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  1. Updates from Monday 6 August

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Good evening

That's all for BBC South Live for today.

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

Have a good evening.

E-fit image issued over sex attack

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with a sex attack on a woman in Reading.

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Girl, 2, bitten by dog in Dorset

A two-year-old girl has been left with "nasty facial injuries" after being bitten by a dog in the beer garden of a Dorset pub, police have said.

Toddler's injuries after dog bite
Dorset Police

It happened at the Trumpet Major pub in Dorchester at about 20:30 BST on Friday.

The toddler and her sister, who were with their family, reportedly went up to the dog's owners and asked if they could stroke it.

They were told they could before the dog, believed to be a Jack Russell, bit the girl on her cheek.

She may require plastic surgery as a result of the injuries, officers said.

Deadline set for next step in train guards dispute

The biggest rail workers' union has set a deadline for taking its next step in the long-running train guards dispute.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has written to the new chief executive of Southern Rail's owners Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Patrick Verwer, urging him to take an "early initiative" to resolve the row over the role of guards.

The union said it wanted a response by Thursday to allow its executive to consider the company's position and make any decision on future industrial action.

The row over guards started on Southern more than two years ago and has spread to four other rail operators leading to a series of strikes which caused huge disruption to services.

Southern Rail
PA

Dorset travel latest: A31 westbound delays at Ferndown

BBC News Travel

Isle of Wight new homes plans resubmitted after scale-back

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to build new homes close to a football ground on the Isle of Wight have been resubmitted after they were scaled back.

Barrett Homes has reduced the number of homes it plans to build on land at Hawthorn Meadows close to Kingston Farm Lane, Cadets Walk, and Beatrice Avenue, south of East Cowes Vics football ground, from 54 to 38.

The application is an amendment to a previous one, approved in April 2017, which gave permission for a combination of 54 houses and apartments, according to Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Heath fire out but heat 'deep-seated'

The heathland blaze in Poole started on Sunday.

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'Bear in goggles' spotted on Hampshire road

Witness appeal after Banbury 'arson'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson in Banbury.

Some time between 12:00 and 01:00 BST on 22 July a fire was started in a property on Abbey Road.

The fire was contained and there was no-one in the property at the time.

Tractor fire spreads to field on Isle of Wight

A tractor fire has spread to a field on the Isle of Wight.

It happened in Niton near St Catherine’s Lighthouse at about 14:40 BST.

Four pumps and a water carrier from Ventnor, Newport, Shanklin and Freshwater are currently on the scene.

Field fire at Burghfield Common

A fire has broken out in a field in Berkshire.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at Padworth Road, Burghfield Common, at about 14:30 BST.

Firefighters from Caversham Road, Whitley Wood and Maidenhead are currently at the scene, along with firefighters from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for A412 to J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Hertfordshire - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40 J1a, because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

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

Racing under way for day three of Cowes Week

Neil Sackley

Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

The breeze has finally picked up enough to get some of the boats out onto the water for day three of Cowes Week on the isle of Wight.

The IRC Zero class has just got under way, almost 4 hours behind schedule.

It's not expected to finish much before 17:30 BST.

Railway embankment fire at Swanage heritage station

'Shortest bus driver' aims to inspire others to 'not give up'

A bus driver who has achieved the record for the shortest bus driver says he hopes to inspire others to "not give up".

Frank Faeek Hachem
Guinness World Records

At 1.36m (4ft 4in) tall Frank Faeek Hachem, 55, from Havant in Hampshire, has worked as a bus driver in Chichester, West Sussex, for 18 months, Guinness World Records said.

"Being a short person, of course you've got difficulties but I am a fighter," said Mr Faeek Hachem, who has achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.

"I never give up and I always make sure I get on with things; with life. I always look at myself as just a normal human being."

Originally from Iraq, he moved to the UK more than 20 years ago.

Witness appeal after fatal collision on the A31 last week

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, after J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 eastbound after J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Lamplight of Peace revealed to public

The National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is first port of call for a commemorative First World War Lamplight of Peace.

