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Summary

  1. Keziah death 'not preventable', Serious Case Review concludes
  2. Ben Ainslie launches America's Cup race boat in Bermuda
  3. Dorset Police begins recruitment for about 80 new officers
  4. Students transform hotel into setting for The Shining
  5. Updates from Monday 6 February

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

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

Appeal after man targeted in Basingstoke burglary

Police are appealing for information after a vulnerable man in his 40s was robbed at his home in Basingstoke.

A man and a woman knocked on the man's door in Maldive Road, Popley, and asked if they could make him a cup of tea. After being let in, the man went into the victims’ bedroom and took a brown wallet containing £50 in cash, bank cards and ID cards.

The pair are described as white and aged between 40 and 50.  The man is described as being of large build and the woman described as being of small build.   

These two people deliberately targeted a vulnerable man and preyed on his good nature. Once they gained his trust and entered his home, the woman distracted him while the man went to another room and stole a wallet from the victim's jacket.

PC Adam Merrick

CCTV released after attempted robbery

CCTV has been released of two people police want to trace after a man was attacked in an attempted robbery in Bournemouth.

A man in his 60s was hit on the back of the head and kicked in Iddesleigh Road on Tuesday evening after challenging two men who demanded a woman he was with hand over her mobile phone.

CCTV of two men
Dorset Police

Marking the Queen's Saphire Jubilee in Portsmouth

Donkey has nose op

If you've been bunged up with cold recently, spare a thought for Poppy, one of the donkeys at the isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. She has just gone through a sinus operation after struggling for months with a blocked up nose. 

Poppy is easily recognised in the miniature donkey herd, because she wears a collar of poppies and wears a blue visor to protect her eyes from the sun.

The sanctuary said she had come through the operation really well and is expected to make a full recovery.

Poppy
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Father 'dreamed of family murder'

An Isle of Wight man who killed his six-year-old daughter had told a therapist he had dreamed of murdering the girl and his wife, a report has said.

But the death of Keziah Flux-Edmonds at her home in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, could not easily have been prevented, the Serious Case Review has found. 

Keziah Flux-Edmonds
family photo

Keziah was drowned in a bath in June by her father Darren, 44, who also killed the family dogs before hanging himself.

The report said Mr Flux-Edmonds was known to be suicidal but was not thought to be a danger to others.

Royal Navy salute for Sapphire Jubilee

The Royal Navy has fired a 21-gun salute in Portsmouth to mark the 65th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne.

The Queen has made history by becoming the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee.

Gun salute
Royal Navy
navy salute
Royal Navy
Navy Salute
Royal Navy

Appeal over A352 hit-and-run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fail-to-stop collision in Dorchester.

A black Peugeot 207 was in collision with a black Ford Mondeo at about 17:00 on Friday at the junction of the A35 and the A352 turning for Wareham.  The Mondeo failed to stop at the scene.

The female driver of the Peugeot was uninjured, however the vehicle suffered significant damage.

Louisa Johnson set for Bournemouth show

Louisa Johnson, the youngest ever winner of the X Factor, has been named as support act at Olly Murs's outdoor concert in Bournemouth in August.

The 19-year-old starlet won the 2015 series of the TV talent show at the age of 17 with Simon Cowell calling her ‘the best singer he had ever seen on the show’.

Up to 10,000 fans are expected to descend on Kings Park for the Olly Murs concert on Saturday 5 August. 

Louisa Johnson
Deep South Media

Family of missing man informed of body in field

The family of missing man Steven Lockyer has been informed after a body was found in a field in Romsey.

Police said a member of the public made the discovery near Magnolia Walk, Abbotswood, yesterday morning.

Officers said it appeared the body had been there for some time and, although investigations were ongoing, the family of Mr Lockyer, from Romsey had been informed.

Mr Lockyer went missing in April last year.

Police said the death was being treated as unexplained.

High Court in Glasgow

A Dundee chef and a Portsmouth pensioner were caught with nine kilos of cannabis worth up to £136,000, a court hears.

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Pair admit breaching gambling laws allowing children to bet

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Two men, one from Essex and one from Dorset, have admitted breaching gambling laws after an inquiry into a website which allowed children to bet "virtually" on Premier League matches.

