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Summary

  1. Weather: Cloud thickening and showery rain
  2. Nurses hold Southampton protest over pay cap
  3. 450 extra school places in Windsor and Maidenhead
  4. Girl in hospital after 'hit-and-run'

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Major housing scheme moves closer

A 6,000-home development near Fareham has moved forward, with the sale of nearly 40% of the land to Buckland Development Limited.

The firm now controls 90% of the land needed for Welborne Garden Village.

Dean Farm, Welborne site
Peter Fahey

Fareham council leader Sean Woodward said the remaining land could be acquired through compulsory purchase orders, although planning approval was still a long way off.

He said: "The purchase of Dean Farm is a big step which brings Welborne forward sooner."

Business scheme launched by council

A scheme to attract businesses to occupy shops in Abingdon is being launched by Vale of White Horse council.

Abingdon High Street
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The project will see the authority work with landlords to identify and overcome issues that may prevent retailers from moving into empty shops, particularly in Bath Street, Stert Street and High Street, and will work to attract pop-up shops.

Fraudster stole £170,000 from pensioner

A Dorset man who befriended a 98-year-old woman has been jailed for stealing £170,000 of her savings.

Russell Joy, 45, of High Street, Shapwick, set up direct debits and cashed bonds on behalf of Mary Brady from Broadstone.

Russell Joy
Dorset Police

He pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to six counts of fraud by abuse of position.

Joy was jailed for five years and one month and will be subject to action under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Firm to take over 'inadequate' children's services

Man pleads not guilty to raping woman near Oxford nightclub

A man has denied raping a woman after she left a nightclub in Oxford.

Atik
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Suranga Wijethunga, 32, of Speedwell Street, Oxford, was charged with rape and causing a woman to engage in sexual activity without consent.

He denied both charges at Oxford Crown Court and his trial has been scheduled for 12 February.

Police said the attack happened in an alleyway near Atik on Park End Street at about 02:00 on 17 June. Mr Suranga was released on bail.

'I built electric Mini in 1978'

Reading Council

Reading council says it wants to launch an independent company to run the services.

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Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A335 Wide Lane affecting J4 for M3.

M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M27 eastbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of an accident involving two cars and a van. Congestion to J4 M3.

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

Man missing in Poole found safe and well

Police say a 67-year-old man reported missing from Poole earlier has returned home.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park staff threatened over wolf shooting

A wildlife park where an escaped wolf was shot dead has reported threats made against staff to the police.

Wolves
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Ember gave birth to a litter of five cubs earlier this year

Cotswold Wildlife Park was criticised on social media after the three-year-old female animal, named Ember, was killed on 21 July.

It was found outside the perimeter fence and the park's managing director said staff were too far away to tranquilise the Eurasian wolf.

Police said park staff have reported threatening voicemails and emails.

New station wins government funding

Plans for a new station in Reading have won £2.5m government funding.

Green Park, in the south of the town, is one of five to benefit from the New Stations Fund.

It will be on the Reading to Basingstoke line and will be service by a half-hourly service in each direction.

Green Park Station
PETER BRETT ASSOCIATES

Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A3(M) Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A3.

A3(M) Hampshire - A3(M) partially blocked and queuing traffic northbound at J1, A3 (Clanfield), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Cyclist and driver filmed fighting

A cyclist has been filmed by a member of the public attacking the occupants of a car with his mud guard during a fight in the middle of the road.

The footage shot in Bath Road, Slough, shows a fracas between three men - one of whom appears to wield a golf club - and ending with a passer-by intervening.

The man who took the footage asked to remain anonymous and said it was unclear why the fight started. He said the incident happened at about 12:30 BST on Thursday.

Thames Valley Police, which has been shown the video by the BBC, said the incident was not being investigated as it had not been reported.

Slough road fight: Cyclist and driver filmed brawling

Rail line remains closed

The rail line between Bournemouth and Weymouth remains closed after a person was hit by a train between Wareham and Poole.

South West Trains apologised said replacement buses and taxis would be provided but they too were being delayed by a collision on the A354.

The incident comes as thousands of revellers travel to Wareham and Wool for the Camp Bestival festival.

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Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Crash causing delays

£5k grant to preserve photo archive

Dorset History Centre has received a £5,000 grant to digitise a photography archive, capturing the social history of Weymouth between 1953 and 1983.

The 7,000 packets of negatives of the Herbert Collection is irreversibly deteriorating and must be digitised before it is lost.

Graham Herbert archive photos
Dorset History Centre

The grant by TownsWeb Archiving will preserve the photographs by Graham Herbert for future generations.

Toilets to reopen after campaign

Public toilets in Pangbourne, closed for more than two years, will re-open later this year.

The loos on Station Road were shut in May 2015 when West Berkshire Council decided not to run them.

But a community campaign group has raised the money to re-open them in September.

Pangbourne loo
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'Hidden population' of male carers

Men are more likely to become carers in older age and usually as a result of caring for their partners, according to a study by Bournemouth University.

Its figures show more than 50,000 over-85s are now carers.

Researchers identified a "hidden population" of male carers and highlighted isolation, depression and physical health problems.

