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  1. Farewell flypast for the Lynx helicopter
  2. Disused ward at Royal Bournemouth Hospital to become a private unit
  3. Search off Bournemouth Pier after person 'seen going into the water'
  4. Updates from Friday 17 March

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Tottenham v Southampton: MOTD Commentator's Notes

Simon Brotherton

Match of the Day commentator

Last week's FA Cup thrashing of Millwall came at a heavy price for Tottenham, who now face  four to six weeks without their star striker Harry Kane.

"It's his second spell on the sidelines this season and others will need to step up if they're to maintain any sort of a challenge to Chelsea at the top. Spurs have already played top-flight opposition without Kane in the team nine times in the current campaign. In those nine matches, they managed only three wins and eight goals.

"Finding the net hasn't been a problem for Southampton lately, who have won their last two away games at Sunderland and Watford, scoring four in each of them.

"They also  won this fixture last season 2-1,  inflicting a first defeat for Mauricio Pochettino against his former club."


Bournemouth council could fund new luxury hotel build

Ultimatum set for Swanage Bandstand

A 96-year-old bandstand on the Dorset coast will be dismantled unless a viable offer is made to repair it.

Swanage Bandstand, dating back to 1923, had its roof removed due to storm damage in 2012.

The town council said it would fill in the sunken site if no proposals for restoring or replacing it are made in the next six months.

The Swanage Town Band, which performs at the venue, said it was consulting its members over its future.

Swanage bandstand
Barry Shimmon

Bournemouth v Swansea: MOTD Commentators Notes

Mark Scott

Match of the Day commentator

Strikers were in the spotlight for these two sides last weekend.

Joshua King shrugged off a missed penalty to  continue his hot streak , while  Swansea struggled  when Fernando Llorente was forced off.

So Eddie Howe's relief at Bournemouth ending their winless run would have been an emotion shared by Paul Clement upon learning his top scorer will be fit for this one.

You'd argue the loss at Hull was Swansea's first real setback under Clement, as their only other league defeats came against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea.

He was disappointed with their defending at the KCOM Stadium and, given both clubs are far from watertight at the back, we should be in for goals (…cue a 0-0 and last spot on MOTD!)

Joshua King

Lynx flypast over Dorset

Four Mark 8 Lynxes continue their flypast over southern England, reaching Compton Abbas in Dorset.

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Basingstoke company bag £14m deal to deliver lifesaving medical monitors

A Basingstoke company is set to deliver lifesaving medical monitors to the UK Armed Forces. 

Tempus Pro monitors, designed and manufactured by Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), will be used by the forces in a £14m deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The deal will sustain 50 jobs and the monitors will help facilitate emergency treatment for Royal Navy, British Army, and RAF personnel if they are injured or taken ill on active duty.

The Tempus Pro medical monitor in action

The portable monitors have been chosen by the MoD because they are lightweight, robust and can be used on land, at sea or in the air. 

They work by transmitting medical data such as blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate in real time back to medical facilities and treatment teams, giving them a better understanding of a patient’s condition ahead of time.  

Cue Card falls in Cheltenham Gold Cup

Sizing John won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with the popular Cue Card falling at the third fence from home.

The so-called "people's favourite", Cue Card trained by Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard fell at the same fence in last year's race.

Gold Cup
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WATCH: Royal Navy says goodbye to Lynx with flypast over the south

Police helicopter manhunt for burglar

Police have launched a manhunt this afternoon for a burglar who was caught when a family found him in their home. 

According to The Daily Echo , the police helicopter was launched above the Bassett area. 

The man fled the home in Lingwood Close after being discovered at about 11:45 GMT this morning.

Police reminder that it's 'bird nest building' season

Two-lorry crash on A34 causing delays this afternoon

Ewe're joking!

Marchwood bypass closed both ways after accident

'It's fantastic for Redmond and Ward-Prowse'

Tottenham v Southampton (Sun, 14:15 GMT)


Nathan Redmond

Team news: Southampton right-back Jeremy Pied, who suffered a knee injury after making just one appearance since signing in the summer, could be training with the first team next week. He was supposed to be out for the season, so that's great news.

Striker Charlie Austin is close to a return too, having been out with a shoulder injury.

And here's manager Claude Puel on opponents Tottenham: " They have a lot of wins at home, so it's a good challenge for us. It will be interesting to see our progress.

"It's difficult with one game every two weeks to keep concentration, but it's important to have a good response at Spurs."

And on the England senior call-ups for Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse:  "It's fantastic for them and for the club."

CCTV plea after Shell garage robbery

Severe accident: A326 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A326 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between Twiggs Lane and Main Road.

A326 Hampshire - A326 Marchwood By-Pass in Marchwood closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Twiggs Lane junction and Dibden Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Watch: Navy Lynx in farewell flypast

Thanks to Mike Batson for letting us use his video. Read story here.

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Kate Buckland

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Meet Kate, a self-declared plus-size personal trainer, who doesn't let the haters get to her. The aim is to be strong, not skinny.

