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  1. 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.

  2. 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".

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Murder investigation to feature in Channel 4 documentary

    Atif Rashid

    BBC News

    Natalie Hemming
    Image caption: 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
    Image caption: 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.

  6. 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

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

  7. 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
    Image caption: 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
    Image caption: Unsurprisingly, traffic has built up in the are
  8. Envelope update

    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

  9. 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."

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    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

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    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

  12. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Southern Rail users' misery made into musical satire Southern Fail
  13. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Morrisons fined £55,000 over mouldy pies at Fleet store
  14. 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.