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  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for joining us.

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

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

  2. Borough freezes council tax

    Havant Borough Council has announced it is freezing its council tax for the eighth consecutive year.

    In a month when many local authorities are agreeing maximum increases to the charge, the authority says it has achieved "financial sustainability without significant service reduction".

    Havant Borough Council
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Dorset both ways severe accident, between Marsh Road and A354 Westwey Road.

    Dorset - Newstead Road in Weymouth closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Marsh Road junction and Harbour Junction, because of an accident.

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

  4. Blowing away the cobwebs

    Weather stations across the region have been recording wind gusts of around 50-60mph this afternoon.

    But the highest was at The Needles on the Isle of Wight where wind speeds reached 82mph.

    The Needles

    Wind speeds:

    • Boscombe Down 60mph
    • Bournemouth Airport: 54mph
    • Middle Wallop: 60mph
    • The Needles, IoW: 82mph
    • Southampton: 60mph
    • St Catherine’s Point: IoW: 63mph
  5. Youth projects funds up for grabs

    Gosport residents are being invited to apply for money to fund projects for young people.

    The £5,000 You Decide fund is available to help schemes for 11 to 19-year-olds or young people up to the age of 25 if they have a disability or are care leavers.

    The kinds of projects that could be considered include allotments or gardens, activities tackling graffiti, help of people vulnerable to crime, promotion of healthy lifestyles, activities and improvements to community buildings.

    The deadline for applications is 10 March.

  6. Sixth arrest over Crookhorn shooting

    A sixth person has been arrested over the shooting of a man in Crookhorn.

    A 34-year-old man suffered "life-changing" head injuries in the incident on 13 February.

    A 26-year-old man from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

    Scene of shooting

    He has been bailed until 11 May.  

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a fallen tree. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Here are today’s wind gusts from Storm Doris

    Alexis Green

    BBC South Today weather presenter

    Some of the highest wind gusts were this morning. The highest wind gust was at the Needles (No surprise). Widely there were wind gusts of 50-60mph across the south. 

    Wind gusts today:

    Brize Norton: 51mph

    Benson: 58mph

    Boscombe Down 60mph

    Bournemouth Airport: 54mph

    Charlwood: 52mph

    Heathrow: 60mph

    Odiham: 64mph

    Larkhill: 58mph

    Middle Wallop: 60mph

    Needles, IoW: 82mph

    Shoreham: 53mph

    Southampton: 60mph

    St Catherine’s Point, IoW: 63mph

  9. Power cut should be fixed by teatime

    Residents experiencing a power cut in North Baddesley should expect to be reconnected by about 16:30, the network supplier has said.

    SSEN said about 132 properties had been affected by the outage in the SO52 area at about 12:30.

    Power plugs
    Quote Message: We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and thank them for their patience as our engineers work to restore their power as quickly and as safely as possible in challenging weather conditions. from SSEN spokeswoman
    SSEN spokeswoman
  10. Lansdowne gets government cash boost for business district

    The Lansdowne area of Bournemouth is set to benefit from part of a £19.5m government investment. 

    The money has been secured by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to turn the area into a new business district.

    It is hoped the revamp will create new business and job opportunities, Local Growth Minister Andrew Percy said. 


    Money is also going to Bournemouth University to invest in its Orthopaedic Research Institute.

    The cash will also be used on several other projects including building new homes.

  11. Power cut to North Baddesley homes

    A power cut is affecting homes in the North Baddesley area.

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said power was lost in the SO52 area at about 12:20 GMT.

    It said engineers were on site with the power expected to be back on by 16:30 GMT. 

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  12. Saints head to Wembley: how are you getting there?

    Dan Kerins

    Assistant Editor, BBC South

    Have you made your plans about how to get to Wembley this weekend? If not, this could come in very handy.

    Video content

    Video caption: Travel advice to the stadium in north west London.

    Of course, we'll be live on BBC Hampshire from 12:00 on the day, and we'll be bringing you all the latest travel news to help you get across London to cheer on Saints.

    If you have anything to share with us - travel updates, photos or even just to tell us how much you love Southampton - send us updates on social media using the hashtag #SaintsFC.