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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 23 February

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Bournemouth's Dan Gosling celebrates with Lewis Cook

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

Dan Gosling hits an 89th-minute equaliser as Bournemouth come back from 2-0 down to draw with Newcastle after Dwight Gayle scores twice.

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Mario Lemina of Southampton and Jeff Hendrick of Burnley battle for the ball

Greg O'Keeffe

BBC Sport

Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini grabs a late equaliser as Southampton climb out of the bottom three with a draw at Burnley.

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Reading manager Jaap Stam

Reading twice come from behind to draw with Derby and avoid losing a fifth league game in a row for the first time.

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New acts announced for Reading and Leeds

Kate Nash
BBC
Singer Kate Nash is among the acts announced

American rapper Travis Scott, singer Kate Nash and rock bands Slaves, The Vaccines, The Kooks and The Horrors have been added to the Reading and Leeds festivals line-up.

The newly-announced acts join confirmed headliners Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Kings Of Leon and Panic! At The Disco at the music event, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend.

Man arrested after Weymouth street robbery

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged street robbery in Weymouth.At about 22:05 on 11 December police received a report that a 50-year-old local man was followed by a group of men as he walked along King Street and into Ranelagh Road.Two of the group reportedly assaulted the victim and stole his bag containing cash. The victim sustained bruising and cuts to his face and body.A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, has now been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released under investigation.

Missing 74-year-old Sandhurst woman found

Martha O'Grady
Thames Valley Police
Police are concerned for Martha O'Grady's welfare

A woman with Alzheimer's disease who went missing from her home in Sandhurst has been found.

Martha O'Grady, 74, had not been seen since about 07:30 GMT, but police said she has now been found safe and well.

Man jailed for six years over fatal road crash

Stephen Horwood
TVP

A man has been jailed for six years following a crash that killed a man in his 70s and seriously injured his wife.

Mike and Susan Smith were driving home when the crash happened on the A415 in Oxfordshire at about 10:20 BST on 7 September.

Stephen Horwood, 37, of Green Hill, Oxford, collided with the couple's Peugeot car near Ducklington.

Horwood admitted causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

A judge at Oxford Crown Court jailed him for six years and gave him a six-year driving ban with an extended test requirement.

Mr Smith was driving the car and his wife, who is in her 60s, was in the passenger seat. A Mercedes Vito was also involved in the accident.

Stephen Horwood

A man in his 70s died at the scene and his wife was seriously injured in the crash near Ducklington.

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Gondolas

A collection of stories and videos from the last week.

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Edwardian house hospice site to be sold

Sue Ryder Hospice
BBC
People have been cared for at Joyce Grove for more than 35 years

The Sue Ryder charity says it plans to sell an Edwardian building that houses its hospice near Henley-on-Thames.

The charity wants to leave Joyce Grove, in Nettlebed, after more than 35 years and open a new community hub as its base in south Oxfordshire.

It also plans to introduce an all-hours "hospice at home" service and a telephone advice line in the county.

Director of hospices Holly Spiers said the current Grade II-listed building was "not fit for purpose".

Blackwater shooting: Police make two further arrests

Block of garages where shooting happened in Blackwater
BBC
The shooting took place at a block of garages

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Hampshire which left a teenager seriously injured.

The 17-year-old remains in hospital after he was shot at a garage block in Hearsey Gardens, Blackwater, at about 15:00 GMT on 10 February.

A 49-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man from Blackwater have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Previously four people were released from custody pending further inquiries.

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J9, A34 (Bicester) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident.

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

Nordic walk cancelled due to cold weather

It seems some temperatures are too low even for nordic walkers...

An outing planned for Dinton Pastures on Monday has been called off because of low temperatures.

At least Wokingham Borough Council was able to see the amusing side.

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New consultation on West Oxfordshire housing plan

Brick laying
BBC
The draft plan includes a target to build 15,950 homes

A draft plan which includes a target to build nearly 16,000 homes in West Oxfordshire before 2031 is going out to consultation again.

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan sets out the vision for development in the area over the next thirteen years.

West Oxfordshire District Council has been told it is capable of being found legally "sound" subject to modifications.

Consultation on these changes will take place until 9 April.

Council tax rise in Wokingham

A 5.49% rise in council tax has been agreed by Wokingham Borough Council.

The increase equates to £1.43 a week for a Band D property, the authority said on Twitter.

It will be allocating 2.5% of the increase specifically to adult social care, it added.

Artistic Neanderthals 'were not brutish and uncultured'

Neanderthals made cave drawings in Spain that pre-date the arrival of modern humans in Europe by 20,000 years, a study has suggested.

Researchers from the University of Southampton used a technique called uranium-thorium dating to obtain accurate ages.

Art was previously thought to be a behaviour unique to our species (Homo sapiens) and far beyond our evolutionary cousins.

Cave art
BBC
In Maltravieso Cave, western Spain, Neanderthals stencilled their hands by blowing red paint over them

Soon after the discovery of the first of their fossils in the 19th century, Neanderthals were portrayed as brutish and uncultured, incapable of art and symbolic behaviour, and some of these views persist today. Our findings will make a significant contribution to that debate.

