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By Sue Paz

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Thanks for joining us on Local Live, we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow.  

Until then you can keep up with the news on BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight and BBC Dorset.

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

Sport headlines: Pompey's Clarke hopeful of first team start

BBC Sport

  • Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke says he's hopeful of a first team starting berth after recovering from a groin injury
  • Eastleigh manager Ronnie Moore believes Luke Coulson is one of the best wingers in the National league - the 22-year-old scored twice in last night's 3-0 win against Maidstone
  • Several local clubs are involved in FA Youth Cup second qualifying round ties this evening: Eastleigh host Havant and Waterlooville, Sholing youth are at Andover, whilst Team Solent host Gosport Borough

Latest headlines: UKIP councillor defects to Tories in Gosport

  • A UKIP councillor in Gosport has defected to the Conservative Party
  • A girl accused of attempting to murder a former friend at school was "motivated" by Batman villain The Joker, a court has heard
  • Southern Rail has asked for posters urging passengers to contact the RMT union over ongoing rail strikes to be "removed and destroyed"
  • A man who was arrested during a police investigation into sexual abuse at a former children's home has been found guilty of offences against a boy

Travel: Crash blocks road in Bembridge

BBC Travel

The B3395 Foreland Road in Bembridge is closed and there are delays in both directions near The Limes Nursing Home because of an accident.

Travel map

For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

Travel: Incident blocks road in Chickerell

BBC Travel

Putton Lane in Chickerell, near Weymouth, is partially blocked at the Glennie Way junction, because of an incident. 

Travel map

For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

Motorcycle burglaries believed to be linked

A spate of burglaries in the New Forest and Chandler's Ford have prompted police to issue a warning to residents.

Since 6 September there have been 12 burglaries - some involving men on motorbikes - they are all thought to be linked.

Hampshire Constabulary
CCTV of offenders

We know that on some occasions the offenders have used motorbikes to commit these crimes. If you live in the targeted areas and see a motorbike on your neighbour's driveway which isn’t usually there, or you see motorbikes being driven in a suspicious manner, call us straight away and let us know.

Det Sgt Will WhaleHampshire Constabulary

Girl, 11, 'grabbed by man' in Winchester

Southern rail's 'strike back' campaign is withdrawn

Southern rail's controversial "strike back" advertising campaign has been withdrawn after complaints by passengers. 

It follows months of disruption and industrial action by RMT union members. 

Update: South West Trains disruption between Farnham and Alton

Burst water main causes 'sinkhole' in Fareham

Warning over 'gun fire' during major incident exercises

Dorset Police is to carry out multi-agency major incident exercises in Bournemouth and is reassuring the public not to be concerned if they hear gun fire.

JP Morgan site in Bournemouth

The exercises will take place at the JP Morgan site on Chaseside tomorrow and on 13 October, between 20:00 and midnight.

Fire and ambulance services will also be involved.

We are carrying out this exercise to ensure that the emergency services are prepared in the unlikely event of a major incident. We would like to reassure the public that nobody should be alarmed by noises throughout the event as the simulation will involve pyrotechnics and gun fire.

Ch Insp Tracey BakerDorset Police

South West Trains disruption due to 'blocked lines'

Music award nomination for Winchester duo Temples of Youth

Fallen tree blocks road in Selborne

For he's a jolly good fellow...

Red Jet ferry service 'back to normal'

Gosport UKIP councillor defects to Conservative Party

UKIP councillor Patrick Bergin, of Gosport Borough Council, has defected to the Conservatives.

Patrick Bergin
Gosport Borough Council

He said he would continue to represent the Rowner and Holbrook ward.

He added he formally announced his decision to UKIP Gosport Association on Tuesday night before Diane James MEP stepped down as UKIP leader.

It gives me no pleasure but like the Labour party, UKIP are once again in disarray with yet another leadership election looming and with no clear help the people in my ward...I can only do so by being an active member of a group who have the vision to take Gosport forward. That group is the Conservatives.

Patrick BerginGosport Borough Council

Weather outlook: Dry and blustery

Holly Green

BBC Weather

BBC Weather for the South of England on 5 October

Weeding the River Avon

A diver has been pulling weeds from the River Avon at Knapp Mill near Christchurch.

The Environment Agency commissioned the work after weeds began to interfere with its river flow measurements.

Diver by the River Avon
Environment Agency

A spokesman said: "Weeds began to block the ultrasonic signals we bounce off riverbanks to track water speed."

The agency said it monitored the flow regularly to assess the level of flood risk.

Your pictures: Shanklin, Lymington and Swanage

Thanks to "Thundersnow" in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, Yvonne in Lymington, Hampshire, and "Robin Red Breast" in Swanage, Dorset, for uploading these pictures from around the region earlier to the BBC Weather Watchers site.

