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Summary

  1. Waterlooville office block damaged by fire
  2. Blind woman says taxi drivers are refusing to let her travel with guide dog
  3. New 10-screen cinema opens at Southampton's £85m Westquay leisure hub
  4. Updates from Friday 10 February

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  1. Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Manolo Gabbiadini

    Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Manolo Gabbiadini scores twice on his second Southampton appearance as Sunderland miss the chance to move out of the relegation zone.

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  2. That's all for this week

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining us this week. Local Live will be back in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Former Isle of Wight penguin has new best friend

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    An arthritic penguin called Dippy has forged a bromance with his 57-year-old keeper. 

    The Humboldt penguin moved to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre a year ago when his long-term home at the Isle of Wight's Seaview Wildlife Encounter was forced to close. 

    At 21 years old he is the senior bird in the flock, and most of his feathered friends have already paired up. But Dippy has grown particularly fond of aquarist Dave Warriner.

    While Dippy seems happy when any of his human guardians enter his enclosure, it is only Dave who gets an enthusiastic braying call and then a swift waddle approach to receive a friendly tickle.

    Dippy
    Quote Message: I must confess I've developed a bit of a soft spot for him. It's the way he lifts his little wings so I can tickle him underneath." from Dave Warriner
    Dave Warriner
  4. Gosport prepares to welcome Alex Thomson

    There's a chance to welcome Vendée Globe runner up Alex Thomson back to Gosport tomorrow when he sails his racing yacht Higo Boss back to his home port.

    A parade of sail and celebratory event will celebrate the solo skipper's podium finish in the prestigious non-stop, race around the world . 

    The Parade of Sail will commence in the Solent close to Spitbank Fort at 10:15. He will then sail into Portsmouth Harbour before berthing HUGO BOSS at the Gosport Ferry terminal.

    Thomson successfully claimed second place in the Vendée Globe completing the race after 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea. 

    Alex Thomson
    Quote Message: We are incredibly proud of what Alex has achieved. A race like this is the culmination of four years of hard work, training and preparation from both Alex and the team behind the scenes. Alex’s 2nd place finish together with a number of new records is a superb achievement. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors, partners and supporters. We are looking forward to welcoming Hugo Boss and Alex back home this weekend.” from Stewart Hosford Alex Thomson Racing
    Stewart HosfordAlex Thomson Racing
  5. Driver sentenced for drug driving death crash

    A motorist whose drug-driving killed his girlfriend has been jailed for six years.

    Anderson Ward's car crashed on the M3 near Winchester in November 2014 and was then hit by two other vehicles in succession.

    The 39-year-old, of Powys, Wales, was found guilty of causing death by careless driving, driving while disqualified and drugs possession following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

    The court heard his girlfriend of 14 years, Marie Hardes, 56, died in hospital after suffering multiple injuries.

    Anderson Ward
  6. Isle of Wight coast path closures at Atherfield

    Two sections of the Isle of Wight coastal path have had to be closed, the council has said.

    The sections affected are part of the beach access at Atherfield and it  is due to the loss of a set of steps and land slippage along part of Shepherds Chine.

    Repair work is not likely to start until ground coditions improve, so the path could be closed for several months.

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  7. Red Lodge Community Pool taken over by community group

    A community charity has taken over the running of Red Lodge Community Pool in Bassett. 

    The swimming pool is one of eleven assets that are being transferred from Southampton City Council to local charities, faith, volunteer or community based organisations to run  

    The pool provides a range of activities including swimming lessons for both children and adults, disability swimming sessions, fitness classes, parent and toddler groups and an Asian Women’s Group.  

    Red Lodge pool
    Quote Message: Red Lodge is run by the community for the community. Our ambition is to continue to provide a valuable swimming facility for the benefit of the wider community and especially for the tuition of children and the needs of a range of people including people with disabilities from Denice Wray Red Lodge Community Pool Ltd
    Denice WrayRed Lodge Community Pool Ltd
  8. Council funding for Hythe Ferry

    Hampshire County Council has said it is giving £50,000 "emergency funding" to keep the Hythe Ferry service open to passengers. 

