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Summary

  1. Jail 'too severe' for promising Oxford student
  2. Chinese pair complete Reading takeover after Royals reach play-off final
  3. Isle of Wight Council discuss future of Sandown Bay Academy
  4. Brittany Ferries sign 10-year deal with Portsmouth port
  5. Dorset nature reserve funding appeal launched
  6. Updates from Wednesday 17 May

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  1. That's all for today!

    Thanks for joining us.

    The BBC South Live service for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire will resume at 08:00 on Thursday.

    You can still get in touch by email, on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. London Irish face final test

    It's a play-off heavy week for Berkshire teams.

    First, Reading booked their place in the play-off final with victory last night against Fulham.

    London Irish, meanwhile, are one step ahead of them, playing the first leg of their Championship play-off final tonight against Yorkshire Carnegie in Leeds.

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    The Exiles romped to the Championship title this year, losing just one league game over the course of the season.

    They will be favourites against Carnegie, against whom they did the double during this campaign.

    Nick Kennedy has made just one change to the side that won their semi-final second leg, with Irish top try-scorer Topsy Ojo replacing Joe Cokanasiga on the wing.

    There will be live coverage on BBC Radio Berkshire from 19:00 BST.

  3. Southampton v Manchester Utd: MOTD commentator's notes

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Bettering last season's top-six place was always going to be difficult for Southampton but this will be the first time in seven years that the club won't have improved their final league position.

    "Manchester United, meanwhile, must win both remaining league fixtures or Jose Mourinho will end his debut campaign with fewer league victories than in any of the previous three seasons under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

    "Having put all his eggs in the Europa League basket - making eight changes ahead of defeats to both Arsenal and Spurs - Mourinho must decide whether further rest or battle-hardiness is the best preparation for facing Ajax in Stockholm."

  4. Hampshire v Sussex: Match abandoned

    BBC Sport

    Hampshire v Sussex in the Royal London One Day Cup has been abandoned because of the rain without a ball being bowled.

    Because Surrey have picked up a point in their abandoned game with Gloucestershire, Hampshire cannot now qualify for the knockout stage.

  5. Grandparents, parents and children in one Am Dram group

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    You've heard of the von Trapp family, a talented bunch of singers and actors in one family.

    Well that was just one generation, which is nothing compared to this household in Purley-on-Thames.

    They now have three generations of actors within the same 'Am Dram' group in Reading, and two of them are performing in the Wizard of Oz at the Hexagon from today.

    So, much like Dorothy, "we're off to see the actors, the wonderful actors of Purley".

    I'll get my coat...

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  6. Man denies selling fake airbags on eBay

    A man has pleaded not guilty to trading in fake car airbags on eBay.

    Robert Czernik, 36, of Blackbird Close, Poole, denied two counts of selling goods likely to be mistaken for a registered trademark.

    Mr Czernik was bailed by a judge at Inner London Crown Court to appear for trial in the week of 11 September at the earliest.

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  7. Southampton v Manchester Utd: Team News

    BBC Sport

    Southampton striker Charlie Austin may make a first start since December in tonight's Premier League clash at St Mary's, following his return from injury.

    Manager Claude Puel could again decide to freshen up his team after making seven changes against Middlesbrough.

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that Daley Blind will definitely be rested after playing six out of their last seven matches.

    Paul Pogba is on compassionate leave after the death of his father, but Marouane Fellaini is back after a ban.

    Charlie Austin
  8. Southampton v Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

    Preview followed by live coverage of tonight's Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester United.

    Southampton 0-0 Manchester United

    Sergio Romero

    Southampton and Manchester United play out a goalless draw with visiting goalkeeper Sergio Romero saving a Manolo Gabbiadini penalty.

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  9. HBOS fraud victims 'to be compensated'

    Those who fell victim to thefraud carried out by former HBOS staff will receive offers of compensation in the next couple of months, according to the chief executive of Lloyds, which bought the bank.

    HBOS flag

    Six people, including two former employees of HBOS in Reading, were jailed earlier this year for siphoning off money from customers of the bank.

    Lloyds' chief executive Antonio Horta Osorio has said an independent reviewer is looking at the case.

  10. Man released after cyclist injured in Bournemouth 'hit-and-run'

    A man arrested in connection with a reported 'hit-and-run' in Bournemouth has been released.

    A 63-year-old cyclist - a Bournemouth man - sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash between a blue Citroen Berlingo van and an electric-assisted bicycle - which looks similar to a moped.

    It happened on Christchurch Road at the junction of Derby Road yesterday morning.

    A 44-year-old Bournemouth man who was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after a road traffic collision has been released under investigation.

  11. One-week old lambs killed 'by large dog' in Baughurst

    More than 20 one-week-old lambs have been killed in a Hampshire field.

    The 26 lambs were killed in a field off a bridleway from Violet Lane (pictured), Baughurst, some time between 09:00 BST and 13:00 on Sunday, and "had wounds consistent with being attacked by a large breed of dog", Hampshire Constabulary said.

    The force is appealing for witnesses.

    Violet Lane, Baughurst
    Quote Message: This attack led to the deaths of a number of lambs, and caused significant shock to other sheep and lambs present. The owner of these sheep, many of which were pedigree breeds, is understandably very upset. from PC Will Butcher Hampshire Constabulary
    PC Will ButcherHampshire Constabulary
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J6 for A355 Slough and J5 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J6, A355 (Slough) in Slough and J5, A4 (Langley) in Berkshire, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, at J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic on M4 westbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident earlier on.

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

  14. Govia left 'dismayed' by overtime action

    Southern logo

    Further to reports of an Aslef overtime ban, Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway, has issued a response.

    Quote Message: After over five months of intense negotiations and two peace deals agreed and recommended by the Aslef executive, we are dismayed the union leadership is taking this action, which is designed to impact as many of our passengers as possible."
    Quote Message: We have worked our hardest to resolve this dispute with ASLEF. If this action does go ahead we will run as full a timetable as possible." from Nick Brown Govia Thameslink Railway
    Nick BrownGovia Thameslink Railway
  15. Rail talks hit a brick wall

    Southern Train

    Passengers on Southern rail face more travel chaos after the drivers' union Aslef decided to launch a fresh ban on overtime.

    Quote Message: Unfortunately, the company [Southern] has refused to move its position so we have reluctantly informed them that our members will refuse to work overtime from the end of this month." from Mick Whelan Aslef General secretary
    Mick WhelanAslef General secretary
    Quote Message: This is a hugely significant development. The RMT now calls on the company to agree to tripartite talks involving both unions in an effort to negotiate a settlement to this long-running dispute that puts safety and access to services at the top of the agenda." from Mick Cash RMT General secretary
    Mick CashRMT General secretary
  16. Man found with stab wounds in alleyway 'expected to fully recover'

    A man who was left in a life-threatening condition after being found stabbed in an alleyway in Bournemouth is expected to make a full recovery, police have said.

    Path linking Manor Road and East Overcliff Drive

    The man, in his 40s and from Bournemouth, was discovered with stab wounds on a path linking Manor Road and East Overcliff Drive on 27 April.

    Following a full investigation Dorset Police said it had established no one else was involved and it was no longer investigating.

    The injured man remains in hospital.