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Dan Kerins

Assistant Editor, BBC South

Thanks for joining us. We'll be back with all the latest from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on Monday, from 08:00.

Have a good weekend!

Koeman changes 'red' Christmas tree after fans' complaints

Former Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has changed the colour of decorations on his Christmas tree after fans saw red.

The Dutchman, 53, was inundated with complaints that his baubles were in the red of arch-rivals Liverpool, and his former team, rather than the blue of Everton

Koeman quickly changed them... and tried to avoid taking responsibility.

He explained in his weekly pre-match news conference: "A big mistake of my wife, I'm a Blue but I do like a glass of red wine."

Ronald Koeman Christmas Tree
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Dan Kerins

Assistant Editor, BBC South

That's all for today. We'll be back on Monday with all the latest from across Oxfordshire from 08:00.

Have a good weekend!

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Council warns benefit cap changes could hit households

Oxford City Council has warned that 265 households could be hit with a cut in their benefits this December.

The government has reduced the amount of benefit a working age household can get.

From 12 December a £385 a week benefit cap limit with apply to all couples and families claiming housing benefit.

Single people without children will also see their limit reduced from £350 a week to £258 a week.

The City Council expects that Oxford tenants will lose £1.1 million a year from their housing benefit and that nearly a thousand children in Oxford will be living in families affected by the benefit cap. Sick and disabled single people will also be affected by the benefit cap for the first time.

Councillor Susan BrownBoard Member for Customer and Corporate Services

Santa Claus makes early appearance at Winnersh Park and Ride

Shoppers call for Christmas carols

Movie reviews: Sully and Moana in the firing line

David Prever is joined by Laurie Bailey - film critic for the Oxford Paper and host of the Super Bailey Bros in Movie Land podcast.

Laurie reviews Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks.

Film critic Laurie Bailey on Sully starring Tom Hanks, and the new Disney animation Moana

It's the story of "The Miracle of the Hudson", when pilot Capt Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger made an emergency landing in the New York river. All 155 passengers and crew survived.

Moana is the latest Disney animation, based around Polynesian mythology which Laurie believes is "better than Frozen" with "magnificent songs".

'Violent monster' jailed for hammer attack on 'escort'

A Portsmouth man who attacked a 17-year-old girl with a hammer, leaving her with permanent brain damage, has been jailed for 12 years.

A court heard the teenager, who had been acting as an "adult escort", suffered 44 injuries in the attack at a property in Shearer Road on 11 April.

James Hemming
Hampshire Constabulary

James Hemming, 29, of Cross Street, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.

The judge said the defendant had transformed into a "violent monster"

Union secretary calls train fare hike "kick in the teeth"

The general secretary for RMT, Mick Cash, has called the latest fares hike "another kick in the teeth" for rail passengers. 

This latest fares hike is another kick in the teeth for British passengers and condemns them to continue to pay some of the highest fares in Europe to travel on rammed out and unreliable trains. Once again the rip-off private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank as they whack up fares and axe staff in all-out dash to maximise their profits. This culture of private greed on Britain's railways has to stop and RMT will step up the fight for a publicly owned railway where services and safety are the priority, not corporate profits."

Mick CashRMT General Secretary

Plea to save historic WWII map in Portsmouth successful

A plea to protect a historic Hampshire map used in the build-up to D-Day has been successful. 

The government has agreed to amend the Grade II historic listing of Southwick House after Hampshire County Council discovered the map was not in the original 1987 listing description.

The large floor-to-ceiling wall map at the house near Portsmouth was then under threat of being removed or lost after the Ministry of Defence announced plans to sell the property. 

Council leader Roy Perry joined Southwick & Widley Parish Council to write to government requesting a change to Southwick House’s listing. 

The plywood map was used by allied commanders led by General Eisenhower to plan and co-ordinate the Normandy landings. 

Woman dies following collision with skip lorry

A 69-year-old woman has died following a collision with a skip lorry in Slough. 

Emergency services were called to the A4 Wellington Street at 08:50 GMT.

The victim, a pedestrian, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died.

Thames Valley Police said the driver of the lorry is assisting the force with its investigation. 

Teenager denies murdering Eamonn Anderson in High Street

Oxford Mail

A suspect in a murder case has pleaded not guilty at Oxford Crown Court.

Learning disability service in Portsmouth ranked 'one of the best in the country'

A learning disability service in Hampshire has been rated 'outstanding' by car quality chiefs. 

The Portsmouth City Council led service has been named as one of the best in the country after the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report ranked it outstanding.

The service provides specialist support for adults with learning disabilities from its base at the Kestrel Centre in St James' Hospital.

It is a combined service bringing together the council's social care staff and healthcare staff from Solent NHS Trust. Areas highlighted in the report included staff's respect and empowerment of service users, the development of innovative new approaches to care and a focus and responsiveness to the needs of service users.

