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Summary

  1. Bournemouth MP seen with blood on face after parliament shooting
  2. Christchurch residents to get council merger referendum
  3. Warning after women approached in Portsmouth
  4. Weymouth traders fined for not paying Business Improvement District levy
  5. Updates from Wednesday 22 March

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That's all for today from the BBC Live service for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Dorset.

The service will return will all the latest news, sport and weather on Thursday at 08:00.

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Southampton MP tells of the scene in Westminster

Southampton Itchen Royston Smith MP has just been speaking to BBC South's Sally Taylor.

He said: "I was walking between the Palace and Portcullis House. I saw what I now know to be the attacker lying near the gate of the Palace of Westminster. 

"I was initially struck by how many police there were. There was a lot of noise and commotion and police were telling people to get inside and get out of the way."

The Conservative MP said members are still in lockdown. 

"I still don't know if we're being cleared to be released but it is a crime scene outside", he added.

Latest news headlines: Bournemouth MP tried to resuscitate Westminster attack injured police officer

Sport headlines: Southampton's Redmond 'ready to make England debut'

BBC Sport

  • Nathan Redmond says he's ready to make his England debut if he's given the chance tonight - the winger is one of four Southampton players that could feature for Gareth Southgate's side in a friendly against Germany
  • Bournemouth midfielder Sam Matthews believes his loan spell at Eastleigh will prove to be an important part of his footballing education
  • Havant and Waterlooville can move back to the top of the Isthmian Premier League with a win at Dulwich Hamlet tonight
  • Poole Pirates opened their doors to the press and public today ahead of the new Speedway season which begins next week - all seven riders were formally introduced at the club's Wimborne Road home

'Sexist' Hampshire library bookmarks criticised

Two bookmarks promoting male and female-only novels have been criticised as "sexist" by a Hampshire author.

The bookmarks found at Eastleigh Library
Lucy Cruickshanks

One of the county council-produced bookmarks features the words "Male Lit" and the names of 18 male authors, while the "Chick Lit" bookmark only mentions female writers. 

Author Lucy Cruickshanks, who found the bookmarks at Eastleigh Library, said: "Everything about them wound me up". 

Hampshire Libraries said they were being withdrawn.

Poole Swash Channel Wreck rudder set for public display

The rudder of a shipwrecked 17th Century merchant vessel which was raised from the seabed off the Dorset coast has returned to Poole ready to go on public display. 

The so-called Swash Channel Wreck was discovered in a sand and shingle bank outside Poole Harbour. 

Its 8.4m (28ft) rudder, carved with the image of a man's face, has been undergoing conservation work in York since it was raised in 2013

It is due to go on show with other recovered artefacts in Poole Museum tomorrow. 

The ship is thought to have been a Dutch merchant vessel which foundered in a storm.

Swash Channel Wreck
Bournemouth University
Swash Channel wreck rudder
Bournemouth University
Swash Channel Wreck rudder
Bournemouth University

Elderly man attacked in Popley

An elderly man suffered broken bones when he was attacked by a man in Basingstoke.

The 75-year-old suffered a broken collar bone and wrist and cuts to his head after he was pushed from behind in Abbey Road, Popley, on Monday morning.

Police said, before the attack, the victim had shouted at a dog that had barked at him. He then became aware of a man following him and shouting in anger. The victim started to run but was pushed over and lost consciousness.

Abbey Road in Basingstoke
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The assailant is described as being in his late teens to early 20s, with black hair and of slim build.  

'Ryan's death will haunt me'

A businessman cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence after his friend was killed in a powerboat crash has said the incident will "haunt" him for ever.

Following his acquittal, a statement from Mr Brown read outside the court said: "Ryan McKinlay was a friend I had known for more than 20 years.

"Ryan's death will haunt me for the rest of my life but I know that nothing will compare with his family's loss.

"My thoughts are, and always have been, with them." 

Travel latest: Waterloo station 'open as normal'

Winchester pupils safe following London attack

This from BBC South's Peter Henley:

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BreakingFour die in terror attack, police say

Police have confirmed four people have now died in the London attack.

London attack: Statement from House of Commons

Westminster attack: Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood 'had a mission in mind'

Nick Johnson

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie described being 30 metres away from the attacker in Palace Yard next to "good friend" Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood who had "a mission in mind". 

He also said: "We need to show parliament will never be cowered by situations like this".

Mr Ellwood is understood to have tried to resuscitate an injured police officer, who has since died.

BreakingPolice officer dies following stabbing

The BBC understands that a police officer who was stabbed in Parliament earlier on Wednesday has died.  

MP helped victim at the scene

Tobias Ellwood was seen trying to help one of the victims of the incident outside the House of Commons this afternoon.

