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Summary

  1. Sprinkler fault damages part of HMS Queen Elizabeth
  2. Windsor royal wedding begging row council leader survives vote'
  3. Five charged with murder after Farnborough stabbing.
  4. 'Ex-soldier' stages £1m gunpoint raids

Live Reporting

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  1. Thanks for stopping by

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    As we ride off into the South Live sun together, let us say this. It has been emotional.

    We will be back on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00.

    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.

  2. Dorset residents support council tax rise for police funding

    Residents in Dorset have supported a £1 rise a month in council tax to pay for an increase in police funding.

    Nearly 80% of all 4,800 residents who took part in a consultation were in favour of the rise, which, is passed by the Police and Crime Commisioner (PCC) will take effect from the new financial year, beginning 1 April 2018.

    Dorset Police

    Dorset's PCC Martyn Underhill said of the decision: “I am confident that the income raised from a precept increase is necessary for the force to maintain a high level of service for the community."

    He added: "I am pleased that residents have appreciated this complex picture and have once again demonstrated just how important local policing is to them.”

    The proposals will be proposed to the Dorset Police and Crime Panel in the coming days, where a final decision will be made.

  3. White van incidents outside Dorset schools prompt warnings and extra police patrols

    Three reports of men in white vans outside schools in Dorset have prompted extra police patrols and warnings to parents in the area.

    Police said they were not currently linking the incidents near Cranborne Middle School in Alderholt, Somerford Primary School in Christchurch or Bournemouth's Winton Primary School, and added no offences had taken place.

    On Wednesday a white transit van was seen near a bus stop in Alderholt where students were waiting but it was later discovered the men inside were working in the area.

    Two men in a white van waved, said "hello" to and asked an 11-year-old boy if he was "alright" while he was walking along Druitt Road in Christchurch on Thursday afternoon.

    A third-hand report later that afternoon said two men approached children in Oswald Road, Bournemouth, and tried to tempt them into their white van.

    Officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols, CCTV checks and house-to-house visits.

    Two of the schools have also sent letters to parents.

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    Video caption: Stranded skiers in Austria rescued after chairlift stops

    Rescuers were lowered from a helicopter to help up to 150 skiers stuck on a mountain in Austria.

  5. Police officer vacancies open to public

    Michael Race

    BBC South

    With Thames Valley Police losing 26 officers a month, the force is looking to recruit new officers.

    Case investigators have been hired in order to bridge a gap in officer numbers.

    The recruitment problems are due to officers are leaving the force at a higher rate than new recruits joining.

    Increases in retirements, high living costs and transfers to other forces are reasons for the shortfall in numbers.

    Chief Constable Francis Habgood told the BBC the force was working hard to attract new recruits.

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  6. B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

    B&Q store

    DIY chain B&Q is to get rid of 200 head office jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive.

    The company said the cuts at its headquarters in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, would "improve efficiency and simplify ways of working".

    Chief executive Veronique Laury said in August she was "cautious" about the economic outlook, with the firm having previously said Brexit could create uncertainty in the market.

  7. Half marathon returns to Slough after almost two decades

    The Slough Half Marathon is set to makes after 18 years.

    Back with a brand new course, the race on Sunday 14 October will start and finish at Salt Hill Park.

    All race finishers will receive a medal and trophies will be presented to the top three male and female finishers, as well as age group winners.

    Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “Not only is this another fantastic sporting event being hosted by our borough, it also encourages resident involvement."

    Salt Hill Park, Slough
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    Severe accident: A31 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Dorset both ways severe accident, between B3075 and A350 Poole Road.

    A31 Dorset - A31 in Almer closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Spetisbury Turn Off and Roundhouse Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Diversion in operation - Eastbound to hollow circle symbol and westbound to hollow square symbol.

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

  9. Drink-driver banned after wrecking supercar

    Damaged supercar

    A man who smashed a £100,000 supercar into lampposts and telegraph poles in a drink-driving spree has been banned from driving for 20 months.

    Ben Patience, 30, suffered only minor injuries when he crashed the Audi R8 in Chilworth Road, Southampton, in the early hours of 20 August.

    Patience, of Sherfield English, pleaded guilty at Southampton Magistrates' Court to drink-driving.

    He was ordered to pay fines of £713 and £200 court costs.

  10. Lack of care home spaces "complex problem"

    Elderly person holding walking stick
    Image caption: Currently there is 30 planning applications for new care homes to be built in Oxfordshire.

    Healthwatch has said a lack of care home spaces in Oxfordshire is a "complex problem" that needs to be unpicked.

    It comes after a Henley family spent 10 months trying to get their elderly mother a space in the town after she was sent to a home in Didcot.

    Betty Thatchers daughter, Kim Bradley says says it's made huge difference to her whole family.

    She told BBC Radio Oxford: "It's a relief because I can get up sand say 'oh I will just go and pop in and have a coffee with mum.

    "We are all more relaxed, mum is very much more. Her outlook on life is a lot brighter, more cheerful."

    Currently there is 30 planning applications for new care homes to be built in Oxfordshire.

    Oxfordshire County Council says it only funds a third of beds and is working hard with District Councils to try ton help people modify their homes.

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    Severe disruption: A3 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, between B2150 Hulbert Road and Highfield Avenue.

    A3 Hampshire - A3 London Road in Waterlooville closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B2150 Hulbert Road junction and the Highfield Avenue junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  12. Hampshire man tells of dramatic chairlift rescue

    Rescuers had to be lowered from a helicopter after a chairlift in Austria broke down.

    Tom Bowden and his girlfriend, from Fair Oak in Hampshire, were stuck on Kreischberg mountain for over two and a half hours.

    Up to 150 skiers were brought to safety.

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    Video caption: Stranded skiers in Austria rescued after chairlift stops
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    Severe accident: A4260 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4260 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Weeping Cross and Twyford Road.

    A4260 Oxfordshire - A4260 Oxford Road in Bodicote closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Weeping Cross junction and the Twyford Road junction, because of an accident involving single vehicle.

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

  14. Saints examine Quincy move

    Southampton

    Quincy Promes

    Southampton have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Quincy Promes from Spartak Moscow.

    The 26-year-old Netherlands international is interested in a move to St Mary's, but negotiations are proving tough because of Spartak's reluctance to sell their star turn. report PA.

    The Saints sold defender Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for £75m in this transfer window and have brought in striker Guido Carrillo for a club-record £19m fee from Monaco.