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Summary

  1. Visa agreed for leukaemia woman's sister
  2. More than 200 police houses sold off in last 20 years
  3. Fresh talks in long-running bus drivers dispute in Weymouth
  4. £5m museum showcasing fossils of Dorset collector opens
  5. Updates from Friday 21 October

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That's all for today

The BBC Local Live service for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will resume at 08:00 on Monday.

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Have a great weekend!

CCTV issued after verbal attack on shop worker

CCTV has been issued after a shop worker was verbally abused in Cosham in what is believed to have been a case of mistaken identity.

Police said a woman was verbally abusive and threatening towards a member of staff in Peacocks on Wednesday morning.

CCTV of woman in Peacocks
Hampshire Constabulary

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the woman in the CCTV is urged to contact police.  

Hit-and-run driver jailed for killing hospital patient

A "drunken" hit-and-run driver who fatally injured a hospital patient as she lay in a road at night has been jailed for 12 months.

Daniel Rogan, 24, of Sandpiper Road, who had spent the afternoon in a pub with friends, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.   

Daniel Rogan
Hampshire Constabulary

Allison Steege, 35, was struck by a van after lying down outside Southampton General Hospital in April 2015. 

Ms Steege, who had mental health issues, died later from her injuries.

The judge told Southampton Crown Court he had "no doubt" Mr Rogan was drunk at the time of the accident.  

Watch: Spiny seahorses 'under threat of local extinction' at Dorset's Studland Bay

BBC Inside Out

Spiny seahorses may soon be locally extinct at Studland Bay in Dorset, according to the Seahorse Trust. 

In 2008, about 40 were recorded on the seahorse study site at South Beach in the bay, but none have been spotted there since 2013.

Miranda Krestovnikoff has been investigating for Inside Out and speaking to Neil Garrick-Maidment from the Seahorse Trust and Emma Barton of the Royal Yachting Association.

Spiny seahorse 'under threat of extinction' in Dorset

Hampshire skiers join England squad

Four skiers from Hampshire and two from Dorset have been selected for the England Alpine Squad for the 2016/17 winter season.

Sarah Woodward from North Warnborough, Nadine Hugec from Drayton and sisters Natasha and Anastacia Stocker from Lymington have been chosen to join the development squad for potential future Olympians.

They are joined by Callum Rose from Poole and Bonnie Davenport from Weymouth.

Sarah Woodward
Snowsport England

The athletes will compete in events including the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy, and the British Alpine Championships in Tignes, France.

Isle of Wight demolition site worker death probe

Police are investigating the death of a 53-year-old man on the Isle of Wight. 

Atkinson Drive, Newport
Google

David Shayler was working at a demolition site in Atkinson Drive, Newport, on 13 October when he sustained serious injuries. 

He was taken to hospital but died on Wednesday.

The exact circumstances surrounding how he came to sustain his injuries are currently being investigated, officers said.

"Detectives are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as part of this investigation and all work at the site has been suspended at this time", the force added.

'Take care y'all'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

One of Dave Cash's final thoughts within the last few weeks on the BBC airwaves, as we pay tribute to the legendary DJ who passed away today at the age of 74.

Weather outlook: Clear and cold

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Any showers will quickly fade to leave clear skies and a cold night.

It could also be misty and foggy in places, with lows of about 7C (44F).

BBC Weather chart for 21 October 2016
BBC

On Saturday, mist and fog will once again lift slowly to leave a bright and dry day, with sunny spells.  

Highs of 13C (55F).

BBC Weather chart on 22 October 2016
BBC

For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.

Michael Freshwater

Three people arrested over the fatal stabbing of a man in Southampton will face no further action.

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Travel latest: Winchester delay

Woman injured by would-be robber

A woman was dragged to the ground in Southampton by a man who tried to grab her handbag.

The 32-year-old victim was walking near Bursledon House Children's Hospital Unit at about 14:00 yesterday when she was approached from behind.

Tremona Road
Google

A member of the public came to her aid and the would-be robber fled down the footpath between Wordsworth House NHS building and the Ronald McDonald charity building.

The woman suffered injuries to her head and body but no items were stolen.

Police release image of hospital death driver

'Drunk' hospital hit- and-run driver jailed for 12 months

A man who continued driving after he ran over and killed a female hospital patient as she lay in the road has been jailed for 12 months at Southampton Crown Court.

Alison Steege, 35, was killed in April last year in Tremona Road, Southampton.

She had been a patient at Southampton General Hospital and the court heard how she was suffering from mental health issues when she left the hospital and lay down in the road. 

