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Summary

  1. Praise for Bournemouth MP who tried to save police officer in Westminster attack
  2. Firefighters rescue 10 people and a dog from Southampton house fire
  3. Southampton 'among worse areas' for getting elderly patients out of hospital into social care
  4. NSPCC figures show record number of child sex offences recorded in the south
  5. Updates from Thursday 23 March

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Marcus White

BBC South

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

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CCTV released of man stealing £10,000 worth of rings from jewellers

Footage has been released of a man stealing £10,000 worth of gold men's rings from a Poole jewellery shop. 

Dorset Police are looking to speak to the man in the footage after 50 rings were stolen from Mortons Jewellers in the High Street on Saturday at about 14:11 GMT. 

The video shows a member of staff placing a tray of rings on the counter, which the man then picks up and runs away with. 

poole jewellery shop theft
Dorset Police

Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M271 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for Brownhill Way.

M271 Hampshire - M271 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J1 Brownhill Way, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A352 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A352 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A351 and Puddletown Road.

A352 Dorset - A352 in Wareham closed in both directions between the A351 junction and the Puddletown Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Intruders base jump off Spinnaker Tower

Two men forced entry to the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth before parachuting to the ground, police have revealed.

The men "put themselves in significant danger" by jumping at about 21:15 GMT on 9 March, detectives said.

CCTV images
Hampshire Constabulary

Police are trying to trace the pair, described as white and in their 20s or 30s, who were caught on CCTV.

Detectives said they are suspected of causing criminal damage to the entrance to the 170m (557ft) tower in Portsmouth Harbour. 

Spinnaker Tower
Gulsara Munbayeva

Charity shop worker condemns 'flytipping'

A manager says she had to make a pathway through abandoned junk in order to enter her charity shop in Bournemouth.

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'Weak' special needs services criticised

Inspectors say services for Dorset young people with special educational needs or disabilities are beset with "weaknesses" and "delays".

OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission say they have "significant concerns" about services provided by Dorset County Council.

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The inspectors' report  says parents feel they have to struggle to have their child's needs assessed and outcomes achieved by children are too variable.

The council says it will continue its work to make improvements.

Teenager found with fractured skull

An 18-year-old woman who left a pub shortly before closing time was found lying in a street hours later with a fractured skull, Hampshire police have said.

The teenager was discovered on a grass verge in Damerham near Fordingbridge by a member of the public at about 05:00 GMT on 16 March.

Damerham High Street
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The woman does not remember what happened to her after leaving the Compasses Inn at around 22:30 GMT.

Detectives said her mobile phone is missing.

Donkey sanctuary says farewell to Poppy

Sad news from the Isle of Wight - Poppy, of the best-known residents at the island's donkey sanctuary has died.

Poppy had been treated at the Liphook Equine Hospital team for internal bleeding but returned to the island last week.

The sanctuary posted on social media that her condition deteriorated and she was put to sleep.

Poppy had been living at the sanctuary for 25 years and worse a distinctive visor to protect her eyes from the sunlight.

Poppy
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

Words cannot describe our emotions and our feelings. The entire team have tried absolutely everything to save Poppy and we are completely devastated at today's turn of events.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
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Portsmouth and ex-Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner are to enter into exclusive talks about a potential takeover.

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Council plans to run prefab home factory

A council has revealed plans for a factory to build "modular" or "prefab" homes for local people. 

Southampton City Council would part-own and run the manufacturing plant on the former Ford factory site at Swaythling, which closed in 2013.

Redevelopment of the site began in January.

former Ford site
BBC

We are trying to have a project which not only employs Southampton people but delivers homes for Southampton people with the council as a landlord.

Simon LettsLeader, Southampton City Council

BreakingMan's body found in Winchester

Police are investigating the "unexplained" death of a man in Winchester.

Officers were called at about 17:30 GMT yesterday to Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent, where they found the body of a 37-year-old local man.

Police, who have cordoned off the property, say there is no connection to the terrorism attack in London.

Dorset Police react to the Westminster attack yesterday

Dorset Police has shared a statement following the terrorist attack on Parliament yesterday. 

Chief Superintendent Colin Searle said their thoughts are with the friends of families of everyone affected. 

He added: “Our aim is to reduce the risk to the public and maximise public awareness. As is normal practice, we are in touch with national anti-terrorism coordinators.

“There has been no change to the threat level in the UK. We regularly review intelligence and information and would like to reassure the public that there is no specific threat to Dorset. The public should be alert but not alarmed.”

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J9 for A27 Whiteley.

