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Summary

  1. News and sport on Wednesday 28 September
  2. Weather: Cloudy with sunny spells. High temperature of 19°C.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Ricky Ross

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    Video caption: The Deacon Blue frontman tells Alex Dyke he DIDN'T write a song about Sid James.
  3. Your pictures: Orange glow over Fareham

    Thanks to Gordon for uploading this photo of the sunrise at Fareham to the BBC Weather Watchers site.

    Sunrise over Fareham

    Send us your pictures via email, on our Hampshire and Dorset Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire and@BBCDorset.  

  4. Five accused over prison smuggling

    Five people have been charged with conspiring to smuggle mobile phones into Winchester prison.

    Hampshire police said two former inmates and three women would appear in court next month, together with a fourth woman who is accused of arranging to acquire stolen property.

    One of the defendants is charged with conveying steroids into the prison in January.

    Winchester prison
  5. Red Arrows artwork on display

    A painting inspired by the Red Arrows' displays has been unveiled at the Russell-Cotes Gallery in Bournemouth.

    The artwork is part of an exhibition by Bournemouth Air Festival's first artist in residence, David Brent.

    Red Arrows spokesman Andy Morton said the piece, entitled Brief Encounters, "focusses on the absolute precision of the synchro pair who perform some of the Red Arrows most dynamic manoeuvres."

    Red Arrows at Russell-Cotes Gallery
  6. Poole council care home given go-ahead

    Plans for Borough of Poole council to develop its own 80-bed care home providing specialist nursing and dementia care have been given the go-ahead.

    The home on land at Mitchell Road would be operated independently under a contract aimed at helping Poole's residents who are unable to fully fund their own care needs.

    Councillors approved the plans for the home, which would open in summer 2019, subject to planning permission.

    Quote Message: Developing a council-owned care home will allow us to achieve better value for money when placing residents in residential care and also improve our ability to place people closer to home, making it easier for friends and family to visit on a regular basis." from Karen Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Services
    Karen Rampton,Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Services
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  7. Taxi drivers trained to spot signs of child sexual exploitation

    About 250 people from within the hospitality and leisure industry in Portsmouth, as well as local taxi drivers, have been trained to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation, police have said.

    As part of the training a short film reconstructing a case that happened in Portsmouth in 2015 was shown.

    Boy crying on stairs
    Quote Message: The exploitation of children and young people is totally unacceptable; protecting those at risk is a shared priority with our local partners and the business community to keep children and young people safe. from Insp Chris White Hampshire Constabulary
    Insp Chris WhiteHampshire Constabulary
  8. Appeal over Portswood incident

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with serious leg injuries in the Portswood area of Southampton on Saturday morning.

    Police said the forty year old man was walking close to the Sainsbury’s on Portswood Road when he sustained the injuries.

    Officers are trying to establish exactly what happened.  

    Portswood Road - Google
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

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    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J3 for M271 and J2 for A36.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J3, M271 (Romsey) and J2, A36 (Salisbury), because of a vehicle fire.

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  10. Our man in Be'er Sheva

    BBC Radio Solent sports editor Adam Blackmore is enjoying the sunshine in Israel, ahead of Saints' Europa cup tie tomorrow.

    The match kicks off at 18:00 BST and BBC Radio Solent's coverage is on all frequencies from 17:30 BST.

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  11. Top Gear star spotted in Hampshire

    After being spotted at a petrol station in Cosham yesterday, it looks like Matt LeBlanc is in Swanwick today.

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  12. Investigations into pedestrian bridge fall after car crash

    Police investigation work is continuing after a pedestrian has been seriously injured falling from a bridge after two cars in collided on a bridge in Basingstoke.

    Police said the two Vauxhall cars collided on Worting Road shortly after 09:30. The pedestrian fell on to Ringway West below.

    Road closures were put in place place on Ringway West southbound and Worting Road as well as at the Morrisons roundabout.

    Crash scene
  13. A35 closed due to fallen power cables

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    The A35 is closed and there is very slow traffic in both directions between the A358 junction in Axminster and the A3052 junction in Charmouth, because of fallen power cables.  

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A340 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A340 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between A3010 Churchill Way West and A30 Winchester Road.

    A340 Hampshire - A340 Ringway West in Basingstoke closed southbound between Town Centre West Junction and Winchester Road Roundabout, because of a serious accident involving a single car.

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  15. Large smoke plume in Bere Regis

    Firefighters are tackling a large bonfire on land off Rhy Hill, Bere Regis.

    With a large smoke plume reported, anyone with an existing respiratory condition or health concerns is advised to keep doors and windows closed.

  16. BreakingMan dies days after road dispute

    A man who hit his head on the road following a dispute in Gosport has died.

    Roy Galvin, 69, was taken to hospital with a serious head injury following the incident on the one way system on Bury Road on Sunday evening, but died shortly after 08:00 this morning.

    A 28-year-old man from Rowner has been charged with manslaughter.  

  17. 401 Marathon man ben Smith reaches Winchester

    A man who pledged to run 401 marathons in 401 days has reached Winchester.

    Ben Smith, who is hoping to raise £250,000 for the anti-bullying charities, Stonewall and Kidscape, ran through Southampton on Tuesday.

    He started the challenge in September 2015 and only has a week left to reach his goal.

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    Video caption: Ben Smith is running an incredible sequence of 401 consecutive marathons.
  18. BreakingChair of Portsmouth Labour Party quits

    Another senior member of Portsmouth's Labour Party has resigned following Jeremy Corbyn's re-election at the weekend.

    Joint chair, Rob Smith said he felt "repulsion and humiliation for what has become of the Labour Party" in a resignation letter to members.

    The leader of the Labour group on Portsmouth City Council, John Ferrett quit the party after 27 years on Monday.