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  1. Ex-Southampton defender raises £1m in Iron Man challenge

    Francis Benali

    A former footballer who completed five Iron Man distance triathlons in a week has raised £1m for Cancer Research UK.

    Francis Benali, 50, who made more than 300 appearances for Southampton FC, reached the target overnight.

    On Sunday he was cheered by large crowds of his supporters as he arrived in Guildhall Square in the city.

    He said: "It was the best news to wake up to this morning."

    He added: "I cannot thank everyone enough for the support they have shown me, for lining the streets, for making the banners, for popping up in the most obscure places to give me a wave and a cheer and for welcoming me home in such an incredible way on Sunday night.

    "It was a night I will never forget for as long as I live."

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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J8 for J9 A404.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 partially blocked and slow traffic eastbound at J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Floating bridge out of action

    The Isle of Wight's troubled chain ferry has been withdrawn from service.

    The council said the ferry would be out of action until at least Friday afternoon after it developed a fault with the prow’s hydraulics.

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  4. Weather: 'Sunny spells and heavy showers'

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather for the south on 9 May 2019
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed on M4 eastbound at J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Video caption: The birthday duckling who's lived for 21 years

    Ernie is a Call duck and 21 years old - which makes him more than double the average age for his breed.

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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, from J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport to J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A35 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A35 Dorset both ways severe disruption, from A354 Weymouth Road to A37.

    A35 Dorset - A35 in Winterborne Monkton closed in both directions from Football Ground Roundabout to Monkeys Jump Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

  9. Former MP to become county council leader

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Conservatives on Hampshire County Council have elected a former MP as their new leader.

    Keith Mans is set to take over as the leader of the Tory-controlled authority at its annual meeting on 17 May.

    The former RAF officer was the MP for Wyre in Lancashire between 1987 and 1997.

    He will take over from Councillor Roy Perry, who became council leader in 2013.

  10. Three charged over cashpoint JCB ram raid

    Cashpoint ram raid damage

    Three men have been charged after a JCB was used to drag a cashpoint out of the front wall of a supermarket in Liphook, Hampshire.

    The construction vehicle was abandoned in the middle of the road following the ram raid at Co-Op in Headley Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    Two men, aged 29 and 46, from Guildford and a 33-year-old man from Liphook have been charged with conspiracy to burgle.

    They are due to appear before Basingstoke magistrates on Thursday.

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    Severe accident: A341 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A341 Dorset both ways severe accident, from School Lane to Kinson Road.

    A341 Dorset - A341 Wimborne Road in Kinson blocked and queuing traffic in both directions from the School Lane junction to the Kinson Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  12. Jade Moore secures World Cup place

    BBC Sport

    Reading's Jade Moore has been named in the England squad for the Women's World Cup in France which starts next month.

    Moore has been a regular in midfield for the Royals this season, scoring once against Manchester City.

    England's first match is against Scotland in Nice on 9 June.

    Jade Moore
  13. Housing benefit resumes after payment failure

    Housing benefit payments are now being paid into people’s accounts on the Isle of Wight, after payments to more than 3,000 people failed yesterday.

    The council said it was investigating the issue with its bank to ensure a repeat does not occur.

    It said bank charges incurred as a result would be covered by the council.

    Isle of Wight Council