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  1. Good evening!

    That's it for BBC South Live for today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Friday 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. Slough fraudster targeted shops by pretending to be from council

    The man

    CCTV images have been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a fraud in Slough.

    It happened on 21 September at about 01:00 in the Village Shopping Centre on the High Street.

    A man entered the shop claiming to be from the council and said the shop owner, a 41-year-old woman, was required to pay a registration fee.

    He claimed that a letter had been sent to her in July and that she had not replied. After making a phone call, the man demanded a cash payment of £280.

    It is believed that the man attempted to obtain money from a further two shops using this method.

  3. Southampton and Bournemouth players named in England squad

    BBC Sport

    Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster and defender Ryan Bertrand have been named along with Bournemouth striker Jermaine Defoe in Gareth Southgate's England squad to face Slovenia and Lithuania next week.

    gareth Southgate
  4. Soldier stabbing happened 'through a haze of drugs and alcohol'

    Aiden Warner

    Winchester Crown Court heard Aiden Warner had been out drinking with another civilian and soldiers watching an England v Scotland match in a pub.

    He was invited back to the barracks in Aldershot at about 03:00. Neither Warner nor Cpl David Ferguson remembered what had happened.

    Prosecutor Simon Edwards said: "It seems to have occurred through a haze of drugs and alcohol as far as the defendant is concerned."

    Judge Andrew Barnett said the consequences of the attack could have been very much more serious. He said: "You could have killed him, bluntly".

    Why the attack happened would remain a mystery, he added.

  5. Rapist jailed for seven and a half years

    A man who raped a woman while she was sleeping has been jailed for seven and a half years.

    Richard Lane, 50, of Wyke Road, Weymouth, was convicted following a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

    Richard Lane

    Police said the victim fell asleep in Lane's home last year and woke up to find him having sex with her.

    The judge placed Lane on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

  6. 'Swans on the line' cause rail delays

    Rail commuters in Hampshire are experiencing delays because of swans on the line near Hilsea in Portsmouth.

    South Western Railway said: "The swans on the line required a complete current switch off."

    The company said the problem was coupled with signal problems in the same area, leading to "many delays".

    swans in a field
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J3 for M271 and M3 J14.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 partially blocked and slow traffic eastbound between J3, M271 (Romsey) and M3 J14, because of an accident.

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

  8. Walker rescued in Anvil Point 'one wheel' helicopter landing

    An elderly man has been rescued by a coastguard helicopter which made a "light" landing on one wheel on the Dorset coast.

    The man fell while walking at Anvil Point near Swanage shortly after midday on Wednesday but could not be carried out on a stretcher due to the terrain.

    Swanage Coastguard said the crew performed "skillful work" to land on the hillside and keep the craft level while he was brought on board.

    The man was flown to a waiting ambulance to be checked by paramedics.

    Rescue Helicopter 175
  9. Teenager bailed after Reading stabbing

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

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

    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.

  10. Tea at Edgbaston

    Warwickshire 188 & 186 v Hampshire 116 & 113-4

    What a recovery by Hampshire after losing those three quick wickets straight after lunch.

    James Vince (27*) and Liam Dawson (9*) have resisted everything the Warwickshire bowlers have thrown at them for 28.5 overs. Dawson has batted for 90 balls!

    They have 33 overs left to survive in the final session - a draw sends Middlesex down to Division Two.

  11. Work starts on Abingdon's Abbey Meadow pool

    Artist's impression

    Work has started on the £1.3m refurbishment of Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow outdoor pool.

    The work will take six months to complete and will see the two existing pools joined together to create one large pool featuring an easy access beach-style walk in area.

    The changing areas will also be fully refurbished and a rubber crumbed surface will be installed to create a safe area around the pool.

    Weather permitting, the pool will reopen in time for the 2018 summer season, Vale of White Horse District council said.

  12. Hampshire batting for a draw

    Warwickshire 188 & 186 v Hampshire 116 & 106-4 - target 259

    40 overs remain at Edgbaston.

    The runs have completely dried up as James Vince (26 not out) and Liam Dawson (5 not out) strive to save Hampshire.

    Dawson's faced 67, yes sixty-seven, balls for his five runs so far. Gritty, determined batting.

    Liam Dawson
  13. Man taken to hospital after 'unknown substance' sprayed in face

    Brendon Close

    A man was taken to hospital after an "unknown substance" was sprayed in his face in Didcot when he confronted a thief outside his home.

    Police officers were called to Brendon Close at 01:37 BST on Monday after a man in his forties noticed a theft from a table outside his property.

    He confronted the offender and an altercation took place. An unknown substance was then sprayed into his face, causing irritation to his eyes. He was taken to hospital and has now been discharged.

    A 27-year-old man from Didcot was arrested on suspicion of theft and GBH with intent and a 48-year-old man from Didcot was arrested on wounding with intent. They have both been released under investigation.

  14. Syrian musician happy to be allowed to play in Oxford after U-turn

    Video content

    Video caption: Ibrahim Keivo received a visa after the Home Office reversed a decision not to grant one

    BBC Oxford's Phil Mercer has met renowned Syrian musician Ibrahim Keivo ahead of his performance this evening at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival.

    The government had barred him from entering the UK, but changed its mind after a petition calling for him to be able to play was signed by more than 45,000 people, including writer Philip Pullman and Queen guitarist Brian May.

    The musician said far more people - possibly as many as 200,000 - had posted messages of support online, including on his Facebook page.

    Mr Keivo, who plays a string instrument called an oud, added: "When I hear I can go, I say 'yes, yes, very nice' because I can take with me my music."

  15. Reading council branded 'incompetent' after accounts gaffe

    The council which failed to file its annual accounts on time has been described as having a "horrible stench of financial incompetence" by an MP.

    Labour-run Reading council admitted the error in a document ahead of a meeting of its audit committee.

    It said there was "no suggestion of any fraud" and it would "react at pace" to address any improvements needed.

    Reading West's Conservative MP Alok Sharma said the town's residents would "suffer" from the authority's mistake.

    Reading Council
  16. 99 Squadron's centenary celebrations

    99 Squadron

    Number 99 Squadron has marked its 100th birthday at RAF Brize Norton.

    Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, attended the celebrations which included a fly-past.

    99 Squadron use the C-17 Globemaster III plane to transport troops and cargo to bases around the world.

    The Princess Royal
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    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, before J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M3 southbound before J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout).

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