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Summary

  1. Mum faces fraud charges after charity event
  2. Hotel in Farnborough evacuated after chlorine leak
  3. Solent devolution plan U-turn by Isle of Wight council
  4. Campaigners vow to fight the demolition of a beach cafe at Studland
  5. Updates from Tuesday 25 October

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By Roz Tappenden

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Eastleigh's 41-year-old striker Jamie Cureton nets his first goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Torquay at Ten Acres.

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That's all for today

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

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Tonight's weather: Fog patches likely to develop

Mostly dry overnight, with light winds. Low cloud, mist and fog patches are likely to develop, with the fog locally dense in places.

Lows of 10C (50F) in Blandford and 13C (55F) in Bembridge.

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For the full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

Great South runner reunited with lost ring

A woman who lost her engagement ring at the Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday has had it returned to her, following an appeal on Facebook.

Jacinta Pearson, 34, from Salisbury said the ring was spotted "half-buried in mud" by a woman who gave it to a coffee stand operator.

It was collected from the man's home after being recognised on social media.

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Jacinta Pearson

The £2,500 diamond ring had belonged to Ms Pearson's mother, who died when her daughter was three years old.

Ms Pearson said she was "delighted" by its safe return, which "restored my faith in humanity".

NHS trust 'repeatedly failed' families

An NHS trust criticised for failing to properly investigate hundreds of deaths must improve the way it deals with patients' families, a report has found.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust came under fire following the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned in a bath at Slade House in Oxford.

Connor Sparrowhawk
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Now an internal report has criticised the trust's "poor or non-existent" communication with families.

Its boss, Katrina Percy, resigned earlier this month after public pressure.

Autumnwatch and the inquisitive fox

Autumnwatch returned to our TV screens last night and this year it's being broadcast live from RSPB Arne in Dorset.

You can see the latest updates on the Autumnwatch live page, including this inquisitive fox which was picked up on the wildlife cameras overnight.

Fox on night vision camera
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Nuclear decommissioning process reaches milestone

Work to decommission a nuclear reactor from Winfrith power station has reached a milestone, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has said.

Work to isolate the steam generating heavy water reactor (SGHWR) from the plant that allowed it to operate has begun and is expected to be complete early next year.

It involves the removal of 1.5km of stainless steel pipework.

Pipework at Winfrith
NDA

The removal of the steam risers and feeders represent the culmination of many years of pre-cursor work, leading to the eventual safe removal of the reactor core, demolition of the SGHWR complex and eventually returning the land to heathland.

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BreakingMan who punched and killed girlfriend at train station jailed for over five years

A man who punched and killed his girlfriend during an argument at a Bournemouth train station has been jailed.

Daniel Bragg has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after changing his plea to guilty on the second day of his trial.

Daniel Bragg
Dorset Police

The 37-year-old from Bournemouth was charged with manslaughter and sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court.

His girlfriend Julie Cook was killed in May after being punched in the face and sustaining serious head injuries from falling on the floor.

Julie Cook
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Mum facing fraud charges after 'shambolic' charity event

Jurors in the trial of Karolin Jones heard from witnesses today who had been involved in the fundraising event in August 2013 and said the event was “shambolic”.

Ms Jones organised the fundraising event to be held at Lloyd Recreation Ground in Marchwood and had a target of raising £50,000 for a children's ward to pay for televisions and extra facilities for patients to use.

Lloyd Recreation Ground in Marchwood
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She was allegedly inspired to host the event after spending a lot of time at the hospital with her son who suffers from “many conditions” according to her fundraising page.

The trial continues. 

Mum faces fraud charges after charity event

A mum-of-three is facing charges of fraud after hosting a family fun day to raise money for a children’s hospital ward in Hampshire and allegedly keeping the profits herself.

Karolin Jones has been accused of pocketing at least £4,000 after hosting the charity event to raise money for the children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Exterior of new entrance to Southampton General Hospital
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

The 29-year-old from Ordnance Way, Marchwood, appeared for the second day of her trial today at Southampton Crown Court after allegedly not passing on the money to the charity.

She denies two charges of fraud by false representation or an alternative two charges of fraud by abuse of position as well as one charge of theft of charity tins.

Hampshire teacher found for tiny island school

New Muck Primary School teacher, Laura Marriner holding son Atticus with husband Dean and son Charlie

New teacher found for tiny island school

A new teacher has been found for a school with just nine pupils on the tiny Hebridean island of Muck.

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Travel: Lane blocked on Northam Bridge

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How secure is your shed?

More than 30 outbuildings in East Hampshire have been targeted by thieves in the last fortnight, police have said.

In one incident, two chainsaws were taken from a stable building in Standford Lane in Bordon.

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Police are urging residents to keep their sheds, stables and other outbuildings secure.

Man dies in head-on crash

A driver has died in a head-on crash near Alton.

A 40-year-old man from Reading died when the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving collided with a Peugeot Boxer van in Hartley Lane in Hartley Mauditt yesterday.

The van driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at about 16:40.

Crews on standby amid concern over business jet

Fire crews were called to an aircraft emergency at Bournemouth Airport this morning.

Crews from three stations were put on precautionary standby shortly before 10:00 amid concerns about a Falcon 20 business jet that was coming in to land.

The aircraft landed safely and the crews were stood down.

