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  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for joining us again today.

    We'll be back with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Man disarms knife-wielding robbers in Portsmouth park

    A 23-year-old man was assaulted in Portsmouth's Kingston Park and manged to disarm his two knife-wielding assailants, police said.

    The incident happened during the evening of Tuesday at some time between 19:40 and 20:00 GMT.

    The man was approached by a woman and then assaulted by two men who had a knife.

    It is alleged that the two men hit him and demanded his mobile phone, but he managed to get the knife and run off along St Mary’s Road.

    The victim flagged down police officers down at the junction of Fratton Road and Alver Road.

    He had cuts to his hand and a cut to this head and was taken to hospital.

    A 38-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

  3. CCTV released after man robbed and bitten in Bournemouth


    CCTV images of three suspects have been released following a robbery in a car park in Bournemouth.Dorset Police said the incident happened at around 23:00 on 4 December in the Bath Road South car park.A man aged in his 20s was sitting in his car when he was approached by three men who initially asked for directions, before they told him to hand over his phone and wallet. One of them hit the victim over the head with an empty bottle before biting him. The victim was also punched three times. A pouch of tobacco was stolen. The victim sustained a cut to his head and bite mark on his shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment.

  4. Botley Bypass project moves forward

    Image caption: Hampshire County Council estimates about 80% of traffic in Botley is just passing through

    Hampshire County Council has taken the decision to buy the land needed to create a bypass around the village of Botley.

    Councillor Rob Humby, the authority's executive member for transport, has signed off the move.

    The council says it means detailed designs can be finalised which will allow it to submit bids for national or local funding.

    The project is expected to cost £26m and will provide a new 1.1 mile (1.8 km) road around Botley.

  5. Police investigated fraud claim at Carterton Town Council

    Lynne Little
    Image caption: The BBC has approached Mrs Little for comment.

    An investigation into alleged fraud at Carterton Town Council has been carried out by Thames Valley Police.

    The force says there were no arrests made, or charges brought, and it has now concluded.

    It comes as mayor Lynne Little faces pressure to step down following a no-confidence vote on Tuesday.

    A motion asking her to pay nearly £5,000 to the authority was also passed

    Carterton Town Council said the sum relates to payments from the mayor's allowance account to an organisation she manages.

  6. Portsmouth NHS trust reports £36.8m deficit

    The QA hospital

    Mark Cubbon, chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has announced a revised financial forecast shows it will end the 2017/18 financial year with a deficit of £36.8m.

    He said: "This figure is significantly larger than we would like and the challenge to bring our finances back onto a sustainable footing should not be underestimated. However it is our firm belief that it can and will be delivered.

    "The amount of money we have to save is considerable and may come as a surprise to some.

    "I have no doubt that there will be some difficult choices ahead, but my board colleagues and I are committed to ensuring that patient care will not be compromised to make savings.

    "Instead we will be focusing on ensuring that there is greater rigour and control over how and where our money is spent."

  7. Windsor's links to the Royal Collection

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    Video caption: A BBC television show brings to life the town's links to the monarchy's royal treasures.
  8. Ex-detectives hired to tackle water theft crime wave

    The team

    England's biggest water company has hired a team of former detectives to catch thieves digging up roads and stealing water from its pipes.

    Thames Water says unauthorised connections have "skyrocketed" from 33 in 2011 to 734 in 2017.

    In 2017, the regulator fined the firm £8.55m for its "unacceptable" failure to meet it leakage reduction targets.

    With unaccounted-for water classed as leakage, it hopes the crackdown will help reduce the 26% it loses each year.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A343 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A343 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Cross Lane and Doiley Bottom.

    A343 Hampshire - A343 Red Hill in Crux Easton closed in both directions between the Cross Lane junction and the Doiley Bottom junction, because of an accident involving lorry.

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

  10. Expert doubts pet python killed its owner

    Daniel Brandon

    A leading snake enthusiast has questioned whether a pet python was responsible for killing its owner.

    Daniel Brandon, 31, died from asphyxiation at his home near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in August.

    A coroner ruled there was no doubt his death was "as a result of contact" with his 8ft (2.4m) pet python named Tiny.

    Chairman of the Federation of British Herpetologists Chris Newman said: "I frankly don't see how the snake could have been responsible due to its size."

    He said he was "very circumspect" about the ruling.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Jame's says that when people say hello to him, it really makes him smile.
  12. BreakingBody is believed to be missing Dorset woman

    Dorset Police officers who discovered a body in Iford believe it to be that of missing Bournemouth woman Jean Lea.

    She reportedly left her home address on Meadow View Road shortly before 03:00 on 26 March.

    The body was found in the River Stour at 16:33 on 22 January and, although formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe it to be Ms Lea.

    Detective Inspector Richard Wiseall said: “Jean’s family has been updated of the discovery and is being supported by officers. Our deepest sympathies are with them at this difficult time. “The coroner has been notified and we do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death."