Southampton General Hospital
Southampton General Hospital

Daniel Rogan, 24, of Sandpiper Road, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving following a trial where he was found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

The judge said he had "no doubt" that Mr Rogan was drunk at the time of the accident having spent the afternoon in the pub with friends. 

BreakingLegendary BBC presenter Dave Cash has died

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

BBC Radio Kent presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74.

Dave Cash
BBC

Dave, from Hollingbourne near Maidstone, had just celebrated 52 years on the air. He worked at the pirate stations Radio London and Radio Luxembourg, later becoming one of the first DJ's on BBC Radio 1, alongside the likes of Tony Blackburn and John Peel.

But for the last 17 years he presented vintage chart and country music programmes on BBC Radio Kent and other BBC local radio stations in the South.

He leaves a widow - Sara. 

Children learn about life in the Navy

Sailors from Portsmouth-based HMS St Albans visited Solent Infant School in Farlington to tell pupils what it’s like to live and work on board a warship.

Children at Solent School meet Royal Navy sailors
Royal Navy

The school's teddy bear, Hoggee, will now join the 220-strong crew on their deployment to the Middle East where they will send back photos of its travels. 

Councils roadshow

The roadshow about plans to reorganise local government in Dorset will be in Verwood tomorrow.

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Heading west? Long delays on A31

'Barbie app' woman sentenced over A350 death crash

A woman who killed an 86-year-old man in a head-on collision after being distracted by a mobile phone has been sentenced.

Joseph Willis, from Shillingstone, Dorset, died in hospital after the three-car crash on the A350 at Kites Hill in Blandford, last November.

Bekki Mills, 25, of Sandy Lane, Verwood, crossed over to the other side of the carriageway in her red Audi A4 and clipped a Ford Galaxy coming the other way, before colliding head-on with a Peugeot 3008 - in which Mr Willis was a passenger, police said.   

The force added she had been distracted by a Barbie app on a mobile phone at the time.

Mills, who previously pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, was sentenced earlier to an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Bournemouth Crown Court. 

Students to 'reinvigorate' declining town

Architectural students from Bournemouth are being asked to come up with ideas to help revitalise Poole town centre.

The town's Business Improvement District (BID) is working with Arts University Bournemouth in an effort to recapture the "vitality of the High Street" and reinvigorate the "once thriving maritime town".

Poole
Poole BID

Poole has declined both as a retail and visitor destination over the last 20 years and major intervention is needed to reverse this. The BID aims to bring back the traditional life and vitality of the high street which will attract crowds as in the past. It is exciting to have this opportunity to work with such talented students.

Gabi NaishBID director

'No further action' for three held over stab death

Three people arrested over the fatal stabbing of a man in Southampton will face no further action.

Michael Freshwater, 49, was found stabbed to death at a property in Westridge Road on 29 April.

Two men, aged 23 and 21, from London, and a 17-year-old boy from Kent, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Hampshire Constabulary said, after submitting a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, it was told "no further action should be taken".

Michael Freshwater
Family handout

We want to get back into Europe - Saints chairman Krueger

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is eager for the club to return to Europe
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is eager for the club to return to Europe. Krueger gives Sportsweek an insight into how he runs the club - and relays a mantra his club staff abide by.



This clip is originally from Sportsweek 1 November 2015.

Council roadshow comes to Sherborne

The roadshow to inform people about plans to reorganise Dorset's councils is in Sherborne today.

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Conservatives retain Wey Valley in by-election

The Conservatives have retained the Wey Valley ward in Weymouth following yesterday's council by-election.

Anthony Ferrari was elected to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council with 475 votes.

Robin Vaughan (Lib Dem) received 118 votes, Grafton Straker (Labour) received 96 votes and James Askew (Greens) received 74.

Redlands Centre
Google

Voting took place at the Redlands sports centre on Dorchester Road.  

The Undertones

Guitarist Damian O'Neill tells Alex Dyke how Teenage Kicks ended up sounding so great.

Southern rail: Fears for health and safety on network

Dangerous overcrowding and "mass panic in crowds" on the Southern rail network are an unacceptable health and safety risk, commuters have warned

The Association of British Commuters said it had been "inundated" with reports, that had reached their peak during the long-running strike action. 

Southern rail commuters
Getty Images

It has asked the Department for Transport if such risks warranted termination of the franchise. 

Southern said its priority was the safety of passengers.

May Brown

A woman undergoing treatment for leukaemia is "overjoyed" that her sister has been granted permission to travel from Nigeria to donate bone marrow.

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Video screens

A new museum opens to house a collection of fossils up to 150 million years old found on Dorset's Jurassic Coast by an amateur collector.

