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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.
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...
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.Copyright: Royal NavyQuote 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
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.
Weymouth FC has agreed terms for Ashley Wells to stay at the club for the 2017-18 season.
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.
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.
Here's the moment Isle of Wight athlete Kelly Sotherton found out she is being upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal.
Russian Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of the heptathlon bronze she won at Beijing in 2008 after testing positive for a steroid.
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Both sides hope to resolve a dispute over driver-only operated trains.
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.Copyright: Getty Images
But data, from 127 CCGs in a freedom of information request, shows overall spending will rise by 4.15% in 2017/18.
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
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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Melbury Abbas residents say HGVs regularly meet and get stuck along the C13 Dinah's Hollow.