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  1. Prisoners in Dorset 'developing drug problem in jail'
  2. Murder arrest after street attack death in Southampton
  3. Dorset hospital shake-up agreed
  4. Carabao Cup: Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton AET
  5. Carabao Cup: Reading 0-2 Swansea
  6. Updates from Wednesday 20 September

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  1. That's all for today

    The BBC South Live service will return at 08:00 on Thursday, when we'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

    You can get in touch anytime with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Respite Centre protest at council meeting

    Hannah Bewley

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

    The planned closure of a care centre has been delayed by Southampton City Council.

    Labour leader Simon Letts said in a debate at full council that the decision to close the Kentish Road respite centre would be looked at again after a new business case is put together.

    A petition with 2,223 signatures was presented to the council by service users, carers and families.

    Three people who use the service threw paper cash at councillors, and wore T-shirts saying "I am worth £300,000 a year".

    The council has said it would save £300,000 annually by closing the service, which was planned for October 31.

    A vote was taken on delaying the closure among other recommendations, including a "reassessment of the financial business case".

    Opposition councillors said the business case used to calculate potential savings was two years out of date, and Mr Letts agreed.

    Council meeting
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    Severe accident: B3000 Surrey eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    B3000 Surrey eastbound severe accident, at A3 Puttenham.

    B3000 Surrey - B3000 partially blocked and slow traffic eastbound at Puttenham, because of an accident involving car and coach.

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

  4. United stars firing blanks

    Football fans often say their team needs shooting practice, but Oxford United appear to have the message a little literally.

    The League One's entire squad is at an Army boot camp in Surrey where they have experienced military fitness training and have even been let loose on the firing range.

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  5. Plans for fixed traveller site in Reading


    Plans to open a dedicated site for travellers in Reading have been announced by the borough council.

    The authority has identified land at the junction of Cow Lane and Richfield Avenue with space for up to 10 permanent or 24 transit pitches.

    Almost £95,000 was spent on dealing with 87 unauthorised encampments in 2016-17 and the new site could help reduce future costs, the council said.

    A public consultation into the proposal is set to start later this month.

  6. City council leader to step down

    Bob Price

    The leader of Oxford City Council, Bob Price, says he will not be standing for re-election next May,

    Mr Price has led the authority since May 2008 and has been councillor in Oxford since 1983.

    He says he will be 70 next May and it's a good age to retire.

  7. Mobile phone video plea after murder

    Goswell Hill

    Revellers who shot videos on their mobile phones on the night of a murder may have filmed vital evidence without realising, police have said.

    Mohammed Rasheed, 50, was found with fatal head injuries near nightclubs and pubs in the Goswell Hill area of Windsor early on Sunday 10 September.

    Police said the street was busy at the time and urged people to check their phones "as a matter of urgency".

    Two men were arrested for murder and released while inquiries continue.

  8. Brother recreate Cockleshell Heroes raid

    Mike and Rich Heard

    Two brothers are about to recreate an epic wartime commando raid which involved their grandfather - who was one of the famous Cockleshell Heroes.

    Mike and Rich Heard will be paddling and walking the route taken by their grandfather Bill Sparks during a mission to attack ships in Bordeaux.

    He was one of just two men who survived the top secret raid in 1942 which saw marines canoeing almost 100 miles behind enemy lines to blow up ships. It reportedly led Winston Churchill to say he believed the raid could have shortened the war by six months.

    The brothers will be raising money for a local hospice.

  9. New lights for New Hinksey

    Street light

    Work to replace lights on 26 streets in part of Oxford will be starting next week.

    LED streetlights are being installed by Oxfordshire County Council in the New Hinksey area.

    It is part of a £3.8m programme to improve 3,200 streetlights which has been backed with a £2.8m of government grant.

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    Severe accident: A352 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A352 Dorset both ways severe accident, at Church Lane.

    A352 Dorset - Queuing traffic on A352 Wareham Road in both directions in Owermoigne at the Church Lane junction, because of an accident involving car and motorbike earlier on.

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

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    Severe disruption: A4144 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4144 Oxfordshire both ways severe disruption, between St John Street and Walton Street.

    A4144 Oxfordshire - A4144 Beaumont Street in Oxford closed in both directions between the St John Street junction and the Walton Street junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

  12. Juvenile lapwing seen after New Forest wetland restoration

    Rare wading birds have been spotted in New Forest wetland habitat that was recently restored.

    The New Forest National Park Authority said the lapwing chicks were feeding at a stream near Stoney Cross, which was restored to its naturally shallow, winding state in 2014.

    A sighting of juvenile lapwing in the south of England is rare, as the species has declined by 48% in the last 25 years, the authority said.

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  13. Young people 'face debt epidemic'

    The Young Women's Trust says a quarter of young people in England and Wales have to borrow to make ends meet.

    The charity's survey of more than 4,000 18- to 30-year-olds suggests almost a quarter are in debt all the time and almost half have to borrow to make their cash last to the end of the month.

    Laura Davies, 27, who became pregnant aged 19, during her first year at Bournemouth University, says she took a year out before continuing with her degree, balancing childcare, study and part-time work. She says and her partner still live according to a spreadsheet.

    Laura Davies
    Quote Message: We would rather work the extra hours and miss out on family time together to make sure we can make ends meet. We still don't have enough money to get married." from Laura Davies
    Laura Davies
  14. Treasure to be displayed in Oxfordshire

    Late 16th century gold pendant applique
    Image caption: Late 16th century gold pendant applique found by a metal detectorist in 2003

    Historical discoveries made by the public are being displayed in a new exhibition in Oxfordshire.

    They include ancient pottery, gold coins, iron age jewellery and Elizabethan rings.

    All the objects being shown at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock have been found by local people and metal detectorists.

    The exhibition opens on Saturday 23 September.

  15. Woman raped and man assaulted in Windsor car park

    A 19-year-old woman has been raped in a car park in Windsor, police have said.

    Officers were called at 03:45 BST on Monday following reports of a rape at the Victoria Street car park and an assault on a 35-year-old man.

    Car Park

    Thames Valley Police said the woman is being supported by trained officers and the man who was taken to hospital has since been discharged.

    No arrests have been made in relation to the incident. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  16. New butterfly house draws the crowds

    Portsmouth's rebuilt butterfly house has almost doubled its visitor numbers since it re-opened last month, the city council has said.

    The old butterfly house at the city's natural history museum was demolished but since the new one opened on 19 August, more than 13,000 visitors have gone through the doors.That compares to 7,300 visitors in the same period last year.

    The enclosure is kept at butterfly-friendly temperature and humidity levels and has a range of plants including orchids, jasmine, banana, lemon trees and lantana.

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    Video caption: The Butterfly House in Southsea was saved for closure by a campaign group