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Summary

  1. Sixty firefighters tackle breakers yard fire
  2. 'Significant improvement' to health trust
  3. Six jailed for sexually abusing girls
  4. Badger survives 100ft cliff fall
  5. Shopping centre reopen after evacuation
  6. Updates from Wednesday 13 June

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  2. 'Only minor injuries' after A40 multi-vehicle crash at Witney

    There were only minor injuries following a crash between an HGV and three cars on the A40 at Witney this morning.

    South Central Ambulance Service said it received "a number" of emergency 999 calls just after 08:15 BST.

    "We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene," it said.

    "Fortunately everyone involved was either uninjured or only sustained very minor injuries and everyone was either discharged or treated at the scene."

  3. River Thames fish survey to take place at Oxford

    A fish-count will take place on the River Thames later this month, the Environment Agency has said.

    Fish survey boat
    Image caption: A "boom boat" passes a harmless electric current into the water to attract and momentarily stun fish, enabling them to be easily caught with nets, the agency said

    The survey records many different types of fish, including roach, chub and dace, as well as their numbers and health.

    They are also weighed and measured.

    Last year almost 800 fish were surveyed at Godstow Lock in Oxford.

    "We count the fish to know the type of species in the water and to manage the water quality," a spokeswoman said.

    "It’s also useful to anglers."

  4. Former Poole Pottery quay site apartments plan

    Plans to demolish the former home of a 144-year-old Dorset pottery manufacturer to make way for apartments have been submitted.

    An image of how the development would look

    Poole Pottery closed at the quay in October after owner Denby failed to reach an agreement with the landlord.

    Developer Fortitudo now hopes to create a mixed use development at the site including a commercial unit and 95 one and two bedroom apartments.

    The neighbouring former Swan Inn will not be demolished under the proposals but revamped into an apartment and unit.

    The building is one of many in the town where examples of work by Carter's Tiles, which became Poole Pottery, can be seen.

    Carter's Tiles on The Swan Inn, Poole
  5. Boy, 12, hit by car after driver 'suffers medical episode'

    A 12-year-old boy has been hit by a car after the "elderly" driver appeared to have a medical episode at the wheel, South Central Ambulance Service has said.

    It happened earlier on High Street in Sunninghill, Windsor.

    The boy and the motorist, a man, have been taken to hospital for minor injuries.

    Another man and a woman have been treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3090 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3090 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Jermyns Lane and A3090 Winchester Road.

    A3090 Hampshire - A3090 The Straight Mile in Crampmoor closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Jermyns Lane junction and the A3090 Winchester Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Jermyns Lane and Halterworth Lane.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J6 for B4009 and J5 for A40.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J6, B4009 (Watlington) and J5, A40 (Stokenchurch), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Appeal after woman's drink 'spiked' on Bournemouth beach

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported her drink was spiked on Bournemouth beach by a man she met on a dating website.

    Beach at Alum Chine

    The victim, in her 30s, arranged to meet the man, known as Johnny, on Sunday on the sand near to Vesuvio restaurant.

    After consuming some alcohol, she went into the sea before returning to the beach where she said she began to feel "strange and disorientated".

    She challenged the man before he walked off. She then fell to the sand before being helped up by members of the public.

    The offender is described as white, about 5ft 8in with a slim build, blond hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt and blue and white shorts. He also spoke with an Australian accent.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A36 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A36 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between A336 Ringwood Road and Calmore Drive.

    A36 Hampshire - A36 Salisbury Road in Totton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the A336 Ringwood Road junction and the Calmore Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of an accident.

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

  11. Badger rescued after 100ft Old Harry Rocks cliff fall in Dorset

    A badger has survived a 100ft (30m) cliff fall on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

    Harriet the badger

    The female badger was rescued from the foot of Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck by the RSPCA on Sunday.

    The rescue came after members of the public reported seeing it in a "distressed state", the animal welfare charity said.

    The badger, which has since been named Harriet, was dehydrated and had a lame leg. It is hoped it will soon be released back into the wild.

  12. Witney fire: Crews to remain at scene overnight

    According to Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue, the fire in Witney was officially brought under control at 14.30 BST, and the number of fire engines at the scene has been reduced.

    "Crews will remain at the scene for 24 hours for ongoing fire-fighting activities," it said.

  13. Call for funding help for collapsed island road

    Undercliff Drive

    An MP has urged the government to use coastal erosion funding to find a solution to a collapsed road on the Isle of Wight.

    Eight houses in Undercliff Drive were evacuated following a landslip in February 2014.

    Speaking at a parliamentary debate, island MP Bob Seely described it as "the most significant ground instability problem" in the UK.

    Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart backed the calls, saying the authority needed help understanding what was happening to the land before rebuilding the road.

    He said: "It makes it more challenging to reinstate the road without understanding what is happening to the land there because it could be carried away yet again."

  14. Witney fire 'under control'

    The deputy leader of West Oxfordshire District Council Toby Morris has said the fire is under control but that the road will be closed overnight.

    He said emergency accommodation is being arranged for residents.

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