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  1. Storm Doris causes travel disruption
  2. Firearms arrest at island hotel

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Doris disruption: Trees pretending to be trains

Borough freezes council tax

Havant Borough Council has announced it is freezing its council tax for the eighth consecutive year.

In a month when many local authorities are agreeing maximum increases to the charge, the authority says it has achieved "financial sustainability without significant service reduction".

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Severe accident: Dorset both ways

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Dorset both ways severe accident, between Marsh Road and A354 Westwey Road.

Dorset - Newstead Road in Weymouth closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Marsh Road junction and Harbour Junction, because of an accident.

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

Driver freed after crash

Blowing away the cobwebs

Weather stations across the region have been recording wind gusts of around 50-60mph this afternoon.

But the highest was at The Needles on the Isle of Wight where wind speeds reached 82mph.

The Needles
Alan Vincent

Wind speeds:

  • Boscombe Down 60mph
  • Bournemouth Airport: 54mph
  • Middle Wallop: 60mph
  • The Needles, IoW: 82mph
  • Southampton: 60mph
  • St Catherine’s Point: IoW: 63mph

Youth projects funds up for grabs

Gosport residents are being invited to apply for money to fund projects for young people.

The £5,000 You Decide fund is available to help schemes for 11 to 19-year-olds or young people up to the age of 25 if they have a disability or are care leavers.

The kinds of projects that could be considered include allotments or gardens, activities tackling graffiti, help of people vulnerable to crime, promotion of healthy lifestyles, activities and improvements to community buildings.

The deadline for applications is 10 March.

Doris disruption: Tree cleared from tracks

Sixth arrest over Crookhorn shooting

A sixth person has been arrested over the shooting of a man in Crookhorn.

A 34-year-old man suffered "life-changing" head injuries in the incident on 13 February.

A 26-year-old man from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Scene of shooting
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He has been bailed until 11 May.  

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a fallen tree. Traffic is coping well.

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

Here are today’s wind gusts from Storm Doris

Alexis Green

BBC South Today weather presenter

Some of the highest wind gusts were this morning. The highest wind gust was at the Needles (No surprise). Widely there were wind gusts of 50-60mph across the south. 

Wind gusts today:

Brize Norton: 51mph

Benson: 58mph

Boscombe Down 60mph

Bournemouth Airport: 54mph

Charlwood: 52mph

Heathrow: 60mph

Odiham: 64mph

Larkhill: 58mph

Middle Wallop: 60mph

Needles, IoW: 82mph

Shoreham: 53mph

Southampton: 60mph

St Catherine’s Point, IoW: 63mph

Doris disruption: Another tree blocking the railway

Doris disruption: Red Jet returns

Power cut should be fixed by teatime

Residents experiencing a power cut in North Baddesley should expect to be reconnected by about 16:30, the network supplier has said.

SSEN said about 132 properties had been affected by the outage in the SO52 area at about 12:30.

Power plugs
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We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and thank them for their patience as our engineers work to restore their power as quickly and as safely as possible in challenging weather conditions.

SSEN spokeswoman

Lansdowne gets government cash boost for business district

The Lansdowne area of Bournemouth is set to benefit from part of a £19.5m government investment. 

The money has been secured by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to turn the area into a new business district.

It is hoped the revamp will create new business and job opportunities, Local Growth Minister Andrew Percy said. 

Lansdowne
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Money is also going to Bournemouth University to invest in its Orthopaedic Research Institute.

The cash will also be used on several other projects including building new homes.

Power cut to North Baddesley homes

A power cut is affecting homes in the North Baddesley area.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said power was lost in the SO52 area at about 12:20 GMT.

It said engineers were on site with the power expected to be back on by 16:30 GMT. 

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Saints head to Wembley: how are you getting there?

Dan Kerins

Assistant Editor, BBC South

Have you made your plans about how to get to Wembley this weekend? If not, this could come in very handy.

Travel advice to the stadium in north west London.

Of course, we'll be live on BBC Hampshire from 12:00 on the day, and we'll be bringing you all the latest travel news to help you get across London to cheer on Saints.

