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  2. Loganair announces new Bournemouth route

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The airline has announced a new seasonal route from Bournemouth to Guernsey and Jersey.

    The operator has scheduled the flights to run from April to October.

    Loganair aircraft

    Guernsey will be served by Loganair's 37-seat Embraer 135 jet, with a flight time of about 40 minutes.

    The service, which was announced as part the airline's summer schedule, will run from Guernsey once a week on a Saturday, and from Jersey three times a week - on a Monday, Friday and Saturday.

    It's the second new Guernsey service announced by Loganair since the start of the "open skies" policy decided by the island's government in September.

    In July, the Scottish airline announced losses of £9m, blaming the loss of a franchise agreement with Flybe, which has put itself up for sale.

  3. Laser shone into plane cockpit

    A green laser was shone into a plane cockpit circling 7,000ft in the air above Netley on Wednesday evening, prompting Hampshire police to issue a warning over the dangers of misusing laser pens.

    Control tower staff at Southampton Airport alerted officers who deployed to an area near IKEA in Southampton, where the laser was reportedly being shone from.

    "Luckily it was not shone directly in the pilot’s eyes and he was able to maintain control of the aircraft, but this careless act by someone on the ground below could have had catastrophic consequences," the force said in a statement.

    The plane, which had flown from Glasgow, was diverted to another airport as a result of fog where it landed safely.

  4. Roads reopened after fire

    Eleven fire engines from Dorset and Somerset were called to tackle a caravan fire that threatened a nearby thatched cottage.

    Crews cut away thatch from the house in Sturminster Newton to save the historic building.

    Glue Hill was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

    The caravan was completely destroyed. No-one was injured.

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  5. Thieves targeting BMWs and Land Rovers

    Police in Berkshire are warning BMW and Land Rover owners around Wokingham to be vigilant after a spate of car thefts.

    It comes after nine of the vehicles have been stolen in the space of six weeks.

    Thames Valley Police believe the thefts in Wokingham, Sandhurst, Woodley, Earley and Sindlesham are linked.

    No arrests have been made yet.

    Land Rover
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, from J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

    M4 Berkshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M4 westbound from J11, A33 (Reading) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, from J5 for A335 Southampton Airport to J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M27 eastbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of an accident.

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

  8. Caravan fire threatens thatched house

    Fire crews are battling to save a thatched cottage after a fire broke out in a caravan parked nearby.

    Dorset Police has closed the A357 at Sturminster Newton between Bridge Street and Glue Hill and drivers have been urged to avoid the area.

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  9. Reg the runaway ram finds new home

    Image caption: Reg escaped while being taken for slaughter

    Pupils at Chandlings School in Oxford are celebrating after finding a new home for an escaped ram.

    The animal, who the children have named Reg, was on a farmer's lorry headed for slaughter when he made his bid for freedom and ended up at the gates of the school where he was discovered by grounds manager Rob Maskrey.

    Emma Finneron, one of the pupil's mothers, said she was asked by the school to help find a permanent home for Reg.

    She said: "I started to ring around but farming sanctuaries are quite full. Eventually we managed to find one in Kidderminster - the Goodheart Animal Sanctuary - they still had room, thank goodness!"

    Image caption: Reg with pupils from Chandlings School
  10. Oxford's first female boxing show set for the weekend

    Female boxers in Oxford will take on fighters from across the country in the first all-female amateur boxing show to be held in the city.

    Oxford University's amateur club will host the event at the sports complex on Iffley Road on Saturday night.

    One of the fighters taking part, Lydia Welham, told the BBC women's boxing is "definitely on the up".

    She said: "There are women boxers and they're doing amazing things all the way up to the pro levels but it needs more attention, more things like this event on Saturday to have more opportunities for us to have these fights."

    Women's boxing