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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 7 December

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

    Ralph Hasenhuttl

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

    Ralph Hasenhuttl's first game in charge of Southampton ends in defeat as Callum Paterson's goal gives Cardiff City a precious victory over their Premier League relegation rivals.

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  2. Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool's players celebrate scoring against Bournemouth

    Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Mohamed Salah's hat-trick helps Liverpool thrash Bournemouth and send Jurgen Klopp's side above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

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  3. Have a good weekend!

    That's all from us this week folks.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest from the south of England.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Wiltshire westbound severe accident, before J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

    M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 westbound before J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident.

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

  5. Crossing could end 'car roulette' for pedestrians

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Putting a controlled crossing on a main road through a Dorset town could end "car roulette" for pedestrians, campaigners have said.

    Elizabeth Wiscombe and her guide dog Healey

    More than 600 people had signed a petition in favour of the Broad Street puffin crossing in Lyme Regis, but objectors had convinced officers to recommend the scheme for refusal.

    However, on Thursday the county council’s regulatory committee overturned the recommendation and is now asking for the £85,000 crossing to be approved at the next county council cabinet meeting on 16 January.

    The decision was greeted with tears of joy by partially-sighted Elizabeth Wiscombe who attended the meeting in Dorchester with her guide dog Healey, and has been campaigning for the crossing since 2015.

    “I cannot tell you what a difference this will make to my life and to countless others - I’m so delighted,” she said.

    Committee chairman, David Jones, said he often pushed his wife in a wheelchair and knew the benefits of having somewhere where it was guaranteed to be safe to cross.

    “I don’t like playing car roulette. It’s much safer to find a crossing,” he said.

  6. Reading Clas Ohlson store saved from closure

    The hardware and home company Clas Ohlson has said it will keep its Reading store open when it closes all other outlets in Britain and Germany.

    It announced on Wednesday that it will be focusing on online retailing in the country.

    The company has told the BBC it will only be keeping the Broad Street store open in Reading.

    A spokesperson added "our German online business will also be managed and operated from our UK base".

  7. Official opening of new bus station

    Newbury's new bus station has been officially opened by local MP Richard Benyon.

    It is located next to the library at The Wharf and its completion makes way for the start of the Market Street development, which is set to begin on 7 January.

    Richard Benyon MP opens bus station
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M271 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M271 Hampshire southbound severe accident, from M27 J3 to J1 for Brownhill Way.

    M271 Hampshire - M271 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound from M27 J3, Southampton Docks to J1, Brownhill (Nursling), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Christmas Light show raises money for Malaya Rose's operation

    The light show illuminating a home in Portsmouth is raising money for Malaya Rose to have an operation.

  10. Video content

    Video caption: Blair Cowan: London Irish and Scotland back row qualifies as barber

    Blair Cowan is a rugby union player with a newly-found skill off the pitch as a professional barber.

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 northbound between J4, A331 (Camberley) in Hampshire and J3, A322 (Bagshot) in Surrey, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A30 to J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

    M25 Surrey - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J13, A30 (Staines) to J14, A3113 (Heathrow), because of a broken down van.

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