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Emily Ford

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We'll be back on Wednesday from 08:00 with all the latest from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

Former police chief to tackle cricket corruption

Hampshire's former Chief Constable, Alex Marshall, is to take a leading role in the fight against corruption in cricket.

Mr Marshall left Hampshire in 2012 to head the newly-formed College of Policing.

He will retire from the role in September to become general manager of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit.

Alex Marshall

Pilot scheme between fire, ambulance and police services saves lives AND taxpayer's money

A pilot project between all three emergency services is saving lives and money. 

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service have joined forces to gain entry to patients who need help quickly. 

This was previously something police would have to help with but a one-year trial saw firefighters attend 1,347 calls to help ambulance crews. 

Each call-out took an average of 20 minutes and adds up to 56 working days which means ambulance staff were able to get to their patients faster and back on the road again. 

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

This is a fantastic example of how blue light services can work together to protect the people of Hampshire and provide the public with the best possible value for money. We are often able to attend these incidents quicker than police which means the ambulance can get to the people who need help quicker and the police have more time to fight crime.”

Assistant Chief Officer Stew Adamson

Southampton university receives 'record' £300m public bond

The University of Southampton has revealed it has successfully issued a £300m public bond. 

It's the largest in the university's 155 year history and is expected to allow the institution to invest in facilities and infrastructure. 

The 40-year bond, which will mature in 2057 and is subject to a fixed interest rate of 2.25 per cent, will provide half of a £600m total investment the university has planned over the next 10 years. 

The remainder of the money will come from internal funds. 

The success of our bond issue is a huge vote of confidence by investors in our university and our strategy for the future. The University of Southampton is an exceptional university with a global reputation for our education, research and innovation. This investment will ensure we continue to provide a world-class teaching and research environment for students and staff, all underpinned by cutting edge technology.”

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden University of Southampton President and Vice-Chancellor

'Suspicious' incident investigated after girl, nine, is confronted by man

A nine-year-old girl was confronted by a man in a suspicious incident in Paulsgrove last night. 

Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for information after the man grabbed the girl's ankle while she was stood on a green communication box in Butterfly Drive. 

The girl stamped her foot and screamed out and the man walked away, he then got into a car where a second person was seen and the car drove off. 

The incident, which happened at about 20:10 BST on Monday, is being decsribed by police as "isolated". 

Butterfly Drive

Bournemouth UKIP councillor quits to join Conservatives

Former Bournemouth UKIP councillor Laurence Fear has revealed he has quit to join the Conservative party. 

In a statement he said the reason for the move was down to the triggering of article 50 and feeling his "beliefs are closer to that of the Conservative party". 

Mr Fear said: "I would like to thank my residents for their continued support and I wish to assure them that the principles I was elected on shall not change. 

"I look forward to continued participation in bringing about change to our country, all whilst continuing to stand up for the residents of Kinson South."

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'Shocking decline' in New Forest curlew numbers

Numbers of curlews in the New Forest - one of the birds' strongholds in southern England -  have fallen dramatically, new research has shown. 

Figures released by conservation group Wild New Forest (WNF) show a decline of two thirds in breeding pairs in the national park in the last 10 years. Observers located 19 nests during surveys in 2016.

Its report blames disturbance of habitat for the "shocking decline" and said disturbance by runners and by dogs venturing off the path was recorded in the vicinity curlew nests.  

The curlew, with its long down-curved bill, is Europe's largest wading bird. The birds typically nest in open areas of heath and bog

Andy Hay

M3 northbound lane closed causing delays

Kidney stone technique 'saves bed days'

Removing kidney stones using a special technique known as a ureteroscopy can reduce the time patients spend in hospital, a Southampton consultant has said.

A scan with the kidney stone visible

Bhaskar Somani, a urological surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, said the procedure, where a long thin tube is inserted into the patient's side, could save the NHS 10,000 "bed days" a year.

Mr Somani told a medical conference that Southampton's number of utereroscopies was more than three times higher than the national average.

New sea-wall planned for Hill Head

A new sea-wall is set to be built to protect 39 beach huts, cliffs and a coastal road at Hill Head, Fareham.

Beach huts in storm at Hill Head
Tony Pepper

Fareham Borough Council has allocated up to £650,000 for the work, which will start in July if planning permission is approved.

Councillors were told last night the existing sea-wall was at "immediate risk of failure during stormy conditions", and erosion would threaten Cliff Road in about 20 years' time.

Mason Crane in action for MCC against Middlesex

Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admits talk linking him with an Ashes call-up for England is not on his mind.

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Murder suspect 'abused' by boyfriend

A court has heard how a Bournemouth man repeatedly attacked his girlfriend in the years before she killed him with a kitchen knife.

Elizabeth Hart-Browne, 27, stabbed Stephen Rayner, 25, in the neck at a flat in West London in September, the Old Bailey has heard.

She told a jury how she once had to fend him off with a stiletto heel when he grabbed her by the throat.

Miss Hart-Brown denies murder and the trial continues.

Bypass 'back to normal' after crash

Traffic on the A31 Wimborne bypass has returned to normal following this morning's collision between a lorry and a box van, Dorset Police has said.

The accident happened at about 08:00 BST between the Canford Bottom and Merley roundabouts, causing severe delays.

Police said a "passenger" in one vehicle sustained a fractured leg.

Crashed lorry
Dorset Police

Robin video at son's grave moves mum to tears

A mother has said she is "overwhelmed" after a video of a robin hopping on to her hand while she visited her son's grave was viewed more than nine million on social media. 

Marie Robinson's son Jack died of a brain tumour in 2014 aged four. She filmed the bird on the third anniversary of his death at the graveyard in Waterlooville.

Mrs Robinson said the family always associated robins with Jack so she was moved to tears when it flew to her.

Robin flies onto mum's hand as she visits son's grave

Pier Approach revamp awarded £2m

The government has given £2m to a scheme to continue the redevelopment of land by Bournemouth Pier.

The money from the Coastal Communities Fund covers the second phase of the council's Pier Approach strategy, focusing on the street scene to the west of the pier, the authority said.

Work will start in September and will be completed in time for the 2018 summer season.

Pier Approach phase two
Bournemouth Borough Council

On the road at the age of 102

John Bowen, 102, from Bournemouth says: "Driving makes life possible".

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'Unsustainable' GP surgery to close

A Portsmouth doctors' surgery says it has been forced to close in June because it has been unable to recruit a new GP or merge with another practice and is "therefore unsustainable".

In an open letter, Queens Road Surgery says: "Small practices are finding it harder to meet the needs of their patients for a number of reasons, including not being able to recruit extra General Practitioners and tightening budgets."

The local NHS has pledged to find a new GP in the city for the surgery's 5,500 patients, but says the two nearest practices do not have capacity for all of them.

Queens Road surgery

Watch: Dorset flying car firm to 'double workforce' after Chinese investment

In 2007, Gilo Industries became the first company to fly a person, strapped to a paramotor, above the summit of Mount Everest

'Remarkable turnaround' for Sunseeker

Poole-based yacht manufacturer Sunseeker has reported a return to profitability, after commencing a restructuring plan in 2015.

The firm has declared underlying earnings last year of £6m, compared to a £7m loss in 2015 and a £30m loss in 2014.

Sunseeker yachts
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Chief executive Phil Popham said it had been a "remarkable turnaround in such a short space of time".

Sunseeker says it plans to recruit another 225 staff over the next two years, adding to the 2,000-strong workforce in Dorset.  

Surman's season 'could be over'

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman could miss the rest of the season, manager Eddie Howe has revealed.

Speaking ahead of the Cherries' trip to Liverpool on Wednesday, Howe said Surman's knee injury, picked up during the goalless draw at Southampton, was a "blow".

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Andrew Surman
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OS launches new 3D maps

The Southampton-based Ordnance Survey has launched a tool that allows anyone in the UK to plan their walking, cycling or climbing trips in glorious 3D.

Ordnance Survey's 3D digital map of UK offers stunning views

Weather: Rain dying away

Spells of rain will fade to leave a mainly dry afternoon, with the best of any brightness in the west.

Temperatures will rise to 15C (59F).

weather map

Tonight will see clear skies, with a grass frost possible in some rural spots.

Temperatures away from the coast will fall to about 4C (39F).

NHS Trust apologises for failings

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has apologised for deficiencies, ahead of the publication of a damning inspection report next week.

draft letter from the Care Quality Commission , seen by the BBC, indicates that the trust will be rated "inadequate".

Acting trust chief executive Dr Mark Pugh, who took over when Karen Baker resigned  on Friday, said the issues were being taken "very seriously".

St Mary's Hospital
Mark Pilbeam

It would be inappropriate to comment on a draft report which has yet to be published. I do however want to reassure Islanders, patients and the public that we take these issues very seriously and on behalf of the Trust I want to apologise for where there have been failings. Staff have been working hard to address the issues raised by the CQC since they were brought to our attention.

Mark Pugh Acting chief executive, Isle of Wight NHS Trust

A31 delays now 'over one hour'

The crash between two vehicles on the Wimborne bypass is now causing "severe" eastbound delays, Travel Dorset has reported.

Police say the accident at 08:02 BST involved a lorry and a box van.

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Lorry crash causes A31 delays

The accident causing "major disruption" on the A31 Wimborne bypass has been caused by two lorries colliding, Travel Dorset has reported.

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Travel: 'Major disruption' on Wimborne bypass

Academy on the move

Warsash Maritime Academy is moving some of its students to Southampton next year.

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Headlines: NHS Trust apologises for failings

  • The man in charge of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has apologised for failings, ahead of the publication of a damning report by inspectors
  • A court has heard how a Bournemouth man repeatedly attacked his girlfriend in the years before she stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife
  • Plans for a 24-hour wind turbine blade manufacturing plant next to new flats at Woolston in Southampton will be debated by councillors this evening

New wind turbine plant at Woolston goes to planners

A planning application for an industrial unit near luxury waterside properties in Woolston is to be decided tonight. 

Oceanic Properties has lodged an application with Southampton City Council, which has been recommended for approval. 

The applicants are hoping a wind turbine blade company will take up residence on the site.

Vosper Thornycroft shipyard
Hugh Venables

The site would see wind turbine blades made within the building, then loaded on to a ship for transport.

The site could be in use for manufacturing 24-hours a day seven days a week and see a workforce of 100.

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