    It means that a replacement ferry can be chartered while the main ferry undergoes a refit for the service which runs from Hythe, across Southampton Water, to the city's Town Quay

    A campaign was recently launched to save the ferry service and its pier and won support from TV historian Dan Snow.

    Hythe Ferry
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A34 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between A343 and A303.

    A34 Hampshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A34 southbound between Highclere turn off and Bullington Cross.

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  10. Cyclist dies two months after New Forest collision

    A cyclist involved in a collision in the New Forest two months ago has died in hospital.

    Kieran Dix, 36, from Eastleigh, was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira at the Ipley crossroads, on on December 2.

    He died of his injuries at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital on February 7.

    A keen cyclist, Mr Dix had independently ridden some of the mountainous stages of the Tour de France, according to a tribute released by his family.

    A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains on bail until 1 March.

    Kieran Dix
    Quote Message: Kieran was an intelligent and well-loved man who was a respected design engineer, a talented sailor, a powerful but crafty badminton player and a serious cyclist, having independently ridden some of the mountainous stages of the Tour de France. He had reached that stage in life when everything had come together in work, sport and relationships. Our treasured son and brother, forever in our hearts.” from Family tribute
    Family tribute
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A34 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between A303 and M3 J9.

    A34 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on A34 southbound between Bullington Cross and Winnal Roundabout, because of a broken down vehicle.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A36 and J1 for A31.

    M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M27 westbound between J2, A36 (Salisbury) and J1, A31 (Cadnam), because of debris on the road.

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    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A31.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M3 southbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J10, A31 (Winchester), because of an accident.

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  14. MOTD Commentator's Notes: Sunderland v Southampton

    Martin Fisher

    Match of the Day commentator

    Manolo Gabbiadini scores for Saints against West Ham

    Last week's extraordinary and hugely unexpected 4-0 victory away to Crystal Palace breathed much-needed life into Sunderland's survival battle.

    Now David Moyes' side could be catching Southampton at just the right time to inject further momentum.

    Saints have lost six of their last seven Premier League games and it appears their focus is on picking up silverware in a fortnight at Wembley rather than picking up points.

    Now enduring their fifth successive relegation scrap, Sunderland supporters recognise a golden opportunity when they see it.

    They're also well accustomed to seeing their stars in stripes fluff their lines, so know better than to expect a comfortable afternoon at the Stadium of Light.

  15. Tyres 'dumped' in country lane

    A country lane near Horndean has been blocked by a mound of tyres.

    East Hampshire District Council has made an appeal to find out where they came from.

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  16. Pair rescued from capsized boat by ferry

    Two people whose dinghy capsized in the Solent have been rescued by a passing Wightlink ferry.

    Coastguards said they received a mayday call at about 13:30 GMT, reporting the sinking vessel north of Yarmouth.

    Wight Sky

    Wightlink said a man and woman were picked up from the water by the Wight Sky’s rescue boat and taken ashore to Yarmouth.

    The submerged dinghy was collected by the Yarmouth lifeboat.

  17. Federici ruled out for season

    Bournemouth reserve goalkeeper Adam Federici has been ruled out of the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.

    Meanwhile defensive trio Simon Francis, Charlie Daniels and Adam Smith are all injury doubts ahead of Monday night’s Premier League game against Manchester City at Vitality Stadium.

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  18. Squid eggs found on Dorset beach

    Three clutches of squid eggs have been found washed up on a beach at Kimmeridge.

    The Dorset Wildlife Trust said the dinner-plate-sized bunches had been placed in an aquarium at its marine centre to hatch.

    The babies will be released into the sea after they hatch in about a month's time.

    squid eggs
    Quote Message: Squid come close to the shore to breed between December and May and we often find eggs in the early part of the year. from Anna Rance Marine conservation officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Anna RanceMarine conservation officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust
  19. HMS Mersey ends 'huge deployment'

    Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Mersey has returned to Portsmouth after 13 months away.

    Friends and relatives of the 52 personnel on board lined the jetty at the naval base this morning.

    Navy family
    Navy family

    The Royal Navy said the "huge deployment" involved tackling people trafficking and drug smuggling in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas.  

    During that time the ship sailed 38,000 miles, the equivalent of travelling more than one-and-a-half times around the world.

    HMS Mersey