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Summary

  1. People evacuated from homes in Oxfordshire after garage fire
  2. Sinkholes in Reading 'not repaired after nine months'
  3. Tenth annual Bournemouth Air Festival gets under way
  4. Saints' Clasie joins Club Brugge on loan
  5. Updates from Thursday 31 August
  6. Weather: Scattered showers and sunny spells

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening!

    Marcus White

    BBC South

    That's all for today from BBC South Live - thanks for joining us!

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  2. Woman freed from prison wanted for licence breach

    Donna Marie House

    A photograph has been issued of a woman who police say has breached the terms of her licence after being released from prison.

    Donna Marie House, 40, was freed on 26 July after serving part of a sentence for assault and previous breaches of her licence, Dorset Police said.

    A recall notice was issued on Tuesday.

    House is described as a 5ft 3ins white woman of medium build with shoulder-length black hair.

  3. Driver given curfew over fatal crash

    A man who admitted causing a fatal road crash at Badbury Rings near Wimborne has been given a community order and a 12-month driving ban.

    John Robert Lawton, 76, pleaded guilty at Poole magistrates' court to causing death by careless driving.

    Badbury Rings road junction

    Police said he turned in front of an oncoming car on the B3082 in March, causing fatal injuries to an 84-year-old woman passenger in the second vehicle.

    Lawton, of Marston Close, Blandford, was handed a three-month curfew as part of his sentence.

  4. Cowes Chain Ferry timeline

    The Isle of Wight's new £3.2m chain ferry has been beset with problems since the weekend it entered service in May.

    Cars scraped their bumpers and it broke down short of its ramp. Since then it has run aground, been suspended by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and had to run restricted services due to low tides.

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    Video caption: Car bumpers scraped on Cowes floating bridge
    • 13 May - Vessel launched
    • 14 May - Broke down
    • 15 May - Service suspended by MCA
    • 7 June - Ran aground
    • 9 June - Ran aground for a second time
    • 9 June - Council said it had cleared "silt build up that caused the floating bridge to ground"
    • 10 June - Ran aground a third time
    • 13 June to 3 July - Taken out of service at low tide
    • 30 June - Broke down due to electrical fault
    • 21 July - Withdrawn from service at night due to noise levels
    • 4 September - Withdrawn from service indefinitely
  5. Councillor 'hopping mad' over Floating Bridge announcement

    More reaction to the news that the troubled Cowes Floating Bridge is to be withdrawn from service.

    Independent local councillor Karl Love said he accepted it was necessary to address "the many underlying problems and failures" of the £3.2m chain ferry, but added he was he was "hopping mad" to only have learnt about the move from the local media.

    Karl Love
    Quote Message: As if to add insult to injury for the people of our town, the replacement launch will be limited - reportedly because of the cost - to a significantly reduced service operating sporadically and not continually. This will have a huge impact for our business community and significantly reduce confidence of people in using the floating bridge and local services." from Karl Love East Cowes councillor
    Karl LoveEast Cowes councillor
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic on M4 London-bound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham in Winnersh and J8 in Berkshire, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 75 minutes. Congestion to J12, A4 (Theale).

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

  7. Transfer deadline day: Portsmouth done deal

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth have signed Oliver Hawkins from Dagenham & Redbridge on a three-year deal.

  8. BreakingMan found guilty of murdering niece

    A man has been found guilty of murdering a woman who was his niece and partner, after a court heard he smashed a TV over her head.

    Hayley Wall, 25, was found with head injuries outside a shop in Charminster Road, Bournemouth, on 13 December and died in hospital nine days later.

    Christopher and Hayley Wall

    Christopher Wall, 58, of Shelbourne Road, was convicted following a two-week trial at Winchester Crown Court.

    He is due to be sentenced on Friday.

  9. Premier League stars in World Cup action

    BBC Sport

    Southampton pair Cedric and Wesley Hoedt are in World Cup qualifying action this evening. Cedric's Portugal host minnows the Faroe Islands while Hoedt's Netherlands visit France.

    Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic is set to start for Bosnia away in Cyprus. While fellow Cherries keeper Aaron Ramsdale is in the England Under 20s squad for their match against their Dutch counterparts at AFC Telford.

    Earlier today Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Japan qualified for next years world cup finals thanks to their 2-0 victory over Australia. Bournemouth Brad Smith was in the Socceroos team.

    Maya Yoshida
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    Video caption: Jacob is keen to spot any movement on transfer day at Reading FC
  11. Henley's wallabies: How did it happen?

    Henley
    Image caption: A binman took a picture before the wallaby bounded off

    A wallaby recently made headlines after it was photographed by a stunned binman in Oxfordshire.

    But from readers' responses it seems for those living near Henley-on-Thames the sight of the marsupials hopping over fences and across roads has become almost mundane.

    For years they have been sighted across south Oxfordshire, and in 2002 there were even reports of "delinquent" wallabies taking over the town.

    So how easy is it to spot one and why are they there? Visitors to the BBC Oxford Facebook page offered a number of suggestions for where to start the search.

    Read more here.

  12. 'Eye-popping' tower up for worst building award

    A student hall in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for the annual Carbuncle Cup, an award for the worst building in Britain.

    Green panels at the base of Greetham Street Student Halls "jostle" with "colour-blind" yellow and grey cladding at the top, according to nominator Kieran Clarke.

    Greetham student building

    Cooley Architects, which finished the building in 2016, said the "distinctive yellow cube gives the building its identity".

    The winner will be chosen by award organiser BD magazine from the six nominations on Wednesday.

  13. Village thieves target 13 vehicles in one night

    Winchester Street, Overton
    Image caption: Some of the car targeted were parked in Winchester Street

    Thieves targeted 13 vehicles during one night in a Hampshire village.

    A Skoda Yeti was stolen, seven vehicles were broken into and another five were tampered with on eight different roads in Overton on Monday, police said.

    Cash, a mobile phone, keys and audio equipment were among the items taken.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, around J11 for A27 Fareham.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 westbound around J11, A27 (Fareham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J12, M275 (Portsmouth).

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