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  1. Updates from Monday 4 June

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  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today.

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

  2. Litter fines on the rise in Dorset

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    More Dorset residents are being prosecuted for littering after an increase in the number of enforcement officers.

    Dorset Waste Partnership figures show four full-time staff brought three prosecutions and issued 14 fixed penalty notices between October and the end of March. In the previous six months there were no prosecutions and no fixed penalties issued. A total of 86 people were sent written warnings between October 2017 and March 2018.

    But the figures are expected to rise with the introduction of new legislation which allows fines for those caught littering from cars.

    Litter generic
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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J9, A34 (Bicester) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident.

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

  4. The English question: Young are less proud to be English

    Do you feel proud to be English? A major new survey suggests your age will affect your answer.

    A survey commissioned by the BBC, suggests that 72% of people aged over 65 are proud to call themselves English, while only 45% of 18-24 year-olds are.

    The survey of 20,000 claims 80% of people have a strong English identity, but less than 60% take pride in being English. And there are significant variations between social groups.

    Commenting on the study former Southampton Itchen MP and cabinet minister Professor John Denham, now the director of English identity and politics at the University of Winchester, said the issue had a major impact in people deciding how to vote i nthe 2016 EU referendum.

    Survey Map
    Quote Message: The more people described themselves as 'English", the more likely they were to vote leave. The more people described themselves as "British", the more likely they are to vote remain. So it's quite a significant indicator on how people votes about that issue in the past, and probably how they still feel about it. from Professor John Denham University of Winchester
    Professor John DenhamUniversity of Winchester
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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic on M40 southbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J9, A34 (Bicester), because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  6. Pedestrian dies in Hartley Wintney HGV crash

    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a heavy goods vehicle in a Hampshire village.

    The man, in his 60s, died at the scene following the crash in Hartley Wintney shortly after midday..

    Police have appealed for a taxi driver in a silver Skoda to come forward as they believe they may have witnessed what happened.

    Diversions are in place and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J13 for A34 Chieveley.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic London-bound at J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Grindr date drugging rapist Sam Ashley jailed

    A man who used a gay dating app to find victims he could drug and rape has been jailed for 23 years.

    Sam Ashley, 30, contacted men on Grindr before meeting them in Portsmouth, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Ashley would then drug them without their knowledge and attack once they were left in a "stupefied" state.

    He was found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court of four rapes, four charges of administering a substance with intent and two counts of attempted rape.

    Sam Ashley
    Quote Message: "Ashley is a dangerous and manipulative man who befriended and deceived his victims, which has understandably had a profound impact on the victims and their friends and families. I hope this case encourages other victims of sexual offences to come forward." from Det Insp James Stewart Hampshire Constabulary
    Det Insp James StewartHampshire Constabulary
  9. Lucky escape for seagull-chasing puppy

    Sue Paz

    BBC South

    A puppy has been rescued from the sea after getting into difficulty while chasing seagulls.

    Wightlink Ferries staff saved golden labrador, Bertie, after he was spotted half-a-mile out to sea near the end of Ryde Pier, off the Isle of Wight, at about 07:00 BST on Sunday.

    Owner Rob Gale, from Ryde, had been out cockling when his nine-month-old dog fled.

    He said ferry staff formed a "human chain" to pull Bertie back to the pier.

    Bertie
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    Severe accident: A30 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between A327 and A323 Fleet Road.

    A30 Hampshire - A30 in Hartley Wintney closed westbound between the A327 junction and the A323 Fleet Road junction, because of accident investigation work.

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

  11. Mauricio Pellegrino: Leganes appoint former Southampton manager

    BBC Sport

    Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as manager of Spanish side Leganes, three months after being sacked by Southampton.

    Pellegrino has signed a one-year contract with Leganes, who finished 17th in the table last season.

    The Argentine, 46, left Saints in March and was replaced by Mark Hughes, who led them to safety.

    They won only five of 30 Premier League games during Pellegrino's nine-month spell in charge.

    Mauricio Pellegrino
  12. Cowley burst water main repairs under way

    Repairs are being carried out after flooding from a burst water main.

    Homes remain without water or with low pressure after the main burst in Cowley.

    Fire crews have closed Marsh Road and the water has been turned off to keep the flood water away from homes.

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  13. Bournemouth Pier sea rescue

    A young girl has been pulled from the sea off Bournemouth Pier.

    The Poole lifeboat crew were sent out at 18:50 BST on Sunday amid reports of the girl in the water off the pier with a lifebuoy.

    She was picked up by the lifeboat and treated for the effects of cold.

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  14. Plans for 12-storey new-build fail to offer parking

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Wickham Street

    Plans for a new 12-storey building that will see a pub knocked down have come under fire as "ludicrous" due to a lack of parking.

    Private developers PVD2 Limited have submitted an outline application to demolish The Invincible pub and construct the block in its place in Wickham Street, Portsea, near the historic dockyard.

    It will include 76 bedsits, a gym, a communal lounge and kitchen as well as eight visitors' parking spots.

    However, it will not provide any parking for residents.

    Portsmouth City Council's leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: "If the homes are for 76 professionals then it is ludicrous to think that they won't need parking spaces."

  15. Bob Higgins trial: Coach 'groped footballer while watching TV'

    A former professional footballer was groped as a youth player by his coach while they watched TV together after training, a court has heard.

    The footballer, who later played for Southampton, said he fled the room after feeling the coach's hand "searching" under his shorts.

    He did not report the attack as he did not want to "derail" his career, Salisbury Crown Court heard.

    Bob Higgins, 65, denies 50 counts of indecent assault against teenage boys.

    The charges, dating between 1971 and 1996, arose after the NSPCC set up a helpline to deal with sexual abuse in football, jurors have previously been told.

    Bob Higgins
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J12, A4 (Theale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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