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Threatened visitor centre offers 'good local knowledge'

Plans to close the visitor centre in the New Forest National Park have been criticised.

New Forest District Council said visitors increasingly used social media and online services to plan stays, but Lib Dem group leader said having a walk-in facility in Lyndhurst was still vital for tourism.

It's true people are increasingly using mobiles and social media, but most people appreciate a New Forest welcome - speaking to local people with good local knowledge. We should be investing in this extremely popular and well-used part of the tourist infrastructure.

Cllr David HarrisonLib Dem group leader, New Forest District Council
David Harrison
BBC
New Forest Centre

The visitor information centre for the New Forest National Park is set to close, following a council review of tourism services.

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Arrest after girl groped on bus

A man has been arrested following reports that a 17-year-old girl was inappropriately touched on a bus in Poole earlier this month.

Dorset Police said a 57-year-old man from Poole had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

CCTV released after burglary

CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Fleet last week.

A house in Pinewood Hill was broken into on Wednesday between 10:30 and 13:00.

The front door was forced open and several items were stolen including an ASUS laptop, a Nexus mobile phone, a Samsung mobile phone and some jewellery.

CCTV of person police want to trace
Hampshire Constabulary

We know that you cannot see the person’s face but we are hoping that someone might recognise the clothing or the bike.

PC Lee BishopHampshire Constabulary

Could your local phone box be disappearing?

BT is proposing to remove 42 public telephone boxes from across Purbeck.

Many of the call boxes, including ones in East Knighton and Church Knowle, have not been used at all in the last 12 months while the Village Green public telephone in Worth Matravers has been used more than 100 times.

Purbeck District Council is asking residents for their views but stresses it is not responsible for the proposals.

Phone box
BBC

Communities can agree or object to the loss of public phone or adopt the box, without the phone and equipment, for £1.

The survey deadline is 2 January.

BreakingBody found in churchyard

The body of a man has been found in a churchyard in Bournemouth.

Police were called to St Andrews Church in Florence Road, Boscombe, shortly after 11:00 where the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, was discovered.

The man's next of kin are yet to be informed.

St Andrews Church, Boscombe
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The coroner has been notified but police said the death was not being treated as suspicious.  

Hedgerows in decline

Dorset's hedgerows are in decline, leaving wildlife such as dormice and hedgehogs vulnerable, Dorset Wildlife Trust has warned.

The charity is raising funds to help lay or repair miles of hedgerow this winter.

Dormouse
Dorset Wildlife Trust

The trust is also hoping to plant new hedgerow trees because the ash dieback disease is expected to kill most ashes in Dorset, which are the county's second most common hedgerow tree.  

Eastleigh fire station crew manager retires

Campaigners 'delighted' application withdrawn

New Forest information centre to close under tourism review

The visitors' information centre (VIC) for the New Forest National Park is set to close, following a council review of tourism services.

The walk-in centre in Lyndhurst provides tourist information and accommodation booking services.

New Forest Centre
Google

New Forest District Council said visitors increasingly used social media and online services to plan stays. Critics of the plan point to the centre still being used by more than 130,000 people each year.  

Studland Beach cafe

Efforts to block plans to tear down an under-threat, century-old seaside cafe are rejected by National Trust members.

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Wootton Gardens

The sudden death of a man in Bournemouth which was thought to be a result of poisoning is not being treated as suspicious, police say.

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Weather Watchers: Sunrise at Southsea

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Freddi sent us this photo of the early morning sky at Southsea.

Sunrise at Southsea
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Praise for hotel's action after chemical leak

Leukaemia woman's donor sister arrives in UK

The sister of a woman being treated for leukaemia has arrived in the UK to donate bone marrow for her treatment.

May Brown, from Weymouth, was initially told her sister Martha, who lives in Nigeria, was not allowed into the UK because her income was too low.

May Brown
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The Home Office has since granted the visa and Martha, who is a perfect tissue match, arrived at Heathrow last night.

Sudden death 'not suspicious'

The sudden death of a man in Bournemouth on Friday is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

A 19-year-old man was found in a critical condition at a house in Wootton Gardens in the early hours of Friday and subsequently died.

Police initially said the man was thought to have been poisoned.

Wootton Gardens
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Dorset Police now says a post-mortem examination held yesterday was inconclusive and further toxicology tests are needed.

A 58-year-old man arrested on suspicion of administering a poison or drug with intent to endanger life has been released on bail until the end of January.

Overturned car crash pictures

The fire service has shared more images of a crash last night in Fleet in which amazingly no-one was hurt.

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Occupants have lucky escape in overturned car crash

Middle Beach Cafe protesters lose National Trust vote

Campaigners have vowed to continue trying to save an underthreat, century-old seaside cafe despite losing a vote at the National Trust's AGM. 

A resolution opposing plans to demolish Middle Beach Cafe at Studland, Dorset, and create a new one in a nearby car park was defeated. 

The trust, which owns the land, insists the cafe is at risk of coastal erosion. It has agreed to delay the relocation of the cafe for consultations to take place.

Studland Beach cafe
BBC

It's a much loved cafe - we know there are erosion issues but they're as much to do with water down the slopes as much as from the sea. With a small investment, we'd be able to get the type of sea defences needed to protect the bay."

Nick BoulterStudland parish councillor

More details on chlorine leak from fire service