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Weather: 'Fine, warm, and sunny'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Steph meets JEPH!

Ahead of their gig supporting The Big Moon in Southampton.

Watch: Today's weather for the South

A mix of sunny spells, a fair amount of cloud and the chance of some occasional showers this morning but a drier afternoon with sunshine.

A windy day with a fresh north-easterly wind.

A warm day. Maximum Temperature: 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F).

Windy with a risk of some showers

Fire service cycle challenge for Hampshire air ambulance

Members of Southampton Airport Fire Service are cycling from Aberdeen to Southampton to raise funds for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service.

Southampton Airport Fire Service cyclists
Southampton Airport Fire Service

As part of the challenge, the group will visit all three of the airports in the AGS Group along the way, including Glasgow.

They aim to cover 655 miles (1,055km) over six days and raise at least £3,000.

On Sunday, a fun run was held on the runway at Southampton Airport to raise extra cash for the cause.

The air ambulance service costs £15,000 to operate each day.

Carer jailed for attempted theft from 'extremely vulnerable' pensioner

Watch: Today's weather for the south of England

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

We're expecting a warm and humid day with a risk of thundery showers.

D-day convoy returns to England
A journey made by General Dwight D Eisenhower in WW2 is re-enacted to mark D-Day.

Aryana speaks to Navin Kundra ahead of his upcoming concert in Southampton

Singer-songwriter blending eastern and western music is bringing his tour to the city!

South Western railway strike continues

It's day four of a strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards.

SWR is running a reduced service across the network.

The operator which runs services in London and Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, the Isle of Wight and Somerset, said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said staff had been left with no choice but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

The walkout is due to continue on Saturday.

Surbiton station during strike
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Weather: Risk of thunderstorms

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

SWR strike: Wheelie bin on train sparks concerns

On a day when South Western Railway (SWR) is experiencing severe overcrowding due to the start of a five-day strike, a number of commuters have wondered why a wheelie bin has been given a special place on one of its trains...

Other passengers have raised security concerns as it was not clear what was in the bin.

SWR later tweeted to say it was most likely transporting lost property to one of its station.

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MP supports train guards strike

Labour MP Ian Mearns has joined a picket line this morning in support of striking South Western Railway (SWR) workers.

RMT said staff had been left with "no choice" but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

SWR said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot, which will start later.

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Tuesday's weather: Dry start with thunderstorms later

A dry start to the day but from 18:00 BST there is a yellow warning in place for thunderstorms which will see heavy downpours across the region.

Temperatures will hold up in the double figures at about 18C.

South Western Railway strike set to hit Royal Ascot

Rail commuters on some of the country's busiest routes are facing disruption due to a planned five-day strike over the future of train guards.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) plan to walk out on Tuesday over South Western Railway's "failure" to satisfy their request for a guard on each train.

Commuters into London, as well as racegoers at Royal Ascot, are likely to be impacted.

SWR called the strikes "unnecessary".

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Southampton's Itchen Bridge toll goes up by 20p

The cost of crossing Southampton's Itchen Bridge, which links Woolston to Southampton city centre, has gone up 20p per journey.

Drivers of cars, small vans and small 4x4s, who are not residents of Southampton, will have to pay 70p, rising to 80p during peak times.

Southampton residents using a SmartCities card will be exempt from the rise.

Itchen Toll Bridge
BBC

Monday's weather forecast: A largely dry day

Fairly cloudy this morning with some scattered showers.

More in the way of sunshine in the afternoon and most areas should remain dry.

Just a chance of the odd shower. Breezy.

Maximum Temperature: 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F).

It should be a largely dry day

Stop-and-search granted after 'serious violence'

Stop-and-search area map of Swaythling
Google / Hampshire Constabulary

Police in Southampton stopped and searched 42 people last night following two consecutive days of "serious violence".

On Monday afternoon there was a "large-scale public order incident" in Monks Way involving youths carrying weapons, police said.

And the following day, groups of young people were seen chasing each other near Cantell School with planks of wood.

A Section 60 authorisation, allowing officers to stop and search people in Mansbridge and Swaythling, was granted for Wednesday evening.

No weapons were found but a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and violent disorder in connection with Monday's incident.