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  1. Ecstasy-taking teenagers taken to hospital on Isle of Wight
  2. Funeral of Thames Valley police officer Gareth Browning held
  3. Dorset Police to name drink and drug drivers in summer campaign
  4. JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years
  5. Updates from Thursday 1 June

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Southern Fail - The Musical logo

Southern Fail: The Musical is a new stage show, mocking the rail firm after more than a year of union disputes.

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Officials say three apartment blocks in Ocean Village are not safe after a "complete loss of power".

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That's all for today

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

Thank you for joining us again today.

We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

GP surgery 'clinically unsafe'

A GP surgery where four doctors have resigned at once has been placed in special measures.

The Beggarwood practice in Basingstoke "put patients at risk of harm", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said.

Beggarwood surgery

CQC inspectors who visited in February said two of the GPs felt the practice was "clinically unsafe due to staff shortages".

The four GPs are leaving the surgery in June but operator Cedar Medical said it had "adequate staffing".

Man released on bail following bomb hoax

A man arrested in connection with a bomb hoax at a shopping centre in Oxfordshire has been released on bail.

The Orchard Centre, in Didcot, was evacuated following a report of a suspicious item at Sainsbury's.

Orchard Centre

The area remained cordoned off until lunchtime on Monday whilst police investigated the item.

Officers confirmed it was "not a danger to the public" and a 35-year-old man, from Didcot, was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax.

Boy's duvet cover death ruled 'an accident'

The death of a 10-year-old boy who became tangled in a duvet cover which was being used as a curtain was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Ashton Tuckey, who had Down's syndrome, was found by his mother who initially thought he was looking out of the window at their Isle of Wight home.

He died in hospital as a result of "compression to the neck" following the incident in Binstead, near Ryde, on 7 December 2014.

Murder investigation to feature in Channel 4 documentary

Atif Rashid

BBC News

Natalie Hemming
Thames Valley Police
Natalie Hemming

Thames Valley Police will feature in the Channel 4 documentary 'Catching a Killer'.

The film shows how the major crime unit solved Natalie Hemming's murder.

She was reported missing last year and found dead in woodland.

Her partner Paul Hemming was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life.

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police
Detective Superintendent Simon Steel (far left) with his team

Jo Beverley, Natalie’s sister said: “If this documentary stops one more child losing their mother and one more family having to go through this nightmare then it has been worth every second."

Det Supt Simon Steel said: “The documentary is deeply moving and highlights the issues of domestic abuse. While tragically this became a murder investigation, it shows the efforts the force made to find Natalie for her family."

It will air tonight at 21:00 BST.

Police release teenager held over 'rogue' ecstasy

A teenager arrested over a "rogue" batch of ecstasy on the Isle of Wight has been released, police have said.

The 16-year-old boy from Shanklin had been held on suspicion of supplying class A drugs after two teenagers were hospitalised.

Hampshire Constabulary said the boy had been released from custody but remained under investigation.

Red ecstasy tablets
Hampshire Constabulary

A girl, aged 14, and a 15-year-old-boy were taken to hospital on Tuesday night but have since been released.

Berkshire residents without water

Adam Whitty

BBC South

What's would be the perfect addition to a boiling hot day in half term week?

That's right, no water.

Residents of Burghfield and Mortimer have been without water for most of the day after an issue with a water pump nearby, say Thames Water.

Bottles of water
Thames Water staff are giving out bottles to customers affected by the shortage

I've been speaking to some residents who have come down to a playing field in Mortimer to pick up bottles of fresh water put on by the water company to tide them over.

There were a few grumbles, but mostly this was a perfect example of British stoicism. Thames Water's staff have been polite and are literally handing water out by the gallon.

The use of a local Facebook group has also been very helpful in informing people of the situation.

Traffic queues
Unsurprisingly, traffic has built up in the are

Bournemouth pair call for England chance

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane blocked on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Four men sought after Tesco robbery

Police have released CCTV images of four men they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Earley.

At about 23:00 on 18 May, the suspects entered Tesco Express on Silverdale Road, assaulted a member of staff and stole a quantity of cash.


They left on foot in the direction of Wokingham Road via Maiden Erlegh Drive and it is believed they might have been picked up by a vehicle.

The male member of staff was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

Detective Constable Steven Martin said: "I'd also like to speak to two customers who were in the store just before the offence took place who may be witnesses. They are believed to be a man at 10.57pm who left in a car, and a woman at 10.59pm who left on her bike."

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J5 for A287 and J4A for A327.

M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic and a lane blocked on M3 northbound between J5, A287 (Hook) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of an accident.

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

Severe congestion: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe congestion, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on M40 southbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J9, A34 (Bicester).

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

Commuters' misery turned into musical

A musical has been written, using the experiences of commuters' misery over more than a year of strikes on Southern rail.

Southern Fail: The Musical, which is written and performed by commuters, will be premiered at this weekend's Brighton Fringe Festival.

Southern Rail users' misery made into musical satire Southern Fail

Morrisons fined £55,000 over mouldy pies

Supermarket chain Morrisons has been fined £55,000 for food hygiene offences, including selling mouldy pork pies at its store in Fleet, Hampshire.

Funeral procession at St Mary's Church in Chieveley

Hundreds of Thames Valley Police officers pay tribute to 36-year-old PC Gareth Browning.

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Bournemouth garage fire spreads to homes

Crews are at the scene of a garage fire in Bournemouth that has spread to two neighbouring properties.

