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  1. Term-time holiday dad loses at Supreme Court
  2. Newport house fire: Man found dead
  3. Landslip halts beach huts development
  4. Weather: Fine and dry

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Oil pollution in Andover river

The Environment Agency is investigating oil pollution in the River Anton near Andover College, which was reported on Tuesday.

The agency has deployed booms across the river to contain the slick.

Area deputy manager Adam Fulton said the source was unknown and there were no reports of dead fish.

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Teenager shot with air weapon

A woman has had an air pellet removed from her face after she was shot in the street in Dibden Purlieu.

The 18-year-old was treated in hospital after being injured in the left cheek in Rowhill Drive.

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Police say they do not know if she was "specifically targeted".

Officers are appealing for information about the incident at about 16:00 BST on Sunday.

Watch the birdie: Hunt for silvery-cheeked hornbill continues

Southampton v West Brom: Team news

BBC Sport

Southampton will be without the suspended Oriol Romeu and fellow midfielder Steven Davis is a doubt with an ankle injury for Saturday's clash with West Brom at St Mary's.

Saints are ninth in the Premier League, level on points with 10th-placed Watford and seven points behind West Brom, albeit with two games in hand.  

Exbury Egg moves to Milton Keynes

An artist who lived in a giant wooden egg for a year has brought the floating exhibition to Milton Keynes as part of the town's 50th birthday celebrations.

Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg will be moored along the Grand Union Canal at Stanton Low Park before floating to Great Linford between 8-14 May.

Mr Turner lived on the egg, which was initially funded by the Arts Council and private sponsors, in Exbury in the New Forest, from July 2013 until July 2014.

The project was designed to explore the nature of the landscape and the meaning of place, amid environmental changes.

Boat builder Paul Baker and architect Wendy Perring helped make the 6m (19.7ft) long and 3.5m (11.5ft) wide egg a reality.

Inside the giant wooden floating Exbury Egg

The egg itself is its own artwork. The walls are full of all the different things I collected and started to make whilst I lived here."

Stephen TurnerArtist

Missing child appeals 'can leave negative online footprint'

Academics from the University of Portsmouth have studied the long-term effects social media can have on children who run away from home

Around 140,000 people under the age of 18 go missing in the UK each year. A new report says the negative aftermath of publicity appeals trying to find them can stay online for years. 

It suggests children need better protection from that 'digital footprint' - possibly with a way to ask news sites to remove old stories.

Swing
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A public appeal for a missing child is always launched without the child's consent. Yet, once found, the child must live with the consequences of their image being in the public domain."

Dr Karen Shalev-GreenePortsmouth University

Portsmouth study finds missing child appeals 'can leave negative online footprint'

More should be done to protect former missing children whose names and images remain online long after they are found, a report says.

The study by Portsmouth University and Missing Children Europe raises concerns about the "digital footprint" left over from publicity appeals.

Portsmouth University's Dr Karen Shalev-Greene said she wanted the UK government to take notice.

The report surveyed staff from 19 missing children's hotlines in Europe.

It said information about missing children was increasingly being shared online and on social media.

swing
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Howe praises Bournemouth 'mentality' after Liverpool draw

BBC Sport

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe praises his side's 'mentality' after they came from behind to claim a point at Anfield.

Eddie Howe praised Bournemouth's 'mentality' after they fought back to draw at Anfield

School holiday Supreme Court ruling: "Risk being prosecuted"

More reaction to this morning's Supreme Court decision in the landmark legal battle landmark legal involving isle of Wight businessman Jon Platt taking his daughter to Disney World during school term-time

Joshua Rozenberg
BBC

Legal commentator Joshua Rozenburg's on today's ruling:

"The Supreme Court can't make the law, but they can clarify and interpret the law and what they say is binding on all the other courts in England. 

"So they have made the law clear and said - 'you can't take your child away from school without permission'. 

"You can't say its alright if they attend 85% or 95% of the year. Take a child away from school for a day and you risk being prosecuted or fined.

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J5 for A287 and J4A for A327.

M3 Hampshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M3 northbound between J5, A287 (Hook) and J4a, A327 (Farnborough), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Mechanical failure caused ferry crash

A report into how a ferry crashed into a pier has pointed to a mechanical fault. 

