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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 26 June
  2. School shuts as parts of Portsmouth left without water
  3. Tenth arrest over Oxford brawl murder
  4. 18 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Poole
  5. M3 delays after body find
  6. Thames Valley Police 'at breaking point'

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Stephen Stafford

    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. HMS Queen Elizabeth in numbers

    The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier has set sail for the first time from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife.

    HMS Queen Elizabeth - one of two new carriers being built in the yard at a cost of more than £6bn - will be based in Portsmouth when she enters service.

    The numbers behind HMS Queen Elizabeth:

    • The project to build HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister ship HMS Prince of Wales cost more than £6bn
    • The aircraft carrier weighs 65,000 tonnes and has a top speed of 25 knots
    • Its flight deck is 280m long and 70m wide - enough space for three football pitches
    • The ship is the second in the Royal Navy to be named Queen Elizabeth
    • It will have a crew of around 700, increasing to 1,600 when a full complement of F-35B jets and Crowsnest helicopters are embarked
    • There are 364,000m of pipes inside the ship
    • Both HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will keep 45 days worth of food in its stores
    • The entire ship's company of 700 can be served a meal within 90 minutes - or 45 minutes when at action station
    • Leaving the Rosyth dock will be among the most difficult manoeuvres in the sea trials with just 50cm between the bottom of the ship and the seabed in the port
    HMS Queen Elizabeth in numbers
  3. Video content

    Video caption: Oxford United: Michael Appleton leaves club "in good place"

    Outgoing Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton believes the club is in "a good place" as he departs after three years.

  4. HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier has left port for the first time.

    HMS Queen Elizabeth - one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than £6bn - is to begin sea trials.

    It is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy. The flight deck alone is the size of three football pitches.

    It will eventually be based in Portsmouth.

    HMS Queen Elizabeth
  5. John Redwood: DUP deal for "stable government"

    Conservative MP for Wokingham has denied the government's deal with the DUP was an attempt to prop up prime minister Theresa May.

    Speaking on the Derbyshire programme, he said it would ensure "stable government".

    DUP deal
    Quote Message: It's nothing to do with propping up Theresa May - it's about having stable government for the country, when the country has chosen to give no party an overall majority. I don't think the country wants us to go off and have another election. I think they'd say' you've had two elections and a referendum in the last two years - get on and do some governing.'" from John Redwood Wokingham MP
    John RedwoodWokingham MP
  6. BreakingCladding to be removed from Oxford tower blocks

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    Cladding will be removed from two high-rise blocks of flats in Oxford after it failed fire safety tests.

    Oxford City Council said Evenlode and Windrush towers in Blackbird Leys will have their rain-screen cladding replaced after government guidance.

    It said no one would have to be evacuated from the towers and Oxford's other three blocks do not use the material identified as being at risk.

    The move follows the Grenfell Tower fire in London on 14 June.

    Evenlode
  7. Appleton says Oxford United farewell

    Video content

    Video caption: Oxford United: Michael Appleton leaves club "in good place"

    Outgoing Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton believes the club is in "a good place" as he departs after three years.

  8. South Central Ambulance Service to provide 111 service

    South Central Ambulance Service has won a contract to provide telephone based NHS 111 services in the Thames Valley.

    The telephone service aims to offer patients a seamless 24 hour, seven days a week clinical assessment and treatment service.

    It's aimed at providing a more integrated urgent care service across the area and will begin from September. It will be rolled out by other providers across England by 2020.

    Ambulance
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J1 for A31 and J2 for A36.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J1, A31 (Cadnam) and J2, A36 (Salisbury), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  10. Southampton's Redmond doubt for U-21 semi-final

    BBC Sport

    England duo Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah trained away from the main group on Monday and remain doubtful for Tuesday's European Under-21 Championship semi-final.

    Both players went off injured during Thursday's crucial win over Poland. Chalobah has a groin injury, while Southampton winger Redmond's injury is unknown.

    Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah
    Image caption: Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah were both injured in Thursday's win over Poland
  11. Eton teenagers have valuables taken at knifepoint

    Three teenagers have had a number of valuable and designer items taken after being robbed at knifepoint in Eton.

    The victims, an 18-year-old man, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, were threatened at knifepoint by two young male offenders who demanded that the victims hand over their valuable items.

    Among the items stolen were a Michael Kors bag, a Cartier ring and watch, an Armani watch, and a Ted Baker purse and wallet.

    V for Vendetta
    Image caption: One of the suspected offenders was wearing a mask made famous from the V for Vendetta film

    The offenders approached the victims on the Thames towpath, near the near the Brocas. One was wearing a 'Guy Fawkes' mask, similar to those worn in the film V for Vendetta, while the other was wearing a black balaclava.

    The male victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident, but did not require hospital treatment.

    Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.

  12. Fans pay birthday tributes to George Michael

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    George Michael fans

    Hundreds of George Michael fans decended on the village of Goring-on-Thames to mark what would have been the singer's 54th birthday on Sunday.

    Many left cards and messages at his home while a charity concert was held in the village hall.

    The pop superstar was found dead at his house in the Oxfordshire village on Christmas Day. A coroner later confirmed he died as a result of heart and liver disease.

  13. The Dorset chocolate makers who've taken the world chocolate championships by storm

    Video content

    Video caption: Iris Stork is from vegan chocolate makers Solkiki.
  14. Glastonbury 2017: Wild Front

    Southampton band Wild Front made their Glastonbury debut at the weekend, playing the BBC Introducing... stage.

    The four-piece - Jack Williams (singer), Joe Connell (lead guitar), Josh Betteridge (drums), and Mike Flowers (bass guitar) - secured the slot having been hand-picked by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.

    BBC Introducing Solent first picked up Wild Front via the BBC Introducing uploader in September 2016.

    Video content

    Video caption: Wild Front perform Physics at Glastonbury 2017
  15. Isle of Wight Festival announces dates for 50th anniversary event

    Isle of Wight Festival 2017

    With no Glastonbury Festival next year, organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival have announced their event will take place a week later than usual, on the 21-24 June 2018.

    It's the 50th anniversary of the first of the legendary Isle of Wight Festivals. The 1968 event was held at Goshill with top acts including Jefferson Airplane, Arthur Brown and The Move.