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  1. Updates from Wednesday 16 August
  2. The UK's new £3bn aircraft carrier sailed into Portsmouth Harbour this morning
  3. Oxford City Council has budgeted £1m to replace cladding on two tower blocks
  4. Plans for a 57-metre high navigation tower at the IKEA store in Calcot, Berkshire, are being opposed

Live Reporting

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  1. Good evening!

    Thanks for joining us, that's all from BBC South Live for today.

    the service will resume at 08:00 on Thursday when we will be bringing you the latest regional news, travel, sport and weather.

    You can still get in touch by email, on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 northbound at J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of an accident.

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

  3. E-fits of Bevois Valley and Portsmood sex assaults suspect released

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    Two women were approached separately by a man on a bike in the Bevois Valley and Portswood areas on Sunday between 23:30 BST and midnight.

    He made sexually explicit comments to both women.

    He also sexually assaulted one of the women her over the top of her clothes before exposing himself.

    Both women said the man was wearing a sports top which had a "South Africa" logo on it.

  4. Weather outlook: Rain and brisk winds

    BBC Weather

    Skies will continue to cloud over from the west this evening as rain moves east with brisk winds.

    However, it will start to clear towards dawn in most areas.

    BBC Weather chart on Wednesday 16 August 2017
  5. Market trader fined for selling counterfeit goods

    A market trader who was caught with hundreds of counterfeit goods, including fake Rolex watches, has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling more than £2,000.

    Christopher McDonald, 44, was found with 663 counterfeit products at Portland Market in August last year after Dorset County Council was tipped off by a member of the public.

    Among his stock, officers found various branded sunglasses and clothing falsely marked as being Nike, Fred Perry, Swag, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana.

    Items found at Portland Market
    Image caption: Dorset County Council recovered 663 items from Christopher McDonald at Portland Market last year

    McDonald, from Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to eight counts of of possessing counterfeit items for sale during a Weymouth Magistrates' Court hearing on Monday.

    He was fined £500 and ordered to to pay £1,500 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

  6. Trial for abuse accused football coach

    Bob Higgins

    A date has been set for the trial of a former Southampton Football Club youth coach who faces child abuse charges.

    Bob Higgins, 64, of Litchfield Road, Southampton, appeared at Winchester Crown Court earlier charged with 65 counts of indecent assault against 23 boys, all aged under 17.

    The alleged offences took place between 1970 and 1996.

    Mr Higgins, whose first name is Robert, did not enter a plea but a provisional trial date has been set for 9 April.

  7. Police and fire service in new joint partnership

    A six-month pilot will see Hampshire's police and fire service team up to search for high-risk missing people.

    The fire service said the scheme, which will cover police operations in Southampton, was a "UK first".

    It said the project would involve officers being able to deploy firefighters to help find people who were at risk themselves or considered a risk to others.

    If successful the idea could be rolled out to the rest the county, the fire service added.

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  8. Berkshire's "cheeselog" features in new poem

    Prominent writer Hollie McNish has included the word "cheeselog" - an obscure noun originating from Berkshire - in her composition for National Poetry Day.

    The word, meaning woodlouse, was among a dozen chosen for inclusion in 12 new poems on National Poetry Day on 28 September.

    cheeselog tweet
  9. Yeovil sign Bournemouth forward Green

    Jordan Green

    League Two club Yeovil Town have signed versatile forward Jordan Green on a free transfer from Bournemouth.

    The 22-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Huish Park outfit.

    He made 10 league appearances during a loan spell at Newport County last season, but has not played in a senior match for the Premier League Cherries.

    "Jordan has the potential to reach a very high standard," Yeovil boss Darren Way told the club website. "He's quick, clever and difficult to mark."

  10. Man sent back to prison for breaching licence

    A man wanted by police for breaching the terms of his licence has been found in Bournemouth.

    Ashley Hickson, 23, was released from prison on 10 July after serving part of an eight-month sentence for attempted burglary.

    However, he breached the terms of his licence and a recall notice was issued, Dorset Police said.

    Hickson was located by officers in Boscombe yesterday has been sent back to prison.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J4 for M3 and J3 for M271.

    M27 Hampshire - Two lanes blocked and very slow traffic on M27 westbound between J4 M3 and J3, M271 (Romsey), because of an accident involving at least two vehicles and people on the road.

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

  12. Woman punched in face while defending attacked boyfriend in Bournemouth

    A woman was punched in the face as she tried to defend her boyfriend during an unprovoked town centre attack.

    CCTV images of man police want to talk to

    A black man, dressed in black, first hit the man, in his 20s, knocking him to the ground outside Debenhams in Bournemouth Square.

    As the woman, also in her 20s, attempted to defend him she was punched in the face and knocked to the ground.

    Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the attack in the early hours of Sunday.

    Both victims needed hospital treatment for facial injuries.