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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 17 October
  2. Bournemouth council buying homeless one-way train tickets
  3. Oxfordshire theatre wins prestigious award
  4. Stamp-sized book created for Windsor doll house published

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All times stated are UK

  1. Teacher jailed over dating app child sex

    Thomas Goodey

    A teacher has been jailed for sexual offences against two boys after meeting them through an online dating app.

    Thomas Goodey, 27, took one of the boys to a hotel where he gave him vodka before carrying out sexual acts.

    He had a sexual encounter with the other child after inviting him to his mother's house while she was away, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

    Goodey, from the Isle of Wight, was jailed for four years after previously admitting six offences.

  2. Rat infested takeaway closed over hygiene fears

    Hot Stuff, Oxford Road

    A takeaway in Reading was shut down following a rat infestation which presented an "imminent risk" to human health, the council has said.

    Council officers said they found fresh faeces on a work surface where food was prepared at Hot Stuff Tandoori in Oxford Road when they visited on 2 October.

    The decision to close the takeaway was upheld by Reading magistrates who ordered the owners to pay £1,072 in fines and costs during a hearing on Friday, the council said.

    Sarah Hacker, Reading Borough Council's lead member for customer services, said there was "no excuse" for the hygiene breaches.

  3. Man attacked with baseball bat during Bournemouth burglary

    A 19-year-old man was attacked by a stranger with a baseball bat during an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth.

    Talbot Road, Winton

    The offender, a man in his late 20s, went to an address in Talbot Road, Winton, and asked for a specific person.

    He later attacked the victim with a bat and attempted to tie him up with cable ties during Sunday's attack.

    He then stole a number of items from the property including a laptop, phone and watches.

  4. Four-level beach huts set for refusal

    Plans for 45 beach huts on four levels on Dorset's Jurassic Coast are set to be refused.

    The proposals for the beach at the Pines Hotel on Burlington Road in Swanage also include communal toilets and stairways.

    An artist's impression of the Pines Hotel beach huts
    Image caption: The huts would be on four levels, and look out over Swanage Bay

    Purbeck District Council said it had recommended the application be refused as it would "cause significant harm to the landscape character" of the area.

    The hotel owners said the huts would bring in tourism.

    Four-level beach huts set for refusal

    An artist's impression of the Pines Hotel beach huts

    The hotel owners said the huts would bring tourism to the area.

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  5. Saints interest in World Cup play-off draw

    BBC Sport

    Southampton midfielder Steve Davis gives his reaction to the World Cup play-off draw in which Northern Ireland drew Switzerland.

    Fellow Saint Shane Long will face Denmark with the Republic of Ireland, while Manolo Gabbiadini's Italy face Sweden.

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  6. 'I chose to sleep in a park'

    A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

    The strategy can be used to reconnect rough sleepers with family, but one man said he was offered a ticket to a city he had never been to before.

    Mhairi started to sleep rough in Bournemouth after suffering post-natal depression.

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    Video caption: 'I chose to sleep in a park'
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, before J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic on M4 westbound before J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of an accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between A44 Woodstock Road and B4449.

    A40 Oxfordshire - A40 Northern By Pass Road closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Wolvercote Roundabout in Wolvercote and Eynsham Roundabout in Eynsham, because of an accident involving a car and an ambulance.

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

  10. Carisbrooke castle 'among scariest in country'

    Carisbrooke Castle, on the Isle of Wight, has been voted the third 'spookiest' castle in the country, according to English Heritage (EH) Staff.

    The castle's deep well was the site of a young girl's drowning, is believed to be haunted by several figures.

    Employees said they often heard the sound of children laughing in rooms.

    Carisbrooke Castle

    Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire topped the poll, with Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire coming second.

    The 1,800 EH employees rated the site they work at on a "spooky scale".

    Ghost of boy 'seen at spookiest castle'

    Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

    The ghost apparently held visitors' hands at the castle, dubbed the "spookiest" by English Heritage.

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  11. Three arrests after Maidenhead stabbing

    Three arrests have been made after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Maidenhead.

    Police were called to reports of the attack on the High Street at 18:40 BST yesterday.

    The victim was taken to hospital with injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening, Thames Valley Police said.

    Three boys, all aged 15 and 16 and from Slough, have been detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

  12. Question Time heads to Portsmouth

    The BBC show Question time will be coming to Portsmouth next Thursday.

    The programme, which allows members of the public to put questions to political and cultural figures, will take place at the Guildhall in the city.

    Dimbleby
    Image caption: Come one, come all to see master presenter David Dimbleby in the wild

    The panel includes Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, former SNP First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, and the comedian and actor Omid Djalili, with other guests will be decided closer to the day.

    If you want to apply to be on the programme, you can here.

  13. Can a Bugatti handle a drive-through?

    Former racing driver Archie Hamilton has become an internet star by putting luxury cars in everyday situations.

    In one of his most viewed videos on YouTube, he wanted to see if a £1m Bugatti Veyron could handle a fast-food drive-through.

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    Video caption: The YouTuber who takes million pound cars to the drive-through

    The 26-year-old, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, once competed at Le Mans but now makes a living by posting motoring reviews online.

  14. Cloudy and wet afternoon ahead

    After a bright start to the day, conditions will become cloudier as the afternoon progresses before rain this evening.

    Temperatures will peak at 14C before dropping to 12C overnight.

    BBC weather
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    Severe accident: A327 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A327 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between A30 and M3 J4A.

    A327 Hampshire - A327 in Fleet closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A30 junction and Farnborough, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

  16. Rat-infested Reading restaurant closed by council

    A Reading restaurant has been closed after council inspectors found a "major rat infestation".

    Hot Stuff Tandoori, on Oxford Road, was visited by food safety officers on 2 October after a customer complained that rats had been spotted in the kitchen.

    Among the findings made by inspectors were "a large number of droppings and fresh faeces on a work surface which was being used for the preparation of ready-to-eat foods".

    Hot Stuff

    Reading Borough Council's Sarah Hacker said: “There is no excuse for these kind of breaches of basic food hygiene.

    "While the majority of food outlets in Reading are responsible, that was clearly not the case here".

    After the council obtained a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order from Reading Magistraites' Court, Hot Stuff cannot open until food safety officers are satisfied the restaurant is free from rats and there is no risk to customer health.