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  1. 'Unexploded device' in Poole turns out to be scrap metal
  2. Ex-Southampton footballers make abuse claims
  3. Princess Cruise Lines fined $40m for dumping waste
  4. Man in hospital after Christchurch house fire
  5. Work to build a full-size replica of the Titanic begins in China
  6. Updates from Friday 2 December

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    Severe accident: A35 Dorset eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset eastbound severe accident, from A354 to B3390 Affpuddle.

    A35 Dorset - A35 blocked and slow traffic eastbound from the A354 junction in Puddletown to Affpuddle in Tolpuddle, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Trio to appear in court after bar 'glassing'

    Three people are due to appear at court in connection with a reported affray after a man was reportedly glassed and a woman punched in a Bournemouth bar.

    Dorset Police say the alleged attack, at Felson’s Bar on Old Christchurch Road at around 23:40 BST on 26 March, caused a man to have a small bleed on the brain, which was not life threatening. The woman suffered a facial injury.

    A 22-year-old Bournemouth woman, a 30-year-old man from Manchester and a 22-year-old Derbyshire woman have been issued with a postal notice to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on 26 October 2018 charged with affray, assaulting a police constable, criminal damage and possessing a class B drug. A 28-year-old man from Cheshire who was arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident has now been released without charge.

  3. Chill out in Chillerton

    Thank you to Lizzi Burden who sent us this wonderful picture a countryside vista near Chillerton on the Isle of Wight.

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  4. Man stabbed by group in Gosport

    A man has been left in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in Gosport yesterday evening.

    The 22-year-old man was assaulted by a group described as young men or teenage boys at around 21:00 BST on Barnfield Close in the town.

    Hampshire Police said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

  5. Life sentence for Sherborne armed robber

    A man who robbed a convenience store while brandishing a knife has been given a life sentence.

    Dion Kevin Levy, 40, admitted a charge of robbery and possessing a bladed article in a public place at Taunton Crown Court on Monday 8 October 2018 after stealing £757.65 from the Spar Store in Yetminster.

    He jumped over the counter and was seen by a member of staff with a knife, before demanding money and grabbed the till drawer before leaving the shop.

    Dion Levy

    Levy was arrested by officers from Avon and Somerset Police in Yeovil the following day.

    He was also sentenced for a further robbery and an offence of possessing a firearm with intent relating to an incident at Martock Post Office in Somerset on 4 January 2018 and was handed a life sentence.

    Levy was told he would have to serve a minimum jail term of seven years before being eligible for parole.

  6. Final steps to restore Castle Cove beach access

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    Video caption: Set of steps to be built to re-establish safe access to Castle Cove Beach by Easter 2019

    The Friends of Castle Cove Beach charity group has chosen a local contractor to construct steps to a secluded Dorset beach near Weymouth - the project will cost £34,000

  7. South West train stations to get £90m of improvements

    BBC Spotlight

    Improvements totalling £90m are to be made at train stations across the South West.

    South Western Railway said the work would be carried out at locations including Axminster and Honiton (pictured) in Devon, and Weymouth and Dorchester in Dorset.

    Improvements would include some new and refurbished trains, better wi-fi coverage, new benches at stations, new ticket barriers and more parking, staff said.

    South Western Railway (SWR) has services from London to Exeter, via Honiton and Salisbury.

    Honiton train station
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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J14 for .

    M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M3 northbound at J14, M27 Interchange, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. Congestion to J8 (Bursledon / Hamble) on the M27, the A35 Burgess Road down Bassett Avenue and the Shirley Retail Park along A35 Winchester Road. All lanes have been re-opened.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Lucy McHugh stab death: Mother's 'complete emptiness'

    The mother of a teenager stabbed to death in Southampton says she has experienced "complete emptiness and disbelief".

  10. Endangered baby zebra born at Marwell Zoo

    An endangered Grevy's zebra has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire.

    Mother Imogen gave birth to the female foal in the early hours of Friday.

    Keepers say both mother and the yet-to-be-named foal are doing very well.

    The latest arrival takes the total number of Grevy’s zebra at the zoo to eight and is the first foal to be sired by resident stallion Fonzy.

    In the late 1970s there were 15,000 Grevy’s zebra in the wild. Today there are estimated to be around 2,800 remaining.

    baby zebra
  11. Nigel Farage walkabout in Christchurch

    Tristan Pascoe

    BBC Radio Solent political reporter

    The former UKIP leader and South West MEP Nigel Farage has arrived in Christchurch for a walkabout ahead of a "Leave Means Leave" rally at the BIC this evening.

    He'll be sharing a platform with Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns, Pub chain Wetherspoons chief executive Tim Martin and the DUP's Sammy Wilson.

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  12. Road re-opens after tank crash

    The A352 has re-opened after being closed earlier because of a collision between a Warrior tank and a Motorbike.

    The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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  13. Chris de Burgh set for Bournemouth date

    Chris de Burgh has announced he is to play the Bournemouth International Centre as part of his 70th birthday tour.

    It's one of only 8 UK dates he'll be playing in autumn 2019.

    Chris de Burgh