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Summary

  1. Bus driver killed in a crash involving three vehicles on Portland
  2. Skateboarders could be banned from using Guildhall Square in Southampton
  3. Portsmouth record second successive 4-0 win in League Two
  4. Updates from Wednesday 15 March

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Footage shows RIB boat being driven ahead of Osborne Bay crash death
Footage shows high-powered boat being driven ahead of a fatal crash with a luxury cruiser.

Portsmouth have 'swagger' - Cook

BBC Sport

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook has been trying to keep his team's feet on the ground after their second successive 4-0 win after defeating Grimsby last night.

Kyle Bennett, Danny Rose and Carl Baker scored first-half goals before Kal Naismith added a fourth shortly after the interval.  

Cook insisted the team had achieved "absolutely nothing" until promotion is achieved.

Paul Cook
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Confidence in football is everything and when you are a confident player you have that little bit of swagger - and our lads have that swagger that good teams have. But I keep reiterating that nothing has been achieved - 65 points is a terrific amount of points, but today, what have we done? - absolutely nothing.

Paul CookPortsmouth manager

Breaking Southampton man interviewed in connection with child abuse in football

Emily Ford

BBC South

A man has been interviewed under caution after allegations of non-recent child abuse in the football community. 

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed a 64-year-old Southampton man was questioned in a custody suite, having attended voluntarily. 

Officers confirmed he was being questioned in connection with Operation Quantum, an investigation into historic child abuse in football. 

Officers have said it remains an "active, significant, and complex" investigation led by specialist officers from the major crime team and they are still encouraging victims to come forward. 

Delays of over 90 minutes after trespasser on railway line

Trial speed reduction on busy road into Winchester

A trial speed reduction is expected to affect drivers around Winchester. 

Winchester City Council has announced plans to reduce the speed on the A33 near the junctions with the B0347 after a petition was organised by residents. 

The results will then be considered by Hampshire County Council’s environment and transport councillor, Rob Humby next week.

Proposals to trial a ban on right turns out of the B3047 London Road onto the A33, and ban U-turns at the B3047 Alresford Road junction will also be considered.

Should skateboarding be banned in Southampton's Guildhall Square?

Councillor Jeremy Moulton explains why he thinks it should be.

Trespasser causes rail disruption

Winchester love letter mystery

The One Show in Christchurch

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Shkelzen Dauti

Shkelzen Dauti, known as Genny, was found injured in a Southampton street and died in hospital.

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Southampton beggars 'earn £300 a day'

Some beggars in Southampton earn £300 a day, own properties and have "nice lifestyles", a council meeting has been told.

Deputy leader Jacqui Rayment (Labour) said she was "really frustrated" that the council's efforts to deal with street homelessness had not been sufficiently effective.

She said the issues of street homelessness and begging were partly driven by government austerity and partly by people trying to increase their incomes.

Man charged over Swanage bank robbery

A man has been charged following a robbery at a bank in Swanage.

Officers were called to Lloyds Bank on the town's high street on Tuesday afternoon following reports that a man had threatened members of staff with a knife and demanded cash. A small quantity of cash was stolen. No one was physically injured.

A 39-year-old man from Swanage has been charged with robbery and possession of a knife or bladed article in a public place.

LLoyds Bank, Swanage
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Portland bus crash driver named

The bus driver who died in a three-vehicle crash on Portland has been named as James Spelman. Mr Spelman's single-decker First Bus was involved in a collision with a van and car on New Road shortly before 17:00 yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

James was a very well-known figure in Weymouth and Portland and we are very grateful for all the well wishes and support from the community. We would request absolute privacy at this extremely difficult time.

Statement from family of James Spelman

Mary Rose Museum nominated for travel honour

Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum has been nominated in a prestigious travel industry awards scheme.

The £35m home for Henry VIII's flagship opened in 2013 and the raised Tudor wreck went on full public display last year.

The complex has been nominated in the World Travel Awards category for Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction alongside the likes of the Colosseum in Rome, Belfast's Titanic Museum and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Mary Rose
Stephen Foote, mary Rose Trust

Southampton councillors see the light

Woman released over stab murder in Southampton

A woman who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 21-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest has been released.

