- Southern Health 'created new job' for former chief executive
- Hundreds of Southern trains are not running as a two-day strike by the RMT union starts
- Any future development of Dorchester town centre needs to be 'simpler'
- Non-stop reading of the Bible starts at Winchester Cathedral
- Updates on Wednesday 7 September
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The opening ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio gets under way tonight and here are the people from our region to look out for:
- Georgie Hermitage, originally from Alton, will compete in the T37 100m, 400m and 100m relay
- Dave Henson, from Southampton, for the T42 100m and 200m
- Dorchester's Paul Blake will take part in the T36 400m and 800m
- Holly Neill, from Dorchester, will compete in the discus event
- Southampton's Joy Haizelden for basketball
- David Smith, from Eastleigh, will take part in boccia
- Lauren Steadman, from Portsmouth, will compete in the paratriathlon
- Lorraine Lambert, from Portsmouth, will take part in the shooting event
- The full GB sailing team is based in Weymouth and Portland
- Michael Jones and Alice Tain, both from New Milton, will take part in the swimming
- Will Bayley, originally from Poole, will compete in table tennis, with Lucy Shuker, from Fleet, taking part in wheelchair tennis
- There are calls for more board members at Southern Health to take responsibility for the trust's failures, following news former chief executive Katrina Percy had a new £240,000-a-year role "created for her"
- A missing pregnant woman is being urged to "seek immediate medical attention" by police in Dorset
- Thieves escaped with £10,000 following a night-time raid on a security van outside a building society in Southampton
A man has escaped a prison sentence after admitting his part in a hit-and-run which left a cyclist died.
Brian Tozer, 46, was struck by a vehicle in Andover in the early hours of 6 March and was found lying in the road by a passing motorist. He died of his injuries in hospital.
Michael O'Shea, 28, of Roman Way, Andover was given a five-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to failing to stop at a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.
The court was told that Mr Tozer was injured "owing to the presence" of O'Shea's car.
- Day two of Hampshire's County Championship match with Surrey continues - Surrey finished 329 all out, and Hampshire are currently 171 for 3, after 58.5 overs
- The Poole Pirates are racing at Wimborne Road for the final time in the regular Elite League season tonight
You've been reacting all day to the news that Katrina Percy, the chief executive who resigned as the head of troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, had a new £240,000-a-year job "created for her".Copyright: BBC
Carole McMillan said: "This is one of the reasons the NHS is failing, moving incompetent people to other jobs instead of sacking them!"
Linda Walsh described the news as "incredible".
She added: "I can't believe what they have done, creating a new job, no other candidates! She needs to go and the people that 'created' the new job need to go."
Others have described the move as "disgusting" and "disgraceful".
After a fine and sunny end to the day, any remaining cloud will melt away to leave plenty of clear skies overnight, allowing the odd mist or fog patch to form.
It will stay on the warm side too, with lows of about 17C (62F).Copyright: BBC
Tomorrow will start on a fairly cloudy note for some, but it should break up again during the afternoon, leading to some warm, sunny spells.
Highs of about 20C (68F).Copyright: BBC
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Katie Miles, 30, was last seen at 18:00 on 30 August following an appointment at Poole Hospital.
She was due to return to hospital later that evening, but didn't.Following a number of inquiries and reports from the public, officers said they now believed she travelled abroad "of her own accord" with her boyfriend, first to France and then on to Spain.
M275 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between M27 and A3 Stamshaw Road.
People trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could face being breathalysed as part of a new scheme aimed at cutting alcohol-related crime.Copyright: BBC
The #RU2Drunk, beginning on 16 September, is designed to stop excessive "pre-loading" with alcohol.
It follows a pilot scheme in Torquay which saw violent crime cut by 39% in the Devon resort's busiest night spots.Quote Message: Pubs, clubs and bars bear the brunt of the issues associated with people coming out late, having already consumed large amounts of alcohol at home. from Keith Treggiden Chair of Pub Watch in Weymouth
A man is due in court accused of using dating websites to meet women, gain their confidence and persuade them to give him money.
The 38-year-old from Poole has been charged with three counts of committing fraud by false representation.
He is due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday.
Some good news on the teenager we told you about earlier...
Up to four masked men attacked a man in his own home in Winchester during a burglary, police have said.
The 56-year-old victim sustained injuries to his hands and face during the ordeal in Greenham Road yesterday morning.
Jewellery and "a quantity of cash" was stolen.
A Southern rail strike causing fresh travel chaos is being "solidly supported", the RMT union has said.Copyright: Reu
Workers have walked out for 48 hours in the long-running dispute with parent company Govia Thameslink (GTR) over the role of guards on new trains.
RMT spokesman Garry Hassell said the dispute "could last until Christmas".
Southern said the action would "achieve nothing" and it was pressing ahead with its plans.