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  1. Craig David playing homecoming gig in Southampton
  2. Protests for and against Trump in Bournemouth
  3. Centenary of SS Mendi sinking marked
  4. Quay walls in West Bay to be strengthened

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

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Latest new headlines: Southsea fatal flat fall 'not suspicious'

Sport headlines: 'Relaxing week ahead' for Portsmouth

BBC Sport

  • Portmouth manager Paul Cook says he's planning a relaxing week for his players ahead of their long trip to Carlisle this weekend
  • Eastleigh striker Craig Mcallister says he's excited to be linking up with James Constable again -Mcallister joined the Spitfires for a fourth time last week and made his debut at home to Tranmere at the weekend

Scores of people turnout to welcome home body of British hero who died fighting IS in Syria

SS Mendi memorial takes place in Southampton

A34 questions sought

Known for long tailbacks, there have also been a number of high profile fatal crashes on trhe A34 between Winchester to Bicester recently.  

BBC South would like to know what questions you have about the 62 mile route.    

Click here to find out more. 


Tudor truss uncovered in Wimborne

Princess Anne marks SS Mendi tragedy in Southampton

Princess Anne has paid her respects to more than 600 men who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel a century ago.

Princess Anne (centre) and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence (right)

The vessel was hit by cargo steamship SS Darro in thick fog off the Isle of Wight on 21 February 1917. 

The South African Native Labour Corps troops onboard SS Mendi were travelling to France to assist the allies during World War One. 

The Princess Royal's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, accompanied her to a memorial service earlier at Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton.

Bournemouth surfers' plea to 'reckless' jet skiers

Roz Tappenden

BBC South

Surfers have said they fear "a nasty accident" after jet skis were seen passing within a few feet of people in the sea.

A jet ski passing in front of surfers at Bournemouth Pier
Tom Saunders

One jet ski was filmed cutting in front of a group in Bournemouth, while another emerged from under the pier.

Bylaws governing the use of watercraft at Bournemouth beach only apply between the months of April and October.

Bournemouth Borough Council said it had "little power to enforce restrictions outside of the bathing season".

Fatal flat fall in Portsmouth no longer being treated as suspicious

The case of a woman who died after falling from a third floor flat window is no longer being treated as suspicious. 

It comes after a 46-year-old man from Southsea was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of the 40-year-old woman in Clarendon Court on 12 February. 

Detectives for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed the man has been released with no further action to be taken. 

A police spokesperson said they were now preparing a file for the coroner. 

Severe disruption: A3(M) Hampshire eastbound

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A3(M) Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J5 for A2030 and A27.

A3(M) Hampshire - One lane closed on A3(M) eastbound in Bedhampton between J5, A2030 (Bedhampton) and A27, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Arrest after burglary where woman, 80, was tied up and robbed in home

A woman has been arrested after an incident where an elderly woman was tied up and burgled in her Christchurch home. 

Detectives made the arrest after a reported aggravated burglary earlier this month in the Oak Avenue area. 

Police said the victim heard a knock at her front door and opened it to a man and woman wearing scarves over their faces who forced themselves into her address. 

They then tied the 80-year-old to a chair with cable ties and stole cash and jewellery before leaving. The victim managed to free herself and to call police and suffered some bruising.

A 32-year-old Bournemouth woman has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed until May.

Oak Avenue

Weather outlook: Cloudy and drizzly

Holly Green

BBC Weather

New train station suggested for Hampshire

Protests for and against President Donald Trump held in Bournemouth tonight

Protests for and against President Donald Trump are set to be held in Bournemouth today. 

A march has been organised in Bournemouth Square after the president signed an executive order suspending travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The Defend Migrants and Stop Trump protest is due to go ahead from 18:00 GMT. 

The rally has been publicised through Facebook and a post said it will be "peaceful". 

A Donald Trump Support Demonstration/Counter Protest, will also be held at the same time, according to Facebook.

Donald Trump

Craig David to perform at Ageas Bowl

Southampton-born singer/songwriter Craig David has announced he will perform at the Ageas Bowl this summer, at the end of his current tour.   