More than 50,000 over 85's are now carers, according to a study by Bournemouth University

Cheap meat appeal after sheep carcasses found

The carcasses of 11 sheep have been found on a farm in Barford St John, near Banbury.

The animals were discovered between 30 June and 24 July by the landowner whose sheep had gone missing.

Thames Valley Police appealed for witnesses or anyone who had been offered cheap lamb to get in touch.

PC Suzanne Goodman said: "I would advise anyone to report this to the police and not buy or eat such meat as there could be a health risk."

Two landlords fined over 'poor management'

Two landlords have been fined a total of nearly £8,000 after failing to properly manage their rented properties in Slough.

Inspection teams found a property in the High Street, deemed to be a "risk to the health and safety of its occupants", had not been improved, despite an improvement notice.

Slough Borough Council said the landlord was fined and ordered to pay costs totalling £5,170.

Slough High Street
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The owner of a house in Farm Crescent was also fined and ordered to pay costs totalling £2,812 after the kitchen was left unusable because of a leaking shower.

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J13 for A34 Chieveley and J12 for A4.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident.

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

Three schools to offer 450 extra places

Hundreds of new secondary school places are being created in the borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Tenders to expand three schools were confirmed by the council last night:

  • Charter School – £3,343,199 to provide 210 more places with a new block of 11 general classrooms, two science labs and a dining room extension.
  • Cox Green School (pictured) – £3,681,388 to provide 210 more places with a new block of nine general classrooms, a kitchen/dining room, remodelled classrooms, including science labs.
  • Newlands Girls’ School – £776,000 to provide 30 more places including three extra teaching spaces, including one in a courtyard.
Cox Green School
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The increased intake will begin in September 2018.

Schemes are already under way to expand capacity at four other schools in the borough.

South universities map space junk

A satellite built by the University of Southampton is mapping the debris orbiting Earth

Girl in hospital after 'hit-and-run'

A four-year-old girl is in hospital with a broken leg after an alleged hit-and-run in Southampton.

A silver Ford Focus was involved in the crash in Denzil Avenue at 19:50 on Thursday.

Denzil Avenue in Southampton
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Police said they had recovered the car and have appealed for witnesses.

Couple injured in New Forest cow attack

Dog owners in the New Forest have been warned to be vigilant when walking on Hale Purlieu, near Fordingbridge, after a couple were injured by a cow.

New Forest Dog Owners Group said a man suffered a broken arm and shoulder when the black cow charged twice without warning.

Agister Andrew Napthine advised people to let dogs go in the event of a cow attack.

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College announces job losses

Sixth arrest over 'knife fight' in house

A sixth person has been arrested over an alleged assault in Portland on Saturday.

Several men were reported to have entered a house in Fortuneswell and threatened the occupants with a knife before a fight ensued.

A 24-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Two men, aged 43 and 36, a woman, aged 29, and a 17-year-old boy were previously arrested on suspicion of assault.

A 23-year-old man was also held on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

All have been released while investigations continue.

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Dunkirk Little Ship in south Oxfordshire

BBC Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell went to visit one of the famous Dunkirk Little Ships in south Oxfordshire this morning.

L'Orage is one of 100 boats that survived Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British and French Allied troops from Northern France in 1940.

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Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A34 and J8 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J8, A30 (Andover), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Student, 18, elected as councillor

An 18-year-old student has won a seat on Winkfield Parish Council.

Conservative Jordan Masters, who has just completed his A-levels at LVS Ascot, will represent Ascot Priory ward following an election last week.

Jordan Masters
LVS Ascot

'I always wanted to be a mermaid'

UK's top mermaids battle it out for the national Miss Mermaid crown

Southern Health NHS trust 'making progress'

An NHS trust criticised for not properly investigating the deaths of hundreds of patients is learning from its past mistakes, according to a health watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said Southern Health was getting better at investigating incidents, but added there was still much to do.

Issues at the trust came to light after 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath at an Oxford facility.

A report, which was leaked to the BBC in 2015, showed that of the 722 unexpected deaths at the trust between 2011 and 2015, only 272 were investigated.

The trust welcomed the CQC's findings.

Southern Health
BBC

Travel: Rail disruption until noon

Oxford headlines: Flats cladding and NHS trust 'learning'

  • Replacing cladding on Oxford's tower blocks will take up to six months, it has been revealed
  • An NHS trust which failed to properly investigate hundreds of deaths is learning from its mistakes, according to a watchdog
  • Pregnant women in Oxford are to trial a RSV virus vaccine which is hoped to save hundreds of babies' lives

Hampshire and Isle of Wight headlines: Pay cap demo and Muslim convention

  • Nurses and supporters held a candle-lit demonstration in Southampton against the government's public sector pay cap
  • More than 30,000 Muslims from 90 countries will gather in Alton for the annual Jalsa Salana Festival today
  • A great-grandmother from Ryde begins her attempt to become the oldest woman to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End

Dorset headlines: Firearms operations and Camp Bestival

  • There were more than 250 firearms operations in Dorset in the past year, down 11% on the previous year, according to Home Office figures
  • Camp Bestival is being held in Lulworth with performances from Brian Wilson, Mark Ronson and Madness
  • A Bournemouth University study has found the number of men over 85 who care full-time for their wives has doubled in a decade