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Live Reporting

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  1. Did you see the supermoon?

    Did you see the supermoon last night? This spooky picture was snapped by Becca Collacott in Abingdon.

    Supermoon from Abingdon

    Heath Observer in St Leonards, Dorset, posted this stunning picture of the moon's surface on the BBC Weather Watchers website.


    Weather Watcher Jon Lepic took this photo in Goring, Oxfordshire.

  2. Plans unveiled for next phase of 'greenway'

    California Greenway opening

    Plans for the next phase of a traffic-free route linking Finchampstead and the new Arborfield Green development have gone on show.

    Phase one of the California Greenway opened on Saturday.

    The latest phase will link the newly-opened route to Nine Mile Road.

    The resin path will be accessible for wheelchairs, large buggies and cyclists as well as horse riders and walkers.

    The plans are available online and at California Country Park and the FBC Centre.

    The consultation will be open until 19 January.

  3. Reading FC Women 100% cup success

    Reading FC Women are heading into the quarter final of the Continental Cup following a 5-0 win against Millwall Lionesses.

    The 100% record meant Royals topped Group One South, ahead of Arsenal.

  4. New Powdair airline 'will not fly this winter'

    New airline Powdair will not be flying this winter after its main investor withdrew.

    Southampton Airport

    It had been planning to fly from Southampton Airport to Sion in Switzerland - offering easy access to top ski resorts.

    The firm said it had had a "significant investment offer" from another potential investor which would "secure the financial future of Powdair".

    "However, the due diligence required to finalise this investment will take at least 30 days and we have therefore made the difficult, but what we feel is correct decision, not to launch Powdair this winter," it added.

    "Our new investor wishes to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to launch a strong, well-funded airline focused on long term success."

  5. Row over 80% New Forest workers' rent rise

    Workers in a national park face losing their homes if "draconian" 80% rent rises go ahead, a union has claimed.

    Cattle in the New Forest

    Unite said the Forestry Commission plans to increase housing rent for about 25 employees working in the New Forest National Park, who each earn about £21,000 per year.

    It added the commission wants to raise the rents by 40% in January and the same amount the following January.

    The Forestry Commission has not yet responded to a BBC request for comment.

  6. New hotel planned for technology park

    Oxford Technology Park CGI
    Image caption: A computer generated image of how Oxford Technology Park is expected to look

    A 101-bed Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant are planned for a new technology park just outside Oxford.

    The plans for the development on Oxford Technology Park near Kidlington have been formally submitted to Cherwell District Council.

    Property consultants Bidwells say the hotel and restaurant - if approved - would be built at the same time as the first business units in 2018 before opening the following year.

  7. Charity objects to expressway link

    Wittenham Clumps
    Image caption: Wittenham Clumps

    A possible route for a link road connecting the A34 with a new expressway would threaten an "iconic landscape", according to Earth Trust.

    It says the link with the proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway would cut across farmland it owns and make it less financial viable.

    Earth Trust argues this would "undermine" its ability to manage the Wittenham Clumps in south Oxfordshire and other "national assets".

    Last month, the National Infrastructure Commission said the government should accelerate plans for a new expressway connecting Oxford and Cambridge.

    Its report said the new road would help boost the region's contribution to the UK's economy.

  8. Killer granted appeal hearing over NHS care

    A woman with paranoid schizophrenia who killed her mother has been granted an appeal hearing in her claim against her former NHS carers.

    Ecila Henderson stabbed 69-year-old Rosemary Armstrong 22 times when her mother came to visit her at her flat in Pokesdown, Bournemouth, in August 2010.

    Henderson, who is detained in a mental health unit, claimed more than £300,000 from Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, saying the death arose from inadequate care.

    The case was dismissed in December 2016 but the Court of Appeal has granted a two-day hearing on a date to be fixed.

  9. Robbery suspect remanded in custody

    A man arrested in connection with a number of robberies in Southampton has been remanded in custody after appearing in court this morning.

    Dean Higham,54, of Anson Drive appeared before city magistrates charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, consiracy to commit burglary, possession of a class A drug and driving whilst unfit through drugs.

    He will appear at Southampton Crown Court on 5 January.

  10. E-fit released after two people hurt in aggravated burglary

    An E-fit of a man has been issued by police after an aggravated burglary that left two people with cuts to their heads.

    E-fit image of suspect

    Three men forced their way into a flat on Sinclair Drive, Basingstoke, and demanded money on Thursday at about 18:30 GMT.

    They assaulted a 38 year-old woman and a 35 year-old man before leaving. Nothing was taken.

    The man and woman needed hospital treatment but are recovering at home.

    Two of the offenders had their faces covered.

    The man who did not is described as Asian, in his 30s, 6ft 1in (1.85m), of muscular build with a neat black beard and wearing a black baseball cap and black clothing.

  11. Hundreds of guns surrendered to police

    More than 300 guns and items of ammunition were handed in to Dorset Police during a national firearms surrender.

    During the two-week campaign, nine rifles, 40 shotguns, 13 pistols, 21 revolvers and 93 air weapons were handed in, along with 9 deactivated guns and 29 imitation firearms.

  12. Ambulance staff use mobiles after phones fail

    Call centre

    South Western Ambulance Service says it is in a "recovery phase" after a major electrical failure led to "significant issues" with its phone and computer systems on Sunday evening.

    Staff told the BBC they had resorted to using their mobile phones to co-ordinate ambulances following the failure at its 999 call centre.

    The phone lines are now back up but the service said it was still experiencing some IT problems.

    A statement said: "We are able to provide a seamless service to out patients and are no longer having to rely on mutual aid from our neighbouring ambulance services.

    "We have launched a full investigation into the cause of the electrical failure and will be reviewing our processes and procedures in light of this event."