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Summary

  1. Lorry driver jailed for crash which killed mum and three children
  2. Man arrested after four-hour stand-off with police
  3. Over 600 women attempt to change history with art project
  4. CCTV images released after bin shed sex attack
  5. Weather: dry and sunny with highs of 17C
  6. Updates on Monday 31 October

Live Reporting

By Emily Ford, Marcus White and Sue Paz

All times stated are UK

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Tonight's weather forecast

The weather for the evening ahead, with Holly Green.

BBC South Weather - 31 October 2016

Second man arrested after Bournemouth hit and run

A second man has been arrested after a hit and run in Bournemouth. 

Dorset Police have arrested a 19-year-old from Bournemouth after the incident on Thursday.

The collision happened at the junction of Queens Road and Poole Road and involved a gold Vauxhall Tigra and a cyclist. 

It was reported that the Tigra failed to stop at the scene and was found abandoned nearby a short time later. 

Woman, 89, waited 16 hours for ambulance

Weymouth Relief Road reopens after crash

Village nears end of year-long flood work

Engineers have installed the last section of a large pipe underneath the village of Hambledon, to prevent a repeat of the major flooding in the winter of 2013/14.

The multi-million pound scheme was funded by Hampshire County Council, the Environment Agency and Winchester City Council.

The work, which has taken more than a year to complete, included closing the main road through the village and digging within feet of residents' front doors.

flooding in Hambledon in 2014
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Hambledon suffered more than 40 days of floods in 2013/14
Hambledon end of scheme
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A new large pipe under Hambledon will divert flood water

BreakingLollipop lady and two children hit by car

Three pedestrians have been hit by a car in Weymouth, Dorset Police has said.

A lollipop lady has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A girl is also being treated in hospital for a possible arm injury, while a boy was only slightly hurt.

Police were called at 15:44 GMT to the A354 Buxton Road, which is closed in both directions.

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Shop robber jailed for three years

A man who raided a Wimborne convenience store, threatening to stab a shopkeeper with a screwdriver, has been jailed for three years.

Barry William Clark, 24, of Arne Avenue, Poole, pleaded guilty to robbing Leigh Park stores in August.

Barry Clark
Dorset Police

Detectives said Clark was traced after leaving the scene in a taxi and borrowing the driver's mobile phone to make a call.

The taxi driver reported the incident to the police.

Weather outlook: Mist and fog

Under any clear skies we could see some patchy mist and fog developing tonight. 

It will stay dry though, with lows of about 10C (50F).  

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 31 October 2016
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The cloud will thicken from the north tomorrow, perhaps bringing some light rain and drizzle. 

There will be some brightness though, especially in the west. 

Highs of about 12C (53F). 

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 1 November 2016
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For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.

Police under investigation following Bournemouth hit and run

Dorset Police are being investigated after a hit and run incident in Bournemouth. 

The force has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a collision between a car and cyclist on Thursday. 

Two men have been arrested in connection with the collision after the cyclist, a man in his thirties, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

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It is believed the driver had failed to stop for police officers in the early hours of Thursday and a police follow was aborted around two hours and 20 minutes prior to the collision.

A spokesman for police said that as a marked police vehicle was in Poole Road at the time of collision it was mandatory for the incident to be referred. 

Haunted house in Winchester

From the archives

Haunted house in Winchester

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - Broken down vehicle on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon).

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Watch: Hampshire lorry driver jailed over four-death crash

Dashcam footage from a fatal crash on A34

Read the full story:  Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal crash.

Severe accident: A354 Dorset both ways

BBC Travel

A354 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Belfield Park Avenue and B3156 Portland Road.

A354 Dorset - A354 Buxton Road in Weymouth closed in both directions between the Belfield Park Avenue junction and Fords Corner, because of an accident.

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Disgraced ex-coach firm boss banned

Rikki Powell
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Rikki Powell did not answer questions when approached by a BBC Inside Out reporter

A former coach firm boss who owes almost £130,000 to customers and contractors is disqualified from holding or obtaining a coach licence for two years.

Rikki Powell

Disgraced ex-coach firm boss banned

A former coach firm boss who owes almost £130,000 to customers and contractors is disqualified from holding or obtaining a coach licence for two years.

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Two charged after aggravated burglary in Weymouth

Two men have been arrested after an aggravated burglary in Weymouth. 

Dorset Police were called at 18:45 BST on Friday to reports a man had been assaulted with a knife in King Street. 

King Street, Weymouth
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A Weymouth man in his 20s suffered cuts to his face and was treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries. 

A 22-year-old man of no fixed abode and a 17-year-old boy from Weymouth have been charged with aggravated burglary and are due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates Court today. 

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Rapist jailed after filming sex attacks

Romeo Cummins
Hampshire Constabulary
Police found more than 100 videos with footage of the assaults on Cummins's phone

A rapist who filmed himself attacking "unconscious" women is jailed for 13 and a half years.

