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  1. Good evening!

    That's it for BBC South Live for today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Thursday 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. Boy, 17, arrested over stab attack in Reading

    A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man sustained life-threatening injuries in a stabbing in Reading.

    The victim, in his 20s, was approached by two men in Foxhays Road at about 22:00 BST on Tuesday.

    Street

    Thames Valley Police said an argument took place, leaving the victim in hospital with stab wounds.

    The force added it did not believe it was random. However, additional patrols have been put in place.

    The victim remains in hospital. Police have appealed for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.

  3. Boomtown Festival makes charity donations

    Winchester's Boomtown Fair has raised about £116,00 for charity with £32,000 going to projects in the local area.

    Boomtown

    The dance music festival’s main charity partner for 2017 was Winchester-based youth outreach organisation, Street Reach.

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance also received a donation, along with five parishes which neighbour the Matterley Bowl site.

    Organisers faced criticism at the start of this year's event when festival-goers had to queue for six hours to get into the site due to additional searches and bad weather.

  4. Home Office lets Syrian musician play in UK

    Ibrahim Keivo

    The Home Office said it reversed its decision after "further representations" from Ibrahim Keivo, whose supporters claim their campaign changed the government's mind.

    Visa-row Syrian musician can play in UK

    Ibrahim Keivo

    A petition urging the government to let Ibrahim Keivo perform attracted more than 45,000 signatures.

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  5. No formal investigation into M3 closure disruption

    Highways England and the Department for Transport have said no formal investigation is underway into the disruption caused following the closure of the M3 for 11 hours on Saturday.

    M3

    Police closed the motorway at Winchester following the discovery of a flammable substance thrown from a motorway bridge.

    On Monday, the agency said it "routinely reviews" its performance and would "act on any opportunities to improve."

  6. Historic palace illuminated at night

    An exhibition is set to light up Blenheim Palace from tomorrow.

    Blenheim Palace

    Artist Jenny Holzer will project the words of war veterans onto the palace walls - she's previously taken over iconic buildings including JFK airport and New York's Rockefeller Centre.

    It will cover 90% of the palace's facade in the evenings.

    Light projections will run from 28 to 30 September, and 2 to 10 October from 19:30 BST.

  7. Appeal over police medal stolen from New Forest home

    A special constable whose medal was stolen in a burglary in the New Forest has appealed to the thief to return it.

    The long service medal was taken from a house in Blissfield during the day on 20 September.

    It belonged to Cllr Ann Sevier, who served as a special constable for Hampshire Constabulary.

    Cllr Sevier said: "My medal holds all the memories of my 20 years’ service and I am very sad to have had it stolen."

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  8. In pictures: Fond farewell to Blandford's White Helmets

    Hundreds of people have lined the streets in Blandford Forum to watch the White Helmets appear in public for the final time.

    The motorcycle team is disbanding after 90 years.

    White Helmets' final public appearance in Blandford Forum
    White Helmets' final public appearance in Blandford Forum
    White Helmets' final public appearance in Blandford Forum
  9. Man robbed by 'gunman' on common

    A man has reported that he was robbed by a gunman on Southampton Common on Monday evening.

    The 23-year-old was approaching the exit for Highfield Lane at about 19:30 BST when a man threatened him with what has been described as a handgun.

    path onto Southampton Common near Highfield Lane

    The offender, who wore a dark red hoodie, seized the victim's wallet and mobile phone before running away.

    Police said they had increased patrols in the area to reassure residents.

  10. Old books and cash needed for libraries

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    A Labour-run council has blamed "severe government cuts" for its decision to start accepting cash donations from the public to help run libraries.

    Reading council has also invited residents to give it their second-hand "best-selling books in good condition".

    It said it would begin accepting donations from residents on Sunday.

    Alok Sharma, Reading West's Conservative MP, said the move demonstrated the authority's "financial incompetence".

    Reading Central Library
  11. Red Eagle ferry to get £3m revamp

    A ferry which first saw service in 1996 is to get a £3m refurbishment .

    The Red Eagle which travels 45,500 miles every year between Southampton and East Cowes will undergo an overhaul in Southampton in the New Year.

    The refit will include a new interior with more seats, new loos, a posh club area and a lounge for pets,

    It is expected to be back in service by the end of March.

    Red Eagle
  12. Home Office apologises to scientist after sanction threat

    Diamond Light Source
    Image caption: Diamond Light Source has equipment which is 10,000 times more powerful than a traditional microscope

    A Home Office error led to a scientist being told he had no lawful basis to be in the UK and his driving licence was being revoked.

    Dr Mohsen Danaie, an electron microscopy scientist, said he received the letter despite having a valid visa.

    He works in Oxfordshire at Diamond Light Source, which is partly funded by the UK government.

    The Home Office has apologised for the error and confirmed Dr Danaie is entitled to be in the UK.

    "We have written to Dr Danaie to reassure him that he will not face any enforcement action", a Home Office spokesperson added.

  13. Flood training exercise in Romsey

    A test will be carried out in Romsey today to see how emergency teams would deal with a major flood.

    The exercise is taking place off Greatbridge Road where a number of homes and businesses were flooded in February 2014.

    Some roads will be closed in the area while a temporary barrier is built - mimicking how the teams would react if water were threatening homes in the area.

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  14. Plea for signs and free parking during Wokingham regeneration

    There are calls for free parking and better signage in Wokingham to bring more shoppers into the town centre.

    Independent retailers say road closures and disruption caused by the regeneration has led to a drop in trade.

    The council says it's looking at various options to help traders and will continue to closely monitor the situation .

    Work is set to continue for another 12 weeks.

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  15. Man released in Southampton rape investigation

    A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old woman after she left Jesters nightclub in Southampton has been released while inquiries continue.

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  16. Basingstoke - Heathrow rail connection plans revealed

    Plans have been released to link Basingstoke on a direct rail line to Heathrow for the first time.

    Heathrow Southern Railway Limited wants to run two trains an hour from Basingstoke and Guildford.

    If it goes ahead the project will cost £1.3bn.

    Heathrow signs
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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