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Summary

  1. Shooting victim Guy Hedger 'lived life to its full'
  2. Murder probe after woman's body found in Southampton
  3. Former Southampton police officer on trial over child sex offences
  4. Updates from Tuesday 2 May

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The BBC Local Live Service for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will resume on Wednesday at 08:00.

You can still get in touch by email, on our Hampshire and Dorset Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCDorset.  

Pre-school's camera saves baby owls

Two owlets have hatched after a child found some eggs in a bucket at a kindergarten near Winchester.

The chance discovery led teachers at My Little Explorers Forest School to set up a camera to monitor them.

The owlets have been named Twit and Twoo and tagged by wildlife experts.

A34 'closed into late evening'

The A34 northbound will remain closed for several more hours after a lorry overturned at about 14:49 BST near Burghclere, Highways England has said.

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Can you do a good tern for rare seabirds?

Volunteers are wanted to help study and protect a colony of seabirds.

The Chesil beach Little Tern Project needs people to help as wardens on the site protecting the birds from predators and human disturbance.

The site is fenced off during the breeding season and wardened 24 hours a day.

Little tern
Kevin Simmonds

For eight years a partnership of organisations have worked together to help the Chesil Beach little tern colony, which had dropped in size from 100 pairs in 1997 to just 10 in 2008.

The birds visit the beach in April and May, migration back to West Africa starts in August.

Hedgehog rescued from bonfire by Weymouth firefighters

A pregnant hedgehog has been rescued by firefighters in Weymouth.

The nesting hedgehog was found by crews called to a garage fire in Bridlebank Way yesterday which had spread from an out of control bonfire.

The hedgehog was taken to Hayley's Hedgehog Rescue where she is reported to be recovering well.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Please remember when burning rubbish or garden waste to check for hedgehogs and other wildlife."

Rescued hedgehog
orset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

Corbyn 'not embarrassed' by police cost error

On a visit to Southampton this morning, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was questioned over the cost of Labour's pledge for 10,000 extra police officers for England and Wales.   

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott says she "misspoke" when she put the figure at £300,000 over four years before correcting herself to "about £80m". 

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A34 lorry crash causes delays

A 12-mile stretch of the A34 northbound in Hampshire remains closed after a lorry overturned near Burghclere at about 14:49 BST.

Drivers are being diverted between Bullington Cross (A303) and Tot Hill services.

Police said earlier the road would remain shut for a "significant amount of time".

overturned lorry
Graham Pocock

Ironing board fire causes six-pump alert

Six fire engines carrying more than 30 firefighters attended a fire involving an ironing board at a high-rise building in Portsmouth.

Crews spent an hour in the seventh-floor flat at The Crescent in Gunwharf Quays this afternoon.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was believed to have been caused by an "iron that was not switched off".

No-one was injured.

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Severe accident: A35 Hampshire eastbound

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A35 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, near A3057 Romsey Road.

A35 Hampshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on A35 Tebourba Way eastbound in Southampton near the A3057 Romsey Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Harbour search for missing man

A coastguard helicopter is searching for a man who was reported missing in Weymouth Harbour this afternoon.

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Travel: A34 blocked at Highclere

An articulated lorry has overturned, blocking the A34 at Highclere, police have said.

Officers said the northbound carriageway would be closed for a "significant amount of time" following the accident at 14:49 BST.

The driver suffered minor injuries, police said.

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Severe disruption: A34 Hampshire northbound

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A34 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between A303 and B4640.

A34 Hampshire - A34 closed and very slow traffic northbound between Bullington Cross in Sutton Scotney and Tot Hill Services in Burghclere, because of an overturned lorry. Diversion in operation - via- A303 and A343 to rejoin at Penwood.

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

BreakingFire breaks out in Portsmouth high-rise

More than 30 firefighters have tacked a blaze on the seventh floor of a high-rise building in Portsmouth.

Crews were called to the fire at The Crescent in Gunwharf Quays earlier but it was put out by about 14:40. 

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said no-one was injured.

Gunwharf Quays
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Shooting suspect released without charge

A 38-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in Crookhorn, Waterlooville, in February has been released from bail without charge.

A second suspect, a 37-year-old man from Havant, remains under investigation, police said.

Athena Avenue
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Detectives confirmed a 31-year-old woman from Waterlooville and a 26-year-old man from Surrey were still under investigation for conspiracy to murder.

The 34-year-old man who was seriously injured in the attack in Athena Avenue has since been released from hospital.

Motorists warned of overnight M3 northbound closures

Health club trials 'Napercise' classes for sleepy parents

Hundreds flock to Wimborne to watch ancient sheep driving tradition

Freeman Anthony Oliver told us more about the historic privilege

Lorry recovered from Rushington roundabout

The overturned lorry on the A35/A326 Rushington roundabout in Totton has been recovered and the roundabout is now open again.

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Travel latest: 'Defective track' between Fareham and Botley disrupting South West Trains

'Inadequate' school to be rebranded

IPACA
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The school was put into special measures in January before its principal resigned in March.

