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  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us again today.

    We will be back with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. 'Rigged' hospital appointments 'did not cause man's death'

    An Isle of Wight man whose hospital appointment was cancelled four times did not die because of treatment delays, a coroner has ruled.

    John Fisher, 64, died at his sheltered flat in East Cowes in April 2016 from an alcohol-related condition, the coroner said.

    St Mary's Hospital

    His case was investigated by Isle of Wight NHS Trust in 2016 after a clerk in the endoscopy unit at St Mary's Hospital admitted postponing appointments improperly.

    Holly Pritchett, 26, from Ryde, said she did it to avoid breaching waiting time targets.

    Island coroner Caroline Sumeray said a "massive investigation" into the "rigged" appointments was still ongoing.

  3. Thousands of discarded needles found in Oxford

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Hypodermic needle and syringe with a pile of heroin on a spoon

    More than 5,500 used needles were collected in Oxford last year by the city council.

    They were removed by the authority's street cleaning teams after being found in areas like churchyards and children's play areas.

    Philip Ritchie, vicar at St Mary and St John Church in Cowley, told BBC Radio Oxford they have to collect needles from the churchyard each week.

    "We can't really invite children to play in it because there are always needles there."

    Green party councilor David Thomas said he believed safe places where people addicted to drugs can use them should be set up.

    He said the rooms could be a "first step" towards recovery, allowing drug users to receive support while reducing the number of abandoned needles.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, at Hockmore Street.

    Oxfordshire - Barn's Road in Oxford closed and very slow traffic in both directions at the Hockmore Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Poole Harbour opens £10m port expansion

    A £10m expansion of Poole Harbour has opened for yacht transfer vessels and vessel layover operations, its operator has said.

    Work began in January to construct the 200m (650ft) long South Quay at the Dorset facility.

    The Hamworthy site will enable the port to handle longer and heavier vessels, Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) said.

    It added the main construction phase as now complete and surfacing was "well underway".

    The operator hopes it will generate an extra £10m a year for the local economy.

    South Quay Port extension
    Quote Message: Cruise ship calls to Poole will double in 2018 and double again in 2019 thanks to the South Quay.
    Quote Message: Cruise and Maritime Voyages have committed to sailings in 2018 and we are talking to a number of other cruise companies. from Jim Stewart PHC’s chief executive
    Jim StewartPHC’s chief executive
  6. Vastern Road in Reading opens

    Thames Water has solved the issues in Vastern Road, right in the centre of Reading, after severe flooding under a railway bridge.

    The delays caused by it are not over though, expect huge delays in and out of Reading if you are travelling in that direction.

    View more on twitter
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for A335 affecting J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M3 southbound at J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout).

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

  8. Big Issue vendors given roles at football club

    A group of Big Issue sellers have secured a "transfer" to a Premier League football club.

    The four were given the opportunity to apply for long-term positions at Southampton Football Club after completing an employment course run by the club's charity.

    The vendors, Gary Jackson, June Fullerton, Julie Cherry and Aaron New, have now all been taken on by Southampton in its stewarding and conferences and events departments.

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  9. Weather latest: Winds easing

    Winds are easing across the region after a wet and blustery start to the day.

    Temperatures are expected to dip to 7C overnight with the chance of some rain in the early hours .

    BBC weather
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J1 for A31 and J2 for A36.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M27 eastbound between J1, A31 (Cadnam) and J2, A36 (Salisbury), because of an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Severe delays caused by Reading road flooding

    A major road in Reading has flooded, causing very slow traffic in the town centre.

    Vastern Road, on the A329M, has been closed in both directions after flooding was reported under a bridge near the railway station.

    It has caused severe delays elsewhere in the town, between George Street, King's Meadow Road and Forbury Road, and on the M4 westbound between junctions 10 and 11.

    Bus services have been diverted, and Thames Water has said it is investigating.

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