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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 25 February

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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  2. Eddie Howe to be given Freedom of Bournemouth

    Eddie Howe

    AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough, Bournemouth Council has announced.

    The authority said it was in recognition of his "exceptional" achievement in leading the Cherries from League Two to the top flight in just six seasons.

    Council leader John Beesley said: "He is a unifying force, the driver behind unprecedented civic pride that descended on the town."

    The Freedom entitles recipients to a reserved seat at council meetings and church services, and to be addressed as "Mr Freeman", the council said.

    It said approving the award would be the "final decision that Bournemouth Borough Council ever takes", before it merges with other authorities.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: B3385 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B3385 Hampshire both ways severe accident, at Brune Lane.

    B3385 Hampshire - B3385 Broom Way in Lee-On-The-Solent blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Brune Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  4. Images released after kebab shop attack

    CCTV images

    An 18-year-old man was struck in the head with an unopened can in a kebab takeaway restaurant in Newbury, police have said.

    Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of a man who may have “vital” information on the attack, which happened in Market Place at 04:10 GMT on Saturday.

    The victim suffered a cut to his eyebrow and was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for stitches. He has since been discharged.

  5. Your pictures: A glimpse of spring...

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to Suzy Hamilton for her snap of crocuses at Petersfield churchyard in Hampshire, as well as to BBC Weather Watchers "the fleet" and "Rebecca" for their pictures of Wyke Regis in Weymouth, Dorset, and Woodstock in Oxfordshire.

    Crocuses at Petersfield churchyard
    Wyke Regis, Weymouth
    Woodstock

    Send us your photos of the region via our Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or on Twitter: @BBCBerkshire, @BBCDorset, @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCOxford.

  6. Universal Credit blamed for rent arrears

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The number of council tenants in rent arrears is increasing with the city council authority blaming Universal Credit.

    The pattern in Oxford mirrors other areas around the country.

    In some areas, one in 12 people are behind on paying their rent after receiving the new welfare payment.

    It was introduced across Oxford for people who were making new claims for housing benefit in October 2017.

    The percentage of the council's rent collected from tenants fell from 99.4% in 2017/18 to 95.4% so far this year, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

  7. Decision due on city music venue

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Firehouse in Southampton

    Plans to demolish a music venue and bar in Southampton and replace it with flats is due to be considered by councillors later.

    Developers want to replace the Firehouse with a 13-storey apartment block.

    At least 3,000 people have signed a petition to save the bar.

    Owners say they will relocate the venue, according the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The planning committee takes place this evening.

  8. Delays after plane blocks runway

    Stranded aircraft in Southampton

    Air passengers at Southampton Airport have been enduring delays after a tyre blowout on an aircraft forced it to suspend flights.

    Operations have resumed but a number of incoming flights were diverted when the private Pilatus aircraft became stranded on the runway after landing early this morning.

    Airport managing director Neil Garwood said the tyre that burst was on a wheel with a brake which locked on, making it difficult to move the plane from the runway.

    Some inbound passenger flights were diverted to Bournemouth.

    The stranded aircraft was eventually towed clear at about 10:00.

  9. Hospital pioneers online records service

    A hospital trust has become the first in the country to give patients the ability to manage their health records online.

    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust's my medical record system allows people to see upcoming appointments, test results and consultant advice at home or on their smart phones.

    The system also allows patients to upload from home data such as blood pressure and communicate with medical professionals without attending hospital.

  10. Hundreds attend Pride parade

    Pride parade in Winchester

    Hundreds of people paraded through the streets to mark Saturday's Hampshire Pride event.

    These pictures, taken by Hampshire Police, show the colourful event in Winchester - the first Pride event of 2019.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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