M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic westbound at J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Council painting the town red, white and blue in tribute

Poole police station receives flowers of appreciation

More traffic issues on M3 after accident

Campaigners launch bid to buy ice rink

A campaign group has begun an attempt to buy Ryde Arena, after the ice rink closed in October with debts of more than £300,000.

The Ryde Arena Community Action Group said it had this morning written to Isle of Wight Council, requesting to be treated as a potential bidder for the site.

Ryde Arena
Wayne Whittle

The group hopes the move will trigger a six-month moratorium on the sale of the site, while it prepares its bid.

Property investment firm AEW UK has said it intends to market the site for £3.5m, having purchased it for £1m in 2014.

Saints stars make England debuts

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England manager Gareth Southgate said last night's defeat to Germany was a "good learning experience" for his younger players.

Southampton's James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond made their England debuts, coming on as second half substitutes.

Southgate said the visitors were "the better side" until Lukas Podolski's stunning second-half goal secured a 1-0 victory for Germany.  

Germany 1-0 England: Gareth Southgate 'very pleased' with performance

Police officers receive flowers and cards following attack yesterday

M3 now reopened

Naval base security stepped up after terror attack

M3 closed as lorry changes its tyre

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Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A31 and J9 for A34.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound between J10, A31 (Winchester) and J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police chief confirms review of security at Hampshire events

Hampshire police Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said: “Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those killed and seriously injured.

"There is currently no specific intelligence to indicate an immediate threat to any locations within the UK, including Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.

Olivia Pinkney
Hampshire Constabulary

“We are reviewing our security procedures and resources to ensure that they are appropriate and if any changes need to be made.

“We have also reviewed all pre-planned events taking place in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the coming days, as is normal procedure, to ensure all plans are up-to-date."

Poole Swash Channel Wreck: Ship's name revealed

The identity of a 17th Century ship wrecked off the Dorset coast has been revealed. 

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

The 8.4m (28ft) rudder, with a moustachioed face carved into it, was raised from the seabed in 2013. But the name of the ship remained a mystery.

Having studied historical records and analysing its timbers, experts now believe it to be a Dutch merchant vessel named The Fame which foundered in a storm in March 1631.

Swash Channel Wreck rudder
BBC

It's nice to have a name - it adds a human story to the wreck. It's the right name at the right date with the right age of the timbers. Everything fits, although you can never be sure. This is a ship most likely going from the Netherlands to the Americas using Poole as a stopping off point.

Dave ParhamBournemouth University

Bournemouth East MP 'best of humanity', says prime minister

Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs at parliament today: “Yesterday we saw the worst of humanity but we remember the best.

“We will remember the extraordinary efforts to save the life of PC Keith Palmer, including those by my Right Hon friend the member for Bournemouth East [Tobias Ellwood].

“And we will remember the exceptional bravery of our police, security and emergency service who once again ran towards the danger even as they encouraged others to run the other way.”

Tobias Ellwood
PA
Tobias Ellwood MP tried to save the life of PC Keith Palmer

Isle of Wight authority urges public to stay safe

Isle of Wight Council is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual in solidarity with London. 

A statement released by the authority urged people to "not give in to acts such as the terrorist situation". 

The flags at County Hall will also fly at half-mast today in tribute to those killed and injured. 

We are known to be a safe community but we need to do our part to ensure it stays that way by being alert to any strange activity or individuals in our midst and if in doubt to report our concerns to the police. Most importantly, we must not let these individuals disrupt our way of life.

Councillor Dave Stewart Leader of Isle of Wight Council

Lifeboat service pays tribute to Westminster victims

MP Tobias Ellwood retweets Boris Johnson's messages

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood, who has been hailed a hero for trying to save the life of a police officer , has yet to speak publicly about yesterday's terror attack in London.

But he has retweeted these messages from the foreign secretary on his Twitter feed...

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MP who attempted to resuscitate PC Keith Palmer attends Parliament

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood,  who was pictured  immediately after the attack giving first aid to PC Keith Palmer, stood with his fellow MPs to hear the prime minister speak at Westminster this morning. 

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood
BBC

It's taken over three hours but the Totton Bypass is clear

Collision in the New Forest causing delays of up to 20 minutes

Portsmouth councillor condemns 'attack on our way of life'

'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor

A woman who was diagnosed with cancer when she was four has been inspired to take up nursing. 

Clara Markiewicz says she was so affected by the "role model" nurses that she wanted to become one. 

Now she's working at Southampton Children's Hospital - alongside one of the nurses who looked after her 15 years ago. 

'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor

'If you see a police officer today spare them a smile'