Craig David

The R&B star, who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single Re-Rewind by Artful Dodger, made the announcement at the Ageas Bowl earlier.

The concert will be held on 1 September.

Figures suggest one in seven patients at Portsmouth A&E shouldn't be there

Three arrested after reported Gumtree second-hand car scam

Three men have been arrested after a scam involving second hand cars in East Dorset. 

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after reports that three men attended an address in St Ives near Ringwood to buy a second hand car that was for sale on Gumtree.

Officers were called to the scene at 20:29 GMT on Sunday 12 February to reports of criminal damage. 

The men are reported to have distracted the seller, while one of them poured oil into the coolant system. 

St Ives

They then allegedly pointed out a fault to the seller and offered to buy the car for a reduced amount despite there being nothing wrong with the car.

Three men aged 19, 23 and 24 and all from London, have now been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possessing an article for use in fraud.

They have been bailed until April. 

Teenager threatened at knifepoint in bike robbery

A teenager had his bike stolen at knifepoint after a group of men surrounded and threatened him in a Southampton robbery. 

The 16-year-old was targeted by up to eight men on Saturday in Palmerston Park at about 18:30 GMT. 

The group of young men demanded the teenager hand over the bike – described as a white Urban Mover UM36X electric bike, worth around £500. 

Palmerston Park

One member of the group then took a switch blade out of his jacket pocket and made threats.

The group left with the victim’s bike and walked off towards the corner of Pound Tree Road and Palmerston Road.

Hampshire Constabulary officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident. 

Hampshire 'one of the best' for securing teens' futures

Hampshire has been named one of the best performing areas for securing teenagers a further education or training placement. 

Figures have revealed that more than 97% of the county's 16 to 17 year olds have secured a place for the start of the 2016/17 academic year. 

It means Hampshire County Council is one of the best performing authorities in the country at supporting young people to stay in education or training.

Supporting young people to continue their education or training is one of our key priorities, and I’m very proud of our success in this area."

Councillor Peter EdgarHampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education

Man bailed after suspected arson attack on Isle of Wight

An 18-year-old man arrested after a fire in flats on the Isle of Wight has been bailed.

The man from Newport was arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out in the building in Shanklin High Street shortly before 03:30 GMT on Saturday.

A 39-year-old man was rescued from a window by fire crews. He was taken to hospital after suffering the effects of inhaling smoke.

Numerous residents in homes nearby also had to be led to safety.

The 18-year-old man has been bailed until March 10.

Shanklin fire
Island Echo

Craig David to visit hometown and meet university students for Q&A session

Roadworks to close part of Dorchester overnight

Martial arts instructor helps police tackle criminal to the ground

A suspect who made an escape attempt as an officer handcuffed him was tackled to the ground by a martial arts teacher, the Bournemouth Echo has revealed.

Ray Clark was one of three instructors leading a children's Brazilian jiu-jitsu class at the GB Academy in Holdenhurst Road when he saw a vehicle being pulled over by police 30 feet away.

Mr Clark said an arrested man got out of the car and began to resist, pushing and pulling a police officer in a bid to get away.

The instructor, who was dressed in a traditional gi, raced to help.

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SS Mendi tragedy commemorated 100 years on

The lives of more than 600 men who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel have been commemorated 100 years on.

SS Mendi
South African Navy

The ship was hit in thick fog off the Isle of Wight by a cargo steamship.

The men on board were South Africans travelling to France to assist the allies in World War One.

Bodies were washed up along the Sussex coast and buried locally, including at Newtimber, near Brighton, where a memorial service was held on Saturday.

Village fundraising for speed limit

Residents of a village are raising money to fund their own speed limit because their county council does not have enough funds to implement it. 

Winterborne Houghton in Dorset meets the Department for Transport criteria for a 20mph or 30mph speed limit but currently has a national speed limit. 

Winterborne Houghton

The county council says it can only introduce 20 new traffic orders a year but has a waiting list of 200.  

Ferries cancelled after crew sickness

Wightlink has cancelled six ferry crossings this morning due to crew sickness.

