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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 25 August
  2. Girl, 3, critically hurt in crash
  3. River search by Hedger murder police
  4. Crash driver reported missing with children from Hampshire
  5. Reading Festival under way
  6. Weather: Dry with sunny spells

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Raheem Sterling

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants an explanation after Raheem Sterling is sent off following his late winner at Bournemouth.

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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Goals from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and George Evans earn Reading a first away victory of the season at Birmingham.

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Site of crash

Owen Scott is charged with attempted murder after four children were seriously hurt in a car crash.

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That's all for today

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We will be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

Search teams in Netley Abbey

Hampshire Constabulary has warned residents of Netley Abbey of increased police activity as searches continue for missing Elizabeth Wright.

The 59-year-old was last seen driving a black Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Update: Man knocked over and killed by police has been named

Scene of Brighton police car crash
Eddie Mitchell

A man who was knocked over and killed by a police car responding to an emergency call in Brighton has been named as 79-year-old David Ormesher from Poole in Dorset.

The car struck Mr Ormesher in Devonshire Place, Kemptown, at 00:50 BST. He died at the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

IPCC investigators attended the scene in the early hours and are looking for CCTV.

The IPCC says the marked police vehicle was responding to an emergency call at the time of the collision.

The IPCC is looking into whether the police car was operating with lights and sirens activated and the speed of the vehicle is also subject to investigation.

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275.

M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Bag snatcher pulls women to the ground

Police say the victim was still recovering from her injuries

A man has been jailed for three years and eight months for robbing a women in her late seventies in Oxford.

Gavin Paul Newbold, 38, approached from behind and snatched her bag with force that pulled her to the ground.

It happened on New Road on 19 July 2017 and the women, who lost a tooth, is still recovering, police said.

Newbold, from Oxford, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court earlier having pleaded guilty to robbery, attempted theft, and possession of class A drugs.

Reading FC: Stam wants results to match performances

The Royals boss wants to get his first away win of the season against Birmingham.
The Royals boss wants to get his first away win of the season against Birmingham.

So far, Reading FC have played two, and lost two of their away games in the Championship.

"The level of playing is not what we can do," Stam told BBC Radio Berkshire's Ady Williams on Reading's away form. "We made a lot of mistakes, gave away a lot of simple, easy balls.

"That gives them (the opposition) the confidence to go out and be a threat every time.

"We need to get to a certain level...where we are still playing in a very decent [manner] and we can still win this game."

And Stam knows Birmingham will prove a tricky test as his side aim for a first league away win.

"Sometimes they're going to be pressing us probably, especially if we are trying to play out from the back.

"We need to be a bit more clinical sometimes...sometimes you need to play a bit more direct yourself."

Installation of ferris wheel puts Bike Night event in doubt

Michael Caberry

Ex-England batsman Michael Carberry joins Leicestershire on loan from Hampshire for their final four County Championship matches.

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School vandalised for fourth time

Funding tackles affordable housing issue

Purbeck council is to give £50,000 each to two land trusts to invest in housing projects for local people.

The council previously received a £910,456 government grant to address the effects of second homes in the district.

The community land trusts for Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers are the first to apply for the funding.

Severe accident: A341 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A341 Dorset both ways severe accident, at A348 Ringwood Road.

A341 Dorset - Queuing traffic on A341 Wimborne Road in both directions in Bournemouth at Bear Cross Roundabout, because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to the Horsham Avenue junction, on A348 Ringwood Road to the Ringwood Road junction, on A348 Ringwood Road to the B3073 Ham Lane junction and to the King John Avenue junction.

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

Remember the pineapple ban?

The Reading and Leeds festivals have banned pineapples, adding the fruit to a list which includes fireworks and weapons.

But how is it going?

The BBC went to Reading on day one... and it seems to be going less well.

This festival-goer has taken a pineapple into the festival site.

Why the ban?

Organisers said it was because fans of Oxford band Glass Animals bring hundreds of the fruit to its gigs, in a nod to song Pork Soda which includes the lyrics "pineapples are in my head".

Drummer Joe Seaward said it would be a "challenge" to get in with pineapples, but...

"Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now," he said.

It's fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?"

Joe SeawardGlass Animals drummer

Woman hit by city bus

Happy and glorious for victorious

The sun is shining in Southsea ahead of the Victorious Festival.

Gates open at 16:00 for the three-day festival, now in its sixth year.