IPACA

'Inadequate' school to be rebranded

The school was put into special measures in January before its principal resigned in March.

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Aerial views of Guy Hedger's home in St Ives, near Ringwood

Helicopter footage shows the home of the marketing executive Guy Hedger who was shot in his home in St Ives, near Ringwood.

Police believe a botched burglary in which the businessman was shot may have been pre-planned. 

Mr Hedger was fatally wounded at his house in Castlewood, in St Ives, in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

The 61-year-old insurance executive was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries shortly after arrival. 

Aerial views of Guy Hedger's home in St Ives, near Ringwood

Guy Hedger shooting: Victim 'lived life to its full'

The family of a marketing executive shot in his home at the weekend has said he "lived life to its full".

Guy Hedger, 61, died in hospital following the raid at his home in St Ives, near Ringwood, shortly after 03:00 BST. 

Guy Hedger
Family handout / Dorset Police

Guy was a caring and compassionate partner, son, brother and uncle who lived life to its full and enriched the lives of all those who knew him. We are devastated that Guy's life has been cut short in this way. Guy will be sorely missed by family, friends and colleagues, but he will live in our hearts forever. We ask for time to grieve in private.

Family statement

Next-of-kin appeal after death of Bournemouth woman

The Dorset coroner is trying to find the next-of-kin for a woman who died in Bournemouth.

Loretta Lines, 58, died at her home on 25 April.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Any relative, or friend, who has knowledge of her family members is urged to contact the coroner's office on 01202 454910.

Gosport Police front counter services move to council offices

From today the front counter services previously at Gosport Police Station have moved across the road to a shared base at Gosport Borough Council's offices. 

The new front counter in the Town Hall also has a yellow telephone installed so people can contact Hampshire Constabulary outside of its opening hours. 

Police officer
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Parking charges in East Hampshire to go up

Poole firm gives Royal Navy technology edge

Travel warning: Water works to start on Weymouth's A354 Buxton Road

Protest over Portsmouth children's centre staffing changes

Parents in Portsmouth are staging a protest in Guildhall Square later.

They're angry about changes to the way that children's centres and playgroups are to be run.

The city council plans to replace some playgroup and children's centre staff with volunteers which it says will allow "one-to-one" support for vulnerable families.

Roxanne Chappell, who is behind the protest, said: “This is an absolute disgrace. These playgroups are a brilliant and vital resource for people with young children."

Campaigners want the council to reverse its decision.

Your pictures: Double rainbow appears over Bournemouth

Bank holiday Monday's mix of sunshine, hail and rain produced a beautiful sight in Bournemouth yesterday evening - a double rainbow.

You've been sending in your pictures of the rainbows - here's a selection.

Bournemouth rainbow
David Haith
Bournemouth rainbow
Alix Gabriel
Bournemouth rainbow
Paul Frank

You can send your weather pictures in via email, on our Hampshire and Dorset Facebook pages or on Twitter @BBC_Hampshire and@BBCDorset.

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Half-hour delays through Totton after lorry overturns

There are delays of about half an hour through Totton after a lorry overturned on the A326 Rushington roundabout earlier.

Police say it will be recovered shortly.  

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Rushington roundabout closes for lorry recovery

The Rushington roundabout off the A326/A35 at Totton has been closed by police to recover a lorry that overturned shortly after 07:00 BST this morning.

Diversions are in place but the closure will have an impact on drivers heading towards Southampton.

No was hurt and there were no other vehicles involved.

Police said the roundabout is expected to be shut until about 11:15.

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Overturned Totton lorry to be recovered after rush hour

Police say the overturned lorry on the A326 Rushington roundabout in Totton will be recovered after the rush hour to avoid further delays.

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Severe accident: A3 Surrey northbound

BBC News Travel

A3 Surrey northbound severe accident, between Hurtmore Road and B3000 Puttenham affecting A283 Portsmouth Road.

A3 Surrey - A3 in Shackleford closed and queuing traffic northbound between the Hurtmore Road junction and Puttenham, because of an accident involving Motorcyclist and a car. Congestion to the A283 Portsmouth Road junction.

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

Tuesday's weather: Sunny spells and showers expected

It will sometimes be cloudy across Hampshire and the Solent with scattered afternoon showers expected. 

Some pleasantly warm sunny intervals are also possible, mainly in the west. 

Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

Tuesday's weather forecast

Delay warning over overturned lorry in Totton

A lorry has overturned on to its side on the A326 at the Rushington roundabout in Totton.

Police have warned motorists to expect delays while it is recovered.

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Guy Hedger shooting: Two intruders hunted by police

Police are searching for at least two people over the shooting of marketing executive Guy Hedger.

Mr Hedger was shot by intruders who entered his home in St Ives, near Ringwood, just after 03:00 BST on Sunday. He later died in hospital.

Guy Hedger
Dorset Police

The men, who wore balaclavas, stole jewellery including designer watches before fleeing the property.

No arrests have been made and police have not recovered the shotgun used to kill the 61-year-old.