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  1. Weather: Cold with sunshine and showers
  2. Record breaking boat in Southampton for restoration
  3. Call for HGV restrictions
  4. Monkey World call for law change on owning primates rejected

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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 Wednesday.

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

  2. New operator for park railway

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    BBC South

    Poole Park railway

    The miniature railway in Poole Park, whose previous operator was given 24 hours to shut down in January, is to reopen under new management.

    Poole council said the charity Friends of Poole Park had successfully tendered for a new lease, with plans for track replacement and other investment.

    The previous operator Chris Bullen, who took over the railway in 2004, said he was "devastated" that his bid has been unsuccessful.

    He said an online fundraising page which had received more than £2,300 to replace the track would be frozen and the money given to charity.

  3. Builder erects rubbish garden constructions

    A former builder on the Isle of Wight thinks he's discovered a brand new way of construction, with a second welcome bonus.

    Stuart Albrighton says, with councils being strapped for money and some of them charging for waste and recycling disposal, he has the perfect solution.

    BBC Radio Solent's Neil Sackley has been to meet him to find out more...

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    Video caption: Stuart Albrighton says he can help cash strapped councils.
  4. Fire on board HMS Dragon in Portsmouth

    A fire on board one the the Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyers while it was moored in Portsmouth Naval Base is being investigated.

    A navy statement said the small fire broke out in a machinery space, at about 11:30 this morning. It was quickly put out and no-one was hurt.

    Commissioned in 2012, HMS Dragon is one six Type 45 Destroyers.

    HMS Dragon
    Quote Message: The fire was rapidly extinguished by the immediate actions of the Ship’s company. No personnel were injured as a result of this incident, which will be subject to a full and thorough internal investigation." from Royal Navy spokesman
    Royal Navy spokesman
  5. If you smoke, watch this...

    A new film is being released to help persuade people to give up smoking.

    Portsmouth City Council has been speaking to some of those affected by the habit - including two children who lost their mum to cancer in 2013.

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  6. Monkey World primate pet ban rejected

    Calls by Monkey World in Wareham for a change in the law on owning primates as pets have been rejected by the government.

    In a special Commons debate, South Dorset MP Richard Drax said Monkey World director Alison Cronin was concerned about more primates being kept as pets, describing it as an "accelerated catastrophe". 

    Environment Minister George Eustice said more could be done to deal with inadequate conditions for primates kept as pets but a new law was not needed.

    Monkeys at Monkey World
    Image caption: Monkey World is a rescue centre and works with governments to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild
  7. Ryde firefighter tackles the London Marathon

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    Video caption: Mark Grimes completed the marathon despite being in rehabilitation with a brain tumour.
  8. Historic boat returned to the UK

    The boat that made history with the first all-female crew to sail the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1990 has returned to the UK.

    Tracy Edwards MBE, Maiden’s skipper, reunited with Maiden’s record breaking crew to see the boat lifted out of the water at Hamble.

    Maiden, which was discovered in The Seychelles, will be restored before embarking on a global campaign to give more girls around the world access to a basic education.

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  9. Talks over Southern dispute resume

    Southern worker on platform

    Both sides hope to resolve a dispute over driver-only operated trains.

    Talks over Southern dispute adjourned

    Southern worker on platform

    Both sides hope to resolve a dispute over driver-only operated trains.

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  10. Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

    Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, including the Isle of Wight, new figures indicate.

    The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6% , will be made in Walsall, in the West Midlands, Pulse magazine data shows.

    Two Merseyside clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in Sefton and St Helens as well as Isle of Wight and Scarborough, North Yorkshire, are also facing cuts.

    Hospital

    But data, from 127 CCGs in a freedom of information request, shows overall spending will rise by 4.15% in 2017/18.  

  11. Island to cut mental health spending

    Isle of Wight is one of five areas in England to cut mental health spending, according to a GPs magazine.

    Freedom of Information (FOI) data obtained by Pulse showed £4.5m of cuts had been made for 2017/18 by clinical commissioning groups in Sefton, Scarborough, Isle of Wight, St Helens and Walsall.

    The FOI showed spending across England had increased by 4.15% overall

  12. Man suffers fractured jaw in night-time attack

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched to the ground and kicked by two strangers in Basingstoke.

    The 36-year-old man suffered a fractured jaw and a cut to his head in the attack in Wote Street in the early hours of Saturday.

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  13. It's Poole vs Bournemouth in a fundraising football match

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    Video caption: Poole's Graeme Souness takes on Cherries boss Eddie Howe for the Louis Ross Foundation
  14. Village jams prompt call for HGV ban

    Two lorries stuck on the C13

    Melbury Abbas residents say HGVs regularly meet and get stuck along the C13 Dinah's Hollow.

    Village jams prompt call for HGV ban

    Two lorries stuck on the road through Melbury Abbas

    Melbury Abbas residents say HGVs regularly meet and get stuck along the C13 Dinah's Hollow.

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