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Cigarettes stolen in store raid

Police are hunting thieves who raided a Southampton supermarket and made off with cigarettes.

Four or five people, who were believed to be carrying crowbars, smashed into the cigarette cages in the yard of Sainsbury’s in the Lordshill District Centre at about 18:30 on Monday.

A stock of cigarettes was stolen.

Sainsbury’s, Lordshill District Centre

Strike over school redundancy fears suspended

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STRIKE action over redundancy concerns at a Southampton school, which was scheduled to take place this week, has been suspended.

Members of the National Education Union at Valentine Primary School say they have come to an agreement with Southampton City Council officers to suspend the walk-outs so “formal negotiations” can take place.

They add that officers will meet with trade union representatives and school leaders in “a formal setting” on Tuesday, 19 March, in “an effort to resolve the dispute”.

The two-day strike over the threat of redundancies and increased workload at the school was due to be held on March 20 and March 21.

Survey shows level of violence against police in Hampshire

One in five Hampshire police officers surveyed had suffered one or more injuries that required medical attention as a result of work-related violence in the last year, the local Police Federation branch has revealed.

It resulted in 484 days in sickness absence.

Hampshire Police Federation Chairman Alex Charge criticised sentencing policy for those convicted of assaulting police officers.

“Sadly the message doesn’t seem to have got through and we continue to see perverse, weak and unacceptable sentences for those who assault officers across our county," he said.

Hampshire Constabulary

Waterloo track and signal work carried out

Major rail engineering work has taken place over the weekend to try to reduce delays for commuters into London.

Worn tracks and signal points have been repaired at Waterloo station where speed restrictions have frequently had to be imposed.

Last month South Western Railway trains were significantly delayed for seven consecutive working days as a result of infrastructure failures. More maintenance is planned when a new five-year funding period for the railway begins later this month.

Rail work

Friday's weather forecast: Windy, cloudy with spells of rain

Today it will be a windy and mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy at times.

Staying windy into this evening with further rain.

Fresh to strong westerly winds.

Maximum Temperature: 10 to 13C (50 to 55F).

A windy and mostly cloudy day

South weather: Yellow warning for wind in the South

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning for South due to the strength of wind.

We could be looking at gusts of up to 45-55mph, and there will be outbreaks of rain to contend with too.

Into the evening clouds will build and rain can be expected, Friday will again be cloudy and windy with some spells of rain.

Motorbike crash pedestrian named

A pedestrian who was killed when he was hit by a motorbike has been named as Adam Wilcox.

The 55-year-old, from Colehill Crescent in Bournemouth, was struck by the orange, trail-style bike in Mansbridge Road, Southampton, last Thursday morning.

Adam Wilcox
Family photo

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly died on Friday.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Wednesday's weather forecast: Very windy for a time with showers

Bright and breezy at first with the odd shower.

Turning increasingly windy for a time this morning, with further showers.

Winds easing down this afternoon with some sunny spells expected.

Maximum Temperature: 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F).

Bright and breezy at first with the odd shower

Police name man killed by motorbike

Adam Wilcox

A man who died after being hit by a motorbike has been named.

Adam Wilcox, 55, of Colehill Crescent in Bournemouth, was taken to hospital following the crash in Mansbridge Road, Southampton, shortly after 07:40 GMT on Thursday.

He died as a result of his injuries on Friday.

The force said it was continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

Hampshire parks to get nearly £19m in bid to attract more visitors

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Almost £19m have been pumped into Hampshire's parks in a bid to attract more visitors and make them self-sufficient in the future.

The money will go towards refurbishing buildings, improving play equipment, building fresh trails and constructing new catering facilities.

Lepe Country Park, Manor Farm, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, River Hamble Country Park, Royal Victoria Country Park, Staunton Country Park, and Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve have all received a share of £18.8m, of which £11.8m has come from the council's own coffers.

Lepe Country Park

Meet Tom an aspiring DJ

Tom from City College went through "Can Do" Programme with Megan, the project coordinator.

Stab murder accused in court

Four men, charged with the murder of a man in Oxford last month, are due to appear at Oxford Crown Court later today.

Luciano Dos Santos, 22, from Southampton, was hit by a car Southfield Road and then stabbed several times on 27 February.

Weather: Bright start, showers later

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BBC Weather

Some early sunshine will be followed by showers and then more persistent rain this afternoon or evening.

Saturday should be mainly dry with bright skies in the afternoon.

Bee Tucker has Friday's forecast for the south of England.

Southampton park stabbing: Two men released under investigation

East Park stabbing scene

Two men arrested in connection with a stabbing in Southampton's East Park have been released under investigation.

They were taken into custody on suspicion of conspiring to commit GBH, after a 35-year-old man was attacked on Monday evening.

The victim remains in a serious but not life-threatening condition in hospital.

Three other people who were arrested and bailed have been told they must stay outside of Hampshire.

Southampton road reopens after crash

Mansbridge Road in Southampton has reopened in both directions following a road traffic incident this morning.

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Road closed in both directions after collision

A road has been closed in both directions due to a "serious" incident.

Police have closed the A27 Mansbridge Road between Townhill Way and Wide Lane in Southampton.

The collision is believed to have happened just about 08:30 GMT.

Thursday's weather forecast: Some bright spells today

Bright periods at times this morning but there will be the chance of a few showers as well, driven in on brisk winds.

A few further showers this afternoon with bright spells and areas of cloud.

Maximum Temperature: 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F).

Some bright spells today but with the chance of a few showers

Man charged with raping teen in park

Riverside Park, Southampton

A man has been charged with raping an 18-year-old woman in a park in Southampton.

The teenage victim was attacked in the sports field at Riverside Park, Bitterne, between 23:30 and 23:50 GMT on 2 December, police said.

Jozef Janczura, 33, has been charged with rape and causing actual bodily harm.

Mr Jaczura, of Laburnum Road, Southampton, is due to appear before the city's magistrates on Thursday.

College merger plans ditched

A proposed merger between Eastleigh College and Southampton City College has been dropped after government funding was turned down.

In a joint statement, Dr Jan Edrich, principal at Eastleigh College, and Sarah Stannard, principal at Southampton City College, said the decision was "disappointing for both parties".

The statement added: "We would like to reassure students, staff and parents that this decision will not affect the delivery of any of our courses."

Southampton City College

Wednesday's weather forecast: Rather windy with rain clearing

A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain.

The rain will then clear to leave some sunny spells, but also showers pushing east.

The showers could be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder. Rather windy.

Maximum Temperature: 9 to 12°C (48 to 54°F).

A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain

Weather: A bright start but showers expected later

Dry and bright in the morning but rain is expected to push in from the west in the evening.

Bee Tucker has the forecast for this part of England

Travel: M3 delays easing

Traffic delays are easing on the M3 northbound in Hampshire, after an earlier car fire which closed the motorway near junction 6 (Basingstoke).

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Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers

After a dry start, heavy showers will push in from the west today with some brightness in between.

Tonight will be cold but frost-free.