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  1. That's all for today!

    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday, when we'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport and weather from across the south.

    You can get in touch anytime with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Slough Council bids to take over 'unsafe' private flats

    A block of flats that failed safety tests carried out after the Grenfell Tower disaster looks set to be taken over by its local authority.

    Slough Council made the move to take control of Nova House "to protect the safety of the residents", it said.

    The authority said it would be the first privately-owned block to be taken over by a public body since the fire.

    Nova House

    The six-storey building - built as an office block in the 1980s but converted into 68 residential apartments in 2015 - failed two separate fire inspections between June and August 2017.

    The building control regulation was done by a private inspector.

    Leader of Slough Council Sohail Munawar said: "We do not believe the current freeholder has the capacity to do what is needed for the residents."

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Bigger budget to redevelop community centre

    East Oxford Community Centre

    The budget for redeveloping a community centre in east Oxford has been increased to £3.7m.

    The old school at East Oxford Community Centre is to be refurbished and a new two-storey building with multi-media studios, offices and community space is set to be built.

    The project would be funded by the sale of the East Oxford Games Hall and Film Oxford sites along with a section of the East Oxford Community Centre site for housing.

    That is expected to generate more money than previously estimated so the budget has risen from £2.3m to £3.7m so a "better outdoor amenity space" has been included - although £400,000 still needs to be found to make the proposals work.

  5. Four men arrested over suspected hare coursing in Pusey


    Four men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Oxfordshire.

    They were arrested after a member of the public reported a suspicious vehicle and men with lurcher type dogs on land near Pusey estate, Faringdon, at about 08:10 BST 3 October.

    Officers attended the area and located a vehicle leaving the scene.

    A 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old man from Old Windsor, a 37-year-old man from Datchet, and a 37-year-old man from Staines were arrested on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of game and have been released while inquiries continue.

    Four dogs and the vehicle were also seized.

  6. Active Dorset awarded Sport England funding 'to help over 55s get active'

    More than £650,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England has been awarded to Active Dorset in a bid to tackle inactivity in people aged 55 to 65 in the county.

    Older people walking

    "This age group are at a life stage when they are most likely to be receptive to changing their behaviour and becoming more active when they are in certain situations," Active Dorset said.

    "The project will focus on engaging with people who are receiving advice from a health professional, are working in the public sector and receiving pre-retirement support or can become active with their already active children or grandchildren, for example on the school run," it added.

  7. Cows moo-ve onto Dorset heathland

    A herd of cows is helping to restore a Dorset heathland beauty spot to its former glory.

    Galloway cattle on Blackdown

    Dorset County Council has introduced Galloway cattle to graze Blackdown, its 160-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) around the Hardy Monument near Dorchester.

    Quote Message: Our Bronze Age ancestors would have grazed animals on the site, burned the gorse in their ovens and used the heather for bedding. As these traditional methods of keeping warm and cooking are no longer used, we have to intervene to stop the site reverting back to scrubby woodland, which would be detrimental to the species that live there. Heathland is an internationally rare ‘man-made’ habitat that needs our intervention to conserve and protect. from Russell Goff Senior ranger at Dorset County Council
    Russell GoffSenior ranger at Dorset County Council
  8. Homeless man critically injured in stabbing

    A homeless man has suffered life-threatening injuries and another man has been seriously hurt in a stabbing in Poole.

    Police were called at 02:18 BST to Sterte Close, where the men were found with stab wounds to their backs.

    Sterte Close, Poole

    A 34-year-old man of no fixed address and a 45-year-old man from Poole were taken to hospital, police said.

    Officers said "a large police presence" would be in the area today.

    No arrests have been made.

  9. Remove Oxford city centre bins 'to improve recycling'

    Bins should be removed from Oxford city centre to help improve recycling rates, a report has recommended.

    Cornmarket Street, Oxford

    Taking them away from Cornmarket Street temporarily would let people "appreciate the problem of litter", Oxford's recycling panel said.

    But the councillor in charge of waste, John Tanner, said Oxford City Council had "no intention" of adopting the suggestion.

    Instead he said "a mound of litter" could be exhibited in the city centre.

  10. Inmate sentenced for attacking prison staff

    HMP/YOI Portland

    An inmate who attacked staff at Portland prison has has received a 14-month sentence.

    Mark Moran, 35, was found guilty of three counts of assault by beating, destroying property and possessing an offensive weapon in prison.

    Police said Moran attacked the officers between May and July 2016 while serving a 13-year sentence for inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

    He was eventually moved to another prison in September last year.

  11. £11.3m lottery grant for museum extension

    Dorset County Museum

    A project to upgrade Dorset County Museum has been awarded more than £11.3m in National Lottery funding.

    The extension to the 19th Century museum in Dorchester includes new galleries, a learning centre, library, cafe and shop.

    The Grade I listed building was built to house the museum's extensive collection, which now boasts four million artefacts.

    Museum director Dr Jon Murden said he was "overjoyed" by the award.

  12. Yacht-building firm Green Marine goes into liquidation

    A leading boat-builder, involved with high-profile yachting events including the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup, has gone into liquidation.

    Green Marine, based in Hythe, Hampshire, ceased trading with the loss of 46 jobs.

    Established in 1982, the family company has built more than 180 boats and specialised in manufacturing advance composite designs. It blamed a slowdown in large orders.

    Green Marine