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    Video caption: Tolkein's Santa letter to his children

    Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkein archivist at the Bodleian Library, shows us the Santa letter Hobbit author JRR Tolkein wrote to his children.

  2. Pyrotechnic planes over Bournemouth

    The Night Air display at the Bournemouth Air Festival sees planes illuminate the sky high above the Dorset resort.

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    Video caption: Night Air at the Bournemouth Air Festival sees planes illuminate the sky
  3. Man hunted after racist abuse and assault in Bournemouth

    Bournemouth police have issued a CCTV image of a man they suspect of being racially abusive and kicking a pensioner in the shins.At around 12:45 on 12 August an elderly man wearing a light-coloured, chequered jacket and blue trousers boarded the M1 bus outside the Christopher Creeke pub on Holdenhurst Road.

    The suspect

    He approached a woman who was on the bus with her child and made a number of racist comments.The man was told to stop by the bus driver, who contacted the police. He then got off and was challenged by another man in his 70s.The man kicked the victim in the shin three times before walking off and going into The George Tapps pub on Old Christchurch Road.The victim followed the man to the pub and then went to a nearby internet café, where he contacted the police and took a photo of the man he believed had attacked him.

  4. Floating bridge complaints sent to local government watchdog

    More than 400 people have signed a formal complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman calling for an investigation into the Isle of Wight Council's design and procurement of the floating bridge.

    Yesterday the council announced the £3.2m chain ferry is to be withdrawn from service until further notice after suffering numerous failures since it started operating in May.

    Floating Bridge
    Quote Message: "Thousands of people on the Isle of Wight are devastated that this floating bridge is unreliable, infrequent and overall not fit for purpose." from Cameron Palin East Cowes Community Organisers
    Cameron PalinEast Cowes Community Organisers
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J5 for A4 and J4B for M25.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound between J5, A4 (Langley) and J4b M25, because of an accident.

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

  6. South coast Premier League stars in World Cup action

    BBC Sport

    Jermain Defoe will become Bournemouth's first ever full England international this evening, if he plays a part in the World Cup qualifier in Malta. Southampton's Ryan Bertrand is also in the squad.

    Southampton captain Steven Davis will lead Northern Ireland in San Marino, while summer signing Jan Bednarek could line-up for Poland against Denmark.

    Also in Group C Cherries' Joshua King is expected to line up for Norway as they take on Azerbaijan.

    Ryan Fraser is in contention to start for Scotland against Lithuania in Group F.

    Steven Davis
  7. Flypast for army flying memorial unveilling

    A memorial bearing the names of more than 5,000 military personnel killed while involved in army aviation has been unveiled at the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

    It was officially opened during a service led by the Chaplains of AAC Middle Wallop with a flypast of the Army's Historic Aircraft Flight.

    The memorial is the only one which lists the names of aircrew, support staff and ground crews of the Royal Flying Corps, Air Observation Post Squadrons, Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps and attached personnel who have lost their lives.

    Flypast
    Army flying memorial
    Memorial
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    Video caption: Passers-by feared a terrorist attack when they heard the alarm.
  9. Reading Buses apology over alarms

    Reading Buses has apologised to members of the public, after an attack alarm on one of its vehicles went off in the town centre.

    The alarms are only supposed to be used in emergencies, but a driver accidentally set it off earlier this week - frightening people nearby.

    Reading Buses
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    Video caption: T20 Blast: James Vince confident Hampshire will thrive on Finals Day

    Hampshire captain James Vince is confident they can reverse their previous poor form in T20 Blast Finals at Edgbaston.

  11. Baby M death: Murder investigation over Aldershot park body

    BBC reporter Peter Stewart at Manor Park in Aldershot, where a newborn girl's body was found in May.

    Police have now said they are treating the death as murder.

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  12. Transfer deadline day: What happens next to unsettled stars?

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Van Dijk

    There are likely to be some unhappy players around the Premier League after the close of the transfer window - leaving bosses to indulge in very careful man management before games resume following the international break.

    Southampton's Virgil van Dijk has effectively been in exile all summer, deemed not to be in the right frame of mind to figure in games having handed in a transfer request in an attempt to push through a move to Liverpool.

    Van Dijk's head and heart have appeared elsewhere all summer since it emerged he wished to move to Liverpool but the Merseysiders were forced to back off and apologise amid claims of an illegal approach.

    The talented Netherlands central defender was still holding out for a move even on deadline day itself but Southampton, who have seen the path to Anfield become a well-worn route for their players in recent seasons, held firm.

    Saints' new boss Mauricio Pellegrino faces the tough task of getting Van Dijk in shape to swallow that disappointment and return to the fray. There is little doubt he had no intention of playing for Southampton again but he cannot afford to waste time in a World Cup year and must knuckle down until January at least.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked on M4 London-bound at J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor dies at 85

    The former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has died at the age of 85, the Roman Catholic Church says.

    He was was born into a devout Catholic family in Reading in 1932 and began his ministry in Hampshire, eventually being appointed secretary to the Bishop of Portsmouth, Derek Worlock.

    In 1970 he was appointed as parish priest at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the Portswood area of Southampton.

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
  15. Tigers parachute display team sweep into Bournemouth

    Spectacular helmetcam footage from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - The Tigers - at Bournemouth Air Festival.

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    Video caption: Bournemouth from the air as The Tigers Parachute Display Team arrive in town
  16. Christopher Wall jailed for murdering niece

    A man has been jailed for life for murdering a 25-year-old woman who was his niece and also his partner.

    Hayley Wall, was found with head injuries in a street in Bournemouth on 13 December and died in hospital nine days later.

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    Video caption: A man has been jailed for life for murdering a woman who was his niece in Bournemouth
  17. In Pictures: Bournemouth Air Festival

    There has been some spectacular sights above Bournemouth beach as part of the resort's annual air festival.

    The popular event is in its 10th year and features the world famous Red Arrows as well as other acrobatic aerial displays and demonstrations on the beach.

    Red Arrows
    Image caption: The Red Arrows on day one of the Bournemouth Air Festival
    Bournemouth Air Festival
    Image caption: Crowds gather on the beach
    Red Arrows
    Image caption: The Red Arrows' day one display
    Bournemouth Air Festival
    Image caption: The Twister Aerobatics Team in action
    Bournemouth Air Festival
    Image caption: A Breitling wingwalker performs over Bournemouth beach