Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M271 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J1 for Brownhill Way and A33 Redbridge Road.

    M271 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M271 southbound between J1 Brownhill Way and A33, Redbridge Flyover, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A327 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A327 Berkshire both ways severe disruption, between B3270 and B3350 Elm Road.

    A327 Berkshire - A327 Shinfield Road in Reading blocked in both directions between the B3270 junction and the B3350 Elm Road junction, because of a police incident. Diversion in operation.

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

  3. Banbury Lock drained for repairs

    Banbury Lock

    Banbury Lock is being drained today to allow its 21-year-old lock gates to be replaced.

    It will be out of action for three weeks while the operation is carried out.

    The Canal & River Trust said the new gates, which are made of English oak and weigh three tonnes, will be craned into place on a specialised boat.

    There will also be a chance for the public to go inside the drained lock when an open weekend is held on 18 and 19 November.

  4. Tandoori restaurant murder inquiry victim named

    Murder inquiry detectives have named a man who died after being found with a fatal head injury at a restaurant on Hayling Island.

    Police car outside Gandhi restaurant

    Abbas Ali, 65, of St John's Close on the island, was discovered inside the Gandhi Restaurant at about 01:00 GMT on Saturday.

    He died in hospital nine hours later.

    Three men, aged in their 30s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    They have since been released while inquiries continue.

  5. Pupils 'unaware' of school intruder

    Ryde School has said all children were unharmed after a man climbed on to a school roof with a syringe.

    Police said the man appeared to use the syringe on himself at the school's Fiveways site this morning before speaking to officers and coming down.

    In a statement, the school said: "The children were unaware that anything was happening... The children are all fine."

    Police said a man had been detained.

  6. Arrests over Shaftesbury drug-related death

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the drug-related death of a man in Dorset.

    Lane-Side, Shaftesbury

    A 46-year-old died at an address in Lane-Side, Shaftesbury, on 25 October.

    A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a brain injury, cardiac arrest and recreational drug toxicity.

    Two men, aged 38 and 39 from Shaftesbury, have been arrested. The latter has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

  7. Arrested man released after report of man with gun in Bournemouth

    A man who was arrested following a report that a man was carrying a gun in Bournemouth town centre has been released without charge.

    No threats were made to members of the public and nobody was injured following the report at about 10:00 GMT on Friday, Dorset Police said.

    A 55-year-old man from Bournemouth was later arrested at an address near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Two air weapons were recovered. Following further investigations, it was established that the firearms he was in possession of were not illegal to own and he was released without charge, officers said.

  8. Four Marks crash leaves woman with life-threatening injuries

    A woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after a three-vehicle crash last night on the A31 at Four Marks in Hampshire.

    The crash, involving a Mitsubishi Outlander, a Citroen C1 and a Jaguar XE, happened at about 18:35 GMT.

    The 66-year-old woman who was driving the Citroen C1 suffered life-threatening injuries, her passenger, a 49-year-old woman, received serious injuries.

    The driver of the Mitsubishi Outlander, a 70-year-old man, received minor injuries. The passenger, a 72-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries.

    The driver of the Jaguar XE, a 56-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

    Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

    View more on twitter
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M4 westbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J11, A33 (Reading), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  10. Men hunted over theft of school safe

    Thieves who stole a safe from a school containing cash and documents at the weekend are being sought by police.

    Officers said three men were involved in the raid at Marchwood Junior School on Main Road between midnight and 01:00 GMT on Sunday.

    Two of the men are described as slim, the other as stocky. They are all thought to have been wearing dark clothing with hoods.

    View more on twitter
  11. Man who died after festival had 'amazing life'

    Alex Osbourne

    The girlfriend of a man who died following a collision after the Westfest music event in Shepton Mallet says she will "love him forever".

    Alex Osborne, 28, from Poole in Dorset, was found lying on the A37 Whitstone Road, near the Cannards Well pub, in the early hours of Sunday 29 October.

    His girlfriend Lynsey George said the former army corporal had enjoyed an "amazing life" and was planning to emigrate to Australia with her.

    She said: "Alex is not just my partner; he is my best friend in the whole world.

    "The memories we made I will cherish forever, but the pain of losing him so early, with so many more plans we won’t get to do, devastates and hurts me so deeply."

    Two men from Gloucestershire were arrested last week and later released under investigation.

  12. A famous weekend for Oxford City

    Oxford City will be in the draw for the FA Cup second round later following their shock victory over Colchester United.

    Matt Paterson's second-half header helped the National League South side to a 1-0 win over their opponents from League Two.

    The draw for the second round of the competition takes place tonight live on BBC 2 at 19:00 GMT.

    Quote Message: Sometimes you just can't make up the script. Tremendous credit goes to the players today for the way they stuck at it. I'm delighted for them from Mark Jones Oxford City manager
    Mark JonesOxford City manager
  13. 'Oxford Living Wage' to increase

    Five pound note

    A voluntary minimum wage set by Oxford City Council is to rise to £9.69 from next April.

    It is paid by the council to all its staff and agency workers, and used by contractors with deals worth over £100,000.

    Known as the "Oxford Living Wage" is set at 95 per cent of the London Living Wage, which is calculated by the Living Wage Foundation campaign group and updated every October.

    The foundation's voluntary living wage rate for the whole of the UK has also risen today to £8.75 per hour.

    Earlier Heathrow Airport announced it would be signing up for the first time.