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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 23 August
  2. New £90m hospital for Ascot
  3. Go-ahead for East Cowes plans
  4. Winchester £1m flood wall unveiled
  5. Oxford professor plans perfect airline meal
  6. 'Dancing' scallops captured on camera
  7. Watch: Dogs suffering from hay fever

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A32 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A32 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Cott Street and Cutts Arch.

    A32 Hampshire - A32 Wickham Road in Droxford closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Cott Street junction and the Cutts Arch junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  2. Video content

    Video caption: A 3D printer is being used at the University of Oxford to print living human tissue
  3. Council pledges cash to Swanage bandstand campaign

    A campaign to save a rare bandstand on the Dorset coast has won council backing.

    The roof of Swanage's 96-year-old sunken bandstand was removed following storm damage in 2012.

    The town's council agreed to put £50,000 towards the estimated £160,000 cost of its repair, if community campaigners can match the amount.

    Resident Alan Houghton said more than £30,000 had already been pledged and he was confident the rest could be raised. He launched a campaign to save the bandstand earlier this year, claiming residents were "incensed" at its condition.

    Swanage Bandstand
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for M40 and J15 for M4.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - Delays on M25 anticlockwise between J16 M40 and J15 M4, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J17, A412 (Maple Cross).

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

  5. New Royal Mail vans built by Oxfordshire carmaker

    Electric Royal Mail van

    Royal Mail is beginning trials in London of nine fully electric vans with ranges of up to 100 miles.

    The vehicles, which come in various sizes, will distribute post from the central London depot.

    They were produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, which recently opened a new factory in Banbury.

  6. Burford lorry ban considered

    Burford

    A plan to ban lorries from Burford in West Oxfordshire is being consulted on.

    HGV would be stopped from using the high street between the Burford and Fullbrook roundabouts, unless they're making deliveries.

    It is being considered to protect the town's historic buildings and reduce congestion.

    Witney MP, Robert Courts, supports the idea but wants to ensure any ban does not negatively affect traffic in other West Oxfordshire towns.

    The consultation ends on 15 September.

  7. Saints likely to rotate for EFL Cup clash

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is likely to rotate his squad for tonight's visit of Wolves in the EFL Cup.

    Shane Long, James Ward-Prowse, Sofiane Boufal, Sam McQueen and Jan Bednarek could all start, with Saturday's league fixture against Huddersfield in mind.

    Wolves, whose first loss of the season came against Cardiff on Saturday, are still without Helder Costa (ankle).

    Mauricio Pellegrino
    Image caption: Mauricio Pellegrino picked up his first win as Southampton manager over West Ham on Saturday
  8. Couple marry twice in same church

    A couple have been married in the same church in Fareham where they starred in a mock wedding video 13 years ago.

    In 2004, Carrie Coates, then aged 23, asked her friend Ian Horner, then 20, to play her groom in a film for local schools.

    Carrie and Ian in 2004 (left) and 2017

    Years later, they fell in love and exchanged vows once again in Holy Trinity Church, with Carrie's cousin Brooke acting as bridesmaid for a second time.

    Carrie said: "The first thing the people at the church said was 'have you been married before?' which made us laugh."

  9. The iconic Dorset bus - which was saved from a fire in the 1970s - now celebrating its 50th anniversary

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    Video caption: The Bristol LFL Lodekka was rescued when Bournemouth bus station burnt down in 1976.

    The Bristol LFL Lodekka was rescued by Trevor Shore when Bournemouth bus station burnt down in 1976. Trevor was an 18-year-old conductor at the time.

  10. England midfielder agrees new Reading Women deal

    England midfielder Jade Moore has signed an extended contract with Women's Super League One side Reading.

    The 26-year-old joined in May ahead of the WSL Spring Series, after previous club Notts County Ladies folded.

    "She gave us a different dimension to our midfield which I think we needed," manager Kelly Chambers told Reading's website.

    "I'm really excited to work with her and push this club in the right direction."

    Jade Moore
    Image caption: Jade Moore was part of the England side beaten by the Netherlands in the Euro 2017 semi-finals
  11. CCTV man sought over bar attack

    Police want to find this man in connection with an assault in Henley, Oxfordshire.

    An 18-year-old man suffered deep cuts to his face which required hospital treatment after being set upon in Magoos Bar on 18 June.

    He was out with his friends when the unknown attacker smashed his head down on to a table.

    PC Emma Bailey said the unprovoked attack caused "nasty injuries".

    Man on CCTV
  12. Two catalytic converters stolen from cars in Faringdon

    The car

    Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image in an appeal for information following the theft of two catalytic converters in Faringdon.

    At some point between 16:00 on 29 July and 14:00 on 31 July, the parts were stolen from two Honda Accords parked in Marlborough Street and Stanford Road.

    The CCTV image was captured on 3 August in Marlborough Street at 00:52.