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Team GB: Shortage of women in competitive gliding
With international championships on the horizon, Team GB's female glider pilots want more women in the sport.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

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M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for A327 and J5 for A287.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M3 southbound between J4a, A327 (Farnborough) and J5, A287 (Hook), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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

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

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

Weather for the south: 'Sunny intervals, patchy cloud'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

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M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, from J5 for A287 to J4 for A331.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J5, A287 (Hook) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A287.

M3 Hampshire - M3 entry slip road closed and queues northbound at J5, A287 (Hook), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Watch: Today's weather for the south of England

A mostly dry but cloudy day, with some brighter spells developing in the afternoon.

The odd shower cannot be ruled out, mainly early on, but most places should stay dry.

Maximum temperature 21 to 24C.

CCTV released over 'suspicious incident'

Police have released CCTV of a man they are looking to speak to in relation to a suspicious incident in Basingstoke.

A woman was left in a "distressed state" after a hooded man showed up at her doorstep in Sherborne St John at about 23:05 BST last Saturday.

He repeatedly rang the bell of the property in Cranes Road while other people were heard making noises and hiding behind the fences.

It lasted for about 10 minutes, the force said.

PC Simon Denton said: "This incident has caused much distress to the woman who was at home at the time."

He appealed to the public to get in touch if they recognised the man.

CCTV
Hampshire Constabulary

Warning as M27 set to be closed tonight

The M27 will be closed westbound due to roadworks between junction 10 for Alton and 8 for Bursledon from 20:00 BST this evening to 06:00 tomorrow.

Highways England has also warned commuters to expect further disruptions on the same stretch between 17-20 July.

BBC Weather forecast for the south of England

For most of us it will be mainly cloudy and dry, with warm temperatures where there is sunshine.

There is a risk of light drizzle in the east. Temperatures could reach highs of 23C.

Your pictures: Shiplake, Gosport and Lyme Regis

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers "cameracarrot", "Tony" and "dorset girl", for their snaps of dreamy-looking clouds over Shiplake in Oxfordshire, a golden sunrise over Gosport in Hampshire and Dorset's Lyme Bay shimmering in the summer sunshine.

Shiplake
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Gosport sunrise
Tony
Lyme Regis
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Send us your pictures of the south region via our Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or on Twitter: @BBCBerkshire, @BBCDorset, @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCOxford.

Severe accident: A30 Hampshire both ways

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A30 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Vicarage Road and A30.

A30 Hampshire - A30 London Road in Blackwater blocked and queues in both directions between the Vicarage Road junction and Meadows Roundabout, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - M3 in Hampshire lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow London-bound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from J3 for A322 Bagshot to J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - One lane blocked on M3 southbound from J3, A322 (Bagshot) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Petersfield Infant School closed due to flood

Flooding has closed a school in Hampshire.

Petersfield Infant School on St Peters Road will be "fully closed" on Monday, the county council said.

Please check the authority's website for more information.

Petersfield Infant School
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BBC Weather forecast for the south of England

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

Today will be mostly dry with sunny spells but there is the risk of a shower.

Highs of 22C (72F).

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A331 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J4, A331 (Camberley) in Hampshire to J3, A322 (Bagshot) in Surrey, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Teen warns of train track dangers
Tegan was electrocuted when she stepped on to train tracks as she tried to cross to the opposite platform.

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A331 to J3 for A322 Bagshot.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J4, A331 (Camberley) in Hampshire to J3, A322 (Bagshot) in Surrey, because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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

M3 Surrey - One lane closed 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

A34 among England's 'worst roads'

A34 in Berkshire
Google

The A34 between Hampshire and Oxfordshire has been rated one of England's worst roads.

Transport Focus published findings of its Strategic Roads User Survey of major A-roads managed by Highways England.

Worst ranked was the M20 in Kent which was described as "bumpy" and "full of potholes".

The best road, according to the survey of 8,500 people, is the A19 in the North East of England.

RNLI supporter marks 100th birthday with boat launch

Joan Webb ringing the bell
RNLI/Nathan Williams

An RNLI supporter from Basingstoke celebrated her 100th birthday by ringing the ceremonial bell at the launch of a new lifeboat.

Joan Webb was the guest of honour at the launch of the Shannon class boat in Rhyl.

She has been a volunteer at the Basingstoke and District RNLI Branch since the early 1980s.

Volunteer astronomers help defence space project

Illustration of space debris
Getty Images

Volunteer astronomers are helping the Ministry of Defence monitor objects in space.

Members of the Basingstoke Astronomical Society are investigating whether a low-cost network of cameras could improve awareness of objects - some as small as freezers - as space becomes increasingly congested.

The group hopes to help track more than 22,000 artificial satellites for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory space programme.

Burst tyre on plane sparks Red Arrows alert

Farnborough Airport had to shut for 45 minutes when a tyre burst on a plane as it landed.

The incident came at a time when the Red Arrows were landing but the airport has refused to say whether it was one of the display team's planes involved.

Emergency services met the aircraft, which landed safely at about 12:00 BST.

A fire crew from Rushmoor attended but was quickly stood down.

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Coroners' retirement leads to service merger

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Coroner services across Hampshire could merge following the retirement of the county's senior coroners later this year.

Portsmouth, South East Hampshire, Southampton, Central & New Forest and North East Hampshire would be combined under the proposal, with Basingstoke office closing.

No courts would close but the move is predicted to save £25,000 a year for Portsmouth City Council, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

Another option being considered by Portsmouth is a merger with Isle of Wight coroner service.

The options will be discussed at a cabinet meeting of Portsmouth City Council on Tuesday.

Boy arrested after facial injuries assault in Basingstoke

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after another boy, 15, suffered "numerous facial injuries" in Basingstoke

The victim was allegedly assaulted at 16:00 BST on Monday in Basingstoke by a group of teenagers in Peggs Way, and was taken to hospital.

Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses, and is looking for three more male suspects aged between 15 and 17.

Two suspects were described as black, one is white.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, from J4A for A327 to J4 for A331.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound from J4a, A327 (Farnborough) to J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a break down.

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