Shkelzen Dauti
Hampshire Constabulary

Albanian national Shkelzen Dauti, known as Genny, died in hospital after he was found in the road in Gilpin Close, Southampton, in the early hours of Saturday. 

The 30-year-old arrested woman has been released with no further action. 

Two men, aged 27 and 28, held on suspicion of murder have been bailed until 12 June pending further inquiries. 

Isle of Wight funding raised at Prime Minister's Questions

Jessica Parker

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

The Isle of Wight's MP has called on the prime minister to target more growth funding in rural areas like the island. 

Andrew Turner spoke today at Prime Minister's Questions, saying "... despite being in the prosperous South East, the Isle of Wight is 339th out of 379 in the UK Competitive Index.

"Will my Right Honourable Friend ensure that more growth funding is targeted at rural areas like the island with many small and micro businesses to deliver a country that works for all."

PMQs
HofC

Prime Minister Theresa May responded, saying that there's already support for the island through, for example, a £183m local growth deal for the Solent. 

She went on to say: "I want to make sure that we make the best of the diverse strengths of all Britain's cities, regions and islands and I'm sure that on the island the business community and council will work together to create the best possible conditions for growth and competitiveness..." 

Cruise holidays still on the rise - figures show

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

Our love affair with cruise ships is thriving with the number of people taking cruise holidays up again, according to trade association figures.

The latest CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) report shows a key trend is towards taking holidays that start in this country, rather than so-called fly-cruising. Almost half of the two million British people who now cruise choose to start closer to home.

Cruise ship in Southampton
BBC

But the spread of those passengers is skewed heavily towards the south east. And the average age is getting a little younger - it's now 55. It used to be seen as a retirement holiday, but Royal Caribbean in particular has spent billions on ships that appeal to families with children. 

Southampton-based P&O Cruises has done much the same. Southampton handles around two thirds of the entire UK cruise market. But today's figures are also encouraging for the smaller ports of Portsmouth and Portland. 

Composing music for computer and smart phone games

Neil Sackley

Reporter, BBC Radio Solent

As part of British Science Week, the composition of music and sound effects for video games has come under the spotlight at an event at Southampton Solent University.

Video and smart phone gaming has created a new generation of music composer

Baker's delight at Pompey promotion charge

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Portsmouth's Carl Baker believes they will take some stopping in the race for automatic promotion from League Two.

Pompey made light work of Grimsby in a 4-0 win at Fratton Park last night to open up a six-point gap to fourth-placed Carlisle with nine games remaining. 

"We just feel like we're right at it at the moment," the attacking midfielder told BBC Radio Solent.

"In the dressing room, the lads are so confident and that's changed over the last few weeks.

"We needed a reaction after losing at home to Crewe and the past three games we've been tremendous."

Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency'

A Southampton academic has warned about  dangers associated with driverless cars .

Professor Neville Stanton of the University of Southampton told the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee even the most observant human driver's attention will begin to wane and they would be slow in responding to an emergency.

The Department for Transport said driverless cars "have the potential to transform the way we travel". 

Their mind will wander… This is particularly true if they are engaging in other activities such as reading, answering emails, engaged in conversations with passengers, watching movies or surfing the internet.

Professor Neville Stanton
Driverless car
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Poole cruise ship plan under way

CCTV of Bournemouth petrol station robbery

CCTV images of a robbery at a Bournemouth petrol station has been released by police.

Two men - one armed with a claw hammer and another with a knife – entered the rear of the Esso Service Station on Charminster Road on Monday night and threatened a member of staff.

The member of staff sustained injuries to his chest, back and armpit during the incident. He was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not life-threatening.

A small quantity of cash was taken.

CCTV
Dorset Police
CCTV
Dorset Police

Poole public toilet closures confirmed

Opposition councilors have criticised plans to close eight more public toilets in Poole. The borough council says it will save £100,000 on top of the £193,000 that has already been saved from previous closures.  

