Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We will be back with all of the region's latest news from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Air festival 'isn't being shelved'

    Bournemouth Beach

    Rumours that the Bournemouth Air Festival is being axed have been dismissed by the council.

    In a statement, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said: "We have been made aware of rumours surrounding the future of the Bournemouth Air Festival and can assure you that the popular event has not been shelved.

    "We’re committed to showcasing our area in the best possible way now and in the future, and attendance levels of over one million last year tell us there is great demand for the Air Festival.

    "Any suggestion that the 2020 event has been cancelled are nothing more than fabrication."

  3. Appeal for dead man's next of kin

    Dorset's coroner is appealing for help to find the next of kin of a man who died in Bournemouth.

    Thomas Ogston died aged 67 at his home in Dean Park Road on Wednesday 19 June.

    Coroner’s officer Sharon Emmerson said: “We are not treating his death as suspicious, however we have not been able to locate his next of kin."

  4. Wokingham road closes overnight for repairs

    One of Wokingham's main roads is closing for two nights so urgent repairs can be carried out on a leaking water main.

    Denmark Street will be closed between the entrance to the car park and Langborough Road, from 21:00 BST to 06:00 - tonight and tomorrow.

    Denmark Street car park
    Image caption: The street will close from the entrance of Denmark Street car park
  5. Reading to go plastic-free

    Reading is set to go "plastic-free" if its council approves a proposal to ban single-use items such as straws and cups.

    Reading Borough Council will discuss plans tonight to ban the plastic products from all its services, except where strictly necessary.

    Councillor Rachel Eden is backing the motion as she says the project will "massively benefit" the environment.

    She told BBC Radio Berkshire "there may also be some cost savings" and hoped the scheme would "help to set up an example" so more people can "join in with the aim of reducing plastic across our town".

    A bin overflowing with rubbish
  6. Life-saving machine to be fitted for public use in Dorset

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A life-saving heart machine is to be installed in a public hall in Beaminster, Dorset.

    The defibrillator and heated, locked cabinet, has been approved by Dorset Council for an external wall of the listed building in Fleet Street.

    Beaminster Town Council submitted a planning application for the machine, similar to one fitted to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester which saved a life within the first week of it being installed.

    Heart
    Image caption: The defribillator will be fitted on the wall of a public hall in Beaminster
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane blocked on entry slip road westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, from J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way to J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 westbound from J7, A334 (Hedge End) to J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Oxford's £9.7m George Street revamp shelved

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A potential £9.75mn revamp that would have changed the face of one of Oxford’s busiest streets has been shelved.

    The city council said its plan to knock down 1-5 George Street and rebuild it with a plush new unit was now unaffordable.

    It said it will now "go back to the drawing board" to see what it can do in the future.

    The ASK Italian restaurant will be offered a longer lease to stay in 5 George Street, the council said.

    Other tenants had all moved out by mid-2018. They included a dentist, a chiropodist and luggage shop Solutions.

    Ask Italian
    Image caption: Ask Italian will be offered a longer lease to stay where it is
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked on M27 westbound at J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident and an accident involving three vehicles.

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