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  1. See you tomorrow

    Thanks for tuning into South Live today, we'll be back with more of your local news from 8:00 BST tomorrow.

    In the meantime, have a great evening.

  2. Ex-Reading player's brother-in-law crashed new Ferrari

    Grey Ferrari 488 GTB crashed into a tree.
    Image caption: Grey Ferrari 488 GTB crashed into a tree.

    A footballer's brother-in-law has admitted crashing his brand new £250,000 car moments after it was delivered.

    Aston Villa and former Reading player Lewis Grabban had arranged for Michael O'Donnell to receive the grey Ferrari at his home.

    But he and a friend decided to take the supercar for a spin, crashing into a tree and causing £93,000 of damage.

    The pair admitted aggravated vehicle taking and were given 12-month driving bans and community orders.

    Lewis Grabban was a Reading player at the time but now plays for Aston Villa.

  3. Force could have '1,000 more officers if funded fairly'

    Anthony Stansfeld
    Image caption: Anthony Stansfeld

    A police commissioner has claimed his force could afford "over 1,000 extra police officers" if it received the same funding as others in the country.

    Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner for the Thames Valley, said he was "pleased" after a constabulary report graded the force as "good" for its effectiveness.

    But the report also warned improvement was required in the force in its investigations.

    Mr Stansfeld said: "I believe that officers do a very good job at keeping our communities safe and reducing crime.

    “It is interesting to note that if Thames Valley Police received the same funding per head of population as Durham Police Force, which is graded as ‘outstanding’, we could afford over 1,000 extra police officers, and some of the deficiencies that I see could be improved on hugely."

  4. Company chairman was trampled by horses before death

    Bletchingdon Road, Kirtlington
    Image caption: The accident happened at James Scott-Lee's home on Bletchingdon Road, Kirtlington

    An estate agent's chairman died after being trampled by two of his horses, an inquest has heard.

    James Scott-Lee, 66, was hurt when uncoupling them after he had been carriage driving near his home in Kirtlington on 27 October 2017.

    He was conscious when paramedics were called at 10:27 BST but his condition deteriorated after he arrived at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

    It was later found he suffered a stroke and died on 28 October having been transferred to St George's Hospital, London.

    Mr Scott-Lee was chairman of estate agents Chancellors and enjoyed carriage driving in his free time, Oxford Coroners’ Court heard.

    Oxfordshire Coroner Darren Salter said Mr Scott-Lee was trying to uncouple the horses when one reared up and knocked him down before the carriage ran over him.

    Kevin Merry, an experienced professional horseman, was present at the time and said standard procedure had been followed when uncoupling the horses.

    Mr Salter concluded the death was the result of an accident.

  5. Prince William spotted in Dorset?

    Independent coffee shop Finca, in Poundbury, Dorset, say the Duke of Cambridge was outside its store today.

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  6. Pedestrian hurt after car fails to stop for police

    A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a car which had failed to stop for the police.

    The Volvo collided with the victim, a wall and a BMW in Bevois Hill, Southampton, at 14:12 BST.

    The car reportedly caught fire before rolling over, Hampshire Constabulary said.

    A man has been arrested at the scene and the road has been cordoned off.

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  7. Fish tank fumes land 10 in hospital

    Hanney Road in Steventon
    Image caption: A hazardous area response team was called to Hanney Road in Steventon

    Ten people were taken to hospital after inhaling chemicals released from a fish tank in an Oxfordshire village.

    The "potentially toxic" fumes were emitted from coral being cleared from an aquarium at a house Hanney Road, Steventon, on Monday evening.

    About 50 emergency services personnel attended, including a hazardous area response team and three ambulances.

    Six members of a family and four firefighters were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

  8. Yeovil motorist faces Weymouth grandfather death charge

    A man faces a charge of causing death by careless driving after a grandfather died in a car crash 13 years after his son was killed in a collision.

    Mervyn Thomas

    Mervyn Thomas, 72, from Weymouth, was a passenger in a Peugeot 2008 that was hit by a BMW on Portland Beach Road, Dorset, on 28 June last year.

    He died in hospital the next day. Two other men sustained serious injuries in the crash.

    Antony Williams, 50, from Yeovil, has been issued with a postal requisition to appear before Weymouth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

    Mr Thomas' family previously said his son Gareth died in 2004 when his motorbike was involved in a crash on the nearby B3157 coast road from Weymouth to Bridport.

