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Summary

  1. Gran 'was treated brutally' at hospital
  2. Judicial review granted over merger plan
  3. Airbus warns it could exit UK
  4. Ascot horse carriage crashes into shop
  5. 'Horrid' smell from landfill blaze
  6. Updates from Friday 22 June

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The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Monday when we'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the region.

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Mud rescue as man tries to pick up son from festival

Three people have been rescued after becoming stuck in mud as a father attempted to collect his son from the Isle of Wight Festival by boat.

The father's boat ran aground off Newport on Thursday evening close to the festival site at Seaclose Park.

When he attempted to reach the shore in the boat's tender that too ran aground. He then became "stuck fast in cloying mud" as he tried to walk to shore, as did his son and another yachtsman who went to his aid, the RNLI said.

Ventnor coastguards began a two-hour rescue of all three at about 01:00 BST on Friday.

The father, who had travelled from Portsmouth, was taken to hospital "suffering from cold", the RNLI said.

'Robocrop' is back...

A police tractor that was named "RoboCrop" after a competition organised by the police and BBC Radio 1 is back in action.

Dorset Police previously said the vehicle, equipped with a siren, has a top speed of 23mph (37km/h) and is "not built for response policing".

It is on loan from a tractor manufacturer and is touring agricultural shows to raise awareness of rural crime.

See it next at Dorset County Show and Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show.

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Jack Rothwell playing for Oxford United

Championship side Blackburn Rovers sign midfielder Joe Rothwell from League One Oxford United on a three-year deal

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Weather outlook: It's hotting up

BBC Weather

Highs of 31C are expected in some places next week.

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Opinions sought on Poole Museum restoration plans

Borough of Poole council wants your views on the planned restoration and expansion of Poole Museum's existing buildings...

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Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J13 for A335 affecting J14 for M27.

M3 Hampshire - Queuing traffic and a lane blocked on M3 northbound at J13, A335 (Chandlers Ford), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J14 M27.

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

Bob Higgins trial: Footballer 'abused at training camp'

A former Southampton football trainee has described being touched inappropriately by his coach at a training camp in the north of England.

Bob Higgins
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In video evidence played to jurors, the man - known as complainant P - said Bob Higgins assaulted him more than once at the week-long camp for up to 40 boys.

In one incident, he claimed Mr Higgins touched him after telling him to do bending exercises.

Mr Higgins, 65, denies 50 counts of indecent assault against teenage boys.

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Airbus, which has sites in Kidlington and Portsmouth, has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal.

Airbus employee
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The European planemaker said the warning was not part of "project fear", but its "dawning reality".

Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK.

Last week, the outgoing president of the CBI said sections of UK industry faced extinction unless the UK stayed in the EU customs union.

Hitler cutlery

The two knives, three spoons and three forks bear the Nazi eagle, swastika and Hitler's initials.

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Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, before J8 for affecting J10 for A329.

M4 Berkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound before J8, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Travel time is 1 hour 40 minutes. Congestion to J10 A329(M) Wokingham.

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

Isle of Wight travel latest: Isle of Wight rail disruption after vehicle strikes bridge

BBC News Travel

Man charged after anti-Semitic attack in Oxford

A man has been charged following an anti-Semitic arson attack on a Jewish centre in Oxford.

Notes were left outside Chabad House on the corner of Cowley Road and Alma Road, and a fire was started at about 04:00 on 19 May.

A 31-year-old local man has been charged with one count of racially aggravated harassment alarm and distress, and one count of criminal damage.

Man wanted after going missing from hospital

Police are trying to find Mark Middleton who is wanted in connection with an attempted murder.

The 48-year-old from from Andover, Hampshire, went missing from a secure unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth yesterday morning at about 08:00.

He is wanted over an incident on 11 April in Andover.

He is white, about 5ft 10ins, of slim to medium build, with shaved, short dark hair. He has a pale complexion with a scar on this right cheek.

He was last seen wearing a light-green jumper, dark-grey tracksuit bottoms and navy blue trainers.

Mark Middleton
Hampshire Constabulary

Man denies stabbing woman at hotel

A man has denied stabbing a woman at a hotel in Bournemouth.

Adam Jon, of Keats Close, Wimbledon, south-west London, pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent and assault by beating.

The 19-year-old appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court where he was granted conditional bail ahead of a trial on 22 October.

A woman in her 20s was found wounded at the Carlton Hotel, on East Overcliff Drive, on 20 May.

Hotel
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Hampshire travel latest: M27 delays at Eastleigh after crash

BBC News Travel

Adolf Hitler cutlery sells for £12,500 in Dorset

Hitler cutlery
Charterhouse Auctioneers

Cutlery made for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler to celebrate his 50th birthday has been sold at auction for £12,500.

The formal pattern silverware was discovered during a house clearance in Dorset, having belonged to a senior military officer.

The two knives, three spoons and three forks, which were created for Hitler's use during formal occasions, were expected to fetch up to £2,300.

