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  1. See you next year!

    Thank you for joining us on South Live for the last time in 2017.

    We will be back from 08:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 2 January with the latest news, travel, sport and weather.

    Until then then you can keep in touch with our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or via our Twitter accounts: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

  2. Stabbing and burglary suspects released without charge

    Two people arrested in connection with a reported stabbing in Bournemouth have been released without charge. At 06:37 on 6 December officers were called to an address in Crabton Close Road, where a man was found with a stab wound to his shoulder and head injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

    The injured man, 27, from Christchurch, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and a 30-year-old local woman was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

    They have both now been released without charge and Dorset Police said it is not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

  3. Bottle thrown at Waitrose employee

    CCTV image
    Image caption: Police say the assault happened between 18:35 and 19:10 (GMT) on Friday 1 December

    An employee at Waitrose in Ringwood had a bottle chucked at his head during an assault earlier this month.

    Police say it hit him in the face causing injuries to his jaw and concussion.

    It happened outside the Waitrose store after a dispute between three men and the member of staff on The Furlong on 1 Friday December.

    Hampshire Police has released CCTV images of men its officers wish to speak to.

  4. Cameras to enforce smart motorway rules

    Five lanes on M1

    Drivers could face £100 fines instead of warning letters for ignoring smart motorway lane closures in Berkshire after road-side cameras were installed in a trial.

    Smart motorways operate variable speed limits and can open the hard shoulder to traffic to reduce congestion.

    Highways England expects penalties to be introduced from March for "dangerous" drivers ignoring red X signs on overhead gantries.

    Smart motorways are a feature of congested sections of the M4.

  5. Police fight festive period rise in hate crimes

    Thames Valley Police and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council are trying to raise awareness of a rise in hate crimes during the Christmas and New Year period.

    Officers are providing leaflets and advice to licensed premises, door staff and taxi drivers, who police say are disproportionately targeted at this time of year.

    Hate crimes are motivated by hostility towards someone's race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

    Inspector Lucy Price said: "During the Christmas and New Year period, more people are expected to be out enjoying themselves during the night time economy.

    "We want to remind the public that hate crimes can have a lasting effect on victims, so please be mindful of your behaviour and the implications your actions could have."

  6. Siblings charged with Slough shopping centre robbery

    Queensmere Shopping Centre

    A brother and sister have been charged with a robbery at the Queensmere Shopping Centre in Slough.

    Marcel Carpenter, 20, and Keonie Carpenter, 18, both of Moray Drive, Slough, were charged in connection with an incident at about 10:00 on Wednesday.

    They appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court on Thursday and were both remanded in custody to appear at Reading Crown Court on 29 January 2018.

  7. Strike to hit New Year's Eve trains

    SWR train

    South Western Railway warns its services are likely to be "exceptionally busy" on New Year's Eve due to strike action.

    Those travelling home from celebrations in London may also face long queues and crowded stations, it warns.

    The company says the industrial action by RMT union will force it to reduce the number of available services.

  8. Skoda driver sought after fatal crash

    The A361 near Langford

    A potential witness to an accident in Oxfordshire that killed a man and left a woman with serious injuries is being sought by police.

    The crash was on the A361 near Langford at 15:00 GMT on Saturday and involved a white Ford Fiesta and a grey MG ZR.

    The driver of the MG ZR, a man in his 30s, died at the scene and the driver of the Fiesta, a woman in her 60s, remains in hospital.

    Police are calling for the driver of a silver Skoda estate to come forward.

    PC Lyndsey Blackaby said: "We believe [the driver] may have been in the area at the time and may have some information that could assist the investigation."

  9. Man needs nine stitches after Havant attack

    Havent assault E-fit
    Image caption: The offender was described as white and of stocky build.

    A man needed nine stitches after an attack in Havant early on Wednesday morning.

    A 25-year-old man was assaulted by a man holding a bottle at about 06:30 (GMT) on Foxcott Grove, Hampshire Police say.

    The force wants to hear from anyone with information and has released a electronic image based on the description provided by the victim.

  10. 'Witness' sought after fatal crash

    A361 near Langford
    Image caption: The road was closed for about four hours for investigation work

    The crash near Langford in Oxfordshire killed a man and left a woman in hospital.

