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Summary

  1. Multimillion-pound aircraft carrier scheme in Portsmouth complete
  2. Residents left without water for '24 hours' in Southampton
  3. Concerns raised over Dorset immigration removal centre
  4. Four primary schools in Weymouth given academy status
  5. Updates from Friday 10 March

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Sport headlines: Cherries to make late decision on fitness of captain Francis

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  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has expressed his disappointment at the FA's decision  to find defender Tyrone Mings guilty of violent conduct
  • The Cherries will make a late decision on the fitness of captain Simon Francis ahead of tomorrow's game, but winger Junior Stanislas is set to miss out again with a groin injury
  • Portsmouth travel to Essex tomorrow to take on play-off chasing Colchester United with manager Paul Cook saying he's seen the best and worst of his team in the past week
  • The Eastleigh caretaker manager, Richard Hill, has issued a rallying call to supporters ahead of tomorrow's home game against Barrow - the Spitfires haven't won at the Silverlake Stadium since October 

Latest news headlines: Warning over Swanage 'diesel spill'

  • A former vicar from Bournemouth has been jailed for sexually abusing a choirboy who gave evidence about the historic offences using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words 
  • A former dinner lady who was spared prison after being found guilty of sexual activity with a child has now been jailed  after her original sentence was overturned
  • People have been warned to keep out of the sea and to keep dogs on leads at Swanage beach after pollution, believed to be diesel, was discovered in the water near the town's main bathing beach

Eye blinks help jail sex abuse ex-vicar from Bournemouth

A former vicar has been jailed for sexually abusing a choirboy who gave evidence using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words.

St Matthias' Church
Derek Harper

Cyril Rowe, 78, from Bournemouth, was sentenced to four years for three counts of indecent assault at London's St Matthias' Church in the late 70s. 

His victim Michael Kelsick died of motor neurone disease in a hospice before hearing the guilty verdicts. 

The 47-year-old was the first person to give evidence in a UK court using Eyegaze technology.

Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A36 and J1 for A31.

M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M27 westbound between J2, A36 (Salisbury) and J1, A31 (Cadnam), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

South West Train temporary summer changes

Your pictures: Misty morning

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to  BBC Weather Watchers  "Old Sea Breeze", "PaulC2" and Yvonne for their snaps of the foggy start in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, Mudeford in Dorset and Lymington in Hampshire.

Misty Bembridge
Old Sea Breeze
Misty Mudeford
PaulC2
A duck on a boat in Lymington
Yvonne

Send us your pictures of the three counties by  email , on our  Hampshire  and  Dorset  Facebook pages or on Twitter  @BBC_Hampshire  and  @BBCDorset .  

Isle of Wight travel latest: Wightlink Portsmouth to Ryde ferry delay

Hampshire firefighter awarded over horse rescue work

Isle of Wight ex-dinner lady jailed for child sex

A former dinner lady who was spared prison after being found guilty of sexual activity with a child has now been jailed after her original sentence was overturned.

Terri Spragg
Hampshire Constabulary

Terri Spragg, 35, of Bettesworth Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, was found guilty of seven counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 in December. 

She originally received a 15-month sentence, suspended for two years. 

The Court of Appeal has now jailed her for three years. 

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP described the original sentence as "unduly lenient" and referred the case to the Court of Appeal. 

'Don't go in the sea' - warning after diesel spill

People have been warned to keep out of the sea and to keep dogs on leads at Swanage beach after pollution, believed to be diesel, was discovered in the water near the town's main bathing beach.

The Environment Agency said a local landowner was helping officers trace the source of the spill, which was initially spotted by coastguards.

Swanage beach
Google

Beach-goers are advised to be aware that there may be oil on the beach and to keep out of the sea and keep dogs on a lead until further notice.

Environment Agency spokeswoman

Beach warning after 'oil spill'

Where are the best places to live in the South East?

Fifteen locations in the South East, including Finchampstead, Marlow, Wallingford and Tadley have been named among the Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times. 

The locations were assessed on a wide range of factors, from jobs, exam results and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops in order to compile the definitive top locations to make your home.

The judges also used their own experience of the villages, towns and cities, such as local pubs, ease of transport and the range of attractive property to choose the top locations. 

Wallingford
Andy Peacock
Sunset over Wallingford town centre
Marlow
Rob Farrow
Marlow Church and bridge
St James' Church
Brendan and Ruth McCartney
St James' Church, Finchampstead, Berkshire

Saints star tops poll for player of the month

Two deny assaulting police officer during arts centre eviction

Two people have denied assaulting a police officer following a dispute over a Portsmouth arts centre.

Police at Arts Lodge
Chantelle Burton

An officer sustained a knee injury after police were called by city council staff carrying out an eviction at the Arts Lodge in Victoria Park on 7 February. 

Mark Lewis, 48, and Alison Brett, 51, pleaded not guilty to assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday. 

The have been released on bail and are due to appear before magistrates again on Wednesday.

A host of golden cyclamen daffodils...

Weather outlook: Lingering mist

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Road closures in place ahead of half marathon in Dorset

Firefighters' plea to drivers sitting in box junctions

Isle of Wight skeleton athlete Kimberley Murray on the slopes

Newport's Kimberley Murray has been a skeleton athlete for two years.

The 28-year-old hopes to win a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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Terri Spragg

Terri Spragg originally received a suspended sentence but the Court of Appeal has now overturned this.

