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Summary

  1. Murder inquiry launched after bodies found
  2. Further charges for boy over M3 closure
  3. Boy, 11, was 'raped at children's home'
  4. Southampton tower blocks fire doors 'unsafe'
  5. Rickie Lambert announces retirement from football
  6. Updates on Monday 02 October

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today!

    That's it for BBC South Live for today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday when we will be bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport 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. Leisure centre to close for maintenance work

    The swimming pool at the Academy Sport Leisure Centre in Reading is closing for the next four months for maintenance work.

    The facility is having the boilers that heat the pool and the rest of the plant replaced, after Reading Borough Council took over control of the centre.

    Pool
    Image caption: The maintenance work includes replacing the boilers which heat the pool

    Councillor Sarah Hacker, who is head for culture, sport and consumer services, said the work needed completing "urgently".

    "It's a bit like ripping a plaster off, we better get it done now to avoid the pain of poor heating," she added.

    "In the New Year, users should experience a much better pool".

  3. Have you seen missing Michael Durdey?

    The 31-year-old went missing overnight and was last seen between 04:00 and 05:00 BST in the Oxford Street area of Southampton.

    Michael Durdey

    Hampshire Constabulary said it was concerned for Mr Durdley's welfare.

    He is described as white, of medium build. 5ft 8in (1.72m) tall with "floppy hair".

    He was last seen wearing a black jumper, light-coloured skinny jeans and dark brown shoes.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire southbound severe disruption, before J3 for B2150.

    A3(M) Hampshire - A3(M) in Waterlooville partially blocked and slow traffic southbound before J3, B2150 (Waterlooville), because of debris on the road.

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

  5. Burglars jailed for stealing thousands of pounds of cigarettes

    Two burglars who stole thousands of pounds of cigarettes from a supermarket distribution centre have been jailed.

    Burglars
    Image caption: Piotr Nawrocki (L) and Rafal Fryzowksi (R) were sentenced at Reading Crown Court

    Piotr Nawrocki, 47, of Reading, carried out 21 burglaries at Waitrose in Doncastle Road, Bracknell, between December 2016 and February 2017, police said.

    Rafal Fryzowksi, 44, of Reading, carried out 13 burglaries at the same supermarket, during the same period.

    Items including cigarettes, tobacco and razors were stolen.

    Nawrocki was jailed for three years and seven months, while Fryzowksi was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3(M) Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire northbound severe accident, before J3 for B2150.

    A3(M) Hampshire - Slow traffic on A3(M) northbound in Waterlooville before J3, B2150 (Waterlooville), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. Wildlife Trust announces new Meon Valley nature reserve

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has announced its newest nature reserve in the Meon Valley.

    It has purchased the site at St Clair’s Meadow, Soberton, from the Earl of Clarendon’s estate, with help from the Pig Shed Trust, the local community and a £300,000 Biffa Award grant.

    Covering about 16 hectares (39.5 acres), it is located within the Forest of Bere and the South Downs National Park and contains a stretch of the River Meon chalk river.

    River Meon near Soberton
  8. Sex venue plan for Reading club

    Plans for a sexual entertainment venue in Reading town centre are to be discussed by the town's council next week.

    Friar Street

    Reading Borough Council's licensing applications sub-committee will meet to discuss the application by Koala which could see the club on Friar Street open seven days a week from 21:00 to 03:00.

    If approved, the plans, which include scope for dance booths with full nudity, would require the premises to have a sex establishment venue licence.

  9. Man attacked with his own crutches in Weymouth

    A man as suffered life-threatening injuries after being attacked with his own crutcheshas suffered life-threatening injuries after being attacked with his own crutches by a stranger.

    The victim, in his 40s, was set upon near the Nautico Lounge restaurant in St Thomas Street in Weymouth, Dorset, at about 05:30 BST on Saturday.

    He was taken to hospital with serious head and back injuries.

    The crutches have not been recovered. Police have released CCTV images of a man who they are looking for in connection with the attack.

    CCTV images of suspect
    Quote Message: Our investigation into this incident is continuing and we are still keen to hear from any witnesses. We have also not recovered the victim’s crutches and I would urge anyone who might have information as to where these might be to contact us. from Det Sgt Mark Portelli Dorset Police
    Det Sgt Mark PortelliDorset Police
  10. Oxford United player flew to Barcelona to vote

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Xemi

    Oxford United midfielder Xemi Fernandez said he flew back to Barcelona to vote in the Catalan referendum yesterday.

    Spain's constitutional court banned the vote and almost 900 people were hurt as police tried to stop it going ahead.

    The 22-year-old said he travelled to a small village outside Barcelona to vote because so many people were trying to cast their ballots in the city.

    Commenting on the violence, he said: "It's so sad people want to talk and to vote and you respond to that with violence".

    After the ballot Catalan officials said voters had backed secession with a 42.3% turnout.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Simi the tiger is the first wild animal to have an operation using a portable robotic arm
  13. Hospital 'should fund park and ride extension'

    A further extension to a park and ride service in Reading should be funded by Royal Berkshire Hospital, the borough council has said.

    Bus
    Image caption: The park and ride scheme in Reading was extended from today

    Reading Borough Council has extended the service between Mereoak, on the outskirts of the town, and the hospital in a bid to relieve parking pressures in the area.

    Councillor Tony Page said there was "considerable scope" to further extend the service into peak hours with help from the hospital.

    The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust said it recognised the need to improve transport for its patients, and added saw its partnership with the council and Reading Buses as "important".

  14. Servitude charges dropped against couple

    A husband and wife who had been accused of servitude and benefit fraud have had all 16 charges against them dropped.

    Mary Turner, 64, and David Porter, 66, from Wareham in Dorset, were first arrested in 2014.

    Four British people aged between their 30s and early 70s were found in what prosecutors called "squalid conditions" at a site in Wareham the same year.

    The Crown Prosecution Service said both Mrs Turner and Mr Porter had been deemed unfit to stand trial.

    Prosecutors said the case was no longer in the public interest.

  15. Spate of thefts at M4 services

    Reading Services M4

    A spate of thefts at motorway service stations in Berkshire has prompted a police witness appeal.

    Vehicles were targeted during seven periods at Reading, Chieveley and Membury services on the M4 between 22 August and 28 September.

    The majority of the offences happened overnight, with "large quantities of property" taken from lorries and tools stolen from commercial work vans.

    Thames Valley Police said it was particularly interested in seeing any dashcam footage from motorists who may have unwittingly filmed the offenders.