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Summary

  1. Bus driver killed in a crash involving three vehicles on Portland
  2. Skateboarders could be banned from using Guildhall Square in Southampton
  3. Portsmouth record second successive 4-0 win in League Two
  4. Updates from Wednesday 15 March

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  1. That's all for today!

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

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

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

    Have a good evening!

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    Video caption: Footage shows RIB boat being driven ahead of Osborne Bay crash death
  3. Portsmouth have 'swagger' - Cook

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth manager Paul Cook has been trying to keep his team's feet on the ground after their second successive 4-0 win after defeating Grimsby last night.

    Kyle Bennett, Danny Rose and Carl Baker scored first-half goals before Kal Naismith added a fourth shortly after the interval.  

    Cook insisted the team had achieved "absolutely nothing" until promotion is achieved.

    Paul Cook
    Quote Message: Confidence in football is everything and when you are a confident player you have that little bit of swagger - and our lads have that swagger that good teams have. But I keep reiterating that nothing has been achieved - 65 points is a terrific amount of points, but today, what have we done? - absolutely nothing. from Paul Cook Portsmouth manager
    Paul CookPortsmouth manager
  4. Breaking Southampton man interviewed in connection with child abuse in football

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

    A man has been interviewed under caution after allegations of non-recent child abuse in the football community. 

    Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed a 64-year-old Southampton man was questioned in a custody suite, having attended voluntarily. 

    Officers confirmed he was being questioned in connection with Operation Quantum, an investigation into historic child abuse in football. 

    Officers have said it remains an "active, significant, and complex" investigation led by specialist officers from the major crime team and they are still encouraging victims to come forward. 

  5. Trial speed reduction on busy road into Winchester

    A trial speed reduction is expected to affect drivers around Winchester. 

    Winchester City Council has announced plans to reduce the speed on the A33 near the junctions with the B0347 after a petition was organised by residents. 

    The results will then be considered by Hampshire County Council’s environment and transport councillor, Rob Humby next week.

    Proposals to trial a ban on right turns out of the B3047 London Road onto the A33, and ban U-turns at the B3047 Alresford Road junction will also be considered.

  6. Should skateboarding be banned in Southampton's Guildhall Square?

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    Video caption: Councillor Jeremy Moulton explains why he thinks it should be.
  7. Southampton beggars 'earn £300 a day'

    Some beggars in Southampton earn £300 a day, own properties and have "nice lifestyles", a council meeting has been told.

    Deputy leader Jacqui Rayment (Labour) said she was "really frustrated" that the council's efforts to deal with street homelessness had not been sufficiently effective.

    She said the issues of street homelessness and begging were partly driven by government austerity and partly by people trying to increase their incomes.

  8. Man charged over Swanage bank robbery

    A man has been charged following a robbery at a bank in Swanage.

    Officers were called to Lloyds Bank on the town's high street on Tuesday afternoon following reports that a man had threatened members of staff with a knife and demanded cash. A small quantity of cash was stolen. No one was physically injured.

    A 39-year-old man from Swanage has been charged with robbery and possession of a knife or bladed article in a public place.

    LLoyds Bank, Swanage
  9. Portland bus crash driver named

    The bus driver who died in a three-vehicle crash on Portland has been named as James Spelman. Mr Spelman's single-decker First Bus was involved in a collision with a van and car on New Road shortly before 17:00 yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Quote Message: James was a very well-known figure in Weymouth and Portland and we are very grateful for all the well wishes and support from the community. We would request absolute privacy at this extremely difficult time. from Statement from family of James Spelman
    Statement from family of James Spelman
  10. Mary Rose Museum nominated for travel honour

    Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum has been nominated in a prestigious travel industry awards scheme.

    The £35m home for Henry VIII's flagship opened in 2013 and the raised Tudor wreck went on full public display last year.

    The complex has been nominated in the World Travel Awards category for Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction alongside the likes of the Colosseum in Rome, Belfast's Titanic Museum and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

    Mary Rose
  11. Woman released over stab murder in Southampton

    A woman who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 21-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest has been released.

    Shkelzen Dauti

    Albanian national Shkelzen Dauti, known as Genny, died in hospital after he was found in the road in Gilpin Close, Southampton, in the early hours of Saturday. 

    The 30-year-old arrested woman has been released with no further action. 

    Two men, aged 27 and 28, held on suspicion of murder have been bailed until 12 June pending further inquiries. 

  12. Isle of Wight funding raised at Prime Minister's Questions

    Jessica Parker

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

    The Isle of Wight's MP has called on the prime minister to target more growth funding in rural areas like the island. 

    Andrew Turner spoke today at Prime Minister's Questions, saying "... despite being in the prosperous South East, the Isle of Wight is 339th out of 379 in the UK Competitive Index.

    "Will my Right Honourable Friend ensure that more growth funding is targeted at rural areas like the island with many small and micro businesses to deliver a country that works for all."

    PMQs

    Prime Minister Theresa May responded, saying that there's already support for the island through, for example, a £183m local growth deal for the Solent. 

    She went on to say: "I want to make sure that we make the best of the diverse strengths of all Britain's cities, regions and islands and I'm sure that on the island the business community and council will work together to create the best possible conditions for growth and competitiveness..." 

  13. Cruise holidays still on the rise - figures show

    Paul Clifton

    Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

    Our love affair with cruise ships is thriving with the number of people taking cruise holidays up again, according to trade association figures.

    The latest CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) report shows a key trend is towards taking holidays that start in this country, rather than so-called fly-cruising. Almost half of the two million British people who now cruise choose to start closer to home.

    Cruise ship in Southampton

    But the spread of those passengers is skewed heavily towards the south east. And the average age is getting a little younger - it's now 55. It used to be seen as a retirement holiday, but Royal Caribbean in particular has spent billions on ships that appeal to families with children. 

    Southampton-based P&O Cruises has done much the same. Southampton handles around two thirds of the entire UK cruise market. But today's figures are also encouraging for the smaller ports of Portsmouth and Portland.