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Summary

  1. Girl's dying wish for last swim comes true
  2. England are playing Pakistan in ODI at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl
  3. Appeal to find missing 14-year-old girl
  4. Police 'have no powers' to move on Bournemouth travellers
  5. Weather: It's going to be a hot one with temperatures up to about 27C
  6. Train operators monitoring track temperatures
  7. Updates on Wednesday 24 August

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By Sue Paz and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

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The BBC Local Live service for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will resume on Thursday at 08:00.

Thanks for joining us and we look forward to your company tomorrow.

Latest news headlines for the region

Weather outlook for the region: Risk of thundery showers

There are likely to be on and off showers this evening and overnight, and you could even hear the odd rumble of thunder. 

It will be another warm and humid night, particularly in built up areas such as Bournemouth and Winchester, with lows of about 19C (66F).

BBC Weather chart for Wednesday 24 August for the South of England
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Thursday will bring some sunshine but there will also be a risk of a few showers too. 

It will still feel warm in the sunshine though, with highs of about 23C (73F).

BBC Weather chart for Thursday 25 August for the South of England
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For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.

Sampling the sea ahead of the Bank Holiday

Gosport small ships parade under way

Twenty one teams have completed the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) Dartmouth to Gosport Small Ships Race, which began on Monday, and 180 under 25s involved are currently parading through Gosport.

ASTO parade in Gosport
Max Mudie/ASTO

England v Pakistan: Latest from Southampton's Ageas Bowl

Pakistan are currently 224 for 5 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton in the first one-day international.

England celebrate Pakistan wicket
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Captain Azhar Ali was out for 82 from 110 balls. 

You can follow all the action live with BBC Sport.

'High temperatures' cause South West Trains delays

Trains are delayed by 10 minutes between Wareham and Moreton, with other routes also affected.

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Plan your journey: Steam fair starts on Thursday

BBC Travel

Great Dorset Steam Fair engines in action
GDSF
  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair begins tomorrow and runs until Monday. Delays are expected on the A354 between Salisbury and Blandford to the Tarrant Hinton site. Damory Coaches is providing services from Salisbury and Bridport
  • It's also the start of the Melplash Agricultural Show, near Bridport - gates open at 08:30 and delays are expected on the A35 to the site on West Bay Road
  • A free bus will run to and from the show from Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport. A free car park will operate on the A35 at Bridport, with a free park and ride available on Burton Road

Rio Paralympics: Hampshire and Dorset athletes to compete

Agitos, the Paralympic symbol
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Great Britain will have a team of 257 athletes - including from Dorchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Fleet, Farnham and Eastleigh - competing at the Rio Paralympics in 19 sports.

Car hit by object thrown from motorway bridge

Police are investigating after a car windscreen was smashed by an object that was thrown from a motorway bridge.

A 57-year-old woman, from Gosport, was in the Ford Focus when it was hit as it travelled under the Hulbert Road Bridge on the A3M, Hampshire Constabulary said.

The force is appealing for witnesses.

Bournemouth v Morecambe: Changes expected from Howe

AFC Bournemouth travel to League 2 side Morecambe tonight hoping to avoid a slip-up in the EFL Cup - that's the new name for the League Cup.

Dan Gosling (right)
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Cherries manager Eddie Howe is expected to make a number of changes to his starting line-up, with midfielder Dan Gosling among those likely to feature.

Gosling (pictured right) admits he's been "very frustrated" not to have featured more in the team's opening matches of the season.

I feel like I had a really good pre-season. I feel fit, I feel strong, and our performances I've felt have been good so I was obviously disappointed not to start the game.

Dan GoslingAFC Bournemouth midfielder

Your pictures: Blues sea and skies in Barton on Sea

BBC Weather Watchers

Barton on Sea
Rob's Riser

Rob's Riser posted this photo of Barton on Sea onto the BBC Weather Watchers page earlier.  

