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Summary

  1. Funding for Southampton Spitfire statue raised in parliament
  2. Scrubland fire near Eversley and gorse blaze at Ludshott Common
  3. Weather outlook: Sunshine and showers
  4. Sport: Poole Pirate lose opening speedway meeting at Wolverhampton

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By Sue Paz

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Your pictures: Vaper trails, gulls and hazy sunshine

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Thanks to  BBC Weather Watchers  "TomW", "nick15" and "Rickpics" for their snaps of blue skies and vaper trails over Sandown on the Isle of Wight, a row of gulls in Sholing, Hampshire, and hazy sunshine over Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower in Dorset.

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'Seagull action plan' launched in Lyme Regis

Sport headlines: Saints season ticket prices 'frozen or reduced'

BBC Sport

  • Southampton have announced that season tickets will go on sale next week, at frozen or reduced prices for the 2017-18 Premier League campaign
  • Saints defender Maya Yoshida was on the scoresheet for Japan, in their 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Thailand earlier today, while Bournemouth full-back Brad Smith started for Australia in their 2-0 success over UAE in Sydney
  • Poole Town have been given verbal approval by ground graders that they'll be able to stay in the National League South next season
  • In the non-league this evening, Havant and Waterlooville will aim to close the gap on Isthmian Premier Division title rivals Bognor Regis
  • Hampshire golfer Scott Gregory is stepping up his preparations today for his debut at next week's Masters

Carl Scott murder investigation: Family release picture

The family of a man found dead at a house in Winchester has released a photo of him, as police renew their appeal for information.

The body of Carl Scott, 37, was found by a member of the public at a property in Birch Court in the Stanmore area last Wednesday afternoon.

A 58-year-old man from the city, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed until 7 June.

Carl Scott
Hampshire Constabulary

“We have been working our way back from March 22 in a methodical process to establish Mr Scott’s movements prior to his death. We are looking into who he was associating with and where he had been in the days and weeks leading up to this tragic event. I am continuing to appeal to anyone who knew Mr Scott and saw him or had contact with him since 1 February this year. You may not think you have any significant information but I would still encourage you to get in touch as even the smallest piece of information could be vital to our investigation.”

Det Ch Insp Dave Morgan Hampshire Constabulary

Weather outlook: Patchy heavy rain

BBC Weather

It will be a mild night with rain moving in from the west - with some heavy outbreaks expected. 

The rain will become patchier overnight but there could be some fog over higher ground. 

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 28 March 2017
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Further rain will affect the west of the region tomorrow but for many it will stay dry. 

The skies will be mostly grey and cloudy though.  

BBC Weather chart for the South of England for 29 March 2017
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For a full 10-day forecast, visit the  BBC Weather  site.

Boy charged over Bournemouth shop stabbing

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident outside a Bournemouth shop. 

Police were called after an argument broke out between two men and a member of staff outside ANJ Off Licence in St Michael’s Road late on 30 October 2016.

The victim – aged in his late teens and of Poole – sustained a stab wound to his back. He made a full recovery.  

A 17-year-old from Hertford has been charged with affray and threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place.

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Latest news headlines: Father guilty of murdering baby son

  • Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save the life of PC Keith Palmer who was fatally stabbed in the Westminster terror attack has described what happened last Wednesday as a "dark day"
  • The government should help fund a £4m Spitfire memorial in Southampton,  an MP has said

Dorset travel latest: West parley 'rush hour delays likely' over water main leak

Plea to government over £4m Spitfire statue cash

A national memorial to the Spitfire would be a "fitting tribute" those who flew and worked on the World War Two fighters, an MP has told Parliament. 

Conservative Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith called on the government to fund a planned £4m memorial to the plane from Libor fines levied over inter-bank lending. 

The memorial would feature a replica aircraft in Mayflower Park, not far from Woolston where the plane was built. 

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison told a debate at Westminster Hall that funding would be given "full consideration".

Westminster Hall
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"In a world divided and troubled, the Spitfire reminds us how we stood up against evil and we prevailed."

Royston Smith MP

'Floaty McFloatface veto u-turn' over new Cowes bridge naming

Plans for new Ryde School boarding house

Blind veteran selected as inaugral Holman Prize semi-finalist

A blind Navy veteran from Hampshire, who was invited to compete in the inaugural  Holman Prize , has been selected as one of the semi-finalists.

Penny Melville-Brown, from Fareham, was invited to compete for the $25,000 (£19,900) prize as a result of her online baking project, Baking Blind. 

If successful, Ms Melville-Brown, who has 22 years’ service in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and Royal Navy, said she intends to take the project global. 

Penny Melville-Brown
Blind Veterans UK

I’m really thrilled to have been selected to be one of the 50 semi-finalists drawn from all corners of the world. Now I have just four weeks to put together the final plan and budget – and make contact with other cooks willing to show me their own special recipes. I’ve already got possible opportunities in China and Australia but need more.

Penny Melville-Brown

Bournemouth baby murder case 'heartbreaking'

The case of a Bournemouth father  found guilty of murdering his three-month-old son  has been described as "heartbreaking" by police.

Winchester Crown Court heard Julian Hinz suffered severe skull fractures after being thrown against a hard surface last April. 

