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  1. Woman charged over Guy Hedger shooting
  2. Dolphin rescued on Weymouth Beach
  3. Man denies driving charge over fatal Ferrari crash
  4. Weather: Wind and rain spreading to all parts

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  1. People found in trailer from Europe

    Two adults and a child have been found in a trailer in Hampshire, which was being transported by truck from mainland Europe.

    Police were called to water pump company Selwood in Chandler's Ford industrial estate on Wednesday afternoon after the driver raised the alarm.

    Hampshire Constabulary said it was aware of the situation.

    The three people are with immigration officials.


    A statement from Selwood said: "A member of staff at the security gate alerted the police after the driver of a lorry which had stopped before entering the site raised concerns that there may be people in the vehicle.

    "The lorry was due to make a delivery to Selwood.

    "The matter was handled by the police and the lorry, which had been sent by a supplier from Germany, was taken on to the site at Chandlers Ford."

  2. Man's face cut four times during Banbury robbery

    Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Swan Close Road, Banbury, in which a man cut his victim's face with a blade.

    At 23:20 on 17 July, the 31-year-old victim walked past the entrance of Morrisons and was approached by a man who pulled a bladed object from either his waistband or sleeve.


    The victim was grabbed and offered his MP3 player and other items to the attacker, who continued to threaten him and cut him four times on his chin and jaw bone.

    He took his victim's wallet, removing coins, before walking towards Upper Windsor Street. The victim did not require hospital treatment.

    The suspect is white, in his 20s, thin, 6ft, with a pasty complexion, marks on his face and light brown bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a grey top and dark trousers.

  3. Man seriously injured in village crash

    A driver in his 80s has been seriously injured after his car crashed through the walls of a flat in an Oxfordshire village.

    The crash happened at about 12:45 BST on the High Street in Wheatley.

    Crash in Wheatley

    Police, fire and paramedics attended the scene and cordoned off part of the street.

    The affected building is being assessed by a structural engineer. The man has been taken to hospital, but no one else was hurt.

  4. Berkshire broadband reaches 99%

    Berkshire's superfast broadband coverage is set to reach more than 99% of the county over the next two years.

    The multi-million pound programme to deliver access to high speed broadband, has now entered its final phase.

    Contracts have been signed with BT to extend coverage to 7,400 urban premises and Gigaclear to extend coverage to 6,100 rural premises.

  5. Deportation tribunal for mentally ill woman

    Michele Cross

    BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

    A hearing is taking place today to decide whether or not to deport a mentally ill woman living in Berkshire to South Africa.

    Kerry-Anne Herselman - who is in her 30s - is a South African national who has been living near Reading with her British mother since her arrival in the UK in 2010.

    Her family say she is at risk of being removed by the Home Office to a country where she has nobody to look after her and nowhere to stay.

    The Home Office has refused to comment on the specific case - previously saying "all applications are considered on their individual merits including compassionate circumstances".

    The immigration lawyer dealing with the case at the Birmingham Immigration Tribunal says a final decision isn't expected for a few weeks.

  6. Countdown to Camp Bestival

    The countdown is on to this year's Camp Bestival in Lulworth with Mark Ronson, All Saints and Brian Wilson on this year's line up.

    The sold-out event is reknowned as being family-friendly and acts on for the kidsinclude Mr Tumble and cheeky champs Dick and Dom.

    Police have warned of delays on roads surrounding the festival site.

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    Severe disruption: A350 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A350 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between A35 and Old Wareham Road.

    A350 Dorset - A350 Blandford Road North in Poole closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A35 junction and the Old Wareham Road junction, because of an overturned vehicle and a vehicle fire. Police directing traffic.

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

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Oxfordshire - Broken down vehicle on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury). Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Woman in court over Guy Hedger investigation

    A woman has appeared in court as part of the investigation into the death of a businessman shot at his home in Dorset.

    Guy Hedger, 61, died in the early hours of 30 April after intruders reportedly broke into his home in Ashley, near Ringwood, and opened fire with a shotgun.

    Forty-year-old Helen Cooper - also known as Helen Keeping - from Poole was been charged with assisting an offender. She appeared before Poole Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on 2 August.

    Guy Hedger
  10. BreakingReports of lorry stopped with 'people in the back'

    Luke De Costa

    BBC Radio Solent reporter

    We've received reports of police dealing with an articulated lorry in Chandler's Ford, with people believed to be in the back.

    Police are on the scene at School Lane.

    Eye witnesses told the BBC a light grey lorry with foreign number plates had stopped and a man, woman and child were found in the back.

    Hampshire Constabulary said the matter is being overseen by Home Office Immigration.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic London-bound at J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Historic recognition for Reading Gaol

    Reading Gaol is being recognised for its historical significance in the nation's gay heritage.

    In 1895 playwright Oscar Wilde was imprisoned, in what is now a Grade II Listed building, for acts of gross indecency.

    Historic England said it's being done to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    Oscar Wilde
  13. Cheesey date for Bournemouth

    Here's one for the diary for next year - Bournemouth Cheese Fest has just been announced.

    Billed as "a day of the most incredible melted cheese delights", the event on 7 April at the BIC is part of a UK tour and features cheese traders from across the UK.

  14. Jewellery stolen from 83-year-old Abingdon woman

    Police are appealing to trace jewellery stolen from a property on Farringdon Road in Longworth near Abingdon between 19:00 and 21:50 on Thursday.

    The victim, an 83-year-old woman, was in the property at the time and the jewellery was stolen through an open bedroom window on the ground floor.

    The items stolen from a bedside tray are:

    • A 21-pearl cluster necklace made from 18-carat yellow gold
    • An 18-carat diamond ring with seven stones; four sapphires and three diamonds
    • A diamond solitaire ring with a D-shaped shank
    • A rare Skagen watch with a thin flat grey face with stones in place of the hours

    In a jewellery box were between 20 and 30 pairs of earrings including eight pairs of gold earrings, sapphire earrings, a pair of round yellow gold earrings with diamonds, a smoky quartz dress ring, and a nine carat chain necklace.

  15. World War Two defences excavated from beach

    More than 10 tonnes of metal coastal defences and eight wartime mortar shells have been excavated from Hordle Cliff Beach on the Hampshire coast.

    Low Spring tides allowed engineers access to finish removing the remains of World War Two ‘Admiralty Scaffold’ anti-tank defences just below the waterline.

    A ban on swimming in the area, while work was carried out, has been lifted.

    Metal defences
    Wartime defences
  16. Coastguard warning over unstable cliffs

    West Bay coastguards have issued another warning after three families were spotted climbing on a recent cliff fall.

    Officers said three families, including small children, were seen climbing over the "unstable rubble" looking for fossils on East Beach.

    West Bay rockfall
    Quote Message: With all of the recent heavy rain washing away the sandstone and mud, it would not take a great deal of force for one of these boulders to be dislodged and cause injury. from West Bay Coastguard
    West Bay Coastguard
  17. Jasper Carrott cancels Southampton show over heart op

    TV comic Jasper Carrott has cancelled his forthcoming stand up show at the Mayflower Theatre as he is due to have a heart by-pass operation.

    The 72-year-old said he would need a " lengthy recovery period" after the operation which meant his tour would be postponed until next year.

    In a statement he said: "I know you will understand that my health comes before anything and I will do my level best to get back in action ready for next April."

    jasper Carrott