Man denies 1986 Oxford attempted rape

A man has pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape of a girl 30 years ago.

Philip Spriggs, 52, formerly of Oxford, was charged following a reinvestigation by the Thames Valley Police major crime review team.

Pullens Lane
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He is accused of an attack on a teenager near Pullens Lane, Oxford, in January 1986.

Mr Spriggs appeared at Oxford Crown Court earlier and pleaded not guilty. He is next due to appear in court on 24 February with a trial set for 2 May.

Delay in Slough's temporary ice rink

Katie Newmarch

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

The opening of Slough's temporary ice rink has been delayed. 

The temporary structure was commissioned by the borough council to cover the time the main ice arena is being refurbished. 

It was due to open on the 17th December, but contracts have not been agreed. 

Slough's 30 year-old ice arena refurbishment is costing 8 million pounds and should be finished by December next year.

Slough Borough Council says until the contract is agreed it is unable to release an opening date for the temporary ice rink.

Memorial event for those who have lost babies

End of the line for former police HQ

BreakingSaints contact police over abuse claims

The Dell pictured in 2001
PA

Southampton FC have confirmed they have been in contact with police in connection with claims of historic sexual abuse within the sport.

As revealed by BBC South yesterday, a number of former players from the club have come forward.

Southampton Football Club would like to confirm that we have contacted Hampshire Police following information supplied to us in relation to historical child abuse within football. Hampshire Police and Southampton Football Club are committed to working together to investigate any historical allegations that may be brought to light in the Hampshire area. The club has informed Hampshire Police that we will offer our full support to any investigation they undertake, for as long as it takes, and with our full focus. The club works closely and tirelessly with the Premier League to promote the safeguarding of children and young people who are under our care or using our facilities, and their well-being is paramount to all staff.

Southampton FC

Cecil Rhodes campaigners continue fight

Pictured: Appeal to find stolen goats in Dorset continues

Police have released a picture of three stolen goats in Dorset in a bid to track them down. 

Officers in Beaminster are investigating the burglary from a secure barn in South Perrott between 17:30 GMT last Sunday and 9:00 on Monday.

Offenders forced the padlock open in order to gain entry and three Nigerian Dwarf goats, a nanny and her two three-week-old children, were stolen from the barn.

Stolen goats
Dorset Police

The stolen goats are family pets and the incident has devastated the family and they are very concerned for the safety of their goats.

PC Tim SturgessBridport policeman

Road closures for Christmas fun day on the Isle of Wight

Mayor of Reading asks residents to sign petition to save hospital pool

Mayor of Reading, Cllr Sarah Hacker, has asked residents to share and sign a petition calling for the hydrotherapy pool at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to remain open.

The pool, used by those with mobility disabilities, is due to close in March 2017.

The hydrotherapy pool at RBH is under threat. I know my friends at #rdguk's #fibromyalgia group are very concerned about its loss. Please sign and share."

Sarah HackerMayor of Reading

New treatments for depression are successful in clinical trials

Rob England

BBC News Online

A new study, co-authored by a Reading University academic, has shown there could be more ways to treat depression than those currently available on the NHS.

The research shows that two thirds of adolescents with depression could benefit if GPs were able to offer different treatment choices.

Four hundred and sixty five adolescents took part in the trial over a 28 week period. 

The researchers found that 70% of the adolescents in the study improved substantially in each of the therapy groups by the end of treatment.

Effective treatments for adolescent depression exist but we do not have enough well-qualified NHS staff to provide treatment quickly. Funding is incredibly tight but this research shows that the effects of psychological treatments last for at least one year after treatment ends. They may also help stop depression recurring into adulthood.

Professor Shirley ReynoldsDirector of the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading, and co-author of the study

Isle of Wight fire chief leaves for London

The former assistant chief fire officer for the Isle of Wight has left his role to take on a senior position in London. 

Steve Apter is joining London Fire Brigade as interim deputy commissioner after serving the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service as chief for three years and as a firefighter for 25 years.

He will be working as director of safety and assurance which means the 50-year-old dad of three will take on responsibilities for the capital like special operations, resilience and organisational development.  

Steve, whose brother John is the Hampshire Police federation chair, said he was "extremely proud" to be taking on the role. 

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"Family history" stolen after Dorset thief makes off with war medals and jewellery

War medals and valuable jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary in Blandford

Dorset Police is investigating after the theft of a number of items of jewellery and six war medals which belonged to the victim's father. 

The burglary happened on Thursday between 13:00 and 21:00 GMT in Damory Court Street. 

Damroy Court Street
Google

The items stolen during this incident are of great personal significance to the victim who has, in effect, had her family history stolen from her. I would urge those responsible to do the right and moral thing and return these items.”

