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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 10 August

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Joe Hart

Mantej Mann

BBC Sport

Joe Hart says he has "walked into a nest of top goalkeepers" at Burnley - and has to be on his toes after impressing on his debut.

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Hillal Soudani

Hillal Soudani's second-half strike earns unbeaten Nottingham Forest their first win of the season against Reading.

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Ryan Fraser

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Bournemouth seal an opening day Premier League win for the first time as they beat newcomers Cardiff City.

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That's all from us today, thanks for joining us.

We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

We hope you have a great weekend.

Ambulance crash: Injured man was on mobility scooter

The man seriously injured in a crash in Abingdon involving an ambulance was on a mobility scooter, police have said.

It happened on Stratton Way at the junction of Bath Street, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire at about 15:30.

Senior investigating officer Insp Gavin Biggs, of Thames Valley Police, said: "We are in the early stages of this investigation and are on scene at this time whilst we continue to make enquiries and recovery work will start in due course."

Road closures are in place on Stratton Way. Police have advised motorists to avoid the area.

Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight has arrived in Portsmouth Harbour and will enter service later in the summer.

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The country lane where the girl was cycling

A man, 51, arrested on suspicion of raping an 18-year-old woman will face no further police action.

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Man hit by ambulance in Abingdon

South Central Ambulance Service has told us a pedestrian has been hit by an ambulance.

Stratton Way in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, has been closed after the crash at about 15:30.

Another ambulance, as well as a rapid response crew, two ambulance officers and a doctor were sent to the scene.

The man's injuries have been described as life-threatening and he has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Police are investigating.

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Cowes Week 'deeply saddened' at death of competitor

Cowes Week Ltd has released a statement following the death of a man during racing today.

It says: "The team at Lendy Cowes Week are extremely sad to confirm the death of one of our competitors while racing here...

"[We] are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

BreakingCowes yatchsman 'was dragged through water'

The RNLI has given further details on the death of a yachtsman during Cowes Week racing.

"After falling over-board the man was thought to have been dragged through the water by his boat’s main sheet," it said.

"First to reach him was a man who dived in from another yacht, Riff Raff."

It said a lifeboat took the casualty to the pontoon of Trinity Landing where "protracted resuscitation efforts" took place.

"Two of the lifeboat crew soon briefly left the scene to pick up a paramedic, winched down from the coastguard helicopter.

"Also on the pontoon to provide medical help were ambulance crew and Ventnor coastguards."

Severe disruption: A31 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A31 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between A350 Poole Road and B3075.

A31 Dorset - A31 in Sturminster Marshall closed in both directions between Roundhouse Roundabout and Spetisbury Turn Off, because of a jackknifed lorry. Diversion in operation - Eastbound via the A35,A350 and A31 - follow the hollow circle symbol. Westbound, use these roads in reverse order.

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

BreakingMan dies after Isle of Wight sea rescue

A man who was pulled from waters off the Isle of Wight coast has died.

A search and rescue operation involving a lifeboat and helicopter took place at Cowes after the coastguard received a mayday that someone was in trouble north of Osbourne Bay shortly after 10:30.

A Maritime & Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "The person was pulled out of the water by a passing vessel and escorted by the lifeboat to shore."

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed a man in his 60s was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, where he later died.

Man badly burned in Banbury house fire

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It is believed the blaze was caused by a resident falling asleep with a cigarette.

Firefighters were called to a flat fire in Miller Road, Banbury, at 02:30 this morning.

On arrival Oxfordshire fire crews forced entry to the property to rescue a resident who was still inside.

A team wearing breathing apparatus, using a hose reel to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera, were quickly able to locate an unconscious elderly gentleman with about 35% burns to his body.

He has been taken by ambulance to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was conscious and alert when he left.

The fire service said early indications suggest the fire was due to the man falling asleep with a cigarette.

Roger Giese

Roger Giese is wanted for trial in California charged with sexually abusing a boy aged under 14.

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Dorset gardener sets new lawn mowing record

A gardener has officially set a new record by pushing a lawnmower 92.7km (57.6 miles) in 24 hours.

Jody Fassinger during his attempt
Hants and Dorset Gardening Services

Jody Fassinger, from Christchurch, Dorset, mowed laps around Kings Park Athletic Centre, Bournemouth, on 16 and 17 December last year.

He initially hoped to cover at least 41 km (25 miles).

His attempt has now been verified by Guinness World Records. No record was previously held by an individual.

The mower Mr Fassinger used is now set to be auctioned to raise funds for Julia's House Children's Hospice.

Police panel have 'severe concern' over force merger

Ben Woolvin

BBC South West Home Affairs correspondent

Police tape
BBC

Councillors who sit on the Devon and Cornwall police and crime panel have said they have "very severe concern" regarding plans to merge with Dorset police force.

A meeting to discuss the merger was held in Plymouth today.

Plymouth City Council Leader, Tudor Evans attacked the plans and said "the merger is being decided behind closed doors".

The next panel meeting has been postponed until early October, to allow the chief constable and the commissioner to provide more details.

Details on extra officer numbers, how they will be paid for and how they'll be split between the two forces have been requested

The case needs to be with the Home Office by 12 October.

'No plans to close area' where girl died in rockfall

Scarborough Borough Council has described the death of Oxford nine-year-old Harriet Emily Nicola Forster in a rockfall in Staithes in North Yorkshire as a "deeply upsetting event".

A spokesman added: "Whilst there are no plans at present to close off the area, visitors to our seaside should always be aware of the inherent natural risks associated with the geology of our cliffs and coastline and take the necessary precautions, which include not going too close to the edge or standing directly under cliffs.

