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  1. Great Dorset Steam Fair gets under way
  2. Sail-past for coastal force boats in Portsmouth
  3. Share your GCSE results messages
  4. EFL Cup 3rd round draw: Bournemouth v Preston North End, Southampton v Crystal Palace
  5. Updates on Thursday 25 August

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By Stephen Stafford and Michael Stoddard

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The BBC Local Live service for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight will resume tomorrow at 08:00.

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Latest news headlines for Dorset

  • Organisers of the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford are hoping a change in date to coincide with school holidays will help increase attendance figures.
  • It's also a big day for students in Dorset who have been getting their GCSE results.

News Headlines for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

  • Hundreds of people are line the shore at Portsmouth later to celebrate the centenary of the Coastal Forces boats.
  • Hampshire teenager Lucy Harley has just competed a 240-mile horse ride from Winchester to Cornwall, to raise money in memory of her friend. 
  • And it's also a big day for students who have been collecting their GCSE results.

Thundery rain clearing overnight

Alexis Green

BBC South Today weather presenter

Any thundery rain will clear eastwards during the early hours of Friday with clear skies moving in to the west. 

Light winds will allow the odd mist patch to form by dawn around the River Test and other prone locations.

Lows of 14C (57F)


Fire in Weymouth

Smoke alarms plea after house fire death

The fire service is urging people to check their smoke alarms after the body of a woman was found after a house fire in Farnborough.

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. We are now working to establish the cause and we urge all our residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms and test them regularly. We would encourage anyone with elderly or vulnerable neighbours to keep an eye on their welfare and raise any concerns with the relevant agency.

Stew AdamsonArea Manager, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

Overturned car partially blocking the M27

There are three lanes blocked on the M27 westbound between Rownhams Services and junction 3, M271 (Romsey), because of an overturned car. 

Congestion is stretching back to junction 4 for the M3. 

For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

Blast off down at the steam fair

Diversions in Freshwater after accident

BBC Travel

The Avenue in Freshwater is closed between the A3054 Colwell Road junction and the Princes Road junction, because of an accident. A diversion is in operation and bus services Vectis 12 and Coaster are also being re-routed.

For the latest, visit the BBC travel pages.

BreakingWoman, 82, found dead after house fire

An 82-year-old woman has been found dead following a house fire in Farnborough.

Crews were called to a fire in Rectory Road shortly after 10:00 amid fears someone was inside the building.

In pictures: Great Dorset Steam Fair day one

Steam enthusiasts have been enjoying the engines on show in the heavy haulage arena during the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016 at the Tarrant Hinton showground in Dorset.  

Great Dorset Steam Fair
Steam Fair
Steam Fair

White hart returns to public view

A statue of a white hart has been returned to public view in a new housing development in Dorchester.

The statue was previously outside the White Hart pub which closed its doors in 2006.

It has been incporporated into a new housing development near the town centre.

White Hart

Bee Tucker with the latest forecast

Thundery showers possible

A Boomtown love story?

Nick met Freya at a music festival near Winchester, but he didn't get her number.

Nick met Freya at a music festival, but he didn't get her number.

Little given away in Saints transfer talk

Claude Puel remains tight-lipped on transfer moves

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Revised Farnborough airspace plans 'blight on the countryside'

A council leader has branded plans to increase the airspace around Farnborough Airport as a "blight on the countryside".

TAG Farnborough launched a new consultation earlier this month after amending its original plans that were tabled in 2014.

The operator of the business airport says the modified plans include less new controlled airspace than the 2014 proposals.

Farnborough Airport
Chris / Geograph

Imagine sitting for a quiet lunch with friends in the garden of one of East Hampshire’s beautiful rural pubs and having to stop mid-conversation while a flight goes overhead. That’s not what I would want, and it’s not what I think local residents want.

Councillor Ferris CowperLeader of East Hampshire District Council

All aboard for the Great Dorset Steam Fair

The show site is so big, visitors can travel around it by bus

Shuttle buses run every 15 mins around the showground! Look for the orange stars on your map for shuttle bus stops.

Shuttle buses run every 15 mins around the showground! Look for the orange stars on your map for shuttle bus stops.

Sail past for Coastal Forces in Portsmouth

Unique sight today as the historic coastal forces boats sail past #Portsmouth @ModernNavy @NavyLookout

Unique sight today as the historic coastal forces boats sail past #Portsmouth @ModernNavy @NavyLookout

Bishop's Waltham fun run cancelled

Travel plans for Victorious Festival

Music fans are being urged to plan their journeys to the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, featuring the Manic Street Preachers and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, over the weekend.