Romeo Cummins

Rapist jailed after filming sex attacks

A rapist who filmed himself attacking "unconscious" women is jailed for 13 and a half years.

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Woman airlifted to hospital with serious chest injuries after Weymouth collision

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash on the Weymouth relief road this morning. 

She was flown to Southampton General Hospital with serious chest injuries following the two-vehicle collision. 

A second woman, who also suffered chest injuries, was taken by road to Dorset County Hospital.

The crash happened near the Jurassic roundabout around 10:10 BST today and the road is still closed as Dorset Police work to clear the scene. 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 

Pudsey at Paultons!

In preparation for Children In Need this year, Pudsey has been down at Paultons Park. Take a look at how he got on - in 360°!

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Teenage girl targeted in attempted robbery

A 17-year-old girl was targeted by a man in his 50s in an attempted robbery in Dorchester. 

Detectives from Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after the teenager was approached in an alleyway by a man who tried to steal her bag. 

Cromwell Road
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The girl was walking between Cromwell Road and Alfred Road on Saturday around 16:30 BST and the man stood on her ankle in an attempt to take the bag. 

She suffered a minor ankle injury but nothing was stolen.

The offender is described as white, in his 50s, with grey hair, wearing a hat and a long coat.

A poltergeist in Bournemouth?

From the archives

We've delved into the archives this Halloween - what about this tale of a poltergeist in a Bournemouth house?

Poltergeist in Bournemouth

Former coach firm boss disqualified from holding or obtaining coach licence

A former coach firm boss who owes almost £130,000 to customers and contractors has been disqualified from holding or obtaining a coach licence for two years.   

Rikki Lee Powell
BBC

BBC Inside Out investigation recently revealed Rikki Lee Powell has 59 unpaid county court judgements against him and his companies since 2010. 

Some of his clients said they had booked coaches which never turned up and were promised refunds which never arrived.

The 30-year-old was a director of Tempo Travel, based in Marchwood, Hampshire. 

He failed to turn up for his disciplinary hearing at the Office Of The Traffic Commissioner in Bristol last week, where he was also disqualified from acting as a transport manager for two years by the industry regulator. 

Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Fiona Harrington, said Mr Powell had failed in practice to "operate in the manner expected of a capable, compliant and trustworthy operator".

Teenage boy hospitalised after double decker crash

A 16-year-old was taken to hospital on Sunday after a collision involving a double decker bus. 

The teenage pedestrian was injured outside Bowlplex, Poole Road, Branksome.

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'He turned his lorry into a lethal weapon'

Andover lorry driver Tomasz Kroker wiped away tears during a court hearing at which he was jailed for ten years for causing the deaths of a mother and three children by dangerous driving.

The 30-year-old held his face in his hands as details of the incident were read out to a courtroom packed with members of the victims' families.

Tomasz Kroker
Thames Valley Police

The court was shown a lorry cab video showing Kroker looking up from his mobile phone in horror, one second before his lorry ploughed into stationary traffic on the A34 near West Ilsley in August.

Outside the court, Kate Goldsmith, whose 11-year-old daughter Aimee was killed, said: "Mr Kroker's use of his mobile phone whilst driving turned his lorry into a lethal weapon."

'Stop using mobiles'

A mother, whose daughter died in the crash caused by Andover lorry driver Tomasz Kroker, has pleaded with motorists not to use mobile phones at the wheel.

A court heard Kroker, 30, was looking at his mobile phone for up to 45 seconds before the impact, on the A34 near West Ilsley in August, which killed four people including Aimee Goldsmith, 11.

Aimee Goldsmith
Family handout

Outside Reading Crown Court, where Kroker was jailed for ten years, Aimee's mother, Kate Goldsmith,said: "We are not the only family to have suffered due to what is perceived by many as minor, inconsequential crime, a crime that takes place on our roads every day.

"We urge you to make a personal commitment to stop using mobile phones while driving and make our roads safer for everyone."

Brothers sentenced over Weymouth bike death

Two brothers have been sentenced over the death of a pensioner who was hit by a motorbike while crossing a road in Weymouth. 

Preston Beach Road
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Christopher Dursley, 87, died after being struck on Preston Beach Road (pictured) in October last year. 

Mark Dalgleish, 27, from Weymouth, was sentenced to six years in prison for death by dangerous driving. 

David Dalgleish, 32, also of Weymouth, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, for dangerous driving.

Vehicle was 'like a battering ram'

Lorry driver Tomasz Kroker from Andover, who has been jailed for 10 years for a fatal crash on the A34, ploughed into stationary traffic, smashing vehicles into each other, a court heard.

Kroker, 30, who was using his mobile phone, hit one car flipping down an embankment, leaving its driver with injuries including a broken back.

A van which was next in the queue was driven forward "like a battering ram"  into a car containing a mother and three children, all of whom died.

