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Summary

  1. Southern Health chief Katrina Percy steps down
  2. Overturned car blocks M27 - no serious injuries
  3. New badger cull under way in Dorset
  4. Saints break transfer record to sign Sofiane Boufal for £16m
  5. HMS Daring to be sent to Gulf to support raids on Islamic State group
  6. Updates on Tuesday 30 August

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By Marcus White 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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Crash scene made safe

George Hollingbery: 'Katrina Percy made right decision'

George Hollingbery MP
Conservative Party

I think Ms Percy has made the right decision to stand down. The recent review by the chairman of Southern Health cleared her of any fault, but it was clear the families of those who have been affected by poor care from the trust were very unhappy she was staying, and I hope this now allows them to look forward to a resolution of their grievances. I also hope it will add further impetus to Southern in its endeavours to get itself back on a proper footing. I now urge the quickest possible recruitment process so that someone can be appointed to take the trust forward and to ensure the mistakes of the past are not repeated.

George HollingberyConservative MP for Meon Valley

Overturned lorry blocking A3 southbound

Just over the county border in Surrey, there's an overturned lorry on the the A3

The Milford Bypass section is closed and there's queuing traffic southbound between the A283 junction in Thursley and the Hindhead Tunnel junction in Hindhead. 

A diversion is in operation via the A3100 and A286, or via the A31 to Farnham and the A287 to Hindhead or the A325 to Longmoor. 

Congestion from this incident is stretching to Hogs Back.

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Van driver seriously hurt in crash with lorry

Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-vehicle crash in Bartley, Hampshire, yesterday afternoon. Officers were called to Southampton Road, at the junction of Bourne Road, at 15:20 BST, to the collision between a Mercedes articulated goods lorry and a white Isuzu flatbed van.

Southampton Road at the junction of Bourne Road
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The driver of the van, a 48-year-old man from Winsor, Hampshire, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The driver of the lorry was uninjured.  

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Accident partially blocking Bakers Arms roundabout

The A35 in Lytchett Minster is partially blocked at the Bakers Arms roundabout because of an accident. Congestion is stretching to Slepe and on the A351 to Sandford. 

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Dry spells expected through the week

A31 slip road blocked by broken down car

The A31 in Ringwood entry slip road is partially blocked westbound at the West Street junction because of a broken down car and recovery work.  

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Round the bend

Scott Dawson's Facebook page shows he has passed a major landmark in his madcap bid to swim non-stop around the Isle of Wight for charity.

Scott, 37, from Southampton, set off from Ryde shortly before 07:30 BST and is swimming anti-clockwise.

Next stop - well, Ryde actually!

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Scott Dawson Swim & Ian Holtedahl-Finlay
Dorset coastline

Plans to reorganise local government in Dorset should go to a referendum, Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner says.

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Campaigner welcomes Katrina Percy resignation

A prominent critic of health boss Katrina Percy has welcomed her "long overdue" resignation as chief executive of Southern Health NHS trust.

Dr Sara Ryan has campaigned for changes at Southern Health since her son, Connor Sparrowhawk, drowned in a bath in 2013. 

Connor Sparrowhawk
Sara Ryan

In a statement, she said: "This whole sorry episode has shone an important light on peculiar workings at senior NHS levels around regulation, accountability and enforcement.

"It also demonstrates that candour and transparency remain woefully lacking in 2016."

Isle of Wight solo swimmer passes Yarmouth

A man hoping to swim non-stop around the Isle of Wight in aid of charity is more than five hours into his challenge. 

Scott Dawson, 37, from Southampton, set off on the the 60-mile (96.6km) route from at Ryde shortly before 07:30 BST.

Scott Dawson
Scott Dawson Swim/Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

He is swimming in an anti-clockwise direction, navigated by record-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Brian Thompson.

Money raised from the swim, which is expected to take at least 24 hours, will go to support the work of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Meningitis Now.

Outram Road, Southsea

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Southsea.

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Katrina Percy resignation: A period of turmoil

Katrina Percy's decision to step down as chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust follows a period of mounting pressure on the trust:

  • October 2015 - an inquest finds that neglect contributed to the death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned in a bath following an epileptic fit at a trust facility
  • December 2015 - a report obtained by BBC news says the trust has failed to investigate the deaths of more than 1,000 patients in its care
  • April 2016 - a warning notice issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) finds "longstanding risks" to mental health patients
  • April 2016 - trust chairman Mike Petter resigns ahead of a further CQC report which says patients continue to be put at risk
  • June 2016 - BBC news reports that companies owned by previous associates of Katrina Percy were paid millions by the trust for contracted work

Norman Lamb welcomes NHS chief resignation

The Liberal Democrats' health spokesman Norman Lamb MP has welcomed the "belated" departure of Katrina Percy as chief executive of the troubled Southern Health NHS Trust.

Mr Lamb said: "Under her watch, patients and families were fatally let down by a rotten culture where the unexplained deaths of more than a thousand vulnerable people... were not properly investigated."

Norman Lamb
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"Rather than taking responsibility and doing the honorable thing by stepping down, Katrina Percy continued to put her own interests before the public interest.

Norman Lamb

Queen Victoria letter turns up at charity shop

A charity shop worker had a surprise when a letter signed by Queen Victoria turned up in a box of bric-a-brac in Dorset.

The letter, dated 1860, was tucked in a box donated to the Creekmoor branch of Julia's House children's hospice shops.