Sailings from Portsmouth and Fishbourne have been affected by the sickness and delays are expected. 

The 10:30 and 12:30 sailings from Portsmouth and the 09:30, 11:30 and 13:30 sailings from Fishbourne have been cancelled.

All other Wightlink and cross-Solent services are running to timetable.

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West Bay quay wall strengthening works 'to begin'

Work to strengthen the quay walls at West Bay will begin later.

West Bay harbour and quay
Eugene Birchall

West Dorset District Council said the masonry and concrete walls at the harbour's deep water berth had "suffered substantial settlement over many years and are now in a poor condition". 

The works, which also include installing mooring bollards and new lifting equipment for unloading fishing boats, are expected to take about 16 weeks.   

Public access will not be permitted to the quayside along the deep water berth section during the works but the rest of the harbour quayside will be unaffected.

Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to £5,000

Thousands of prison officers at 31 jails, including Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury, Dorset, are to get pay rises of up to £5,000 to boost staffing levels.

Prison officer in jail

The increase means new starters could receive up to £29,500 a year.

Ministers said they wanted to attract the "best talent", after concerns the prison service was understaffed.

Jails have been hit by staff strikes and rising violence in recent months. A union welcomed the rise, but said ministers were "papering over cracks".

Latest sport headlines: Eastleigh strikers reveals bid to reach Football League

  • Eastleigh striker Craig McAllister has said he is determined to get the club into the Football League. The 36-year-old this week re-signed with the club for the fourth time. McAllister made his debut for the club at the weekend for Eastleigh's 2-0 defeat at home to Tranmere but said he wants to stay beyond this season.
  • Portsmouth manager Paul Cook has praised his striker Conor Chaplin after he scored a late goal at Barnet in League Two on Saturday that earnt the blues a 1-1 draw. 

Hero's welcome for Briton Ryan Lock killed fighting IS in Syria

The body of a Briton who died after travelling to Syria to fight so called Islamic State has arrived back in the UK to a hero's welcome.

Ryan Lock

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died fighting alongside Kurdish forces near Raqqa on 21 December.

It is believed he turned a gun on himself to avoid being taken hostage.

Dozens of people, including members of the Kurdish community, held roses and framed pictures of the former chef who went to school in Havant, Hampshire, as his coffin arrived at Heathrow Airport.

Today's weather: Cloudy with sunny intervals and mild

Any patchy early rain will quickly clear this morning and it will then be dry and very mild with the odd sunny spell and gusty westerly winds. 

Cloud will increase towards evening with perhaps a little rain or drizzle. Highs of 14C (57F). 

BBC South weather: 20 February 2017

Just one '£50k' fiver still to be found

Another five pound note estimated to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of Hampshire novelist Jane Austen has been found.

Close-up of tiny Jane Austen image
Ferguson Media

It is the third such discovery across the UK, meaning that just one more note is outstanding.

The fivers are the handiwork of Birmingham micro-artist Graham Short.

He spent a note in each of the four home nations and said the latest find was in Northern Ireland - with only England yet to stake a claim to cash featuring 5mm pictures of the author.

River Allen Bridge closure in Alderholt

Motorists will have to make about a five-mile diversion while the work is under way on the Dorset/Hampshire border.

It expected to be completed by 10 March.

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Latest headlines: Man, 79, dies after bike crashes into parked car

  • A 79-year-old man has died after his bike crashed into a parked car in Bournemouth. The man suffered a fatal head injury in the crash on Saturday afternoon in Cranmer Road Car park in Winton. 
  • The British and South African navies are preparing to commemorate the World War One disaster where 600 lives were lost when the SS Mendhi sank off the Isle of Wight in February 1917. 
  • Parents in Titchfield, Hampshire have set up a go fund me page in the hope of raising £7,000 to keep their local pre-school, Bright Sparks, open after closure threats.  
  • Language schools in Bournemouth are "in a state of flux" following the vote for Brexit according to the MD of Capitol School of English, Spencer Fordham. He said applications from outside Europe have suffered a "noticeable" drop. 

Good morning!

Welcome to our Local Live service for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on Monday.

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