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Summary

  1. Man dies after 'street attack' in Southampton
  2. Girl 'nearly hanged' on rope bridge
  3. New Forest Paralympian to hand medal back
  4. Woman breaks ribs in Dorset cliff fall
  5. Updates from Tuesday 19 September

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  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe congestion, after J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic for five miles on M40 northbound after J9, A34 (Bicester). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  3. Opening date confirmed for Coral Reef after revamp

    Coral Reef

    Coral Reef Waterworld in Bracknell will reopen on 29 September after more than 18 months of refurbishment work.

    Entry will be by pre-booked tickets only for the first three days.

    The revamp includes five new waterslides, upgraded changing facilities and a refurbished cafe.

  4. Team news: Bournemouth v Brighton

    BBC Sport

    Jordon Ibe could start for Bournemouth in Tuesday's home Carabao Cup third-round tie against Brighton.

    The forward came off the bench and provided two assists as the Cherries beat the Seagulls in the Premier League on Friday.

    Summer signings Jose Izquierdo, Ezequiel Schelotto and Tim Krul could make their first starts for Brighton.

    Izzy Brown (hamstring) has returned to training but this game could come too soon.

    Read a full preview here.

  5. Team news: Reading v Swansea

    BBC Sport

    Reading left-back Jordan Obita could start Tuesday's game against Premier League side Swansea City in the Carabao Cup third round.

    Obita has returned from an ankle injury picked up in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg in May.

    Striker Wilfried Bony is in line for a first start since returning to Swansea, after two substitute appearances.

    Goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, right-back Angel Rangel and midfielder Leroy Fer could all feature.

    Read a full preview here.

  6. Man accused of 1972 sex attack remanded

    A man accused of raping and kidnapping an 18-year-old woman more than 40 years ago has appeared in court.

    Peter Pickering, 79, of Newbury in Berkshire, is charged with the rape and false imprisonment of the woman in Deepcar, near Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, in 1972.

    He appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court via video link earlier, speaking only to confirm his name and date of birth.

    Mr Pickering was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 16 October.

  7. SCAS 'spend most on private ambulances' in country

    The South Central Ambulance Service was the biggest spender on private ambulances in the country last year.

    The NHS trust, which covers Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, spent £16.3m on hiring private firms and charities - up from £13.1 million the previous year,

    Ambulance
    Image caption: NHS spending on private ambulances in England rose by 22% in two years

    It was part of a national trend that saw the NHS's 10 ambulance trusts pay £78m to firms responding to 999 calls and transporting patients to hospital in 2016/17, up from £64m in 2014/15.

    Critics have claimed private paramedics can be less qualified and not as well equipped as their NHS equivalents.

    But government said its providers were "subject to the same rigorous safety and quality inspections" as the NHS.

  8. Dorset Police officer sacked for relationship with victim

    A Dorset Police officer has been dismissed after he began a relationship with the victim of a sexual assault.

    The officer who cannot be named, attended the initial incident and subsequently visited the woman.

    He started to communicate with her by phone and that developed into a sexual relationship.

    He admitted gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing.

    Dorset Police said he had committed a "serious breach" of police standards.

    Quote Message: The fact that he instigated and maintained a hidden sexual relationship with a vulnerable victim of abuse severely undermines the trust and confidence required in providing a policing service." from Chief Constable Debbie Simpson Dorset Police
    Chief Constable Debbie SimpsonDorset Police
  9. Oxford landlord fined, says city council

    A landlord has been fined a total of £7,298 for operating an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Oxford that was home to three people with disabilities.

    William Stephen Rielly, of Rochfords Gardens, Slough, was prosecuted after environmental health officers from Oxford City Council investigated a house he owned.

    A visit in September 2016 identified three unrelated tenants all of whom were people with disabilities and living in a high-risk unlicensed HMO.

    The house had no smoke alarms or kitchen fire door and there were seven other defects identified.

  10. Cyclist suffers serious injuries in collison

    A cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a car in Windsor on Tuesday morning.

    Thames Valley Police was called at 06:01 BST to reports of an incident between a vehicle and a male cyclist.

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    Police said the cyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening.

    The road was closed at the roundabout where the B3024 meets the A332, with one lane being reopened later in the morning.

  11. Envelope update

    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 blocked 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

  12. Dry and bright afternoon ahead

    BBC weather

    After a bright start to the day, more of the same is expected for the remainder of the afternoon.

    Temperatures are forecast to peak at 15C before dropping to 12C overnight.

  13. Girl 'nearly hanged' on rope bridge

    YMCA Fairthorne Manor activity centre

    An 11-year-old girl slipped on a rope bridge leaving her hanging for several minutes by a safety lanyard looped around her neck, a court has heard.

    The girl immediately fell unconscious following the accident at the YMCA Fairthorne Manor activity centre near Botley, Hampshire, in July 2012.

    She was cut free and later recovered, Portsmouth Crown Court was told.

    The YMCA Fairthorne Group denies two health and safety charges brought by Winchester City Council.

  14. 'Without volunteers, I'd never have been Olympic champion'

    Get Inspired

    Those are the words of sprint gold medallist Darren Campbell, who has been helping BBC Get Inspired in the search for the Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero for 2017.

    Here's more from Darren...

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    Video caption: Darren Campbell - Unsung Hero 2017 call-to-action

    The award recognises the amazing work that volunteers do in grassroots sport and fitness around the UK.

    Last year, Marcellus Baz from Nottingham scooped the award for his work as a community boxing coach. Could it be someone from your region this year?