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  1. Updates from Tuesday 15 August
  2. New Royal Navy aircraft carrier heads to Portsmouth
  3. Murder response 'delayed by sat-nav'
  4. Train derails outside London Waterloo

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Agatha and Alistair Carter

Kate Palmer

BBC News

With rail fares rising again, we speak to those paying £5,000 a year - or more - in travel costs.

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National League

National League leaders Aldershot dropped points for the first time this season as Maidstone grab a late equaliser.

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National League

Woking make it two wins from two at home, claiming a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Eastleigh.

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That's all for today!

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

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.

The '£5k commuter club': Who pays that sum to get to work?

Kate Palmer

Oxford street signs

Rail fares are set to rise next year, meaning more of us are joining the so-called £5k commuter club - workers who pay that sum getting to and from work each year.

Season tickets to London are already above £5,000 from places such as Milton Keynes (£5,028 to London) and Portsmouth and Southsea in Hampshire (£5,048).

When fares increase in January 2018, London commuters in Oxford, Colchester in Essex and Hastings in East Sussex are also set to join the club.

A woman from Reading is warning of the potential risks from breast implants
Kathy Richmond, from Reading, has warned others to be aware of the potential risks.

Hometime crowds at Waterloo station

Man denies Eastleigh stab death murder

A man has denied murdering a 22-year-old who was stabbed to death.

Alex Woods
Hampshire Constabulary

Alex Woods (pictured) was found with stab wounds on Scott Road in Eastleigh on 6 July.

Andi Leigh Edwards, 36, of Scott Road, Eastleigh, pleaded not guilty to murder at Winchester Crown Court earlier.

His trail has been set for 4 December at the same court. A 51-year-old woman, also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released from custody while inquiries continue.

The £3.1bn aircraft carrier is set to sail in to its home port
The 65,000 tonne vessel is set to sail in to home port of Portsmouth.

Reading v Aston Villa: Match facts

BBC Sport

  • Aston Villa have won 10 of their 12 league clashes with Reading (L2)
  • However, one of those wins for the Royals came last time out with Joseph Mendes scoring a brace in 3-1 victory, his first goals in English league football
  • Aston Villa have only kept three clean sheets in their past 20 away league matches, including conceding three in their last outing when they lost 3-0 to Cardiff City
  • Reading have lost just one league match at the Madejski Stadium in 2017 (0-1 to QPR in January) and lost only two in the Championship last season - the best return in the entire division
  • Liam Kelly has scored three goals in his past two appearances for Reading in all competitions, two more than he managed in his first 35 games for the Royals

Read a full preview of tonight's match here.

No-fly zone in Portsmouth for arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Two people hit by white van in Emsworth

New Brighton Road

Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were hit by a van in Emsworth on Sunday.

At about 17:00 BST a man driving a white Vauxhall Vivaro panel van was involved in an argument with the woman on New Brighton Road, police said.

She was subsequently struck by the vehicle, causing a minor injury.

As the van drove away it also hit a 28-year-old pedestrian close to the junction with Victoria Road.

He was left with cuts, bruises, and a fractured finger, and attended hospital.

A 24-year-old man from Emsworth was arrested on suspicion of two offences of attempted murder, but has now been released under investigation.

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives off the Isle of Wight coast

The £3.1bn aircraft carrier is set to sail in to its home port
Alex Woods

A 36-year-old man is accused of killing Alex Woods, 22, who was found in Hampshire with stab wounds.

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Appeal after man found unconscious in Southampton

A 34-year-old man was found lying on the pavement on Hill Lane, Southampton, with facial injuries on Sunday morning.

He was discovered unconscious at 05:50 and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. No arrests have been made.

Officers want to hear from anyone who lives on Hill Lane, near the junction of Alexandra Road, opposite Rollesbrook Gardens, who heard any disturbance between 05:00 and 06:00.

In Pictures: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives off the Isle of Wight

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's new £3.1bn aircraft carrier has arrived off the coast of the isle of Wight ahead of it sailing into its home port of Portsmouth in the morning.

HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth

Hospital changes A&E patient assessments

Royal Berkshire Hospital
Andrew Smith

The Royal Berkshire Hospital is changing the way it handles A& E patients in a bid to improve efficiency.

People arriving at the Reading unit, which deals with 100,000 patients a year, will now be assessed by doctors as soon as they arrive.

Reading East MP Matt Rodda told BBC Radio Berkshire the GP streaming initiative was a good start to help staff cope.

However, Richard Vautrey, chair of the British Medical Association's General Practitioners Committee, said the scheme may attract more people into already overstretched A&E departments.

Everything you need to know about HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived in the Solent. Here's everything you need to know about the Royal Navy's new £3bn aircraft carrier.

Police 'cannot comment before inquest' into Oxford blast death

The scene

Thames Valley Police has declined to comment on claims a fatal explosion in Oxford could have been prevented if officers had acted on warnings.

The force said any statement it made about the allegations, made by city and county councillor Susanna Pressel, could prejudice an upcoming inquest.

Guido Schuette died in the blast that destroyed three flats and badly damaged others in the Gibbs Crescent area on 14 February.

Ms Pressel said she understands police officers visited the 48-year-old on the day of the blast because he had threatened to blow up the building.

A police spokesman said: "A coroner's inquest will be carried out in due course and caution has to be taken not to prejudice this process and as such it would not be appropriate for us to comment."

