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  1. Extra security as Royal Ascot gets under way
  2. Ambulance service warns of high demand due to hot weather
  3. Residents in Poole complain about bridge pollution
  4. Oxford United fans await confirmation of Appleton's departure
  5. Fire-destroyed house owner dies
  6. Trains affected by heatwave
  7. Updates from Tuesday 20 June

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  1. That's all for today!

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  2. Sprinklers installed in Southampton tower blocks

    Southampton City Council has announced plans to install sprinkler systems in all of its high-rise tower blocks.

    Albion Towers will be the first building to have the work done, starting next week.

    Albion Towers

    Council leader Simon Letts said: "Ensuring that our tenants are safe and secure is an important priority as a landlord.

    "I have written to Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, and Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen requesting their support for funding sprinkler systems in all high-rise council blocks.”

  3. Bicester level crossing malfunctioning for second day

    Oxford Mail

    Police have been called after a level crossing over a railway malfunctioned for a second day in a row.

  4. Oxford flood channel consultation launched

    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the design of the £120m Oxford flood alleviation scheme.


    It will be open from 22 June to 20 July and the public can suggest design features ranging from the seven bridges along the route, options for benches, and cycle racks on footpaths.

    The scheme will lower parts of Oxford’s floodplain to increase capacity for floodwater as well as widening and deepening some of the rivers and streams.

    Environment Agency chairwoman Emma Howard Boyd said: “The Oxford flood scheme will be a major feat of engineering and is one of the biggest projects we are working on across the country."

  5. McMenemy 'staggered' by Saints manager turnover

    BBC Sport

    Former Saints manager Lawrie McMenemy has been giving his thoughts on Southampton sacking Claude Puel as manager.

    The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games.

    McMenemy, who led Saints to winning the FA Cup in 1976, said it was "staggering" the club has had 16 managers in 19 seasons.

    Lawrie McMenemy
    Quote Message: Most of us would have said 'could do better', but give him another opportunity to get it right. That's the 16th manager in 19 Premier League seasons - Ted Bates and I had 30 years between us. from Lawrie McMenemy
    Lawrie McMenemy
  6. Saints U-21 stars shine for England

    BBC Sport

    Nathan Redmond

    Two of Southampton's England Under-21 stars have won plaudits for their performance in the European Under-21 Championships.

    James Ward-Prowse started a move which ended in Nathan Redmond scoring with a powerful finish giving England a 2-1 win over Slovakia.

    The Three Lions are top of Group A on four points and will guarantee a place in the last four by beating hosts Poland in Thursday's final group game.

  7. Overturned lorry near Brize Norton

    Here's a picture of the overturned lorry that's causing severe delays on the A40 eastbound near Brize Norton.

    A40 overturned vehicle
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J13, A34 (Chieveley) and J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Aldershot free-runner killed taking selfie on Paris Metro

    A popular free runner died when he suffered "catastrophic" head injuries after he stuck his head out between the carriages of a Paris Metro train to take a selfie with his phone, an inquest has heard.

    Nye "Frankie" Newman, 17, from Aldershot, Hampshire, had travelled with his girlfriend, Nicole Tunnell, and a group of friends to the French capital to practise free running and for sight-seeing during the Christmas break.

    The group were travelling to the Eiffel Tower to see the New Year's Eve fireworks when a French boy called Nino, 15, who they were staying with, undid the lock between the carriages with a skeleton key, the Basingstoke inquest heard.

    Coroner Andrew Bradley said Nye climbed up and was struck by an object when he popped his head up for a moment. He recorded a verdict of accidental death.

    Nye Newman
  10. Parkour teen died taking train selfie

    Nye Newman
    Image caption: Nye Newman died in an accident in Paris on New Year's Day

    Nye Newman was climbing outside two moving train carriages when he hit his head in the Paris Metro.

    Parkour teen died taking train selfie

    Nye Newman

    Nye Newman was climbing outside two moving train carriages when he hit his head in the Paris Metro.

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  11. Foal 'rarer than giant panda' born in Dorset

    A rare foal has been born at the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park near Verwood.

    Lilly Rose is a Suffolk Punch, a horse listed as critical by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

    Rare foal

    A spokeswoman said: "Lilly Rose will hopefully start a new generation of Suffolk Punches.

    "The Suffolk Punch is rarer than the giant panda... we hope to keep the new blood line going by producing foals in the future to try and preserve the dying breed.

    "Sadly, there is currently one registered stallion breeding in the UK."

  12. Banbury MP 'very worried' about future of Horton Hospital

    Horton Hospital

    An Oxfordshire MP says she's been left worried about changes to the county's health service after the first of two board meetings took place today.

    Oxfordshire Clinical Commisioning Group (OCCG) has been considering the results of the consultation, which includes plans to downgrade maternity services at the Horton Hospital.

    Victoria Prentis, MP for Banbury, said: "I am fundamentally still very worried. I'm really concerned that we cannot take these important decisions in isolation."

    The second board meeting will take place on 10 August, when the final decision will be made.

  13. Man who failed to turn up at court in 2012 still wanted by polce

    Thames Valley Police is trying to trace a man who failed to turn up in court almost five years ago, after news of a recent sighting of him in London.

    Abdillahi Hersi

    Abdillahi Hersi, 29, formerly of Winchmore Hill, North London, has been wanted since he did not turn up at Oxford Crown Court on 7 September 2012.

    He was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin following an incident in Speedwell Street in the city in June that year.

    He was seen in Paddington on 26 May and is known to frequent Oxford city centre, Hendon and London, a spokesman said.

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J11 for A361.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A40 Oxfordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Oxfordshire eastbound severe disruption, between A4095 Overbridge and A415 Ducklington Lane Witney Town Centre.

    A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Witney blocked and slow traffic eastbound between the A4095 Overbridge junction and Witney Town Centre, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  16. Hot weather attracts blue and ribbed jellyfish to Chesil

    The hot weather has attracted some luminous species of jellyfish to Dorset's Chesil Beach, including blue and ribbed, according to naturalist and wildlife photographer Steve Trewhella.

    He also said there was a "large amount" of plankton in the water.

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  17. Mother and son assaulted by teenagers in Bournemouth

    Dorset Police is trying to track down three teenage boys on bikes who assaulted a man and his mother in Bournemouth.

    The 42-year-old man was walking with his 69-year-old mother over the bridge towards Kings Park Academy on Ashley Road.

    The teenagers were obstructing pedestrians and started being abusive towards the man and woman. When she spoke up they grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. Her son stepped in but was assaulted by the boys. His head injury was treated by staff at the academy and he later received stitches in hospital.

    Police say the teenagers were aged about 15 and headed in the direction of Kings Park.

    Ashley Road bridge

    PC Joshua Benoke said: "The scene of this assault would have been busy at that time of day and I would urge anyone who saw anything to contact police."

  18. Top hat, the indisputable leader of the gang

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    We're going crazy for all things top hat on the first day of Royal Ascot.

    It turns out, that much like you need your waist measurement for a lovely pair of trousers, your top hat should be fitted to slide on like the proverbial glove.

    We went along to a top hat milliner just down the road from Ascot Racecourse, to give us the lowdown on how to properly put some felt (or silk) on your head.

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    Video caption: We visit a Berkshire hatter to find out how to fit a top hat, ahead of Ascot.