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  1. Updates from Friday 14 September

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Thanks for joining us for BBC South Live today.

    The service will resume at 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Jewellery worth £100,000 stolen in crowbar raid

    Pandora, Cornmarket St, Oxford

    Raiders armed with crowbars have stolen jewellery worth £100,000 from a shop in Oxford.

    Five offenders broke into Pandora in Cornmarket Street at midnight, police said.

    They smashed glass cabinets and left via a fire escape and the roof.

    All of the men were white and wore balaclavas or hooded tops.

  3. Patient's choking death involved 'inadequate' care

    Prospect Park Hospital

    The death of a hospital patient who choked on chocolate cake while being supervised by two staff arose from "inadequate" care, an inquest jury has found.

    Anne Roberts, 68, died just days after staff at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading had to revive her following an almost identical incident, the inquest heard.

    Ms Roberts, from Whitley in the town, was admitted to the hospital after she tried to take her own life and was subsequently detained when her mental health deteriorated.

    The jury said inadequate care in four areas caused or contributed to Ms Roberts’ death in September last year.

  4. University students still without accommodation

    Oxford Brookes University

    Courses at Oxford Brookes University are due to start but some students arriving in the city this weekend still don't know where they're going to live.

    The university says it's seen an unprecedented demand for rooms this year.

    Eva Crossan Jory, NUS Vice-President for Welfare, says the problem means many students are being forced to accept sub-standard accommodation.

    Oxford Brookes University says it has met its guarantee to provide accommodation for students who made the university their firm or insurance choice and they are supporting those on the waiting list in securing private accommodation.

  5. More rail strikes from tonight

    SWT train

    There's more disruption ahead for passengers on South Western Railway.

    Another strike takes place from midnight.

    It's the eighth day of action by the RMT union since the start of August.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. 100% flu jab aim for NHS frontline staff

    Fu jab

    Health bosses in Oxford are aiming to give all NHS frontline staff flu jabs after the county was hit hard by the virus last winter.

    Last year, Oxfordshire was the worst affected county in the Thames Valley, with more than 800 people treated for flu in the county's hospitals.

    It's hoped by vaccinating 100% of staff it will help to stop the spread of the illness to vulnerable patients.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A2047 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A2047 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Chichester Road and Laburnum Grove.

    A2047 Hampshire - A2047 London Road in Portsmouth closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Chichester Road junction and the Laburnum Grove junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  9. Wastewater 'discharged into sea' in Portsmouth

    Wastewater from a treatment works is thought to have discharged into the sea.

    Langstone Harbour

    Southern Water said it believed there had been a 20-minute discharge of "highly diluted, double screened wastewater" from the storm tanks at Budds Farm wastewater treatment works into the sea at Langstone Harbour following an electrical fault.

    "Although emergency generators did kick in, the original fault in high voltage gear may have damaged the power line and only parts of the site received back-up power," the utility firm said.

    It added its teams had worked through the night with UK Power Networks and Schneider Electrical.

    "We now have four generators running and the site is now running with a very low risk of further releases," it said.

  10. ‘Why I filmed a man take his final breath'

    Helen Bushby

    Entertainment reporter

    Steven Eastwood and Alan
    Image caption: Steven Eastwood [L] was invited by Alan to film him as he died

    Documentary maker Steven Eastwood filmed four terminally ill people at a hospice on the Isle of Wight.

    He says he made the film to explore the reality of death.

    Read more here.

  11. Arson-damaged house up for sale

    Parnham House fire

    An historic house in Dorset which was partially destroyed by fire last year has been put up for sale.

    Parnham House near Beaminster was gutted in April 2017 - its owner Michael Treichl, who was arrested on suspicion of arson, was found dead two months later.

    The Grade I listed house is on the market with a price tag of £3m.

    Historic England said it had provided guidance for any prospective buyers on the restoration of the building.

    A spokesman said: "The damage to Parnham House’s interior has been very severe but the important elements to conserve in restoration are the layout of the principal rooms, any surviving historic features, the building’s picturesque setting and its architectural significance."