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Summary

  1. News and sport on Thursday 29 September
  2. Fire breaks out in Portsmouth tower block
  3. Thieves hit museum
  4. Saints playing Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League at 18:00 BST
  5. Hants boss backs city T20 teams
  6. Weather: Cloudy with rain at first, clearing to sunny spells

Live Reporting

By Stephen Stafford

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

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

    Ashley Heath
  2. BreakingSaints lineup announced

    The Saints players celebrate scoring against West Ham

    This is the team named to face Hapoel Be'er Sheva  - kick off in just under 30 minutes.

    • Forster
    • Martina
    • van Dijk
    • Yoshida
    • Targett
    • Clasie
    • Romeu
    • Redmond
    • Ward-Prowse
    • Hesketh
    • Long

    Substitutes

    • Soares
    • Tadic
    • McCarthy
    • Reed
    • Højbjerg
    • Stephens
    • Olomola
  3. Whitlock wants your Unsung Heroes

    #BBCUnsungHero

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    Video caption: Whitlock wants your Unsung Heroes

    Make sure you get your nominations in for your local Unsung Hero before the deadline of 23 October!

    Find out how to here.

  4. Saints in Europa League action

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Southampton (18:00 BST)

    Claude Puel

    Southampton are in Israel tonight as they face Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League.

    The Saints are looking to extend their impressive four-game winning run but they have won only one of their last six European away matches.

    Hapoel on the other hand have won all five of their matches at home this season and beat Inter Milan in Italy in their opening Group K game.

    Jose Fonte, Ryan Bertrand, Steven Davis and Charlie Austin have not travelled with Claude Puel's side for the match.   

    BBC Radio Solent's coverage is on all frequencies from 17:30 BST.

  5. Inside Justice reveals its findings

    Last night, BBC2 aired second and final episode of Inside Justice, which investigated whether or not Roger Kearney had grounds to appeal his conviction for the murder of Paula Poolton from Southampton.

    You can watch the episode below. It finds that police have destroyed forensic evidence, despite the fact they should have kept it for 30 years.

    The first part of the investigation aired last week and can be watched below:

  6. Southampton in Europa League action - follow live!

    BBC Sport

    Virgil van Dijk and Dusan Tadic celebrate against West Ham on Sunday

    Follow live text commentary from all the action in tonight's second round of group matches in the Europa League.

    Saints kick off against Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Turner Stadium at 18:00 BST. 

    These Saints fans are definitely looking forward to it...

    Saints fans wearing animal masks

      A little later, some outfit called Man Utd is also playing, but we're not really interested in that.  

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A30 Hampshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A30 Hampshire both ways severe accident, at Popham Lane.

    A30 Hampshire - A30 in North Waltham blocked and delays at the Popham Lane junction, because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a van.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  8. Flat at centre of tower block fire was "occupied"

    Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that the flat at the centre of the fire at the Handsworth House tower block in Portsmouth was an "occupied flat" but that nobody was in it at the time of the blaze.

    Portsmouth City Council has told us tenants have been allowed back in to the building. One lift is now working and the clean-up and repair work has begun.

    Three firefighters were taken to hospital suffering the effects of heat following the fire which broke out on the 13th of 17 floors shortly before 04:00.

    Handsworth House
  9. Police raid premises 'linked to slavery'

    Police in Southampton have executed warrants at three addresses which they said may be linked to "modern-day slavery".

    Four Romanian nationals were arrested on suspicion of keeping or managing a brothel and were bailed until January.

    The police raids happened on Wednesday in Shirley Road, Golden Grove and The Polygon.

    The Polygon, Southampton
    Image caption: The Polygon, Southampton
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A287.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J5, A287 (Hook), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  11. Saints take on Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Europa League

    Here's a bit of background about Southampton's opponents in the Europa League later - looks like they're the Leicester City of Israel.

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva
  12. Cricket at a crossroads says Bransgrove

    Tony Husband

    BBC South Today sports editor

    Earlier today, Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove released a statement giving his backing to the formation of city T20 teams.

    This is what he said to BBC South Today's Tony Husband last week.

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    Video caption: T20: Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove sees English cricket "at crossroads"
  13. Solent Male Voice Choir to perform at Royal Albert Hall

    The Portsmouth-based Solent Male Voice Choir has been chosen to join 12 other choirs from across the world, at a major concert at the Royal Albert Hall, next month. 

    The challenge for the amateur group is to learn how to sing their songs in Welsh - a requirement to tie in with the Festival of Choirs' Welsh theme.

    Here they are in full voice...

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    Video caption: Solent Male Voice Choir
  14. Howe 'unchanged' over England talk

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe stresses he remains committed to the club despite talk linking him with the England job.

    Howe 'unchanged' over England talk

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe stresses he remains committed to the club despite talk linking him with the England job.

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  15. CCTV appeal over Bridport street robbery

    Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Bridport.

    It was reported that a man was walking along St Swithuns Road on the afternoon of 30 August when he was approached by two men who threatened to assault him unless he handed over money.

    It is alleged that as the victim removed his wallet one of the offenders took cash from it before the pair left the scene in a black Peugeot, containing another man and a woman.

    A 22-year-old man from Dorchester and a 35-year-old woman from Wareham have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been released on police bail until the end of October.

    CCTV image
    CCTV image
  16. Saints players go for a stroll in Israel

    Take a (rather speedy) stroll through Be'er Sheva with the Saints team ahead of this evening's match.

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