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  1. Updates on Wednesday 31 August
  2. Calls to fund Damien Nettles police probe
  3. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has condemned the latest government badger cull
  4. Talks at ACAS to try to head off a strike by platform staff on Southern Railway

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By Marcus White

All times stated are UK

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That's all for today

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

Thanks for joining us and we will see you again in the morning.

Newlyweds appeal for the return of their wedding photographs

Damian and Corina Cesario married at Portchester Castle.
A recently married couple from Havant are urging the thief who stole the wedding photographer's cameras to hand in the memory cards.

The cards contain the magical moments of Damian and Corina Cesario's big day in August, images that are priceless.

They were taken from their photographer's car during their evening reception at the Guildhall in Portsmouth. 

BBC Radio Solent's Neil Sackley has been to meet the devastated couple.

Latest weather

The latest weather forecast from Bee Tucker.

The latest weather on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 with Bee Tucker.

Do you know this dog?

A man and two boys have been arrested after a dog stolen in a burglary in Dorset was discovered in a van in Eastbourne.

The Yorkshire Terrier, which was microchipped, has been reunited with its owners but a second dog found in the van - a female Jack Russell (pictured) - is yet to be identified.

Jack Russell
Sussex Police

Anyone with information about the second dog should contact Sussex Police.   

The man, aged 44, and the boys, aged 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been transferred to Dorset Police, along with the van.

Mother's fury at new role for NHS boss

Katrina Percy

An NHS trust's decision to move its boss to a new role with the same salary is a "scandal", according to the mother of a teenager who died under its watch.

Chief executive Katrina Percy resigned on Tuesday following pressure over the way Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust investigated patient deaths.

Ms Percy's salary is quoted in the trust's annual report as between £180,000 and £190,000.

Sara Ryan said: "It is a scandal... it doesn't happen in the real world."

Insecticide bomb prompts emergency response

Cubs venture out for first time

These are the two amur leopard cubs as they venture out for the first time aince being born two months ago at Marwell.

New amur leopard clubs in Marwell have made their first steps into the outside world.

Dragonfly danger

The National Trust wants your help to stopping the decline in the number of dragonflies.

The National Trust is asking the public to help it halt the decline in dragonflies.

'Horrific truth' behind jailed paedophile

Bridport paedophile David Shepherd, who has been jailed for 28 years, was "by far" the worst case ever dealt with by Dorset Police's paedophile and online investigation team.

But officers had no idea of the scale of his offending, when they arrested the 60-year-old former pub landlord for possessing indecent images last year.

Det Con David Baker said: "It wasn't until much later that we uncovered the horrific truth behind the man".  

Shepherd will serve a minimum of 14 years in jail for offences including travelling to the Philippines to rape young girls.

I'll be right behind you

Amur leopard cubs take their first look outside, after keepers at Marwell zoo near Winchester lifted the barrier to their enclosure this morning.

The pair were born two months ago to mum Kaia.

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Historical medal 'stolen' from RNLI headquarters

The RNLI has said that a gold medal awarded posthumously to the coxswain of the Penlee lifeboat, the Solomon Browne, is missing and presumed stolen from a store at the charity's head office in Poole.

The charity said the gold gallantry medal was stored in a facility with "multiple layers of security". 

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The medal was awarded posthumously to William Trevelyan Richards, Coxswain of the Penlee Lifeboat the Solomon Browne, which sank after going to the aid of the coaster Union Star in 1981.

All eight volunteer crew members were lost in the disaster.

Travel latest: A348 delays

Woman suffers neck wounds after safety failure

The rope burns to Claire Hatch's neck.
Claire Hatch

A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck in a safety failure while she was on a giant swing at the Eden Project.

Claire Hatch, 27, from Southampton, was on the gravity swing at Hangloose Adventures while she was on holiday in Cornwall.

She said: "It was only me being yanked backwards that saved me from being very seriously hurt, or worse."

A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck on a giant swing at the Eden Project.

Cherries defender on the move

AFC Bournemouth full-back Rhoys Wiggins has joined Birmingham on loan until January.

The twenty-eight-year-old has not featured for the Cherries since returning to the Vitality Stadium at the start of the year.

Rhoys Wiggins
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David Shepherd

A prolific paedophile who filmed himself raping and abusing children in the Philippines is jailed for life.

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A good advert for the Solent area?

BBC South's Peter Henley has been out and about - and he clocked this in Southampton about the Solent Deal.

Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight County Council have launched a new advertising campaign as they try and get more power from Westminster.

What do you think of the plans?

Taking power from Westminster - South coast councils have begun an advertising campaign - what do you think?

Taking power from Westminster - South coast councils have begun an advertising campaign - what do you think?

Wilshere not Bournemouth-bound?

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

It's understood Jack Wilshere's representatives and Roma - led by transfer consultant Franco Baldini, who knows Wilshere from the England national team - have agreed the terms of a loan deal. Wilshere is thought to be enthusiastic on the move.

But this has to suit Arsenal (loan fee, terms etc) so it's certainly not done yet.

Palace and Bournemouth are still yet to receive and update today, so it's not looking good for them. But you never know as nothing has been finalised.

Quiet day at St Mary's?

