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  1. Updates from Monday 25 June

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The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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Ambulance on 999 call crashes with car

An ambulance on an emergency call has crashed with a car in Berkshire.

It happened on the A3290 at Winnersh, Wokingham, at about 14:00 BST.

The ambulance was transporting a patient to hospital under emergency light conditions at the time, South Central Ambulance Service said.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, while the ambulance staff and patient were uninjured.

A second ambulance was sent to transport the patient to hospital. The fire service also attended.

Christopher Dale

Christopher Dale, 71, died in hospital following a crash involving a single-decker bus.

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Five unwell after chemical spill at Oxford university

Five people have suffered breathing difficulties after a chemical spill at an Oxford University research laboratory.

Ambulance crews were called to the Chemical Research Laboratory on Mansfield Road in Oxford at 10:08 BST.

A Hazardous Area Response Team and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance emergency response vehicle had been at the scene.

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Ambulance crews were called to the Chemical Research Laboratory on Mansfield Road in Oxford

South Central Ambulance Service said the five patients also had runny eyes from exposure to the unknown chemical.

All five people have been taken to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford for further assessment.

Oxford University has been contacted but has not confirmed what the substance was.

Weather outlook: 'No respite' for hay fever sufferers

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Men arrested after woman raped in Fleet woodland

Two men have been arrested after a woman was raped in Hampshire woodland.

Aldershot Road, Fleet
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The victim, in her 20s, was attacked in woodland between Beacon Hill Road, Aldershot Road (pictured) and Fleet Road in Fleet between 00:20 and 01:00 BST on Sunday.

Police are looking for any discarded belongings found in the area since then, as well as dashcam footage from around the time it happened.

A 31-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Aldershot, have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Aldershot Road, Fleet

Police are looking for any discarded belongings found since the attack in Fleet on Sunday.

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Kent powerboat racer killed in West Bay crash

A powerboat racer was killed in a collision with another powerboat during a race off the Dorset coast.

Kevin Edmondson's boat YKNOT!
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The 53-year-old man, from Canterbury, was competing off West Bay near Bridport on Sunday when his boat overturned, police said.

The victim, pronounced dead at the scene, was named in online tributes as Kevin Edmondson. Dorset Police said his next of kin have been informed.

The BBC understands his co-pilot Annika Hawthorne, was treated for shock.

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

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M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J8 for .

M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J8, because of an accident.

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

Look after your dogs in the hot weather this week, police warn

Max Gradel

Bournemouth winger Max Gradel joins French club Toulouse for an undisclosed fee after two spells on the south coast.

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Cosham cyclist dies after crash with bus

A cyclist who died after a crash with a bus was a "witty, caring and loving man", his family has said in a tribute.

Christopher Dale
Hampshire Constabulary

Christopher Dale, 71, from Cosham, Portsmouth, was in collision with the single-decker bus on Northern Road just before 09:30 BST on Saturday.

He suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital, where he has since died. Police are appealing for witnesses.

A statement, released by police on behalf of his family, also described him as "a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend".

Man arrested after woman killed in suspected hit-and-run

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash.

Scene of crash
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Mother-of-three, Noreen Akhtar, 38, from Banbury Oxfordshire, died in hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday 16 June outside a cafe in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

A 33-year-old man was arrested after the car believed to be involved in the collision was found at an address in Birmingham, said West Midlands Police.

The man, from Moseley, has been released on police bail.

How a 'smart sole' can keep track of Dementia patients in Dorset

George Michael tribute weekend held in Goring

An unofficial 'George Michael Day' was created by fans to raise for Childline in Goring over the weekend.

Tribute act
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The singer previously owned a home in the village, which he used as a retreat for 17 years.

An auction of the singer's memorabilia was organised on Sunday in Goring, along with different tribute acts.

The event attracted fans from America, Australia and Canada.

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Severe accident: A350 Dorset both ways

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A350 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A357 and Main Street.

A350 Dorset - A350 in Blandford Forum closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A357 junction and the Main Street junction, because of an accident involving car and quad bike.

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

Emergency services called to railway to deal with incident

Three rescued in River Medina dinghy capsize

The RNLI has described the rescue of three people in the River Medina overnight as "tricky".

Two adults were carried through mud to safety by the RNLI and a third was picked up by a coastguard team. They were all taken to hospital in Newport.

The three were in the small vessel on the River Medina at about midnight, close to the site of the Isle of Wight Festival.

You can end up with a lot of vessels in a small proximity with limited water, maybe the individuals are not used to being on the water late at night. It's hard to navigate, there are a lot of distractions from the noise of the festival and the lights - it's not a good place to be with a vessel."

Mark HarkerCowes RNLI helm
River Medina rescue
Island Echo

Severe disruption: A35 Dorset westbound

BBC News Travel

A35 Dorset westbound severe disruption, between A354 and A352.

