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  2. PC James Dixon 'one of life's legends'

    PC James Dixon
    Image caption: Samantha Dixon said her husband would be "missed forever" and "never forgotten"

    Samantha Dixon, the widow of PC James Dixon, who died last month has described him as "one of life's legends".

    The police officer - who had appeared in the Sky TV programme Road Wars - was killed when his motorcycle was in a collision with a car near Hare Hatch..

    Gladys Goodwin, who was in the car, also died in the crash.

    In Mrs Dixon's statement, released on the day of her husband's funeral, she said: "Today we said our final goodbyes to James Dixon, or Dixie as he was affectionately known by many.

    "He was a loving husband, excited father to be, caring son and brother and genuine friend to many... we are all truly heartbroken and devastated by his loss.

    "His death leaves behind a hole that can never and will never be filled. He will be missed forever and never forgotten."

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    Severe accident: A335 Hampshire both ways

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    A335 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Mount Pleasant Road and A335 Onslow Road.

    A335 Hampshire - A335 Bevois Valley Road in Southampton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Mount Pleasant Road junction and the A335 Onslow Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  4. Former cardiologist from Sandhurst jailed for military sex attacks

    A former consultant has been jailed for carrying out sex assaults on military personnel at a hospital in Surrey.

    Neil Ineson, 60, from Sandhurst, in Berkshire, was convicted of 11 offences at Frimley Park Hospital between 2008 and 2014 after a trial on 4 April 2017.

    He was sent to prison for four years at Guildford Crown Court.

    Details could not be reported until a second trial in connection with a separate allegation, of which he was found not guilty, had taken place.

    The former cardiologist was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

    A statement from Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust said Ineson was suspended as soon as the first accusation was brought to its attention in November 2014.

    "To date, the investigation has found that all the victims were military personnel who were being examined by Dr Ineson, a former army colonel, as part of the trust's contract with the Ministry of Defence," it added.

  5. Rail closures between Newbury and Reading

    GWR intercity express trains
    Image caption: Intercity Express Trains will operate beyond Newbury following the work

    Work to electrify the railway between Reading and Newbury will result in a number of closures in 2018, it has been announced.

    The first phase of work between 12 and 15 March will see buses replacing trains between Pewsey and Theale.

    Once finished, Great Western Railway (GWR) says the work will allow its new Electrostar trains to run direct to London.

    It will also start operating Intercity Express Trains beyond Newbury to Bedwyn and direct to Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.

  6. New role for Oxfordshire MP

    Robert Courts

    Robert Courts has been appointed to be Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) for ministers at the Foreign Office.

    A PPS is an MP who assists ministers and acts as their "eyes and ears" in the House of Commons.

    Mr Courts, a Conservative MP for Witney, says he's looking forward to starting the new role.

  7. Londoners spend 37% of salary on rent, study reveals

    Houses in West Hampstead

    Renters in London are spending an average of 37% of their earnings on rent, according to a new study.

    The average monthly rent in the capital is now £836 while average monthly earnings are just less than £2,300, said jobs site CV-Library.

    Other cities with high rents included Brighton at £623 a month, 32% of average wages, Edinburgh (£463, over 23%), Bristol (£458, almost 22%) and Southampton (£418, around 21.8%).

    People living in such cities could be heading towards "debt levels" each month, the report said.

    The city with the highest monthly pay was Aberdeen at £2,300.

    Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, added: "While some cities offer manageable living costs and generous pay packets, others could be pushing workers to breaking point."

  8. Gang force their way into Southampton home

    A masked group forced their way into a home in Vanguard Road, Southampton, on Sunday before leaving empty-handed.

    Police said just after 23:30 a woman knocked on the door and as someone answered the door, a group of four masked people forced their way in demanding property.

    The group left shortly after entering the home without stealing anything or threatening any violence. It is believed they may have targeted the wrong address.

    The woman who knocked on the door was white, late 20s or early 30s, 5ft 4ins, slim, pale and malnourished, with dark blonde hair.

  9. Bayeux Tapestry 'could be displayed at Winchester Castle'

    Bayeux Tapestry

    The Leader of Hampshire County Council has suggested the Bayeux Tapestry be displayed at the Great Hall of Winchester Castle.

    It is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years.

    The tapestry tells the story of the future William I's conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings and the defeat of Harold in 1066.

    Council leader Roy Perry said: "Winchester Great Hall is the second largest medieval hall in England after Westminster Hall, and Winchester was the Anglo-Saxon capital of England at the time of the Norman Conquest.

    "As a gesture in return, and subject to specialist advice, we could perhaps loan to France, King Arthur’s Round Table which is on display in Winchester’s Great Hall.

    "Of course, further discussions and tests will need to be carried out to make sure the 11th Century artwork would be safe to move from its current home in Bayeux, Normandy, just as we would need to be sure it is safe to transfer the Round Table from Winchester to France."

    Mr Perry said he had written to the prime minister’s office about the offer.

  10. New seaside garden plan submitted

    Image of what Seaside Garden might look like
    Image caption: The seaside garden is part of a £6.6 seafront investment programme

    Three Portland stone shell sculptures will be at the centre of a new seaside garden in Poole.

    It has been designed to have views of the wooded chine onto the beach and beyond to the Purbeck Hills.

    Four new beach huts have also been included in the plans which have been submitted by the Borough of Poole.

    The authority says it's set to cost about £55,000.

  11. New mental health scheme launched at Reading school

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    Video caption: Sixth formers benefit from therapy sessions at school in a new pilot study.

    A school's new mental health intervention scheme is proving a success as pupils suffering from depression and anxiety benefit from group therapy sessions.

    The pilot study is being run by the University of Reading at Theale Green School.

  12. U's striker to stay on loan

    James Roberts
    Image caption: James Roberts, 21, will stay on loan until May

    Oxford United striker James Roberts will be staying on loan at Guiseley until the end of the season.

    The 21-year-old joined the National League side in December and has scored three goals in five starts.

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    Severe disruption: A4421 Oxfordshire both ways

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    A4421 Oxfordshire both ways severe disruption, between Fringford Turn-Off and Stratton Audley Road.

    A4421 Oxfordshire - A4421 in Fringford closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Fringford Turn-Off junction and the Stratton Audley Road junction, because of a gas leak.

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

  14. Future of Banbury court at risk

    Banbury Magistrates' and County Court
    Image caption: Justice Minister Lucy Frazier said it made sense to see if some courts were "still necessary"

    The closure of Banbury Magistrates' and County Council is being proposed by the government.

    It is one of eight courts that could be shut down by the Ministry of Justice.

    The government department - which has started a consultation on the plans - says "digital reforms" mean there are many more ways to access justice which don't require attending court.

    Under the proposal the work done by Banbury's court would be reallocated to other courts close by.

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    Severe accident: A31 Dorset both ways

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    A31 Dorset both ways severe accident, near B3073 Wimborne Road West.

    A31 Dorset - A31 in Wimborne Minster blocked and heavy traffic in both directions near Canford Bottom Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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