    'Witness' sought after fatal crash

    A361 near Langford

    The crash near Langford in Oxfordshire killed a man and left a woman in hospital.

    Read more
  11. King may miss Everton clash

    BBC Sport

    Josh King
    Image caption: Josh King is a doubt for Bournemouth after being substituted against West Ham

    Bournemouth have several injury worries as they prepare to welcome Everton in the Premier League tomorrow.

    Josh King and Andrew Surman may miss the game through injury and Charlie Daniels and Harry Arter are due to undergo fitness tests having been out for the two previous matches.

    Meanwhile, Jermaine Defoe and Junior Stanislas have definitely been ruled out.

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: "It is frustrating that we've had a lot of injuries at a time when we've had a lot of games. Our injury record has been good until the last few weeks."

  12. Saints prepare for Manchester United

    BBC Sport

    Charlie Austin
    Image caption: Southampton striker Charlie Austin is banned for Saturday's game against Manchester United

    Southampton travel north in the Premier League to face Manchester United tomorrow.

    They will be without defender Virgil van Dijk, who will join Liverpool on 1 January.

    Charlie Austin is suspended, although a hamstring injury may rule him out for the next two months anyway, left-back Ryan Bertrand will have his hamstring problem assessed.

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino said: "Manchester United are a powerful team, but we are in the moment that we have to think more about us and what we have to do on the pitch."

  13. 'Heartbroken' family pay tribute to 32-year-old

    Richard Gardner
    Image caption: Richard Gardner was known as Richie or Richie G to his friends, his family say

    The family of a man from Southampton who died after he was hit by a car say he will be "sadly missed".

    Richard Gardner, 32, was struck by a Ford Focus on Brownhill Way on 22 December and died the same day at Southampton General Hospital.

    His family say he was happiest when fishing and leaves behind "a heartbroken mum, younger brother, sister, half sister and a huge amount of friends".

    A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the collision has been released from custody but remains under investigation, say Hampshire Police.

  14. Two arrests after suspected arson

    Patten Ash Drive
    Image caption: The suspected arson took place at a property on Pattern Ash Drive

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire in Wokingham.

    The fire at a property on Patten Ash Drive was reported to emergency services at about 21:10 (GMT)

    No-one was injured, but the property was damaged, police say.

    Both of the arrested men, who are aged 55 and 57-years-old respectively, are from Wokingham.

  15. Search for driver after boy, 11, hit by car

    London Road, Andover
    Image caption: Hampshire Police say the boy was struck by a car on London Road in Andover on 22 December

    Police want to talk to the driver of a car which hit an 11-year-old boy in Andover before Christmas,

    It happened on London Road last Friday at about 17:00 (GMT) and the boy suffered minor cuts and bruises.

    PC Graham Taylor of Hampshire Police says the driver stopped at the scene, but they would still like to talk to them to "establish the full circumstances".

    He's also asked anyone who saw the incident to contact the force.

  16. Dorchester 'hit-and-run' crash: Three men released

    Three men who were arrested after woman died in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Dorset have been released without charge.

    The 39-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car on The Grove in Dorchester on Wednesday. She died later in hospital.

    Dorset Police confirmed investigations showed vehicles belonging to the three men detained were not involved.

    Officers appealed for the driver involved to "do the right thing" and come forward.

    Crash scene
    Quote Message: I am making a direct plea to the driver of the vehicle that collided with the victim to please do the right thing and come forward. A family have been left grieving over the loss of their loved one and are desperate for answers. "
    Quote Message: We now believe that the vehicle responsible has travelled down the hill on The Grove and away from Dorchester town centre." from Insp Joe Pardey
    Insp Joe Pardey
  17. Oxford MP: Election was 'a very good result' for Lib Dems

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Layla Moran
    Image caption: Layla Moran says the 2017 general election was a success for her party

    Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has been speaking to BBC Radio Oxford about the political year.

    She won the Oxford West and Abingdon seat from Conservative Nicola Blackwood in the general election.

    "On the night I had no idea until about 4am that we had done it, in fact I was called up by my agent at about half-past midnight who said we hadn't, so when I arrived at the count it was a complete surprise."

    She said the election was a success for her party which increased the number of MPs it has from eight to 12.

    "Given it was a snap election... actually I think it was a very good result."