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Summary

  1. The leader of the Labour group on Portsmouth City Council resigns from the party
  2. Campaigners set up camp on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset in a bid to stop drilling for oil and gas
  3. A rat infestation in part of Southampton has been blamed on an individual leaving out food "on an industrial scale".
  4. Weather: mild tonight, drier on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Marcus White

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00.

  2. Weather Watchers: Sunshine and showers

    There have been sunshine and showers in Freshwater today, according to Weather Watcher Dilly-wiss, who snapped this photo earlier.

    Horse in a field

    Send us your weather photos on the BBC Weather Watchers page.

  3. Speedway play-off cancelled

    Poole Pirates say tonight's scheduled second leg play-off tie at Wolverhampton has been postponed and will now be staged on Wednesday 28 September.

    The Monmore Green circuit was declared waterlogged at lunchtime and with the weather forecast far more encouraging for Wednesday, the decision was made to put the meeting back 48 hours.

    The Pirates hold a 12-point lead from the first leg and are looking to progress to the finals to keep the prospects of a fourth successive Elite league title alive.

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  4. Two injured in street brawl

    Two men were injured in a fight in Bournemouth in the early hours of Sunday.

    Police said it was understood two groups of men were involved in an altercation near the underpass in Wellington Road between 02:00 and 02:30.

    A 21-year-old man from Bournemouth and a 28-year-old an from Eastleigh were treated for facial injuries, the 28-year-old also suffered a fractured hand.

    Five men from Bournemouth, aged between 22 and 27, have been arrested and bailed.

    A 27-year-old is also due before magistrates charged with failing to provide a breath sample.

    Wellington Road underpass
    Quote Message: I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please come forward. I am also keen to hear from anyone who saw a silver Vauxhall Insignia in the area at the relevant time.” from Emily Greenwood Investigations officer, Bournemouth CID
    Emily GreenwoodInvestigations officer, Bournemouth CID
  5. Weather Watchers: Old Harry Rocks

    Dorset Phantom sent us this stunning photo of Old Harry Rocks this morning.

    Old Harry Rocks

    What's the weather doing where you are? Upload your pictures on to our Weather Watchers page.

  6. Flats at former hotel will all be social housing

    Apartments planned for a former hotel site in Poole will now all be made available to people on the housing register.

    Initially Arndale Court Hotel in Wimborne Road was due to be replaced with 21 apartments and six holiday flats.

    New proposals agreed by Poole council mean all 27 apartments will be social housing.

    Arndale Court Hotel
    Quote Message: The Committee welcomed the additional social rented accommodation this development would provide; particularly as the homes would be offered at 80% of market rent rates in order to support those in housing need.” from Councillor Peter Pawlowski Planning Committee Chairman, Borough of Poole
    Councillor Peter PawlowskiPlanning Committee Chairman, Borough of Poole
  7. Arrest after taxi knife robbery appeal

    A man has been arrested following a CCTV appeal after an alleged knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver in Bournemouth.

    The incident happened in Lawford Road in the early hours of Tuesday 20 September.

    Dorset Police said a 32-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

  8. Travel: M3 crash update

    Highways England say the obstruction being caused by the crash on the M3 is expected to be cleared between 17:00 and 17:15.

    There are currently delays of about 30 minutes following the collision involving three vehicles on the westbound carriageway.

    One lane remains closed between junctions 8 and 9.

  9. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

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    Video caption: Steve tells Alex Dyke about writing a song for his mate Rod Stewart's last album.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for A30 and J9 for A34 affecting J7 for A30.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M3 southbound between J8, A30 (Andover) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of an accident involving three cars. Congestion to J7, A30 (Basingstoke).

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  11. Police cars damaged in Weymouth pursuit

    Two police cars were damaged during a pursuit which ended near Chafey's roundabout, Weymouth, this afternoon.

    Chafey's roundabout, Weymouth

    The incident began at about 12:50 BST when officers spotted a suspicious vehicle on Portland Beach Road, Dorset Police said.

    The vehicle failed to stop when requested and carried on for about six miles before colliding with a Mini in Weymouth Way.

    The vehicle was abandoned and a 22-year-old Liverpool man was arrested a short time later.

    Two police officers were slightly injured and the Mini driver was treated for shock.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for A30 and J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 partially blocked southbound between J8, A30 (Andover) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of an accident involving five cars.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  13. Poole speedway event postponed

    Tonight's Elite league semi-final between Wolverhampton Wolves and Poole Pirates has been put back by 48 hours after persistent rain in the West Midlands.

    The second leg will now take place on Wednesday at 19:30 BST.

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    Maciej Janowski and Neil Middleditch
    Image caption: The Pirates are defending their 2015 Elite League title
  14. Five months on and still missing

    Dorset Police has renewed an appeal for information about missing Christchurch woman Isobel Munro, whose 42nd birthday is today.

    Isobel Munro

    Ms Munro, who has learning difficulties and is profoundly deaf, was last seen on 11 April when she left home in a taxi.

    Her brother Mark said the family was "desperate" desperate to find out what had happened to her.

    In May, police officers and volunteers searched woods in Highcliffe but no trace was found.

  15. Songs of Praise comes to Romsey

    Romsey Abbey is to host recordings for BBC One's Songs of Praise on 14 and 15 October.

    The programme is inviting people to apply for free tickets to watch either the recordings or the rehearsal on 5 October.

    The deadline for ticket applications is tomorrow at midnight.   

    romsey abbey
  16. 'He did not inform us'

    Portsmouth Labour party says this morning's announcement by Councillor John Ferrett that he was resigning from Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, was a surprise.

    Branch chair Sion Reynolds said it was "regrettable" that the party was not informed before the councillor made the announcement live on BBC Radio Solent.

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  17. Alien invasion on Portland

    Portland was invaded by spinning sculptures as part of the Inside Out Dorset festival which ended on Sunday.

    Artist Ray Lee set up his work  "Chorus" in a field at New Ground as part of the ten-day arts festival, which boasted "extraordinary events in extraordinary places".

    alien artwork
    Quote Message: Singing out a siren call as they spin, beautiful orbits of light are traced in the sky, creating the effect of a swarm of fireflies, or planets in motion. from Inside Out Dorset
    Inside Out Dorset