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Summary

  1. Southern Health 'created new job' for former chief executive
  2. Hundreds of Southern trains are not running as a two-day strike by the RMT union starts
  3. Any future development of Dorchester town centre needs to be 'simpler'
  4. Non-stop reading of the Bible starts at Winchester Cathedral
  5. Updates on Wednesday 7 September

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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.    

    You can still get in touch via email, on our Hampshire and Dorset Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire and@BBCDorset.  

  2. Rio Paralympics: Who to watch out for from our region?

    Paralympics symbol

    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
  3. Latest headlines: Missing pregnant woman urged to 'seek immediate medical attention'

  4. BreakingDriver avoids prison following cyclist hit-and-run death

    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.

    Brian Tozer
    Image caption: Brian Tozer

    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.

  5. Sport headlines: Surrey v Hampshire latest

    BBC Sport

    • 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 
  6. Broken Trust - Southern Health NHS Trust investigation on BBC One

    A BBC South documentary team has had exclusive access to the under-fire trust and former chief executive Katrina Percy.

    Watch this evening at 19:30 on BBC One in the South or at 20:30 on the BBC News Channel.

  7. Your views: Southern Health's new role for former chief

    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".  

    Katrina Percy

    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".

  8. Weather outlook: Warm and sunny conditions to continue

    BBC Weather

    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). 

    BBC Weather chart for the south of England for Wednesday 7 September 2016

    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).

    BBC Weather chart for the south of England for Thursday 8 Septemer 2016
  9. BreakingUrgent plea to find missing pregnant woman who 'may be in Spain'

    Police have urged a missing pregnant woman to "seek urgent medical attention".

    Katie Miles

    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.

  10. You could soon be breathalysed before entering Weymouth bars

    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.

    breath test

    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
    Keith TreggidenChair of Pub Watch in Weymouth
  11. Man charged over dating websites fraud

    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.

  12. Masked men attack man in own home during burglary

    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.

  13. Southern rail: Strike 'solidly supported', says RMT

    A Southern rail strike causing fresh travel chaos is being "solidly supported", the RMT union has said.

    Southern train

    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.