A35 Dorset - A35 Puddletown Bypass closed and queuing traffic westbound between Puddletown and West Stafford turn off in Dorchester, because of a vehicle fire.

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

Police investigation after woman raped in Fleet woodland

Police are investigating after a woman in her 20s was raped on Sunday.

The incident happened between 12:20 and 01:00 BST in the large area of woodland between Beacon Hill Road, Aldershot Road and Fleet Road in Fleet.

Det Insp Penny Murray said: “We would specially like to ask those who use this woodland area for dog walking or recreation to contact us if they have seen any discarded belongings since that night, or if they do in the coming days."

Anyone who was driving in the area and may have seen something suspicious is also asked to call police on 101 quoting 44180235864.

Donations pour in for Burghfield fire family

Residents in Burghfield Common are rallying round to help a young family who lost everything when a fire destroyed their home.

The family of four managed to escape unhurt when their flat above a shop in Clayhill Road was gutted by the blaze on Saturday evening.

Now their friends and neighbours are raising money and donating food and clothes.

One of the family's friends, Natasha Hawkins, said: "All they've got at the moment is the clothes on their backs, they haven't got anywhere to go."

Burghfield
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Man wanted in connection with attempted murder found by police

Police have tracked down a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder.

Mark Middleton, 48, from Andover, was last seen by staff at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth on 21 June.

He was wanted in connection with an attempted murder, which happened on 11 April in Andover. He was found on Saturday and returned to a secure unit.

Family homeless after 'devastating' fire

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A family have lost everything after a "devastating" fire tore through their home.

Fire crews and six engines from Berkshire and Hampshire battled for more than four hours to extinguish the flames on Saturday night.

The flat above a parade of shops in Burghfield Common, Berkshire, was destroyed by the blaze.

No-one was injured in the fire which is believed to have started accidentally in the roof space.

Teenage boy stabbed by three attackers in Langley

A teenage boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed by three attackers in Langley.

The 17-year-old was knifed multiple times in his abdomen and legs in Grampian Way at 18:30 BST on Friday.

The attackers had their faces covered and fled the scene.

Thames Valley Police said they will be doing extra patrols in the area to reassure the community, but said officers believe it was "not a random attack".

Hillary Clinton to give speech in Oxford

Hillary Clinton
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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will talk at the Sheldonian Theatre later today, continuing a 120-year-old tradition.

The university says the Romanes lecture, which was first given in 1891, will be live-streamed from the theatre.

It comes after an IT glitch meant tickets for the event sold out before they were supposed to be made available.

The university said the website "went live earlier than expected".

Three rescued after River Medina dinghy capsize

Three people have been rescued by the coastguard from the River Medina on the Isle of Wight overnight.

It's after their dinghy capsized just after midnight.

The three - believed to be from one family - were taken to St Marys Hospital in Newport by ambulance - their condition isn't known.

Child abduction arrest after girl goes missing

A man from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a 12-year-old girl went missing from Oxford.

The girl, who disappeared on Saturday, has since been found safe and well.

The 19-year old man remains in custody.

Severe accident: M271 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

M271 Hampshire both ways severe accident, at M27 J3.

M271 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M271 at M27 J3, Romsey, because of an accident. On the roundabout.

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

Donations flood in to trashed Bournemouth food bank

food bank
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food bank

A food bank in Bournemouth, which had a month's worth of goods stolen, says it has enough supplies to last two days after receiving emergency donations.

People from Hong Kong and France were among those sending donations to Hope for Food after the raid on Thursday.

The site was trashed, causing £3,000 of damage and 90% of the food, clothes, toiletries and toys intended for families in need were taken.

More than £4,000 has been raised for the charity so far since the break-in.

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J4 for M27 and M3 J14 affecting J3 for M271.

M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M27 Link Road eastbound between J4 M27 and M3 J14, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J3, M271 (Romsey).

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

NHS at 70: Justin Webb reports from Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Car crashes into Eastleigh house

Car crash
Robert White
Car crash

A suspected drink-driver was arrested after a car crashed into a house on York Road in Eastleigh, Hampshire, at about 04:30 BST on Friday.

Police said the front of the silver Ford Focus ended up in the lounge.

The road was closed while surveyors assessed how to move the car safely.

The driver, 21, ran off on foot and was later arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Hampshire Police said he was later released under investigation.

Car crash
Robert White
Car crash

When they're not singing with Beyoncé... they're painting houses

The sisters who decorate houses to fund their music

Daughters of Davis have been a successful band for seven years, but fill in gaps between gigs and recording by painting and decorating.

Sisters Fern and Adrienne have supported the likes of Peter Andre, Leona Lewis and have even been on the same bill as Beyoncé.

They have a personal connection to their latest big project.

Good morning

Hello and welcome to BBC South Live on Monday 25 June.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the region until 18:00.

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