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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 25 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for this week

    South Live will be back on Tuesday with all of the region's latest news, travel, weather and sport.

    Thanks for joining us and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend!

  2. Crews battle fire on cargo ship

    Ship fire at Southampton docks

    More than 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze on a cargo ship at Southampton docks.

    The fire involves 7,000 tonnes of scrap metal on the ship, which is in dry dock, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) said.

    "Everyone has been accounted for," HFRS added on Twitter.

    Crews have been on the scene for more than two hours.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, at J11 for A3090 affecting J9 for A34 Winnal roundabout.

    M3 Hampshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M3 southbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal roundabout).

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

  4. Centuries-old Hampshire tapestries 'to be bathed' in Belgium

    Six 300-year-old tapestries depicting scenes from eastern folklore are to be conserved.

    Soho tapestry from The Vyne

    The wool and silk Soho artworks from the National Trust's The Vyne, in Sherborne St John, Hampshire, will go to Belgium for repairs next month.

    They will undergo a process known as "wet cleaning", before returning to the UK for further treatment. It is expected to take three years.

    An appeal has been launched to pay for the work which will cost £382,000.

  5. Beach lifeguard saves two lives in one week

    Tim McDowell

    A Bournemouth beach lifeguard saved the lives of two swimmers in the space of a week, the RNLI has said.

    Tim McDowell rescued a woman who was caught in a rip current at Boscombe East beach on 11 May.

    Six days later, he saved a woman who was beginning to suffer from cramp off Bournemouth East beach.

    Both women have made full recoveries.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A32 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A32 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between A31 and Brightstone Lane.

    A32 Hampshire - A32 in Lower Farringdon closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Chawton Roundabout and the Brightstone Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  7. Alley murder suspect pleads not guilty

    Andover murder scene

    A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a man who was fatally stabbed in an alleyway in Andover.

    Tommy Ferris, 28, from London, was found injured on the path off Smannell Road in the early hours of 13 April, and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

    Zandrae Smith, 20, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, entered the plea at Winchester Crown Court.

    He was remanded in custody ahead of a trial in October.

  8. Man released after teen sex assault arrest

    A man arrested after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near a row of shops has been released while inquiries continue.

    Police said the 23-year-old was held in custody after the victim reported being touched inappropriately over her clothing in the Great Holland area of Bracknell.

    The attack happened at about 20:00 BST on Monday 7 May.

    Thames Valley Police has appealed for anybody with information to come forward.

  9. Fraudsters recaptured after £1m tax scam

    Brian (left) and Jamie Colwell

    A father and son who fraudulently claimed almost £1m in VAT rebates have been recaptured after fleeing to Spain.

    Brian Colwell, 76, and his son Jamie, 51, were sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court in their absence in January.

    "Ringleader" Jamie, formerly of Sandbanks, Dorset, was jailed for five years and three months, while his father, from Bournemouth, was given a term of two years and eight months.

    The pair will be sentenced at a later date for breach of bail.

  10. Weather latest: Sunny evening ahead

    After a grey start to the day, the sun is set to come out.

    Temperatures are expected to reach 19C before dipping to 14C overnight.

    BBC weather
  11. Carjack attempt suspects released by police

    Police investigating alleged attempts by moped riders to steal cars stopped at traffic lights in and around Southampton have released three teenagers while inquiries continue.

    A series of incidents were reported in the early hours of Wednesday.

    A group wearing balaclavas attempted to open car doors on the M271, on Portswood Road and in Charlotte Place.

    Two 15-year-old boys from the New Forest and a 17-year-old boy from Southampton, who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery, remain under investigation, police said.

  12. Couple didn't know they had won £21m

    Linda Serck

    BBC South

    Donna and David Stickley

    A couple spent a week unaware they had become multi-millionaires after forgetting to check their National Lottery ticket.

    Donna Stickley was on a shopping trip when she remembered she had a ticket in her bag from the week before.

    Husband David said his wife called him "all in a tizz" and had told her to check again as "things like this don't happen to people like us".

    The couple, from Slough, won £21,044,592 in the Lotto Rollover jackpot on 12 May.

    Read the full story here

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J12 for A4 and J11 for A33.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M4 London-bound between J12, A4 (Theale) and J11, A33 (Reading), because of an accident. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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

  14. Divers fail to find seahorses in Studland

    Experienced divers have failed to find any protected seahorses in the seagrass meadows off Dorset where they were once a common sight.

    Spiny seahorse

    In 2008, about 40 spiny seahorses were recorded in Studland Bay, but none had been spotted there since early 2015 until last summer.

    However, dives organised by the Seahorse Trust this year have only managed to find a dead one and none have been found living there.

    "We have covered the whole bay over time and we cannot find any, said Neil Garrick-Maidment, from the trust.

    In February, a study found pollution was having a damaging impact on the health of UK seagrass meadows.

  15. Wedding savings stolen while on hold to TSB

    Francesca Cuff and Ben Alford

    A TSB customer has described watching thousands of pounds in wedding savings being stolen from his internet account as he waited on hold for the bank's fraud department.

    Ben Alford, from Weymouth in Dorset, said it took more than four-and-a-half hours to get through to TSB, by which time most of the money had gone.

    He is one of many affected by fraud who have struggled to contact the bank.

    TSB says it has put in "additional resources" to support customers.

  16. New Wokingham mayor elected

    John Kaiser

    A new mayor has been elected for Wokingham Borough Council.

    Councillor John Kaiser, who will be in the role for the next 12 months, was voted in ahead of last night's full council meeting.

    Before entering politics at the town hall in 2011, Mr Kaiser worked at senior management level in organisations including Virgin and Unigate.

    He replaces Councillor Rob Stanton.