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  1. Updates from Friday 14 July
  2. Cheeki Rafiki boss guilty over deaths
  3. Hundreds without water in Hampshire
  4. Spanish royals visit Oxford

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  1. Portland's The Verne immigration removal centre 'well run'

    An immigration removal centre previously criticised for the effects of detention on the men held there has been judged "well run" in an annual report.

    The Verne

    The Independent Monitoring Board's (IMB) annual report of The Verne on Portland said it also showed "a positive emphasis on humane treatment".

    However, it said those with mental health issues and suspected tuberculosis were "inappropriately held in unsuitable accommodation". Built in 1840, much of the building is Grade II listed.

    IMB also said the board became "increasingly concerned" about the number of night time arrivals being "very high".

    In September last there were 223 arrivals and 44 leavers between 20:00 and 06:00 BST.

  2. Retrial ordered on yacht manslaughter charges

    A judge has ordered a retrial on four manslaughter charges against the head of a yacht firm, after a jury at Winchester Crown Court was unable to reach verdicts.

    Earlier the jury convicted Douglas Innes, 42, and his firm Stormforce Coaching of failing to ensure the safe operation of the yacht Cheeki Rafiki, which sank in the Atlantic in May 2014 with the loss of its four crew.

    Douglas Innes

    No date has been set for the second trial, which is expected to last two weeks.

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    Severe disruption: A329 Oxfordshire southbound

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    A329 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at M40 J7.

    A329 Oxfordshire - A329 in Milton Common closed and slow traffic southbound at Thame, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  4. Mother blames hospice for 'killing' daughter

    Emily Bushaway
    Image caption: Emily Bushaway was unable to breathe properly after part of her ventilator was discarded

    The mother of a 21-year-old woman with a rare disease has said she believes incompetence at a hospice "killed" her daughter.

    On Wednesday an inquest heard Emily Bushaway died when staff at Helen & Douglas House in Oxford failed to replace part of her breathing tube.

    Her mother, Lisa Bushaway, said a nurse threw part of a valve "in the bin and then connected it back up".

    Coroner Darren Salter said the valve was unfamiliar to staff at the hospice.

  5. Three arrests in Henley-on-Thames rape

    Three men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman after she attended the Henley Royal Regatta.

    The woman, in her 20s, left the event's Chinawhite enclosure between 00:00 and 02:30 BST on Sunday 2 July with men she had met there, police said.

    She walked with them to a car in the Harpsden Road and Reading Road area and was raped outside it.

    A member of the public found her near the Three Horseshoes public house shortly after.

    Two men, aged 23 and 24, from Bedford and a 26-year-old man from Loughborough have been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with this incident.

    They have been released while inquiries continue.

    Det Insp Ali Driver, from Oxfordshire Force CID, said: “The victim is being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

    “If you have any information about this incident, please come forward and speak to officers as this could assist with our investigation.”

  6. Readipop Festival kicking off later

    Jim Bob
    Image caption: Jim Bob, formerly of Carter USM is playing the Purple Turtle stage

    The Readipop Festival kicks off today in Caversham with a whole host of acts from local bands to indie legends.

    The three-day-event in Christchurch Meadows will see Jim Bob from Carter USM and synth pop duo Blancmange on the bill in the Purple Turtle tent tonight.

    Maxi Jazz from Faithless is also bringing his new band the E-Type Boys to the festival later, and local acts include Tiny Giant and Nate Simpson.

    Find out more here.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for M271 and J4 for M3.

    M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M27 eastbound between J3, M271 (Romsey) and J4 M3, because of a broken down lorry.

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

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J8 for affecting J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J8, because of an accident involving four vehicles. Travel time is 40 minutes. Congestion to J12, A4 (Theale).

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

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    Video caption: Students pedal 50 nautical miles around the Isle of Wight
  10. Defoe among Bradley Lowery mourners

    Bournemouth footballer Jermain Defoe was among thousands of mourners to line the streets of Bradley Lowery's home town for his funeral.

    The six-year-old Sunderland fan, from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, died on Friday following a cancer fight.

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    The service, held at St Joseph's Church in the village, paid tribute to an "incredible little boy with a huge personality".

    In the months before his death Bradley struck up a friendship with former Sunderland star Defoe, who called him a "little superstar".

  11. Thames Traditional Boat Festival

    The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is under way at Fawley Meadows in Henley.

    It was first held at in 1978 and celebrates classic boats.

    Among the vessels on display is the Gloriana, the royal rowbarge. In 2012 it travelled down the Thames during the the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

    The Gloriana
    Image caption: The Gloriana at Fawley Meadows, Henley
  12. Witness appeal after serious Weymouth crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Weymouth that has left an elderly man with life-threatening injuries.

    At around 17:40 BST yesterday a silver Vauxhall Astra hit the 89-year-old pedestrian at the junction of Preston Beach Road and Bowleaze Coveway.

    the junction of Preston Beach Road and Bowleaze Coveway.
    Image caption: The incident occurred at the junction of Preston Beach Road and Bowleaze Coveway.

    The man was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment and the road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. It reopened at 21:40.

    The driver of the car – a 28-year-old man from Weymouth – and his front seat passenger were uninjured.

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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A31.

    M3 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M3 southbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J10, A31 (Winchester), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  14. Two held over £3k Lego thefts

    Police investigating the theft of almost £3,000 worth of Lego from toy shops have arrested two people.

    Four people were reported to have pushed three trolleys containing more than £1,350 worth of Lego out of a Toys R Us store in Poole on 15 May.

    Similar thefts were also reported at Smyths Toy Superstore in Bournemouth and a Tesco store in Poole.


    A man from Bournemouth and a woman from Southampton, both aged 38, have been arrested on suspicion of theft.

    They have been released while investigations continue.