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Summary

  1. Missing boy, 12, found
  2. Five charged over £50m cocaine seizure at Farnborough Airport
  3. Du Beke opens unit where his twins were born
  4. Hospice ends adult care to stay open
  5. Updates from Wednesday 31 January

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  1. Good evening!

    That's all for BBC South Live today.

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  2. Minehunter deployment 'shows desperate shortage'

    HMS Cattistock

    The Royal Navy has a "desperate shortage of proper escorts" for Russian vessels moving through the English Channel, a former First Sea Lord has said.

    Admiral Lord West was speaking after the Sun newspaper revealed the Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Cattistock escorted two Russian submarines and a support ship in August.

    A Royal Navy spokesman said the "glass-reinforced plastic" ship was the "most appropriate vessel for this particular task at that time".

    Quote Message: We were a great maritime nation, we still remain a maritime nation, but we are now moving into an area of great danger because we have such a lack of assets. from Admiral Lord West of Spithead
    Admiral Lord West of Spithead
  3. The New Builds Are Coming: Battle in the Countryside

    A programme on BBC 2 tonight explores the state of the housing market with a focus on Oxfordshire.

    Statistics show that the country needs to build 300,000 homes a year just to keep up with demand.

    In the series, which starts tonight at 21:00 GMT, film-maker Richard Macer heads to Oxfordshire, which is one of the most expensive counties in England, where vast areas of once-protected countryside are being turned into housing.

    With remarkable access to councillors, developers, architects and campaigners, and filmed over nine months, Richard asks if building these vast estates is a solution to the crisis.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tiny Culham could soon be super-sized with a proposed new town comprising 3,500 new homes.
  4. Tribute to pedestrian killed in Fareham crash

    Tributes have been paid to a 42-year-old man who died after he was struck by a car in Fareham.

    Aaron Dance, 42, of Spencer Court, Fareham, was struck by a BMW in Redlands Lane shortly before 17:00 GMT on 14 January.

    He died in hospital last week.

    In a statement his family said: “Aaron will be missed by more people than he ever realised and will always be loved by his friends and all his family."

    Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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  5. Headteacher charged with drink and drugs offences

    Iain Gilmour

    A Portsmouth headteacher has been charged with possessing class A drugs and drink-driving.

    Iain Gilmour, 48, has been suspended from his job at Isambard Brunel Junior School, the Thinking Schools Academy Trust said.

    He was arrested in Manor Road, Portsmouth, on Thursday, and is due before the city's magistrates on 8 February.

  6. Southern England salmon 'genetically unique'

    Salmon at Glen's Weir near Bournemouth

    Salmon found in chalk streams in Hampshire and Dorset are genetically distinct from other species, researchers have found.

    The fish are classified as Atlantic salmon but could be thought of as a distinct sub-species, the University of Exeter scientists said.

    Quote Message: These streams begin in agricultural areas, which brings a threat from pollution... This is a precarious position for these salmon and classifying them as a sub-species could aid efforts to protect them. from Dr Jamie Stevens University of Exeter
    Dr Jamie StevensUniversity of Exeter
  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: B3068 Dorset eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    B3068 Dorset eastbound severe disruption, near Serpentine Road.

    B3068 Dorset - B3068 Towngate Bridge in Poole closed and queuing traffic eastbound near the Serpentine Road junction, because of an overturned car.

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

  8. Professor Green hits out at anti-homeless benches in Bournemouth town centre

    Rapper and homelessness campaigner Professor Green has joined in the criticism of bars being fitted to public benches in Bournemouth to stop homeless people sleeping on them.

    Professor Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, said it showed there was "nothing done to tackle problem".

    He posted on social media: "What's the message here? 'Hey you poor sods with no safety net ... Cause you won't have the 'comfort' of this bench to sleep on! Ha!'.

    The charities Shelter and Crisis have also criticised the move.

    Bournemouth Borough Council said it had "numerous complaints" about benches being used by rough sleepers.

    Stephen Manderson
    Quote Message: Unfortunately, measures to deter rough-sleepers are not uncommon as councils continue to struggle with rising levels of homelessness. But the solution to rough-sleeping isn’t to penalise desperate people - it’s about giving them access to proper support and advice." from Polly Neate Shelter
    Polly NeateShelter
    Quote Message: The use of hostile architecture and other anti-homeless measures is a sad indictment of how we treat the most vulnerable people in our society. Rough sleeping is devastating enough without homeless people having to endure such hostility in their communities. Rather than perpetuating people’s homelessness, we need to address the root causes of rough sleeping to end it once and for all. We have evidence to show how the situation could be turned around, now is the time to act.” from Matt Downie Crisis
    Matt DownieCrisis
  9. Beach closed due to cliff collapse danger

    beach closure sign

    A Hampshire beach has been closed because of a strong likelihood of an imminent cliff collapse.

    People have been warned by New Forest District Council not to try to access the beach at Barton-on-Sea.

    The council said recent stormy weather and high rainfall were thought to be causing "significant cliff movement".

    The beach was closed after a previous landslip in May 2017.

  10. Westgate Oxford 1,000 space bike parking will be provided

    Calls for Oxford City Council to force Westgate Oxford to provide more cycle parking have been voted down by councillors.

    More than 1,000 bike spaces were meant to be in place when it opened in October under planning rules.

    A petition about the issue with 2,000 signatures was handed to the council last night but it didn't get enough votes.

    Cllr Louise Upton said 800 spaces have now been provided - with 200 more to come.

    She said the developers will not be allowed to "wriggle out" of providing the cycle spaces.

    Westgate