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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 27 December

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    We have come to the end of our live coverage for today.

    As you may not snow, we will be back tomorrow at 09:00 GMT for some more action, hopefully it will less dramatic than today.

    Have a good evening.

    You can still keep up to date on the Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, or Oxford Facebook pages or by contacting one of our Twitter accounts: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire, or @BBCOxford.

  2. Power outage customers near 'final straight'

    Many people across the south of England have been affected by power cuts due to high winds and snow last night.

    Electricity firm SSE say many of them can now turn their lights on, and the remaining few should have their power back this evening.

    Greg Clark, a spokesperson for the firm, said 400 homes still have no power in Oxfordshire, within postcodes in Burford, Witney and Carterton.

    Three hundred houses in Newbury, Berkshire, are still without power, and homes within the RG25 and RG28 and PO8 postcode areas in Hampshire still have no electricity.

    Quote Message: We are in the final straight now, and the remaining customers that have been affected should have their electricity later this evening. from Greg Clark Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE)
    Greg ClarkScottish and Southern Electricity (SSE)
  3. Thousands stolen in Basingstoke robbery

    A laptop and £5,000 in cash were among items stolen in a house robbery in Basingstoke.

    The burglary occurred in Fairfields Road between 08:30 and 18:30 GMT on 23 December.

    Fairfields
    Image caption: Police say the burglary occurred on Fairfields Road in Basingstoke

    The offender, or offenders, broke into the house via a back door and made what Hampshire Constabulary called an "untidy search" of two bedrooms.

    As well as the cash and computer, perfume, clothes, and three white gold chains were stolen, one of which was a Louis Vuitton design, and another was a Gucci product.

  4. Man attacked with bottle in Hampshire

    A man has had nine stitches in his forehead after being attacked with a bottle in Havant.

    Hampshire police said that the 25-year-old victim was assaulted at 06:30 GMT this morning on Foxcott Grove.

    Foxcott Grove
    Image caption: The attack took place on Foxcott Grove in the early hours of this morning

    The victim described the man who assaulted him as white, with a stocky build and a shaved head.

    The force is appealing for witnesses.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J14 for A338.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 entry slip road closed and queuing traffic westbound at J14, A338 (Hungerford).

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

  6. What's that? You want some more snow pictures?

    We know, we know, it's not snowing anymore and most of it has melted.

    But let's enjoy some more lovely pictures sent in by our esteemed readers from this morning, when snow coated our region.

    We have received plenty of lovely pictures, please do keep sending them in via the BBC Weather Watchers site, our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, or Oxford Facebook pages or by contacting one of our Twitter accounts: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerskhire, or @BBCOxford.

    St. Martin's Church
    Image caption: Steve Mourant sent in this picture of St. Martin's Church in Ellisfield, near Basingstoke
    Warnford 1
    Image caption: Mark Rutley took this picture while walking near Warnford in Hampshire
    Warnford 2
    Image caption: And here is a picture of Warnford, from Mark Rutley again
  7. Surely she doesn't need public transport?

    This unsubstantiated bit of celebrity spotting has us scratching our heads.

    Not least, because Josie Whittaker, the new Doctor Who of course, already has her own vehicle in the form of the Tardis...

    View more on twitter
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A35 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A37 and Longland's Lane.

    A35 Dorset - A35 closed and slow traffic in both directions between Monkeys Jump Roundabout in Dorchester and the Longland's Lane junction in Winterbourne Abbas, because of a serious accident.

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

  9. 'Life-changing injuries' for 91-year-old hit by car

    A 91-year-old woman has suffered "life-changing injuries" after being hit by a car whilst walking on the pavement.

    Thames Valley Police said a blue Ford struck the women at the junction of Whiteknights Road and Talfourd Avenue in Reading at 11:20 GMT on Boxing Day.

    reading
    Image caption: The incident occurred at the junction of Whiteknights Road and Talfourd Avenue in Reading

    The force added the woman was taken to hospital for treatment with serious injuries.

    The 66-year-old driver of the vehicle, and a passenger, were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  10. Snow is falling, all around us...

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Well, most of it has probably melted by now... but there was plenty of snow around this morning.

    Here are some of your photos.

    Video content

    Video caption: Snow is falling, all around us...
  11. HMRC employs Oxfordshire farmyard ducks to 'niggle' taxpayers

    Risking the accusation that the taxman himself has gone quackers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has employed some farmyard ducks from Oxfordshire to encourage people to file their tax returns on time.

    HMRC tax advert

    The online and billboard adverts feature a man in the bath, being niggled by a duck.

    Instead of quacking, the duck repeats the word "tax".

    HMRC confirmed that real ducks posed for the photos, before being returned to a bird sanctuary in Oxfordshire.

  12. George Michael's family urge fans to 'raise a glass'

    George Michael's family have paid tribute to the former Wham! frontman a year after his death.

    George Michael

    A note posted on his website urges fans to "appreciate your family and friends" and to "raise a glass, enjoy his music and think of him fondly".

    Michael died aged 53 on Christmas Day 2016 at his home in Oxfordshire as a result of heart and liver disease.

    His old band's seasonal song Last Christmas hit number three in the Christmas singles charts last week.

  13. The extent of power cuts across region

    Parts of the region are still without power due to a power outage caused by this morning's weather.

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Network has said it is "making good progress" in restoring power, and has reconnected 12,500 properties.

    However, 5,500 remain without power.

    Andover and Basingstoke in Hampshire, Newbury in Berkshire, as well as areas of Oxfordshire, have all been badly affected.

    Other areas including in Dorset have also been affected.

    View more on twitter
  14. Video content

    Video caption: Snowy weather sweeps across the region

    The weather has caused delays, power shortages and accidents.

  15. Power restored to 12,500 customers after snow, high winds and lightning

    Power has been restored to 12,500 customers across the south of England, Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE) has said.

    From the early hours of this morning, snow, combined with high winds and lightning, caused damage to its overhead cables resulting in a number of faults, the firm said.

    Andover and Basingstoke in Hampshire, Newbury in Berkshire, as well as areas of Oxfordshire, have all been affected.

    There are currently about 5,500 customers without power, with all homes expected to have power restored later.