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  1. Andover temporary swimming pool delay criticised

    Residents of Andover have criticised the delay in opening a temporary swimming pool while a new leisure centre is built in the Hampshire town.

    Andover's pool and sports hall closed in March, with a new £16m complex not due to open until 2019.

    Campaigners had criticised its closure without any temporary facilities in place, as the alternatives were located about 20 miles (32km) away.

    Test Valley Borough Council has not given a reason for the latest delay but said it was "extremely frustrated".

    Temporary swimming pool
    Quote Message: "It's too late now to change what's going on unfortunately, but the next the time you think of a bright idea of a brand new leisure centre, make sure you talk to residents, make sure you consult first, make sure you plan it better and make sure you don't leave residents literally high and dry for months on end without any form of swimming facilities." from Andy Fitchet Andover Town Council
    Andy FitchetAndover Town Council
  2. Rise in plane turbulence predicted

    Airline passengers could be in for rougher rides in future, according to Reading experts.

    Computer models have predicted a steep rise in clear air turbulence. The violent air movements are invisible to radar and the human eye. They don't pose a serious threat to planes, but can be alarming for those on board.

    Scientists at the University of Reading say a several-fold increase in turbulence towards the end of this century would be a direct result of global warming.

    Scientific models
  3. Isle of Wight Mountbatten Hospice film premiers

    A documentary showing how four terminally ill people from the Isle of Wight live their final year is being premiered in London this weekend.

    Entitled Island, it was shot over a 12-month period with patients and staff at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, the four featured were coming to terms with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

    Island
    Quote Message: I wanted to be witness to the moment of death, because I felt that this was taboo in our society, certainly taboo if the image didn’t originate from a familial relationship, like a partner or a sibling filming a loved one. I wanted to ask, why is that taboo, given that death happens every day and is as natural an event as birth?" from Steven Eastwood Director
    Steven EastwoodDirector
  4. Man sustains burns after industrial explosion

    A man has been taken to hospital after a piece of equipment exploded on an industrial estate in Oxford.

    It happened at the Shirtworks Factory at Osney Mead at about 13.00.

    A 20-year-old sustained minor flash burns and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

    An investigation into exactly what caused it is now taking place.

  5. BreakingNadine Burden death: Drug addict 'murdered over £100 debt'

    A woman murdered a drug addict by stabbing her seven times over a £100 unpaid debt, a court has heard.

    Nadine Burden

    Nadine Burden, 36, was found by a housemate lying in the hallway of their home in Toronto Road, Portsmouth, on 28 January.

    Victoria Arthur, 44, of Milton Road, Portsmouth, admits carrying out the attack but denies murder.

    Ms Burden repeatedly failed to repay the debt to the partner of Ms Arthur, Salisbury Crown Court was told.

  6. Accolade for Romsey Station

    A project to regenerate an area of land near Romsey's train station has won a national award.

    The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership won the Most Enhanced Station Building and Surroundings award.

    The group has moved a World War One commemoration monument and upgraded an access path.

    Mark Miller from the group said the aim was to restore it to its "Victorian splendour".

    Romsey station
  7. The making of a male midwife

    BBC News Magazine

    It's 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession.

    Paul Lewis was one of the first men to apply for a midwifery job at a hospital in the 1980s, and went on to become professor of professor of midwifery at Bournemouth University.

    Read more at BBC News Magazine.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A31 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Dorset both ways severe accident, between B3073 Wimborne Road and A341.

    A31 Dorset - A31 in Wimborne Minster closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Canford Bottom Roundabout and Merley Roundabout, because of accident investigation work. Congestion to Palmersford Roundabout and to the Candys Lane junction.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Portland quarry attraction to open in 2020

    An attraction, originally designed as a monument to extinction, will open to the public in spring 2020, 10 years after it was first approved.

    MEMO Observatory - artist's impression

    The Journey - previously known as the Mass Extinction Memorial Observatory (MEMO) - is being built in Portland on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

    The £30m project, first given the green light in 2010, was originally designed as a spiral stone tower.

    But funding pressures have led to a revised £16m scheme in a disused mine.

  10. Royal appearance on Gardeners' Question Time

    BBC Radio 4

    The Queen will make an appearance on Gardeners' Question Time later as the radio series marks its 70th birthday with a special edition from Windsor.

    The Radio 4 show, broadcast at 15:00, visits Frogmore House and Gardens.

