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  1. Updates from Wednesday 20 February

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  2. Woman robbed near Basingstoke Cricket Club

    A woman was robbed by a man in a grey puffa jacket near Basingstoke Cricket Club on Tuesday morning, Hampshire Constabulary said.

    Between 10:00 and 10:10 on Castle Field Path, at the back of the cricket club, the 34-year-old victim, from Basingstoke, was walking along the path when she was approached by a man who asked her for a cigarette.

    He then grabbed her and demanded money, making off with a quantity of cash and her bank card.

    The man is white, slim, between 20 and 30 years old, with short dark brown or black hair and was wearing a wearing puffa jacket. He was also carrying a dark rucksack.

  3. Man charged with arson at Oxford mental health centre

    Littlemore Mental Health Centre
    Image caption: Staff and patients were evacuated because of the fire on Saturday

    A man has been charged with starting a fire at Littlemore Mental Health Centre in Oxford.

    Jawed Ahmed, 24, of Pound Way, Oxford, was charged with arson with intent or reckless as to whether life was endangered.

    It is in connection with a fire at the facility in Sandford Road on Saturday. Those present were evacuated safely, but police officers received treatment for smoke inhalation.

    He was remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 22 March.

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

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

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

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

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    Video caption: The use of ketamine is on the increase

    The use of ketamine is rising, especially among 16 to 24-year-olds, according to the Home Office.

  6. Hospital development deferred

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    St James Hospital in Milton

    Plans to redevelop a hospital site in Portsmouth have been deferred unexpectedly after officers decided villas due to be demolished were within the curtilage of a listed building.

    Councillors had been due to decide yesterday whether to allow St James Hospital in Milton to be turned into 107 homes.

    Portsmouth City Council deputy leader Steve Pitt apologised to residents who had arrived at the meeting to voice their objections to the scheme.

    More than 300 residents have objected, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J11 for A422.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A422 (Banbury), because of an accident.

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

  8. BreakingPolice officer stabbed

    A police officer has been stabbed in Portsmouth.

    The attack happened in Stamshaw Park and the male officer has suffered non-life threatening injuries.

    A man has been arrested and is in police custody.

  9. Passenger dies in hospital after Sherbourne crash

    A passenger involved in a crash near Sherborne in January has died in hospital, Dorset Police said. At 17:50 on 26 January a silver Peugeot Boxer van left the carriageway at Tiley Knap, Middlemarsh.

    The fire service attended to assist as a passenger in the van was trapped in the vehicle.

    The 37-year-old man from Sherborne suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. He has since died from his injuries.

    The driver of the van, a 43-year-old man from Somerset, was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released under investigation.

  10. Man arrested after Southampton shooting released

    Bluebell Road
    Image caption: A boy was shot in Bluebell Road on Monday.

    A man arrested after a teenage boy was shot in the leg outside a home in Southampton has been released under investigation by police.

    The 17-year-old was taken to hospital following the shooting in Bluebell Road at about 22:15 GMT on Monday.

    A 61-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

    The boy remains in hospital receiving treatment for wounds to his legs and ankles, Hampshire Constabulary said.