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  1. Lymington hospice manager 'stole from the dying'
  2. Mayflower Theatre launches auditorium appeal
  3. Charity walker rescued after cliff fall on Isle of Wight
  4. Updates from Monday 24 April

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Latest news headlines: Man jailed for Portsmouth high street murder attempt

Sport headlines: Oriol Romeu 'not far off' Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante

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  • Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is "not far off" Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year N'Golo Kante,says Saints boss Claude Puel
  • Puel also says Charlie Austin will return to first-team training on Thursday
  • Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough is capable of playing at least as high as the Championship according to assistant boss Leam Richardson 
  • Eastleigh caretaker manager Richard Hill has defended the club's decision to release goalkeeper Ryan Clarke earlier this month. It comes after injuries to Graham Stack and Nick Hall forced the Spitfires to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan at the weekend.

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J4A for A327 and J5 for A287 affecting J4 for A331.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J4a, A327 (Farnborough) and J5, A287 (Hook), because of an accident. Congestion to J4, A331 (Camberley).

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

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

The deadline to register is 22 May

Weather outlook: Cold and frosty

BBC Weather

Cloud and patchy light rain this evening will die away with most places becoming dry and clear overnight, allowing a widespread frost to form. 

Winds will become light in most places.  

BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 24 April 2017

It'll be a bright, chilly start tomorrow. 

A dry morning will follow with sunny spells, but showers will develop later.

It will also feel cold in sometimes brisk northerly winds.  

BBC Weather chart for the South of England for 25 April 2017

For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  

The deadline to register is 22 May

Marathon triumph for Isle of Wight runner Victoria Coles

Firefighters offering keep fit classes

Hampshire firefighters will soon be offering exercise classes for the over-65s. 

The 12-week course in Portsmouth is designed to build confidence, reduce the risk of falls, and be a social activity. The course will be funded by the local NHS.

Exercise class
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Buses banned from Bournemouth 'shared space'

Drone footage of cliff fall coastline

Drone footage shows the area where a charity walker was rescued after falling in woodland on the Isle of Wight on Sunday afternoon.

The walker was a member of the armed forces raising money for Help for Heroes and was found in woodland near East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.  

She was rescued by ambulance, coastguard and RNLI crews and was taken to hospital with suffered hip, neck and back injuries.  

Scene of cliff rescue near Cowes
Oriol Romeu

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is "not far off" PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante, Saints boss Claude Puel says.

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Southampton Marathon: Le Tissier completes 10k

Former Saints star Matthew Le Tissier joined the thousands of runners pounding the streets of Southampton on Sunday.

He completed the 10k race.

The city was also hosting a half marathon and its first full marathon in 30 years.

Matthew le Tissier joins the runners on Southampton Marathon day

Cannabis worth £164k found on small boat

More than £150,000 worth of cannabis has been seized from a "small boat" by customs in Jersey.

St Ouen's Bay

Three men, from Blandford in Dorset, Farnham in Surrey, and Ringwood in Hampshire, were arrested arriving into St Ouen's Bay (pictured) in the early hours of Friday. 

A total of 27.6kg (59lbs) of cannabis was seized, with an estimated street value of £164,000. 

The men were charged with drug-trafficking offences and the case has been adjourned to 5 June at the Royal Court.

Man jailed for Portsmouth street stabbing

A man who attempted to murder his brother's partner by stabbing her in the back with a kitchen knife in a busy street has been jailed for a total of 23 years.

Dler Fariq Mohammed had been found guilty of the attempted murder of Diana Pranskuniene, 35, who he attacked in London Road, Portsmouth in July 2016.

The trial heard Mohammed, of no fixed address, was unhappy about being denied access to his five children, who were being cared for by his brother and Ms Pranskuniene.

On the day of the attack, he shouted, "You have ruined my life", before plunging the blade into his victim's back and running off.

London Road, Portsmouth

Breaking'Head-butting' police sergeant fined

A police sergeant who head-butted a woman while wearing a motorcycle helmet in a "road rage" attack has been fined.

David Sanderson was off-duty when he confronted two women in the car ahead of him at a petrol station in Chandler's Ford on 6 June last year.    

