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  1. Jurassic Coast rockfall video

    A rockfall on cliffs on the Jurassic Coast has been published on social media.

    Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre volunteer Pauline Dagnall captured large rocks tumbling before part of the cliff crumbled.

    The centre repeated its warning to walkers and fossil hunters to take care near cliffs.

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  2. Firm refuses to say why bus hit man

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    Video caption: CCTV footage of Simon Smith walking in Reading on Saturday when a bus hit him.

    A bus company has refused to reveal what led to one of its double-deckers mounting the pavement and hitting a man walking down the street.

    Reading Buses said they were "not at liberty" to release full details of the incident on Gun Street, in which Simon Stone sustained minor injuries.

    The firm did however state the bus was "free of defects" on the day of the crash on 24 June this year.

    No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for M40 A40 Spur and J7 for A40.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 southbound between J8, M40 (Oxford) and J7, A40 (Thame), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 westbound at J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of people slowing to look at an accident.

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

  5. Banbury MP's moggie wins Battersea award

    A cat belonging to Banbury MP Victoria Prentis has been named winner of Purr Minister 2017, an award given out to the "most fabulous feline in Westminster" by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

    Midnight won the accolade after receiving 49% of a public vote.

    The "thrilled" MP said Midnight's "manifursto" included a top priority of "finding good homes for all the rescue cats currently living in temporary accommodation".

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    Midnight is not the only award-winning pet belonging to an Oxfordshire politician. Last year Wantage MP Ed Vaizey's hamster was runner up in the Parliamentary Pet of the Year competition.

  6. New Forest after-dark running event plan gets go-ahead

    Runners to take part in event through the New Forest

    An after-dark running event through the New Forest has been given the go-ahead despite criticism from conservation groups.

    The Forestry Commission has approved plans for the Maverick Silva Dark Series race to take place at the forest for the first time on 2 December.

    The Commoners Defence Association had said such commercial events would disrupt the forest's "tranquillity".

    Race organisers have asked runners to be "mindful of wildlife and livestock".

  7. Restaurant death 'caused by head injury'

    Gandhi Indian restaurant in Hayling Island, near Portsmouth

    A man who died after being found injured at a Tandoori restaurant, sparking a murder inquiry, suffered a fatal head injury, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

    Abbas Ali, 65, died in hospital after he was discovered at the Gandhi restaurant on Hayling Island, Hampshire, early on Saturday.

    Three men, aged 32, 34 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

    All three have since been released while inquiries continue.

  8. Appeal to find missing man who could be in south of France

    Bernard Ross
    Image caption: Bernard Ross

    Police trying to trace a missing man from Oxford say he could be in the south of France or Switzerland.

    Bernard Ross, 51, was last seen on 18 October in Oxford.

    It is believed Mr Ross was in Marseille on 22 October and in Grasse on 31 October.

    He is described as 5ft 7in tall (1.70m), is fluent in French and is thought to be traveling around on a bicycle.

    The force said there is a possibility Mr Ross could have traveled to Switzerland and officers are appealing for information to help find him.

  9. Rare photos of Lenin to go on display in Oxford

    Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin

    A series of rare photographs of the Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin are to go on display in Oxford.

    They include an image of Lenin in a wig and make-up, which was used for an illegal ID card when he was in hiding.

    Another shows the Bolshevik leader with a cat at his home in Gorki, Moscow.

    They were released by the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies especially for the new exhibition at The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford.

  10. Parachute husband 'manipulated wife'

    Emile Cilliers

    An Army sergeant accused of trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute was "coercive" and "manipulative", a jury has been told.

    Emile Cilliers was accused of trying to make his wife feel guilty when she thought he was having an affair, writing of her fears on Facebook.

    The court heard the 37-year-old, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps in Aldershot, was "hurt" by the suggestion he was unfaithful.

    Mr Cilliers denies attempting to murder Victoria Cilliers on 5 April 2015.

  11. Indian nurses hired for Oxfordshire as EU numbers fall

    BBC Radio Oxford

    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Image caption: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust runs the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford

    Nurses are being recruited in India to work in Oxfordshire hospitals after a fall in applications from EU nationals.

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) said the "marked reduction" made it "more important" to search further afield.

    The nurses were hired by a team led by OUH's associate chief nurse, Andrew Carter, which spent a week in Delhi, Mumbai and Cochin interviewing candidates.

    Shaun Lintern from the Health Service Journal told BBC Radio Oxford a wealthy country like the UK should be training its own nurses instead of "plundering" developing nations of their nurses.

    The government has recently said the number of training places for nurses will be increased by 25%.

  12. Reading-based SSE in merger talks


    Energy provider SSE and the owner of Npower are in talks to merge their UK gas and electricity supply businesses.

    SSE, which is headquartered in Reading, said the new "independent company" would combine its UK household energy supply and services business with Npower owner Innogy's UK household and business energy supply business.

    It said the talks were ongoing and "well-advanced".

    However, it added: "No final decisions have been taken and no binding agreements regarding the terms of any combination have been entered into".

  13. Plans to merge Dorset councils win government approval

    Bournemouth and Poole

    Plans to scrap Dorset's nine councils to create two unitary authorities have won conditional government approval.

    Six of the county's authorities voted to support the proposal but it was opposed by councillors in Christchurch, Purbeck and East Dorset.

    Secretary of State for Local Government Sajid Javid said he was "minded to" support the plan.

    The new structure, aimed at saving £108m over six years, would come into effect in April 2019.

    Under the plans, Dorset County Council would cease to exist and Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch would merge.

    The second council would be formed from East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, Weymouth & Portland and West Dorset.

  14. Weather latest: Wet afternoon ahead

    After a cloudy start to the day, rain is starting to fall. Those showers will only become heavier as the afternoon progresses.

    Temperatures will peak at 10C before dropping to 6C overnight.

    BBC weather
  15. Arrest after attempted rape in park

    Dunstans Drive

    A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted rape in which the victim's dog chased away the attacker.

    Police said a 36-year-old woman was walking in Winnersh, Berkshire, at 18:00 GMT on Thursday when her pet came to the rescue.

    The attack in a park behind Dunstans Drive prompted Thames Valley Police to put a scene watch in place the following day.

    A 28-year-old man from Bracknell was detained on suspicion of attempted rape on Monday night and remains in custody.