Uriah Heep ran into Hythe Pier while it was berthing with 15 passengers and three crew onboard in May 2016.

The trimaran became wedged under the pier, collapsing the wheelhouse and trapping the skipper, who was pulled free by a colleague. 

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) found the crash resulted from a loss of propulsion control. 

Hythe Ferry
BBC

Investigators found the skipper lost control of the water jet propelled vessel on 13 May as it arrived at the pier at 21:10 BST.

According to the report, the loss of control was caused "almost certainly from a mechanical failure within the hydraulic circuit that powered the thrust deflector."

Aiport boss halts future UK investment over Brexit

BBC Business News

The Spanish owner of Heathrow airport has said that uncertainty over the UK's exit from the EU has put a halt on future UK investment deals.  

Although investment in Heathrow is not in doubt, Ferrovial chairman Rafael del Pino said he saw "no opportunities" in the UK, Spain's ABC newspaper reported.  

Ferrovial also owns stakes in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.  

Rafael del Pino
Ferrovial

Tiger Tanks on display at Bovington Tank Museum

A new exhibition featuring one of the most fearsome machines of World War Two has opened at the Tank Museum at Bovington.

To mark the display of German Tiger tanks, veteran tank operators from both Britain and Germany have met up for the first time.

The fearsome World war Two tanks go on display in Bovington

Newport house fire: Man's death "unexplained"

Police have told us they are treating the death of a man, whose body was found following a house fire in Newport, as "unexplained".

The 79-year-old man's body was found following te fire at a bungalow in The Furrlongs early this moning.

A cordon is expected to remain in place for the next few days while the investigation continues.

Our enquiries are at an early stage and we are working with our colleagues at Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and the Arson Task Force to find out what happened. We would like to hear from any witnesses or anyone who has any information about what took place.”

Det Ch Insp Nick Heelan Hampshire Constabulary

Supreme Court rules against Isle of Wight father

Five Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled against father Jon Platt who took his daughter to Disney World during school term-time in a decision which will have a major impact on schools and parents across the country.

In a judgment clarifying what "regular" attendance at school means, they allowed an appeal by Isle of Wight education chiefs against an earlier ruling that Mr Platt had not acted unlawfully. 

The panel of judges, including the court's president Lord Neuberger, declared Parliament's intention was that the word "regularly" means "in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school". 

Lady Hale, announcing the decision, emphasised the case was not about what the rules should be "or how much discretion the headteacher should have to authorise absence". She added: "That is a matter for the appropriate authorities." 

The ruling rejects Mr Platt's argument that despite missing a week of school for a holiday, his daughter had still regularly attended over the course of the year, with an attendance rate of over 92%.  

You can read the full judgement here .

Lady Hale
The Supreme Court

Investigation into fatal bungalow fire under way

Firefighters are still at the scene of a fire in a bungalow on the Isle of Wight.

A man's body was found following the blaze at The Furrlongs in Newport early this morning.

Isle of Wight Council said an appliance remains at the scene as the property is still being damped down.

A joint fire investigation with Hampshire police is under way.

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

BBC Sport

Joshua King scored a dramatic late equaliser for Bournemouth as Liverpool dropped two crucial points at Anfield.

The Cherries took a surprise lead when Benik Afobe pounced on Georginio Wijnaldum's poor back-pass before rounding Simon Mignolet to score.

The visitors went close through Marc Pugh's volley and King before Philippe Coutinho equalised after Roberto Firmino's pass.

Divock Origi,  starting ahead of injured forward Sadio Mane , headed Liverpool ahead but King struck four minutes from the end of normal time from close range.

Liverpool v Bournemouth
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Dept for Education on school holiday Supreme Court decision

The Department for Education has issued a statement following the Supreme Court decision to rule against Isle of Wight father Jon Platt who took his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday.

“We are pleased the Supreme Court unanimously agreed with our position – that no child should be taken out of school without good reason. 

"As before, headteachers have the ability to decide when exceptional circumstances allow for a child to be absent but today’s ruling removes the uncertainty for schools and local authorities that was created by the previous judgment.

