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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 25 July
  2. Several homes have had to be evacuated after they were twice flooded by a burst sewer main in a West Berkshire village.
  3. A wolf from the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford has been killed after it escaped from its enclosure.
  4. Hampshire Fire and Rescue service is over halfway through inspecting 237 high rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks for reading today!

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

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    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 tomorrow when we will be bringing you all the latest regional news, travel, sport and weather until 18:00.

    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. Car overturns in Chipping Norton accident

    Firefighters were called to reports of an accident in London Road in Chipping Norton at 10:06 today and found an overturned car on its roof.

    The car

    The occupants had been able to release themselves and were being treated by members of the public prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

    Crew manager Lewis Sigsworth said: “On this occasion the occupiers were very fortunate to only suffer minor injuries due to them wearing seat belts.

    "This highlights the importance of wearing your seat belt at all times.”

  3. Edmonds to sue Lloyds Bank for £300m

    Noel Edmonds has increased his compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to £300m.

    The television presenter said he was a victim of a £245m loans scam from former HBOS staff in Reading.

    Noel Edmonds

    The former Deal Or No Deal host had originally been seeking in the region of £50-70m.

    But on Tuesday he confirmed that he would be ramping up his claim for losses allegedly suffered when his former business Unique Group was destroyed because of the "industrial scale" fraud.

  4. Delays continue on Red Funnel ferries

    Red Funnel's vehicle ferries are still subject to delays following a problem with the loading ramp in Southampton.

    Foot passengers are being allowed to transfer to the Red Jet.

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  5. Man robbed after pool game in Reading

    Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the robbery of a 23-year-old in Reading.

    The man

    Between 23:15 and 23:30 on 9 June a man was in the White Eagle pub on Oxford Road playing pool with an unknown man, before both men left the venue separately.

    As the 23-year-old was walking on Western Elms Avenue, he was jumped on by the man from the pub and another man. They assaulted him and took his wallet.

    The victim sustained cuts and bruises to his face, legs and arms but did not require hospital treatment.

    His wallet, which contained a quantity of cash and a cards, a Compax mobile phone and a silver neck chain were stolen in the offence.

  6. Sewage in homes after pipe burst

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    Video caption: Homes and gardens in a Berkshire village were left awash with sewage after a pipe burst

    Victims of flooding speak to the BBC after a pipe in their village burst twice in three days

  7. Cotswold Wildlife Park wolf may have climbed fence

    A wolf, which was shot after escaping from Cotswold Wildlife Park, may have climbed over an electric fence.

    An ongoing investigation by the park has found it was not properly charged.

    Managing director, Reggie Heyworth, said there was no obvious breach and it was possible she climbed over the barrier.

    The wolf was found just outside the park's perimeter fence and was shot by a member of staff.

    Mr Heyworth said they had no other option as they were too far away to use a tranquilser dart safely and effectively.

    Ember
    Image caption: The three-year-old Eurasian wolf was found outside the park fence
  8. Adam Smith signs new Bournemouth contract

    BBC Sport

    Right-back Adam Smith has signed a new four-year deal at Bournemouth.

    Smith, 26, has made 113 appearances for the club since joining them on a permanent basis from Tottenham in 2014, having also spent the 2010-11 season on loan with the Cherries.

    "There is nowhere else I want to be at the moment," he told the club website.

    Adam Smith
    Quote Message: When we first brought Adam to the club we believed he had huge potential. Adam has taken his opportunity." from Eddie Howe Bournemouth manager
    Eddie HoweBournemouth manager
  9. Locos withdrawn after Swanage Railway collision

    Diesel trains have replaced steam traction on the Swanage Railway after a collision between two steam locomotives.

    The incident happened in an area not open to the public between the signal box and the engine shed at Swanage station during shunting operations on Monday morning..

    No-one was injured. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) regulator have been informed

    Swanage Railway
    Quote Message: "We are working to resume a steam-hauled train service at the earliest opportunity. The two steam locomotives involved in the incident have been withdrawn from service by the Swanage Railway while the damage sustained by the two locomotives is examined and assessed. The Swanage Railway is investigating the cause of the incident." from Matt Green Swanage Railway
    Matt GreenSwanage Railway
  10. Council welcomes Mini annoucement

    BMW's decision to build a fully electric version of the Mini at the Cowley plant in Oxford has been welcomed by Oxford City Council.

    It's leader Bob Price said he was "delighted" with the news.

    Oxford West and Abingdon MP, Layla Moran, has also praised the car maker's decision.

    "It will mean more local jobs and more green cars on the road", she said.

    Mini being built
    Quote Message: This confirms the strong role that MINI Plant Oxford will play in the city’s economy in the coming decades, and supports our drive to encourage a shift to electric vehicles to improve the city’s air quality." from Bob Price Leader of Oxford City Council
    Bob PriceLeader of Oxford City Council
  11. Council says owners had two days to remove bags

    Homeless people in Oxford who were told to remove their bags from doorways in the city centre, or face possible fines, were given two days to do so according to Oxford City Council.

    It said everything item was collected by the owners except for "a soiled duvet and pieces of cardboard" which were removed.

    The notices were attached to piles of bags and said fines of up to £2,500 could be issued if they were not taken away.

    The council said the abandoned bags posed a hazard to pedestrians and were blocking fire exits.

    Neo with trolley
    Image caption: Neo, a homeless man from Oxford, said he has been forced to carry his belongings around on a trolley
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A323 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A323 Hampshire both ways severe accident, at Redan Road.

    A323 Hampshire - A323 High Street in Aldershot closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the Redan Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Plastic toy sparks animal rescue

    An RSPCA inspector, called out to a report of a tarantula in an understairs cupboard, discovered it was no more than a plastic toy.

    Nikki Denham went to the property in Alresford, Hampshire, on Thursday, armed with gloves and nets, and spotted the spider's legs behind a vacuum cleaner.

    toy spider

    She said a close inspection with a torch revealed the true nature of the beast, to the caller's "obvious embarrassment".

    The toy was reunited with the woman's young son.

  14. Trouble ferry breaches noise limits

    A troubled chain ferry has been withdrawn from service at night after council tests revealed it was breaching noise pollution limits.

    The £3.2m Cowes "floating bridge" has suffered numerous problems since it entered service in May, including groundings and break-downs.

    Cowes floating bridge

    Resident Jeremy Pocock said the noise of the prow hitting the slipway was like a "car crash".

    Isle of Wight Council, which owns the vessel, said noise levels were "well above World Health Organisation guidelines".

  15. Arrest over fatal Weymouth crash

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man died in a crash in Weymouth.

    The crash involving a grey BMW 350d and a black Hyundai i30 happened on the B3157 Coast Road near to Rodden Lane on Wednesday 17 May.

    The driver of the Hyundai – a 37-year-old man from Portishead died at the scene.

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  16. BreakingElectric mini to be built in Oxford

    A fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford, BMW has confirmed.

    BMW said that the car, which will be a variant of its existing three-door model, would go into production in 2019.

    BMW
    Image caption: BMW said the move was part of a plan for electrified vehicles to account for between 15-25% of its sales by 2025.

    The carmaker said Oxford would be the main "production location" for the Mini three-door model.

    However, the electric motor will be built in Germany before being shipped to Cowley for assembly.