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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 20 October
  2. Weather warnings as Storm Brian approaches
  3. Council earmarks £15k for live streaming of meetings
  4. Bomb scare 'caused by smouldering barbeque'
  5. Child in 'life-threatening condition' after incident

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Southampton v West Brom: MOTD Commentator's Notes

    Simon Brotherton

    MOTD commentator

    "Goals have been a real problem for Southampton at home throughout the year and this weekend's meeting with West Brom hardly promises a hatful.

    "It has the lowest goals-per-game ratio of any fixture in the Premier League to have featured in at least seven seasons.

    "Last week's 2-2 draw at St Mary's with Newcastle wasn't too bad though. A familiarly frustrating first half - full of decent possession but no end product - turned into a lively, more direct and much improved second 45 minutes.

    "Mauricio Pellegrino will no doubt hope they continue in a similar vein.

    "What of Tony Pulis' team? Well, Albion haven't won a game since August and will hope to get something here given that three of the next four games are against Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham."

    Mauricio Pellegrino
  2. BreakingGreat South Run events cancelled on Saturday

    The 5k, junior and mini Great South Run events - due to be held tomorrow - have been cancelled due to the impending Storm Brian.

    The latest forecast in Portsmouth and Southsea predicts strong winds with gusts in excess of 50mph and heavy rain, making conditions unsuitable for participants.

    The Great South wheelchair event that was part of the Saturday programme has also been cancelled.

    The main Great South Run, due to take place on Sunday, is currently scheduled to go ahead as planned, with an improved forecast.

  3. Stoke City v Bournemouth: MOTD's Commentator's Notes

    Martin Fisher

    Match of the Day commentator

    "A bottom-four clash between two sides already fearing that a gruelling relegation battle lies ahead.

    "For Stoke this game can't come quickly enough. After their mauling at Manchester City, it will have been a long week on the training ground for the players, who will be champing at the bit to get it out of their system.

    "On paper Bournemouth represent perfect opposition. Beaten six times already, they've yet to pick up an away point.

    "Eddie Howe has come through similarly bad spells before and won't sacrifice his footballing principles to get through this one. A repeat of last year's 1-0 win in the Potteries would be very timely."

    Defoe
  4. Companies fined over spa hotel injuries

    A hotel and a management company have been fined after accidents left three hotel workers in hospital.

    A receptionist blacked out and a colleague began to vomit after being told to deep clean the spa and pool at Fredrick's Hotel in Maidenhead in 2015.

    In a separate incident another employee was burnt while using a decarboniser running at a temperature of 82C (180F).

    Fredrick's Hotel

    At Reading Crown Court, Arts Hotels UK Ltd admitted failing to ensure its workers' safety and was fined £20,000 with £40,095 costs.

    Premier Cru Hotels and Inns LLP admitted a health and safety offence at Slough Magistrates' Court and was fined £3,300, as well paying costs and compensation totalling £6,815.

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275 affecting J10 for A32.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. Congestion to J10, A32 (Wickham).

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

  6. Paul Merson's return to football

    BBC Sport Wales

    Find out how former Pompey captain and England international Paul Merson fared when he turned out in the fourth tier of Welsh football.

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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J6 for A30 and J7 for A30.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J6, A30 (Basingstoke) and J7, A30 (Basingstoke), because of an accident.

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

  8. 'PVC canopies' school wins listed status

    Three schools built in the 1980s by Hampshire County Council have been awarded Grade ll listings for their architectural merit.

    Fleet Infant School was praised for its "teflon-coated PVC canopies to provide shade" while Bosmere Junior School in Havant has "frosted orbs of internal street-lights".

    Springwood Junior School in Waterlooville was also approved by Historic England for listed status.

    Fleet infant School
    Image caption: Fleet Infant School
    Bosmere Junior School
    Image caption: Bosmere Junior School
  9. Police name man who died after being hit by car on M27

    Police have named the man who died after being hit by a car on the M27 earlier this month.

    Nikolajs Leskovskis, 29, of Marston Road, Southampton,was struck by a Citroen Xsara on the M27 entry slip road at junction 5 eastbound near Southampton Airport on 7 October.

    His next of kin have been informed. Hampshire police said the investigation is continuing and have appealed for witnesses.

  10. Police and Met Office warn of storm damage

    The Met Office has warned of power outages and tree damage in southern England tomorrow because of Storm Brian.

    Thames Valley Police said the weather could also damage buildings and disrupt roads.

    The force said the high winds would peak between midday and 17:00 BST.

    It has asked people only to dial 999 in a real emergency because of the expected high volume of police calls.

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  11. Shock and disbelief in Fordingbridge after toddler's death

    Chrissy Sturt

    BBC South Today reporter

    Neighbours have been reacting with complete shock and disbelief to the news that a three-year-old girl has died.

    Police attended an address in Whitsbury Road in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, at 19:00 BST on Thursday following a report of a concern for welfare. The child was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition but later died.

    All morning there have been several police vehicles outside the property on Whitsbury Road which leads into Fordingbridge.

    Two police officers are standing guard within the cordon.

    The area has a small open green area popular with dog walkers who have been horrified to hear the news, although nobody I have spoken to knew the family personally.

    A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-year-old girl.

    Police cars
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    Severe accident: A404 Berkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A404 Berkshire northbound severe accident, at A308 Marlow Road affecting A404.

    A404 Berkshire - Heavy traffic on A404 northbound in Bisham at Bisham Roundabout, because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to the A404(M) J9b junction.

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

  13. More archaeological digs at Dorchester Roman site

    Further archaeological work is to be carried out at a 150-year-old market place built on a former Roman site ahead of a planned revamp.

    Dorchester Market

    Councillors have already supported plans for Dorchester market and Fairfield car park to be redeveloped.

    Concerns raised have included archaeology, the future of the market and parking.

    West Dorset District Council has now agreed for further "trenching" work to be carried out.

    "This additional work is intended to further investigate any evidence of Roman burials to confirm the absence of any historical interest," said the authority, which has also backed plans for Charles Street in the town centre to be transformed into a supermarket.

  14. Commodore Clipper cancelled tomorrow

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Commodore Clipper has been cancelled tomorrow due to poor weather conditions expected over the weekend, Condor has said.

    The ferry company said winds of up to force nine have been predicted, with wave heights expected to average about 6.5m (21 feet).

    Sailings would have begun at 09:00 from Portsmouth to Guernsey, continuing to Jersey at 17:20 and then back to Portsmouth at 21:20.

    Commodore Clipper
  15. Storm Brian 'could lead to rail delays'

    Speed restrictions are planned on several rail lines on Saturday because of severe weather associated with Storm Brian.

    The route from Petersfield to Portsmouth and Weymouth is one of those affected, Network Rail said.

    The company urged people living near rail lines to ensure that garden furniture, equipment and trampolines are secure and not at risk of being blown onto the tracks or overhead power lines.

    trampoline on track