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- Updates for Friday 23 September
- Geese force closure of ferris wheel
- Radio Solent's Big Cuppa hits the Isle of Wight
- Sex attack victim appeals for help from public
- Hampshire in survival battle to stay in Division 1
- Weather: Dry with sunny spells
A woman has thanked firefighters who rescued her and her grandson from a ferris wheel in Portsmouth.
Frances Crouch, 53, from Gosport, and her six-year-old grandson Jack Whitmore were stranded 35 feet in the air for more than an hour when the ride broke down on Monday.
Firefighters helped the pair down with an aerial ladder platform.
Ms Crouch, who has a fear of heights, said: “I didn’t really want to go on the ride but I let Jack talk me into it.
“It was terrifying stuck up there particularly as my grandson was with me so I was worried about his safety."
- An appeal has been launched in a last-ditch attempt to keep an internationally-famous collection of Chinese porcelain owned by the late Sir Michael Butler - a former aide to Margaret Thatcher
- A motorcyclist who hit an 87-year-old man as he crossed a road in Weymouth has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving
- The skeleton of a Roman man who had his feet bent backwards to fit in his coffin has been found in a quarry in Dorset
- A ferry firm has defended a job advert warning "idlers", heavy drinkers and the thin-skinned not to apply
A Hampshire firefighter is part of a five-man team training emergency services in Tajikistan.
Station manager Chris Roper and the team have taken specialist equipment to Khorog to train crews in water, rope and boast rescue as when as urban search and rescue techniques.
It'll be a pleasant evening with some late sunshine, leading into a dry start to the night.
The wind will pick up later though and turn cloudier.
Lows of about 15C (59F).
Saturday will start fine for many, although cloud will slowly build bringing a duller afternoon with a few spots of rain by the evening.
Highs of about 20C (68F)
For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.
Singer Jerry Williams performs her track, Velcro, in the Solent Live Lounge.
An appeal has been launched in a last-ditch attempt to keep an internationally-famous collection of Chinese porcelain together following a family feud.
The Butler Family Collection is due to be divided between the heirs of former aide to Margaret Thatcher and collector Sir Michael Butler following a High Court ruling.
The youngest beneficiary Katharine Butler said she had launched an appeal against the decision.
It comes after a previous attempt to urge the Art Fund to help failed.
Hampshire will be playing in Division Two of the County Championship next season.
Hampshire Constabulary has thanked drivers who have been caught in the congestion caused by an overturned vehicle on the A27.
There are still long delays on roads including the A27, the A3(M) and the A3023.
- It's the last day of the county cricket season and Hampshire are close to relagation from Division One - visit the BBC Sport live page for the latest
- Seam bowler Andy Carter has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after a seven-year career
- Southampton's striker Jay Rodriguez has had a hernia operation and will not play for the club before the next international break, manager Claude Puel has told BBC Radio Solent
- Bournemouth will aim to make it back to back home wins tomorrow, when they face high-flying Everton at the Vitality Stadium
- Portsmouth's Danny Rose has said Michael Doyle is the perfect midfield partner to take on the physical approach of Barnet in League Two tomorrow
The A27 westbound is running again following an early accident involving three vehicles.
But there is a backlog of traffic which will take a long time to clear.
Tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death of a man from Roman times whose skeleton was found at Woodsford in Dorset.
A limestone sarcophagus was unearthed containing the bones of a man in his 20s or 30s but they showed no obvious signs of disease.
Durham's Mark Stoneham is out at Hampshire, caught by Tom Alsop off Liam Dawson for 137.
It's too little too late for Hampshire to avoid relegation though. Durham need 59 off 12.4 overs. A draw would also send Hants down.
Traffic managers at the ROMANSE centre say lanes have been opened, following a crash on the A27 near Havant.
But the area remains very congested, with a delay of one hour on the A3(M) southbound.
A ferry company defends a job advert warning "idlers", heavy drinkers and the thin-skinned not to apply after it is branded "ill-advised".
Would you apply for this job on the Gosport ferry?
The A27 westbound remains closed because an overturned car.
At the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire look certain to go down from Division One now.
But it's a great sign off from Durham opener Mark Stoneman. In his last game for the county, the 29-year-old reaches three figures.
Durham need 101 to win off 18 overs. Hampshire need nine wickets to avoid the drop.
It's currently tea at Southampton, and Hampshire appear to be heading for relegation to Division Two
Mark Stoneman (81 not out) and Scott Borthwick (39 not out) have resisted everything thrown at them by the hosts.
Durham need another 147 to win off a minimum of 27 overs - Hampshire need nine wickets.
On the final day of cricket's County Championship, Hampshire are running out of time badly.
They've got a minimum of 28 overs to find nine wickets or they'll be playing Division Two cricket next season.
It's been a frustrating afternoon so far for Hampshire's bowlers in Southampton.