Latest travel for Hampshire: A3 lane closure in Buriton

BBC Travel

  • One lane is closed on the A3 southbound in Buriton between the Buriton turn off and Chalton turn off because of a broken down lorry
  • Traffic is also slow on the A31 Poulner Hill westbound at Picket Post between the Picket Post Services and Ringwood
  • Plus, there's congestion on the A337 Gosport Lane southbound in Lyndhurst from the A35 Southampton Road junction to the A337 Clay Hill junction, with slow traffic on A35 to the New Forest Golf Club junction, on High Street to the Bournemouth Road junction and to the Pikes Hill junction

Latest Dorset travel: Crash blocks A35 in Puddletown

BBC Travel

  • There are severe delays on the A35 in Puddletown - The Plain is blocked and traffic is queuing westbound before the Troy Town turn off, because of an accident involving two vehicles
  • There's also heavy congestion on the A350 in both directions in Littleton, Blandford Forum, around the Littleton Drove junction, due to roadworks

For the latest on the roads near you, visit the BBC Travel site.

England v Pakistan: Latest from the first ODI

Let's pop down to the Ageas Bowl where England have claimed early wickets in the first one-dayer of the series against Pakistan.

Joe Root celebrates
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Mark Wood and Joe Root have picked up a batsmen apiece to leave the tourists on 87-2 after 18.4 overs.

Pakistan won the toss in Southampton and elected to bat. Follow live coverage with the BBC.

Train speed restrictions in place due to heat

We warned you earlier that train tracks may suffer in the heat...

#IncidentSWT - some minor delays possible due to heat speed restrictions at #EffinghamJunction & between #Wool & #Weymouth,

Lyme Regis Candles on the Cobb charity fundraiser ends

A group which raised more than £130,000 for charity by a staging candlelit event in Lyme Regis has announced it is ending its activities.

Candles on the Cobb
John Cable

Candles on the Cobb illuminated Lyme Regis harbour wall with more than 5,000 tealights on five occasions since 2000. 

Founder Phil Street said committee members were "burnt out" by planning the event but it had surpassed expectations.

'No room for travellers here'

Bournemouth's council, which is seeking to evict a group of travellers from a recreation ground, has said it has no suitable sites and no available pitches in the borough for travellers.

John Beesley
Bournemouth Borough Council

The council’s position remains the same as it has done for the past three years. We do not believe that there are any suitable sites for a permanent transit facility within the Bournemouth boundary.

John BeesleyLeader of Bournemouth Borough Council

Hidden Thomas Hardy alterpiece found

An altarpiece designed by Dorset novelist Thomas Hardy has been re-discovered in a Windsor church

Man bailed after Isle of Wight 'suspicious incidents'

Some of you might remember from the weekend there were a couple of reports of a man claiming to be a police officer approaching teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater.

A 58-year-old man, who was later arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, has now been bailed by officers.

Police have reminded children that a genuine police officer would always show his or her warrant card.

Solent's Summer of ’76: Memories of the forest fires that struck Dorset

Derek Luther was a firefighter and Geoff Moore a photographer covering the fires.
Girl's dying wish to swim is realised
Hospital staff have helped fulfil the wishes of the parents of a dying four-year-old girl to have one last swim with their daughter.

England v Pakistan first one-day international gets under way in Southampton...

Council starts legal proceedings against travellers

We covered this story earlier but you can read a more in-depth piece here.

Caravans at Muscliffe recreation ground

Police 'no power' to move travellers

Police say they have no power to remove an illegal encampment in Bournemouth, despite calls for them to act.

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Your pictures: A glimmer of sun above Ferndown

BBC Weather Watchers

Skies above Ferndown
Binny

Thanks to Binny for uploading this photo of the skies above Ferndown earlier today to the BBC Weather Watchers page.

Liam Dawson left out of England ODI - follow live coverage

There's disappointment for Hampshire's Liam Dawson who's been left out of the England team to face Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl this afternoon.

The first ODI match of the series is about to start with Pakistan electing to bat after winning the toss.

Follow live coverage with BBC Sport.

Liam Dawson
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Dartmouth to Gosport Small Ships Race parade

Five teenagers from Gosport (pictured in blue) are among 180 under 25s preparing to parade through the town.

It will take place at 17:00 from the town hall after they finish the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) Dartmouth to Gosport Small Ships Race, which began on Monday.