A Press Association photographer captured these images of the Bournemouth MP.


          Tobias Ellwood following the attack at the House of Parliament
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          Tobias Ellwood following the attack at the House of Parliament
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Westminster attack: Bournemouth MP Ellwood hailed 'hero'

Westminster attack: MPs being moved from chamber

Hannah Bewley

BBC Hampshire political reporter

New Forest West MP Desmond Swayne, Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond, North East Hampshire Ranil Jayawardena, Southampton MP Royston Smith and Winchester MP Steve Brine are all in the chamber at the House of Commons with armed police outside the door. 

They are being moved in groups of 20, according to Desmond Swayne. 

He doesn't know where they are going. 

MPs in lockdown following shooting at parliament

Some of the MPs from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight have tweeted following this afternoon's shooting.

Thanks for kind messages, I'm safely in lockdown in the chamber. Thoughts & prayers with those caught up in the horror outside.

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Latest updates on Westminster attack

For the latest information on the suspected terror attack at Westminster,  click here .

A woman has died and a number of other people are hurt - some with "catastrophic" injuries, a doctor at St Thomas Hospital has said.

Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood tried to resuscitate an injured police officer, the BBC understands.

Westminster attack
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Parliament shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attack

A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London  in what police are treating as a terrorist incident .

Westminster incident
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A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police.

The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove a car across the bridge, before crashing it into railings.

A doctor at St Thomas' Hospital said a number of other people were hurt - some with "catastrophic" injuries.

BreakingBournemouth MP 'tried to resuscitate officer'

Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood tried to resuscitate a police officer injured in this afternoon's suspected terror attack at Westminster .

The Foreign Office minister gave mouth-to-mouth and tried to stem the blood flow from "multiple stab wounds", the BBC understands.

Mr Ellwood was pictured with blood on his head by Hugh Dickinson, who posted the image on Twitter .

His office said he had received a "bump" and would comment later.

Tobias Ellwood
Hugh Dickinson

Severe accident: A338 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A338 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Princess Road and B3066.

A338 Dorset - A338 Wessex Way in Branksome closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Princess Road junction and Bournemouth West Junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - M27 entry slip road closed westbound at J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Are you entitled to compensation for South West Trains delays?

A Tudor mass can be heard at The Vyne due to a new soundscape inside the chapel

The sounds of the 16th Century can now be heard at The Vyne near Basingstoke.

A Tudor church service has been recreated in a new soundscape inside the house's chapel.

 Visitors can hear the mass, just as King Henry the Eighth would have done when he visited.

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Comic Relief: Conga on Golden Cap

National Trust staff have been raising money for Comic Relief - by doing the Conga on the top of Golden Cap, the highest point on the Dorset coast.

National Trust staff doing the Conga
National Trust

Your pictures: Ventnor, Warnford and Morcombelake

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to  BBC Weather Watchers  "Janes garden", "Bracken Sue" and "Phee Nomennaa" for their snaps across the sea at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, shaded daffodils in Morcombelake, Dorset, and rolling hills in Warnford, Hampshire. 

Ventnor
Janes garden
Morcombelake
Bracken Sue
Warnford
Phee Nomennaa

We'd love to see your pictures of the three counties too. Send them by  email  , on our  Hampshire  and  Dorset  Facebook pages or on Twitter  @BBC_Hampshire  and  @BBCDorset .

Firms 'missing out on rates support'

Businesses are missing out on thousands of pounds worth of support with business rates, according to a council.

East Hampshire District Council said some firms were unaware of money-saving schemes put in place to help small businesses.

Economic development councillor Glynis Watts said: "There are numerous types of rate relief, especially for small businesses or those that are struggling.

“There are also ways to appeal against a business’s rateable value and ways to soften any sudden changes."

East Hampshire District Council
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Boat crash man cleared of friend's manslaughter

A businessman whose friend died when a jet-powered boat crashed into a luxury cruiser has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence. 

Ryan McKinlay, from Gosport, died in the accidental crash off the Isle of Wight in 2015. 

Ryan McKinlay
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He was a passenger on the rigid inflatable boat driven by Aaron Brown, 34, which was performing manoeuvres.

Mr Brown was found not guilty following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Travel latest: South West Trains singalling problem 'resolved'

Overnight closures for city flyovers

Two Southampton flyovers are to close overnight for essential repairs .

Millbrook flyover will be closed for four nights from Monday.

Works on Redbridge causeway will take place over four nights from Monday 3 April.

Millbrook flyover
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Signed diversion routes will be in place.  

Jane Austen 200th anniversary celebrations planned

Winchester fly-tipping 'prosecution success'

Hampshire travel latest: Delays on A34 at Winchester