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  1. People's Challenge QC elected to lead Oxford college

    Helen Mountford QC

    A lawyer who helped successfully challenge the government's power to begin the Brexit process has been elected to lead an Oxford college.

    Helen Mountford QC will take over as principal of Mansfield College from 1 September.

    She represented the People's Challenge group which won a bid to force the prime minister to obtain Parliament's permission before triggering Article 50.

    Ms Mountford said she was "impressed by the spirit" of the college and "delighted" to take up the role.

  2. Oxford United: Ryan Ledson bid rejected as midfielder in demand

    BBC Sport

    Oxford United have rejected a bid approaching £1m for midfelder Ryan Ledson, BBC Radio Oxford reports.

    Ryan Ledson

    Preston North End are understood to be interested in the 20-year-old former Everton trainee, who joined Oxford for an undisclosed fee in August 2016.

    "It has to be in Oxford's vision when to sell, it has to be on Oxford's terms how to sell," U's manager Pep Clotet told BBC Radio Oxford.

    "It's one thing to make an offer, another thing to get the player."

  3. Portsmouth's Danny Rose confident of agreeing new deal

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth midfielder Danny Rose is hopeful he can agree a new contract with the club by the end of the month.

    Danny Rose

    The 29-year-old will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg against Northampton over Christmas.

    Rose is stepping up his rehabilitation in the gym following surgery at the start of January.

    "It's a nice feeling to know I'm still wanted at the club," he told BBC South Today. "Talks are ongoing and very positive at the moment."

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, between J10 for A329 and J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M4 westbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J11, A33 (Reading), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Guy Hedger murder trial jury sent home

    Marcus White

    BBC South

    The jury in the Guy Hedger murder trial has been sent home for the weekend after being sent out to consider its verdicts on Wednesday morning.

    The 61-year-old executive was shot dead by intruders at his home in Ashley, near Ringwood, in the early hours of 30 April last year.

    Jason Baccus, 42, and Scott Keeping, 44, from Bournemouth, and Kevin Downton, 40, from Winterborne Stickland, deny murder, aggravated burglary and other offences.

    Mr Keeping's wife, Helen Cooper, 40, also known as Helen Keeping, from Poole, denies two counts of assisting an offender.

    Deliberations at Winchester Crown Court will resume at 11:00 GMT on Monday.

  6. Calls for Bayeux Tapestry to be hosted in Portsmouth

    Bayeux Tapestry

    Portsmouth is the latest city to ask to be considered to host the Bayeux Tapestry when it comes to the UK in 2022.

    Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has has written to Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, saying the city's D-Day Museum was the "perfect facility" for the tapestry.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed to lend the 11th Century Tapestry depicting the Norman conquest to the UK, which will see it leave France for the first time in 950 years.

    Hampshire County Council has also expressed an interested in Winchester being the host venue.

    Quote Message: It would be truly fantastic for a city, which has such a strong foothold in English history to be given this opportunity.” from Stephen Morgan MP
    Stephen Morgan MP
  7. Tributes paid to killed Road Wars police officer

    Tributes have been paid to a police officer killed in a crash while riding his motorcycle, following his funeral yesterday.

    PC James Dixon, 39, who starred in Sky TV's Road Wars, died along with 91-year-old Gladys Goodwin in a collision on the A4 in Wargrave, Berkshire.

    About 500 police officers and mourners joined his pregnant widow Samantha for the service at Saint James the Less Church in Pangbourne.

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