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  1. Southampton v Bournemouth: MOTD Commentator's notes

    Steve Wilson

    Match of the Day commentator

    These two South Coast neighbours have never played a more important match. Southampton's survival almost certainly rests upon them winning this game and their visit to Swansea in early May, at the very least.

    They finish their season at home to Manchester City, so good luck if they need to win that.

    Meanwhile, Bournemouth are looking for another top-half finish despite having been in the bottom three - five places below Southampton - at Christmas.

    Eddie Howe's team have since taken 22 points, compared to Southampton's 10.

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J3 for M271 and J2 for A36 affecting J4 for M3.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 westbound between J3, M271 (Romsey) and J2, A36 (Salisbury), because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4 M3.

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

  3. Netley chapel set for summer opening

    It's been revealed that a Victorian chapel in Hampshire, which has had a major revamp, will reopen this summer.

    The project to restore the last remaining part of the British Army's military hospital at Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley has cost nearly £3m.

    The work has taken longer than expected after the original contractor went bust.

    Work will include restoring the hand-painted glass windows and a new exhibition of the site's history.

    Netley chapel
  4. Devon kitesurfers prepare for Youth Olympics

    BBC Spotlight


    Three teenagers from Devon are preparing to take on the world's best kitesurfers at the Youth Olympics qualifying event in China next month.

    Jasmine Wallis, from Bideford, and Exmouth's Stan Hart and Ben Daffin were selected for the British team following trials in Weymouth.

    If successful in China, the three will go on to compete at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in October.

  5. Divers' anger at new Poole leisure centre pool plan

    A diving club has said it will be forced to fold if town centre regeneration plans go ahead.

    Borough of Poole Council has agreed plans for a new leisure centre without a diving pool as part of a £132m revamp.

    Members of Wessex Diving Club say they would have to travel to Southampton to use the nearest diving facilities.

    The council said it had to be "mindful of the costs involved" as a diving pit would add an extra £2.7m.

    Poole Leisure Centre
    Quote Message: It's an absolute tragedy. We've been going for a very long time and had a lot of children pass through our hands - there'll be no more diving once there is no diving pit. from Janet Latham Wessex Diving Club
    Janet LathamWessex Diving Club
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J12 for A4 and J13 for A34 Chieveley affecting J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M4 westbound between J12, A4 (Theale) and J13, A34 (Chieveley), because of an accident involving lorry and car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion to J11, A33 (Reading).

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

  7. Driver killed cyclist 'due to low sun'

    A speeding driver killed a cyclist in the New Forest while blinded by low sun, a court has heard.

    Frankie Katciotis, 18, of Greatwood Close, Hythe, crashed into the back of Steven Jones, 61, from Blackfield, near Hilltop, Beaulieu, on 12 August last year.

    The teenager, who admitted causing death by careless driving, was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, by a judge at Southampton Crown Court.

    He was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and was banned from driving for two years.

  8. Sports cars lead boy's funeral procession

    Sports cars at funeral

    Sports cars have led a funeral procession for a three-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a lorry in Wareham, Dorset.

    Jaiden Mangan was crossing North Street on a bicycle when the crash happened on 29 March - one day before his fourth birthday.

    A replica of Lightning McQueen - a character from Jaiden’s favourite film Cars - led other sports cars and a hearse past the crash scene.

    A 43-year-old man from Basingstoke was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and released while inquiries continue.

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    Severe accident: A3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3 Surrey southbound severe accident, between A333 Portsmouth Road and B2171 London Road affecting A283 Portsmouth Road.

    A3 Surrey - A3 in Shottermill partially blocked and very slow traffic southbound between the A333 Portsmouth Road junction and Liphook, because of an accident involving a vehicle that left the road. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion to the A283 Portsmouth Road junction.

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

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    Video caption: The mounted section put the animals through their paces on the streets of Windsor.
  11. Isle of Wight two-hour tip queues 'caused by weather'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A "perfect storm" of good weather and roadworks have added to long queues at a waste tip, a council leader has said.

    Drivers have waited for up to two hours to enter Lynnbottom Household Recycling Centre, Isle of Wight, after the island council reduced summer opening times.

    The tip near Newport is now open for eight hours a day, compared to 13 hours in 2017.

    Council leader Dave Stewart said he would consider partially reversing the cut if the problems continued.

    Tip queue
  12. RAF Centenary marked at RAF Odiham

    BBC Radio Berkshire

    Listen back to the BBC Radio Berkshire breakfast show as Andrew Peach meets pilots and ground crews based at RAF Odiham as they celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M27 eastbound at J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. New leisure centre plans for Wokingham

    Plans for a new £14m leisure centre in Wokingham have been submitted.

    The current Bulmershe leisure centre which was built in the 1970's and the condition of the swimming pool roof is causing concern, according to Wokingham Borough Council.

    It is due to be demolished over the summer.

    The new plan includes a six-lane 25m swimming pool and teaching pool, a bigger gym, a four-court sports hall as well as an additional studio and a café.

    A consultation is taking place and the new centre is due to open in 2020.

    Bulmershe leisure centre
  15. Eddie Howe and his love of electric 80s piano

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe reveals he relieves the stresses of being a Premier League boss by learning the piano, and speaks of his particular fondness for electric 1980s music and the band A-ha.

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    Video caption: Eddie Howe and his love of electric 80's piano
  16. New app helps blind people navigate streets after Reading trial

    A new app which uses GPS to describe the environment to blind people has been successfully trialled in Reading, Berkshire.

    Developed by Microsoft and the Guide Dog charity, it aims to "broaden the experiences" of blind people.

    The BBC has been to see how the system works on the streets.

    Video content

    Video caption: An app, trialled in Reading, helps blind people navigate the streets through headphones.
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    Severe accident: A3060 Dorset westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3060 Dorset westbound severe accident, between Woodbury Avenue and Yeomans Road.

    A3060 Dorset - A3060 Castle Lane West in Bournemouth closed and slow traffic westbound between the Woodbury Avenue junction and the Yeomans Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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