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  1. Thanks for joining us

    BBC South Live will return with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel at 08:00 on Wednesday.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Witness appeal following fatal collision in Upham

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on Belmore Lane in Upham at 17:05 yesterday.

    The vehicles involved were a blue Suzuki motorcycle and a black Honda Civic.

    The rider of the motorbike, a 54-year-old man from Southsea, died at the scene.

    Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

    The 29-year-old driver of the car was not injured.

  3. Blue plaque unveiled for penicillin scientists in Oxford

    Blue plaque unveiled in Oxford

    Blue plaques have been put up in Oxford to mark significant locations in the development of penicillin.

    Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 at St Mary's Hospital in London, but scientists in Oxford developed it into a viable drug.

    The plaques were unveiled at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.

    Benny Chain, son of scientist Ernst Chain, called the installation of the plaques "excellent".

    The isolation and purification of penicillin to treat bacterial disease was mainly done by Howard Florey, Ernst Chain, and Norman Heatley, at the Dunn School from 1938 to 1941.

  4. Snoozing cook sparks house blaze

    Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) in Oxford after one of the residents fell asleep while cooking.

    Another occupant raised the alarm in the early hours of Monday and everyone in the house on Bartlemas Road managed to escape, said Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service.

    Station manager Darran Hookway said: "It is very important that people are aware of the dangers of leaving cooking unattended and cooking whilst under the influence of alcohol.

    "Fortunately, the occupant of the room was able to escape but did suffer smoke inhalation requiring hospital treatment, the outcome of this incident could have been much worse."

    Bartlemas Road
  5. Violent burglars posed as immigration officers

    Two men and a woman, posing as immigration officers, have forced their way into a house in Slough and attacked four men inside in an aggravated burglary, police have revealed.

    The trio attacked their victims, aged in their 20s and early 30s, before stealing cash, a mobile phone and several personal documents from the property in Montague Road around 03:30 on Monday.

    One of the victims, a 29-year-old man, sustained minor cuts to his face and hands and was taken to Wexham Park Hospital, but has since been discharged.

    The attackers are described as being white with local accents. The woman was wearing a baseball cap.

    Montague Road
  6. Council set to vote on relocation

    Slough Borough Council will relocate to new premises in the town centre if the plan gets the go-ahead at a meeting tonight.

    The council's current offices at St Martin's Place will be turned into 60 social housing flats if the move goes through.

    It says the move will make it more accessible to people needing its services, placing it right at the heart of the community.

    St Martin's Place
  7. Rural project lands major grant award

    A charity has received almost £22,000 to help conserve natural habitats in the county.

    The Wychwood Project, based in Witney, has been given the community revenue grant by West Oxfordshire district council.

    The charity will also use the money to help educate youngsters about rural matters.

    Founded in 1997, the scheme was originally set up to restore the ancient forest of Wychwood and that remains at the heart of the project's activities.

    Wychwood Project
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M3 Hampshire - Very slow traffic and two lanes closed on M3 northbound between J12, A335 (Eastleigh) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident.

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

  9. Kayaker trapped under tree on Dartmoor 'died accidentally'

    Clare Woodling

    BBC Spotlight

    A kayaker who became trapped under a fallen tree on a river in Dartmoor died accidentally, a coroner has concluded.

    Twenty-three-year-old Tobias Hamer, from Dorset, was on the River Dart between Dartmeet and Newbridge when he got trapped last December, the inquest in Plymouth was told.

    Gloucester-born Mr Hamer was a teacher at Milton Abbey School, in Milton Abbas, Dorset.

    He was part of a seven-strong group of kayakers on the river following heavy rain and strong winds which had brought down some trees.

    Due to restricted accessibility, emergency services were unable to recover the body for three hours.

    Emergency services at River Dart
  10. 'Eye-opening' difference in price of a pint

    Cities across our region have some of the highest and lowest beer prices in the UK, according to a new study.

    The average price of a pint in Oxford is £4.57 and Winchester is not far behind at £4.30 - but both lag behind the capital which has the most expensive pints at an average of £5.19.

    A cheaper tipple can be found in Salisbury where pints average £2.80, according to Money Guru.

    James MacDonald from the price comparison firm said: "It's eye-opening to uncover such a large difference in the price of a pint of beer across the UK.

    "The disparity in cost turns what should be an enjoyable experience into a penny-pinching exercise."

    Pint of beer
  11. Appeal after Dorset beach rape

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 20s was raped in Weymouth on Sunday.

    The woman was approached outside Actors nightclub on Maiden Street between 00:30 and 02:00 by a man who pulled her away and led her to the beach where he attacked her.

    He is described as white, in his early 20s and about 5ft 8ins. He is of muscular build with very short dark brown hair and a large nose and hands.

    He was wearing a T-shirt and jeans.

    Det Con Andy Stitfall asked any drivers - particularly taxi drivers - who may have been in the area of The Esplanade at the time and have a dashcam to contact police.

    Actors nightclub
  12. End of the line for New Forest Beach Bus for tourists

    A summer tourist bus route serving the Solent coast and New Forest National Park has been withdrawn due to falling passenger numbers.

    Operated by Morebus and supported by the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA), the Beach Bus operated between Hythe, Lepe, Beaulieu and Lymington.

    The service was launched in 2013 as a "sustainable transport" initiative with distinctive themed advertising.

    The NPA blamed falling use and an end to government funding.

    Beach Bus
    Image caption: The Beach Bus ran six times a day during the school summer holidays
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    Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A420 Oxfordshire westbound severe accident, at Pine Woods Road.

    A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Southmoor blocked and stationary traffic westbound at the Pine Woods Road junction, because of an accident involving three cars.

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

  14. BreakingMan jailed after sting by 'paedophile hunters'

    A man has been given an eight-year sentence for grooming a girl under the age of 16.

    Peter Hicks, 48, from Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, will serve four years in prison and four years on licence.

    He was caught using evidence gathered by "paedophile hunters", Oxford Crown Court heard.

  15. Further arrests after Mutiny Festival deaths

    Two more arrests have been made over the supply of Class A drugs after two people died at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth on Saturday.

    Tommy Cowan, 20, was found collapsed shortly after 18-year-old Georgia Jones fell ill at the dance event. Both later died in hospital.

    A 21-year-old woman from Waterlooville and a man from Havant, also aged 21, have been arrested.

    Three men previously arrested over suspected drug offences have been released while inquiries continue.

    Georgia Jones and Tommy Cowan
  16. Arrested teenager released over murder

    A teenager arrested over the murder of an 87-year-old man has been released under investigation.


    Arthur "Bob" Gumbley was found on the floor of his home following a violent burglary in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield, on 21 November.

    He died in hospital three weeks later.

    The teenager, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in connection with the murder, Staffordshire Police said on Saturday.