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  1. Updates on Wednesday 31 August
  2. Calls to fund Damien Nettles police probe
  3. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has condemned the latest government badger cull
  4. Talks at ACAS to try to head off a strike by platform staff on Southern Railway

Live Reporting

By Marcus White

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. Newlyweds appeal for the return of their wedding photographs

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    Video caption: Damian and Corina Cesario married at Portchester Castle.
  3. Latest weather

    The latest weather forecast from Bee Tucker.

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    Video caption: The latest weather on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 with Bee Tucker.
  4. Do you know this dog?

    A man and two boys have been arrested after a dog stolen in a burglary in Dorset was discovered in a van in Eastbourne.

    The Yorkshire Terrier, which was microchipped, has been reunited with its owners but a second dog found in the van - a female Jack Russell (pictured) - is yet to be identified.

    Jack Russell

    Anyone with information about the second dog should contact Sussex Police.   

    The man, aged 44, and the boys, aged 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been transferred to Dorset Police, along with the van.

  5. Mother's fury at new role for NHS boss

    Katrina Percy

    An NHS trust's decision to move its boss to a new role with the same salary is a "scandal", according to the mother of a teenager who died under its watch.

    Chief executive Katrina Percy resigned on Tuesday following pressure over the way Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust investigated patient deaths.

    Ms Percy's salary is quoted in the trust's annual report as between £180,000 and £190,000.

    Sara Ryan said: "It is a scandal... it doesn't happen in the real world."

  6. Cubs venture out for first time

    These are the two amur leopard cubs as they venture out for the first time aince being born two months ago at Marwell.

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    Video caption: New amur leopard clubs in Marwell have made their first steps into the outside world.
  7. Dragonfly danger

    The National Trust wants your help to stopping the decline in the number of dragonflies.

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    Video caption: The National Trust is asking the public to help it halt the decline in dragonflies.
  8. 'Horrific truth' behind jailed paedophile

    Bridport paedophile David Shepherd, who has been jailed for 28 years, was "by far" the worst case ever dealt with by Dorset Police's paedophile and online investigation team.

    But officers had no idea of the scale of his offending, when they arrested the 60-year-old former pub landlord for possessing indecent images last year.

    Det Con David Baker said: "It wasn't until much later that we uncovered the horrific truth behind the man".  

    Shepherd will serve a minimum of 14 years in jail for offences including travelling to the Philippines to rape young girls.

  9. I'll be right behind you

    Amur leopard cubs take their first look outside, after keepers at Marwell zoo near Winchester lifted the barrier to their enclosure this morning.

    The pair were born two months ago to mum Kaia.

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  10. Historical medal 'stolen' from RNLI headquarters

    The RNLI has said that a gold medal awarded posthumously to the coxswain of the Penlee lifeboat, the Solomon Browne, is missing and presumed stolen from a store at the charity's head office in Poole.

    The charity said the gold gallantry medal was stored in a facility with "multiple layers of security". 

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    The medal was awarded posthumously to William Trevelyan Richards, Coxswain of the Penlee Lifeboat the Solomon Browne, which sank after going to the aid of the coaster Union Star in 1981.

    All eight volunteer crew members were lost in the disaster.

  11. Woman suffers neck wounds after safety failure

    The rope burns to Claire Hatch's neck.

    A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck in a safety failure while she was on a giant swing at the Eden Project.

    Claire Hatch, 27, from Southampton, was on the gravity swing at Hangloose Adventures while she was on holiday in Cornwall.

    She said: "It was only me being yanked backwards that saved me from being very seriously hurt, or worse."

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    Video caption: A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck on a giant swing at the Eden Project.
  12. Cherries defender on the move

    AFC Bournemouth full-back Rhoys Wiggins has joined Birmingham on loan until January.

    The twenty-eight-year-old has not featured for the Cherries since returning to the Vitality Stadium at the start of the year.

    Rhoys Wiggins
  13. A good advert for the Solent area?

    BBC South's Peter Henley has been out and about - and he clocked this in Southampton about the Solent Deal.

    Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight County Council have launched a new advertising campaign as they try and get more power from Westminster.

    What do you think of the plans?

  14. Wilshere not Bournemouth-bound?

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    It's understood Jack Wilshere's representatives and Roma - led by transfer consultant Franco Baldini, who knows Wilshere from the England national team - have agreed the terms of a loan deal. Wilshere is thought to be enthusiastic on the move.

    But this has to suit Arsenal (loan fee, terms etc) so it's certainly not done yet.

    Palace and Bournemouth are still yet to receive and update today, so it's not looking good for them. But you never know as nothing has been finalised.

  15. Quiet day at St Mary's?

    Adam Blackmore

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor

    BBC Radio Solent's sport editor, Adam Blackmore, has been getting involved this transfer deadline day. This is what he has found out from St Mary's:

  16. Raiders target Hampshire diner

    Three people smashed a window at Nelson's Diner, on the A339 near Kingsclere, on Monday night.

    Hampshire police said they fled in a Subaru Impreza estate after trying to force a side door open but failing to gain entry.

    Officers have appealed for information about the attempted raid, shortly after 01:00 BST.

    Nelsons diner
  17. Hampshire v Yorkshire - live

    We're providing live ball-by-ball coverage of Hampshire's match with Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl today.

    You can find the live scorecard on the BBC Sport site.

    However, you can also listen in online thanks to Radio Solent - just follow the link and hit the Live Coverage tab to find it.

    Cricket ball and stumps