If you have anything to share with us - travel updates, photos or even just to tell us how much you love Southampton - send us updates on social media using the hashtag #SaintsFC.

Doris disruption: Fast ferry still suspended

Severe disruption: A3013 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A3013 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, near Cranbrook Court.

A3013 Hampshire - A3013 Fleet Road in Fleet blocked near the Cranbrook Court junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

'Lucky escape' after tree falls onto cars

Police said it was lucky that no one was injured when a tree fell and crashed through the windscreens of two cars between Basingstoke and Alton earlier.

The tree came down on the A339 between Bagmore Lane and Avenue Road near the Fur and Feathers pub.

Tree debris
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According to reports, the tree fell on two cars and a further three vehicles crashed into it.

The road has since been cleared.

Island council latest to increase council tax

Isle of Wight Council has become the latest authority to increase its council tax by 4.99%.

The authority's element for a band C property will rise £61.95 a year to £1,302.10.

The figure excludes the precepts set by the police and parish councils.

Isle of Wight Council
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We have acted professionally, ethically and with integrity and placed the emphasis on significant investment in the island’s economic future alongside prudent financial management and protecting key services, especially for the most vulnerable.

Councillor Dave StewartIsle of Wight Council leader

Doris disruption: Red Jet set for review after lunch

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Doris disruption: Airport issues advice

Saints banner at Wembley again after 38 years

Southampton FC banner at Wembley again after 38 years for EFL Cup Final

Hovercraft remains suspended due to Storm Doris

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J9 for A27 Whiteley and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M27 westbound between J9, A27 (Whiteley) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

CCTV released in assault probe

CCTV has been released of a man police want to trace after an assault in Weymouth in December which left a man needing stitches to his ear.

The man in his 20s was punched and hit on the head with a glass bottle in St Albans Street in the early hours of Friday 16 December following a row in Actors Bar.

CCTV of man police want to trace in Weymouth
Dorset Police

A 33-year-old man from Portland who was arrested on suspicion of assault has been released without charge.

Doris disruption: Winchester Road reopens

Doris disruption: Fast ferry suspended until lunchtime

Man stabbed in the middle of the day

A man has been stabbed in the back in central Southampton.

The attack happened near the Brew House in the London Road area yesterday afternoon.

The man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital where his injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.

A white man in a grey hoody was seen running away towards the court buildings, police said.

Doris disruption: Trees come down

City receives homeless grant

Southampton City Council is to receive £400,000 from the government's "rough sleepers' grant" to help people in the city.

The money, given over two years, will help the authority offer 24-hour intensive support, accommodation and crisis intervention services, in conjunction with charity Two Saints.

Southampton City Council
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It’s a major frustration that help is on hand to the homeless in Southampton, but is often refused. We aim to use this grant funding to encourage more people – especially those not yet accustomed to life on the streets – to accept the help and turn their lives around.

Councillor Warwick PayneSouthampton City Council cabinet member for housing and adult care

Travel: Rail line reopen

Poole bike meet cut over 'lack of volunteers'

Poole's long-running motorcycle meet will only run from May to August this year because of a lack of volunteer marshalls.

The Dream Machines event is held every Tuesday evening and in previous years has run for 26 weeks throughout the summer.

Poole Tourism has taken the decision to hold the meet for just 18 weeks in 2017 because paid marshalls are now needed for the self-funding event.

Bike meet on Poole Quay
Gary Radford

Dream Machines has been running for 15 years but organisers say volunteer numbers have gradually fallen.

The first meet of 2017 will begin at 18:00 on 2 May, with the final event on 29 August.

Travel: Tree blocking the railway at Eastleigh

Firearms arrest at island hotel

Armed officers have arrested a man on the Isle of Wight on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Hampshire Constabulary said a 49-year-old man from Ventnor was arrested at the Burlington Hotel, Ventnor at about 18:15 GMT on Wednesday.

The force said he remains in custody.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Burlington Hotel, Ventnor
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