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  1. Goodbye

    Well, we have to love you and leave you I'm afraid.

    We will be back with your latest news, sport, weather and travel at 08:00 GMT on Monday.

    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. Saints boss Pellegrino's still got it!

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pelligrino has been taking part in a game between the media and Saints staff.

    At 1:38 in this video, you can watch the Argentine leave BBC South Today's Tony Husband in his wake with a nutmeg.

    Or, as the young people would say: "He's absolutely done him."

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    Video caption: Southampton: Mauricio Pellegrino invites the media to play against him on the pitch
  3. Drug driver admits killing bike couple

    A drug driver has admitted causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger wife.

    Sid Samways, 74, and his wife Barbara, 71, of Blandford, Dorset, died after a collision with a car on the Higher Shaftesbury Road on 2 April.

    Higher Shaftesbury Road

    Jamie Myers, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the drug-drive limit.

    He did not enter pleas to two counts of causing death by driving while unlicensed.

    Myers, of Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire, will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on 5 January.

  4. Oscar Wilde's Reading Prison gets funding for theatre idea

    Plans to turn the prison where playwright Oscar Wilde was an inmate into a theatre have received financial backing by Arts Council England (ACE).

    ACE has provided £20,000 so architects can begin a feasibility study into the project at Grade II listed Reading Prison, which closed in 2013.

    Wilde split
    Image caption: The prison was immortalised by Wilde's poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol written during his two-year sentence for gross indecency

    The grant matches funding pledged for the project by Trafalgar Entertainment Group and Festival Republic.

    Reading Borough Council said the theatre idea has "obvious potential".

  5. Shoebox complaints change school policy

    A primary school in Bournemouth is changing its policy after parents raised issues about its Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

    Operation Christmas Child is a popular initiative where families donate toys to children in developing countries.


    But parents at St Martins School say they're concerned the charity which runs the appeal are topping the boxes up with Christian literature - and sending them off to Muslim countries.

    The Samaritans Purse says it simply wants to help children - regardless of their religion.

  6. School says pupils involved in stabbing

    A school head has spoken of a "worrying increase in violent behaviour and knife crime" after pupils were involved in a stabbing incident.

    Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were hurt after a fight at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading on Wednesday.

    Rivermead Leisure Complex
    Image caption: An argument turned violent on a field at Rivermead Leisure Complex

    Rachel Cave confirmed students at Highdown School, Caversham, had been involved.

    A 15-year-old girl who was arrested on Thursday has been released under investigation.

    In a letter to parents, Mrs Cave said the incident was part of "an increase in anti-social behaviour in Reading".

    School says pupils involved in stabbing

    Rivermead Leisure Complex

    Rachel Cave said Highdown School pupils were involved "in a worrying increase knife crime".

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  7. Parachute trial: 'Lust-driven pantomime villain no killer'

    An Army sergeant accused of trying to murder his wife may be a "pantomime villain driven by lust" but he had no motive to kill, a jury has been told.

    Former Army officer Victoria Cilliers suffered multiple injuries in 2015 when her parachute failed to open and she fell 4,000ft (1,200m).

    Emile Cilliers is accused of tampering with the equipment to cause her death.

    Emile Cilliers

    The court heard the Aldershot-based Army sergeant was an "easy target" for the prosecution because he had been unfaithful to his wife.

    In her closing statement at Winchester Crown Court, Mr Cilliers' defence barrister Elizabeth Marsh QC told the jury that the prosecution considered Cilliers a "vile human being" and treated him with "scorn, sarcasm and theatricality".

  8. Oxfordshire's Big Picture

    Lye Valley
    Image caption: It certainly was cold start to the week. Esther Johnson sent us this shot a frosty sunrise over Lye Valley Nature Reserve.

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    Oxfordshire's Big Picture

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  9. Uber loses appeal against drivers' rights

    Taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed.

    Last year a tribunal ruled two drivers were Uber staff and entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage.

    One of the drivers, James Farrar from Hampshire, said he felt "huge relief" at the latest ruling.

    James Farrar

    Uber, which had argued its drivers were self-employed, said it would be launching another appeal.

    UK acting general manager Tom Elvidge said: "The main reason why drivers use Uber is because they value the freedom to choose if, when and where they drive."

  10. Six-metre Canadian pipe bomb disovered at airfield

    An unexploded bomb, removed from Solent Airfield in Lee-on-Solent has been identified as a six-metre Canadian pipe bomb.

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts were called to to the former HMS Daedalus site yesterday afternoon and worked through the night before the decice - believed to contain explosive material - was removed and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

    Surrounding roads and the airfield were closed overnight.

    The pipe mines were used as anti-invasion weapons, so that if enemy forces were about to capture the airfield, they could be exploded to deny them use of the facility.

    Solent Airfield in Lee-on-Solent
    Quote Message: Investigation work including metal detection, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and careful exploitation of the item continued all the way through the night, challenging the team to complete the task safely and quickly in order to restore normality to the situation."
  11. Isle of Wight Festival 2018 tickets on sale

    Tickets for the Isle of Wight festival have gone on sale.

    The event takes place at Seaclose Park between 21-24 June next year.

    It's the 50th anniversary of the staging of the original festival when 10,000 fans saw artists including Jefferson Airplane and Arthur Brown at Ford Farm near Godshill in August 1967.

    Tickets for the 2018 event are priced from £105. No artists have yet been announced.

    Isle of Wight Festival 2008
  12. Henley Road works completed

    Henley Road through Playhatch has reopened after being closed for more than 10 weeks.

    The road was due to reopen last week but work was extended due "unexpected difficulties".

    Oxfordshire County Council shut the A4155 in August to repair "significant subsidence" on the carriageway between Playhatch and the Flowing Spring pub.

    Henley Road