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Summary

  1. Troubled Sandown Bay Academy 'to be closed'
  2. Rowan Atkinson's home joins South award winners
  3. Ben Ainslie seeks first British America's Cup win
  4. Reading and Huddersfield players will wear black armbands during Championship play-off match

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. BreakingLife sentence for man who attacked police officers

    A man has been jailed for life after admitting he injured two police officers while they were attending a "domestic incident".

    The pair needed hospital treatment after being hurt during the attack in Aldershot, Hampshire, on 7 February.

    Simon Priest, 41, of Pegasus Avenue in Aldershot, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, attempted GBH with intent and possession of a Taser.

    Priest also admitted escaping lawful custody and theft of handcuffs.

    He received a life sentence and was ordered to serve a minimum of seven and a half years.

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J6 for A355 Slough and J7 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - Slow traffic on M4 westbound between J6, A355 (Slough) and J7, A4 (Slough West), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  3. House prices fall in Oxford

    House prices in Oxford have fallen over the past 12 months according to a new report.

    Hometrack says they dropped by 0.6% in the year to April.

    It follows an 8.4% rise in the year before.

    Oxford skyline

    Hometrack, which provides property data, believes the change is partly down to weaker demand.

    In October we reported that Oxford had become the least affordable place to live in the UK, with property prices 16 times the average earnings of people living in the city.

    There's always the BBC's 'Where Can I Afford to Live' calculator, but be prepared for a long commute!

  4. 'Mini Police' scheme launched

    Linda Serck

    BBC South

    Thames Valley Police has launched a new scheme to get primary school children from Reading involved in local policing and community issues.

    The force is unveiling its new 'Mini Police' - an interactive volunteering project for children aged 9 to eleven in years five and six at primary school.

    Seventy pupils from Katesgrove, Park Lane and New Town schools will work with neighbourhood police teams.

    A police spokesman said: "They will help with events such as community speed watch, representing the force at community events and have the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the police, with rewards such as visiting the police dog kennels."

    The project originated in Durham Constabulary and has been established with the support and advice of the team there.

  5. Changing of the Guard resumes

    Linda Serck

    BBC South

    Hundreds of tourists have watched the Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Windsor Castle.

    Changing of the Guard

    The popular event was cancelled on Wednesday in the wake of the Manchester attack to allow police officers, who would have been controlling road closures, to be re-deployed.

    But earlier a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the colourful spectacles, that attract large crowds both to Windsor and Buckingham Palace, would go ahead as scheduled.

  6. More pictures of a house on a hill

    We've got more images of the striking house Rowan Atkinson had built near Wallingford that has won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

    The building's construction was not without controversy, with some feeling its design was not in keeping with the rest of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), though some residents wrote letters of support.

    It was designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP with Berman Guedes Stretton.

    RIBA award winning house in Wallingford
    RIBA award winning house in Wallingford
    RIBA award winning house in Wallingford
    RIBA award winning house in Wallingford

    Admittedly, your reactions have been mixed.

    Cara Chapman says: "It's hideous - looks like some sort of secret government building with an ugly gate and security hut to go with it."

    Renee Watson says: "Yuck! Looks like a dentist's and certainly doesn't suit the rolling green hills of Oxfordshire. Maybe I'm just old!"

    Lucinda Ash adds: "It's probably amazing inside with the view down the hill. Not so much from the outside."

  7. Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors

    Lucy Worsley explores the different houses in which Jane Austen lived and stayed, in a new series on BBC Two.

    She discovers just how much they shaped the novelist's life and novels. Jane Austen lived in Steventon, Chawton and Southampton at various points in her life, and is buried in Winchester.

    Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors begins at 21:00 on Saturday on BBC Two.

    Lucy Worsley
  8. Paleontologist William Fox and his dinosaur discoveries celebrated on Isle of Wight

    Fossils discovered by a Victorian clergyman, who had four dinosaurs named after him, are going on display on the Isle of Wight.

    William Fox

    Among Rev William Fox's finds was one of the first, almost complete dinosaurs - a partial skeleton of the small plant-eating Hypsilophodon.

    Two free events are to be held in Brighstone by the Dinosaur Isle Museum and Royal Society to commemorate Fox - who had more dinosaurs named after him than any other Englishman.

    Prof Paul Barrett, from London's Natural History Museum, will give a lecture later at the Wilberforce Hall on recent advances in the study of dinosaurs.

    Tomorrow a new walking trail around Brighstone will be launched following routes that Fox may have used between the village and the cliffs where he made his discoveries.

    Copies of a map will be available as free downloads from the Dinosaur Isle website.

  9. Portsmouth's America's Cup business boost

    Alastair Fee

    Business Correspondent, BBC South

    Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team, based in Portsmouth, is challenging for the right to face the America's Cup defending champions team USA's Oracle in the 35th America's Cup match.

    If they do qualify and beat the Americans, the next race could be held in the Solent, meaning a £100m bonanza for Portsmouth.

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    Video caption: Portsmouth could be in for an economic boost if Britain win's the America's Cup
  10. BreakingMan admits attacking police officers in Aldershot

    A man has admitted injuring two police officers while they were attending a domestic incident.

    The pair needed hospital treatment after being hurt during the attack in Aldershot, Hampshire, on 7 February.

    Simon Priest, 41, of Pegasus Avenue in Aldershot has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, attempted GBH with intent and possession of a taser.

    Priest also admitted charges of escaping lawful custody and theft of handcuffs.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A31 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, before A31 Poulner Hill.

    A31 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A31 westbound in Picket Post before Picket Post Services, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  12. New movie releases reviewed on BBC Radio Oxford

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    Video caption: Charles Nove is joined by James Luxford who reviews the new Pirates of the Caribbean.