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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 17 August
  2. Fake IED sparks Bournemouth flats evacuation
  3. Malala offered place at Oxford
  4. South restaurants in Good Food Guide list

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Man charged over alleged pub assault

    Dancing Duck

    A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an alleged assault outside a Bournemouth pub.

    Toby Nava, 27, is accused of breaking a man's jaw and tooth outside the Dancing Duck in Poole Road on 4 June.

    He is due to appear before Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 14 September.

  2. E-fit released of man who stole from elderly woman

    e-fit

    An E-fit has been released of a man who stole £260 from an elderly woman in Southampton after tricking his way into her house.

    The man was invited into his 80-year-old victim's home in Heathfield Close, Sholing, after claiming he was a window cleaner who needed to finish a job indoors.

    She later found a metal cash box missing.

    He is described as a 5ft 7ins white man aged 30-35 of slim build. He had short black curly hair, was clean shaven and sported a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

  3. A-Level results day at Portsmouth College

    A nerve-wracking day for students and staff at Portsmouth College as A-level results are released.

    Video content

    Video caption: Portsmouth College students and staff on results day
  4. Pregnant woman verbally abused by teens

    Greggs car park

    A pregnant woman was subjected to verbal abuse by a group of teenagers on bikes in Yateley, police have said.

    The 19-year-old was walking in the Greggs car park at about 17:45 BST on Wednesday when the youngsters started following her.

    Hampshire Constabulary said it was trying to identify the group, some of whom were seen cycling towards Macrae Road following the incident.

  5. Ericsson not ruling out job cuts

    Ericsson has refused to rule out job cuts in the UK as it embarks on a major cost-cutting drive that may put thousands of staff at risk.

    The telecoms firm said it was already planning to "accelerate" a major cost-savings programme meant to double its 2016 operating margin after 2018, saying the move was made "in light of the current market outlook".

    The company has not ruled out any of its global operations for cuts, including the UK, where it operates across 11 locations including Guildford, Leeds, Southampton, Glasgow and Chiswick.

    Ericsson
  6. 'Council is selling our spiritual home'

    Mural at Reading Central Club

    A community group representing black people has accused a council of wanting to sell off its "spiritual home".

    Reading Central Club, which features a black history mural, has been shut since 2006 - prompting the council to invite bids from non-profit organisations.

    Community company Aspire offered to buy it at "fair market value" as part of a £10m investment package.

    But Reading council said it needed a specific cash sum and has elected to sell it on the open market instead.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A35 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset both ways severe accident, between B3059 Stour Road and High Street.

    A35 Dorset - A35 Barrack Road in Christchurch closed and severe delays in both directions between the B3059 Stour Road junction and The Fountain Roundabout, because of accident investigation work. Congestion on A347 New Road to Parley Cross, on A338 to Cooper Dean Roundabout and to the B3347 Stony Lane junction.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A35 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset both ways severe accident, at Pound Lane.

    A35 Dorset - A35 Fernside Road in Poole blocked and busy but moving in both directions at the Pound Lane junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  9. Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

    Most of the historic aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) - including a Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfire planes - have been grounded due to an engine issue.

    The BBMF has three other Spitfires with different engines which are currently unavailable for other reasons.

    The RAF said it had "taken the decision to temporarily pause flying of our aircraft powered by Merlin engines".

    An appearance at Weymouth Carnival had to be cancelled on Wednesday afternoon.

    The planes are due to appear at Bournemouth Air Festival at the end of this month.

    BBMF
  10. No More Boys and Girls

    BBC Two

    Is the way we treat boys and girls in childhood the real reason we still haven't achieved true equality between men and women in adult life?

    That was the question posed by Dr Javid Abelmoneim in No More Boys and Girls.

    In two hour-long programmes, Dr Javid takes over Year 3 in Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight, aiming to remove all differences in the way boys and girls are treated.

  11. Ex-minister faces child sex charges

    A former Baptist minister has been charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse relating to nine victims over 23 years.

    Robert John Dando, 53, of no fixed address, was arrested on Tuesday and appeared at Banbury Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

    He faces charges including rape and sexual assault of boys in the south of England and Wales from 1986 and 2009.

    Mr Dando was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court at a date yet to be confirmed.

  12. Spider-Man street art at Bournemouth Pier Approach

    Bournemouth's biggest ever public street art project, put together by Ambassadeur Art Gallery and students from Arts University Bournemouth, has been unveiled in front of the resort's pier.

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    Video caption: There's a 'Marvel-ous' reason to head to the beach in Bournemouth
  13. Fake IED sparks flats evacuation

    Gillam Road

    A block of flats was evacuated after police found household products "disguised to look like an improvised explosive device".

    Bomb disposal experts were called to Gillam Road, Bournemouth, after officers found the "unknown item" in an overnight search.

    This followed reports of a man "setting fire to items" in a garden.

    A 42-year-old man and 29-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

  14. Two charged after police drugs raid

    A man and woman have been charged with dealing class A drugs after a police raid in Oxfordshire.

    Officers from Thames Valley Police searched a property in Thames View, Abingdon, on Monday.

    Damani Fredericks, 42 was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of a bladed article and driving while disqualified.

    Marie Richardson, 38, was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

  15. Toilets closed over anti-social behaviour problems

    Two public toilets in Gosport have been closed for safety reasons after repeated vandalism and anti-social behaviour, the council has said.

    The town centre facilities near the ferry terminal and at Jamaica Place will be shut until further notice.

    The council said cleaners, who had been visiting the toilets up to five times a day, have been subjected to verbal abuse.

    A spokesman said there had been reports of people taking and dealing drugs, sleeping in cubicles and leaving behind needles, vomit, blood and excrement.

  16. Road closure in Reading

    Reading Bridge will close overnight for the next two nights.

    The stretch of George Street over the Thames is being resurfaced between 19:00 BST and 01:00 BST.

    It means changes to bus services which would normally use the bridge.

    Reading Bridge
  17. Teenagers damage passing car with metal lid

    Bovington Lane

    Two teenage boys threw a metal bin lid at a passing car, causing "extensive damage", police have said.

    The pair were hiding in a bush along Bovington Lane in Wareham before launching the attack at about 09:40 BST on Monday.

    A 13-year-old boy travelling in the car sustained a minor injury to his neck. The driver said the incident almost resulted in him losing control of his vehicle.

    PC Tom Renshaw, of Dorset Police, said: “The reckless behaviour of these two boys could have led to very serious consequences."

  18. Weather latest: Bright afternoon ahead

    After a mixed start to the day, the sun will get stronger as the day progresses.

    Temperatures will reach 23 before dropping to 16C overnight.

    BBC weather