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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 19 March
  2. Yellow warning of ice across South
  3. Bournemouth airport shut, train services affected
  4. A37 re-opens after lorry crash

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

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

  2. Crash death accused has no case to answer

    Richard Stemler
    Image caption: Richard Stemler denied causing the death of the 11-year-old by dangerous driving

    A Southampton man accused of causing death by dangerous driving after knocking down and killing a schoolboy has been told by a judge he has no case to answer.

    Harley Simpson, 11, died two weeks after being struck as he crossed the road in St Leonards, East Sussex.

    Richard Stemler, 70, of Ethelburt Avenue, Southampton, denied causing death by dangerous driving on 22 October 2016.

    The prosecution plans to appeal the ruling made at Hove Crown Court.

  3. CCTV released following double stabbing

    CCTV in Langley

    A CCTV image has been released of two men police believe may have witnessed a double stabbing.

    Two men aged 20 and 21 were attacked outside the Londis shop on Willoughby Road in Langley, Slough, at about 20:00 GMT on Friday.

    Both were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.

    Thames Valley Police said it wanted the men pictured, as well as any other witnesses in the area, to contact the force.

    A 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They remain in custody.

  4. Anna Friel makes cuppa for cops in snow

    Anna Friel with policemen
    Image caption: The actress treated them to biscuits from Fortnum and Mason

    Actress Anna Friel has shared a picture of herself with two "phenomenal" police officers after making them tea and biscuits outside her Windsor home.

    The TV star took to social media to thank PC Housby and PC Morgan after the officers responded in "4 minutes" to a crash in the icy weather.

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    Friel wrote on Instagram: "This is why we pay our taxes," adding: "Be kind to those that are ready to help."

    Thames Valley Police has thanked the star "for the kind words... and the goodies for our officers!"

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J8 for and J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M4 westbound between J8 and J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident.

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

  6. The snowmen who refuse to melt

    Atif Rashid

    BBC South

    Snow has all but gone across the south as sunshine melts away the frost.

    Snowman
    Image caption: Caversham, Reading

    But these snowmen are refusing to budge.

    Snowman
    Image caption: Sunday afternoon

    This snowman named Brian and his snowdog were built yesterday in Rotherwick, Hampshire.

    Melting snowman
    Image caption: Monday afternoon

    Now he's fallen asleep and refusing to shift from the bench.

  7. Warning over bogus ‘police officer’ telephone scam

    People in Southampton are being urged to be on their guard for a person ringing up posing as a police officer from the Met Police.

    Hampshire Constabulary has received calls from a number of people who have been contacted by the bogus officer.

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  8. Reading half marathon: Runners brave snow after race cancelled

    A number of runners held their own half-marathon in Reading after the official event was called off.

    About 100 people are believed to have braved the snow and ice after a Twitter account encouraged runners to still take part.

    Video content

    Video caption: Organisers called off the Reading Half Marathon at about 06:30 GMT with "deep regret".
  9. Saints manager hails 'important' win

    Mark Hughes with his Southampton players
    Image caption: Mark Hughes celebrated with his players at full-time after claiming victory in his first game in charge of Southampton

    Southampton manager Mark Hughes described his side's 2-0 FA Cup win over Wigan on Sunday as "an important day for the players".

    Hughes, whose team are in the Premier League relegation zone, told the BBC: "I have been really impressed with the quality of the talent I have.

    "They have lost a bit of confidence recently but they are good players.

    "We stood up to Wigan. It was a statement of intent and a start. We have work to do in the Premier League, but we will enjoy this moment."

    Video content

    Video caption: FA Cup Highlights: Wigan 0-2 Southampton
  10. Didcot road signs point to Narnia, Gotham City and Middle Earth

    The mysterious signs appeared on the A420
    Image caption: The mysterious signs appeared on the A420

    Fantasy locations, such as Narnia and Gotham City, have mysteriously appeared on road signs alongside more earthly destinations such as Didcot power station.

    The signs in Didcot - described as England's most normal town - also direct to Middle Earth, while the road to Europe's largest business park also apparently leads to the Emerald City.

    They recently appeared on five signs along the A4130.

    The county council said the names were "vandalism" and could distract drivers.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A357 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A357 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Bere Marsh and Common Lane.

    A357 Dorset - A357 in Shillingstone closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Bere Marsh junction and the Common Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4142 Oxfordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A4142 Oxfordshire westbound severe accident, between B480 Garsington Road and A4158 Oxford Road.

    A4142 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road westbound in Oxford between Cowley Junction and Littlemore roundabout, because of an accident involving a lorry earlier on and emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Cold weather to continue into afternoon

    Temperatures are expected to peak at 3C this afternoon before dropping back to 0C overnight.

    Conditions will become milder as the week progresses.

    BBC weather
  14. Fines for feeding seagulls at West Bay and Lyme Regis

    People caught feeding seagulls in West Bay and Lyme Regis could face a fine of up to £1,000.

    The punishment is being introduced as part of a Public Space Protection Order.

    West Dorset District Council says the move is designed to "reduce the problem of aggressive seagulls".

    The ban on feeding the gulls comes in on 23 April.

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    Severe disruption: A272 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A272 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, between A31 Petersfield Road and B3046.

    A272 Hampshire - A272 closed in both directions between the A31 Petersfield Road junction in Chilcomb and the B3046 junction in New Cheriton, because of snow.

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

  16. Delays between Ascot and Reading after train breaks down

    A train has broken down train between Ascot and Reading blocking the line towards Reading.

    Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed or revised.

    Disruption is expected until 15:00.

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