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HMS Duncan joins Russian flotilla escort

Portsmouth-based Type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan is shadowing a group of Russian Navy warships as they pass through the English Channel en route to Syria.

HMS Duncan
PA

Type 23 Frigate HMS Richmond also escorted the flotilla from the Norwegian Sea.

Wootton Gardens

A man is detained on suspicion of administering a poison or drug after another man found in a critical condition in Bournemouth dies.

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Merlin Park Development

The site of a new police hub for east Hampshire is announced by the county's police and crime commissioner.

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'Visa u-turn' for leukaemia woman's sister

May Brown, who lives with her husband and daughter in Dorset, is receiving her second round of intensive chemotherapy at King’s College Hospital, London, and needs a stem cell transplant.

According to charity ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) her sister Martha, who is a perfect stem cell match, was initially refused entry to the UK because she did not meet the economic requirements - she is employed as a primary school teacher, earning 65,000 Naira (£222.88) a month.

May Brown
BBC

I am overjoyed for the u-turn the Home Office has taken regarding my sister Martha’s visa application. I would like to thank the British public and beyond, and my MP Richard Drax for their overwhelming support. I would also like to thank ACLT. I will forever be grateful for the love and support they have shown my family and me.

May BrownLeukaemia patient

Arrest after man dies in Bournemouth

A man has been arrested following the death of another man in Bournemouth. 

Police said the man was found in a critical condition at an address in Wootton Gardens in the early hours. He died a short time later. 

The arrested man, who is 58 and from Bournemouth, is being held on suspicion of administering a poison/drug with intent to endanger life.

Wootton Gardens
Google

Breaking'Visa agreed' for leukaemia woman's sister

A Nigerian woman refused permission to enter the UK to donate bone marrow to her sister who has leukaemia has now been granted a visa.

May Brown, who needs a stem cell transplant, will now be able to receive it from her sister after an apparent u-turn by the Home Office.

May Brown
ACLT

The Home Office has been asked to comment.

Heritage at Risk

Fort Purbrook in Portsmouth has been included in a list of historic sites deemed to be "at risk" by English Heritage.

The fort was built in the mid-1800s on top of Portsdown Hill to defend Portsmouth and the Royal Naval Dockyard from French attack. 

Part of it is used as an activities centre but the English Heritage says the condition of other parts is deteriorating.

Fort Purbrook
Martyn Pattison

Also included on the list is a former Royal Navy cordite factory near Wareham and the South Dorset Ridgeway.

The sites are considered to be at risk of being lost through neglect or decay.

Historic England said there were fewer entries on the register than last year.

Chamber of Commerce throws weight behind council shake-up

An organisation representing businesses in Dorset has thrown its weight behind plans to create two "super councils" in the county.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) hosted an event at Weymouth College where council officers outlined their proposals.

The DCCI, which has 800 members, representing about 37,000 employees, is urging firms to have their say before the consultation deadline on Tuesday.

Weymouth DCCI meeting
DCCI

Local government re-organisation is a real opportunity for Dorset to punch above its weight and move to a level where it should be.

Ian GirlingChief executive, DCCI
Winter Gardens

An artist's impression of the planned £150m revamp of a former music venue in Bournemouth has been unveiled.

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Southern commuters

Dangerous overcrowding and "mass panic in crowds" on the Southern rail network are an unacceptable health and safety risk, commuters say.

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Winter Gardens development plans unveiled

Plans to redevelop Bournemouth's Winter Gardens have been unveiled.

The £150m scheme will include between 350 and 400 apartments on the Exeter Road site as well as leisure facilities, restauraunts, shops and parking.

Artist's impression of the Winter Gardens development
Bournemouth Development Company

The Winter Gardens site is a key town centre location that has been waiting for rejuvenation for many years. There is a need for a comprehensive redevelopment of the car park to provide quality homes, boost economic activity and be an onward catalyst for growth. The Winter Gardens project will be the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the town.

Councillor John BeesleyLeader, Bournemouth Borough Council

Cherries: 'Arter is 50/50'

New Portsmouth police hub site announced

A new police hub for Portsmouth is to be built in the Hilsea area of the city, the police and crime commissioner (PCC) has announced.

The new centre, on the Merlin Park Development off Airport Service Road, will house both investigation and custody facilities.

It will serve Portsmouth, Fareham, Waterlooville, Havant and Hayling Island and is due to open in spring 2019.

This is really good news for the community, operational policing and Portsmouth generally. It delivers on my promise to give this project my focus and priority and it will support my objective to keep us safer. I am delighted we are making progress after a long and frustrating wait.

Michael LaneHampshire and Isle of Wight PCC