    It will also broadcast interviews with the keeper of the gardens and the deputy surveyor of the Queen's art .

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    Video caption: Peter Gibbs chairs a special edition of GQT with a visit to Frogmore House and gardens.
  11. First aider wins award for saving fingers

    A Portsmouth first aider who helped a man who had chopped off three fingers in a log-cutting accident has been commended by the St John Ambulance.

    Mark Farmer, who teaches first aid to Army cadets, was visiting a farm when the accident happened. He received an Everyday Hero award for his actions - which allowed surgeons to save two of the victim's fingers.

    Mark Farmer
    Quote Message: I looked after his hand, made sure the wasn't bleeding too much and basically treated the young lad for shock." from Mark Farmer
    Mark Farmer
  12. Man charged over Bournemouth hotel thefts

    A 38-year-old man has been charged with burglary and drugs offences after thefts from two hotels in Bournemouth.

    In the first incident, money was taken from a till at Hotel Riviera in West Cliff Gardens on Tuesday 25 July.

    In the second, at the Tower House Hotel in West Cliff Gardens on 4 August, a purse was stolen from a guest room and bank cards used to withdraw over £1,500 in cash.

    The man, from Poole, is due to appear before Poole Magistrates’ Court later.

  13. Family hope for student's jail release

    The family of a British student jailed in the United Arab Emirates are hoping for his release after his sentence was reduced from nine years to seven.

    Ahmad Zeidan from Reading was jailed in 2014 after 0.04g of cocaine was found in a car in which he was a passenger. He has claimed he was innocent.

    It is understood the Foreign Office will now help in seeking options for a release or pardon.

    Zeidan's father said he hoped his son's "traumatic sentence" could now end.

    Ahmad Zeidan
  14. Pair released over cyclist 'hit-and-run' death

    Christopher Gibbs

    A man and woman arrested following the death of a cyclist have been released while inquiries continue.

    Christopher Gibbs, 30, from Poole, was struck on the southbound carriageway of the A338 Spur Road in Bournemouth late on Tuesday. He died at the scene.

    A white Mercedes van - later found in the Nursling area of Southampton - was reported to have hit the cyclist and failed to stop, police said.

    Police arrested a 57-year-old man from Southampton on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

    The woman, also 57 and from Southampton, was held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    Dorset Police has renewed its appeal for anyone who was in the area of Verwood, the A31 or A338 between 21:30 and 22:40 BST on Tuesday and who may have seen the cyclist to get in touch.

  15. Debbie McGee: 'I'm still out of breath at the end'

    BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Debbie McGee is dancing again this Saturday on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

    The Berkshire resident has been telling Andrew Peach about training for the quick step and being backed by the prime minister.

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    Video caption: Debbie pops in to the studio to see Andrew Peach before quickstepping to rehearsals...
  16. In Pictures: Harvest Moon

    It was a great night to view the Harvest Moon on the south coast and we've had some great pictures sent in ...

    Fawley Power Station
    Moon
    Boltons Bench
  17. South coast stars in World Cup action

    BBC Sport

    Southampton's Ryan Bertrand played the full 90 minutes, while Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe was an unused sub as England secured a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Video content

    Video caption: Northern Ireland pleased with resilience against Germany

    Saints midfielder Steven Davis captained Northern Ireland as they kept world champions Germany to a 1-3 win at Windsor Park.

    Bournemouth's Joshua King scored twice for Norway, in their 8-0 thrashing of San Marino.

  18. Hospital 'crisis' warning over homeless addicts

    Patrick Balfe

    More than 21,000 homeless people have been admitted to hospital with problems relating to drink and drugs over the past three years.

    A BBC investigation found the number of people of no fixed abode admitted for drug addiction increased by about a quarter between 2014 and 2016.

    Among those is Patrick Balfe from Portsmouth who has been living on the streets since February 2016.

    His sister has started a campaign to raise awareness of his situation.

    Abigail Balfe said: "I think there are a lot more people who have had these problems who haven't been admitted to hospital."

  19. Ross Kemp thanks John Radcliffe Hospital for double delivery

    Actor and TV presenter Ross Kemp has taken to Twitter to thank staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford who helped to deliver his twin daughters.

    The 53-year-old - who became a father for the third time - shared another picture of his wife Renee O'Brien with their daughters Ava and Kitty last month. They were born on 28 September.

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