Here's the latest weather forecast for the rest of Friday and the weekend ahead.
Warwickshire secure their Division One place in cricket's County Championship, with victory against Lancashire.
Lancashire are now left waiting on the result at the Ageas Bowl. They need Durham to bat out for the draw or beat Hampshire.
Durham are currently 99-1, chasing 296, with a minimum of 41 overs remaining.
A woman who was assaulted by a man as she walked along a Bournemouth road has appealed for help to find him.
The woman, in her 20s, was assaulted just after 19:00 on Tuesday 13 September, on Boundary Road.
She was walking along Norton Road, just past Fernside Road toward the footbridge over Boundary Road, when a man approached her from behind.
The victim was pushed to the ground but when she screamed the offender got on to his bike and rode off in the direction of Redhill Park.
The same man is believed to have been responsible for a similar incident the following day at Slades Farm when a woman was grabbed by her ponytail and pushed to the ground at about 22:30.
The attack I suffered was a scary and horrible experience. I was just walking like normal when this happened. I don’t want anyone else to go through this and I would urge anyone who has any information that can help to please go to the police
In the run up to the first Isle of Wight Day, we meet some of the people who call the Island home.
Nick Mills, a joiner and air ambulance volunteer, explains how the air ambulance was vital in him getting emergency treatment after his fingers were cut off in a work accident.
What an afternoon we are in for, on the final day of cricket's County Championship.
Durham were set a target of 296 to win and at lunch they reached 41-0.
There are 63 overs remaining and Hampshire know with Lancashire in freefall a win for them will keep them up and send The Red Rose down.
Follow the action here on audio and text.
Plans to merge three schools in Rushmoor to create an "all-through" school, catering for four to 16-year-olds, has received backing from the borough council.
Hampshire County Council has been consulting on four different options for Connaught School in Aldershot amid concerns about below-average attainment levels.
The preferred option of an all-through school would merge Belle Vue Infant School with Newport Junior School and The Connaught School.
Every child in Rushmoor deserves the best education that can be offered. We are pleased that some action is being taken and we agree that creating an all-through school is a good option for improving the attainment of secondary school children in Aldershot.
The Environment Agency has urged anglers to stay within the law after two people were fined hundreds of pounds for fishing without a licence.
The Environment Agency said the men were caught in Whinwhistle, Romsey, and at Orchard Lake, New Milton, in April.
The fines, imposed by Southampton Magistrates' Court, totalled more than £600.
Only a couple of months ago we saw similar fines handed out to Hampshire anglers fishing illegally. Having to pay over £600 for a day of fishing just doesn’t make sense, especially when the cost of an annual licence is as little as £27. We are delighted that these heavy fines send such a clear message to rod cheats – fishing without a licence is no longer worth the risk.”
Radio Solent's Big Cuppa event is continuing until 16:00 today.
If you're able to get to Cowes Yacht Haven, you're welcome to join in the fun.
More than 2,000 members of the Mothers' Union have taken part in services to mark the organisation's 140th anniversary.
The union, which campaigns on social and family issues, was founded in 1876 by Hampshire vicar's wife Mary Sumner.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led the second of two celebration services at Winchester Cathedral.
Mothers' Union president Lynn Tembey paid tribute to Mary Sumner's "vision, passion and commitment".
On the final day of cricket's County Championship, the relegation picture is a little clearer.
Hampshire declare and set Durham 296 to win in a minimum of 78 overs.
James Vince's side need to win to guarantee their safety with Lancashire in trouble at Edgbaston.
We're in for a thrilling two sessions and a bit on the south coast.
You can follow live commentary here.
A Ferris wheel is to be taken down amid fears geese could fly into it on their way to feed at nearby mudflats.
The 35m (115ft) Solent Wheel in Southsea is going after its owners said they were unable to "resolve planning issues regarding brent geese".
In order for the ride to remain, a bird survey would need to show that winter operation would not have a significant effect on the geese.
The wheel is expected to be dismantled in October.
BBC Radio Solent presenter Alex Dyke has been talking to Bill Palmer, who was the inspiration for the station's Big Cuppa events.
Bill was invited to the studio last year after calling Alex's programme and telling him he was lonely.
If you visit Bournemouth Hospital, you might spot a lion.
This fella has taken up residence in the hospital's Orchard Garden and if you think he looks familiar, you could be right.
Britannia the lion was originally designed by artist Hazel Evans as part of the Pride in Bournemouth art event in 2011 but has spent the last five years at Britannia Leatherbarrows office at Bournemouth Airport.
The lion has been loaned to the hospital where it is overlooking the lake.
She is certainly an eye-catching new feature and has been the talk of the hospital. She’s a great addition to our new Orchard Garden - an area where patients can find a relaxing place away from the clinical setting for a while.