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  1. Goodbye

    We will be seeing you again, do not fear.

    There will be more news, sport, travel and weather from the South from 08:00 GMT Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled.

    In the meantime, You can get in touch with us using our Oxford, Hampshire, Dorset, and Berkshire Facebook pages, or via our Twitter accounts: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

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    Video caption: A van driver drove through a railway barrier causing long delays.
  3. Hospital clerk 'told to improve waiting time figures'

    An Isle of Wight hospital clerk cancelled a patient's appointments to improve waiting time statistics, an inquest has heard.

    Holly Pritchett, 26, from Ryde, told the hearing she was warned repeatedly she would lose her job if she recorded breaches of waiting time guidelines.

    Ms Pritchett "rejigged" appointments for 36 endoscopy patients at St Mary's Hospital before being suspended from her job in May 2016, the inquest heard.

    One patient, John Fisher, 64, was found dead at his home in East Cowes from a condition related to alcoholism after his appointments were cancelled four times.

    Coroner Caroline Sumeray told Ms Pritchett: "Your actions... didn't lead to his death but they could have done. For that you are very fortunate."

    Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been approached for comment.

    The hearing in Newport is due to conclude tomorrow.

  4. Teenage pair attacked with metal pole

    A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old have both suffered broken bones after being attacked in Reading with a metal pole.

    The pair were attacked at 19:00 GMT on Thursday in an alleyway between Moriston Close and Strathy Close in the town.

    The victims were assaulted by two male offenders, who punched and kicked then, as well as hitting them with a metal pole.

    Alleyway
    Image caption: The teenagers were attacked in an alleyway between Moriston Close and Strathy Close in Reading

    The 17-year-old sustained a fractured arm and the 14-year-old has suffered a fractured cheekbone.

    They were both taken for hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.

  5. Thames Water investigating burst pipe near sinkhole

    Thames Water says it is looking into whether a burst pipe caused the sinkhole on Oxford's Broad Street.

    A spokesman said: "We will investigate if [it] caused the ground to collapse or vice versa while we carry out the repair.

    "We’re sorry we’ve had to close off Broad Street, but it’s essential to allow us to complete the work safely. We expect to be finished by tomorrow afternoon."

    The burst is on an 8-inch water main.

    While there has been no impact to the water supply in the area, the company will have to shut it off temporarily this evening during repairs. It says the impact on customers "will be minimal".

  6. Poole bridge reopens to traffic

    Poole Bridge has reopened after extensive refurbishments fell seven months behind schedule.

    The lifting bridge closed in September 2016 for the £4.2m works, and had originally been expected to reopen in June 2017.

    Apologising for the delay, the borough council said it had been a "challenging project" but there had been no "compromise on quality or engineering standards".

    Contractor Interserve has said that alleged financial difficulties at the firm were not the cause of the delays.

    Limited and temporary overnight planned closures will take place in February to allow the contractor to resolve "some minor visible defects", according to the council.

    Poole Bridge
  7. 'Whitney' spelling mistake sign removed

    A road sign that led to jokes on social media about an Oxfordshire town being accidentally named after Whitney Houston has been removed.

    The Witney sign, which includes an extra "h" and was put up by Highways England, was spotted on an A34 slip road north of Oxford.

    The sign

    Fans of the late singer responded with jokes and graphics on Twitter.

    Highways England said it was looking into how the sign escaped its "quality control checks".

    'Whitney' spelling mistake sign removed

    The sign

    Social media users suggested Witney had been renamed after late singer Whitney Houston.

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    Severe accident: A3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between A272 and B2070.

    A3 Hampshire - A3 in Petersfield blocked and queuing traffic southbound between the A272 junction and Buriton turn off, because of an accident.

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

  9. Academia reacts to Oxford sinkhole

    Oxford sinkhole
    Image caption: The sinkhole was found on Broad Street outside the Sheldonian Theatre early on Tuesday

    Forget puns about "police looking into it", when a sinkhole opens up in the middle of Oxford only literary quotes will do.

    The Faculty of English (@engfac) reaches for Jules Verne: "Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important".

    Which prompted the English Faculty Library (@EFLOxford) to respond with some Tolkien.

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    Not wanting to be outdone the Philosophy and Theology Library (PTFLOxford) chimes in with some Lewis Carroll.

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  10. A4 Crash: Report from the scene

    Jack Winstanley

    BBC Berkshire Reporter

    The A4 is closed in both directions between Ford's Farm and Langley Hill.

    Multiple emergency vehicles are still at the scene - it must be said, less than there were an hour ago.

    There are six or seven police cars still on the scene, no ambulances now, the last one left moments ago.

    The police cordon is very wide at the moment as the investigation continues.

    There is no indication how long the road will be closed for but it could be some time.

    Calcot 4
  11. Tax rise stops 'damaging' police cuts

    A council tax rise will prevent a police force from making "unacceptable" cuts to frontline services.

    Anthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley police and crime commissioner, said he did not approve of raising the police precept, but added it was necessary to prevent "damaging" cuts.

    Police officers
    Image caption: The force revealed its officer levels were "under strength" due to high numbers of retirements and transfers.

    The force revealed its officer levels were "under strength" due to high numbers of retirements and transfers.

    The changes will mean Band D householders will pay £12 more a year.

    Tax rise stops 'damaging' police cuts

    Police officers

    Force commissioner says a precept increase will protect frontline services.

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  12. A4 Crash: Pictures from the scene

    Two people have been seriously injured in a crash on the A4 Bath Road in Calcot, Reading.

    All three emergency services are at the scene of the incident, and the road has been closed in both directions.

    Calcot
    Calcot 2
    Calcot 3
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    Severe accident: A4 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between Bath Road and Honey End Lane.

    A4 Berkshire - A4 Bath Road in Reading closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Bath Road junction and the Honey End Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  14. Two 'seriously injured' in multi-vehicle crash

    Two people have been seriously injured after a two-vehicle accident on the A4 in Reading.

    The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) have said three ambulances are currently at the scene, which is between Bath Road and Honey End Lane.

    The road has been closed in both directions, and there are huge traffic delays and diversions in that area.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J11 for A361.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of medical emergency. Traffic is coping well.

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