David Sanderson
Eddie Mitchell

Worthing Magistrates' Court heard the 45-year-old was concerned the women were using a mobile phone, before he revved his motorcycle engine and tried to undertake the car they were in as it moved off the forecourt.

Passenger Donya Bryant got out and confronted Sanderson who then head-butted her, leaving her with a "red mark the size of a 50p piece and a swollen lump" on her forehead, the court was told.

Sanderson had denied the offence of assault by beating and was found guilty following a trial last month. He was fined £828.

Winchester Guildhall clock strikes again

Winchester's Guildhall clock has begun chiming again after work to repair its 50-year-old mechanism. 

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Pedestrian injured in Bournemouth crash now critically ill

A man who was injured when he was struck by a lorry in Bournemouth has become critically ill.

The 66-year-old pedestrian was knocked down on Holdenhurst Road on 19 April.

Police said his condition had subsequently deteriorated and he has been transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

Bournemouth Crash

The injured man has sadly taken a turn for the worse. There were a number of pedestrians and vehicles in the area at the time of the incident and I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

Sgt Fern GrahamDorset Police

Watch yourself finish


Runners completing the London Marathon

If you took part in the London Marathon yesterday, massive congratulations - we hope you're not aching too much today.

You can watch highlights of the day here.

And, if your time was between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs, you can see yourself finish with this special feed on iPlayer.

Parnham House fire: Aerial footage shows extent of damage

Simon Clemison

BBC Spotlight

Aerial footage shows the extent of damage to Parnham House near Beaminister following the devastaing fire earlier this month.

Fire crews were called to the Grade I-listed Elizabethan building in the early hours of 15 April.

A 68-year-old man arrested following hte blaze has been released under investigation.

Aerial footage shows the extent of damage to Parnham House near Beaminister

Specialists set to examine Parnham House after fire

Specialist conservation teams say they want to gain access to the 16th Century Parnham House near Beaminster which was gutted by fire in order to check the building will stay standing.

Conservationists from Historic England hope to be on site in the coming days and believe the house can be returned to its former glory. 

The Elizabehan building was severely damaged by an overnight fire on 15 April.

On Friday, Dorset Police said a 68-year-old local man arrested following the blaze has been released under investigation.

Parnham House fire damage

After a fire has spread through a building, often the structure will have completely been consumed and this leaves external walls and features like chimneys and gables very vulnerable. The other thing to be aware of is the level of water penetration which will have occurred. This will have weakened the structure considerable.

Jenny ChesherHistoric England inspector

Mayflower Theatre launches auditorium appeal

The Mayflower Theatre has launched an appeal to help fund a £3.9m refurbishment of it's Grade II listed auditorium.

So far the theatre has secured £2.54m towards the cost of the project, but needs to raise the remaining £1.36m.

Plans include repainting the auditorium, moving the orchestra pit and installing new seating in the stalls and circle.

The theatre is due to close for the work to be completed in summer 2018, in time for the 90th anniversray of its opening in December 1928.

Mayflower Theatre
Mayflower Theatre

This work is essential not just to preserve the building, but to benefit the more than 500,000 people each year who enjoy visiting our theatre. It will provide higher levels of comfort, better access and more opportunities to experience live performance in Southampton.

Michael OckwellMayflower Theatre Chief Executive

Oakhaven hospice manager's 'grave breach of trust' over fraud

A former hospice manager committed a "grave breach of trust" when he stole more than £13,000 of donations, Southampton Crown Court has heard.

Simon Plummer, from Widden Close in Sway, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to fraud by abuse of position. He has since repaid the money in full and written to the Oakhaven Hospice to apologise.

He was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years.

Oakhaven offers palliative and end of life care to people in the New Forest area, both at its purpose-built hospice and in the community. It costs about £4m a year to run - it receives £440,000 from the NHS with the remainder coming from donations, legacies and fundraising. 

Simon Plummer

You deserve to feel shameful as what you have done is steal from the terminally ill. Oakhaven is a well-respected local hospice which needs all the money it can raise and you have taken that money from them. What you did was a grave breach of trust and you were at the head if it. If you had not paid that money back I would be sending you to prison.

His Honour Judge Gary Burrell QC

Titanic fur coat sells for £150,000

A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the Titanic sank has been sold at auction for £150,000, almost double its original valuation of £80,000.