View from Shanklin
Bird in Lymington
Robin Red Breast

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

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove feels Ashes Test bid 'boosted' by Durham plight

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove says the county's hopes of staging an Ashes Test match can only be boosted by Durham losing their Test ground status.

Ageas Bowl
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"With one less ground, you could say that the competition won't be quite as tough," Bransgrove told BBC Sport.

Durham's Test status was withdrawn on Monday as part of a series of sanctions over the county's financial problems.

They also included Durham's relegation from County Championship Division One, with Hampshire reinstated.

Hovertravel delays due to strong winds

Travel latest: Ferry delays

BBC Travel

  • Red Jet sailings on Red Funnel between Southampton and West Cowes are suspended due to adverse weather conditions

For the latest travel information near you, visit the BBC Travel site.

Listen: New £600,000 youth club opens in Wimborne

Steve Harris

Breakfast In Dorset, Radio Solent

BBC Radio Solent's Steve Harris finds out more...

The Reef Youth and Community Centre was built from scratch after 10 years of fundraising
Heath Ledger as The Joker

A girl accused of attempting to murder a friend at school was "motivated" by Batman villain The Joker, a court hears.

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The attack happened close to the junction of Eastleigh Road and Southleigh Road

A mental health trust pledges to improve after it was criticised at an inquest over "gross failures" before a prisoner killed himself in prison.

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Murder accused charged over stab death

Jay Nava, 26, from Plymouth, appeared before Bournemouth Magistrates' Court earlier. 

crime scene

Murder accused charged over stab death

A man is charged with murdering a 26-year-old woman found stabbed in Bournemouth.

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Revamp for HMS Westminster warship

BreakingSchool murder bid accused 'motivated by Batman villain The Joker'

A schoolgirl accused of attempting to murder her best friend was "motivated" by Batman movie villain The Joker and wanted to emulate his self-inflicted mouth scars, a court has heard.

Winchester Crown Court has previously heard the teenager - who was aged 14 at the time and cannot be named for legal reasons - was obsessed by serial killers and school shootings.

James Newton-Price QC, prosecuting, told the court the defendant lured her 15-year-old friend to a quiet area at their Hampshire school with the promise of giving her a present, before stabbing her with a kitchen knife, causing a minor wound. 

The defendant denies attempted murder and wounding with intent. 

New Swanage Railway level crossing to open ahead of mainline reconnection

A new £500,000 level crossing, enabling regular passenger trains to run from Swanage and Corfe Castle to the mainline at Wareham for the first time in four decades, is to be officially opened by the High Sheriff of Dorset tomorrow.

Nordon Gates level crossing
Andrew P M Wright

Trial passenger train services between Swanage and Wareham are expected to begin next year.

The original rail line was closed by British Rail and ripped up in 1972.

Volunteers rebuilt a 5.5-mile (8.8km) stretch from Swanage to Norden over 30 years and have been running it as a tourist attraction since the late 1990s.

Hampshire travel latest: M27 congestion due to vehicle recovery

Hampshire travel latest: A3 congestion

  • Traffic is very slow on the A3 southbound between Ham Barn Roundabout in Liss and the A272 Winchester Road junction in Petersfield
Traffic map

For the latest on the roads near you, visit the BBC Travel site.  

Southern calls for RMT posters to be destroyed

Southern Rail has asked for posters urging passengers to contact the union over ongoing rail strikes to be "removed and destroyed", it has emerged.

Southern Rail poster

The firm came under fire following a tweet encouraging the public to message the RMT.

Commuters instead criticised the company rather than the union.

In a leaked email seen by the BBC, Southern said the campaign had caused "extremely negative sentiment".

Call centre

Improvements must be made to some parts of the ambulance service in the South West, the health watchdog says

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Latest headlines: Man guilty of abusing boys at Southampton care home

Test driving a driverless tractor in Hampshire
The next generation of driverless tractor has been put through its paces at the Ordnance Survey's headquarters in Southampton.

Bournemouth murder accused appears in court

A man charged with murdering a 26-year-old woman found stabbed in Bournemouth has appeared in court.

Floral tributes at Harley Gardens

Natasha Wake was found at a house in Harley Gardens on Sunday afternoon. She died from multiple stab wounds. 

Jay Nava, 26, of Plymouth, appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court earlier. 

He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on 6 October.

BreakingMan guilty of abuse after children's home inquiry

A man whose sexual abuse crime came to light during a police investigation into a former children's home has been found guilty.

Stuart Murdoch, 54, committed the abuse against a boy in the 1980s, along with his housemate Jack Jones.

Thorold Road children's home
Southampton City Council

In March, Jones admitted the crime as well as attacking two other boys at the Thorold Road children's home in Southampton.

Police said Murdoch did not work at the home and his victim was not a resident.

The pair will be sentenced at a later date.

Dorset travel latest: Christchurch roadworks warning