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  1. Your pictures: Dorset waves and Woodley wren

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers CeliMac and cameracarrot for their snaps of Lyme Regis in Dorset and a wren on a fence in Woodley, Berkshire.

    Lyme Regis
    Wren in Woodley

    Send us your pictures of the region using our Oxford, Hampshire, Dorset, and Berkshire Facebook pages, or via our Twitter accounts: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset@BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. First 'direct-entry' superintendent appointed

    A police force has appointed its first superintendent through a new direct-entry scheme.

    Former software engineer Colin Hudson has been appointed as commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, Thames Valley Police said.

    Supt Hudson is the first to join the force through the fast-track scheme, which aims to recruit professionals from sectors outside of policing.

    Supt Hudson was one of 950 candidates who applied for the national programme.

    Supt Colin Hudson
    Image caption: The direct-entry superintendent programme has a nine-stage selection process and last about the eight-months.
  3. Knives recovered as part of police operation

    Officers recovered a selection of knives in Slough as part of an operation to tackle knife crime.

    Parks in the town were searched and patrols were carried out.

    Test purchases at some stores also took place.

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  4. CCTV released after bottle attack in Oxford

    Footage has been released of a man police want to speak to after a 23-year-old man was hit with a bottle at a nightclub in Oxford.

    Police said he was attacked at the Bridge nightclub on 26 November in the early hours.

    He was treated in hospital with head injuries and has since been discharged.

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  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  6. Police appeal over Didcot teen stabbing

    Police have made an appeal for information over the stabbing of a teenager in Didcot.

    The 18-year-old was found at 20:00 GMT on Sunday off Yewtree Crescent and Juniper Way.

    He was taken to hospital with injuries which are not life-threatening where he remains in a stable condition.

    Thames Valley Police said a scene watch, which was in place in the area, has since been lifted.

    Juniper Way
  7. Library hours reduction considered in Reading

    Changes to library opening hours are being considered by Reading Borough Council today.

    The plans would mean all seven in Reading would stay open but six of them would have their opening hours cut.

    Reading Borough Council says the plans will save them more than £200k - money they says they need for social care after cuts to local government funding.

    The reduced opening hours being considered are:

    • Central: 46 hours to 36 hours per week
    • Caversham: 35 hours to 27 hours per week
    • Battle and Tilehurst: 27 hours to 22 hours per week
    • Palmer Park: 21 to 15 hours per week
    • Whitley: 21 to 18 hours per week
    Reading Central Library
  8. Oxford invited to bid for a share of the £6.5 million cycle fund

    Oxford has been chosen as one of eight cities that can receive money to make it a safer place for cyclists.

    The Government has launched a £6.5m fund to pay for schemes including segregated cycle paths and improved junctions.

    The funding is part of the Department for Transport (DfT) cycling review announced in September 2017.

    The seven other cities invited to bid for a share of the fund are Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Manchester and Newcastle.

    Oxford bikes
  9. Defence deal boost for Brize Norton

    An RAF C17 transport aircraft pictured in transit.
    Image caption: The Boeing aircraft was used to carry aid following Hurricane Irma last summer

    A new £260m defence deal will help maintain 50 jobs at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

    The UK has signed an agreement with the United States which will keep eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft flying for the next decade.

    Each cargo plane can lift 77 tonnes of cargo, the equivalent of three Apache attack helicopters or a Challenger 2 tank.

    The deal means a Boeing team remains in place at RAF Brize Norton and provides the UK with access to spare parts, technical resources, crew training programmes and maintenance improvements.

  10. Cunard 'should stand for same-sex values'

    A gay man is calling for a cruse company to "stand for its values" by returning its ship-registering to the UK from Bermuda after it repealed same-sex marriage.

    Cunard's Queen Mary 2 on Southampton Water

    Cunard currently registers its ships on the Atlantic island where same-sex marriage was legalised in May 2017.

    Jamison Firestone told BuzzFeed he booked a cruise with the firm before the legislation was repealed earlier this month, but had been refused a refund.

    Cunard said it was "working closely" with Bermudan authorities. It has not yet commented on Mr Firestone's requested refund.

  11. Driver 'lost control' of Ferrari that crashed leading to boy's death

    A man lost control of a Ferrari F50 sports car causing it to crash and launch into the air, leading to the death of a 13-year-old boy, a court has heard.

    Matthew Cobden arrives at Winchester Crown Court

    Matthew Cobden, 39, is accused of causing the death by careless driving of Alexander Worth in North Warnborough, Hampshire, in August 2016.

    Alexander, of Kings Worthy, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, Winchester Crown Court was told.

    Mr Cobden, of Long Lodge Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, denies the charge.

  12. Image shows proposed oil rig off Studland

    The firm behind a proposed oil rig has submitted an image showing what the drilling rig off Studland could look like from Bournemouth beach.

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  13. Oxfam Haiti scandal: Bishop urges people to continue donating to aid charities

    The Bishop of Oxford has urged people not to stop donating to aid charities in the wake of the Oxfam Haiti scandal.

    The Oxford-based charity is being scrutinised after allegations some of its aid workers were involved in abuse and sexual exploitation.

    Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft said: "This has been a very terrible and unfortunate thing and it needs to be put right. I hope it won't diminish the support that people give in the coming months."

    Oxfam