Prof Alistair PikeUniversity of Southampton

'Didcot 4' remembered two years on

Didcot Power Station wreckage
Thames Valley Police

Today marks two years since the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed, killing four men.

Workers Ken Cresswell, 57, John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, Michael Collings, 53, from Teesside, and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, died in the collapse.

Sadie Cresswell, daughter of Mr Cresswell, wrote on Facebook that "nobody should go to work and not come home ever".

Didcot mayor Jackie Billington said the flag at the council's offices was at half mast to remember the victims.

Thames Valley Police says it is not known when its investigation into the incident will be complete.

Manslaughter charges are being considered, but the demolition company Coleman and Company, which employed the men, said there were "no grounds" for that.

Keith Cundall, the lawyer who represents three of the families, said: "The families want answers as to why this tragedy occurred, however they also know that an investigation of this sort will take time."

Maidenhead switch for Osho

Reading youngster Gabriel Osho has joined Maidenhead United on a one month loan, it's been confirmed today.

He will be eligible for their match against Macclesfield Town tomorrow in the National League.

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Severe accident: A36 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A36 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Stanley Road and Testwood Lane.

A36 Hampshire - A36 Salisbury Road in Totton closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Stanley Road junction and the Testwood Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A272 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A272 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Beauworth Road and B3046.

A272 Hampshire - A272 in Beauworth closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Beauworth Road junction and the B3046 junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Electric powered Minis to be built in China

Ben Morris

Business reporter

Minis
Getty Images

Electric-powered Mini cars are to built in China, as well as in Oxford where most Mini cars are currently made.

BMW, the owner of the Mini brand, said it had agreed an outline deal with a Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor.

Cars made under that partnership will be for the Chinese market.

The deal will not affect BMW's plan, announced last year, to assemble the first electric Minis in Oxford from 2019.

Those cars will use electric motors made in Germany.

Last year, BMW sold 560,000 cars in China - more than double the amount sold in next two largest markets, the US and Germany, combined.

Oxford researcher asks 'how much screen time is too much'?

Boy looks at tablet
Getty Images

Amy Orben is researching the effects of social media on human relationships at the University of Oxford.

Writing for the BBC, she says that while there are widespread concerns about the harm caused by "too much" screen time, the reality is more complicated.

"It is difficult to be precise as different people spend time online in such different ways," she writes.

"For example, someone enjoying their time chatting with friends is using social media very differently to someone worrying about their own life as they flick through contacts' photos.

"It appears to be the case that much of the debate about social media oversimplifies the reality."

She adds: "Research about social media can sometimes help us navigate the debate, but concrete evidence does not yet exist."

Hampshire fire station targeted by burglars

Tadley Fire Station was targeted on Wednesday night by burglars who damaged its windows and front door and stole a crow bar.

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Oxfam sex scandal: Haiti suspends charity's operations

Kate Palmer

Oxfam logo on wall
Reuters

Haiti has suspended Oxfam GB operations, as it investigates claims of sexual misconduct by staff after the 2010 earthquake.

The country's minister of planning and external cooperation said the Oxford-based charity made a "serious error" by failing to inform Haitian authorities of the allegations.

Aviol Fleurant said a decision on the charity's right to operate in Haiti would be made in about two months.

Oxfam says it will improve its global safeguarding policies and practices.

Slough MP calls attack on Sikh man 'shocking'

Sam Clayton

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

Tan Dhesi
BBC

Slough's MP, the first turban-wearing Sikh to enter the House of Commons, has described a racist attack on a visitor to his office as shocking.

Tan Dhesi said someone "filled with hatred" tried to pull off the Sikh man's turban, and shouted "Muslim - go back to your own country".

It happened while the man queued outside Parliament.

The MP has called on the Met Police to take urgent action.

Severe accident: A353 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A353 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Mills Road and A352.

A353 Dorset - A353 in Osmington closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Mills Road junction and Warmwell Cross, because of an accident involving two vehicle.

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

Stabbing suspect released by police

Middle Street
Google

Police investigating a stabbing in Portsmouth which left a man with life-threatening injuries have released a suspect.

The victim, a 20-year-old man from Birmingham, was given "vital first aid" by officers after he was found in Middle Street shortly before midnight on Saturday.

A 23-year-old man from London, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released but remains under investigation.

Previously a 21-year-old suspect was released with no further action to be taken.

Weather: 'Cold, dry, with sunny spells'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J9 for A27 Whiteley affecting J7 for A334.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic eastbound at J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J7, A334 (Hedge End).

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

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at J4 for M3.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M27 westbound at J4 M3, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M271 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between A33 Redbridge Road and M27 J3.

M271 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M271 northbound between A33, Redbridge Flyover and M27 J3, Romsey, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Oxford United: Thai businessman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth leads takeover

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth (centre)
Getty Images

Thai businessman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth has become the new owner of League One Oxford United.

Thanakarnjanasuth, also known as "Tiger", held a 25% stake in Reading until May 2017 as part of a three-person consortium.

The takeover ends Darryl Eales's tenure as chairman of the U's.

Eales, who will remain on the club's board, had been chairman since 2014 and oversaw promotion from League Two in 2016.

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