The lamp to arrived by sea yesterday to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Following a service of dedication it has gone on show at the National Museum of the Royal Navy where it can be seen until 28 August 2018.

Lamplight of Peace
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Burst water main affects water supplies

Homes and businesses in parts of Oxfordshire are experiencing no water or low pressure.

Thames water said OX25 and OX27, OX33 postcode areas have been affected along with HP18 and HP22 after a water main burst.

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Woman punched in face by stranger in Poole

A woman has been punched in the face by another woman during an attack in Poole.

The victim, in her 30s, was walking along New Orchard toward West Street at about 18:30 BST on 30 July when she was approached and assaulted by the unknown woman, police said.

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Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for A412 to J16 for M40 J1A.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane blocked, long delays and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17, A412 (Maple Cross) to J16 M40 J1a, because of a broken down car.

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

Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, at J9.

A34 Oxfordshire - A34 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J9, Bicester, because of an accident involving one car earlier on.

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

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, at J9 for .

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road, very slow traffic and delays southbound at J9, Bicester, because of an accident involving a car.

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

Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between M4 J4B and J5 for .

M4 Berkshire - Stationary traffic on M4 westbound between M4 J4b and J5, / (Langley), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Helicopter footage reveals extent of heath fire

Helicopter footage captured by the Bournemouth police helicopter has revealed the extent of a heath fire at Upton near Poole.

The blaze broke out on Sunday afternoon with smoke forcing a number of roads to shut.

Crews remain on site checking for any remaining hotspots.

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Lamplight of Peace goes on show in Portsmouth

A commemorative lamplight has gone on display in Portsmouth.

The Lamplight of Peace, at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, is a tribute to the work of First World War tunnelers and the millions of soldiers, sailors and merchant seamen that lost their lives.

The base of the display features strands from German and British barbed wire, shards of a trench post and soil from a First World War trench near Ypres.

The Lamplight of Peace will be on show at museum until the end of August.

Lamplight of peace
BB

Lack of wind put Cowes Week racing on hold

A still morning at #LendyCowesWeek means racing, which had been due to start shortly before 09:30 BST, has been postponed.

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Crews damping down at landfill blaze

Firefighters remain at a landfill site in Finmere, Oxfordshire.

About 400 tonnes of waste went up in flames on Saturday at 22:15 BST.

Crews are damping down and recovering all the equipment they've used to fight the blaze.

The blaze involved 400 tonnes of waste at Finmere, Oxfordshire.

New educational hub planned for Oxford Brookes University

A new £25m educational hub at Oxford Brookes University is going to be built.

It'll cater for subjects including art, architecture and computer sciences.

It means the Helena Kennedy building will be knocked down - and a new one for its faculty of technology, design and engineering will be built.

The idea behind the building is to bring together the subjects that "make things".

Lucy McHugh death: New photo released to jog memories

Detectives investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl found stabbed to death in Southampton have released a new photo of the teenager.

Lucy McHugh's body was discovered in a copse on Thursday 26 July behind Southampton Sports Centre.

Police hope the photo will jog memories of people who saw Lucy before she died.

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Bin collection delays

Bin collections in Basingstoke are being delayed, or missed, because of staff shortages.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council says rounds from Friday have not been completed.

The authority said crews are due to collect bins/sacks throughout today.

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Music festival boosts Hythe Pier campaign

A community group behind a project to protect Hythe Pier say work will begin in the spring.

Volunteers staged a music festival called Rock the Pier over the weekend to help raise money for its restoration.

The pier, built in 1880 needs its planking and safety railings replaced.

It is thought to have the longest running railway service of its kind in the world, and historian Dan Snow has described the pier and railway as a "national treasure".

Hythe Pier
BBC

Monday's weather forecast: Sunny and hot again today

Today looks set to be a fine, dry and hot day with plenty of blue sky and sunshine.

There will be very little if any cloud around. Light winds.

Maximum Temperature: 27 to 30°C (81 to 86°F).

Monday's weather forecast

Women's British Open: Georgia Hall wins first major title

Georgia Hall won her first major title with a two-shot victory at the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

The 22-year-old from Bournemouth is only the third British winner since the event became a major championship in 2001.

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