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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 17 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

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

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  2. Phone murder police conduct 'unsatisfactory'

    Phillip Nicholson

    Three police officers gave "unsatisfactory performance" in dealing with a vulnerable man before he was murdered, a force inquiry has found.

    Phillip Nicholson, 22, was stabbed to death in a Bournemouth flat in May 2015 by a couple who recorded the sound of the attack on a mobile phone.

    Dorset Police said its inquiry found the officers were not guilty of misconduct.

    But it said they would all be given retraining because of "certain actions".

  3. New intensive care beds for Southampton

    David Fenton

    Health Correspondent, BBC South

    Sketch of the new intensive care unit
    Image caption: The £22m unit would be built at the front of the hospital

    A new £22m intensive care unit is to be built at Southampton General Hospital.

    It will provide seven intensive care beds adding to the 25 at the existing facility.

    The new unit would also have space for extra operating theatres and recovery beds for patients.

    It is expected to take two years to build and work could start in November

  4. Royal Wedding: Beano joins Meghan and Harry celebrations

    Royal wedding in Beano

    Never known for missing out on the fun, Beano is adding its own take to the Royal Wedding celebrations with a special satire strip.

    This week's comic will see mayhem ensue at the wedding reception, to which characters Dennis, Gnasher and The Bash Street Kids have blagged an invite.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's cake is ruined, while other jokes include the Queen wearing a Primark dress.

    The Royal Beano Rumble strip edition is available to buy in stores and online.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A335 and J11 for A3090 affecting J14 for M27.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M3 northbound between J12, A335 (Eastleigh) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident. Congestion to J14 M27.

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

  6. Burglars steal £40,000 of cash and gold

    Water Road, Tilehurst
    Image caption: The burglars entered a home on Water Road just before midnight yesterday

    Men wearing balaclavas broke into a house in Reading and stole £40,000 worth of cash and gold jewellery while the owner was inside.

    They entered the home in Water Road, Tilehurst, just before midnight yesterday, Thames Valley Police said.

    One man stayed with the homeowner, an elderly woman, while the other two searched the property.

    They broke in by smashing through a patio window.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between B4425 and Turn-Off For Little Barrington.

    A40 Oxfordshire - A40 in Burford closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B4425 junction and the Turn-Off For Little Barrington junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A329 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A329 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between Orts Road and A4 London Road.

    A329 Berkshire - A329 King's Road in Reading blocked and queuing traffic eastbound between the Orts Road junction and Cemetery Junction, because of an accident.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, at J11 for A3090 affecting J9 for A34 Winnal roundabout.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M3 southbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal roundabout).

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

  10. CCTV image released after man's arm impaled on spike

    CCTV image released after Bournemouth assault

    A man's been left with limited feeling in one of his hands after a serious assault in Bournemouth, in which his arm was impaled on the spike of a gate.

    CCTV images have been released by police following the alleged assault at about 13:30 on 16 March in Denmark Road and Castle Road.

    The victim, a 46-year-old local man, was barged into by another man and pushed into the gate during a scuffle that then followed, resulting in an artery injury which required surgery.

    Det Con Matt Cooke said: "This was a serious assault, which has left the victim with a very nasty injury to his arm and limited feeling in his hand.

    "Following detailed enquiries I am now in a position to issue CCTV images of the suspect and I would urge anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police."

  11. PC sacked over 'inappropriate' force

    Van Diemen's Lane
    Image caption: Police said the incident happened in Van Diemen's Lane on 4 October

    A police officer who struck a man on the ground with his baton has been sacked for using force "inappropriately".

    PC Adam Scarratt had already used his baton to twice hit the man, who he had been attempting to stop in Oxford, when he delivered a third blow after he had fallen to the ground.

    He later gave "dishonest" information about the incident on 4 October, Thames Valley Police said.

    He was dismissed by the force after a misconduct hearing on Wednesday.

  12. I'm going to the royal wedding because...

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    More than 1,000 members of the public have been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday.

    We meet three people from the South East whose work in their communities has won them a place at the big day.

    Video content

    Video caption: I'm going to the royal wedding because...
  13. Royal wedding: Free ferry crossing for namesakes of Harry and Meghan

    Travellers called Harry or Meghan - or any other variation of the names - are being offered free crossings to the Isle of Wight on the high-speed Red Jet foot passenger service between Southampton and West Cowes.

    The offer is valid for travel this weekend, 19-20 May by showing photo ID at the ticket office.

    View more on twitter
  14. Family tribute after pedestrian death

    Daniel Tuccio

    A family has paid tribute to a pedestrian who died in a crash involving two cars.

    Daniel Tuccio, 43, from Church Crookham, Hampshire, was pronounced dead on the B3013 Minley Road near Fleet on 7 May.

    He was involved in a crash with a Ford Focus and Peugeot Partner Tepee shortly before 02:00 BST.

    In a statement, relatives said he was a "much-loved son, brother and uncle who will be missed by all of the family".

  15. Royal wedding: Walk-in clinic opening

    Katie Newmarch

    BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

    An urgent treatment centre is being set up in Windsor for the Royal Wedding weekend.

    King Edward VII Hospital will turn into a walk-in clinic for local people and visitors.

    If any of the 100,000 people expected in the town have minor injuries or illnesses they are being urged to go to the centre along St. Leonards Road.

    It will open between 16:00 and 22:00 tomorrow and again on the wedding day itself between 08:00 and 20:00.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J11, A33 (Reading), because of a broken down vehicle.

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