PC Matt WeldonBlandford policeman

Thames Valley 'one of worst' for child seatbelt offences

Sarah Lee

South Online

The BBC has discovered that the Thames Valley is one of the worst offenders in the UK for child seatbelt offences. 

Between 2013 and 2015, police recorded more than a thousand cases of parents breaking the rules - that makes us one of the worst five regions in the whole of the UK. 

Thames Valley child seatbelt offences 'one of worst'

Christmas lights switch on closes road in New Forest

Two New Forest towns will be getting into the Christmas spirit with their lights switch on events tomorrow.

New Milton will be turning on its lights at 17:00 GMT and entertainment will start in the town from midday. 

Roads surrounding the town centre will also be closed for a lantern parade at 16:15 as well.

Ringwood High Street will also be closed to drivers for a lantern parade with events running from 10:00 until 19:00.

A View from the Bridge

Tim Turan has sent in this beautiful picture of a sunset in Oxford that he took on his way home.

He said: "I noticed the clouds and sun lining up nicely so made my way to Donnington Bridge for a better view and shot this."

Donnington Bridge sunset
Tim Turan

Charity passes 'opt in' milestone

More than 400,000 people have so far chosen to receive fundraising communications from the Poole-based RNLI, following the charity's decision to change to an "opt in" system from January 2017.

The RNLI said it wanted to focus on its 900,000 strongest supporters, and had expected only 250,000 of them to wish to receive post, phone calls and emails.

Last year the charity estimated the change could cost it £36m in lost income by 2020.

Portsmouth A85 Norma T
RNLI

Legoland sex assaults: suspect e-fit reissued

Thames Valley Police has re-issued an e-fit image of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the investigation into two girls being sexually assaulted at the Legoland theme park.

The six-year-olds were "touched inappropriately" at a playground in the Windsor theme park on 11 August.

Police described the suspect as white, in his teens or early 20s, possibly under 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing dark-coloured slim-fit trousers, a dark T-shirt and trainers.

Legoloand suspect efit
Thames Valley Police

Smart meter roll-out must be reviewed, says Southampton MP

Temporary Banbury car park opens in time for Christmas rush

Banbury Guardian

The Bolton Road site in Banbury has now been completed providing much needed additional car parking space for Old Town shoppers.  

'Angry' MP makes poverty claim

A Dorset Conservative MP has said he was once so poor, he had to choose between paying his mortgage or his council tax, after he narrowly failed to be elected to parliament in 2005.

Conor Burns (Bournemouth West) rounded on a Labour MP who claimed in a House of Commons debate this morning that he could not "empathise" with the poor.

Conor Burns
Parliament TV

Visibly angry, Mr Burns said: "That is the worst type of stereotypical nonsense that really we frankly should have moved way beyond in this House a long time ago."

Mr Burns lost by 568 votes to Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne in the Eastleigh constituency in 2005.

Everyone's a paycheck away from being homeless

Yesterday Kate Wallace from homeless charity Shelter spoke to BBC Berkshire's Phil Kennedy. After new figures reveal that more than 250,000 across England are homes, she discusses how easy it is to become homeless.

Slough & Reading are among the top 50 towns with the highest rate of homelessness.

Reading lights up to end Year of Culture

Bridgitte Tetteh

BBC Radio Berkshire reporter

Bodicote pub wins award

A pub in Bodicote has been honoured at Wadworth's annual Best of the the Best awards .

The Plough Inn won best newcomer in the Pubs in Bloom category.

Plough Inn wins award
BBC

Chris Welham, chief executive of Wadworth, said: "Winners have been chosen throughout our estate for their continued commitment to making their customers’ days and ensuring their pub is the very best in their area.

"It’s a fantastic atmosphere, with managers, business partners and team members from across the company all joining to celebrate together."

MP makes 'workplace bullying' claims

Two Dorset Conservative MPs have clashed in a House of Commons debate on the future of local government in the county.

Simon Hoare (North Dorset) made repeated attempts to intervene in Thursday's Adjournment Debate arranged by Christopher Chope (Christchurch).

He accused Mr Chope of refusing to let him speak.

The Christchurch MP said: "There has been a lot of workplace bullying in Christchurch Council and we have seen, perhaps, elements of it in the Chamber this evening".

Christopher Chope and Simon Hoare
bbc

'Technical issues' cause Whiteknights Reservoir work delays

The improvement work being undertaken to Whiteknights Reservoir has been delayed by two-and-a-half months.

Reading Borough Council said this was due to "a number of technical issues" encountered by its contractor.  

Councillor Tony Page said the delay was "obviously regrettable". 

“There will be a level of disruption for all road users while work on the boundary flood wall progresses in the new year," he added. 

The scheme had originally been due for completion in late December.

Homes plan gets the go ahead