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Summary

  1. Woman, 39, dies after Dorchester 'hit-and-run'
  2. Man, 95, dies in two-car A35 crash
  3. Suspected supermarket gas leak 'caused by contractors'
  4. Oxford hospital parking charges raise £3m in year
  5. Listing cargo ship anchors in Southampton
  6. Tributes to professor killed in M40 crash
  7. Updates from Thursday 28 December

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom

Ethan Pinnock's last-minute goal rescues a point for struggling Barnsley against Reading.

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Condor Liberation sailings cancelled tomorrow

Condor Liberation
BBC

Poor sea conditions have led to Condor Ferries to cancelling its Liberation services from Poole to the Channel Islands on Friday

A spokesman said conditions were expected to be "above safe and legal operating limits".

CCTV image released after lead stolen from Didcot primary school

Hampshire travel update: M3 crash site cleared

Cyclist suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by car

Avenue Road at junction with Walpole Street
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A cyclist has suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Weymouth.

A black Audi A3 struck the cyclist on Avenue Road near to the junction with Walpole Street at about 10:50 GMT.

The cyclist, a 55-year-old Weymouth man, was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 45-year-old man, also from Weymouth, was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released while inquiries continue.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A30 and J5 for A287.

M3 Hampshire - M3 busy but moving and one lane blocked northbound between J6, A30 (Basingstoke) and J5, A287 (Hook), because of an incident.

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

South Western Railway to run 75% of trains during New Year's Eve RMT strikes

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

South Western Railway will run 75% of its trains during New Year's Eve RMT strikes

During the previous strike it managed 60%, so this will be an increase.

It will include services from Salisbury to Exeter, which did not run last time.

There will be no trains between Southampton and Salisbury, nor on the line through Camberley, or on the Isle of Wight.

Continuing Network Rail engineering work means there were already no trains between Southampton Central and Eastleigh or between Southampton Central and Fareham.

Shuttle services will run between Southampton and Poole, with buses replacing trains from Poole to Weymouth.

Hampshire travel latest: M3 lane blocked between Basingstoke and Hook due to crash

BBC News Travel

Three people rescued from vehicle trapped in floodwater

Three people have been rescued after becoming trapped in a car stuck in floodwater in Hammoon, Dorset.

Firefighters in wading suits used a boat to get the casualties to dry land.

Police have put up signage warning of the floodwater.

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Further arrests after Dorchester 'hit-and-run'

A 39-year-old woman died in hospital after being hit by a car in The Grove, Dorchester, shortly before 20:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Dorset Police previously said a man had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The force has now said a 24-year-old man, from Dorchester, a 36-year-old man, from Piddlehinton, and a 43-year-old man, from Bristol, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

Police at The Grove, Dorchester
BBC

A full investigation into the circumstances of the collision is under way and we are still trying to establish exactly what happened.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or to any motorists who were travelling along The Grove between 7pm and 8pm yesterday evening to contact Dorset Police.

I would also request anyone who may have been in the area at the relevant time and may have dashcam footage in their vehicles to please get in touch.

We have specially-trained officers supporting the woman's family at this very difficult time.

Insp Joe PardeyDorset Police

Reading nightclub faces demolition in flats plan

A nightclub could be torn down and replaced with six flats if a planning application is approved.

London Street alleyway
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The After Dark is situated through an alleyway on London Street, Reading

The After Dark club in Reading has staged themed music nights since the 1980s and hosted bands including Radiohead, Shed Seven and Supergrass.

Its owners submitted the plans after a previous application, which attracted more than 1,000 formal objections, was thrown out in December 2016.

Reading Borough Council has invited the public to comment on the new plans.

Tree topples into gardens and brings down telephone lines

A large tree toppled into the gardens of three homes, bringing down telephone wires and telegraph poles in Oxfordshire.

It happened in Brook Street, Benson, on Thursday morning.

Specialist fire and rescue crews with chainsaws removed branches and made the scene safe.

Tree fall in Benson
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Unicorn 'rescue mission' ahead of Isle of Wight Pride 2018

Dorset travel warning: Upton Bypass works to return on 15 January

Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital parking charges 'increase to £3m in last year'

The John Radcliffe Hospital raked in more than £3m in the last year from parking charges.

John Radcliffe Hospital
Bill Nicholls

The figures from a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request show it's one of the highest figures in the country - and it's increased by more than £1m in just three years.

NHS hospitals across England made a combined record of £174m from parking charges in the last year.

