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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic on M40 southbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J9, A34 (Bicester), because of earlier emergency repairs. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 25 minutes.

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

  2. Lorry carrying toys ends up in ditch

    The A338 near East Hanney is closed in both directions after a lorry carrying toys went into a ditch near the Williams F1 factory.

    The accident happened between Grove Park Drive and Frilford Road at about 05:00 this morning and is causing delays in both directions.

  3. Man jailed over army barracks stabbing

    David Ferguson

    A man who stabbed a soldier in the back of the neck at an army barracks has been jailed for six years.

    David Ferguson, 26, was seriously injured at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, at about 06:15 GMT on 12 November.

    Aidan Warner, 20, pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court in August to one count of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

    Warner, of Egret Gardens, Aldershot, will serve his sentence at a young offenders' institution.

    At the time of the arrests in November, detectives said they were investigating how the civilians came to be in the barracks, which is home to 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

  4. Poetry on the platform

    A railway station announcer has been making a name for himself by reading poetry to commuters on the platform.

    Tony Knight, who works for South Western Railway at Wokingham station in Berkshire, has been reading pieces from his childhood copy of Winnie the Pooh.

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    Video caption: The platform announcer who reads poetry to commuters
  5. Mother questions troubled NHS trust's 'culture'

    Connor Sparrowhawk
    Image caption: Connor Sparrowhawk had epilepsy and died at a Southern Health facility

    The mother of a teenager who died at an NHS trust does not believe its "culture" has changed despite it admitting guilt over the death.

    Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, died in the care of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust at Slade House in Oxford in 2013.

    The trust has since accepted it was "entirely preventable" and has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law.

    But his mother, Dr Sara Ryan, said she did not think attitudes had changed.

    Southern Health declined to comment but its interim chief executive, Julie Dawes, has previously said Mr Sparrowhawk's death had led to "significant changes and improvements".

  6. Thousands of poppies to be knitted for Armistice Day

    Knitted poppies

    A line of crocheted, knitted and handmade poppies stretching for a quarter-of-a-mile is being planned by a West Oxfordshire town for next year's Armistice Day.

    The idea is to line the route young men in Witney would have taken as they marched off to war.

    A Witney embroidery group has already started stitching poppies and more people are being encouraged to join in.

    Chairman of the WWI working party, Cllr Chris Holliday said poppies were expected in their "thousands".

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for B2150 and J2 for B2149 Horndean.

    A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed on A3(M) northbound between J3, B2150 (Waterlooville) and J2, B2149 (Horndean), because of recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Racial abuse shouted at woman in Highcliffe


    Between 21:30 and 21:45 on Tuesday a woman was walking along Lymington Road in Highcliffe, Dorset, near a Co-op store when a small silver car, containing a number of men, stopped on the opposite side of the road. The driver wound down the window, shouted repeated racial abuse at the woman - who is in her 20s and from Hatfield in Hertfordshire - and drove away.

    PC Andy Kennedy said: “The woman was understandably upset and shaken following this unprovoked incident."

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    Severe accident: A338 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A338 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Grove Park Drive and A415 Frilford Road.

    A338 Oxfordshire - A338 closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Grove Park Drive junction in Grove and the A415 Frilford Road junction in East Hanney, because of an accident involving a lorry that has gone into a ditch and recovery work.

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

  10. What's a Cheeselog?

    Cheeselog has been celebrated in one of 12 new poems featuring regional words on National Poetry Day 2017.

    The term is used by people in Berkshire to describe woodlice.

    Poet Hollie McNish, who is originally from Berkshire, has written a new poem based on her mother's own story.

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    Video caption: The word from Berkshire is one of 12 chosen for new poems on National Poetry Day 2017.
  11. 100 years of 99 Squadron

    Boeing C-17A Globemaster
    Image caption: 99 Squadron fly the Boeing C-17A Globemaster out of RAF Brize Norton

    Celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of 99 Squadron are to be held at RAF Brize Norton today

    The squadron was formed on 15 August 1917 and took part in 76 bombing missions during World War One.

    The Princess Royal will be attending the event along with veterans from the squadron.

  12. Oxford Mail: 'Anger' at school funding

    Today's Oxford Mail leads with a story about school funding levels.

    It says some schools will receive just a few hundred pounds of a £1.3bn funding boost, announced by the government in July.

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  13. 'Roads so polluted they'll leave you breathless'

    A billboard raising awareness about air pollution has gone up in Southampton.

    It has been paid for by the Healthy Air Campaign, which is campaigning for stronger action to tackle the problem.

    The board is one of five to go up in the country with others in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham.

  14. Recorded sex crimes at an all-time high

    Rape definition

    Nearly 50,000 sex crimes have been recorded by the Hampshire, Dorset and Thames Valley Police forces in the past three years.

    It means offences are now at an all-time high and one group is calling for more support victims.

    Peter Saunders, from the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, says funding they have received in the past has not matched the levels of funding which goes into rehabilitating offenders.

  15. Council unable to submit accounts on time

    Patrick O'Hagan

    BBC Berkshire political reporter

    Reading Borough Council

    Reading Borough Council has admitted it won't be able to submit its accounts to auditors in time.

    A report due to be discussed by councillors tonight said "significant challenges in the preparation of the accounts" was behind the delay.

    It added it was "very disappointing" not be able to sign off the accounts for 2016/17.

    On Twitter the town's Conservative MP Alok Sharma accused the Labour run council of "financial incompetence".

  16. Good morning

    Marcus Liddell

    BBC South

    Welcome to South Live on Thursday 28 September.

    We'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire until 18.00.

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