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Summary

  1. Gosport council to lobby government over defence site review
  2. First Dorset bus drivers call new 24-hour strike
  3. Footballer to be given Freedom of Southampton
  4. Updates from Tuesday 8 November

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By Marcus White

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today!

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

    You can still get in touch by email, on our Hampshire and Dorset Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCDorset.  

  2. Drink drive ban for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

    Legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been banned from driving for 18 months after being caught at more than twice the drink-drive limit. 

    Knox-Johnston, who was the first man to sail single-handed non-stop around the world, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to a charge of drink-driving. 

    The 77-year-old was at the wheel of his Suzuki Vitara car on 24 October Portsmouth when a taxi driver alerted police to his driving.

    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
  3. Latest news headlines: Fears over defence site closures

  4. Benali honoured for "hardworking attitude"

    Former Southampton defender Frances Benali is to be given the honorary freedom of the city, the council has announced.

    Quote Message: Francis Benali is someone who we instantly recognise as being associated with the City of Southampton. Many residents of the city and supporters of Southampton Football Club will remember him for his loyalty to the club, hardworking attitude and tough-tackling personality on the pitch." from Cathie McEwing Mayor of Southampton
    Cathie McEwingMayor of Southampton
    Francis benali playing for Saints
  5. Weather outlook: Heavy showers

    Expect some heavy outbreaks of rain tonight. 

    It will dry out overnight for most though and will be a milder than last night, with lows of about 7C (44F).

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 8 November 2016

    There will be some brightness tomorrow but showers will move in from the west. 

    The showers will be heavy at times, with hail likely, and the winds will stay strong.  

    Highs of about 9C (48F).

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England for 9 November 2016

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

  6. Tom Newton talks about plans for his Teddy Rocks festival in Blandford for 2017

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    Video caption: The festival was set up five years ago in memory of Tom's late brother.
  7. Sport headlines: Winchester prepare to take on Salisbury

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    • Portsmouth manager Paul Cook will continue with his rotation policy for tonight's EFL Trophy match with Bristol Rovers and says fines for team's fielding much changed line-ups is "ridiculous"
    • In the non-league tonight Winchester City visit Salisbury in the second round of the Southern League Cup
    • Southampton midfield duo James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond have been training with the England senior squad today
    • Midfielder Dan Gosling says Bournemouth need to put their recent dip in form firmly behind them during the international break
    • Southampton cyclist Jon Dibben has signed a contract for Team Sky
    • And, the World Sailor of the Year award will be announced tonight, with three Dorset athletes on the shortlist - Giles Scott, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark
  8. Senior fans enjoy kickabout with Cherries

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    Video caption: Senior fans enjoy kickabout with Cherries

    Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh surprises a group of elderly Cherries fans as part of a community project to help senior citizens in the local area.

  9. Southampton councillor on the US campaign trail

    Southampton Labour councillor Satvir Kaur has spent the last few weeks in the US helping the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    As the country finally goes to the polls, she spoke to BBC Radio Solent's Louisa Hannan about her time on the campaign trail.

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    Video caption: Satvir Kaur talks to Louisa from America.
  10. Can Franny graze sheep at St Mary's?

    Former Southampton footballer Francis Benali is unlikely to gain any special rights when he is awarded the Freedom of the City at a special council meeting on 16 November.

    Texel sheep

    According to a BBC report on previous such honours, "the award is symbolic and grazing rights are not part of the modern freeman's privileges."

    It means that Benali will not be exempt from parking charges and library fines, nor will the former tough-tackling defender gain the right to bear arms.

  11. Gosport council 'will not take defence review lying down'

    A council in Hampshire has vowed to lobby the government after it announced plans to sell off 56 more defence sites by 2040. 

    HMS Sultan

    Gosport's HMS Sultan (pictured) and Fort Blockhouse are among 91 Ministry of Defence sites set to close - 35 were earmarked prior to yesterday's announcement

    The town's borough council said it was "refusing to take the news lying down". 

    It said the move would affect the economy in the town which would also lose more than 1,000 sailors.

  12. Anti-social behaviour crackdown in Fareham

    An order giving the police extra powers to arrest beggars, street drinkers, drug-takers and rough sleepers in part of Fareham is set to come into force "by the end of this month", the borough council has said.

    Fareham police station

    A council report on Monday said: "Begging, street drinking, taking of drugs and rough sleeping are becoming increasingly prevalent in Fareham Town Centre."

    The Public Spaces Protection Order, voted through by authority members, will last for three years.

  13. Weymouth bus drivers announce new strike

    Bus drivers in Weymouth are to strike for 24 hours in the latest twist to a five-month-long pay dispute.

    More than 110 drivers in Weymouth and Bridport who are members of the Unite union voted to turn down the latest pay offer from First Hampshire and Dorset.

    The walk-out will begin at 04:30 on Wednesday, 16 November.

    Bus in Weymouth
    Quote Message: The latest pay offer which our members overwhelmingly rejected did meet some of the major pay issues that have caused the drivers concern. What is on the table is a three-year pay deal starting from August 2015. The outstanding issues are back pay, overtime rates and moving the pay anniversary start date... from Bob Lanning Unite regional officer
    Bob LanningUnite regional officer
  14. Shopkeeper stabbed in Bournemouth

    A shopkeeper has been stabbed in Bournemouth, after wrestling a knifeman to the ground.

    The knife was picked up by a second man who stabbed the victim in the back during the incident at ANJ off-licence in St Michael's Road on 30 October.

    The shopkeeper, a teenager from Poole, sustained an injury which is "not life-threatening", Dorset Police said.

    A 24-year-old man from Sutton in Surrey has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of a knife.

    CCTV image

    Detectives have released a CCTV image of a "suspect" they would like to identify.

  15. Bathing water quality 'improves'

    The quality of bathing water in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has improved overall, according to the latest annual test results.

    Nearly all beaches are rated "excellent" by the Environment Agency.

    Bowleaze Cove
    Image caption: Bowleaze Cove near Weymouth is now rated 'excellent' for swimmers

    Six beaches have improved: Bembridge, Bowleaze Cove, Portland Harbour Sandsfoot Castle, Shanklin, Southsea East and St Helens.

    Only Hill Head near Gosport has been downgraded, from "excellent" to "good".

  16. Senior fans enjoy kickabout with Cherries

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    Video caption: Senior fans enjoy kickabout with Cherries

    Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh surprises a group of elderly Cherries fans as part of a community project to help senior citizens in the local area.