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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 16 June
  2. Portsmouth cyclists protest after death
  3. Fire at Dorset reserve
  4. Renewed appeal for missing Oxford girl
  5. Oxford United boss linked to Leicester

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Thank you for joining us today.

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

  2. Tree felling work to begin

    Work to cut down 33 trees in Reading will begin next week, the borough council announced today.

    The council said the trees identified for felling would be replaced.

    Deputy council leader Tony Page said: "While it is always with regret the council has to carry out this work, public safety is paramount and we have little option.

    “Trees do deteriorate over time and it is particularly sad where the trees to be felled provide significant amenity value to an area.

    "In the case of the 16 poplars at Christchurch Meadows and the large black poplar at Kings Meadow, that is certainly the case."

  3. Helped with cancer by receiving letters

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    A cancer victim has started a new campaign to encourage people to write letters to friends and family who are suffering from cancer.

    Brian Gleenley, from Bracknell in Berkshire, received hundreds of letters from Alison at a time he felt most disconnected during his treatment.

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    Video caption: A cancer survivor from Bracknell says receiving letters from a friend helped him greatly.

    He said it helped him hugely as he comes close to becoming cancer free.

    Now, he and friend Alison have set up a website hoping to inspire others to do the same.

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    Severe accident: A32 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A32 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Minnitt Road and Minnitt Road.

    A32 Hampshire - A32 Mumby Road in Portsmouth closed in both directions between the Minnitt Road junction and the Minnitt Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Woman sexually assaulted in Southampton

    A 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by two men as she walked down a main road in Southampton.

    The victim was walking on London Road towards The Avenue at about 23:30 BST on Wednesday when the men "put their hands under her dress", police said.

    The force said she ran away in the direction of Portswood Road, where the attackers were later seen getting out of a black car by winebar Champagne Charlies.

    The attackers were both described as Asian. One was about 5ft 6ins and had a short dark beard, dark hair and a foreign accent.

    The other was described as slightly taller and wearing a green top with a white collar.

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    Severe accident: M275 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M275 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at M27 J12.

    M275 Hampshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M275 northbound at M27 J12, Portsmouth, 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 eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J13 for A34 Chieveley and J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident.

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

  8. Saints pledge match profits to tower fire victims

    Southampton FC and Brentford have pledged to donate any profits from their upcoming pre-season friendly to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    The fixture will be played at Griffin Park on 22 July.

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  9. 'Rogue trader' targets elderly woman

    A "rogue trader" demanded £900 from an elderly woman for building work that was not undertaken, police have said.

    He knocked on the 82-year-old's door in Greenlands Road, Kingsclere, twice on Wednesday, telling her she owed money for roofing repairs.

    However, when she told him she would have to call a relative, the man left.

    Hampshire police said the suspect was described as a clean-shaven white man in his late 30s or early 40s and wore a baseball cap.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J14 for A3113 Airport Way affecting J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of a broken down car. Congestion to J12 M3.

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

  11. Are these your coins?

    Police have published photographs of a large quantity of commemorative and foreign currency coins officers have recovered in Hampshire.

    The force said it believes they may have been taken in a burglary and is trying to trace the owner.

    Coins
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    Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Cuckoo Lane and Barnard Gate Turn Off affecting A44 Woodstock Road.

    A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Eynsham blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Cuckoo Lane junction and the Barnard Gate Turn Off junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Wolvercote Roundabout.

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

  13. Balaclava-clad men in overnight house raid

    Four balaclava-clad men wielding “bladed objects” raided a Berkshire house in the early hours of this morning.

    The group left the Hanwood Close property in Woodley at about 00:50 BST carrying cash and electrical equipment they had taken after threatening the two occupants.

    Police described the robbery as “frightening” and said officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to reassure the community.

    No injuries were sustained during the incident.

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    Severe accident: A3056 Isle Of Wight westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3056 Isle Of Wight westbound severe accident, between Whitecross Lane and Scotchells Brook Lane.

    A3056 Isle Of Wight - A3056 Newport Road in Merrie Gardens closed westbound between the Whitecross Lane junction and the Scotchells Brook Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  15. 'Dangerous' teenager detained for 12 years

    Marcus White

    BBC South

    A judge has described a 17-year-old as a "career drug dealer" as she passed sentence for the stabbing of a man in a Bournemouth street.

    The teenager, who cannot be named, was found guilty of wounding with intent and possessing a knife following a trial at Winchester Crown Court which concluded last month.

    Winchester Crown Court

    CCTV shown in court showed the victim walking into a shop with the knife still embedded to a depth of 3.5cm, before he collapsed.

    Judge Jane Miller QC said the blade had "missed critical structures in the head by millimetres". She told the teenager: "You are very lucky you did not face a murder charge.

    "You are dangerous and lack ability to control yourself." He was given a 12-year custodial sentence.

  16. Sex gas mask death a 'tragic accident'

    Exmouth Street, Swindon

    Dohoon Kim, from Slough, was found dead on a bedroom floor after "meeting for sex", a court hears.

    Sex gas mask death a 'tragic accident'

    Exmouth Street, Swindon

    Dohoon Kim was found dead on a bedroom floor in Swindon after "meeting for sex", a court hears.

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  17. Beach buggy scarf death was 'freak accident'

    A court has heard how a woman who was a passenger in an open top car was killed when her scarf became tangled in the wheel.

    Gillian Sandle, 62, was being driven by her husband in the VW beach buggy when the accident happened in Havant, Hampshire, on 18 December last year.

    An inquest heard the couple, from Hayling Island, had gone to buy some mince pies after visiting a car show.

    North Street in Havant

    The coroner described the death as an "unfortunate freak accident".