  9. Cyclists stopped and given free lights by police

    Cyclists riding without lights have been stopped and given free bike lights rather than a penalty ticket, in a police road safety campaign.

    A total of 402 cyclists were stopped and given advice, while motorists were stopped for careless driving and educated on how to overtake safely during an operation by Thames Valley Police.

    The cycling safety campaign in Oxfordshire targeted drivers who failed to follow the Highway Code rules on safe passing distances when overtaking cyclists, as well as cyclists who did not have bike lights.

    Sgt Rob Heard said: "At this time of year we are coming into Spring and more people are deciding to get their bikes out and start cycling.

    "Many cyclists will still choose to commute to and from work; from a safety perspective motorists need to take added care to look out for cyclists. Equally cyclists need lights on their bikes not only to avoid prosecution but to keep them safer and visible when riding after sunset."

    Bike lights
    Image caption: Thinkstock
  10. Dolphin acrobatics off Portland Bill

    Sarah Hodgson took these lovely images of a pod of about eight dolphins frolicking off Portland Bill on Sunday and Monday.

    dolphins
    dolphins
    dolphins
  11. London Irish 'moving closer' to London return

    London Irish are "getting close" to confirming their return to the capital, says the club's chief executive.

    Brian Facer says the club, who are bottom of the Premiership, are looking at "serious alternatives" to Reading's Madejski Stadium, their home since 2000.

    A ground-share at Brentford FC's new Lionel Road stadium in west London appears to be the preferred option.

    Irish score try
    Image caption: London Irish's largest Madejski Stadium crowd of the season watched their defeat by Gloucester
  12. A goodbye to the 'chairman' of the council?

    Oxfordshire County Council is to debate making its ceremonial roles gender neutral, because the head of the authority is referred to as 'chairman' - even if it is held by a woman.

    Labour councillor Liz Brighouse - a former chairman - has put the motion forward, saying it's time to overcome stereotypes in the workplace.

    But current chairman Liberal Democrat councillor Zoe Patrick responded: "I thought we had much more important matters to debate at the council?

    "As far as I'm concerned the title doesn't matter, it's a historic role and is engraved on the chair of my office."

    Exterior of Oxfordshire County Council
  13. New cancer treatment machine for Berkshire patients

    Cancer patients across Berkshire are set to benefit from a new state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine.

    The £1.6m machine will replace a 15-year-old one at the Berkshire Cancer Centre in Reading.

    A total of 40% of all patients with cancer receive radiotherapy.

    The treatment centre said the new machine will offer the most up-to-date imaging and treatment techniques.

  14. Council coffers filled to fill potholes

    Local authorities in the south of England have been given millions of pounds to help repair roads affected by the recent bad weather.

    Hampshire County Council is getting the most in the region at nearly £3m.

    Authorities in Oxfordshire have been offered £1.8m, while councils across Berkshire and Dorset have been given £1.4m.

    However, Hampshire and Oxfordshire county councils have both said they need more money from the Department for Transport to fully rectify issues caused by the damage.

    Potholes
    Image caption: Storm Emma and the "Beast from the East" caused a lot of road damage across the region
  15. Closing court house will 'stop people giving evidence'

    Closing a court house in Maidenhead will put off witnesses travelling to another court further away to give evidence, it has been claimed.

    Slough MP Tan Dhesi will warn fellow MPs in Parliament against closing Maidenhed Magistrates' Court today, saying it would make it much harder for people to attend court.

    The government wants to close the court as part of a national shake-up of the justice system.

    Maidenhead Magistrates'
  16. CCTV released following bus sex assault

    CCTV footage has been released following a sexual assault in Oxford, in which a man put his hand on an 18-year-old woman's leg and attempted to put his hand in her pocket.

    The incident occurred at about 15:50 GMT on 12 November on a bus bound from Oxford City Centre towards Headington and Barton, when the man boarded and sat next to the woman.

    Thames Valley Police are keen to speak to the man in this CCTV image.

    Man alleged sexual assault
  17. Woman suffers broken wrist in Andover attack

    A woman had her wrist broken following an attack by two people in Andover.

    The victim. a 28-year-old, was walking along Winchester Street in the town, between 02:00 and 04:00 BST on Sunday, when she was pushed to the ground and punched and kicked by a man and a woman.

    Hampshire police is appealing for witnesses.

    Winchester Street
    Image caption: The attack took place on Winchester Street in Andover