Their car was pushed under the rear of a lorry it had stopped behind, "on an instant reducing it to something like a third of its normal size", Reading Crown Court was told.

crushed vehicles
Elvis

Family react to sentence

The mother of Aimee Goldsmith, who was killed in the crash last August, has said the sentence will not ease her pain or suffering.

Speaking on behalf of the family, she said the outcome must send a remainder to every driver of their responsibilities.

Kate Goldsmith
BBC
Kate Goldsmith reading a statement on behalf of the family outside court

The sentence of ten years in prison will not ease our pain and suffering nor do we believe it will send a strong enough message to those who lack the self restraint to not use their mobiles whilst driving. Anyone using a mobile whilst driving is guilty of dangerous driving.

Kate GoldsmithMother of Aimee Goldsmith, who was killed in the crash on 10 August

'He might as well have had his eyes closed'

Judge Maura McGowan said Andover lorry driver Tomasz Kroker, 30, barely looked at the road for almost a kilometre, before ploughing into stationary traffic on the A34 in August.

Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, all died when their car was crushed under another lorry in front of them.

The judge said Kroker, who has been jailed for ten years, "might as well have had his eyes closed".

Lorry driver 'scrolled through music'

Andover lorry driver Tomasz Kroker, who has been jailed for 10 years for killing four people in a crash on the A34, was scrolling through music selections on his phone at the time of the fatal crash, a court has heard.

Less than a second before the impact, an onboard camera showed Kroker "looking up with sudden horror on his face".

Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, were all in a car which was crushed in the accident near West Ilsley in August.

crash scene
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BreakingLorry driver jailed for 10 years over A34 deaths

An Andover lorry driver has been jailed for 10 years over the deaths of a mother and three children in a crash on the A34.

Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, died in the crash near West Ilsley in Berkshire.

Tomasz Kroker, 30, who was using his mobile phone at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Tomasz Kroker
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Hampshire lorry driver to be sentenced for killing mum and three kids on A34

A lorry driver from Hampshire who killed a mother and three children on the A34 is due to be sentenced today. 

Tomasz Kroker, 30, of Trajan Walk, Andover will be sentenced today at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to killing the family of four while using his mobile phone. 

During the sentencing, Mrs Justice McGowan told the court the High Sheriff of Berkshire was joining her on bench to show the county's concern at the case.

Tracy Houghton
Family Handout

Kroker admitted to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after colliding with the victims' car on the A34 between Chieveley and West Ilsley in August.

Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, died in the crash.  

Serious crash closes road in Weymouth

A serious crash has closed the Weymouth relief road this morning. 

Dorset Police are at the Jurassic roundabout and Morrisons roundabout which has been closed after a collision at around 10:10 BST. 

Officers are at the scene along with paramedics and the fire service. 

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area. 

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Four released on bail after stabbing

Four people arrested after a man was stabbed in Portsmouth have been released on bail.

Police said a 28-year-old man was attacked in Sedgley Close, Southsea at about 20:30 BST on Thursday.

The force said the attack could be linked to an earlier altercation involving a girl wearing a clown mask.

The arrested four - three men and a woman from the Southsea area, aged between 17 and 34 - were bailed until December.

Sedgley Close
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The Halloween weather

Holly Green with today's weather forecast. She says today is going to be "spookily mild".

BBC South Weather - 31 October 2016

Severe accident: A354 Dorset both ways

BBC Travel

A354 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A353 and A354 Weymouth Relief Road affecting B3157.

A354 Dorset - A354 Weymouth Relief Road in Weymouth closed in both directions between Jurassic Roundabout and Veasta Roundabout, because of an accident. Congestion on northbound to Radipole Roundabout.

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Southern rail returns to 'normal' timetable

Southern rail's reduced timetable, which it brought in to help cope with staff shortages and industrial action, has ended.

The rail operator cut 341 routes as part of a temporary schedule it introduced in July.

However, its attempt to restore a normal service on Monday morning has been hampered by a broken down train at Crawley.

And trains between Eastbourne and Hastings were hit by a signal problem.

Southern Rail train
Southern

More than 600 women take part in historic art project in Southampton

More than 600 women turned up to support a project at God's House Tower in Southampton in a bid to overturn its "deeply gendered" record of history.

Local artist, Sarah Filmer, said she organised the event in order to restore the stories of women left out of the history of the medieval tower.

God's House Tower is undergoing redevelopment as part of a project to restore spaces for creative purposes.

Ms Filmer said she wanted the building "to move forward with feminist intent".

Southampton walls
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Man charged after Bournemouth stabbing

A man has been charged after a stabbing in Bournemouth. 

Officers were called to an address on Cromer Road to reports of a stabbing on Wednesday.

A man in his 40s suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed abode has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is due to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates today. 

A 29-year-old woman who was arrested on Wednesday has been bailed until the end of October.

Cromer Road
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