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  1. Good evening

    That's it for BBC South Live for today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Monday 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. Building fire overnight in Wallingford

    Firefighters fought a blaze in a converted barn in Oakley Wood near to Wallingford overnight.

    Six fire engines were at the scene as crews fought a "fully developed building fire that was rapidly spreading towards neighbouring properties".

    Station manager Paul Webster said: "On arrival we were faced with a challenging incident, we needed to protect the neighbour’s property and fight a fire within a converted barn.

    "The owner of the building soon arrived on scene and were able to give the crews good information about the contents and layout of the building, this helped us to understand what we were facing and where to focus our initial firefighting actions."

    The cause of the fire is being investigated.

    Fire damage in Oakley Wood
  3. Publisher defends 'dubious' children's book

    A publisher has defended a children's book after a background scene was described as "dubious" on Twitter.

    Two pages in Pond Dipping - part of the long-running Biff, Chip and Kipper series - appear to show three men talking in the bushes, followed by an old woman's shocked reaction.

    But Oxford University Press (OUP) said the pages had been taken out of context and were "age appropriate".

    The offending

    Other pages from the series containing adult content were also shared online.

    One shows building blocks spelling out the word "hepatitis" next to a group of children, which OUP said was changed in 2003.

    In a message liked 12,000 times, Ed Brody posted the suggestive pages and said: "Somewhat dubious scenes spotted in the background of a friend's 4yo's school book."

    A spokeswoman for the publisher said: "We would like to reassure you that our books are created with the utmost thought and consideration.

    "We take the utmost care to ensure that our content is age appropriate and would not cause harm or offense to any child who reads our books."

  4. Stoke v Southampton

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  5. Latin dance festival hits Bournemouth

    Bournemouth O2 arena

    Hundreds of dancers from across Europe will taking part in the Onedance Latin Festival this weekend.

    It starts today at the Bournemouth O2 arena and will include Salsa and Zumba dancing.

    The event will also include the final of the UK Bachata Stars competition with the winners qualifying for a place in next year's world Bachata Stars final.

  6. Woman dragged along floor in bungled bus stop robbery

    A woman was dragged along the floor during a robbery attempt at a Southampton bus stop.

    A man grabbed her bag while she was near Central Library on Commercial Road, between Watts (West) Park and the SeaCity Museum, about 22:00 last Friday.

    He pulled at her strap, pulling her to the floor in the process. She held on and was dragged along before he let go and fled towards Havelock Road

    She suffered grazes to the right hand side of her body.

    Det Con Kirsten Davey said: "It has been reported to us that the man responsible left the area in the direction of the BBC building."

    The man is described as white, slim, about 6ft, wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and light trainers.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, at J9 for A27 Whiteley.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 eastbound at J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  8. Seven cars stolen in garage break-in

    Burglars have stolen seven cars and damaged other vehicles in a break-in at a vehicle workshop in Dorset.

    Police were called at 07:24 BST to a report of an overnight raid at Westover Car Group in Leyland Road, Poole.

    Westover Car Group workshop

    Detectives gave no details of the vehicles taken or vandalised.

    Westover said it was still assessing the extent of the damage to the workshop, which services its Renault, Fiat, Peugeot, Hyundai and Dacia showrooms on Wallisdown Road.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J5 for A287 and J4A for A327.

    M3 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M3 northbound between J5, A287 (Hook) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 30 minutes.

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

  10. Farm homes decision delayed until November

    Vearse Farm development artist's impression

    A controversial planning application for hundreds of homes on the edge of Bridport will be decided in November, a month later than expected.

    Developer Hallam Land Management wants to build 760 homes, a care home, a school and other facilities at Vearse Farm on the edge of the town.

    West Dorset District Council said the decision, originally due on 12 October, had been delayed to agree legal terms.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J5 for A4 and J6 for A355 Slough.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J5, A4 (Langley) and J6, A355 (Slough), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  12. Red Funnel steps in to sponsor evening service

    Red Funnel is sponsoring an evening service on a trial basis across the Medina River on the Isle of Wight.

    The £3.2m Cowes Floating Bridge was taken out of service earlier in August after suffering numerous failures.

    Kevin George, CEO of Red Funnel said: "The river crossing is vitally important to both local residents and Red Funnel's customers.

    "We are therefore pleased to offer financial support for the service and we would encourage as many people as possible to make use of it."

    Councillor Stewart, leader of the IW Council said: “These are difficult times for all those involved and we are very grateful for this gesture of support for the community by Red Funnel."

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J14 for A338 and J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

    M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic on M4 westbound between J14, A338 (Hungerford) and J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  14. Roy of the Rovers to be rebooted

    Roy of the Rovers strip
    Image caption: The comic featured a star striker with amazing football skills and sense of fair play

    Out-of-print British football comic Roy of the Rovers is to be rebooted.

    The adventures of Roy Race, a star striker known for his amazing football skills and sense of fair play, first saw print in the 1950s.

    The character's weekly comic ended in 1995, and he featured in Match of the Day magazine until its cancellation in 2001. He has not been seen since.

    Oxford-based Rebellion will publish a series of graphic novels and books alongside the 2018/19 football season.

  15. Botley Road gas repairs complete

    It's hoped temporary traffic lights on Botley Road in Oxford will be removed this afternoon after a gas main was repaired.

    The work has been completed and the repair team is now waiting for the road surface to set properly, said Southern Gas Networks.

    Earlier three-way traffic lights at the junction with Ferry Hinksey Road caused long delays during the morning rush hour.

  16. CCTV image released after racial assault

    Man wanted for assault outside Maxim's fast food shop
    Image caption: The man wanted by police is described as being about 1.6m (5ft 10 in) and between 25 to 30-years-old

    An image of a man wanted in connection with a racially aggravated assault in Southampton earlier this month has been released.

    A 22-year-old man suffered injuries to his face during the attack outside Maxim, a fast food shop, on Southampton High Street.

    It happened between 01:00 and 01:20 on Wednesday 13 September.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Oxfordshire westbound severe accident, at B4047 Burford Road.

    A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Minster Lovell blocked and queuing traffic westbound at the B4047 Burford Road junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and recovery work. Congestion to the B4477 junction.

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