Dorchester road 'hit-and-run' investigations continue

CCTV images released after Winchester shop theft

CCTV images of a woman have been released by police after a theft at a shop in Winchester.

Two women entered Space NK on the High Street and began browsing the make-up on 12 December.

Both women left the shop separately before staff noticed a glass make-up pallet was missing.

"Officers would like to speak to the woman pictured as she may have valuable information to assist our enquiries," Hampshire Constabulary said.

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Listing Russian cargo ship anchors at Southampton's King George V dock

Mekhanik Yartsev stricken in Solent

The Russian ship got into difficulties off Lee-on-the-Solent early on Tuesday.

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Woman rescued from Oxfordshire house fire

A police officer and neighbour rescued a woman from a house fire in Oxfordshire.

Fire crews tackled the blaze, which started in the kitchen of a house on North Drive, Harwell, at about 22:20 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman was given oxygen therapy by firefighters prior to the arrival of South Central Ambulance Service.

The property had working smoke alarms which raised the alarm with neighbours who dialled 999.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport).

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

CCTV images of Poole 'high-value' burglary suspects released

CCTV images have been released by police hunting for two men who they believe carried out a high-value burglary at a house in Poole.

It happened at an address in Canford Cliffs Road on 24 November.

Cameras and related items were stolen.

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Berkshire travel latest: A34 lane blocked after three-vehicle crash

BBC News Travel

Your pictures: Tangerine skies and a blackbird in the snow

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers Kay, Little Nellie, Bill_Brid, cameracarrot and Farmer M for their pictures of Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight, Mudeford in Dorset, Havant in Hampshire, a blackbird in the snow at Woodley, Wokingham, Berkshire and the sunrise at Stonesfield in Oxfordshire.

Wootton Bridge
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Mudeford
Little Nellie
Havant
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Blackbird in Woodley
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Sunrise at Stonesfield
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Send us your photos of the region via our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire or Oxford Facebook pages or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford

Listing Russian cargo ship 'approaching Calshot'

Mark Whittow

Mark Whittow, who died in a five-vehicle crash on Saturday, was set to be the new head of Oriel College.

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Tributes paid to academic who died in M40 crash

A University of Oxford professor who died in a five-vehicle crash has been described as a "warm and loyal friend".

Scene of the M40 crash
Bicester Fire Station

Mark Whittow, 60, was a Medieval historian and archaeologist and had been named as the next provost of Oriel College.

He died along with a 29-year-old man from Warwickshire on the M40 in Oxfordshire on Saturday.

The Bodleian History Faculty Library said he was a "warm, witty, humane scholar".

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J4 for M3 and J3 for M271.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M27 westbound between J4 M3 and J3, M271 (Romsey), because of emergency repairs.

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

Sport headlines for the region

BBC Sport

  • Southampton have agreed a deal with Liverpool for Virgil Van Dijk, who will become the world's most expensive defender on 1 January.
  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said Boxing Day's dramatic 3-3 draw against West Ham should have been put to bed by his side earlier after the Cherries let a 2-1 lead slip late on.
  • Oxford United boss Pep Clotet has said he wants quality rather than quantity when the January transfer window opens with the focus on home grown rather than overseas talent.

Severe accident: A4130 Berkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A4130 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between Burchett's Green Road and Hurley Lane.

A4130 Berkshire - A4130 Henley Road in Burchett's Green closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Burchett's Green Road junction and the Hurley Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Liverpool to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk for world record £75m

Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk will join Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens on 1 January in a world record £75m deal.

Virgil van Dijk
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The Netherlands international had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request.

But a move fell through when Liverpool apologised for making an alleged illegal approach for the 26-year-old.

The fee is the most ever paid for a defender - Manchester City paid £52m to Monaco for Benjamin Mendy in July.

Reading night club faces demolition for second time

Solent-stricken Russian cargo ship 'on its way to Southampton'

Dorset travel latest: Dorchester road remains closed after 'hit-and-run' crash

BBC News Travel

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J4 for M3 and J3 for M271.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J4 M3 and J3, M271 (Romsey), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

New Colden Common homes approved

Stricken Russian ship: MCA latest information

Preparations are well under way to move the Russian vessel Mekhanik Yartsev this morning.

A Southampton pilot is already on board and the vessel and is in the process of weighing anchor for transit to a berth in Southampton Harbour today.

During its short passage the vessel will be accompanied by a tug, the pilot vessel, a Southampton patrol vessel and the RNLI Yarmouth all-weather lifeboat - all of which are on scene now.

The crew remain safe and well. Further updates will be provided as the vessel moves alongside.