Craig Douglas
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Craig Douglas (pictured), 32, and 33-year-old Dylan Rigby both pleaded guilty to breaches of the 2005 Gambling Act during a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

Douglas, of New Road, Ferndown, admitted a charge of being an officer of a firm which provided facilities for gambling without an operating licence, and a further offence relating to the advertising of unlawful gambling.

Rigby, of Creffield Road, Colchester, pleaded guilty to two charges connected to the provision of facilities for gambling and a third offence linked to advertising illegal gambling between July 2015 and February last year.

Body found in Romsey field

A body has been found in a field at Abbotswood, Romsey.

Police say the unidentified body, discovered on Sunday, appeared to have lain there for "some time".

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Is this the light at the end of the tunnel for Southern Rail passengers?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

What does the deal between Aslef and Southern include?

It contains details of circumstances when a train can be operated as driver-only, without an on-board supervisor (OBS).

Ipswich Town: On-loan midfielder nets first pro goal

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town teenager Kundai Benyu scored this free-kick for his loan club Aldershot on Saturday.

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Land Rover BAR America's Cup boat revealed

BBC sports presenter Tony Husband is in Bermuda where Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team is unveiling its racing boat for the first time.

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New location sought for Isle of Wight soup kitchen

Police suspect on lettuce shortages

Dorset Police's take on the current vegetable shortage...

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Growing wasabi in Hampshire

What's thought to be Europe's only Wasabi farm is located in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

BBC Radio Solent's Rebecca Parker paid a visit to see how the fiery root vegetable is grown.

Rebecca visits Europe's only Wasabi farm, in Hampshire

Ainslie set to launch America's Cup race boat

Our sports presenter Tony Husband has made his way to Bermuda where Ben Ainslie's team is set to launch its race boat for the America's Cup.

You can follow updates @TonyHusbandBBC

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More than 500 homes still affected by water issues

More than 500 homes in Romsey, Timsbury and Stockbridge are suffereing low water pressure and intermittent loss of supply after reservoir levels dropped.

The homes have been supplied with tankers since Friday.

Southern Water said 5,000 homes were initially affected in the area.

It said it did not have a timeframe for when supplies would be returned to normal. 

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Sailing governing body moves out of Southampton

World Sailing has announced it is to move its headquarters from Southampton's Town Quay to central London.

The world governing body for the sport of sailing has been based in the city for the past 20 years.

Word Sailing Office
Google

Kim Andersen, its president, said the decision was "in the best interest of the organisation".

Geneva, Lausanne, Winchester, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia were also looked at as possible locations.

It employs 24 staff who face relocation if they want to keep their jobs.

Tankers supply water to homes amid reservoir problems

Southern Water is supplying some homes in the Romsey area with water from tankers after issues with no water or low water pressure.

The company said 5,000 customers including some in Timsbury and Stockbridge were initially affected on Friday.

It said supplies were lost after levels in the reservoirs dropped and heavy rainfall caused the water to become churned up - leaving small particles of chalk and other minerals in the water.

Southern Water said it was not yet known when the issue would be resolved.

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Portsmouth manager Paul Cook

Portsmouth boss Paul Cook says his side must remain positive in the latter stages of the League Two season.

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BreakingKeziah death 'not preventable'

A report has found that the killing of a six-year-old girl by her father on the Isle of Wight could not easily have been prevented.

serious case review, by the island's Safeguarding Children Board, said Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44, had been having suicidal thoughts in the months before he drowned his daughter Keziah in a bath and took his own life.

But the report found that there were no "evident actions or inactions by professionals" which could have prevented the tragedy on 1 June 2016.

Keziah Flux-Edmonds
Family handout

Although it is tempting to seek to identify points at which the Father’s intentions could have been thwarted, there is little if anything to suggest that this would have been possible during the short time period during which he accessed services.

Union blasts Southern deal as 'betrayal'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

BBC South East has been shown details of the deal drawn up between Aslef - the train drivers union - and Southern Railway, which has been criticised by the RMT union as a "shocking betrayal" of workers and passengers. The deal - which hasn't yet been released publicly - agrees that there are a number of circumstances when trains will  be able to run without an on board supervisor.

Ride like the wind - taxi driver comes up with comical speeding excuse

Traffic police officers in Bournemouth were given an unusual excuse for speeding when they stopped a taxi driver.

They posted on their Dorset Traffic Cops Facebook page that the driver blamed the "flatulence from his three paying passengers".

