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    Video caption: Driver trapped as crane falls on house in Basingstoke
  2. TV antiques experts record Christmas single

    Press Association

    Philip Serrell, James Braxton, Charles Hanson and Charlie Ross

    A group of television antiques experts are trading the auction house gavel for a microphone by cutting a Christmas charity single.

    Charles Hanson, Charlie Ross, Philip Serrell and James Braxton, who have starred on Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It!, are hoping to top the charts for Children in Need and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    Hanson, who owns Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire, said he chose "three wise men" after a record producer in London contacted him with the idea.

    The auctioneer added that he, Ross, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, Serrell, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire, and Braxton, from East Sussex, have yet to decide on a name, though fans on social media have already suggested The Four Tenners and Gavel Geezers.

    The song is under wraps until its release on iTunes on December 1.

  3. CCTV shows boy, 4, mown down by cyclist

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    Video caption: Police release CCTV footage of an infant mown down by cyclist

    Police posted the footage as part of a crackdown on illegal cycling in Windsor town centre.

  4. Aston McLean Williams death: Police manoeuvre was 'too risky'

    Wokingham Road after police car collision

    A police officer's decision to use a car to hem-in a burglary suspect amounted to a "gross misjudgement", a disciplinary hearing has been told.

    Aston McLean Williams, 28, died in Wokingham Road, Reading, after being hit by the vehicle in August 2014.

    A force lawyer told a hearing being live-streamed to Ascot Police Station the manoeuvre was "just too risky".

    Counsel for the driving officer, known only as "N", said Mr Williams's death had been a "tragic accident".

  5. Isle of Wight sailings canceled

    Red Funnel says it has cancelled its 19:30 GMT sailing from Southampton to East Cowes due to ongoing delays.

    The 19:30 crossing from East Cowes to Southampton has also been cancelled.

    It follows disruption caused by dense fog this morning and the operators says the cancellations are to restore the published timetable from 21:00 GMT.

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  6. Health and Safety Executive at scene of collapsed crane

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors are at the scene of the collapsed crane in Basingstoke.

    A HSE spokesperson said: "HSE is aware of the incident and is continuing to monitor."

  7. Ex-UEFA chief missing for two weeks

    The wife of an ex-UEFA chief has made an appeal for him to come home after he went missing more than two weeks ago.

    Bernard Ross, who was head of production at UEFA, left Oxford on 18 October and told his wife he was travelling to London to see his sister.

    But he is thought to have gone to the south of France, or Switzerland, and police are liaising with Interpol.

    His wife, Jacinta Ross, said he has Bipolar disorder but had never disappeared like this before.

  8. Parachute husband said he would 'never, ever, ever' harm his wife

    Statements given to police by Emile Cilliers - the man accused of attempting to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute - have been read out in court today.

    Mr Cilliers told police last year that he "would never, ever, ever try to harm his wife or children."

    Victoria Cilliers' disastrous parachute jump, when she fell 4,000 feet and suffered multiple injuries after her parachute failed to open, happened in April 2015.

    Her husband, who had been having an affair with another woman leading up to the incident, has also been accused of attempted murder by tampering with a gas fixture in their home.

    He denies all charges. The trial continues.

    Emile Cilliers
  9. Hybrid coach trialed in Hampshire

    Hybrid coach

    A coach company in Hampshire has been chosen to test a new hybrid-fueled coach.

    The Irizar i4H runs on electricity when driven at low speeds with the diesel engine kicking in when accelerating or cruising.

    The company says the vehicle is the UK's first hybrid coach and can reduce fuel consumption by 20%.

    It is being trialed by Lucketts Travel on the south's roads over the next two weeks.

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    Severe accident: M271 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M271 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between A33 Redbridge Road and M27 J3.

    M271 Hampshire - M271 in Southampton partially blocked and very slow traffic northbound between A33, Redbridge Flyover and M27 J3, Romsey, because of an accident.

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

  11. Recovery of toppled Basingstoke crane

    Allen Sinclair

    BBC South Today

    Recovery work is ongoing after a crane fell on to a house in Basingstoke.

    The 27-tonne telescopic mobile crane toppled on to the bungalow in Pitman Close, at about 09:50 GMT. Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to release the driver, who escaped uninjured.

    The house was empty at the time. No-one else was hurt.

    Another crane is being brought in to recover the stricken crane from the building.

    Eyewitnesses say conditions were not windy at the time and neighbours said they "feared the worse" after hearing a "band and crash" as the crane fell.

    crane crash
  12. Andrew 'Bart' Simpson charity takes over Portsmouth Watersports Centre

    Andrew Simpson competed with Iain Percy in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
    Image caption: Andrew Simpson with Iain Percy in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    A charity set up in memory of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson has taken over the running of a council watersports centre.

    The 36-year-old from Sherborne, Dorset, died while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay in May 2013.

    The Andrew Simpson Foundation has begun operating Portsmouth Watersports Centre as a not-for-profit watersports centre.

    Nicknamed Bart, Simpson won Olympic gold at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012.

  13. Teen, 14, arrested on suspicion of trespassing on railway

    Totton station

    The British Transport Police said its officers were called to reports of a trespasser on the train tracks at Totton at about 16:00 yesterday, which temporarily stopped trains.

    A 14-year-old has now been arrested on suspicion of causing a malicious obstruction, trespass and endangering the safety of the public.

  14. Two jailed for fatally stabbing man in Southampton

    Lee Marc Williams and Christopher Jones
    Image caption: Lee Marc Williams and Christopher Jones

    Two men have been jailed for an "unprovoked and violent" attack on a man who later died.

    Shkelzen "Genny" Dauti, 21, from Albania, was stabbed in the chest in Southampton in the early hours of 11 March.

    Lee Marc Williams, 27, and Christopher Jones, 28, both from north Wales, admitted manslaughter and robbery.

    They were both sentenced to 20 years at Winchester Crown Court.

  15. Needle reportedly found in Bournemouth trick-or-treat Mars Bar

    Mars Bar and needle

    Tony Pony posted on Facebook about a boy who found needle in a mini Mars Bar he received while out trick or treating in Bournemouth.

    He said: "Luckily he broke the mars in half instead of biting it but as he did he found a needle inside the chocolate bar.

    "You can clearly see the needle has been pushed through the wrapper into the bar and given to a child while out celebrating Halloween with complete intent to harm.

    "Evil evil people out there."

    Dorset Police said they had been made aware of the incident but had not received any similar reports.

  16. Donkey sanctuary's oldest resident dies

    Pickles

    Some sad news from the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - Pickles, the charity's oldest residents has died.

    She died peacefully of old age and was believed to be in her 40s, the sanctuary said.

    Quote Message: She had a wonderful life, was a favourite with children and loved nothing more in summer than being groomed by youngsters." from Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
    Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary