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  1. That's all for today...

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

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

  2. Beaches to close for dredging works

    Annual dredging works are to take place in West Bay and Lyme Regis this month.

    Eight days of pumping and beach replenishment works will begin at West Bay on Saturday 11 March.

    Work at Lyme Regis begins on Saturday 20 March and will last 10 days.

    Both beaches will be closed during the works, although West Bay's main pier will remain open.

    West Bay
    Quote Message: Times and dates for these works are dictated by the tide schedule. We have avoided school half-term and Easter weekend to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. from Councillor John Russell West Dorset District Council
    Councillor John Russell West Dorset District Council
  3. Car stolen in house burglary

    A Mercedes car has been stolen during a burglary at a house in Totton.

    The house in Long Beech Drive was broken into and ransacked on Wednesday evening.

    As well as the grey CLS 220, thieves stole a TV, a safe containing £2,000, a Breitling watch, jewellery and car keys.

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  4. A34 crash driver jailed

    A driver who met the partner of a man he killed in a head-on crash has been jailed for more than three years. 

    Lewis Stratford crashed through the central reservation of the A34, a major road which starts in Hampshire, while arguing with his girlfriend on the phone.

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    Video caption: Moment killer driver meets victim's partner

    The 24-year-old collided with a BMW driven by Gavin Roberts, 28, who died in the crash on 11 June last year near Compton, Oxford. 

    Stratford met his victim's girlfriend Meg Williamson after admitting causing death by dangerous driving. 

    At Reading Crown Court he was sentenced to three years and eight months in jail, and banned from driving for four years and 10 months.

  5. Tractor stolen from Dorset farm

    A tractor has been stolen from a farm in west Dorset. 

    Police are appealing for information after the theft from the farm near Halstock last week. 

    stolen tractor

    It is believed to have happened between 17:00 GMT on Friday 24 February and 07:00 on Saturday 25 February. 

    The tractor is a new blue Holland Tractor T50/60 with the registration of HF11 FSS and was driven through a padlocked metal farm gate and southbound toward Winyards Cap on the A358.

  6. Woman injured in car crash dies

    A woman injured in a collision in Odiham on Saturday has died.

    The 31-year-old from Hook was injured in the single-vehicle crash on the A287 in the early hours of 25 February.

    Police said the woman, who was a passenger in the car, died yesterday morning.

    A 22-year-old man who was also in the car suffered minor injuries and another man, aged 28, was seriously injured but has since left hospital.

    Police said a 22-year-old man from Camberley had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

  7. Magic moments from FA People's Cup


    Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

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    Video caption: More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

    You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

  8. Walk in Jane Austen's footsteps

    Fans of Jane Austen are being given the chance to follow her footsteps with a new walk trail.

    The Writers’ Way trail will mean walkers, cyclists and horse riders can see all the sights taken in by the famous author while she lived in Hampshire.

    It is the first of many Hampshire County Council celebrations to mark the 200-year anniversary of Austen’s death.

    Jane Austen

    The trail starts in Chawton, the village where Austen lived while writing popular novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma.

    Work on the 13-mile trail included major resurfacing of bridleways and byways and cost £131,000.

    Funds were divided between Hampshire County Council, the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund and East Hampshire District Council.

  9. 'Time is running out' - Howe

    Manchester United v Bournemouth (Saturday, 12:30 GMT)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that "time is running out" for his team to halt their recent slump.

    They are winless in 2017, have taken a total of two points from their last seven matches, and are just four points above the relegation zone.

    "We need all our players to excel to have any chance in this game," Howe said earlier today.

    "That has been the frustrating thing in recent weeks, where we have not quite got the performances individually and collectively that we want."

    Read more here.

    Eddie Howe
  10. Former Hampshire policeman killed in Shoreham air disaster 'extraordinary'

    Maurice Abrahams was working as a chauffeur and was on his way to pick up a bride on her wedding day when the crash happened in West Sussex.

    Witnesses previously said Mr Abrahams  gave way to another car  moments before the crash, but then his Daimler was hit as he waited at traffic lights.


    Leading his funeral in September 2015 , Father Martin Morgan told the BBC the 76-year-old former soldier and police officer gave service to his country and the community, and it was believed his last actions were to save other people.

    He said: "Maurice was one of those people who was always around and would always speak and always smile and did a lot of work to make life easier. He was a man who just gave."

    He described him as a "unique", "extraordinary" and "special" man who always dressed immaculately.