Charity calls for baby memorial garden

Parents have identified a site in Berkshire for a memorial garden for stillborn babies

Severe accident: A3049 Dorset eastbound

BBC News Travel

A3049 Dorset eastbound severe accident, between A350 and Old Wareham Road.

A3049 Dorset - A3049 in Poole closed eastbound between Holes Bay North Fire Station Roundabout and Tower Park Roundabout, because of an accident involving a lorry and three. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

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

Switch on for £14.7m hospital pipeline

Oxford hospital pipework
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1.6-mile pipeline (2.2km) in Oxford connects the John Radcliffe Hospital to Churchill Hospital

An underground pipeline which shifts heat and energy between two hospitals in Oxford has been turned on.

The £14.7m link, connecting the John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital, is now in use after building work finished in May.

Digging on the project was delayed after contractors started work without the right permissions last year.

The scheme will save £460,000 each year on bills, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) says.

"There was some disruption, definitely...They had to cross the London Road and indeed Old Road too, two of the busiest roads we have got in Headington."

Roz SmithCounty councillor for Headington

'Breast implants made me ill'

A woman convinced that breast implants made her seriously ill has warned others to be aware of the potential risks.

Kathy Richmond, from Reading, told the BBC she suffered from breast implant illness, but has recovered since having them removed.

HMS Queen Elizabeth closes in on Portsmouth

The Royal Navy's new 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently off the Isle of Wight ahead of her planned arrival into Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow morning.

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Severe accident: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe accident, between J14 for A3113 Airport Way and J13 for A30.

M25 Greater London - Delays on M25 anticlockwise between J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4) and J13, A30 (Staines), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J16 M40.

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

Severe accident: A350 Dorset northbound

BBC News Travel

A350 Dorset northbound severe accident, between A349 Broadstone Way and A3049.

A350 Dorset - A350 Holes Bay Road in Poole closed northbound between Holes Bay Roundabout and Holes Bay North Fire Station Roundabout, because of an accident involving a lorry and three vehicles. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

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

Preview: Reading v Aston Villa

BBC Sport

Leandro Bacuna
Getty Images
Leandro Bacuna completed his move to Reading from Aston Villa on Sunday

Leandro Bacuna could make his Reading debut against former club Aston Villa tonight, two days after leaving Villa Park to join the Royals.

Midfielder Garath McCleary (groin) will hope to feature for the first time this season after returning to training.

Aston Villa may be without Ahmed Elmohamady after the full-back needed stitches in a cut lip sustained in the defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Winger Andre Green (groin) is doubtful having missed the trip to Cardiff.

Read a full preview here.

'Stomach slash' club appeals licence suspension

Stomach slash
Thames Valley Police

A nightclub where a man's stomach was slashed on the dance floor is appealing the suspension of its licence.

Reading council confirmed Eva's in Hosier Road will be lodging a formal objection to the decision, which saw the venue temporarily lose its licence last week, at a meeting tonight.

Thames Valley Police previously said the premises was "associated with serious crime and disorder".

The force said staff had failed to inform officers about a customer who sustained stomach injuries on 30 July from a man "waving a knife around on the dance floor during a large fight".

A full review of the licence will be held on 5 September.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Travel advice and road closures

With thousands of people expected in Portsmouth to watch the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth tomorrow morning, road closures and special travel arrangements have been put in place across the city.

  • The Park and Ride at the M275 entrance to the city has extra buses running from 04:00.
  • Clarence Esplanade seafront road is also closed between Clarence Pier and the D-Day Museum car park.
  • Some roads approaching the Mile End Roundabout from the South will be closed from 04:00.
  • Access and parking in Old Portsmouth is restricted
  • The Gosport Ferry, Wightlink and Hovertravel to the Isle of Wight as well as cross channel ferries will all be disrupted when the ship arrives.

Full details of all travel disruption is available from Portsmouth City Council website.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

Weather outlook: Sunny afternoon ahead

BBC weather

The sun will shining over much of the region this afternoon with highs of 22°C.

Temperatures will drop to 12°C overnight.

Babies bringing joy to their elders

Babies and the elderly are coming together as part of a new initiative by Age Concern in Hampshire.

Lockswood Day Care Centre in Locks Heath has been hosting monthly inter-generational coffee mornings, inviting mums in the community to bring their children for a play-date with the day care users.

Severe accident: A4260 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A4260 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Lake Walk and Berry Hill Road.

A4260 Oxfordshire - A4260 Oxford Road in Adderbury closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Lake Walk junction and the Berry Hill Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

New ferry named

The new Wightlink ferry will be called Victoria of Wight.

The name, chosen by staff, is a nod to Queen Victoria who was a regular visitor to the island.


Latest pictures of Waterloo derailment

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BBC London transport correspondent Tom Edwards says it looks like a South West train has hit an engineering train and partially derailed.

Beckhams get new home changes approved

Barns as seen from road
David and Victoria Beckham bought the abandoned farm buildings for £6.15m from Nicolas Johnson

David and Victoria Beckham have had plans for their new home in Oxfordshire approved.

The couple purchased a set of abandoned farm buildings in Great Tew near Chipping Norton for £6.15m in December 2016.

Consent for a natural swimming pool, landscaping, new garage and home office space was granted by West Oxfordshire District Council on Monday.

Permission was already in place to convert the complex into a home.

Travel problems build for commuters into London