to death in Eastleigh.

    Alex Woods was found with stab wounds on Scott Road in the town on Thursday.

    Andi Leigh Edwards, 36, appeared before Southampton magistrates and was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

  6. All-terrain wheelchairs for Lyme Regis

    Two new all-terrain wheelchairs have been introduced to improve accessibility at Lyme Regis beach.

    The town council spent £6,000 on the equipment to ensure disabled people had the opportunity to enjoy the sea and sand at the Dorset resort.

    Seven-year-old Oli Apps, from Uplyme, who uses a specialist wheelchair, had the opportunity to take one onto the beach and to the water’s edge for the first time.

    Mum Kelly Apps said: “The wheelchair will make the beach much more accessible and allow us to be a normal family.

    “I love coming to the beach but it’s not been fun in recent years because of the limitations.

    “The wheelchair will give Oli the opportunity to have an experience that an able-bodied person can have.”

    Oli Apps
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J6 for A355 Slough and J5 for A4 affecting J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound between J6, A355 (Slough) and J5, A4 (Langley), because of a broken down coach. Congestion to J8.

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

  8. Police Federation criticises recording of force incidents

    The chairman of the Hampshire Police Federation has criticised a new 10-page form officers have to fill out every time they use any kind of force.

    Since April this year officers have had to record a series of details every time they use handcuffs, CS spray or draw a baton.

    John Apter said filling out the 10-page form had proved to be like "writing an exam essay".

    The Home Office insisted the rules brought "unprecedented transparency" to policing.

    Handcuffs
    Quote Message: "It is "over-engineered. I know officers who haven't got the time to fill in the form," he said, adding that in some city forces, such as London's Metropolitan Police, officers might have to fill in six forms on each shift." from John Apter Hampshire Police Federation
    John ApterHampshire Police Federation
  9. New rehab service for children recovering from tumours

    A new long-term rehabilitation service for children recovering from brain and spinal tumours is being launched by a charity.

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    Video caption: A long-term rehabilitation service for children recovering from brain tumours is launched
  10. Pictures show Hythe garage devastated by fire

    Pictures taken by firefighters show the extent of the fire at the garage in Hythe earlier this morning.

    At its height more that 50 firefighters fought the blaze at Prospect Place near the pier which broke out shortly after 05:30 BST.

    The service said its fire investigation team were expected to inspect the site later.

    Quote Message: "We would especially like to thank all the emergency services who turned out so promptly and quickly secured the area and protected other parts of our lovely village. The garage was shut at the time and nobody was hurt. We must suspend our work for now until the site is declared safe and we can then review our options." from Hythe Garage Spokesman
    Hythe GarageSpokesman
    Hythe Garage
    Hythe Garage
    Hythe Garage fire
  11. Moving observatory art studio arrives at Burton Bradstock

    A moving observatory art studio has arrived at its latest location - the Jurassic Coast.

    The Observatory which forms two structures, an artist's workspace and a workshop, which is open to the public has been relocated from Buckler's Hard to its new home at Burton Bradstock.

    It will spend several months at the location with artists taking up residence in the space.

    The project is run by the Winchester-based Spud (Space Placemaking and Urban Design) organisation.

    The observatory
    The observatory
  12. Hythe's raft race

    Hythe's annual raft race was held at the weekend - the event, held on Southampton Water, is one of the few held on the open sea.

    From decorated crafts to more serious entries, the event welcomes competitors of all abilities. Money raised went to the RNLI.

    Hythe Raft Race
    Hythe Raft race
    Hythe Raft race
  13. Fans say farewell to Cornbury

    Music fans at the weekend's Cornbury Festival shared their memories of the event which is ending after 14 years.

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    Video caption: The Cornbury 2017 crowd choose their favourite Cornbury Music Festival moments.
  14. Motorcyclist injured in Minley crash

    Police have appealed for witnesses to a collision in Minley, near Farnborough, which has left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

    It happened just outside the Penny Hill Caravan Site on the B3013 Minley Road on Friday afternoon and involved a red lorry and a motorcycle.

    The 25-year-old female rider of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital, London.

    The male driver of the lorry was uninjured.

  15. Jane Austen statue takes shape

    A new life size statue of Jane Austen being created for the centre of Basingstoke will mark the 200th anniversary of the author's death.

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    Video caption: A life-size statue of Jane Austen is created in a Hampshire workshop
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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J10 for A32 affecting J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J10, A32 (Wickham), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J8, A3024 (Bursledon).

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

  17. Women runs third 10k after rare cancer

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    Video caption: Chris Palfrey had her jaw replaced with part of her hip after developing a rare cancer.
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    Severe accident: A3 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between Longmoor Road and B2171 London Road Liphook.

    A3 Hampshire - A3 in Liphook blocked and stationary traffic eastbound between Griggs Green turn off and Liphook, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J4 for M3 and J3 for M271.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J4 M3 and J3, M271 (Romsey), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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