Richard Bromell, of Charterhouse Auctioneers, said: "About 3,000 pieces were produced for Hitler's 50th birthday. This is the first set I have seen in 33 years."

Oxford postmisstress' MBE celebrated

Bournemouth beach 'second most valuable in world'

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J7 for A334 and J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M27 westbound between J7, A334 (Hedge End) and J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of an accident.

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

Wokingham landlord fined over faulty fire alarm

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Parliament has passed legislation for Dorset's nine councils to merge into two unitary authorities.

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Three white mice found in Sainsbury's bag

Mice
RSPCA
Mice

Three white mice gave a member of the public a shock when they were found in a Sainsbury's shopping bag.

The two male mice and one female mouse were found on Tuesday in a cage with no water in Marshcourt, Lychpit in Basingstoke.

They were taken to the local vet before the RSPCA was called.

Inspector Jan Edwards said: “Sadly we do see small animals dumped and often they are unwanted pets, but there is help out there for people unable to cope - it is never the answer to simply dump an animal."

Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA appeal line.

Mice
RSPCA

Hampshire travel latest: M3 lane closures between Winchester and Eastleigh

BBC News Travel

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A3090 and J12 for A335 affecting J9 for A34 Winnal roundabout.

M3 Hampshire - Two lanes closed, queuing traffic and severe delays on M3 southbound between J11, A3090 (Winchester South) and J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of an accident. Travel time is an hour and 10 minutes. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal roundabout).

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

Hampshire travel latest: Signalling problem between Alton and Farnham

BBC News Travel

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J6 for A355 Slough and J7 for A4 affecting .

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J6, A355 (Slough) and J7, A4 (Slough West), because of an accident.

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

Judicial review granted over Dorset councils merger plan

A judicial review has been granted over plans to merge Dorset's nine councils into two unitary authorities.

Dorset coastline
BBC

Christchurch Borough Council, which formally opposed the plans, launched the legal challenge last month.

Parliament passed legislation for the local government reorganisation in May and two shadow authorities - one for each new council - were set up.

The case is expected to be heard in the High Court by 27 July.

Man fined for Southampton fly-tipping

Landfill fire

People in the area described a "horrid" smell and said smoke could be seen for miles.

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M40 service station proposals thrown out

Martin Heath

BBC Radio Northampton

Plans for a motorway service station on the county border have been thrown out.

Eurogarages wanted to build the new services at junction 11 of the M40, near Banbury.

But people living in South Northamptonshire villages, including Chacombe and Middleton Cheney, said the development "wasn't needed" and would increase traffic on local roads.

South Northamptonshire Council unanimously refused planning permission at a meeting last night.

Woman seriously injured in A35 crash in Hampshire

A woman has been seriously injured in a crash in Totton.

It happened on the A35 close to Rushington Roundabout.

The woman, who was crossing the road at the time of the crash, was taken to hospital, South Central Ambulance Service said.

There had been reports of one-hour delays for motorists in the area during rush hour.

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Horse-drawn carriage crashes into Ascot shop

Amid the frivolity yesterday, there was a serious and sad story outside of Ascot's gates.

A horse-drawn carriage used to take people to the festival crashed into a shop window after running out of control.

An eyewitness described seeing the horses bolting down the High Street and careering over a roundabout before crashing through the window at about 18:00 BST.

Ascot shop
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An eyewitness said one of the horses "flipped over" while the other was "jammed into the window"

One person suffered minor injuries and a horse was also injured.

Owners of the dress shop, Nataliya Couture, said it was closed at the time and no-one was inside.

Adolf Hitler cutlery to be sold in Dorset

Cutlery made for Adolf Hitler to celebrate his 50th birthday is to be sold at auction.

Hitler cutlery
Charterhouse Auctioneers

The Adolf Hitler formal pattern silverware was discovered during a house clearance in Dorset, having belonged to a senior military officer.

The two knives, three spoons and three forks - which were created for Hitler's use during formal occasions - are expected to fetch up to £2,300.

Sherborne's Charterhouse Auctioneers, where they go on sale later, said they were "a big part" of history.

It is not illegal to sell Nazi memorabilia in the UK, but such sales have led some to question whether it is tasteful.

Adolf Hitler gives a Heil Hitler Salute
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Adams hits ton for Hampshire against Yorkshire

BBC Sport

Hampshire's Jimmy Adams hit an unbeaten 132 as they seized the initiative against Yorkshire on day two yesterday.

Jimmy Adams hit 22 fours along the way to his unbeaten score of 132 against Yorkshire
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Resuming on 315-7, the White Rose lost Tim Bresnan and Steven Patterson early on as they finished on 350.

Hampshire started slowly, with Joe Weatherley and captain James Vince falling cheaply to Jack Brooks (2-63).

But Adams had an unbroken 170-run fourth-wicket stand with Tom Alsop (62*) as Hampshire closed on 245-3, to move to within 107 runs of Yorkshire.