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Summary

  1. Farnborough homes evacuated over gas main fire
  2. NHS 111 helpline in Dorset no longer "inadequate", but still needs to improve
  3. Hundreds of candles used to save grapes from frost at Hampshire vineyard
  4. Updates from Thursday 27 April
  5. Main image: Bat's Head, Jurassic Coast

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  1. That's all for today

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The BBC Local Live service for Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight will resume on Friday 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.

  2. Purbeck filming for Breaking Bad star

    A Purbeck beauty spot is closed while filming takes place for a new sci-fi series featuring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.  

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  3. Teddy Rocks festival is back

    Teddy Rocks festival kicks off at Charisworth Farm in Blandford tomorrow.

    Traffic management is in place for the event so plan your journey if you are in the area.

    The three-day festival is raising money for children's cancer charity Teddy20.

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  4. Man found with stab wounds in alleyway

    A man has been found with stab wounds in an alleyway in Bournemouth. 

    The man, in his 40s, was discovered on a path linking Manor Road and East Overcliff Drive at about 11:40 BST. 

    Dorset Police said his injuries are described as "potentially life-threatening".

    Alleyway

    Anyone with information is urged to contact police.  

  5. Specials to be sent to medical emergencies

    Special Constables can be deployed by ambulance controllers to medical emergencies in Hampshire, as part of a six-month trial starting today.

    The partnership between Hampshire Special Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is thought to be the "first in the country", the service said.

    SCAS said six specials had been trained to deal with emergencies like cardiac arrests.

    They could beat paramedics to the scene "by a good few minutes", greatly increasing a patient's chance of survival, the service said.

  6. Isle of Wight Council rapped in Undercliff Drive report

    A family suffered "avoidable distress" after they had to leave their home following a landslide, a local government watchdog has found.

    Eight houses on the A3055 Undercliff Drive on the Isle of Wight were evacuated in 2014.

    The unnamed family - some of whom had long-term medical conditions - complained to the Local Government Ombudsman over the council's response to the evacuation and later work on the road. 

    The council agreed to pay £5,000 compensation to the family as well as their costs in returning their house to a habitable condition.

    undercliff Drive
    Quote Message: There was some avoidable delay by the council in dealing with a road failure; and the council did not keep the family adequately updated. This added unnecessarily to the family’s inevitable distress and worry following evacuation from their home. from Local Government Ombudman's report
    Local Government Ombudman's report
  7. Council criticised over road scheme 'delay'

    The Isle of Wight Council "fell below acceptable standards" in finding a solution to the collapse of the A3055 Undercliff Drive, the Local Government Ombudsman has ruled.

    The road was closed for nearly three years after two sections suffered landslips in February 2014, isolating homes and creating a three-mile detour between Niton and St Lawrence. 

    Undercliff Drive

    The authority has approved a new route, slightly inland, as a temporary replacement.

    The Ombudsman said there was "avoidable delay" over the scheme and also a lack of support for residents.

    Quote Message: Overall and on balance, the council fell below acceptable standards both in delivering a timely and suitable solution to the road failure; and in supporting householders. from Local government ombudsman
    Local government ombudsman
  8. 'Multiple successes' for electronic tags scheme

    Dorset Police has reported "multiple successes" for a scheme where offenders voluntarily wear tags while on probation or following their release from prison.

    Since the scheme started three years ago, only seven out of 60 volunteers reoffended while wearing tags, police said.

    Tag evidence prompted a guilty plea in six of those cases and secured a conviction in the only one that went to trial, the force added.

    electronic tag
  9. Toddler murder accused 'kicked and punched boy'

    A man on trial for the murder of his partner's two-year-old son kicked and punched the toddler while his mother was at the shops, a court has heard. 

    Joseph Eke is accused of fatally wounding Harry House at the family home in Broadmayne, Dorset, on 26 May 2016. 

    He is also accused of causing another wound, scarring the little boy's face, two months earlier and fracturing his ribs two weeks before his death. 

    Police cars in Broadmayne

    Mr Eke, who is on trial at Winchester Crown Court, denies murder, wounding, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

    The trial continues.

  10. MP calls for action over academy sponsor

    An MP has called for the sponsor of Sandown Bay Academy to be held "accountable" after its headteacher resigned and the governors were sacked.

    The group which runs the school, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), has installed a management board in its place.

    Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner told the Commons he was concerned about the trust.

    Andrew Turner
    Quote Message: There are long-standing problems with academy sponsor AET. Yesterday they unceremoniously sacked the board of governors of Sandown Academy on the Isle of Wight. There is a great deal of concern at local accountability being dispensed with immediately before this house is dissolved. What steps can be taken before the 8th of June to make AET accountable for their actions? from Andrew Turner Isle of Wight MP
    Andrew TurnerIsle of Wight MP
  11. Video content

    Video caption: Firefighter's video captures Farnborough gas main fire

    Homes are evacuated as crews spend five hours tackling a 1,000C fire in a gas main in Farnborough, Hampshire.

  12. Candles take the chill off Hampshire vineyard

    Hundreds of special candles have been lit at a Test Valley vineyard to protect grapes from the current cold snap.

    Waitrose's Leckford estate near Andover has used the technique in previous years, when spring frosts have threatened the vines.

    candles in a vineyard
  13. Fire at Southampton chip shop

    Crews managed to quickly extinguish the flames at the chip shop in Lodge Road.

    Thanks to Sammy Sharif for this footage.

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