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  1. Updates from Tuesday 5 June
  2. Announcement expected on Heathrow expansion
  3. Drug testing for Bestival announced

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  2. Reading keeper Earps to join Wolfsburg

    Mary Earps

    England goalkeeper Mary Earps has left Reading to sign for 2017-18 Women's Champions League finalists Wolfsburg.

    The 25-year-old will join the German league champions on a one-year deal on 1 July when her contract with the Royals expires.

    "To be joining one of the best teams in the world truly is a dream come true," said Earps.

    Reading keeper Earps to join Wolfsburg

    Mary Earps

    Reading and England goalkeeper Mary Earps joins Women's Champions League finalists Wolfsburg.

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  3. Good Samaritan witnesses to Oxford assault sought

    Police are seeking two potential witnesses to an assault in Oxford which left a 55-year-old man with a broken leg.

    The victim was approached by another man close to the ring road in Garsington Road, near the Premier Inn and Oxford Business Park in Cowley, at around 18:30 on Monday 14 May.

    The offender is described as white with brown hair, aged in his late 20s to early 30s.

    Officers want to talk to the occupants of a white van that stopped and helped the victim immediately after the assault.

    Det Con James Macaro said: "They are not in any trouble as they are believed to be potential witnesses, however they may have crucial information which may assist us in our investigations."

    White van
  4. Sticks and stones hurled at motorcylist

    Police are hunting a man after sticks and stones were hurled at a motorcylist as he rode along the A340 near Aldermaston around 15:55 on Sunday 27 May.

    The victim, a 56-year-old man, was not injured but his green Kawasaki motorcycle was scratched.

    Officers have released an image of the man they want to speak to and are appealing for him or anyone who recognises him to contact police.

    He was dressed in a grey t-shirt with a white logo and blue knee length shorts.

    Aldermaston
  5. Eagle-eyed sailors save stranded fisherman

    Royal Navy sailors on board HMS Duncan have rescued two Algerian fishermen who had been stranded at sea for four days.

    A lookout from the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer spied the men's boat by chance in the western Mediterranean about 70 miles off the Algerian coast.

    The fishing vessel was so small that the destroyer was just 600ft away before it was spotted by Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Rob Coatsworth, who was scanning the horizon for anything unusual.

    "The fishermen were incredibly lucky to be spotted," he said.

    "The odds were very much against them as they were 70 miles North of Algeria and outside any shipping lanes. It was only a sharp lookout that raised the alarm, there was absolutely nothing on radar."

    Fishermen
  6. Football stadium evacuated after wartime shell dumped in wheelie bin

    AFC Totton's stadium and a neighbouring industrial estate were evacuated after a World War Two shell was found dumped in a wheelie bin.

    Hampshire police said they were called to the Testwood Stadium on Calmore Road in the Hampshire town shortly before 10:00 and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended and removed the item.

    It was found to be a training device and of no risk to the public.

    Testwood Stadium
    Quote Message: “Clearly, it is extremely irresponsible to have disposed of this item in this way. It has caused inconvenience and disruption to a great deal of people and if it was a viable device, it could have had much more serious consequences. If you do ever discover an item such as this, you should leave the item where it is and call l 999.” from PC Jason Andrews
    PC Jason Andrews
  7. Baby boy critical after stabbing

    An 11-month-old boy has been left in a critical condition following a stabbing at a home in west London.

    A 32-year-old woman was also found with less serious knife wounds at the property on Swinfield Close, Hounslow, on Monday evening.

    Police say they are trying to trace Rehan Khan, 25, who is sought on suspicion of attempted murder.

    Detectives say Mr Khan is known to frequent areas in Hounslow and Isleworth, and has links to Newham, Slough, Hammersmith and Fulham.

    Rehan Khan
    Image caption: Rehan Khan is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder
  8. 'Fairy penguins' get a new home

    Newsround

    Twenty-five super cute little penguins have just moved home. The fairy penguins are the world's smallest species of penguins, and they've relocated from Australia to Weymouth Sealife Centre.

    The new colony is thought to be the only one in Europe.

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    Video caption: 'Fairy penguins' get a new home
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Berkshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Berkshire clockwise severe disruption, between J15 for M4 and J16 for M40 affecting J13 for A30.

    M25 Berkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J15 M4 and J16 M40, because of a broken down vehicle having a tyre change. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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

  10. 'Draconian' school bans packed lunches

    A school in Didcot has come under fire from parents after reportedly making school dinners mandatory for pupils and banning all drinks except water in a healthy eating policy.

    A parent told the BBC that the Aureus School's alleged measures were "draconian" and meant they did not have control over their children's diet.

    Aureaus School
    Image caption: The start-up school only opened its doors to pupils for the first time last year

    The school has declined to comment but its website says "all children will be encouraged to lead healthy and active lives, making sensible choices whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others".

    Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum said he was "adamant that schools should have absolute say so on what is served in schools" as children "can often run off to the chip shop".

  11. Jamming device causes dozens of thefts at service stations

    Jamming devices were used in more than 20 thefts were reported from cars at service stations in Berkshire across a month, police have said.

    The offenders gained entry to the vehicles without causing any damage and stole items from the boot while the motorist was inside the service station, blocking the signal from the motorist’s vehicle key, preventing the vehicle from locking.

    Car jammers
    Image caption: The transmitters, which are easy to buy online, can be used to interrupt signals from keys fobs

    Motorists reported 23 thefts in three service stations in Berkshire between 1 May and 31 May. Two men have been arrested and released under investigation.

    Of those incidents, 18 were at Reading Services, one was at Chieveley Services, and four were at Membury Services.

  12. Man pushed into canal in Reading assault

    A man has been punched, kicked and pushed into a canal in a violent attack in Reading.

    The 50-year-old victim was walking on the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal next to Crane Wharf when he was approached by five teenage boys who pushed him into the canal, then punched and kicked him as he tried to climb out.

    The victim sustained a cut to his forehead and bruising on his arms and legs. Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Cranes Wharf
    Image caption: The man was walking near Crane's Wharf in Reading when he was attacked
  13. Weak concrete leaves tower blocks unsafe

    All 800 residents in two 18-storey tower blocks in Portsmouth are to be moved out due to safety concerns.

    The council has taken the decision after structural reports revealed concrete used in Leamington House and Horatia House is not strong enough.

    Leamington House
    Image caption: Leamington House

    The two blocks have had aluminium composite cladding removed, which was identified as a fire risk in tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

    Residents will be moved out of both buildings by spring 2019.

    Weak concrete leaves tower blocks unsafe

    Leamington House

    All 800 residents from two Portsmouth tower blocks will be moved out by spring 2019.

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  14. BreakingHeathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

    Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by ministers.

    The government's economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full cabinet.

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it was a "historic moment".

    Announcing £2.6bn in compensation for residents and noise abatement measures - likely to be in part for residents of Berkshire - he said it would only proceed if air quality obligations were met.

  15. Brexit 'will help' Portsmouth vinyl plant

    Vinyl record sales are at their highest level since the 1990s, but as most records are manufactured in Europe, there's a lot of concern about what will happen when the UK leaves the European Union.

    Daren Fudge, the Director of Vinyl Presents, a new pressing plant in Portsmouth, says his company will benefit.

    "It will make us competitive with Europe once Brexit is implemented."

    However, it is not exactly that simple, and vinyl is a wide-ranging business, as you can read here.

    Daren Fudge
    Image caption: Daren Fudge, from Portsmouth, says Brexit will help his business grow