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  1. Updates from Wednesday 21 June
  2. Prince Philip admitted to hospital after attending Ascot
  3. South West Trains running at reduced speed
  4. Southampton school closure after break-in
  5. Oxford United head coach joins Leicester
  6. Ex-Reading councillor jailed for child abuse images
  7. Today is the longest day

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Lancashire v Hampshire County Championship latest

Lancashire 593 v Hampshire 395 & 26-4

BBC Sport

After the brief glimmer of hope in the form of Ryan McLaren's wicket, Hampshire are once again chasing leather at Old Trafford.

James Anderson is on fire at Old Trafford. The seamer nips one onto the pad of the Hampshire skipper and up goes the finger.

The England legend has 3-5 off six overs!

For the latest click here.

Seven honorary degrees awarded by Oxford University
The university recognises Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams at its annual Encaenia ceremony.

Man suffers serious head injuries in 30ft roof fall in Basingstoke

A scorcher - and a record breaker

Alexis Green

BBC South weather presenter

· It's officially the hottest Summer Solstice on record!

· Warmest June day since 1976. (34.4C at Heathrow)

· It was the warmest day of the year so far

The top temperatures across the South are:

  • Heathrow 34.4C
  • Charlwood 33C
  • Benson 32C
  • Reading 32C
  • Farnborough 32C
  • Middle Wallop 32C
  • Otterbourne 31C
  • Oxford 30C

Warning after woman rescued from river in Witney

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned of the dangers of jumping into rivers after crews rescued a woman from the water in Witney.

P L Chadwick
River Windrush, Witney

She got into trouble yesterday evening in the River Windrush near the leisure centre.

Firefighters say she was lucky not to come to any serious harm.

Teen with cerebral palsy gets new garden
A charity called Wellchild is building Gabrielle Masih-Gill an accessible back garden.

Hottest June day for more than 40 years - it's official!

BBC Weather

Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, near B4425.

A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Little Barrington blocked and very slow traffic in both directions near the B4425 junction, because of an accident involving a car and lorry.

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

Repairs under way to burst Totton watermain

Repairs are being carried out to a burst watermain in Totton which has left 140 homes in Totton without water.

Totton burst watermain
Catherine George

The busted piped was discovered by residents living on Jacobs Gutter Lane this morning. .

Southern Water said it doesn't know when the pipe will be fixed due to its close proximity to gas and electric cables.

The firm has delivered bottled water to residents and the local Hounsdown School, which has since closed because of the problems.

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J17 for A412 and J16 for M40.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17, A412 (Maple Cross) and J16 M40, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

M40 'noise reducing' barriers plan goes on show

A £5 million plan to cut traffic noise for people living along an 11.5 mile (18.5km) section of the M40 in Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire has gone on show.

M40, junction 3
Roy Hughes

Highways England wants to install new noise reducing barriers at eight locations along the motorway between Loudwater at junction 3 and Stokenchurch at junction 5.

The proposals available to view online, and a public event will be held on 30 June in High Wycombe.

Construction is due to start in the autumn.

The noise reduction barriers are set to be installed at the following locations:

  • Stokenchurch
  • Wheeler End/Lane End
  • Booker Cressex
  • Daws Lea
  • Flackwell Heath
  • Loudwater
  • Wooburn Moor (north and south)

Football EFL fixture list published

BBC Sport

It's only six weeks to the start of the football season. The EFL fixture list has been published today.

Championship play-off losers Reading kick off their campaign at QPR on 5 August.

Portsmouth begin life in League One at home to Rochdale while Oxford Utd start with a trip to Oldham Athletic.

Portsmouth promoted

Travel latest: Waterloo 'points failure' blocks lines

BBC News Travel

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

Queen's hat change stumps punters

Toby Wadey

BBC South

The Queen's quick outfit change has left many punters stumped and bookmakers smiling.

Her Majesty wore blue at the State Opening of Parliament but by the time she arived at Royal Ascot, she had changed into yellow.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said his betting firm had taken just 13 bets on yellow.

The Queen

He added: "After seeing the Queen wear a blue hat for her speech in parliament, many punters expected her to remain in her clothing for Royal Ascot.

"However, they were left disappointed when she was seen in her procession in a yellow hat, the second favourite in our betting."