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Hampshire travel latest: A32 disruption

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - M3 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of repairs.

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

Tracy and Pete Akoun with their daughters Nyobi and Kenya

The couple who were duped out of £400 talk of their joy at finally becoming parents via surrogates.

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Severe accident: A354 Dorset both ways

BBC News Travel

A354 Dorset both ways severe accident, between B3082 Wimborne Road and A350.

A354 Dorset - A354 in Blandford Forum closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B3082 Wimborne Road junction and the A350 junction, because of an accident involving a car and a small lorry.

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

Water back on at council flats cut off for '24 hours'

Southampton City Council has confirmed that the water problems at Canberra Towers on Weston Shore have been resolved. 

The authority said: "The water supply to Canberra Towers was restored yesterday, and all residents should now have water. We encourage residents to please run their taps for a few minutes prior to their use."

It comes after residents took to social media calling for help after claiming to have been left without water for more than 24 hours. 

Fog causing delays on Isle of Wight ferry services

Immigration detention 'causes despair'

Concerns are being raised about the effects of detention on men held at an immigration removal centre in Dorset.

There are nearly 500 men at The Verne in Portland and campaigners say many have little or no indication about how long they will be there. 

The Verne IRC
Google

The Verne Visitors Group said the indefinite nature of detention caused "despair and distress" and was against British principles of justice. 

The Home Office said it detained people for the minimum time possible and no-one was held indefinitely.

Howe sorry for 'gentle giant' Mings

Bournemouth v West Ham (15:00 GMT, Sat()

And more backing, from my mum's favourite manager Eddie Howe of Bournemouth, who believes "gentle giant" Tyrone Mings has been harshly treated by the FA with a five-match ban.

Defender Mings was suspended by the Football Association for standing on the head of Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Manchester United

"We are disappointed for Tyrone, we feel it was accidental," Howe said at his press conference ahead of Saturday's home meeting with West Ham.

"I don't think he has that kind of streak in him. Although he is a beast in stature he is certainly a gentle giant on and off the pitch. It's a real shame for him."

Tyrone Mings
Getty Images
Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in confrontation

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is "extremely disappointed" and "upset" after being banned for five matches by the FA.

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New newspaper editor named

The appointment comes after Ian Murray left as editor last week.

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Mings hits back over ban

Football

Tyrone Mings
AFP

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings issues an impassioned statement following his five-match ban for violent conduct.

You can read it all here but let's just take one line from it and the 23-year-old says "for people to deem that I could intentionally stamp on a fellow professional's head is upsetting."

Four schools granted academy status

Four primary schools in Weymouth are the latest to be granted academy status. 

The Department for Education has confirmed that Beechcroft St Pauls, St Andrews in Preston, St Johns and All Saints in Wyke Regis will become part of the Dicocese of Salisbury Academy Trust.

The schools are expected to assume academy status at the start of July this year.

Austen's poor sight 'caused by arsenic'
Glasses owned by Jane Austen reveal her poor eyesight may have been caused by arsenic poisoning.

Woman in critical condition after crash

A 59-year-old woman is in a critical condition after a three-vehicle crash.

It happened on the A272 near Rogate, east of Petersfield, on the Sussex-Hampshire border, at about 10:00 GMT on Thursday 9 March. 

A white Renault box van, a white Vauxhall Adam and a grey Peugeot 307 were involved in the crash.

The van, driven by a 28-year-old man from Burgess Hill, rolled onto its side. He and the Peugeot driver, a 45-year-old woman from Rogate, were both injured and were taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

The Vauxhall driver, who is from Waterlooville, was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: "Anyone who saw what happened or noticed any of the vehicles involved being driven shortly before the collision is asked to get in touch, quoting Operation Thor."

They are asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, report online here or to call 101.

Residents left without water for '24 hours'

Residents of flats in Southampton have reportedly been left without water for more than 24 hours. 

Canberra Towers in Weston Shore is believed to have had no water after the block's supplies started to "slow down" yesterday evening.

Canberra Towers
Google

A resident posted on Facebook that they needed help and were waiting for the council to deliver the water they needed. 

A spokesperson for Southampton City Council said: “We have been made aware of an issue with a water pump at Canberra Towers that was not functioning, cutting off water supply for some residents."

They added: "A specialist is currently on site making emergency repairs and we hope to have the pump running again as soon as possible.”

The exact amount of time residents were left without water is not known. Residents have confirmed some level of water supply has now returned. 

Debate into how long immigrants can be detained in Dorset

Concerns will be aired tonight over the length of time detainees spend at a Dorset immigration removal centre.

A visitors group is holding a meeting to raise awareness of how long people can be held at the Verne immigration centre on Portland .

The Verne
Google

Currently, there are nearly 500 men at the centre, and the group says many of them have little or no indication as to when they might leave.

The Home Office says people are detained "for the minimum time possible" and their welfare "is of the utmost importance".

Multimillion-pound scheme to welcome aircraft carrier to Portsmouth complete

A project to prepare Portsmouth for the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy has been completed.

Work's been carried out to get a historic jetty ready at the city's naval base for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers .

Today will see the first visit of the 40,000-tonne United States naval ship Robert E Peary, which will be taking part in tests of new equipment.


          F-35B stealth jump jet taking off from aircraft carrier (computer animation)
Aircraft Carrier Alliance