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  1. Good evening

    That's all for today.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, travel and sport from across the region.

  2. Lorry conversion vies for shed of the year

    A live-in shed/lorry is among 21 finalists competing for Shed of the Year.

    The ex-Army Bedford MJ has been converted by a 23-year-old metal worker Tom Duckworth from the New Forest.

    Winners of categories such as pub, cabin, workshop and unexpected will be decided in a public vote before an overall winner is chosen by judges.

    The winner will receive £1,000, a plaque and £100-worth of Cuprinol products.

    Public voting will close on 29 August.

  3. Concern grows for missing Lulu

    Lulu Saunders

    Concern is growing for a teenager from Poole who has not been seen since Monday.

    Lulu Saunders, 17, left home in Wimborne Road on Monday afternoon and was reported missing on Tuesday morning.

    She is described as white, about 5ft 6in-tall, of slim build and with long blonde hair.

    Dorset Police said her disappearance was "out of character".

    Ch Insp Chris Norton said: "We are becoming very concerned for her safety as she has not been in contact with her family since she left and we believe she has recently been very upset."

    Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, before J5 for A4 London Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 eastbound before J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident. Congestion to J7 (Slough West). Travel time is 35 minutes.

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

  5. Camp Bestival opens in Dorset

    Camp Bestival in 2018

    Revellers will begin arriving at Lulworth Castle tomorrow for Camp Bestival.

    The family-friendly festival features The Human League and Lewis Capaldi, among others.

    Car parks open at 09:00 with campsites open at 10:00.

    Last year's event was brought to an early close after heavy rain and high winds caused safety concerns.

    The weather this year, however, is predicted to be much kinder with temperatures predicted to reach 25C in East Lulworth tomorrow.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe congestion, before J5 for A4 London Road.

    M4 Berkshire - Queues and heavier than usual on M4 eastbound before J5, A4 (Langley).

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

  7. Courts in Oxford not sitting due to extreme heat

    Oxford Crown Court

    Three courtrooms in Oxford are not sitting due to heat in the building, a BBC reporter has said.

    The issues at Oxford Crown Court come as the UK is in the middle of a heatwave, with temperatures in the South expected to beat the all-time high of 38.5C.

    On Tuesday a jury deliberating a murder trial had to end early due to the "extreme heat".

    The air conditioning is not working in part of the building.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, from J15 for M4 to J16 for M40.

    M25 Berkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 clockwise from J15 M4 to J16 M40, because of an accident.

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

  9. Road to close for 10 months

    Nine Mile Ride

    Nine Mile Ride in Finchampstead is to close for 10 months while a new water main is installed.

    South East Water is spending more than £1.4m and installing a new water main as the current one bursts three times a year, on average.

    The closure will be split into phases to allow sections of work to be carried out.

    The company is installing more than 3km of mains in Nine Mile Ride, Gorse Ride South, Billing Avenue and Finchampstead Road, where the first phase of work began earlier.

  10. Five held after class A drugs raids

    Pigeons Farm Road

    Five people have been arrested in Newbury following raids aimed at tackling drug dealing.

    Searches in Westwood Road and Pigeons Farm Road (pictured) on Friday also resulted in class A drugs being recovered.

    Three men, aged 21, 22 and 26, and two women, aged 20 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in supplying class A drugs, Thames Valley Police said.

    The 46-year-old woman was released while investigations continue while the remaining four have been bailed until 15 August.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, from J16 for M40 to J17 for A412 Denham Way.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from J16 M40 to J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an accident.

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

  12. Four people, including two children, rescued from sea in Portsmouth

    Two children and two adults have been rescued after being swept into the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour.

    They were discovered in the water, holding on to a life ring, by a member of the public before being picked up by a passing boat, the coastguard said.

    No-one was injured.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J8 for A3024 Bursledon to J9 for A27 Segensworth Link Road Segensworth.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and queues on M27 eastbound from J8, A3024 (Bursledon) to J9, A27 (Segensworth), because of a lorry that's broken down and recovery work.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A331 to J4A for A327.

    M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound in Hampshire from J4, A331 (Camberley) to J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Thousands attend moon events

    Concert at Maumbury Rings

    More than 5,500 people visited the Moonbury Rings event in Dorchester at the weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

    Organisers said 9,500 people also visited the Corn Exchange to see the Museum of the Moon installation, which was moved from Maumbury Rings because of high winds.

    Dorchester Arts and Dorchester Town Council described it as a "magical weekend" that would "go down in local history".

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    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4451 to J11 for A422.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J11, A422 (Banbury).

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