- Record number of hate crimes after EU referendum in Dorset
- More rail strikes "likely" on Southern
- Pair bailed after Waterlooville shooting
- Portsmouth set for council tax rise
- Chance of rain throughout the day. High of 11°C
A fraudster is beginning a jail sentence for conning money from people he met through dating websites and in hospitals.
David Coombs, 52, from Chichester, admitted nine counts of fraud. Southampton Crown Court heard how he targeted people pretending to be a wealthy businessman.
He was jailed for four years following a 22-month police investigation.Copyright: Hampshire ConsabularyQuote Message: David Coombs has spent years spinning a web of lies purporting to be a wealthy business man with multiple properties, expensive cars and off shore bank accounts. His persistent offending has had an immeasurable effect on the lives of his victims, not just financially but also psychologically." from Det Sgt Will Whale Hampshire Constabulary
Police are hunting a man after the window of Superdrug in Winchester was smashed and bottles of aftershave stolen.
The incident happened in St George's Street at about 22:30 last night.
The man is described as in his 40s and wearing a dark grey hooded jumper with the hood up and a black coat over the top.
Professor Greg Whyte has been taking part in a unique challenge at Portsmouth University - swimming 'uphill'
He swam in a flume with the air in the chamber gradually being altered to give the effect of constantly increasing the altitude.
He started at 1,000m and gradually increased to 2,000m - effectively "swimming up a mountain".
He did the challenge to raise awareness of the Royal Life Saving Society.
Southern rail's parent company said it was disappointed by the latest rail strike announcement.
Earlier the RMT union said its conductors would walk out for 24 hours on 22 February after talks broke down.Copyright: Getty ImagesQuote Message: We are disappointed that the RMT is going to heap yet further misery and disruption on the travelling public. We aim to run as full a service as we can. from Nick Brown Govia Thameslink Railway chief operating officer
More of you have been sending in photos of your early spring flowers.
This gorgeous array is from Terry Cobra Girl in Emsworth.Copyright: TerryCobraGirl / BBC Weather Watchers
And if you thought it was too early for daffodils, think again. These ones, captured by Thundersnow, are making an appearance at Shanklin.Copyright: Thundersnow
And Snow Crystals in Basingstoke sent us this very arty close-up of what looks like a crocus flower.Copyright: Snow Crystals / BBC Weather Watchers
If you have flowers in your garden already, why not spread some early springtime cheer and share them the BBC Weather Watchers page?
A feasibility study will be conducted to assess whether a collapsed road can be rebuilt.
Isle of Wight Council is to establish the economic impact of the landslip at Undercliff Drive and confirm if it can be stabilised to allow the road to be reinstated.
The road has been closed since February 2014.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: My view is it cannot be beyond our engineering capability to find a way to remedy a landslip of less than 100 metres – even if it is with a bridge. from Councillor Dave Stewart Isle of Wight Council leader
Officers investigating a series of burglaries in Portsmouth have arrested a woman.
Police said a 43-year-old had been arrested over a break-in at Sussex Road on 31 January and was being questioned.
A man has been jailed for conning men and women he met through dating websites.
David Coombs targeted both men and women online and also in hospitals in Hampshire and Dorset.
The 52-year-old, of Hunston Road, Chichester, had previously pleaded guilty to nine fraud offences committed in 2015.
He was jailed for four years at Southampton Crown Court.Copyright: Hampshire Constabulary
A one-day strike has been announced by members of the RMT union on the Southern rail network after talks to resolve a dispute failed.
The RMT had already warned of further strikes after discussions ended on Tuesday without the union and rail operator reaching a deal.Copyright: PA
Conductors will walk out for 24 hours on 22 February in the long-running row over guards' roles on trains.
M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for M27 and J13 for A335.
M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M3 northbound between J14 M27 and J13, A335 (Chandlers Ford), because of a broken down vehicle.
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Sports scientist Prof Greg Whyte has completed his "uphill swimming" challenge at Portsmouth University's altitude chamber.
Prof Whyte said he effectively reached 2,000m above sea level as oxygen in the chamber was gradually decreased.Quote Message: We should all learn to swim. One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and almost half the population can't swim so take my lead, get in the water and learn to swim. from Porf Greg Whyte OBE Sports scientist
Have you heard of uphill swimming? No, we hadn't either. But that's is pretty much what sports scientist Prof Greg Whyte OBE is doing today.
Prof Whyte is challenging himself to swim at a constantly increasing altitude at Portsmouth University's altitude chamber in a "never ending pool", known as a flume.
The challenge is part of a bid to educate people on the benefits of open water swimming and to aid drowning prevention.
Prof Whyte's challenge started at 1,000m above sea level and oxygen in the chamber is being gradually altered to simulate altitude of 1,800m.
BBC Radio Solent are down at Swanage Railway in Dorset today and will be broadcasting live video.
You can watch it below or on their Facebook page.
It's National Hippo Day, apparently.
Which sounds like a good reason to watch a video of Marwell Wildlife's cute pigmy hippo, Norbert ...