More than 120,000 people are expected at this year's festival on Southsea seafront on Saturday and Sunday.

A special Victorious park and ride service from Lakeside North Harbour Car Park will be operating.

Our traffic team has various ways to manage traffic flow but the biggest help is to reduce the number of cars coming into the city. I would encourage residents attending the festival to walk, cycle or use public transport wherever possible.

Councillor Jim FlemingPortsmouth City Council's member for traffic & transportation
Manic Street Preachers

Find out GCSE results in Basingstoke

A350 congestion in Dorset

There is congestion on the A350 Poole Road southbound between Roundhouse Roundabout in Lytchett Matravers and the A35 junction in Poole.

Click on BBC Travel for the latest.

Portsmouth students recieve GCSE results

Teenagers from around the South are getting their GCSEs results today and making decisions about what to do next.

Nationally GCSE results have shown a significant fall - down to their lowest levels since 2008.

There were some emotional scenes at Portsmouth Academy for Girls which was placed in special measures three years ago.

GCSE results in Portsmouth
Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML) 1387 - also known as Medusa

A sail-past is held off Portsmouth to mark the centenary of the Royal Navy's Coastal Force boats.

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Greig Watson

BBC News

One hundred years ago an arm of the Royal Navy was formed to run "suicide missions" against the German naval forces.

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First Group bus

A further five-day strike over pay by drivers on First Dorset buses is planned, the bus firm says.

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Queues on A35 heading for Melplash Show

BBC Travel

There is queuing traffic on the westbound A35 in Bridport between the Shipton Road junction and Texaco, because of the Melplash Show.  

Click on BBC Travel for the latest.

First GCSE results for Swanage School

Among the thousands of students receiving their GCSE results today, it's a particularly big day for those at Swanage School.

The school opened in 2013, so these are the first set of students to sit their GCSEs.

We're chuffed to bits as our headline figures are very good. They are our first students - we'll remember them fondly. When we give out their certificates there'll be a few tears.

Tristram HobsonHeadteacher, Swanage School
Swanage School
Swanage School

Full steam ahead at Tarrant Hinton

 A 1950s fully hydraulic grinder trailer making its way through the Great Dorset Steam Fair site.

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Chinese lantern warning on island

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning about the dangers of using flares, Chinese lanterns or fireworks in dry weather after a barn narrowly avoided going up in flames.

The barn’s owner, who spotted a flare landing on the roof of the barn on 18 August, and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before the fire was able to take hold.

In periods of dry weather, it only takes a spark or a smallest piece of smouldering material to start a fire, which can spread quickly with devastating effects.

Mick KeenanIsle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
Chinese lantern

Great Dorset Steam Fair from the air

A great view of the 600-acre site near Blandford.

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The 'Spitfires of the Sea' are commemorated

Uncertainty for workers in Wyke Regis

Marc Wilson celebrates his goal at Morecambe

Bournemouth's Marc Wilson says he ignored shouts of "don't shoot" before netting his first goal in nearly four years.

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Showtime at Melplash

About 25,000 people are expected at the annual Melplash Show near Bridport. 

The one-day agricultural show has been a date in the local farming calendar since 1847 and features displays of livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture.

There's a lovely traditional feel about it - it's an agricultural show and loves to keep up traditions. We want the public to see what farming is about.

Will FrostChairman of The Melplash Agricultural Society

BreakingMore strike dates in Dorset bus dispute

First Dorset has released a statement saying it has recieved notification of a further strike action planned for next week.

The strike will run until Sunday 4 September, excluding bank holiday Monday and Thursday 1 September.

Weymouth bus
First Group

The bus company is currently in dispute with Unite the Union over pay of drivers in Weymouth and Bridport. The union has said drivers earn £8.80 an hour but want it to rise to £9.50 over three years to match colleagues in Somerset.

First Dorset accused the union of "tabling additional demands" in the arbitration process. 

Small Ships Race winner crowned

We brought you some updates on the Dartmouth to Gosport race yesterday - and here are the winners...

Adam Seager, skipper of @JolieBrise, overall winner of #SmallShipsRace, with John and Lily Gillard of @PortsmouthSTT

Adam Seager, skipper of @JolieBrise, overall winner of #SmallShipsRace, with John and Lily Gillard of @PortsmouthSTT

The crew of @JolieBrise, gaff rigged class and overall winners of ASTO Dartmouth to Gosport #SmallShipsRace.

The crew of @JolieBrise, gaff rigged class and overall winners of ASTO Dartmouth to Gosport #SmallShipsRace.