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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 , via our  Hampshire  and  Dorset  Facebook pages or on Twitter  @BBC_Hampshire  and  @BBCDorset .  

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Weather outlook: Cloudy and drizzly

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will generally become thicker overnight, with a few light outbreaks of drizzle in places.

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England for 25 February

    Saturday will start mostly dry, but there will be outbreaks of rain throughout the afternoon.

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England for 25 February

    For a full 10-day forecast visit the  BBC Weather  site.

  3. Sport headlines: Bournemouth defender Francis 'to miss game at West Brom'

    BBC Sport

    • The Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres could go straight into the Southampton squad for Sunday's League Cup Final - the former Juventus star was signed on a short-term deal by Saints earlier this month, but hasn't played a competitive match for a year due to an achilles injury
    • Bournemouth  have accepted a Football Association charge  relating to a  breach of anti-doping rules
    • Meanwhile, Bournemouth defender Simon Francis will miss tomorrow's game at West Brom with a hamstring injury
    • Eastleigh will not name Martin Allen's successor as manager until the end of the season,  director of football Richard Hill says
  4. Latest news headlines: Briton Susan Howarth 'killed and tortured' in South Africa

  5. Council states case against council reorganisation

    Purbeck District Council has written to the government setting out its position on why it does not support the reorganisation of councils in Dorset.

    The authority voted against the proposals to cut the number of councils in the county from nine to two.

    Purbeck District Council
    Quote Message: If the secretary of state is minded to accept the submission by the six councils which agreed the proposals for two unitary councils, Purbeck District Council will be asked again to give consideration to supporting this proposal. It will be for councillors to decide what steps to take next. In the meantime, we will write to the secretary of state setting out our position. from Councillor Gary Suttle Purbeck District Council leader
    Councillor Gary Suttle Purbeck District Council leader
  6. Bournemouth accept FA charge for breach of anti-doping rules

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth  have accepted a Football Association charge  relating to a  breach of anti-doping rules.

    AFC Bournemouth sign

    Clubs are required to provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so they are available for testing at all times.

    The Cherries were deemed to have failed to ensure its information was accurate on three occasions.

    Manchester City  were fined £35,000  and given a warning, after admitting a similar breach earlier this month.

  7. Man bailed after city stabbing

    A man arrested over a stabbing in central Southampton has been bailed.

    The 28-year-old from the city was held after a man in his 20s was stabbed in the back near the Brew House in the London Road area of the city on Wednesday.

    Hampshire police said the man's injuries were not life-threatening.

  8. Eastleigh 'will not appoint Martin Allen's successor until end of season'

    BBC Sport

    Eastleigh director of football Richard Hill says  the club will not name Martin Allen's successor as manager until the end of the season .

    Richard Hill

    Ex-Spitfires manager Hill was appointed  on Wednesday,  after talks with chairman Stewart Donald and will look after the first team for the time being.

    Allen  was sacked after just 84 days  in charge of the National League club.

    "There will not be a decision made on a new manager until this season is finished," Hill  told BBC Radio Solent.

  9. Beach protection works to begin

    Work to protect homes on Hayling Island from flood and erosion will begin next month.

    The scheme at Eastoke is due to start on 15 March and aims to protect 1,700 homes.

    Shingle will be used to build up the depleted groyne bays to restore the beach to the recommended height.

    Eastoke Beach

    The material will be brought from high spots along the open beach towards Beachlands.

  10. Blandford threats: Arrested man released

    A man arrested over alleged sexually-motivated threats towards a mother and child has been released without charged.

    The 61-year-old was held after the reported incident at a bus stop in West Street on Monday 13 February, Dorset Police said.

  11. Fire-hit car carrier heading back to south coast

    A car carrier that was en route from Southampton to Baltimore when fire broke out is heading back to the south coast.

    The UK Coastguard said all 21 crew were still on board the US registered Honor where a blaze broke out in the early hours.

    The vessels fixed firefighting systems were used and the cargo space, where the fire started, has been sealed.

    No-one has been hurt.

    Southampton docks

    It is planned to moor the vessel off the Isle of Wight while inspections are carried out before it is allowed to return to Southampton.  

  12. Dorchester Town FC signs new defender

  13. Borough announces council tax freeze

    Eastleigh Borough Council has frozen its council tax for 2017/18.

    Band D households pay £130.07 for the borough's element of the charge.

    Eastleigh Borough Council
    Quote Message: That represents a real terms cut in council tax for 14 years in a row. We believe this to be an unequalled record and commitment anywhere in the country and we can do this without significant reductions in our frontline services. from Councillor Keith House Eastleigh Borough Council leader
    Councillor Keith House Eastleigh Borough Council leader
  14. Weymouth Sea Cadets honoured

    Weymouth Sea Cadets have been given the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Weymouth and Portland.

    They were awarded the honour last night by the borough council. 

    It means they are entitled to march through the borough’s streets - beating their drums and flying their colours - on ceremonial occasions.

    
          Weymouth Sea Cadets receiving the honour from Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Richard Kosior
    Quote Message: I am delighted to award this honour to our wonderful sea cadets. It is an expression of admiration for their achievements and recognises their long association with our borough. from Councillor Richard Kosior Mayor of Weymouth and Portland
    Councillor Richard Kosior Mayor of Weymouth and Portland