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Summary

  1. Ringwood shopping centre fire 'was arson'
  2. Zoo's baby pygmy hippo named Norbert after public vote
  3. Chinook helicopter in island training exercise
  4. Thousands spent on empty council buildings in Dorset
  5. Updates from Monday 28 November

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Maidstone end a four-game losing streak by beating Eastleigh in the National League at the Gallagher Stadium.

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Latest news headlines: Isle of Wight 'needs extra government help'

  • The government is being urged to give extra help to the Isle of Wight - the island's MP Andrew Turner told the Commons his constituency was losing out because of its geographical position
  • A man has been jailed for seven years after robbing a Bournemouth bookmakers whilst wielding an axe
  • A memorial garden for families who have lost a baby has been unveiled in Southampton

Latest sport headlines: Portsmouth pair apologise for dressing room spat

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  • Portsmouth pair Michael Doyle and Christian Burgess have apologised following a dressign room altercation during last Saturday's defeat at home to Stevenage
  • Southampton manager Claude Puel says Dusan Tadic could be out for a further two weeks - the Serbian midfielder has broken his nose in two places 
  • Eastleigh will look to get back to winning ways in the National League this evening, when they travel to Maidstone United 
  • Also tonight, Dorset rivals Weymouth and Poole Town go head-to-head in their FA Trophy third qualifying round replay
  • Dorchester host bottom side Cinderford in the Southern League Premier Division
  • In Division One South and West, Winchester City travel to Salisbury, while AFC Totton host Swindon Supermarine 
  • And in Division One Central, Petersfield Town are at second-placed Farnborough

Portsmouth players apologise for involvement in half-time altercation

Portsmouth players Michael Doyle and Christian Burgess have apologised for their involvement in a "dressing room altercation" on Saturday.

Michael Doyle and Christian Burgess
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The pair were both substituted during the interval of Pompey's 2-1 defeat by Stevenage at Fratton Park.

Both players have agreed to make donations to the club's academy and community scheme by way of an apology.

In a statement, Portsmouth said they now consider the matter closed following an internal investigation.

Weather outlook: Harsh frost

There'll be more clear skies tonight, which will allow temperature to fall, leading to another very cold night with a widespread harsh frost. 

Winds will remain light allowing some isolated freezing fog patches to form.  

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 29 November 2016
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For many it will be another cold but sunny day on Wednesday. 

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 30 November
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For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.

Dorchester Town host Cinderford Town in Southern League Premier Division

Weymouth to host Poole Town in FA Trophy bid

Plummeting road surface temperatures

Michael Doyle and Christian Burgess

Portsmouth players Michael Doyle and Christian Burgess apologise for a half-time "dressing room altercation".

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Solent fishing vessels detained by Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Football child sex abuse scandal 'one of FA's biggest crises'

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The football child sex abuse scandal is one of the biggest crises in the history of the Football Association, chairman Greg Clarke has said.

Greg Clarke
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More than 20 ex-footballers have made allegations of child sex abuse, with seven separate police investigations and an FA review started in response.

Clarke said he was "angry" that "1990s society was sleep walking and we were part of that problem".

An NSPCC football abuse hotline has received more than 250 calls.

Seven police forces - Cheshire, Hampshire, Northumbria, the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Cambridgeshire - are now investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse.  

Chinook action on the Isle of Wight

A RAF Chinook helicopter has been on the Isle of Wight today as part of a multi-agency exercise organised by the council's Emergency Management Team.

Chinook
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It visited a number of helicopter landing sites to provide training to local agencies and volunteers grounds on helicopter landing site procedures.

E-fit image of Alton sex attacker released

Police investigating a serious sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to.

E-fit of sex offender
Hampshire Constabulary

The victim was approached by three men close to an alleyway in Chauntsingers Road, Alton, between 23:00 on 16 November and 01:00 the following morning, before being attacked by one of them.  

The offender is described as white, aged between 45 and 50, 5ft 8in (1.72m), with a large build, spiky, grubby, dark hair, very dirty hands and rotten-looking teeth.

Specialist officers are supporting the victim and house to house enquiries have been carried out, Hampshire Constabulary said.

Dorset travel latest: Gas leak leads to partial Christchurch road closure

Listen: Hampshire hedgehog rescue centres 'at breaking point'

Green bin collection issues in Poole

The gritters are out!

It's going to be another frosty night...

