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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 7 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today!

    Thanks for joining us.

    The BBC South Live service for Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire 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. Video content

    Video caption: There's been a lot happen in the six weeks since the snap 2017 General Election was called

    There's been a lot happen across the south of England in the six weeks since the snap 2017 General Election was called.

  3. Van driver jailed over moped crash

    A priest has described how his son's life was cut "cruelly short" after a man was jailed for 20 months for causing his death in a road accident

    Moped rider Macaully Sutcliffe, 16, was hit by a van near Whitchurch, Hampshire, in October.

    Mac Sutcliffe

    In a statement the Reverend Richard Sutcliffe said: "No court sentence can help to fill the gap left following the death of Mac."

    Mohammed Zaman, 32, from Reading, pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court to causing death by careless driving.

  4. New sponsor for Cowes Week

    Peer-to-peer financial lender, Lendy, has been announced as the new title sponsor of Cowes Week for the next three years.

    The sailing regatta has been without a title sponsor for two years, having previously been backed by Aberdeen Asset Management.

    One of the biggest events of its kind in the world, this year's Cowes Week starts on 29 July.

    Cowes Week - generic
  5. Car fire in Reading town centre

    A car was ravaged by flames in Reading town centre this afternoon.

    Firefighters were called to Sapphire Plaza, Watlington Street, at 15:08 following reports of the blaze.

    No injuries were sustained.

    Car fire in Reading
  6. Watch: What does 'normal' Didcot make of election?

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    Video caption: Where does 'normal' town stand on election?
  7. Election 2017: West Dorset candidates debate

    Candidates standing in the general election in the West Dorset constituency have been debating the issues ahead of polling day on BBC Radio Solent's Breakfast in Dorset.

    Video content

    Video caption: Steve Harris put your questions to the four candidates standing in West Dorset.
  8. Hampshire officer and Robbie Williams fans belt out Angels

    A Hampshire police officer was in fine voice, along with other Robbie Wiliams fans, ahead of last night's concert at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

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  9. Man missing after motorbike accident

    Police are appealing to the public to help locate a missing man from Stonesfield near Witney.

    Howard

    At around 11:00 this morning a Kawasaki motorbike crashed in The Ridings, Stonesfield.

    The rider, who is believed to be 48-year-old Howard Acum, has not been located and police believe he may be injured.

    Mr Acum is white, about 5ft 10ins, of a large build and with dark blond hair.

  10. Green light for Banbury country park

    A new country park in Banbury has been given the go-ahead.

    The 30-hectare site off Southam Road is owned by Cherwell District Council which has approved plans to turn it into a visitor attraction.

    The authority said the running costs would be met within existing budgets.

    Country park site
  11. BreakingCowes Floating bridge suspended 'due to tide'

    Cowes' troubled floating bridge has been suspended, less than 12 hours after restarting.

    Video footage earlier today shows cars are still struggling to disembark without striking the ramp on to the slipway on its first morning back in use after being suspended on the orders of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

    The council insists there is "nothing mechanically wrong" with the floating bridge and it will refloat as the tide returns around 19:00.

    "While the crews continue to get used to the dimensions of the new bridge, and when tides turn rapidly, this is a known and normal operational risk," it said.

    A passenger launch is in operation while car drivers face a 10-mile diversion via Newport.

    Floating Bridge
  12. SeaCity Museum fire treated as arson

    A fire at Southampton's SeaCity museum is being treated as arson.

    Police were called in after firefighters extinguished the blaze which broke out shortly before 12:30 on Wednesday. It was discovered the till in the café had been broken into and cash had been stolen.

    All staff and visitors were evacuated from the building. No-one was hurt and no artifacts were damaged.

    A Hampshire police spokesman said the incident was being treated as arson and burglary and are appealing to anyone visiting the museum yesterday who noticed anyone suspicious to get in contact.

    SeaCity fire
  13. Oxford United sale talks end without agreement

    Jerome Sale

    BBC Oxford Sport Editor

    Talks between Uruguayan businessman Juan Sartori and Oxford United owner Darryl Eales have broken up without a deal being reached, BBC Radio Oxford has been told.

    We’ve been told by people close to the negotiations that quite detailed talks have been held between Mr Sartori and Mr Eales, but that the club owner simply does not want to sell.

    For Mr Sartori I’m sure that will be a source of frustration, because he was also holding talks with Firoz Kassam about potentially owning, or renegotiating the lease at the Kassam stadium.

    For Oxford United it’s going to be business as usual for the time being.

    Darryl Eales
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for B2149 Horndean and J3 for B2150.

    A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed on A3(M) southbound between J2, B2149 (Horndean) and J3, B2150 (Waterlooville), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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