"The evidence shows every extra day of school missed can affect a pupil’s chances of achieving good GCSEs, which has a lasting effect on their life chances

“We will examine the judgment carefully and will update schools and local authorities as soon as possible so they are clear what the judgment means for them.”

Dept for Education
Dept for Education

BreakingEx-soldier sentenced to life for murdering on-off girlfriend

A former Plymouth soldier who murdered his on-off girlfriend at her Bournemouth home has been sentenced to life in prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jay Nava, who was based at The Royal Artillery 29 Commando Regiment, will serve a minimum of 21 years behind bars. 

Nava was found guilty of stabbing 26-year-old Natasha Wake 11 times while her children slept upstairs.        

Man cleared of intruder child sex attack

A man has been cleared of sexually assaulting a young girl while trespassing in her parents' house. 

Jervaise Jones, 25, was accused of attacking the six-year-old after entering the terraced house in Weymouth in October last year. 

Mr Jones had denied sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence. 

Weymouth
John Stephen

He was found not guilty by jurors at Bournemouth Crown Court after a three-day trial.  

Video: Jon Platt on steps of Supreme Court

A father who lost his legal challenge against a fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has said the "state is taking the rights away from parents". 

The Supreme Court ruled against Jon Platt, who had won earlier legal battles against a £120 fine in a case brought by Isle of Wight Council.

Term-time holiday ruling will have 'shocking consequences'

Landslip halts Canford Cliffs beach huts development

Plans to build new beach huts on part of the Dorset coast have been put on hold following a landslip. 

A 10 metre wide section of cliff at Canford Cliffs Beach at Poole has slipped towards the promenade over a number of weeks. 

The rebuilding of 102 huts and the construction of 89 new huts has been postponed, pending monitoring of the cliff. 

The work, part of a £1.79m project, had been due to start in September. The plans to demolish and rebuild dozens of beach huts in areas including Canford Cliffs and Branksome were approved in November.

Canford Cliffs
Borough of Poole

This is an unfortunate natural occurrence, and it is a shame that the building works planned for Canford Cliffs have to be delayed at this time. We are undertaking this monitoring as a precautionary measure and the results of the surveys will help us to establish a forward plan for Canford Cliffs Beach, to ensure that we can protect this important natural area for many years to come.”

John RamptonBorough of Poole Council

'Fantastic' Saints could have had three penalties - Puel

BBC Sport

Southampton manager Claude Puel says his side's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace could have been even more emphatic as they were denied three penalties in the first half.

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace: Claude Puel says Saints could have had three penalties

School holiday Supreme Court appeal: PM welcomes ruling

The Prime Minister has welcomed a Supreme Court decision to rule against a father who took his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday

Theresa May said it's right the court recognised the importance of children "getting the most out of their education" whilst allowing head-teachers some "flexibility" where there are exceptional circumstances. 

Jon Platt refused to pay a £120 fine imposed by Isle of Wight Council, after taking his daughter to Disney World Florida for a week. He argued that his child had attended school regularly overall and the High Court agreed.

Theresa May
PA

Obviously what the Supreme Court has done is endorse the current position which I think is right which is that we recognise and they've recognised the importance of children being in school and getting the most out of their education but also recognise that there are maybe exceptional circumstances where a child needs to be taken out of school during term-time and it's right that the individual head-teacher has that flexibility to make that decision. I think that is the correct balance."

Theresa MayPrime Minister

Shirley Towers firefighters remembered on anniversary

Hampshire Fire and Rescue have tweeted a tribute to the two firefighters who died tackling a blaze in a tower block seven years ago.

James Shears and Alan Bannon were overcome by excessive heat in Shirley Towers, Southampton, on 6 April 2010.  

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Rules on term time holidays

A father from the Isle of Wight who took his daughter out of school for a family holiday to Disney World in Florida has lost his legal battle in the Supreme Court. 

So what are the rules around term-time holidays and how have they changed in recent years?  

Here's a guide from the BBC News Education Desk .

Kids on holiday
BBC

Isle of Wight Council reaction to Jon Platt Supreme Court ruling

The Isle of Wight Council has issued a statement on the Supreme Court ruling against against Jon Platt, who had won earlier legal battles against a £120 fine after a holiday taken without permission.

