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Summary

  1. Eight people hurt in spray attack in Slough
  2. Ambulance trust could assess patients by Skype
  3. Elderly man dies after a being hit by a car in Weymouth
  4. Reading Borough Council to consider £11m savings
  5. Updates from Monday 17 July

Live Reporting

By Sue Paz and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening!

    That's all for today!

    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday 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. Video: Drink-driver jailed after police roadblock ramming

    Watch the moment drunken driver Martin Ralfs rammed a police roadblock at high speed after becoming depressed over a failed relationship.

    Three police officers were injured and two police cars written off in the crash on the M27 in Hampshire in April.

    The 58-year-old, from Southampton, had previously admitted dangerous driving, drinking and driving, failing to stop and breaches of a restraining order. He was jailed for two years at Southampton Crown Court.

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  3. M3 rush hour delays

    There are delays on the M3 with one lane closed following a crash on the northbound carriageway between J14 M27 and J13 Chandlers Ford.

  4. Driver jailed for causing 'preventable' fatal crash

    A crash which killed a three-year-old girl and caused her mother to lose her unborn baby was "entirely preventable", police have said.

    Thomas Hunter, 59, was jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

    Isla Wiggin, of Fleet, Hampshire, died two days after the crash on the A34 near Oxford in August.

    Quote Message: If Hunter had taken care over his driving, and had been paying full attention to the road, Isla would be here today along with baby Harry. This case shows what the catastrophic consequences can be when drivers are not concentrating when at the wheel." from Sgt Beth Walton Thames Valley Police
    Sgt Beth WaltonThames Valley Police
  5. Cowes floating bridge: 'Outstanding snags' to be addressed

    Any "outstanding snags" with the Isle of Wight's troubled floating bridge will be addressed this week, the council has said.

    Cowes floating bridge

    It comes as the Cowes chain ferry enters the final phase of commissioning, after which is will officially become the property of Isle of Wight Council.

    In order for the chain wheels and troughs to be inspected and tested it will be taken out of service from 08:00 BST on Tuesday until 08:00 on Thursday, it said.

    However, The Jenny boat will run as an alternative for foot passengers until 23:00.

    Since launching in May the chain ferry has broken down, run aground, cars have scrapped bumpers getting on and off and the were problems with it not running at low tide.

  6. A34 Crash driver "completely ruined" family's lives

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    The mother of a toddler killed in a crash on the A34, who also lost her unborn child, has said the driver responsible had "completely ruined" her family's lives.

    Collette Wiggin read out a victim impact statement in Oxford Crown Court ahead of the sentencing of Thomas Hunter, 59, who had admitted causing death by dangerous driving and serious injury by dangerous driving.

    Her daughter, Isla died two days after the crash on the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford, on 25 August.

    Hunter was jailed for six years.

    Thomas Hunter
    Quote Message: "My perfect life was ripped away from me, as the result of the thoughtless act of another. I am broken, all I ever wanted to be was a mother, and I absolutely loved being mummy. He has completely ruined the lives of good people who did nothing at all to deserve it. A huge part of me died with my children." from Collette Wiggin
    Collette Wiggin
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J14 for M27 and J13 for A335 affecting J7 for A334.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M3 northbound between J14 M27 and J13, A335 (Chandlers Ford), because of an accident. Congestion on M27 to J7, A334 (Hedge End).

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

  8. Half-century stolen tortoise returned

    A tortoise that was stolen from a home in Slough in June has been returned to its owner, who has looked after it for more than 50 years, police have said.

    Tortoise
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 westbound at J8, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Corn destroyed in Slough field fire

    Ten acres (four hectares) of corn has been destroyed by fire in Slough.

    About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze in a 40-acre (16-hectare) corn field in The Myrke, Datchet, using beaters and four hose reel jets.

    It started at about 13:00 BST and has since been extinguished.

  11. BreakingDriver jailed for A34 crash that killed three-year-old

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    A lorry driver has been jailed for causing the death of a three-year-old girl in a pile-up in which her pregnant mother suffered a miscarriage.

    Thomas Hunter, 59, of Mansfield Road, Mansfield, admitted causing the eight-vehicle crash on the A34 at Hinksey Hill, Oxford, on 25 August.

    Isla Wiggin, of Fleet, Hampshire, died two days later. Her mother Collette's unborn son also died in the crash.

    He was jailed for six years following a hearing at Oxford Crown Court.

    Isla Wiggin
    Image caption: Isla Wiggin died two days after the crash
  12. Video content

    Video caption: A drunken driver is jailed for two years after ramming a police roadblock at high speed.