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Summary

  1. Great Dorset Steam Fair gets under way
  2. Sail-past for coastal force boats in Portsmouth
  3. Share your GCSE results messages
  4. EFL Cup 3rd round draw: Bournemouth v Preston North End, Southampton v Crystal Palace
  5. Updates on Thursday 25 August

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By Stephen Stafford and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

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

    Thanks for joining us and we will see you again in the morning.

  2. Latest news headlines for Dorset

    • Organisers of the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford are hoping a change in date to coincide with school holidays will help increase attendance figures.
    • It's also a big day for students in Dorset who have been getting their GCSE results.
  3. News Headlines for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

    • Hundreds of people are line the shore at Portsmouth later to celebrate the centenary of the Coastal Forces boats.
    • Hampshire teenager Lucy Harley has just competed a 240-mile horse ride from Winchester to Cornwall, to raise money in memory of her friend. 
    • And it's also a big day for students who have been collecting their GCSE results.
  4. Thundery rain clearing overnight

    Alexis Green

    BBC South Today weather presenter

    Any thundery rain will clear eastwards during the early hours of Friday with clear skies moving in to the west. 

    Light winds will allow the odd mist patch to form by dawn around the River Test and other prone locations.

    Lows of 14C (57F)

    Weather
  5. Smoke alarms plea after house fire death

    The fire service is urging people to check their smoke alarms after the body of a woman was found after a house fire in Farnborough.

    Quote Message: Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. We are now working to establish the cause and we urge all our residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms and test them regularly. We would encourage anyone with elderly or vulnerable neighbours to keep an eye on their welfare and raise any concerns with the relevant agency. from Stew Adamson Area Manager, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
    Stew AdamsonArea Manager, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
  6. Overturned car partially blocking the M27

    There are three lanes blocked on the M27 westbound between Rownhams Services and junction 3, M271 (Romsey), because of an overturned car. 

    Congestion is stretching back to junction 4 for the M3. 

    For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

  7. Diversions in Freshwater after accident

    BBC Travel

    The Avenue in Freshwater is closed between the A3054 Colwell Road junction and the Princes Road junction, because of an accident. A diversion is in operation and bus services Vectis 12 and Coaster are also being re-routed.

    For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

  8. BreakingWoman, 82, found dead after house fire

    An 82-year-old woman has been found dead following a house fire in Farnborough.

    Crews were called to a fire in Rectory Road shortly after 10:00 amid fears someone was inside the building.

  9. In pictures: Great Dorset Steam Fair day one

    Steam enthusiasts have been enjoying the engines on show in the heavy haulage arena during the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016 at the Tarrant Hinton showground in Dorset.  

    Great Dorset Steam Fair
    Steam Fair
    Steam Fair
  10. White hart returns to public view

    A statue of a white hart has been returned to public view in a new housing development in Dorchester.

    The statue was previously outside the White Hart pub which closed its doors in 2006.

    It has been incporporated into a new housing development near the town centre.

    White Hart
  11. Bee Tucker with the latest forecast

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    Video caption: Thundery showers possible
  12. A Boomtown love story?

    Nick met Freya at a music festival near Winchester, but he didn't get her number.

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    Video caption: Nick met Freya at a music festival, but he didn't get her number.
  13. Revised Farnborough airspace plans 'blight on the countryside'

    A council leader has branded plans to increase the airspace around Farnborough Airport as a "blight on the countryside".

    TAG Farnborough launched a new consultation earlier this month after amending its original plans that were tabled in 2014.

    The operator of the business airport says the modified plans include less new controlled airspace than the 2014 proposals.

    Farnborough Airport
    Quote Message: Imagine sitting for a quiet lunch with friends in the garden of one of East Hampshire’s beautiful rural pubs and having to stop mid-conversation while a flight goes overhead. That’s not what I would want, and it’s not what I think local residents want. from Councillor Ferris Cowper Leader of East Hampshire District Council
    Councillor Ferris CowperLeader of East Hampshire District Council
  14. All aboard for the Great Dorset Steam Fair

    The show site is so big, visitors can travel around it by bus

  15. Sail past for Coastal Forces in Portsmouth

  16. Victorious Festival has global appeal