Mabel Bennett grabbed the garment for protection from the elements, as she was wearing a nightdress when the ill-fated ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, who sold it on Saturday, said the garment was "one of the most visual lots" to go on sale in recent years.  

Titanic fur coat
Henry Aldridge & Son

Chelsea v Southampton: Claude Puel press conference

BBC Sport

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Southampton clash with Chelsea tomorrow, Claude Puel said striker Charlie Austin and left-back Matt Targett will both return to training this week.

And asked about N'Golo Kante winning the PFA award, Puel said: "N'Golo Kante brings the same qualities as Oriol Romeu for us. For me, Oriol is not far off. He is very consistent."


BreakingOakhaven Hospice finance manager given suspended sentence for fraud.

A former hospice finance manager has been given a suspended sentence after admitting stealing more than £13,000 of charity donations.

Simon Plummer, 41, from Widden Close in Sway, took cash and cheque donations while he worked at Oakhaven hospice in Lymington.

Southampton Crown Court heard he used the money to pay for building work on his own home.

Oakhaven Hospice

Women 'emotionally scarred' by homophobic attack in Portsmouth

Five women who were attacked by a group of men in "a brutal, homophobic attack" after a night out in Portsmouth say it has left them "emotionally scarred" and afraid to go out alone.

The victims, who were in a group of eight, say they were set upon late on Easter Sunday by seven men who shouted homophobic abuse before kicking and punching them. One woman lost seven teeth when she was punched in the face.

Injured eye
The women say they were punched and kicked by seven men as they walked home

Police said a 27-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of affray.

A 23-year-old man, a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, all from London, were arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

All four men have been released but remain under investigation.

Bournemouth switches to fortnightly bin collections

Bournemouth residents will get their household waste bins collected every fortnight from today, instead of once a week. 

The move will save the council £500,000 a year.

Some residents have expressed concerns that it'll mean smelly decomposing rubbish having to be kept at home. The council said there will be no change to the current weekly collection of food waste.


Cherries boss lauds 'electric start'

BBC Sport

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe priased his side's "electric start" to their 4-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday, and were worthy winners despite playing most of the game against 10 men.

Joshua King scored from close range just 96 seconds into the match and Benik Afobe converted soon after. Marc Pugh's curling effort made it 3-0 and Daniels added the fourth.

Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough: Eddie Howe says Cherries were worthy winners

Southampton's Downtown music festival cancelled

County Championship cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire

Hampshire's cricketers still have victory over Yorkshire within their sights, despite a long day in the field on Sunday.

Yorkshire will resume their second innings following-on this morning on 178 for 3 - that's still 46 runs behind. 

Yesterday, Hampshire bowled the Tykes out for 231, and made them bat again.

Listen to Live Commentary from BBC Radio Solent from 10:30.

Hampshire v Yorkshire
Rex Features

In Pictures: Southampton Marathon

More than 10,000 people took part in running events on Sunday as Southampton staged its first full marathon in 30 years.

Southampton marathon warm up
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Southampton marathon
All7 Productions
Southampton marathon
All7 Productions
Itchen bridge
All7 Productions

Southampton marathon won by David Coak

BBC Sport

Southampton runner David Coak has won the first full marathon staged in the city for 30 years.

More than 10,000 people took part in three different races in the city on Sunday.

David Coak was first across the line in the 26-mile race in what was his first ever marathon.

David Coak

Especially from mile 20 onwards I had to dig deep - but got there in the end. It's a dream come true - I'm born and bred in Southampton so to win the race running past where I lived it’s a brilliant day.

David Coak

Holton Heath Trading Estate fire 'under control'

The fire at an industrial estate near Poole is now under control, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue has told us.

Nine crews tackled the blaze which is thought to have started in chemical vats in a metalwork plant at Holton Heath Trading Estate.

Crews were called shortly after 07:30 this morning.

Fire scene
Mike Hughes

Fire at Portsmouth chip shop spreads to flat

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at a takeaway in Portsmouth.

Forty firefighters were involved in controlling a blaze at Britannia Fish and Chips on The Hard at about 19:30 on Sunday. 

The fire spread to flats above the takeaway. One person was treated by ambulance crews at the scene. 

Fish and Chip ship fire

Train delays after Waterloo signalling problem