Queen Victoria signature
Julia's House

Dated 1860, it marked the appointment of William Jacob as an Ensign in the Honourable Artillery Company.

The letter, authenticated by signature experts and the Honourable Artillery Archive, fetched £395 in an online auction.

In pictures: Thousands attend Victorious Festival

The arena at Victorious Festival 2016

Thousands attend Victorious Festival

Thousands of festival-goers descend on Portsmouth for the Victorious Festival.

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BreakingMurder arrest over man's death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of another man in Southsea.

The man was found just before 08:00 BST in Outram Road. 

Outram Road
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A police cordon has been placed around a property and the road has been closed as forensic examinations continue.

Police said the arrested man was being held in custody.

Southampton Eid celebrations to go ahead

We'll bring you more updates during the afternoon on the departure of Katrina Percy as Southern Health chief executive, but in other news a Muslim prayer event at a Southampton park will take place as planned next month.

It comes after the Eid al-Fitr prayer event, which clashed with a planned rally by anti-immigration activists, was cancelled in July amid safety concerns.

The British Bangladesh Cultural Academy (BBCA) said up to 4,000 people were expected to attend the Eid prayer event in Hoglands Park on 11 September.

A previous outdoor Eid al-Fitr celebration
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Full story: Boss of troubled NHS trust quits

Read the main story as it is updated on our site.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Katrina Percy

Boss of troubled NHS trust quits

The chief executive of troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Katrina Percy, resigns over "media attention".

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Percy's salary to remain unchanged

A spokeswoman for Southern Health NHS trust has said Katrina Percy's salary, which is quoted in the trust's annual report as between £180,000 and £190,000, will remain the same despite her departure as chief executive.

Ms Percy is moving to an advisory role with a group of GPs in Fareham and Gosport.

Katrina Percy 'well suited' to be NHS trust leader

Embattled health boss Katrina Percy, who is leaving her role as Southern Health NHS Trust chief executive, was allowed to keep her job following an internal inquiry which reported in June.

A trust statement said she was found to be "well suited to lead the trust forward".

The former health secretary Jeremy Hunt had said he was "profoundly shocked" by an independent study which found the trust had failed to properly investigate the deaths of more than 1,000 patients in its care.

Katrina Percy
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Your views: Southern Health chief steps down

We're starting to get some reaction on our Facebook page to the news that Katrina Percy has stepped down as Southern Health chief executive.

Rosie Holmes says: "Just don't give her a golden handshake"

Debbie Gale added: "About time!"  

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'Justice at last' - Southern Health campaigners respond

A campaign started in memory of Connor Sparrowhawk, who died in the care of Southern Health NHS Trust, has welcomed the resignation of trust chief executive Katrina Percy.

The 'Justice for Laughing Boy' campaign had called for the trust to be prosecuted for manslaughter and for staff involved to face disciplinary action.

Isle of Wight solo swimmer reaches Cowes

A Hampshire man attempting to swim solo around the Isle of Wight has reached Cowes.

Scott Dawson, 37, from Southampton, began the non-stop 60-mile (96.6km) challenge in aid of charity shortly before 07:30 from Ryde.

Scott Dawson tracker
Scott Dawson Swim/Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

He is being fuelled during the swim with boiled eggs, chocolate and beetroot brownies every 30 minutes via a fishing net from a support team in kayaks. The swim is expected to take at least 24 hours. 

Money raised from the challenge will go to support the work of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Meningitis Now.

Percy to stay with Southern Health in new role

Here's the full statement from Katrina Percy and Southern Health interim chair Tim Smart.

Ms Percy will stay with the trust in a new role "working with local GP leaders providing strategic advice on the transformation of local health services".

Percy had refused to resign over deaths report

Katrina Percy, who has stepped down as chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust, led the organisation during a period of turmoil.

A report last year found that the trust had failed to properly investigate the deaths of more than 1,000 patients in its care.

Ms Percy issued an apology, but criticised the NHS-commissioned report and refused to resign.

Katrina Percy
Southern Health NHS Trust

BreakingSouthern Health chief executive steps down

The chief executive of the troubled Southern Health NHS Trust has stepped down, the trust has announced.

A statement says that Katrina Percy's position has become "untenable because of ongoing personal media attention". 

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Your pictures: Sunset in Poole

Please keep sending us your pictures and we'll show off the best ones, like this image from Sunday.

A calm evening in Poole harbour.#poole @BBCSouthWeather @BBCDorset @bbcweather @SimonParkinITV @Bournemouthecho

A calm evening in Poole harbour.#poole @BBCSouthWeather @BBCDorset @bbcweather @SimonParkinITV @Bournemouthecho

Travel latest: Delays in the New Forest

TRAVEL: A31 westbound from M27 at Cadnam towards Ringwood. 10-15 min delay. Breakdown before Picket Post Services.

Woman airlifted from Solent fort

A woman sustained a "very serious" head injury at Spitbank Fort in the Solent and was airlifted to hospital yesterday.

Rescuers said they believed the woman and her husband were guests at the luxury hotel.

A lifeboat crew from the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service helped to place the woman in a basket, to be winched aboard the coastguard helicopter for transfer to hospital.

woman airlifted
Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service

BreakingFurther badger culls under way in Dorset

The government has revealed that further badger cull licences have been issued with "operations now under way" in Dorset and elsewhere.

Seven additional licences have been approved, covering parts of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Dorset and Devon.

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