Gosport ‘Marine Futures’ teens
ASTO
Sealion at the ASTO Dartmouth to Gosport Small Ships Race 2016
ASTO

Sex offender's son jailed for child abuse 'obsession'

Your pictiures: Sun is shining in Portsmouth

It's hot out there and we want to see your pictures if you're loving/hating the sun - tweet @BBCDorset or @BBC_Hampshire

@BBC_Hampshire the sun is shining on the @VictoriousFest site as we are busy preparing to welcome festival go-ers!

@BBC_Hampshire the sun is shining on the @VictoriousFest site as we are busy preparing to welcome festival go-ers!

BB guns seized by officers

Two BB guns seized in Church Crookham after reports of a young person carrying them in a public place.

Two BB guns seized in Church Crookham after reports of a young person carrying them in a public place.

Cricket: Somerset v Hampshire - day two

View the latest on day two of the Somerset v Hampshire division one county championship on the BBC Sport Live page.

And don't forget England kick-off their ODI campaign against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl at 14:00.

Adam Wheater of Hampshire bats
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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016

Organiser, Martin Oliver speaks to Alun Newman on set-up day.

Steam fair site ready for business...

Preparations for the annual Great Forset Steam Fair, which runs from Thursday until Monday, are well under way at the site in Tarrant Hinton.

Dorset Steam Fair 2016
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Dorset Steam Fair 2016
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Dorset Steam Fair 2016
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Latest travel for Hampshire: Slow traffic on the M27, A31, A35, A335, and A337

BBC Travel

  • There's queuing traffic on the A335 Stoneham Way northbound in Eastleigh between the A27 Bassett Green Road junction and Southampton Airport
  • It's stop-start on the A31 westbound between Cadnam in the New Forest and Ringwood, with congestion on the M27 to junction 2, at the A36 for Salisbury
  • There's also disruption on the A337 Gosport Lane southbound in Lyndhurst from the A35 Southampton Road junction to the A337 Clay Hill junction, with congestion on the A35 to the New Forest Golf Club junction, on High Street to the Bournemouth Road junction and to the Pikes Hill junction

For all the latest on the roads near you, visit the BBC Travel site.

Spiny seahorse sighted in Weymouth

A rare type of seahorse has been spotted in the sea off Weymouth.

Spiny seahorse
Chris Brown/SEA LIFE Adventure Park

The creature was seen by Weymouth Sea Life Centre's marine biologist, Chris Brown during a dive. 

The Seahorse Trust, said the breed was "seldom" found and described the sighting of the heavily-pregnant male spiny seahorse as "so valuable".

Latest headlines for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

  • Dorset Police says it can't remove an unauthorised Gypsy and traveller camp from a recreation ground in Bournemouth because there are no "exceptional circumstances"
  • The death of a man at a house on Oakley Road, Southampton, is not being treated as suspicious
  • Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months by ransomware
  • The parents of a four-year-old girl have thanked hospital staff in Southampton for helping to fulfil their wish of one last swim with her
  • And, a rare type of seahorse has been spotted off Weymouth

Gas works under way in Blandford following leak

#BBCUnsungHero

Nominate your local sports volunteer hero now!

BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero logo
BBC Sport

Today we'll be talking about the launch of the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award 2016.

Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves recognition for their tireless efforts in helping people to participate in sport? 

Well, now’s your chance to give them their time to shine by nominating them for a prestigious award - one which is one of the highlights of this year’s televised Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The winner could be anyone from a local sports club manager, volunteer, kit person or coach – if they have demonstrated a commitment to promoting sport in their local community then they could become this year’s winner. 

Nominate your chosen champion on the Get Inspired website - and join in the conversation online with #BBCUnsungHero.

Ambulance staff body-cams 'to tackle paramedic attacks'

Paramedics could start wearing body cameras in the south east of England as part of efforts to tackle a 46% rise in assaults on them. 

South East Coast ambulance
Secamb

South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) trust data showed attacks rose yearly from 98 in 2011-12 to 184 in 2015-16, including a jump from 126 in 2014-15 to 184 last year. 

Secamb said several ambulance services were looking at using "body-cams". 

Unison has called for a government-led task force to tackle the problem.

Windsurfer Nick Dempsey returns from Rio

Simon Clemison

BBC Spotlight

Weymouth-based windsurfer Nick Dempsey has returned home after winning a silver in Rio to become the first male windsurfer to win three Olympic medals.

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