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  1. New hospice aim for Winchester

    Campaigners are aiming to create Winchester's first hospice.

    More than £2.5m is needed to turn a former nurses home at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital into a hospice with 10 beds as well as a day care centre.

    Currently most patients are referred to Andover - many families say that's too far to travel at a time when loved ones need care and support.

    New hospice building
    Quote Message: Its a difficult stressful time for people and to be able to have that care provided close to where they live, close to loved ones, it feels important and will improve people's experiences. from Dr Stephanie Killick Consultant, End of Life Care
    Dr Stephanie KillickConsultant, End of Life Care
  2. Weather: Rain first, then rather cloudy with a few showers

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    There could be some rain to start today, but this will soon clear to leave a rather cloudy day with a few showers expected, especially this afternoon.

    There could be some sunny spells at times too.

    Video content

    Video caption: Forecast for 29 August 2018
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A31 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Hampshire westbound severe accident, from M27 J1 to A31 Picket Post Services.

    A31 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on A31 westbound from Cadnam to Picket Post Services in New Forest, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange and J4A for A327.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M3 southbound between J4, A331 (Camberley) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4130 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4130 Berkshire both ways severe accident, from A321 Wargrave Road to Thameside.

    A4130 Berkshire - A4130 Hart Street in Henley-on-Thames closed in both directions from the A321 Wargrave Road junction to the Thameside junction, because of an accident and a gas leak.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A321 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A321 Berkshire both ways severe accident, from A4130 White Hill to Kenton's Lane.

    A321 Berkshire - A321 Wargrave Road in Henley-on-Thames closed in both directions from the A4130 White Hill junction to the Kenton's Lane junction, because of an accident and a gas leak.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J16 for M40 J1A to J15 for M4 J4B.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J16 M40 J1a to J15 M4 J4b, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, from J15 for A346 Marlborough Road to J14 for A338.

    M4 Wiltshire - Stationary traffic on M4 eastbound from J15, A346 (Swindon East) to J14, A338 (Hungerford), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

  9. Video content

    Video caption: 100-ball: Shane Warne and Robin Smith unsure over new proposed competition

    Shane Warne and Robin Smith express their reservations about the ECB's proposed 100-ball competition from 2020.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey both ways severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Goodbye

    Another day has passed us by, and thank you for being a part of it.

    We will be back, rising like a new British Bake Off loaf to meet the exciting local news, sport weather and traffic for the day.

    See you then, we hope.

  12. Man and blind dog saved in 'dramatic' sea rescue

    A man and his blind dog have been saved from a Hampshire beach after the pair became separated in choppy waters.

    The coastguard were called at 14:20 BST Tuesday afternoon when a man was reported to be in difficulties while trying to rescue his dog in strong currents off the popular Lepe beach near Calshot.

    Mark harker
    Image caption: Mark Harker with Fly by his knee after the rescue

    Although the man managed to struggle ashore - the RNLI claim with the help of a kayaker - they still had to find the dog, called Fly.

    Lifeboat helm Mark Harker then jumped out of a helicopter when they spotted Fly, blinded with cataracts, and dragged him ashore, with Mr Harker adding Fly was "very tired and could not have lasted much longer.”

    After reuniting the dog with its owner, a paramedic concluded the man had sufficiently recovered from his ordeal not to be taken in the waiting ambulance to hospital.

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    Severe accident: A3(M) Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire southbound severe accident, at J4 for Purbrook Way.

    A3(M) Hampshire - A3(M) entry slip road partially blocked southbound at Purbrook, because of an accident.

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

  14. Cash boost for Reading park pitches

    Work to improve sports facilities at Reading’s second largest park, will begin next week, with a £112,000 investment in three sports pitches.

    Reading Borough Council say the astro turf, initially installed ten years ago, has "reached the end of its life", having been popular with many residents".

    The investment includes the purchase of a new sweeper machine used for maintaining the pitches.

    The work will close the pitches for around three weeks, but the authority say football-crazy users of the pitches can use the rest of the park to get their fix.

    Pitches
    Image caption: The pitches have "reached the end of their life", say Reading council
  15. Steam fair puts old world record up in smoke

    This year's Great Dorset Steam Fair has achieved the Guinness World Record for 'the largest display of steam powered vehicles'.

    The event's 50th year saw more than 500 steam engines from across the world converge on 600 acres of countryside near Blandford, including some from New Zealand and Canada.

    Out of 522 full size steam engines present at the show, 472 were officially recognised as meeting the set criteria.

    Steamfair
    Image caption: Tens of thousands of people attended the fair, which is one of the biggest outdoor events in Europe