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A young woman is raped at a house in Weymouth after a night out.
- Southampton Football Club are in takeover talks with a Chinese company, according to financial media giant Bloomberg
- A man who shot a customer with an airgun during an attempted bank robbery in Hampshire has been jailed for 16-and-a-half years
- A Hampshire driver has told an inquest how he struck a cyclist and left him fatally injured in the road
- A reconstruction of the last known movements of Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles is being staged on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance later
- Union bosses have accused trouble-hit Southern rail of "hoarding profits" as passengers face disruption and further strike action
- Plans to spend £1.79m demolishing and rebuilding dozens of beach huts in order to stabilise the cliffs at Poole have been recommended for approval
BBC Radio Solent sports editor
News of this nature is always unsettling for supporters, and the timing for fans and players is not good, given they have a massive match against Inter Milan looming.
But the Chinese interest has been around for a long time, and this news is not surprising given the Chinese government’s enthusiasm to get involved in football.
The big question for fans will be about stability and investment. Ultimately if this is going to happen, they will want to know the club is in good hands. And everything we know about the way Saints has been run tells us they are a responsible club, a family club, and they have good business values.
I cannot believe Katerina Liebherr and chairman Ralph Krueger would jeopardise the club’s progress in any sale.
If this sale does happen, I don’t believe it will be soon, I think there is a long way to go.
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With news that Southampton FC could be subject to a £200m takeover by a firm from China, the BBC contacted Deloitte, who look at the world of football finance every 12 months.
Earlier this year, the Deloitte Football Money League pitched Saints as the 22nd wealthiest club in the world, with revenue of $149.5 in 2014/15, which would be the equivalent of £122m in 2016.
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Plans to spend £1.79m demolishing and rebuilding dozens of beach huts in order to stabilise the cliffs at Poole are recommended for approval.
Astronaut Tim Peake has met British Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman - who won a silver medal at Rio - during a visit to Portsmouth where he will be awarded an honorary degree later by the university.
It'll be another dry, cold night with a widespread frost and a risk of patchy fog in rural areas.
Lows of about 3C (37F).Copyright: BBC
Tomorrow will start cold and bright start.
However, cloud will thicken through the morning with patchy rain slowly spreading in from the west towards the end of the afternoon.
Highs of about 11C (51F).Copyright: BBC
For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.
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Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher "Heath Observer" for this picture of the breathtaking sunrise at Southbourne, Bournemouth, this morning.Copyright: Heath Observer
A man who shot a customer with an airgun during an attempted bank robbery has been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.Copyright: Hampshire police
A court heard Jonathan Pay, 46, of Lindford, opened fire on a customer who had wrestled him to the floor during the raid in Liphook, Hampshire, on 16 May.
A second unidentified robber stabbed the customer before both men fled.
Police said the 50-year-old victim was left with a pellet in the base of his skull which cannot be safely removed.
Pay admitted two counts of attempted robbery, wounding with intent and having an imitation firearm with intent.
Two Havant men have each been jailed for two years and nine months for running an illegal money lending business in Havant and Portsmouth.
A court heard Kevin White, 56, of Bramdean Drive, and Adrian Dowse, 46, of Botley Drive, charged up to 50% interest on loans to minicab drivers and other people, for cars and cash.
The pair pleaded guilty to failing to register with the Financial Conduct Authority, failing to hold a credit licence and two counts under the Proceeds of Crime Act.Copyright: PA
Union bosses have accused trouble-hit Southern rail of "hoarding profits" as passengers face disruption and further strike action.
Speaking after "chaotic" disruption this week, the RMT accused the firm of failing to invest in its services.
Southern said the union had "got it wrong" and the firm "made a loss last year and is not expected to make any profit this year either".Copyright: Getty Images
M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A3090 and J12 for A335 affecting J9 for A34.
M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M3 southbound between J11, A3090 (Winchester South) and J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout).
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Southampton manager Claude Puel has been speaking ahead of Saints' high-profile Europa League match against Italian giants Inter Milan on Thursday.
Asked about the speculation surrounding the club with a possible takeover by a Chinese business group, the Frenchman admitted it was "not a decision for him to concern himself with".
"The future of the club is a decision for the chairman," he told BBC Radio Solent.
"All my confidence is with the chairman and the people in the club, because they have built this club with fantastic support and very good organisation."
A motorist has told an inquest how he hit a cyclist and drove off leaving him fatally injured in the road.
Brian Tozer, 46, was struck by the vehicle in Andover in the early hours of 6 March and died later in hospital.
In September, Michael O'Shea, 28, of Roman Way, was given a suspended jail sentence for failing to stop, after a court was told Mr Tozer died "owing the presence" of O'Shea's car.
In his ruling, coroner Grahame Short said: "I am not calling this an accident. It was a collision."
BBC Radio Solent's Adam Blackmore on the speculation surrounding a possible Saints takeover.Copyright: AFP
BBC Dorset political reporter
A Tourist Information Centre (TIC) that was threatened with closure three years ago, but was granted a temporary stay of execution by the council, will remain for a further three years.Copyright: Mike Searle
After the original threat to close Wimborne's TIC a petition with 5,000 signatures against the plans was gathered within two weeks.
East Dorset District Council said the existing funding arrangement for the centre at the Priest’s House Museum would continue for at least three more years.
There’ll be more on the realignment of TIC provision in Dorset on Sunday Politics South this weekend.