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Weather: 'Cloudier and cooler'

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Weather: Dry and sunny, but breezy

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

Wednesday will be dry and fine with a brisk east-southeasterly breeze making it feel less warm in coastal areas.

A change in the weather is on the way from Thursday, bringing a risk of showers.

Two injured in Southampton flat fire

Two people were injured after a fire broke out in a first-floor flat in Southampton.

A man and a woman in their 60s were treated for minor injuries at Southampton General Hospital following two explosions at the property in Lincoln Court on Monday evening.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service sent four pumps and an aerial appliance when they were called to reports of an explosion at 19:29 BST.

Lincoln Court, Southampton
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The fire broke out at Lincoln Court, Southampton

Tuesday's weather forecast: Chilly start but dry and bright day

Today there will be some chance of clouds but generally clear skies.

Temperatures will range from low single figures to highs of 20°C.

South weather: Chilly start but dry and bright day

Monday's weather forecast: Dry and sunny today, but rather breezy

Today will be a dry and mostly sunny day with a chance of some cloud.

However, there will be a keen easterly breeze.

Maximum Temperature: 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F).

Dry and sunny today, but rather breezy

Weather: Early mist will clear to sunny spells

A clear and dry start, but there will be some areas of early morning mist or fog.

There will be long sunny spells throughout the day, but there is a chance of an afternoon shower. Light winds.

It will become rather cloudy this evening and some outbreaks of rain will spread from the west overnight, but it will be quite mild.

Maximum Temperature: 16°C (61°F).

Elementary, my dear Watson - new police dog welcomed

Thames Valley, Hampshire & IoW Dog Section has welcomed a new recruit to its crew, and he looks like a keeper.

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Dragonfly project in Dorset extended

Melanie James

BBC Radio Solent

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A Dorset project to help victims of domestic abuse is to be extended.

The Dragonfly project uses the symbol of a dragonfly to show people in an abusive situation where they can find confidential support and advice.

The project trains people to become champions within communities. They're able to receive and respond to disclosures of domestic violence and abuse.

Funding has now been secured to continue the Dragonfly project in Dorset and to extend it to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex.

Weather: 'Sunny spells and heavy showers'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

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.

'Ditch plastic today', charity urges

A Hampshire-based charity is marking Sir David Attenborough's 93rd birthday by urging people to ditch plastic for the day.

Final Straw Solent is encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to refuse all single-use plastic today to help make people aware of just how much plastic they use.

The charity, which is also campaigning for stricter legislation around plastic packaging and recycling, said it hoped it would encourage people to make long-term lifestyle changes to reduce plastic use.

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Weather: A mostly dry day ahead

Expect highs of 15C

Independent party wins seven seats

Andover Alliance candidates
Andover Alliance

A new independent party, the Andover Alliance, has won seven seats on Test Valley Borough Council.

Party leader Richard Rowles, standing in Andover Winton, was among those elected.

The party's manifesto "rejected national politics" and demanded "desperately needed" improvements in Andover.

The Conservatives have retained control of the council with a majority of five, after losing 11 seats to the Andover Alliance and the Liberal Democrats.

On the bus catching mobile phone drivers

Police officers are riding on buses to catch drivers using their mobile phones.

Road Safety Officers from Hampshire and the Thames Valley are taking part in a joint operation, using the height of a bus as a vantage point to spot wrongdoing.

Southampton car-free day 'too radical'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans for a car-free day in Southampton have been branded "too radical".

Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith said civic chiefs should look at other measures that would tackle air pollution as a car-free day would push people to go shopping in Winchester or Portsmouth.

He said while the idea was impressive, there are many more "better and more practical" solutions.

Civic chiefs responded saying no decisions had been made and stressed they were exploring the idea at this stage.

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Plans for a car-free day have been opposed by a local MP

Police appeal for info on missing teenager

Police have appealed to the public for information about a teenager who has gone missing in Southampton.

Leonie, 15, was last seen in the Thornhill area on 26 April.

She's white, approximately 5ft 4ins, of slim build and with dark hair.

Police say there are concerned for her welfare, and are asking anyone who knows where she is or has had contact with her since Thursday to call 101, quoting incident 44190145230.

Leonie
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Leonie went missing on 26 April

Weather: Dry and sunny

Tuesday will be generally dry with light winds and spells of sunshine.

Generally dry and sunny spells

Good morning

Welcome to Tuesday's South Live.

We'll be bringing you breaking news and updates from Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire until 18:00.

Police are using buses to catch drivers on mobile phones
Police officers in Hampshire and the Thames Valley are riding on buses to catch drivers who are using their mobile phones.

Weather: Mainly dry, sunny spells

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Monday will be largely fine and dry, with a chance of a few showers in Dorset.

Tuesday should be the warmest day of the week with temperatures possibly up to 19C.