The council said is no evidence of an increased health hazard as a result of previous toilet closures in the town and it is encouraging businesses to sign up to schemes which mean anyone can pop in and use their loo.

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BBC

The quality of the offer we make to tourists is poor - particularly for people with kids or elderly people out for the day, if there is nothing available in the area then that will dissuade them from using the facilities."

Andy HadleyPoole People Party

Southampton release latest financial figures

Southampton FC has issued its financial figures for the year ending June 2016. They show turnover increased by over £10m and the club made a profit after tax of £4.9m. Commercial and match day turnover reached £31.1m,

The club's annual report also shows the money they've spent on players over the four years in the Premier League, including this current season, is £45m more than the money received from player sales.

St Mary's Stadium
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We keep on striving to turn potential into excellence in every facet of the organisation and these financial results provide a stable platform to continue on our pathway."

Gareth RogersChief Executive Officer

Hampshire speeding locations revealed

Hovercraft running again after fog

Hovertravel says its services are back in normal operation following fog earlier this morning.

Poor visibility meant it could only run a one craft service between Southsea and Ryde.

Hovercraft
Hovertravel

Isle of Wight NHS Trust reassures staff after 'special measures' claims

The chief executive of Isle of Wight NHS Trust has written to staff to reassure them over speculation it's about to be placed in special measures.

It comes following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission and the appointment of Philippa Slinger as its improvement director. 

Philippa Slinger
BBC

Karen Baker said: "We cannot comment on a report which is not ours and has not yet been published. 

"Philippa's role is to focus on improvement whilst we carry on providing care."

The trust's CQC report is expected to be published next month. 

Indecent exposure at Stoney Cross

Walkers and cyclists are being asked to help in the hunt for a man who indecently exposed himself at a New Forest beauty spot.

A woman in her 40s saw a naked man on the cycle path to the north side of the A31 - near the underpass that leads from Minstead to Stoney Cross at about 13:00 on Thursday 9 March.

Police said the man was standing still, there was no physical contact and he did not say anything, but the woman was distressed. He is described as being white, six feet tall, thick wavy hair and prominent cheeks.

Portsmouth 4-0 Grimsby

BBC Sport

Portsmouth recorded a second successive four-goal victory as they took another step in gaining promotion to League One by dismantling Grimsby at Fratton Park.

Kyle Bennett, Danny Rose and Carl Baker scored first-half goals before Kal Naismith added a fourth shortly after the interval.

Pompey find themselves just four points shy of second placed Plymouth following a third straight win.

Bournemouth Airport evacuated after fire alarm fault

Portsmouth midfielder Carl Baker

Portsmouth attacking midfielder Carl Baker feels the club will take some stopping in the race for League Two promotion.

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Flytippers target village of Shedfield

Call for skateboarding ban in city square

Skateboarders might have to shove-it somewhere other than Guildhall Square in Southampton. 

A motion will go before the city council today which calls for action to stop skateboarders from using the £50m Cultural Quarter as a skate park.

There's also talk about the possibility of introducing fines for skateboarders who refuse to move on from the area.

Skateboarders have complained local facilities are inadequate. 

Guildhall Square
BBC

Sport headlines: Win for Pompey; Saints increase turnover

BBC Sport

  • Portsmouth beat Gimbsby 4-0 at Fratton Park last night to gain a six-point cushion in the final automatic promotion place in League Two
  • Southampton increased their turnover by over £10m, and they made a profit after tax of £4.9m, according to the club's latest financial figures
  • Weymouth were held 0-0 at Hayes & Yeading in last night's Southern League Pemier

BreakingSchool closed following early morning fire

Westmoors Middle School in Ferndown has been closed for the day following a fire.

Dorset Fire and Rescue was called to a small fire in the headteacher's office on the ground floor shortly after 06:30.

The school will be closed all day mainly down to lingering smoke.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Dorset headlines: Homeless bus set for Weymouth

  • A bus driver has died in a crash involving three vehicles on Portland
  • Plans to close eight public toilets in Poole are confirmed by the borough council in a bid to save £100,000
  • Campaigners secure a double-decker bus to provide accomodation for the homeless in Weymouth