Adam Blackmore

BBC Radio Solent sports editor

BBC Radio Solent's sport editor, Adam Blackmore, has been getting involved this transfer deadline day. This is what he has found out from St Mary's:

Not expecting any "big" ones at #saintsfc today - Rodriguez to stay is big news for me & Cuco on/off to #EFC may depend on finding a RB

Raiders target Hampshire diner

Three people smashed a window at Nelson's Diner, on the A339 near Kingsclere, on Monday night.

Hampshire police said they fled in a Subaru Impreza estate after trying to force a side door open but failing to gain entry.

Officers have appealed for information about the attempted raid, shortly after 01:00 BST.

Nelsons diner

Hampshire v Yorkshire - live

We're providing live ball-by-ball coverage of Hampshire's match with Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl today.

You can find the live scorecard on the BBC Sport site.

However, you can also listen in online thanks to Radio Solent - just follow the link and hit the Live Coverage tab to find it.

Cricket ball and stumps
BBC Sport

Today's weather

Bee Tucker has the latest on the weather for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

The BBC South Weather on Wednesday 31 August 2016

Transfer deadline day

This is what the two Daily Echo's sports teams are saying about potential transfers for our Premier League teams on transfer deadline day:

State of play for #saintsfc at the start of deadline day. If get right back in then Martina out, J-Rod now staying…

AFC Bournemouth transfer deadline day live: signings, rumours and who's out #afcb

When we get some more news from either club - and of course Portsmouth as well - we'll let you know.

BreakingDorset paedophile jailed for life

New Forest mushroom picking ban extended

Strike halts bus services in Dorset

Dorset offers 'best quality of life' for pensioners

Making retirement plans?

Dorset and the Isle of Wight are among places offering the best quality of life for pensioners, according to a survey for Prudential.

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Bournemouth beach

Popular retirement destinations like Bournemouth and Christchurch helped Dorset to top the ratings, based on factors including crime levels, weather and the number of other pensioners. 

Delays easing on M27 in Hampshire

'Sit down and have a brew!'

Twitter praise for Scott Dawson after he completed a non-stop 26-hour charity swim around the Isle of Wight this morning

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What do you get for £5.3 million in Poole?

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, is halfway through a £5.3 million refurbishment. Steve Harris has been for a look around the Poole venue to see what changes are in store.

Travel latest: delays on M27

BBC Travel

The accident on the M27 at J3 (M271/Romsey/Southampton) is now causing a substantial tailback.

One lane is blocked westbound and congestion is affecting Rownhams Services.

#M27 - One lane BLOCKED due to RTI Westbound at J3 M271 Romsey / Southampton Docks, delays heading back to Rownhams Services.

Jack Wilshere for Cherries?

Reports say Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is set to choose between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth as he looks to sort out a loan deal for the season.

It is understood Wilshere met Palace manager Alan Pardew and Bournemouth counterpart Eddie Howe yesterday and will make a final decision later today.

Jack Wilshere
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Swimmer completes solo island lap

A father-of-two has successfully completed a 60-mile (96.6km) non-stop swim around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity. 

Scott Dawson, 37, from Southampton, entered the water at Seaview shortly before 07:30 BST on Tuesday.

Scott Dawson
Scott Dawson Swim/Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

He completed the solo swim in just over 26 hours.

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

Welcome to your new world

Two Amur leopard cubs born at Marwell zoo near Winchester on 25 June take their first steps outside, after keepers lifted the barrier to their enclosure this morning.

They're out!!! Mum leads new Amur leopard Cubs for first time!!!
They're out!!! Mum leads new Amur leopard Cubs for first time!!!
They're out!!! Mum leads new Amur leopard Cubs for first time!!!

They're out!!! Mum leads new Amur leopard Cubs for first time!!!

Travel latest: M27 accident

Calls to fund Damien Nettles police probe

A petition calling for a police force to be given funding from the Home Office to continue investigating the disappearance of an Isle of Wight teenager has attracted almost 3,000 signatures.

Damien Nettles was 16-years-old when he went missing after a night out in Cowes with friends on 2 November 1996. 

Damien Nettles
Hampshire Constabulary

Twenty years on his body has never been found.

The petition's urging the government to give Hampshire Constabulary enough funding to finally resolve the case.

BBC Three recently released a documentary about the disappearance of Damien. You can view it on the iPlayer.

Alys and Bronagh establish the events of the night in 1996 Damien Nettles went missing.

Transfer deadline day

Our local sides could be busy before the transfer window closes at 23:00 BST.

Southampton are on the hunt for a right-back, following the serious injury to recent capture Jeremy Pied, while Cuco Martina could complete a move to Everton.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has previously said he was only pursuing one potential new signing, but that would be a player for the future.

Watch out for the latest updates here and on @solentsport.

Today's weather: sunny spells and cloud

After a cloudy start with fog patches, outbreaks of light rain will spread from the west, but will clear eastwards by early afternoon to leave some sunny periods.  

weather pic

It will be dry and mild overnight with some mist or fog patches by dawn.

Travel latest: Channel Island ferry delays

Fault in fuel system causes delays to @Condor_Ferries Liberation. Disruption expected as it runs on reduced power.

Fault in fuel system causes delays to @Condor_Ferries Liberation. Disruption expected as it runs on reduced power.