Another post confirmed the driver was reported for speeding and is likely to be able to do the education course (£110). His speed, along with the area he was speeding in was too much to use discretion, said the post.  

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BBC

A taxi driver failed to notice the large marked traffic car in his rear view mirror when speeding through Bournemouth town. When stopped the driver blamed it on the flatulence from his three paying passengers for the reason he sped.

Dorset Traffic Cops

Ferry traffic on the crest of a wave

The number of cars taken on UK and Irish ferries rose by 2% last year, new figures show. 

Industry body Discover Ferries said growth was driven by a 5% increase in demand for domestic trips, with the Isle of Wight market among those performing strongly.

Some 8.8 million cars were carried by ferry operators in the UK and Ireland in 2016, up from 8.6 million the previous year.

Red Funnel ferry
BBC

The sustained growth in car carryings is particularly good news for the sector as we see more people recognise the advantages of simply hopping into their own car and enjoying the flexibility, value and freedom of a break by sea rather than the pressure of travelling through an airport.

Bill GibbonsDiscover Ferries

Criterium racing set for Southampton

Southampton is to host its first City Centre Criterium as part of the Cycle Southampton event in September.

Entries have opened for the fast-paced action packed event that will take place on a mile-long route surrounding the city's parks.

Organisers say the Crit will be a race "like no other" and will offer families and business teams a chance to get involved.

Cycle Southampton
Cycle Southampton

Action for Hampshire's movie makers

Directors, actors, writers, make-up artists and financiers from across the region have attended Film Expo South in Hampshire.

It's the second year that the event has been staged at Southampton's Ageas Bowl. It was devised as a chance for people in the film industry to network and open up new opportunities.

Film Expo
BBC

We've got a lot of good film makers and services and it's about time we got together and realised what's on our doorstep and start networking.

Gillian TullyFilm Expo

Attempted robbery in Andover

Police are appealing for information after an attempt was made to rob a woman walking alone on London Road in Andover on Friday.

The 21-year-old woman sustained a sprained ankle as a man tried to grab her bag at the junction of Walled Meadow.

He was unsuccessful and ran off towards Eastern Avenue. The offender is described as a tall white man in his 20s.

Could Southern's drivers reject the deal?

Richard Westcott

Transport correspondent

"It's two weeks of my life I'll never get back. But we finally got there."

Bizarrely, the bosses of both sides said exactly the same thing to me when I interviewed them last week, moments after they'd announced a deal to resolve the worst of the Southern rail strikes.

Mick Whelan from Aslef and Nick Brown from GTR (Southern's parent company) looked shattered but pleased with their agreement. But was everyone cracking the champagne corks too soon?

Aslef's 1,000 or so drivers still need to vote on the deal and there are possible signs that they might just kick it out.

Rail strike
AFP

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser says four years at Bournemouth have seen him grow up beyond recognition, both on and off the pitch.

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Bowls: More silverware for Suffolk's Rednall

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

World indoor bowls winner Katherine Rednall has won the National Champion of Champions event at Hayling Island.

Bowls
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The 21-year-old from Baylham near Ipswich saw off Amy Stanton and Rebecca Field to earn a place in the final. 

She then beat Katherine Hawes 21-10 to win the event for a third time.

Ram raid at Lordshill convenience store

Newport properties hit by vandals

Three properties on an Isle of Wight street have been damaged by vandals in the early hours of Saturday.

Police were called to Holyrood Street, Newport when a member of the public heard glass smashing and an alarm sounding - the Smokehouse Burger Company, One Holyrood B&B and the Minstrels on the Hill antique shop were damaged.

This appears to be an act of vandalism rather than an attempt to remove property from inside. The area would have been busy around this time with people leaving nearby pubs and clubs. If you saw what happened or can help us identify who is responsible please get in touch.

PC Tom Wyld
Holyrood Street
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BreakingRMT 'uncertain' talks will go ahead

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The RMT union says it is 'not certain' that talks, set to take place with the rail company Southern, will go ahead this week as planned.

It comes after a deal was struck last week between Southern and the driver's union Aslef.

In a bid to end a long running dispute over the introduction of driver-only operated trains the driver's union Aslef agreed a deal with the rail company last week. The RMT union called it a "shocking" betrayal of workers and passengers. 

The deal outlines a number of circumstances when trains will be able to run without an onboard supervisor - something the RMT argues would be unsafe.