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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 5 October
  2. Councils clash over green belt homes plan
  3. Murder charges over double stabbing
  4. Trio found guilty of sex trafficking

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    That's it for BBC South Live for today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Friday when we will be bringing you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A34 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, near B4027.

    A34 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic on A34 northbound in Islip near Islip Turn Off, because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to Abingdon North.

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

  3. Dismantling work under way at site of Gibbs Crescent explosion

    Work is underway to dismantle flats destroyed and damaged in a blast in the Gibbs Crescent area of Oxford in February.

    Guido Schuette died in the explosion, though an inquest into its cause is yet to take place.

    Tina Proctor, at housing association A2Dominion, said work would be completed by late December.

    "Residents have been informed of this and while there will be some disruption, it will be kept to a minimum," she said.

    "Lighting has been erected around the currently hoarded properties and we are assessing the need for additional street lighting.

    "With regards to future plans, we are looking at a number of options - one of which includes the redevelopment of the estate - but we’ve yet to consult with everyone involved."

    Gibbs Crescent damage

    Ms Proctor added that it was addressing residents' concerns about security and was proposing to install CCTV at the site and was discussing the matter with police.

  4. 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, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  5. Woman released over 'hit-and-run' death

    A 57-year-old woman, arrested following the death of a cyclist who was hit by a van which reportedly failed to stop, has been released while police enquiries continue.

    Christopher Gibbs, 30, from Poole, was struck on the A338 Spur Road in Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.

    A white Mercedes van was later found in Southampton, police said.

    The woman had been detained on suspicion of assisting an offender

    A 57-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

    Christopher Gibbs
  6. Controversial rehab centre plan refused

    Basil Towers

    A controversial application to turn a Weymouth guest house into a drug and alcohol recovery hub has been refused.

    Dorset County Council had applied to turn Basil Towers into a residential centre for up to six people.

    A petition against the plans attracted 700 signatures and there were 70 objections lodged.

    Weymouth & Portland Borough Council's planning committee unanimously opposed the plans at a meeting on Wednesday.

    The county council said it was looking for other potential properties but the former guest house, in Abbotsbury Road, remained its "preferred option".

  7. Blackbird Leys fatal brawl: Police charge two more men with murder

    Police tape

    Two more men have been charged with murder after a man died following a fight in Oxford.

    A brawl broke out on 1 June in Jourdain Road, Blackbird Leys. Christopher Lemonius, 27, was found injured at the scene and died in hospital.

    Four men and a boy have already been charged with his murder.

    Now Otman Lamzini, 24, of Jourdain Road, Blackbird Leys, and Carlos Spencer, 26, of Wynbush Road, Oxford, have also been charged.

  8. Warning over fake £50 notes on Isle of Wight

    Businesses on the Isle of Wight have been warned about fake £50 notes circulating on the island. Police said they had received eight reports since the start of October at locations including Niton, East Cowes, Rookley, Carisbrooke, and Bembridge.

    All fake notes bear the same serial number AJ65238105 .

    Fake banknote
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, near J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on M40 southbound near J9, A34 (Bicester), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M4 and J16 for M40.

    M25 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J15 M4 and J16 M40, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder and recovery work. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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

  11. BreakingMother guilty over child's crash death

    A woman has admitted causing the death of her three-year-old daughter while driving with excess alcohol and drugs.

    Alanda Pike, 34, collided with a van on the A354 at Thickthorn Cross near Blandford on 24 August.

    Alanda Pike

    She and her daughter Louisa were airlifted to hospital, where the girl died the next day.

    Pike, of Blackmore Rd, Shaftesbury, was remanded in custody to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on 26 October.

  12. Tribute to dead Oxford student

    Max Mian

    An Oxford college has paid tribute to one of its students who was found dead at Westgate Oxford site on Monday.

    Max Mian was a second year Classics undergraduate at Brasenose College.

    "Max was brilliant and popular student and we all miss him greatly", said John Bowers, principle of Brasenose College.

    Thames Valley Police said formal identification has yet to take place and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

    President of the JCR at Brasenose Miles Overton described Max as a "popular" and "much-loved" member adding the death has shocked them all.

  13. South East Coast Ambulance Service fails to improve

    Ambulance

    An ambulance service trust that came under fire for a culture of bullying will remain in special measures after failing to improve sufficiently.

    South East Coast Ambulance Service - which serves north-east Hampshire - has been judged inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

    Safety, leadership and incomplete patient records are areas of concern.

    Trust chief executive Daren Mochrie said he was "disappointed" but "confident progress is being made".

  14. Councils clash over green belt homes plan

    Two councils have clashed after one published plans to build 10,000 homes on green belt land within the other's boundary.

    Planners in urbanised Slough want to erect the new houses on green belt land in neighbouring South Buckinghamshire.

    They said the proposed "garden suburb" would help to tackle Slough's housing shortage.

    But South Bucks said it would not support the plans.

    It said Slough has not provided evidence to justify the proposal.

    Slough Map
    Image caption: Slough borough planners want to build the homes to the north of its boundary on green belt land owned by South Bucks District Council
  15. 'Nothing suspicious' at bomb threat school

    Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed it is treating the bomb threat at Regents Park Community College as a hoax.

    "Nothing suspicious has been found at the scene," a spokesperson said.

    He added that there was "no direct risk to pupils, staff or the wider community" and enquiries were ongoing.