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  1. Thanks for the memories

    We will be back at 08:00 on Tuesday when we will be bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

    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. Rogue traders plead guilty after £120,000 fraud

    A group of four men have been found guilty of a string of charges after conning an elderly woman out of £120,000.

    The victim, now 88 years old, was initially contacted by 61-year-old John Hart, who enquired about installing house insulation as part of a government scheme.

    Hart was paid over £50,000 over the course of two years for work that was not needed. Phillip Budden, 37, also contacted the victim and obtained £24,000 in cheques for poor and unnecessary work.

    Con men
    Image caption: John Hart (top left), Daniel Baker (top right), Daniel Sherwood (bottom left) and Phillip Budden (bottom right) committed the offences between 2013 and 2015.

    The victim paid £40,000 to Daniel Baker, 40, despite there being no evidence of any work on a supposed water leak ever having taken place. Daniel Sherwood, 40, was found guilty of receiving some of the money from the victim by Baker.

    Hart and Budden pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and Baker admitted money laundering offences following a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court, while Sherwood was found guilty of two counts of money laundering following a five-day trial..

    They will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 27 October 2017.

  3. Oxford doctor in court accused of hospital sex assaults

    A doctor has appeared in court charged with two sexual assaults in hospitals in Oxford and Cambridge.

    Anandagopal Srinivasan, 26, of Sandfield Road, Oxford, is accused of a sex assault at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital on 6 October last year.

    John Radcliffe Hospital

    A second assault is alleged to have taken place at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on 24 October 2014.

    He appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court and has been bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 10 November.

  4. Jury shown airfield where parachute 'near-fatal' jump happened

    Press Association

    Netheravon Airfield

    The jury in the trial of an Army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife, by tampering with her parachute, have visited the airfield where she survived her "near fatal" fall.

    The nine women and three men on the jury, in the case of Emile Cilliers, were taken by bus from Winchester Crown Court to Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire.

    They were shown the kit store and mats where the parachutes are packed, ready to be used during the jumps, as well as a wall of photos depicting different types of parachute malfunctions.

    The jurors were then taken to a set of toilets where the prosecution allege the defendant took the parachute to tamper with it, before storing it in a locker overnight after poor weather prevented his wife from jumping on the Saturday.

    Mr Cilliers is alleged to have sabotaged both the main and reserve parachutes of his wife, Victoria Cilliers, on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    He denies the charges.

  5. Tribute to 'lovable rogue' stab death victim

    Mark Pawley

    A man who died from multiple stab wounds was a "lovable rogue" who will "never be forgotten", his family has said.

    Mark Pawley, 25, died alongside Adrian Fannon, 39, at a flat in Newland Road in Banbury on Sunday 1 October.

    Raymond Morgan, 52, of Newland Road, has been charged with two counts of murder.

    Mr Pawley's family said: "[Mark's] life led him to some dark places but he shone bright in some people's eyes".

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    Severe accident: A35 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Shipton Road and Icen Lane.

    A35 Dorset - A35 Dorchester Road in Loders Cross closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Walditch and Askerswell, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  7. And he never gets tyred...

    He can flip tractor tyres and dead lift weights that the vast majority of us would need to use a forklift truck to pick up.

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    Video caption: Reading's bus driving strongman aiming for the Olympics

    But now a Berkshire strongman is facing one of his toughest challenges yet - to help get his sport a guest spot in the next Olympics.

    Adam Hales is heading for Hungary this week to compete in the World's Natural Strongman Competition

  8. I hope they're not freisan in there

    A plethora of emergency services have been trying to helped some trapped cows inside a overturned trailer on the A34.

    Hampshire Road Policing's twitter account has posted this picture from the scene.

    The force say there are no reports of any injuries to the cows or humans.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J8 for and J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 westbound between J8 and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Rare STI 'exists in Southampton student area'

    An area of Southampton, known to have a high student population, has been found to have a diverse strain of a common sexually transmitted infection.

    Scientists from the University of Southampton reviewed over 3,000 samples from a sexual health clinic and found a high number of genotypes of chlamydia from people in Portswood.

    Sexual health

    The infection does not normally give symptoms but can lead to infertility.

    Experts say being able to target different strains in certain locations allows them to tailor education and awareness programmes for residents.

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    Video caption: World-class beards take part in Oxford festival

    Some of the UK's most impressive beards are being showcased in Oxford.

  12. Man hit on head during burglary

    A man was hit on the head with a "wooden item" as thieves stole £1,000 in cash from him during an aggravated burglary, police have said.

    The victim, who is in his 30s, was attacked at a flat in Meyrick Park Crescent, Bournemouth, at about 03:55 BST on Monday. He was taken to hospital as a precaution but his injuries were not serious.

    Dorset Police said two men had entered the property through an unlocked door.

    Det Con Lynda Soutine said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and why this victim was targeted."

  13. Traffic not moooooooving on the A34

    Emergency services are trying to rescue several cows from a trailer which has overturned on the A34 near Burghclere, Hampshire.

    The driver of the car towing the trailer containing the cows reported the incident, which has blocked both lanes on the southbound carriageway between Tothill services and Whitchurch,

    Image caption: The incident took place on the A34 southbound carriageway between the Tothill Services and Whitchurch

    Long queues have built up in the area and police say traffic will be taken off the road, through Whitchurch, and the road will remain closed until the cows have been safely transferred.

    There are no reports of any injuries to humans or cows.

  14. Student U-turn over Christian Union ban


    Students at an Oxford University college have backtracked after banning the Christian Union (CU) from their freshers' fair.

    Students at Balliol stopped the CU from attending the event last week because they wanted it to be a "safe and secular space".

    Organisers have since agreed to let religious groups be represented at future fairs.

    A CU spokeswoman said the dispute had been "amicably resolved".

  15. World-class beards compete in festival

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    Video caption: World-class beards take part in Oxford festival

    Some of the UK's most impressive beards have been showcased in Oxford.

    The Oxford Beard Festival, which included categories such as biggest beard and least mess in a beard, took pace at the Tap Social Movement in North Hinksey.

  16. Two attempted murder arrests after pub 'altercation'

    Kings Arms

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three people were injured following an "altercation" in a pub, police have said.

    Dorset Police said a man in his 50s was hurt at the Kings Arms in Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, shortly before 17:50 BST on Saturday.

    A short time later a 23-year-old man was discovered lying unconscious with "serious but not life-threatening injuries" at a school playing field in nearby Talbot Drive, where a teenage boy was also found with minor injuries. The force said it believes the incidents are linked.

    Two Bournemouth men aged 29 and 40 were arrested and have been released while inquiries continue.

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    Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between B4640 and A303.

    A34 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on A34 southbound between Tot Hill Services in Burghclere and Bullington Cross in Upper Bullington, because of an earlier overturned car towing a cattle trailer. All lanes have been re-opened.

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