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Summary

  1. Toppled crane in Reading removed
  2. Man held after girl, 4, left with broken leg in Southampton 'hit-and-run'
  3. 'Dad dancing' Dorset constable is festival hit
  4. Petition calls on Oxford City Council to scrap fines for homeless people
  5. Updates from Monday 31 July

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Football is an art form - literally

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    A football season is a long, arduous journey across 46 games.

    Hard enough, if you are a professional footballer, with your focus entirely on the game.

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    Video caption: Maidenhead United: National League new boys to combine work with play

    But what if you had to work playing in front of 10,000 people with doing a 9-5 job?

    It is what the players of newly-promoted Maidenhead United will have to face this season in the National League, as they prepare to face some of the big boys of English football.

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    Video caption: Longest word spoken during parliamentary meeting by Michael Bryan
  3. Rain didn't spoil 'joyful' festival

    Camp Bestival founder and organiser Rob Da Bank said wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of festivalgoers at Lulworth Castle at the weekend.

    The family-friendly festival marked it's 10th birthday with performances from Brian Wilson (pictured), Mark Ronson and Leftfield, among others.

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    Quote Message: Wow, what a crazy weekend… it was such an inspiring sight, seeing everyone having so much fun despite the odd shower or three. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to Camp. from Rob Da Bank Festival founder
    Rob Da BankFestival founder
    Fireworks at Camp Bestival
  4. Appeal over Hartley Wintney animal deaths

    Two badgers, a deer and several hares have been found killed at a Hampshire beauty spot prompting police to appeal for information.

    The bodies of the animals were found within a patch of bracken on Warren Heath, Hartley Wintney, on Wednesday.

    A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "It is clear that the animals were killed, rather than dying of natural causes or an environmental hazard.

    “This area is popular with dog walkers, horse riders and cyclists, so I would like to hear from anyone who has been there recently and saw anything suspicious.”

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  5. Man murdered in Slough skate park stabbing

    A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed while sitting on a skate ramp.

    The 24-year-old victim was one of two people attacked as they sat in Salt Hill Park, Slough, after being approached by three men.

    Salt Hill Park

    He sustained life-threatening injuries during the assault on 10 July and died in hospital on Monday.

    Two people have been arrested and released while inquiries continue. Another was released without charge.

  6. CCTV released in Southampton stabbing

    Police investigating a stabbing in which a man suffered a severed neck artery in Southampton have released an image of someone they want to trace.

    The 29-year-old victim was attacked near the Mayflower Theatre shortly after midnight on Saturday, 22 July.

    Police said his life may have been saved by an officer who gave first aid.

    The man police want to trace is thought to be one of a group of five individuals seen walking in Bedford Place towards Watts Park.

    victim of stabbing and man police want to trace
    Image caption: Police want to trace a man pictured on CCTV (right) after a man suffered a life-threatening puncture wound to his neck (left)
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    Video caption: Heroic World War I medic Harold Ackroyd remembered at Ypres
  8. Video: 'Longest word' spoken in Parliament

    A 16-year-old boy who used a 45-letter word has missed out on entering the House of Commons record books.

    Michael Bryan, from Bournemouth, said the word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - a lung disease - at a Youth Select Committee meeting on 14 July.

    However, as it was not a parliamentary proceeding it will not be officially recorded in the Hansard, a House of Commons spokeswoman said.

    MP Jacob Rees-Mogg's use of floccinaucinihilipilification in 2012 remains the longest recorded.

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    Video caption: Longest word spoken during parliamentary meeting by Michael Bryan
  9. Muslims meet for largest UK convention

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    Video caption: The annual Jalsa Salana festival has been held in Alton.

    The annual Jalsa Salana festival is held at Alton in Hampshire.