"Landslides and rockfalls are not uncommon along our stretch of coastline but most of the time they go completely unnoticed. People should continue to enjoy our stunning cliffs and beaches but heed the prominent warning signs that are in place in those areas we know are prone to cliff movement, including the ones in Staithes."

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, from J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 westbound from J11, A33 (Reading) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident.

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

Man stabbed during Slough park assault

A man has been stabbed, punched, kicked and hit with a blunt object during an assault in a Slough park.

Thames Valley Police said the attack happened in Baylis Park at about 20:00 on Friday, when a man in his thirties was walking towards a bench close to the pond near Woodland Avenue.

Three men approached him and assaulted him.

Baylis Park near Woodland Avenue
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The attack happened in Baylis Park near Woodland Avenue

The victim was treated at Wexham Park Hospital but has since been discharged.

The first offender is Asian, around 6ft tall, aged between 20 and 30, with short black hair, cropped on top, short on the back and sides. He had a muscular build and was wearing a short sleeved T-shirt.

The second offender is Asian, around 5ft 8ins tall, aged in his thirties, of thin athletic build, with a black beard and short black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black trousers.

The third offender is of mixed race, in his twenties, was skinny with an Afro style haircut and had a scruffy appearance.

Train lines blocked between Fareham and Southampton

Family tribute to 'kind and loving' cyclist after crash

Stephen Gibbons
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Stephen Gibbons died in a crash near Bracknell on Saturday

Cyclist Stephen Gibbons, 61, from Camberley, Surrey, died in a crash on the A322 Bagshot Road, Bracknell, on Saturday.

His family has now released a tribute, which said: "Stephen was a kind and loving son, brother, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandson, Edward.

"He was never happier than when he was outside, either on a boat, bike or just walking with friends. He will be missed by many."

A 63-year-old Basingstoke man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released as inquiries continue.

More than 6,000 sign up for green bin charge

Aerial view of Christchurch

Christchurch Borough Council will not be able to appeal against a ruling over the merger of Dorset councils.

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Four in five Thames Valley Police officers 'unhappy with pay'

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About 36% of Thames Valley Police officers took part in the survey

Thames Valley Police Federation has released the results of its annual pay and morale survey, which show that 78.5% of respondents are unhappy with their overall pay.

The force received 1,475 responses, representing a response rate of around 36%.

Of those, 48.3% reported worrying about the state of their personal finances every day or almost every day.

And 73.2% of respondents felt they were worse off financially than they were five years ago.

National federation chairman John Apter said the overall results "make grim reading".

"Our members are clearly suffering from even worse financial pressures than last year, with some appearing to be in dire straits," he added.

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J8 for A40 to J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound from J8 A40 to J9, A34 (Bicester), because of one vehicle accident.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J18 for A404 Rickmansworth Road to J15 for M4.

M25 Hertfordshire - Very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J18, A404 (Chorleywood) to J15 M4, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire southbound severe accident, from J2 for A355 to J1A for .

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M40 southbound from J2, A355 (Beaconsfield) to J1a, M25 J16, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A30 to J14 for Horton Road.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J13, A30 (Staines) to J14, Horton (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Buckinghamshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for A355 and J1A for M25 J16.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J2, A355 (Beaconsfield) and J1a M25 J16, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Six arrests after assault, drugs and weapons offences

ThamesValley Police has made a series of arrests following a number of crimes in Newbury.

They are:

  • On 24 June, a charity box was stolen from a Domino's Pizza store on The Broadway
  • On 10 July, a teenage boy was assaulted and a mobile phone was stolen near Almond Avenue
  • On 14 July, there was an altercation involving a group of men in Craven Road and drugs were also located at the scene
  • On 16 July, an altercation took place in Craven Road
  • On 21 July, three offenders were seen making threats to a teenage girl in Tudor Road
  • On 23 July, a mobile phone was stolen in Victoria Park
  • On 26 July, a man in his twenties was threatened in Brummel Road

Two 16-year-old boys, two 17-year-old boys, an 18-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman have been arrested and released under investigation.

It's almost harvest time for Oxfordshire's fields

If you have a great image of Oxfordshire send it to us via email at oxfordshire@bbc.co.uk

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Oxfordshire man in 80s dies in tanker crash

The A4130 at its junction with Old Icknield Way
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The accident happened on the A4130 at its junction with Old Icknield Way

A man in his 80s has died in a crash involving an HGV tanker in Oxfordshire.

The collision happened at 11:30 BST on Wednesday on the A4130 between the Crowmarsh Gifford roundabout and the village of Nuffield.

Thames Valley Police said the pensioner's Land Rover and an HGV tanker were involved.

The next of kin of the man, who was from Oxfordshire, has been informed. The lorry driver was uninjured.

Family tribute to 'fun, caring' Dorset motorcyclist

Mark Coombs
Dorset Police
His family said Mark Coombs was "a fun yet caring soul"

The family of a man who died in a road crash in Crossways in Dorset have paid tribute to him.

Mark Coombs, 51 from Weymouth, was killed when his blue Aprilia motorcycle was involved in a collision with a black Land Rover Discovery at 14:42 on 31 July.

The collision happened near to the entrance to the Hybris Business Park on Warmwell Road. In a statement his family said he was "a fun yet caring soul".

They added: "After his passing he has left us all with happy and funny memories.

"He would always be there whether he was by your side or a phone call away.

"We remember Mark with an important lesson to appreciate every day of your life."

Queen Victoria's bathing machine

Alun Newman talks to David Bailey Head of Historic Properties at Osborne House