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Dog mauled to death in savage attack in Eastleigh

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A335 and J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M3 northbound between J12, A335 (Eastleigh) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

WATCH: The 'plus-size trainer' from Southampton aiming for 'strong not skinny'

The plus-size personal trainer

Accident now cleared in Southampton

Council to give over £1,500 as 'one-off' payment to foster carers

Southampton City Council is offering budding and current foster carers a one-off grant in a bid to attract new carers. 

There is an "urgent need" of more foster carers in the city and across Hampshire. 

Now the authority will be giving a cheque for £1,635.98 to carers registering with them on or before 31 March 2018. 

It will also apply to existing foster carers who have had a child in their care for six months before 1 April this year. 

We hope this grant will persuade new fosters carers to come forward. We need new foster carers from within 40 miles of the city to come forward. People from all walks of life, different ethnic groups and varying backgrounds can become a foster carer.

Councillor Paul Lewzey cabinet member for Children’s Social Care

Who's in and who's out for Bournemouth this weekend?

'I'm surprised Wilshere isn't in the squad'

Bournemouth v Swansea (17:30 GMT)


Jack Wilshere
Rex Features

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been speaking too - not his usual pre 9am news conference - must have fancied a lie-in.

He has queried the decision to omit on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere from the England set-up.

"I only have the Bournemouth hat on, so I'm surprised Jack isn't in the England squad," he said.

"I still feel there's a lot more to come from Jack. He showed his quality coming off the bench last week when we needed it."

Accident causing delays in Southampton

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council stands down after 18 years' service

Councillor Ian Carr has announced he is stepping down, and here are his reasons...

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Quite a 10 years for Cherries' chairman



It's been some journey! Congratulations on your ten-year anniversary at the club, @jeffmostyn! 

#afcb 🍒


It's been some journey! Congratulations on your ten-year anniversary at the club, @jeffmostyn! 

#afcb 🍒


It's been some journey! Congratulations on your ten-year anniversary at the club, @jeffmostyn! 

#afcb 🍒


It's been some journey! Congratulations on your ten-year anniversary at the club, @jeffmostyn! 

#afcb 🍒

1⃣0⃣📅 It's been some journey! Congratulations on your ten-year anniversary at the club, @jeffmostyn! #afcb 🍒

Right on Cue

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport at Cheltenham

Leading contender Cue Card has arrived at Cheltenham Racecourse ahead of the Gold Cup.

The 11-year-old, trained on the Dorset-Somerset border by Colin Tizzard, was a late faller when in contention last year.

Tizzard also saddles Native River in the big race at 15:30 GMT.

You can read my preview right here.

Cue Card

Pub sealed off after man injured in robbery

Police have been called to a Southampton pub this morning after reports of a man being injured in a robbery.

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed it was called to Romsey Road in Nursling at 08:20 GMT. 

A spokesman said a man had received minor injuries during the incident, which is believed to have happened at the Balmoral Pub. 

He added that police were still on the scene and inquiries were ongoing. 

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Search after person spotted in water off Bournemouth Pier

Police, RNLI lifeboats and the Solent Coastguard all launched a search after a person was reportedly seen in water off Bournemouth Pier last night. 

Lifeboats were launched at 19:40 GMT after an informant said they had seen someone 200m east of the pier but had not seen them come back out.


The lifeboats were joined by police ribs and the coastguard helicopter in an overnight search but confirmed they found "nothing untoward". 

All crews were stood down before 22:00 GMT. 

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J5 for A335 Wide Lane and J7 for A334.

M27 Hampshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) and J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

BreakingSouthern: Fresh strike scheduled

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The RMT says its members on Southern rail will stage a fresh 24-hour strike on 4 April in their row over staffing and the role of conductors. 

Farewell flypast for the Lynx

The Royal Navy bids farewell to the Lynx helicopter with a flypast over parts of southern England today.

Four Mark 8 craft will travel eastwards from Lyme Regis to Portsmouth from about 11:44 GMT to 13:18 GMT, before heading north to Odiham and returning to their Yeovilton base later in the afternoon.

The helicopter is being decommissioned on 31 March after 41 years' service.  

Lynx helicopter
Royal Navy
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Police appeal after woman repeatedly assaulted in Portsmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked repeatedly by a man known to her in Portsmouth. 

The 24-year-old woman was assaulted by the 23-year-old man in the areas of Commercial Road, Lake Road and April Square on 15 March after 23:30 GMT. 

Hampshire Constabulary has said they would particularly like to hear from two men who tried to help the victim outside of Pure Gym.

Today's weather: Dry and bright to start with some cloud later

This morning it is a chilly but dry and bright start to the day and there'll be some sunshine through the morning. 

However, it will gradually turn cloudier and breezier through the day and there will be some outbreaks of rain in a few places in the evening. 

Highs of 12C (54F).  

Bee Tucker has the weather for the South on Friday 17 March