Robert Hinz, 34, of Carysfort Road, told his trial he tried to revive his son who died in hospital the following day when doctors turned off his life support system.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Robert Hinz
Dorset Police

A baby - just months old - is particularly vulnerable and needs almost constant attention and nurturing from its parents. Robert Hinz did not provide this protection. Instead he subjected his own son to months of violent episodes culminating in Julian's murder. This case is heartbreaking. My sincere thoughts are with the family of Julian, who has lost a son, brother and nephew.

Det Insp Richard DixeyDorset Police

Dorset travel latest: 'Litter picking' causing Weymouth Relief Road delays

Hampshire travel latest: M27 'long delays remain'

Tobias Ellwood describes Westminster attack as 'dark day'

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save the life of PC Keith Palmer who was fatally stabbed in the Westminster terror attack has described what happened last Wednesday as a "dark day". 

He was responding to comments from shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who paid tribute in the Commons to his "extraordinary courage". 

Mr Ellwood said: "I'm very grateful for her kind remarks. And I make it clear I was one of many who stepped forward on that dark day and our thoughts and prayers remain with those families and friends of the victims, including our own PC Keith Palmer." 

Tobias Elwood
BBC

Bournemouth father guilty of 'thrown baby' murder

A father has been found guilty of murdering his three-month old son who died after he was thrown "vigorously" against a hard surface.

Winchester Law Courts
Chris Talbot

Robert Hinz, 34, of Bournemouth, had said he tried to revive his three-month-old son Julian, who suffered severe skull fractures when the pair were alone in a bedroom at their home on 8 April last year.  

Julian died in hospital the following day when doctors decided to turn off his life support systems. 

Hinz will will be sentenced at a later date, Winchester Crown Court heard.

BreakingFather guilty of 'thrown baby' murder

A father has been found guilty of murdering his three-month old son who died after he was thrown "vigorously" against a hard surface.

More to follow...

Hampshire travel latest: M27 'temporary block' after crash

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J10 for A32 and J9 for A27 Whiteley affecting J11 for A27 Fareham.

M27 Hampshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M27 westbound between J10, A32 (Wickham) and J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of an accident involving Lorry and Car. Congestion to J11, A27 (Fareham).

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

Have you seen these missing Fareham teenagers?

Nasser Mian and Logan Austin, both 15, have links to Liverpool, Kent and Essex. 

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Have you seen Jean Lea?

Police say  they are becoming "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of Jean Lea from Bournemouth, who went missing from her home yesterday.

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We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Jean as we believe she has been confused recently.

Insp Andy AllkinsDorset Police

Watch: Dorset family set up campaign group for rare and fatal disease

BBC Radio Solent

Annabelle Hover, 11, has lost her sight to Juvenile Batten Disease and now her four-year-old brother has been diagnosed with the rare and fatal condition

New Canford Heath care home plan approved

Couple's appeal over children's rare and fatal disease

A couple from Dorset are raising awareness after being told two of their four children have a rare and fatal disease.

(l-r) Georgie, Annabelle, Andy, Aiden, Lisa and Robbie
Hover family

Andy and Lisa Hover's 11-year-old daughter Annabelle and four-year-old son Robbie have been diagnosed with Juvenile Batten Disease. 

The family, from Ashley Heath, discovered Robbie had the same defective gene after Annabelle went blind.

They have now set up Batten Fighters Forever to help fight Juvenile Batten Disease, which causes sight, memory and mobility loss, as well as seizures. 

'Maggot' is 'found in hospital food'

Caravan fire at petrol station

Firefighters were called to a caravan fire at a petrol station in Portsmouth.

It happened this morning on Kettering Terrace,  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

A 55-year-old female was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. 

Petrol station on Kettering Terrace
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Cars on hatched fire station area block medical emergency help

Funding for Southampton Spitfire statue raised in parliament

The case for government funding for a National Spitfire memorial in Southampton will be made in Parliament today.

Campaigners want to build a monument in the city's Mayflower Park overlooking the waterfront in the city where the plane was first built - but need to raise £4m.

It will be debated at Westminster Hall at 14:30.

Artist's impression of the Spitfire memorial
Nick Hancock

Weather outlook: Sunshine and showers

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Sport headlines: Poole Pirate lose opening speedway meeting at Wolverhampton

BBC Sport

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board are likely to trigger a vote today for a new T20 competition which would start in 2020 - Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove has long been a supporter of the new tournament, which would guarantee each county a minimum of £1.3m each
  • It's a notable day for National League South club Poole Town as its Black Gold Stadium prepares to be inspected by the Football Association 
  • Poole Pirates lost their opening meeting of the new speedway season last night - they went down 50 points to 40 at Wolverhampton, with the second leg of that Elite Shield to come at Poole tomorrow night. 

Latest news headlines: Serial fly-tippers 'risking lives' in New Forest

  • Farming Minister George Eustice has defended the culling of badgers in Dorset and other parts of the South West, describing it as controversial, but necessary  
  • Serial fly-tippers who've dumped hazardous waste - including asbestos - in the New Forest have been accused of putting people and animals at risk   
  • A couple living near Ashley Heath in Dorset are trying to raise awareness of a rare and fatal disease affecting two of their four children