Four crews are tackling the blaze in Shelbourne Road which was reported at about 13:00 BST.

The fire service said there were no reports of any injuries or anyone inside.

BreakingMajor fire reported in Bournemouth

Why do more pensioners vote?

BBC Oxford's political reporter Bethan Phillips asked some older voters why they think pensioners are more likely to vote than the young.

Here are their theories...

Coffee shop with a twist opens in Dorset

The board games cafe in Boscombe is the brainchild of friends Jessica Hancock and Marc Shotter
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Voters choose the health policy they like the most then find out if it is from the party they thought
Oscar Haskell with Leo

Five dogs are visiting children as part of research to inform the use of animal therapy by the NHS.

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Basingstoke GP practice placed in special measures

The Care Quality Commission has placed the Beggarwood Surgery in Broadmere Road, Basingstoke, into special measures after it received an "inadequate" rating.

Ruth Rankine, deputy chief inspector of general practice, said an inspection was carried out as a follow-up to an earlier CQC visit in May last year, when the surgery was rated "requires improvement".

She added: “It is worrying that despite the concerns and improvements identified at that first inspection, our team found a decline in the standards upon their return.

"Care plans were not always being entered into patients electronic records putting patients at risk of not receiving the right treatment and a lack of clarity over the safe monitoring of repeat prescriptions particularly for those using high risk drugs."

The practice will be re-inspected within six months to check whether improvements have been made.

Funeral of police officer hit by stolen car

Hundreds of police officers have attended the funeral of a PC who died after being hit by a stolen car.

Gareth Browning

PC Gareth Browning, 36, from Thames Valley Police, died on 1 April from injuries sustained in November 2013.

A police helicopter hovered in salute as the funeral cortege was led through a guard of honour at St Mary's Church in Chieveley, Berkshire.

His family followed in a private group behind, and his father was among those who paid tribute during the service.

Lovers in Tolkien's 'new' book inscribed on grave

JRR Tolkien's latest book​ Beren and Lúthien is being released 100 years after the author first came up with the idea, and the lovers' names are inscribed on the grave of Tolkien and his wife Edith.

Fans from across the world have travelled to see his final resting place, including Sérgio, who came here four years ago from Brazil after growing up reading the books.

Four-legged friends help recovery of child patients

Meet Archie, the golden retriever. He's been visiting children at Southampton's hospitals as part of a study to see if he can help them recover.

He, along with fellow therapy dogs Leo, Jessie, Totty and Hatty, are taking part in research into animal assisted intervention (AAI).

Archie the dog at Southampton Children's Hospital

The results will help inform future use of AAI by the NHS.

Van Dijk to plug City defence?

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

It's looking like Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk will be a man in demand this summer.

Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea are all thought to be preparing bids for the former Celtic man, who hasn't played since January after picking up a pretty serious ankle injury.

Now I hear Van Dijk is on Manchester City's radar too.

Virgil van Dijk

There has been no bid for the 25-year-old yet - and Southampton executive director Les Reed is known for driving a hard bargain.

Van Dijk also has a long contract, to 2022, so whatever fee is eventually agreed, expect it to be a pretty big one.

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M3 southbound between J4a, A327 (Farnborough) and J5, A287 (Hook), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Cuxham in bloom on first day of summer

Cuxham in Bloom has tweeted pictures of wildflowers in the fields and alongside the Marlbrook chalk stream to mark the first day of summer.

It certainly is beautiful out there.

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Watch: Pig wiggles its ears

Here's something you don't see every day - the Oasis Down to Earth farm in Southampton has posted a video of one of their pigs wiggling its ears.

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Making a pig's ear of it, if you will.

New pictures show Dorset coast helicopter rescue

Kimmeridge Coastguard has released more pictures of Tuesday's dramatic rescue of three people stuck on cliffs near Lulworth.

With cliff rescue teams unable to reach them, Portland's coastguard helicopter was called in to winch them to safety. All three were unhurt.

Stair Hole rescue
Kimmeridge Coastguard
Stair Hole rescue
Kimmeridge Coastguard
Stair Hole rescue
Kimmeridge Coastguard

People in Southampton 'don't get enough of nature'

A new poll by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has found that people in Southampton don't feel they get out into the wild enough.

Of the 101 people polled, 92% feel that nature is important to them but 79% don’t think that they spend enough time out and about. Also, 89% think it’s important to help nature.

Hugh Venables
Ornamental Lake, Southampton Common

Deborah Tann, chief executive of the trust, said: "Whilst it’s great that so many people say it’s important to help nature, we know that less than half of Southampton’s city-dwellers currently do anything themselves and many would like to do more.

"It’s vital that people realise how easy it is – no matter where you live – to make a difference."

Amy Macdonald interview at Common People Oxford

BBC Radio Oxford's Ali Jones interviewed the Scottish singer songwriter at last weekend's festival.

Reading Cultural Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the Reading Cultural Awards have been announced.

They include the project to open Reading Prison for public tours focusing on its most famous inmate Oscar Wilde, a historical BBC Berkshire drama called Simonds & Son: Reading's Beer Revolution, and a concert by BBC Introducing discovery Sundara Karma, who played a gig at Reading University Students Union.

Wilde picture in Reading prison

The full list of the finalists can be found here.

From the BBC archives: JRR Tolkien talks about The Hobbit's beginnings

Jamie Ryan

Mid-am producer

With new JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien being published today, we had a root around the dusty cabinets and found a recording of the man himself, talking about where The Hobbit first started.