The Queen's First Royal Ascot

The Queen attended her first Royal Ascot as monarch months after her accession in 1952.

The Queen leads Royal Procession at Royal Ascot

Well it was fun while it lasted...

Severe accident: A303 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A303 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between M3 J8 and Mitcheldever Road.

A303 Hampshire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on A303 westbound in Popham between Andover and the Mitcheldever Road junction, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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

Severe accident: A27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, at A3023 Langstone Road.

A27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on A27 Havant By-Pass westbound in Havant at Langston Technology Park Roundabout, because of people slowing to look at an accident.

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

Number plate recognition considered for hospitals

John Radcliffe Hospital
Press Association

The introduction of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras is being considered for the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals.

Oxford University Hospitals Trust, which runs both sites, said the move was being looked at to "improve parking and traffic flow", although nothing has been finalised.

It follows a major consultation on NHS services in Oxfordshire which found there was "widespread frustration" about parking at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Crash at Dorset junction causing delays this afternoon

A collision between two vehicles is causing traffic delays this afternoon.

The crash happened at the Wimborne junction between Leigh Road and Avenue Road.

Both roads are partially blocked.

Dorset Traffic Police are on the scene and said recovery is on route as the larger car cannot be moved.

It is not known if anyone was injured in the collision.

Dorset Traffic Police

Have you seen her?

Totton water pipe cracks in hot weather

Homes and a school have been left without water after hot weather caused a pipe to burst on Jacobs Gutter Lane in Totton, Hampshire.

Water floods along Jacobs Gutter Lane after pipes crack in hot weather

Heads warn parents of 'cash-starved schools'

Headteachers in England are keeping up the pressure on school funding, sending a letter warning about "cash-starved" schools to almost two million families.

Teacher with pupils

As the government prepares to set out its plans in the Queen's Speech, school leaders across 17 councils - including Oxfordshire and Dorset - are calling for urgent action over a funding gap.

Claims over school funding shortages became an election battleground and a doorstep issue with voters.

The Conservative manifesto promised an extra £1bn per year from savings.

Warning after Swanage dog cliff rescue

The coastguard has warned dog walkers to keep their pooches on their leads while walking on the cliff tops.

Bella being rescued
Swnaage Coastguard

It comes after the Swanage team rescued a dog named Bella from the Downs after it went 60ft (18m) down a cliff yesterday and was unable to get back up. Bella was recovered to the top of the cliff using ropes and was unhurt.

Royal Ascot: The band strikes up!

Severe accident: A27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, at A3023 Langstone Road.

A27 Hampshire - A27 Havant By-Pass in Havant closed and queuing traffic eastbound at Langston Technology Park Roundabout, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital last night as "a precautionary measure", Buckingham Palace has said.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

The 96-year-old is being treated at the King Edward VII Hospital, London, for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.

The BBC understands his hospital stay is "not a cause for serious concern".

The Queen has delivered her speech to parliament ahead of attending Royal Ascot this afternoon as planned, Buckingham Palace has said.

Travel latest: Southbound South West Trains services 'running at reduced speeds'

BBC News Travel

Fire warning for Queen's Windsor Estate

Visitors to the Queen's Windsor Estate are being warned the forest is at "heightened risk" of wildfire during the hot weather.

The Crown Estate has asked people to "exercise additional caution" at Windsor Great Park after the Met Office set its Fire Severity Index level to "very high" for the attraction.


The Forestry Commission said the area's 8,000 acres of forest were "particularly vulnerable".

Temperatures of 31C were forecast.

Water floods along Jacobs Gutter Lane after pipes crack in hot weather
The water company said the dry ground caused pipes to shift and crack.

Dorset travel latest: Sheep blocking Weymouth road

Fire ravaged Hartley Wintney church reopens

A Hampshire church that lost its roof in a fire more than a year ago has celebrated its reopening.

The blaze started in a shed at the rear of the Catholic Church of St. Thomas More, Hartley Wintney, on 17 May 2016, it spread, engulfing the church roof.

Bishop Philip Egan led a service on Tuesday evening and consecrated the church and its new altar.

Firefighters who fought the blaze said they were "honoured to attend the service".

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