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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 17 April

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    That's all for today, thanks for joining BBC South Live.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday with all the latest news, sport and weather for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Litter pair handed £155 fines after dropping cigarette ends

    cigarette

    Two people who dropped cigarette ends outside a Gosport coffee shop have been ordered to pay £155 each by a court.

    Anthony Richards, 24, and Rebecca Aitken, 19, were spotted by a borough council worker dropping their cigarettes on the ground outside Costa in the High Street.

    They were both issued with £75 penalty notices, reduced to £50 if paid immediately, but they failed to pay them.

    The pair then failed to appear before Portsmouth Magistrates Court on charges of dropping litter, and were found guilty in their absence and issued with the fines.

  3. E-Fit image released after sexual assault

    E-Fit

    Police hunting a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Spencers Wood, Wokingham, have released an E-fit image.

    The victim was grabbed from behind as she walked through a field off Hyde End Lane.

    The suspect depicted in the image is Asian, aged in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins, of large build and has a round face.

    He has short, dark-coloured hair which has some grey, stubble and a cut on his face between his lip and nose. He was wearing a light grey plain hooded top, matching tracksuit trousers and black trainers.

    The victim, who managed to break free and run away, was treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and has since been discharged.

  4. Dead seahorse found in latest Studland survey

    One lone dead seahorse has been found in a recent survey of an area off Dorset.

    Dead seahorse found in Studland Bay

    In 2008, about 40 spiny seahorses were recorded in Studland Bay, but none had been spotted there since early 2015 until last summer when the Seahorse Trust found a live female.

    The trust, which hopes to do another survey in the coming weeks when the weather improves, described the latest find as "sad".

    "It was washed up and found dead and was thoroughly dried so must have been there for a while," it added.

  5. MP 'relieved' everyone safe after 'hoax' substance alert

    The immigration minister has thanked emergency services for acting "so swiftly and professionally" after her constituency office in Romsey was evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious substance.

    Caroline Nokes MP said in a statement: "This morning staff in my Constituency Office opened an envelope which contained a suspicious substance.

    "They followed guidelines, evacuated the office and informed the police immediately.

    "At this stage it appears this was a hoax and I am relieved that all those involved are safe and well."

    Conservative Club in Romsey
  6. Council's queries on 'huge' reservoir

    What a new reservoir near Abingdon could look like
    Image caption: What a new reservoir near Abingdon could look like

    More details on plans for a new reservoir in Oxfordshire are being requested by the county's council.

    A site between Steventon and Marcham is being considered by Thames Water, as part its future plans.

    The company says it could provide 300m litres a day, supporting supplies for the Thames Water region and other areas.

    Oxfordshire County Council wants to know how Thames Water has calculated its predictions for future water usage and has asked how much of the water will be sold to other water companies.

    A report by council officers also urges the company to do more to tackle leaks in order to "delay the need for a reservoir as long as possible".

    Residents can also comment on Thames Water's consultation which closes on 29 April.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3052 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3052 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between Coombe Street and Anning Road.

    A3052 Dorset - Emergency repairs on A3052 Bridge Street in both directions in Lyme Regis between the Coombe Street junction and the Anning Road junction.

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

  8. BBC reporter said Cliff Richard raid was 'bonkers but brilliant'

    Sir Cliff Richard
    Image caption: The BBC says its report was made in good faith and of legitimate public interest.

    A BBC reporter covering a police search of Sir Cliff Richard's flat spoke of a "bonkers but brilliant" day, the singer's privacy case has been told.

    Dan Johnson used the words in 2014 in reply to a text message from the head of media at South Yorkshire Police after the raid, the High Court heard.

    Carrie Goodwin had asked him whether he had had a "good day" reporting on the historical sexual assault inquiry.

    Sir Cliff denied the allegation and was never charged with an offence.

    He is suing the BBC for the misuse of private information and breaking data protection rules.

    The 77-year-old star has told the judge how the coverage of the raid on his flat in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014, left him feeling "forever tainted" and "smeared".

  9. Royal Wedding: 20 roads in Windsor closed

    The Royal Wedding in May will lead to 20 roads being closed in Windsor, the local council have announced.

    Windsor and Maidenhead council say routes into the town centre will begin to be closed on Friday 18 May, with 13 roads shut at 10:00 BST as the town prepares for an influx of 100,000 visitors.

    A further seven will be closed on Saturday 19 May at 06:00 BST, with residents living inside the road closure area permitted to leave during the closures, but only emergency services vehicles allowed to enter.

    List of closures
    Image caption: The full list of road closures ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
  10. BreakingRomsey 'substance' alert stood down

    An emergency following the discovery of a "suspicous substance" at Romsey Conservative Club is over.

    Police have said tests have established that the substance is not hazardous and there is no risk to the public.

    The BBC understands that the secretary of Romsey MP and immigration minister Caroline Nokes opened an envelope containing a powder this morning.

    The building was cordoned off at about 11:20 BST while emergency workers in white protective suits spoke to those inside.

  11. West Dorset £1 million lottery ticket unclaimed

    TIcket
    Image caption: Could it be you?

    Someone in West Dorset is sitting on a millionaire jackpot that is yet to be claimed.

    The lucky winner is from the Lotto draw on 31 March.

    For every Lotto line played, players automatically receive a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code printed on their ticket, with the code AQUA 2522 3999.

    The ticket was bought in the West Dorset area, and the money, if claimed by 27 September, will make the winner an instant millionaire.

  12. Caroline Nokes' Romsey office cordoned off

    The discovery of what police have said is a suspicious substance at the office of immigration minister Caroline Nokes in the Conservative Club in Romsey has sparked an evacuation.

    A member of the club sent in this image of forensic officers from inside the building in Market Place.

    Romsey Conservative Club
  13. Romsey evacuation: Pictures from the scene

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    Romsey
    Romsey
  14. Football crazy, football mad...

    Watch out for a number of key football fixtures this evening.

    Portsmouth have a huge match against Bradford as they fight for a League One Play-off place.

    Maidenhead, meanwhile, play against third place Sutton in the National League, while Eastleigh host Ebbsfleet.

    Live commentary of Portsmouth can be found on BBC Radio Solent, while National League commentaries can be found on the BBC Sport Website.

    Kenny Jackett
    Image caption: It's a big night for Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett