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  1. Politicians react to general election announcement
  2. Portsmouth win promotion to League One
  3. Broadchurch star becomes rape charity patron
  4. Pilot escapes uninjured from light plane crash
  5. Weather: Largely dry with sunny spells

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UKIP councillor fined for parking badge offence

A UKIP councillor, who was a parliamentary candidate in 2015, has been fined for using a disabled friend's blue badge to park in Portsmouth.

Christopher Adams, 50, from Aylesbury, parked illegally on a visit to the city in September, ignoring an adjacent multi-storey car park, Portsmouth magistrates heard.

Chris Adams
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Prosecutors said Adams told a parking warden: "I've been a naughty boy."

He was fined £358 and was ordered to pay £601 court costs as well as a £35 surcharge.

Broadchurch brings 'bumper summer' hopes for West Bay

The final episode of TV drama Broadchurch attracted the show's biggest audience, with an average of 8.7 million viewers tuning in, peaking at 9.3 million, according to overnight figures.

Chris Dupuy, manager of the George Hotel in West Bay, said the cast and crew that stayed there had become "part of our family".

Colin Hutton

We've seen an amazing number of people coming to West Bay and I do believe a lot of this is attributed to the Broadchurch effect. If the last four days are anything to go by, we're in for a really bumper summer.

Chris DupuyManager, George Hotel

Hyde Abbey archaeological dig looking for volunteers

Volunteers are being invited to join an archaeological dig on the south side of Hyde Abbey.

It's part of a project to discover more about the ruins of the medieval Benedictine monastery just outside Winchester.

No previous experience is required and volunteers can sign up for two hours or more between 27 and 30 April. 

Hyde Abbey

Last Autumn our volunteers discovered the south transept of the abbey church. This year we are confident that we will discover more about the buildings on the southern side of the abbey precincts.

David SpurlingHyde900

Arctic training for Hampshire firefighter

Broadchurch star on Dorset Rape Crisis role

Steve Harris

Breakfast In Dorset, Radio Solent

Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played rape-victim Trish Winterman in series three of the Dorset-based drama talks about the role and why she became a patron for the Dorset Rape Crisis charity.

Julie Hesmondhalgh played Trish Winterman in series three of the Dorset-based show.

Man 'crushed' in Poole accident

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an incident on an industrial estate in Hamworthy, Poole.

Police said the man, in his 30s, was believed to have "crush injuries from heavy machinery".

Dawkins Road

A cordon has been placed around part of Dawkins Road industrial estate, following the incident at about 12:47.

No charges over school cocaine scare

A man who was arrested after a child was found to be in possession of cocaine at a Dorset school in January has been released without charge.

Four children from Broadstone Middle School were taken to hospital but were found not to have ingested the white powder, which they thought was sweets.

Broadstone Middle School

Dorset Police said a 33-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences had since been released without charge.

The force said no-one else had been arrested in connection with the case.

Portsmouth promotion: A turbulent decade at Fratton Park

2008 - Harry Redknapp led Portsmouth to the FA Cup along with an eighth-placed Premier League finish

2010 - Under the management of Paul Hart, and then Avram Grant, Pompey were relegated from the Premier League - they received a nine-point deduction for entering administration

2012 - Pompey were were docked 10 points for the same reason, which saw them relegated to League One

2013 -  The south coast club were taken over by The Pompey Supporters Trust and exited administration

2015 - After seasons finishing 13th and 16th in League Two, Paul Cook was appointed manager and led the club to sixth in his first season, only to be beaten by Plymouth in the play-offs

2017 - With their 23rd win of the season, Portsmouth win promotion back to League One

Portsmouth FA Cup win
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Portsmouth's FA Cup final-winning team featured David James, Sol Campbell, Glen Johnson, Lassana Diarra, Sulley Muntari, Niko Kranjcar and Kanu.

Sir Oliver Letwin 'will stand' in West Dorset

Tristan Pascoe

BBC Dorset political reporter

An early development following the prime minister's announcement that a general election is to be held on 8 June...

Sir Oliver Letwin

West Dorset Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has told the BBC he will be standing, if selected.

He said in a text: "I have promised local Conservative Association to put my name forward again under these circs."

Sir Oliver had previously been reported as saying he would not stand again in 2020 and would instead be spending his time "writing books".

Eastleigh voters on snap general election

Voters in the Eastleigh consituency have been giving their reaction to Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election.

The seat was traditionally a Lib Dem stronghold, but was taken by Conservative Mims Davies in 2015.

Voters in Eastleigh on the forthcoming general election

Pilot unharmed after plane crash

The pilot of a light aircraft which crashed near Blackwater was unharmed, despite both wings being ripped from the fuselage.

Initial reports suggested there had been two people on board the Piper Warrior when it took off from Blackbushe Airport yesterday evening but Hampshire Constabulary later confirmed there was only one.

Aircraft wreckage
Michael Krogh

A spokesman said the 30-year-old was uninjured but was taken to Frimley Park Hospital as a precaution.  

Portsmouth A2047 work starts 'to benefit cyclists'

Work aimed to improve safety for cyclists using a major road in Portsmouth starts today.

Upgrades will be made to 12 junctions on the A2047 which, according to the city council, has significantly more incidents involving bike riders than other similar roads in the city.

Five of the 12 junctions will be closed to traffic for up to two weeks on a rolling programme.


"We've devised a scheme that will improve cyclists' visibility to motorists at junctions, but also put a physical barrier in so drivers know they are coming to a junction and slow down.

Jim FlemingPortsmouth City Council cabinet member for traffic

Condor apologises for Easter delays

BBC Radio Guernsey

Condor Ferries has apologised to passengers for a series of delays over the Easter weekend. 

A spokesman said an engine problem with Condor Liberation on Good Friday disrupted travel between Poole, Guernsey and Jersey.  

Although fixed by Saturday, Condor said tidal restrictions and crew hours meant it had to revise its schedule for Easter Sunday and Monday, with delays of up to six-and-a-half hours. 


Portsmouth promotion: 'Relief' at going up

Portsmouth's chief executive says he is "relieved" the team won promotion to League One with three games to spare.

The club has been owned by The Pompey Supporters Trust since 2013, which took it out of administration.

Mark Catlin

Anyone who's spent time in Portsmouth knows what the football team means to the city and the passion that comes with it. It's been four years - slower than some people would like - but we've wanted to do it sustainably. We've rebuilt off the field and everything's come together.

Mark CatlinPortsmouth FC Chief Executive

General Election: Labour 'caught on the hop'

Labour has been "caught on the hop" by the prime minister's announcement of a general election in June, Lord Jim Knight has said.

The former Labour MP for Dorset South said the party faced a "challenge" as it was up to 21 points behind in the opinion polls.

Lord Jim Knight

Having said that, there are significant issues which the scrutiny of a general election will shine a light on about what this government is doing which needs challenging. One thing the Labour Party now has is a galvanised group of supporters and the test for us is about getting them out campaigning and having a clear and coherent message.

Lord Jim KnightFormer Dorset South MP

General Election: Conservative MPs back poll announcement

MPs have been reacting to Theresa May's general election announcement.

Fareham's Conservative MP, Suella Fernandes, said it showed "strong leadership"  

Fellow Tory, Dorset South MP Richard Drax admitted he was "a bit stunned" at the surprise decision.

Richard Drax

This is a chance for the nation - being led by a very able prime minister - to get behind her in the way she described and put the EU referendum to bed - we've decided to leave, now we need the country behind us. This is a great opportunity to clarify that situation.

Richard DraxDorset South MP

BreakingPrime Minister announces general election on 8 June

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Broadchurch actress made Dorset rape charity patron

Broadchurch actress Julie Hesmondhalgh has announced she is to become the patron of a charity supporting victims of rape following her role in the ITV drama. 

Julie Hesmondhalgh

The star made the announcement at the Dorset Rape Crisis charity screening of the final episode of the show in Bridport, Dorset, on Monday. 

Hesmondhalgh - who played rape victim Trish Winterman in the drama - said she was happy to have "given a voice" to victims of rape. 

Dorset Rape Crisis said it was "thrilled" she had agreed to the role.  

Pompey promotion: 'Great moment' after Notts County victory

Andy Moon

BBC Radio Solent sport reporter

"Pompey's 3-1 win at Notts County was one of those amazing days - none of the four and a half thousand Portsmouth fans there there will ever forget it.  

"Portsmouth have a had tough few years and have not had days like that for some time.  

"I was in the middle of the players' celebrations on the balcony which was an interesting experience - being sprayed with a lot of champagne.

"Winning promotion has been much harder than people were expecting - after four years in the bottom tier, you can understand fans were starting to get frustrated, but yesterday all that frustration came out in the celebrations. It's a great moment for the football club."

Pompey fans
Pompey celebrate

Portsmouth promotion: Reaction on Twitter

BBC Sport

There's been plenty of activity on social media with congratulations pouring in for Portsmouth after the team won promotion to League One.

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Bournemouth 'not fox capital' of UK

Despite media reports over the weekend, Bournemouth is not the capital of urban foxes in the UK, researchers have said.

Dr Dawn Scott of Brighton University said there was a "higher density" of foxes than average in the resort but it could "definitely not" be seen as the top location in the UK.

Bournemouth was one of several towns studied as part of an on-going research project into urban fox numbers


We've seen an increase in people providing food for wildlife, that might be one of the driving factors. Residential suburban gardens provide lots of places for foxes to den under and people do provide food, as well as natural food, in these nice gardens

Dr Dawn ScottBrighton University

Portsmouth promotion: 'Great day for the fans'

BBC Sport

Pompey players Gareth Evans, Kal Naismith and Matt Clarke give their reaction after their 3-1 win at Notts County secured promotion to League One.

Gareth Evans,Kal Naismith & Matt Clarke react to Portsmouth's promotion to League One.

Portsmouth seal promotion to League One

BBC Sport

Portsmouth sealed promotion after four years in League Two with victory over Notts County at Meadow Lane.

Portsmouth celebrate promotion
Rex Features

Three relegations in four seasons saw Pompey fall from the Premier League to League Two between 2010 and 2013, but their seventh win from nine games sees the club seal promotion from the fourth tier.

Gareth Evans put Paul Cook's side ahead from the spot against Notts County after a foul on Kai Naismith by Richard Duffy.

County drew level in the second half, however, when Jorge Grant found the corner from Elliott Hewitt's pass.

Cow on line causes New Forest train delays

Light aircraft crashes in Hampshire

Two people have walked away unharmed after the plane they were travelling in crashed in a field in Hampshire.

The damaged light aircraft
Michael Krogh

Emergency services were called to the crash off Minley Road in Blackwater just before 17:30 BST on Sunday.  

It is understood the light aircraft had taken off from Blackbushe airport when it ran into difficulties.

Farnborough's Air Accident Investigations branch is investigating.

News Headlines for Dorset

  • Forty percent of GPs in the south west intend to quit in five years, according to University of Exeter research
  • Claims Bournemouth is the UK's urban fox capital have been disputed
  • Ten million viewers tune in to watch conclusion of the third series of Broadchurch, filmed in west Dorset

News Headlines for Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  • Pilot escapes uninjured after light aircraft crashes in Blackwater
  • Portsmouth fans celebrate the team's promotion to League One
  • Works start to improve 12 junctions on the A2047 in Portsmouth - a blackspot for accidents involving cyclists

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