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  1. Ex-children's home worker jailed for sexually assaulting boys
  2. Driver crashes car into front window of charity shop in Dorchester
  3. Woman rescued after 'deliberate' fire at house in Boscombe
  4. Saints beat Italian giants Inter Milan 2-1 in Europa League
  5. Hampshire council could face legal fight over 'DIY' waste charges
  6. Updates from Friday 4 November

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  1. That's all for this week

      Thanks for joining us. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.  

  2. Strongest man comes to town

    The BBC's Rebecca Romo and Brian Shaw

    The World's Strongest Man is in Southampton today before visiting Eastleigh tomorrow.

    We weighs a colossal 32 stone and is 6ft 8 tall.

    Speaking to Radio Solent this afternoon, he said: “I watched world’s strongest man growing and didn’t really at that time as a kid imagine I’d ever be doing that."

    Asked about how much of body building is effort and how much is genetics, he said: "You have to have the size, you have to have the genetics but strong man is an interesting sport because everyone has to work with the body they’re given."

  3. BBC South Weather

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    Video caption: BBC South Weather
  4. 'I remain determined to keep Hampshire together'

    Hampshire County Council's leader says he remains "determined to keep Hampshire together".

    Roy Perry's comments come as Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight councils press ahead with plans to create a combined Solent authority.

    He said, of 5,000 responses to a consultation, the majority of residents were in favour of keeping the county together.

    Hampshire County Council
    Quote Message: The County Council remains strongly opposed to parts of Hampshire joining a Solent Combined Authority as it is currently proposed. If this was to happen, the County Council’s planned investments in major road schemes could be seriously jeopardised. from Councillor Roy Perry Leader, Hampshire County Council
    Councillor Roy PerryLeader, Hampshire County Council
  5. Fireworks extravaganzas in Hampshire and Dorset.

    There are loads of fireworks displays happening over this weekend.

    Visit Hampshire and Visit Dorset have plenty of events listed to help your weekend go with a bang.

  6. Diver identifies plane wrecks

    A scuba diver has been appointed a Wreck Champion by the British Sub-Aqua Club in recognition of his work unravelling the mystery of a sea plane lost off the Hampshire coast.

    John Greenwood, of Hythe, photographed the wreck of a Sunderland Flying Boat which lies in The Solent off Calshot.

    John Greenwood

    During his work, he tracked down and re-united the relatives of two crew members who survived the wreckage of another seaplane which sank in the area.

    Mr Greenwood now believes the wreck is of a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft which sank in 1944.

  7. Eastleigh set for FA Cup TV clash

    Non-league Eastleigh are hoping to cause an upset against League One side Swindon in front of a national television audience when the FA Cup first round kicks off on the BBC.

    Eastleigh, who reached the third round last season, are eighth in the National League, 35 places below their visitors.

    Watch on BBC Two; Listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Solent and BBC Wiltshire; follow text commentary on the BBC Sport website  

    Quote Message: This tie is great for our lads, it puts Eastleigh on the map" from Ronnie Moore. Eastleigh manager
    Ronnie Moore.Eastleigh manager
    Ronnie Moore
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    Video caption: A car smashed through a charity shop window in Dorchester
  9. Skateboarder injured in petrol station attack

    A skateboarder needed surgery after being hit in the face at a petrol station in Southampton.

    The 19-year-old became involved in a dispute with a man and a woman in a red Toyota at the Shell station in Burgess Road on Tuesday lunchtime.

    Police said, after the dispute, two young men arrived and approached the victim from behind, striking him in the face with an object, causing serious facial injuries.

    They left on foot in the direction of Swaythling.

    Shell in Burgess Road

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

    A 45-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman have been arrested and bailed.

  10. Men and dog 'in sea for 40 minutes' before Lyme Bay rescue

    Two men and a dog, rescued when their fishing boat sank off the Dorset coast, could have been in the water for up to 40 minutes, an RNLI Lyme Regis spokesman has said.

    They managed to send out a mayday call before their craft sank within seconds, 13 miles east of Lyme Regis.

    They were spotted in the water by a Royal Navy helicopter and picked up by an RNLI crew before being taken to hospital. The RNLI spokesman said they survived by "staying together and wearing lifejackets".

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the men were believed to be in a relatively stable condition in hospital.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A356 Dorset both ways

    BBC Travel

    A356 Dorset both ways severe disruption, between Kingcombe Lane and Toller Lane.

    A356 Dorset - A356 in Higher Kingcombe closed in both directions between the Kingcombe Lane junction and the Toller Lane junction, because of an overturned lorry.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. Holly Green with the south's forecast

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    Video caption: Forecast for Friday 4 November
  13. Cyclist left in road by hit-and-run driver

    A cyclist was knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run driver and left lying in the road.

    The 24-year-old cyclist was hit on the A325 Hold Pound near Fareham at about 18:10 yesterday. He suffered minor injuries.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.