Police looking for man who failed to return to open prison

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Malcolm Lall
Sussex Police

Malcolm Lall, 51, failed to return to Ford Prison on Monday 21 November, after being allowed to leave temporarily the previous Friday. 

He is serving eight-and-a-half years for grievous bodily harm and robbery offences in Brighton after being convicted in December 2013. 

He has links to Brighton and surrounding areas, but also has connections in Kent, London, Surrey and Hampshire.

The Premier League Show: Ronald Koeman on Everton, Southampton & Netherlands
Gary Lineker catches up with Everton manager Ronald Koeman to find out how life is at Goodison Park.

Rough sleepers extreme weather plans triggered

Plans for rough sleepers during extreme weather have been triggered in Bournemouth and Poole, the councils have said.

Rough sleeper
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Central government requires all local authorities to have a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for people known to be sleeping rough, the borough councils added.

SWEP, which has been running in Bournemouth and Poole for several years, was triggered in both areas last night because the temperature was predicted to be below zero for the next few nights. 

Rough sleepers are being urged to go to St Stephen’s Church Hall, St Stephen’s Road, if they are in Bournemouth, or the Salvation Army on Poole High Street, between 20:30 and 21:00.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

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M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J1 for A31.

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Latst news headlines: Shops blaze 'was arson'

  • A fire that gutted a charity shop and damaged five other stores in Ringwood is being treated as arson
  • A man who robbed a Bournemouth bookmakers with an axe has been jailed for seven years
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter is on the Isle of Wight today, as part of a multi-agency exercise organised by the Isle of Wight Council Emergency Management Team
  • And a new pygmy hippo calf at Marwell Zoo has been named Norbert following a public vote

Man jailed for axe raid at Bournemouth bookmakers

A man who robbed a Bournemouth bookmakers whilst wielding an axe has been jailed for seven years.

Gavin Horwood
Dorset Police

Gavin Horwood, 28, of no fixed address, and an accomplice who has not been identified, entered Coral bookmakers on Columbia Road last December.

Horwood, who was found guilty of robbery at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, threatened staff with an axe and left with £600. 

Two members of staff were forced to flee to the rear of the store.

Cheryl and Stuart Keal

A special memorial garden for families who have lost a baby is unveiled in Southampton.

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Temperatures plunge across the region

Zoo's baby pygmy hippo named Norbert after public vote

A baby pygmy hippo at a zoo in Hampshire has been named Norbert following a public vote.

Norbet the pygmy hippo
Marwell Wildlife

Marwell Zoo said Norbert won 40% of the vote, with Derek finishing second on 24%. 

Walter and George made up the rest of the poll.

The 27-day-old hippo is healthy and "enjoying exploring his new surroundings", the zoo said.

Fire in shopping premises

A fire that gutted a charity shop and damaged five other stores is being treated as arson, the fire service says.

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Winchester reception for Olympic and Paralympic athletes

A reception is being held later for Hampshire's Olympians and Paralympians in recognition of their success in Rio earlier this year.

Alex Danson
AP

Nine athletes from the county won a total of 12 medals - including Olympic hockey gold medalist Alex Danson (pictured left).

Hampshire County Council said it had supported five of the athletes through the Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme, which provided grants, free training and travel as well as physiotherapy and sport science support.

The reception will take place at Winchester's County Hall.

East Dorset empty building running costs 'not poor planning'

Thousands of pounds being spent on the upkeep of an empty building in East Dorset is "not poor planning", a council chief executive has said.

East Dorset's HQ at Furzehill, near Wimborne, is costing the local taxpayer £9,000 a month to maintain, while Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's former North Quay building costs £2,000 a month.   

Chief executive of Christchurch and East Dorset David McIntosh said of Furzehill: "It's not poor planning. This is a complex project, it affects hundreds of staff, a lot of councillors and the sale of quite a complex site."

Electrical fire at sewage station

M3 service station plans labelled 'inadequate'

Dorset travel latest: A350 crash

Fire guts cancer sufferer's card shop

Navy warship work 'should be spread' across UK

Work on warships should be shared among companies across the UK, a review of Royal Navy shipbuilding will recommend.

Sir John Parker, who carried out the review, says it would cut construction time and spread prosperity.

Warship
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He wants to see a new fleet of Type 31 naval frigates built in a "competitive way" by distributing the building work across the UK.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the approach had been a success in building new aircraft carriers, which will be based in Portsmouth.