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Summary

  1. Police hunt Reading car-chase driver
  2. Pigeon-feeding ban in Waterlooville
  3. Oxford bus companies change timetables over congestion
  4. Updates from Monday 9 April

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  2. No UKIP candidates in Oxfordshire

    Bethan Phillips

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Ballot Box

    UKIP will not be fielding candidates in any of the local elections in Oxfordshire this year.

    Elections for Oxford City Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and Cherwell District Council are being held in May.

    A total of 58 seats are available and when they were last contested in 2014 UKIP fielded candidates in the majority of them, although it did not win any.

    In a statement the party says internal elections have dominated its agenda it had taken its "eyes off the ball".

    But it added its membership was rising again and that UKIP was "getting back on track."

  3. Alleged sex offender Shaun Fox wanted by police

    Police are appealing for help to locate a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with alleged serious sexual offences.

    Shaun Fox

    Officers believe Shaun Fox, 35, from Werrington in Peterborough, may have travelled to Dorset.

    Anyone who sees Mr Fox is urged not to approach him but to immediately contact police on 999.Those with information on his whereabouts are urged to call 101.

  4. New chief constable takes up role at Dorset Police

    Dorset Police's former deputy chief constable has taken up the role of chief constable following the retirement of Debbie Simpson.

    Cheif Constable James Vaughan began his new role on Saturday.

    Ms Simpson, who carried out the job for five years and spent almost 35 years in policing, said it was the "right time" for her to leave.

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  5. Bridport FC postpones another game due to wet weather

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    The Bees season has now been extended by two weeks in order to replay all postponed matches, due to poor weather, with three per week due to take place until mid-May.

  6. Red Arrow jet misses civilian plane by 100ft

    A Red Arrows jet missed a civilian plane by 100ft after taking off, a report found.

    The Airprox Board ruled the red arrow pilot did not see the civilian aircraft until he was flying over it on 20 August, 2017.

    The report found that both pilots saw each other’s aircraft at the same time – approximately around 16:49 BST as the Red Arrow jet left Biggin Hill, London.

    The civilian aircraft was flying from Farnborough, Hampshire

    "This incident occurred in a busy area of airspace during a particularly high workload portion of the mission – departure and rejoin of multiple Hawks for onward transit", the report said.

    "Without a surveillance-based Air Traffic Service, the Hawk pilot was relying on his own lookout to avoid other aircraft."

  7. Appeal after woman 'struck' child on train

    Police are looking for train passengers who saw a woman hit a child on a service between Reading and Didcot.

    It happened on the 14:23 train on Wednesday 4 April.

    A passenger reported the woman was "acting erratically" and "shouting at the children", British Transport Police (BTP) says.

    She was described as being in her late twenties and dressed in a black bomber coat.

    BTP says she left the service with the children at Didcot.

  8. Wet and cloudy afternoon ahead

    Rain is expected to fall across the region for much of the afternoon and evening.

    The wet conditions are forecast to continue tomorrow.

    BBC weather
  9. Metal wire stretched across man's neck during Bournemouth robbery

    Metal wire was stretched across a man's neck during a robbery on a footpath in Bournemouth.

    The victim, aged in his 20s, was also threatened with a knife by one of the two offenders on the footpath from West Overcliff Drive to Alum Chine car park, near the Tropical Gardens, on Saturday morning.

    His mobile phone, wallet and cash were stolen.The victim sustained minor injuries to his neck which did not require hospital treatment.

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  10. Acid attack victim competes for Miss Dorset title

    An acid attack victim is competing for a beauty queen title in a bid to "rebuild confidence".

    Sophie Hall

    Sophie Hall, from Poole, was one of 22 people who were injured when Arthur Collins, the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Fern McCann, threw acid across a London nightclub.

    Miss Hall, who suffered injuries to her face, back, shoulder and arm, is preparing for the Miss Dorset final next month.

    "I want to rebuild my confidence and become stronger than I was before," said the 22-year-old, who suffers with panic attacks and anxiety following the attack.

    Collins was jailed for 20 years in December.

  11. Portsmouth's Nathan Thompson feels squad confidence will help play-off push

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth defender Nathan Thompson believes confidence is soaring among the players as the club push for a League One play-off place.

    Nathan Thompson

    Pompey came from behind three times to draw 3-3 at Rochdale and stay in touch with the top six.

    "When you look back over the course of the season, there's always defining moments like these," Thompson told BBC Radio Solent.

    "It's been a good return from the past three games for us."

  12. Search continues for missing 82-year-old

    Frederick Lawson

    A man from Shiplake, in south Oxfordshire, has been missing for five days.

    Frederick Lawson, 82, was reported missing at about 09:50 on Wednesday 4 April.

    Thames Valley Police said he was wearing wellington boots and a jacket, which was possibly blue.

    A search involving specially-trained divers has been focusing on the River Thames.

    Search teams in Shiplake
    Image caption: Searches have taken place in Shiplake, near Henley-on-Thames
  13. Car catches fire on M40

    M40 car fire on 9/4/18
    Image caption: The car pulled over between junction nine and 10 on the M40

    Fire crews were called to car fire on the M40 this morning.

    It happened just before 10:00 BST between Bicester and Cherwell Valley Services in north Oxfordshire.

    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said two people travelling in the car had been able to pull over and get out when it caught fire.

    M40 car fire on 9/4/18
    Image caption: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the fire