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Summary

  1. Man attacked by 'clown' in Bournemouth
  2. Boy wearing clown mask hit by car in Southampton
  3. 'Embarrassed' Hampshire UKIP councillor defects to Conservatives
  4. Threat of Isle of Wight Festival being cancelled is lifted
  5. Historic sea folly goes under hammer
  6. Southern Railway passengers hit by strike again
  7. Updates from Tuesday 11 October

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By Indy Almroth-Wright and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    We'll be back on Wednesday at 08:00.

  2. Large fire spreads over three hectares

    A large fire has damaged three hectares of grass and gorse in West Lulworth.

    Crews were called to Bindon Hill just after 12:30.

    Off-road pumps from seven stations tackled the blaze.

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  3. Your weather pictures: Sparkling Solent

    Maureen Coles captured this stunning shot of the busy, sparkling Solent earlier this morning. 

    The Solent

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

  4. Theme park ditches clown-themed Hallowe'en event

    Adventure Wonderland theme park in Dorset has revised the theme of this year's Hallowe'en event as a result of the creepy clowns craze.

    The park, in Hurn, had been planning a circus-themed "scare maze" involving clowns.

    Adventure Wonderland
    Quote Message: After the recent events with all of the clown sightings and the panic that's created, we've now decided to change the theme of the maze this year. from Andy Brennan Creative director of entertainment, Adventure Wonderland
    Andy BrennanCreative director of entertainment, Adventure Wonderland
  5. Isle of Wight Council 'concerned' over rink closure

    Isle of Wight Council has said it is very concerned over the closure of the Ryde Arena ice rink.

    Bailiffs changed the locks on the building on Wednesday following a dispute over rent between the lessee and the operator.

    Ryde Arena
    Quote Message: The Isle of Wight Council is very concerned about the closure of this much-loved community facility and, although not directly involved in the dispute between the lessee and Ryde Arena Trust, as the freeholder the council has written to the lessee to seek clarification on their future intentions for the building and to ensure it meets the terms of the lease. from Spokeswoman Isle of Wight Council
    SpokeswomanIsle of Wight Council
  6. Tonight's weather: Risk of a few showers

    As we move into tonight there's a risk of a few showers here and there, but there will be some cloud meaning the majority of us will keep frost free. 

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    Video caption: Holly Green weather 11 October

    There will be more showers into Wednesday which is coming in from the North Sea, due to prevailing winds it will feel colder.   

  7. Jury retires in school stabbing case

    A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a 15-year-old girl who stabbed her best friend at a Hampshire school.

    The girl admits using a kitchen knife, shown to the court, to attack her friend in April, but denies attempted murder and wounding with intent.

    knife

    The trial has been told the defendant, who can't be named for legal reasons, researched serial killers and drew up a "kill list" which included several pupils, her mother and her brother.

    The jury will resume its deliberations at Winchester Crown Court tomorrow.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

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    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A31.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J10, A31 (Winchester), because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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  9. Curtain comes down on Southsea's Solent Wheel

    A Ferris wheel is being dismantled amid fears geese could fly into it on their way to feed at nearby mudflats.

    The owners of the 35m (115ft) Solent Wheel in Southsea said they were unable to "resolve planning issues regarding brent geese".

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  10. Helen Scott

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    Video caption: The Three Degrees member tells Alex Dyke they nearly didn't record their biggest hit.
  11. Travel: Four-car crash closes A27

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    The A27 Portchester Road in Portchester is closed and there are delays westbound at The Thicket junction, because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

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    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J13 for A335 and J12 for A335.

    M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M3 northbound between J13, A335 (Chandlers Ford) and J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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  13. Five held after drugs raids

    Five people have been arrested as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing and violence in Portsmouth.

    A man and two women from the city are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to deal class A drugs.

    Another local man has been arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine and a man from London is being held on suspicion of dealing crack.

    Police said drugs, cash and an imitation gun had been seized.

    Police raid in Portsmouth
    Quote Message: Drug dealing often has violence and anti-social behaviour associated with it; we will target those drug dealers who we believe represent the biggest threat to the community in Portsmouth and will continue to work hard to make the city a hostile place for drug dealers. from Ch Insp Jim Pegler District Commander, Hampshire Constabulary
    Ch Insp Jim PeglerDistrict Commander, Hampshire Constabulary
  14. UKIP calls for Hampshire defector to 'formally resign and allow by-election'

    UKIP has called for a Hampshire councillor who has defected to the Conservative Party to formally resign his seat and allow a by-election to take place.

    Chris Wood was the UKIP group leader at Hampshire County Council but said the party had become "thoroughly embarrassing".   

    He said his decision followed the resignation of UKIP leader Diane James (pictured) and an altercation between UKIP MEPs Mike Hookham and Steven Woolfe, which landed Mr Woolfe in hospital last week.

    A UKIP spokesman said the party was "saddened" by Mr Wood's departure. 

    Diane James
    Quote Message: We believe that, as a former UKIP councillor and as somebody who has in the past supported the concept of Recall, he should formally resign his seat and offer himself up to his electorate in a by-election. After all he was elected as a UKIP councillor, most likely on the basis of his party affiliation, rather [than] his undoubted abilities. from UKIP spokesman
    UKIP spokesman
  15. Solent fort fails to sell

    A Victorian sea fort off the Hampshire coast has failed to sell at auction.

    Auctioneers had expected bids of £875,000 for Horse Sand Fort which was built to defend the Solent and mainland from French attack. 

    Horse Sand Fort
    Horse Sand Fort

    The fort, one of four in the Solent, was one of Palmerston's Follies, a series of land and sea-based forts designed to repel French warships, but was never put into action.

    Quote Message: Bidding fell just short of the reserve price so the property didn’t sell today. We had considerable interest from bidders from the local area and also from overseas, and we hope to agree a deal in the next few days. from Lambert Smith Hampton auctioneers spokesman
    Lambert Smith Hampton auctioneers spokesman