Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Men treated for severe burns after van fire
  2. Rail line shut as works overrun
  3. Updates from Monday 14 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Thanks for joining us today.

    The BBC South Live service will resume at 08:00 on Tuesday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Enjoy your evening.

  2. Cigarette sparks flat fire

    Burnt out bed
    Image caption: Bedding caught alight while a male was smoking in bed

    A fire caused by a man smoking in bed led to serious damage at a home in Oxford on Sunday night.

    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the address on Greys Road, Headington, at about 20:54 BST.

    It says the property was "completely engulfed" with flames when its crews arrived about six minutes later.

    Nobody was hurt and no other properties were affected.

    Damage to flat
    Image caption: The fire quickly spread through the flat in Headington
  3. School travel for children over seven to be scrapped in Hampshire

    Free travel is to be scrapped for children over seven years old in Hampshire, if they live within three miles of their school.

    Hampshire County Council meeting

    As part of an update to policy, pupils will no longer be eligible for Hampshire County Council's home-to-school scheme once they reach their eighth birthday, councillors have agreed.

    The authority said the move would save £1.54m per year. It comes as it looks to close an anticipated £140m budget shortfall by April 2019.

    Some opposition councillors have criticised the move, with one labelling it "shameful", said the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS).

  4. Cow Lane Bridge: Work delayed by further six months

    A bottleneck-busting plan to improve traffic underneath a major railway line has been delayed by six months.

    Cow Lane Bridge

    The Cow Lane Bridge in Reading was demolished last year - as part of an £850m scheme - to make way for a two-lane traffic system.

    However, Network Rail said that due to "unforeseen issues" it will only be able to accommodate a one-lane system while work is completed.

    The scheme was due to be completed before Reading Festival in August.

  5. Racecourse security to be reviewed after Ascot and Goodwood brawls

    BBC Sport

    More uniformed security officers may need to be deployed at tracks after outbreaks of violence, say racecourse bosses.

    Horse racing

    Fighting broke out at Ascot on Saturday, a week after police said around 50 people were involved in "multiple altercations" at Goodwood.

    Racecourse Association (RCA) chief executive Stephen Atkin said tracks would need to assess security measures.

    "It means employing the right level of security staff," he told BBC 5 live.

  6. Video: Three-month premature baby back at home

    Frankie Thompson is believed to be the smallest baby boy to survive in Britain.

    He was born more than three months premature and weighed just 13oz (368g), less than a tin of beans.

    Doctors at Frimley Park and St Peter's hospitals warned his parents to prepare for the worst, but Frankie proved himself to be a fighter and is now back at home in Farnborough, Hampshire.

    Video content

    Video caption: Baby Frankie is believed to be smallest to survive in Britain
  7. Motorised shed hits 100mph to break speed record at Pendine Sands

    A souped-up motorised shed has broken its own land speed record on a Welsh beach as it hit 100mph.

    The Fastest Shed

    The Fastest Shed smashed its previous 80mph (129km/h) record for the fastest shed at a land speed event at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire on Saturday.

    Owner Kevin Nicks, from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, said it was "marvellous" to hit 101mph (160 km/h) in what he said was the only road legal motorised shed in the world.

    "It couldn't have gone better, I'm so happy," said the 53-year-old gardener.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A351 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A351 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A35 and B3075 Morden Road.

    A351 Dorset - Slow traffic on A351 in both directions in Holton Heath between Bakers Arms roundabout and the B3075 Morden Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on.

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

  9. Bournemouth Hospital heart patients trial wireless monitoring sensor

    Heart patients at Bournemouth Hospital are taking part in a new trial.

    Ten patients have been fitted with a wireless monitoring sensor which digitally sends information back to the hospital.

    Bournemouth Hospital
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, at J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - M4 entry slip road closed and very slow traffic westbound at J8, because of an accident.

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

  11. Boy, 10, threatened with knife

    Princess Diana Park
    Image caption: It happened in Princess Diana Park between 20:30 and 21:00 on 5 May, say Police

    A 10-year-old boy was threatened with a knife in Banbury after he refused to hand over a phone.

    He was with three other boys when he was approached by four older boys, aged 12 to 13, in Princess Diana Park on Saturday 5 May.

    One asked the 10-year-old to hand over his phone and pulled out a knife when he refused, say Thames Valley Police.

    It was not used and the boys ran away unhurt but police are looking for witnesses and say it happened between 20:30 and 21:00 BST.

  12. Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plans

    Your invitation to the big day in Berkshire may have got lost in the post, but with the wedding of the year fast approaching, click here to find out what we know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal nuptials from who's going to what they will wear.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  13. Video: Pupils sitting SATs taught power pose to improve focus

    Year 6 students sitting their SATs this week are striking a power pose in a bid to improve their results.

    Staff at the Flying Bull Academy in Portsmouth spotted the phenomenon, popular amongst some politicians, and introduced it into classes.

    Although studies suggest posing makes little difference, students at the school say their results have improved.

    Video content

    Video caption: Pupils sitting SATs taught power pose to improve focus

    Video Journalist: Ben Moore

  14. Your pictures: Blue skies, canal boats and yellow fields

    Many thanks to BBC Weather Watchers "thundersnow", "Emily's world" and "j's view" for their photos of blue skies over Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, the Kennet and Avon canal at Pangbourne in Berkshire and rapeseed fields New Alresford, Hampshire.

    Kennet and Avon canal at Pangbourne
    Rapeseed field at New Alresford

    Send us your pictures and news via our Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Oxford Facebook pages, or by using Twitter: @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.