Boeing, the company behind the grounded fleet of 787 Dreamliner planes, is facing millions of pounds of compensation claims.
Network Rail is to spend £38bn nationally on improving the railways. The Thames Valley area alone is to receive £9bn in investment capital.
The first full week back at work after the summer break started with a Monday of misery for thousands of Thames Valley commuters.
Freeview viewers across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire will need to retune
their TV equipment on Wednesday, 29 May as local airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of
faster mobile broadband.
Technical changes at the Oxford transmitter will free up frequencies for the future introduction of fourth-generation mobile services. Between now and the end of 2013, similar upgrades will be made at a number of transmitters across the UK..
Around 409,000 homes are affected. TV services will be subject to disruption from midnight as some commercial channels including ITV3 and QVC are moved to new frequencies. Work at the transmitter is expected to be completed by 6am and viewers can retune at any point after this.
A family from Boscombe in Dorset, asleep inside their home, have been rescued by fire crews after a saucepan caught fire. A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing smoke.
The region's farmers say their "strength of character will be in evidence" at this year's South of England Show in Sussex - despite having faced their worst weather for winter and spring on record.
South of England Agricultural Society President actress Penelope Keith will open the event in two weeks time.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Windsor.
The woman left Liquid Nightclub on William Street, just before 3am on Saturday when she was approached by two men, who claimed they were driving a taxi. As the car drove off, the victim was sexually assaulted in the vehicle. She managed to get out of the car when it stopped and ran off.
The two men, aged 26 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.
Thames Valley police are assuring the public they are doing all they can to find two men who allegedly raped a woman in Windsor. The 19-year-old had left Liquid nightclub on William Street and got into, what she thought was a taxi. As the car drove off she was sexually assaulted.
– Detective Inspector Andy Howard, Thames Valley Police
"We are in the early stages of this investigation but I want to assure the public that everything is being done to locate and arrest these offenders. Officers will be out on patrol in the centre of Windsor and I urge anyone with any concerns to approach of out our officers. I want to urge people to only use licensed taxis. Where possible, book with a licensed taxi company in advance or if that is not possible, remember you can always ask for proof a vehicle or driver is licensed. I would urge people not to get into any vehicles that are touted to them."
Thames Valley Police are investigating claims a 19-year-old woman was raped on a night out in Windsor. The woman left Liquid nightclub on William Street and went to get a taxi. She was approached by two men on Victoria Street who claimed they were driving a taxi.
The woman got into their car on Alexandra Road. As they drove off, the 19-year-old was sexually assaulted in the vehicle. She managed to get out of the car when it stopped and she ran off. The men are described as Asian and the vehicle is believed to be a large black cab with five seats.
A Chichester restaurant is facing a heavy fine after four illegal workers from Bangladesh were arrested in a raid by immigration officers.
The India Gate restaurant on Bognor Road, Merston, was raided by Immigration Enforcement officers on Thursday evening.
Two members of staff, aged 24 and 26, were found to have overstayed their visas while two others, aged 55 and 57, had entered the country illegally.
All four are now being held in an immigration detention centre, pending removal from the UK.
The restaurant could be fined up to £40,000.
– Carla Johnson, Home Office Immigration Enforcement Team
These arrests show that there is no hiding place for immigration offenders. The message is clear. Those who are in the country illegally will be arrested and removed.
Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work.
Despite having faced their worst weather for winter and spring on record, the region's farmers say their "strength of character will be in evidence" at this year’s South of England Show at Ardingly in Sussex in June.
Carole Hayward, chairman, said: “The quality of British husbandry and farming is superb and the show offers the opportunity to come and see first hand their work and dedication."
Visitors will be able to see over 760 examples of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.
The theme for this year's show is the "world of poultry" and will be opened by South of England Agricultural Society President actress Penelope Keith.
Hampshire County Council has elected Cllr Roy Perry as its new leader this morning.
It follows elections held on May 2nd and an announcement by former leader, Cllr Ken Thornber, to step down following 14 years in the post.
The Conservative councillor said: “My overriding objective will be, in the face of the difficult economic circumstances all councils face, to maintain Hampshire as a successful and prosperous county, balancing economic success with care for the environment.
"I will seek to maintain our council tax as the lowest of any county in the south east region with services amongst the best.”
Police have named the pedestrian who died following a serious collision in Worthing as Ryan Chapman.
Mr Chapman, 29, of Goldsmith Road, Worthing, suffered life threatening injuries after the collision with an HGV on the A27 Arundel Road, Worthing, on Tuesday just after 9.30am.
He was flown by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital in a critical condition but died there on Wednesday afternoon. The lorry driver, a 42-year-old man from King's Lynn, Norfolk, suffered shock.
Police closed the A27, its junction with the A24 and the A280 for more than three hours for emergency services to deal with the incident and for the air ambulance to land.