Isle of Wight Coucil
Lewis Clark

The Supreme Court’s judgment provides much needed clarity about what constitutes regular attendance at school, to schools, parents and local education authorities. The Isle of Wight Council will ensure it continues to apply its code of conduct in relation to school absence and in accordance with this judgment."

Isle of Wight Council

Jon Platt reacts to Supreme Court defeat

Jon Platt has said he was "not at all surprised" to have lost a Supreme Court battle over taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time, adding that schools now need to think "very carefully" about absence rules.

The Supreme Court ruled against the Isle of Wight dad after he had won earlier legal battles against a £120 fine after a holiday to Disney World taken without permission.

The judges ruled that regular attendance in school had to be in keeping with rules of the school.

Jon Platt
PA

BreakingJon Platt loses Supreme Court appeal

A father has lost a landmark legal battle at the UK's highest court over taking his daughter to Disney World during school term-time. 

 Five justices at the Supreme Court unanimously allowed an appeal by education chiefs against an earlier ruling that Jon Platt had not acted unlawfully.

 Mr Platt, who took his daughter on a seven-day family trip to Florida in April 2015 without the school's permission, was prosecuted by Isle of Wight Council after he refused to pay a £120 penalty.

Jon Platt
PA

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

BBC Sport

Late goals from Maya Yoshida and James Ward-Prowse earned Southampton victory over Crystal Palace in an entertaining game at St Mary's. 

With six minutes to go, Japan defender Yoshida tapped into an empty net to put Saints 2-1 in front, before Ward-Prowse slotted in a Cedric Soares cross 60 seconds later. 

Christian Benteke had given the visitors a first-half lead, finishing a superb team move from close-range. 

Both sides looked set for a point apiece, before the late drama which moved Southampton nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Southampton score
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Platt 'fears the worst' over school holiday court decision

A father whose case has ended up in the Supreme Court after he took his child on holiday to Disney World during term time has said he is not hopeful the ruling will go his way. 

Jon Platt took his daughter out of her Isle of Wight school in April 2015 and was prosecuted for unlawful absence.

Magistrates on the island thought he had no case to answer as the child had regular attendance and High Court judges agreed. 

But, the Department for Education encouraged the council to appeal to the Supreme Court. 

We're expecting the decision at about 10:00.

Jon Platt
BBC

There has never been a time in British history that a decision has been anticipated that could potentially criminalise four million parents - I hope I'm wrong and I hope the Supreme Court rules in my favour but I fear the worst. It will have a very chilling and draconian affect on parents across this country.

Jon Platt

Southsea's South Parade Pier 'to partially reopen'

The Grade II-listed South Parade Pier in Southsea, shut after being deemed a public danger, is to partially reopen next week after a £5m revamp.

The Victorian pier was shut in 2012 when Portsmouth City Council deemed it at risk of collapse.

Owners South Parade Pier Ltd said work to make the structure safe was completed at the end of last year.

An amusement arcade is expected to open at the front of the pier on Good Friday, the company confirmed.

South Parade Pier
Peter Trimming

BreakingNewport house fire: Man found dead

Police have confirmed that a man has been found dead following the house fire in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in The Furrlongs shortly after 05:00.

Fire at bungalow in Newport

Firefighters on the Isle of Wight have been tackling a blaze at a house in Newport.

Emergency services were called shortly after 05:00. 

Four appliances are currently at a bungalow in The Furrlongs. 

Road closures are in place and traffic is being diverted.

Term-time holiday dad awaits court ruling

A father who is challenging a fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday will find out from the Supreme Court whether he has won or lost his long legal battle.

Jon Platt was given a fine of £120 when he took his daughter away for a week.

But he refused to pay and the High Court found in his favour that this holiday absence did not constitute regularly missing school.

But the government insists children should not miss lessons in term-time.

The Supreme Court will now rule on a case which has raised questions of parents' rights and responsibilities.

Jon Platt
BBC

Weather: Fine and dry

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

It will be dry with variable cloud and some bright or sunny spells. Winds will be mainly light, and it will feel warm during any sunnier periods inland. 

Local coastal breezes will give a cooler feel to the day.

Highs of 13C (55F).

Weather forecast for 6 April 2017

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