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  1. Woman found stabbed to death at flat
  2. Tribute to man killed in A34 crash
  3. Man 'critical' after Oxford fight
  4. Updates from Monday 9 July

Live Reporting

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  1. No big screen for city - for now

    Southampton City Council has announced it will not be erecting a big screen for England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday.

    In a statement, a spokesperson said the council could not find a suitable location in the city centre to host a large crowd at such short notice.

    The authority is looking into getting one for the final on Saturday - should Gareth Southgate's men get past Croatia.

    Quote Message: It has been great to see England make it to the semi-finals in the World Cup. We have started to investigate the possibility of erecting a large screen in the city, should the team make it through to the final. Due to logistics, safety concerns and a lack of availability of suitable city centre spaces that we can use to host an event of this size and nature, we are unfortunately unable to commit to a large screen for the mid-week match, at short notice. There are many local businesses who will be screening Wednesday’s semi-final, for everyone to enjoy. from Southampton City Council
    Southampton City Council
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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a shed load.

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

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J10 for A32 and J11 for A27 Fareham affecting J9 for A27 Whiteley.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J10, A32 (Wickham) and J11, A27 (Fareham), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J9, A27 (Whiteley).

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

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    Video caption: A self-style paedophile hunter has helped convict a man from Hampshire
  5. Centuries-old human remains found in Thames

    Human remains suspected to be hundreds of years old have been discovered in the River Thames near Reading.

    Thames Valley Police was called on 3 July when a member of the public found the remains at Thames Valley Park.

    They were recovered by police and are being analysed by experts to try and date them.

  6. Road closures ahead of Farnborough International Airshow

    Planes have started arriving at Farnborough ahead of the airshow next week.

    Validation flights are taking place ahead of the trade show next Monday, with the public airshow taking place on 21 and 22 July.

    Increased safety measures introduced since the Shoreham Airshow accident mean some road closures will be in place during rehearsals and the show itself.

    The A323 Fleet road from Norris Hill Road to Laffans Road will be closed daily between 12:00 and 17:00 until Sunday 22 July.

    The same applies to Aldershot Road between the A323 Fleet Road to The Foresters pub.

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  7. Female council employees' bonuses '60% less than men'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Wokingham Borough Council offices

    Women were paid 60% less than men in bonus pay at Wokingham Borough Council last year, according to the authority's pay data.

    Wokingham, which employs 74% women and 26% men, has an overall 14.71% gender pay gap - lower than the national average of 17.4%.

    Deputy chief executive Graham Ebers said the bonus gap was largely because 49% of its female workforce were part-time compared with 18% of its male workforce.

    He added that he was confident the gender pay gap did not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work.

    "Our gender disparity is due to the roles and the salaries these roles attract," he said.

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    Video caption: Aptamil investigating baby milk formula complaints

    Mums say their babies have been sick after the recipe of a popular formula milk was changed.

  9. Thames Water apologises after Slough schools forced to shut

    Thames Water said it had been contacting people since last week asking them to reduce their water usage.

    A spokesman said: “We’re sorry to those customers in Slough who had no water or lower pressure than normal this morning following the record demand for water in the area."

    The water pressure was up again by mid-morning today, the spokesman added.

    “We’ve been pro-actively contacting people in Slough since last week, explaining the need to reduce their water use during the heatwave to prevent disruption.

    "We’re pumping an extra 25% into the local network to help meet the increased demand, but at peak times people may still notice a drop in their water pressure."

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    Severe disruption: A303 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between A343 Salisbury Road and A3057 Winchester Road.

    A303 Hampshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on A303 eastbound in Andover between Middle Wallop turn off and the A3057 Winchester Road junction, because of an overturned road sweeper and recovery work.

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

  11. Police prepare for Trump visit

    Increased numbers of police are at Blenheim Palace and Windsor today in preparation for a visit by the US president on Thursday and Friday.

    Donald Trump's visit to the UK this week will put "unquestionable pressure" on UK police forces, the Police Federation has warned.

    The US president will spend time in London, Windsor and Scotland during the two-day working visit.

    Thousands are expected to protest and police forces from across the country have been asked to send officers to assist.

  12. Colnbrook fire now out

    The grass fire in a field near Heathrow airport has been put out by fire crews.

    A total of seven engines from Berkshire and London were called to the fire which broke out shortly after 14:00.

    The field was on a farm owned by councillor for Horton and Wrasbury, Colin Rayner, who has said on Twitter he has "never seen harvesting conditions so dangerous."

    It is the second fire on land owned by Mr Rayner in the last 48 hours.

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  13. Colnbrook fire: Multiple crews attending

    A large grass fire in a field near Heathrow Airport is being tackled by fire crews from Berkshire and London.

    There are seven engines in attendance at the fire off Moreland Avenue, Colnbrook.

    Flights are not currently being affected, but traffic is slow on the near-by M25.

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A4.

    M4 Berkshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M4 London-bound at J12, A4 (Theale), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Grass fire near Heathrow Airport

    Firefighters are tackling a grass fire near Heathrow Airport.

    The emergency services are keen to stress that it is not at the airport, and Heathrow says it is not affecting flights.

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