Victorious Festival site
BBC

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 and J4A for A327.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M3 southbound in Aldershot between J4, A331 (Camberley) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Raids in Newport

Consent wristbands handed out at festival

Thames Valley Police officers are handing out Consent is Everything wristbands to festival-goers at Reading as part of a campaign to educate people about sexual consent.

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Newbury artist at Reading Festival

Olly Chamberlain
BBC

Olly Chamberlain from Newbury is wowing the crowds on the BBC Introducing stage. What a voice!

Reading Festival is go!

The first Reading Festival has started on the main stage! Judas are kicking things off nicely. The sun is out and everyone is soaking up the party atmosphere.

Judas on the main stage
BBC
Judas on the main stage

Council offers unemployed a home and job

Jobless people are being offered help to learn a trade and put a roof over their heads by West Oxfordshire District Council.

A pilot community self-help project involves converting larger, hard-to-let properties into shared accommodation for single under 35-year-olds, particularly those out of work.

Participants will work on transforming the buildings into houses of multiple occupation, learning new skills, before moving in.

Two apprenticeships will also be made available to those involved.

South Yorkshire crash driver 'reported missing with children from Hampshire'

A man arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of four children when the car he was driving crashed into a pub wall in Barnsley earlier this week was reported missing from Hampshire with the youngsters before the collision.

Travellers Inn
Bob Martin/Geograph

The children, two girls aged seven and eight, and two boys aged nine months and 21 months, were seriously injured in the crash at Oxspring, near Penistone, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The 29-year-old driver, who was also injured, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

The man and children had been reported missing from Hythe in Hampshire the day before the crash, according to South Yorkshire Police.

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Apology over 'unacceptable' water quality

River search for murder weapon

Guy Hedger
Dorset Police

Murder detectives are to search the Slades Farm area of Bournemouth and Canford Magna area of Wimborne as they continue to search for the weapon used to kill Guy Hedger.

Officers will search the River Stour on Friday and Saturday as investigations continue into the death of the 61-year-old at his home in Ringwood in April.

Much-love loco arrives in Didcot

Flying Scotsman
BBC

The world-famous Flying Scotsman has pulled into Didcot Railway Centre for the Bank Holiday.

The 94-year-old locomotive will be running on the centre's demonstration line throughout the weekend.

City tower cladding to cost £10m

Horatia House in Portsmouth
Google

Portsmouth City Council says it will cost £10m to replace "high risk" cladding from two tower blocks in the city.

Samples from Horatia House and Leamington House failed government fire safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, which killed more than 80 people.

More rail strike action on the way

Security a priority as festival-goers arrive at Reading

People arriving at Reading Festival
PA

Security at Reading Festival is a top priority as crowded events are a target for terrorists, according to the former head of Britain's Counter Terrorism Security Office.

Chris Phillips made the comments as festival-goers make their way onto the Richfield Avenue site.

Who's heading to Victorious?

Madness at Hyde Park
BBC

Victorious Festival opens today at Southsea seafront.

The opening night of the three day event is headlined by Madness and the Charlatans.

Other acts over the weekend include Stereophonics, Elbow, Rita Ora and Olly Murs.

Day two of the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Exhibitors are getting ready for more crowds at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, with the first steam engines being unveiled on Showman's Line.

The five-day show attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year to its 600-acre site.

Steam engines under cover
BBC
Showman's line at Great Dorset Steam Fair
BBC

Have you seen Henley's wandering Wallaby?

Wallaby
Biffa

A wallaby has been spotted hopping around part of Oxfordshire by a binman on a collection round.

The marsupial was seen earlier in Shepherd's Green village near Henley-on-Thames.

"A crewman managed to get one picture before the animal bounded off into some bushes," a spokesperson for the waste company Biffa said.

The RSPCA is investigating whether any further sightings have been reported in the area.

Trickthorn Cross

A mother and daughter are flown to hospital following the crash near the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

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Girl, 3, critically injured in crash

Trickthorn Cross
Google

A three-year-old girl has suffered a life-threatening head injury in a crash which left her mother seriously hurt.

The pair from Shaftesbury, Dorset, were flown to hospital by air ambulance after their car was in collision with a van on the A354 at Thickthorn Cross near Blandford.

The van driver, a 44-year-old Salisbury woman, was also seriously injured.

The road was closed for seven hours from about 08:00 BST on Thursday, blocking traffic heading for the opening day of the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Weather: Mainly dry with sunny spells

Weather for South of England on Friday 25 August 2017

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