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Lines reopen but delays to last a while yet

Some lines have now reopened after a signalling problem between Brockenhurst and Weymouth.

But South Western Railway has warned delays are still likely to last for the rest of the day.

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Train problems to last 'until the end of the day'

There's not good news for people affected by signalling problems between Brockenhurst and Weymouth...

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Train delays due to signalling problem

Rail passengers are being warned of delays until 14:00 due to a signalling problem at Brockenhurst Station.

Commuters have reported services being delayed by up to an hour.

We've also been told of a power cut affecting Poole station.

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Motorway closure for bridge works

Part of the M27 will be shut every night this week in Hampshire.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight between junction 3 for the M271 in Southampton and junction 4 for the M3 between 21:00 and 06:00.

The closure is for works on Romsey Road Bridge.

A signed diversion route will be in place, with motorists advised to take the A3057 and the A27.

Romsey Road Bridge
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Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest
The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years.

The Phantom of the Forest returns

Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest
A rare bird of prey, which was once close to extinction, has seen its numbers double in the New Forest.

There were 20 goshawk breeding pairs recorded in 2011 in Hampshire, Forestry England says there are now 40 pairs. 

The woodland raptors are nicknamed the 'Phantoms of the Forest' due to their elusive nature. 

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GWR offers alternative trains after Thomas Cook collapse

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

GWR passengers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook can use alternative services on its routes, the South West and West of England rail operator says.

Bosses said those "unable to make their booked train will be permitted to travel on the next suitable service by providing reasonable evidence of a Thomas Cook booking".

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Meanwhile, the rail operator is calling out to Thomas Cook employees, saying it "would love to hear" from those affected as part of moves to recruit new staff.

The tour operator's failure puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK.

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Southampton teens produce rap video to stop knife crime
Hampshire Constabulary has teamed up with a group of teenagers to produce a rap about the dangers of knife crime.