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  1. Weather: Cold with sunshine and showers
  2. Record breaking boat in Southampton for restoration
  3. Call for HGV restrictions
  4. Monkey World call for law change on owning primates rejected

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New operator for park railway

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Poole Park railway
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The miniature railway in Poole Park, whose previous operator was given 24 hours to shut down in January, is to reopen under new management.

Poole council said the charity Friends of Poole Park had successfully tendered for a new lease, with plans for track replacement and other investment.

The previous operator Chris Bullen, who took over the railway in 2004, said he was "devastated" that his bid has been unsuccessful.

He said an online fundraising page which had received more than £2,300 to replace the track would be frozen and the money given to charity.

Builder erects rubbish garden constructions

A former builder on the Isle of Wight thinks he's discovered a brand new way of construction, with a second welcome bonus.

Stuart Albrighton says, with councils being strapped for money and some of them charging for waste and recycling disposal, he has the perfect solution.

BBC Radio Solent's Neil Sackley has been to meet him to find out more...

Watchdog investigates festival takeover

Fire on board HMS Dragon in Portsmouth

A fire on board one the the Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyers while it was moored in Portsmouth Naval Base is being investigated.

A navy statement said the small fire broke out in a machinery space, at about 11:30 this morning. It was quickly put out and no-one was hurt.

Commissioned in 2012, HMS Dragon is one six Type 45 Destroyers.

HMS Dragon
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The fire was rapidly extinguished by the immediate actions of the Ship’s company. No personnel were injured as a result of this incident, which will be subject to a full and thorough internal investigation."

Royal Navy spokesman

If you smoke, watch this...

A new film is being released to help persuade people to give up smoking.

Portsmouth City Council has been speaking to some of those affected by the habit - including two children who lost their mum to cancer in 2013.

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Wells to stay at Terras next season

Weymouth FC has agreed terms for Ashley Wells to stay at the club for the 2017-18 season.

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Monkey World primate pet ban rejected

Calls by Monkey World in Wareham for a change in the law on owning primates as pets have been rejected by the government.

In a special Commons debate, South Dorset MP Richard Drax said Monkey World director Alison Cronin was concerned about more primates being kept as pets, describing it as an "accelerated catastrophe". 

Environment Minister George Eustice said more could be done to deal with inadequate conditions for primates kept as pets but a new law was not needed.

Monkeys at Monkey World
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Monkey World is a rescue centre and works with governments to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild

Ryde firefighter tackles the London Marathon

Mark Grimes completed the marathon despite being in rehabilitation with a brain tumour.

Historic boat returned to the UK

The boat that made history with the first all-female crew to sail the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1990 has returned to the UK.

Tracy Edwards MBE, Maiden’s skipper, reunited with Maiden’s record breaking crew to see the boat lifted out of the water at Hamble.

Maiden, which was discovered in The Seychelles, will be restored before embarking on a global campaign to give more girls around the world access to a basic education.

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Tears of joy for Kelly Sotherton

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Here's the moment Isle of Wight athlete Kelly Sotherton found out she is being upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal.

Russian Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of the heptathlon bronze she won at Beijing in 2008 after testing positive for a steroid.  

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Talks over Southern dispute resume

Southern worker on platform
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Both sides hope to resolve a dispute over driver-only operated trains.

Southern worker on platform

Talks over Southern dispute adjourned

Both sides hope to resolve a dispute over driver-only operated trains.

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Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, including the Isle of Wight, new figures indicate.

The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6% , will be made in Walsall, in the West Midlands, Pulse magazine data shows.

Two Merseyside clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in Sefton and St Helens as well as Isle of Wight and Scarborough, North Yorkshire, are also facing cuts.

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But data, from 127 CCGs in a freedom of information request, shows overall spending will rise by 4.15% in 2017/18.  

Travel: A350 and C13 both reopen

Island to cut mental health spending

Isle of Wight is one of five areas in England to cut mental health spending, according to a GPs magazine.

Freedom of Information (FOI) data obtained by Pulse showed £4.5m of cuts had been made for 2017/18 by clinical commissioning groups in Sefton, Scarborough, Isle of Wight, St Helens and Walsall.

The FOI showed spending across England had increased by 4.15% overall

Man suffers fractured jaw in night-time attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched to the ground and kicked by two strangers in Basingstoke.

The 36-year-old man suffered a fractured jaw and a cut to his head in the attack in Wote Street in the early hours of Saturday.

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It's Poole vs Bournemouth in a fundraising football match

Poole's Graeme Souness takes on Cherries boss Eddie Howe for the Louis Ross Foundation

Village jams prompt call for HGV ban

Two lorries stuck on the C13
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Melbury Abbas residents say HGVs regularly meet and get stuck along the C13 Dinah's Hollow.

Two lorries stuck on the road through Melbury Abbas

Village jams prompt call for HGV ban

Melbury Abbas residents say HGVs regularly meet and get stuck along the C13 Dinah's Hollow.

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Melbury Abbas fire: Road closure latest

White upbeat over One-Day Cup chances

Kyle Abbott celebrates a wicket for Hampshire
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Hampshire director of cricket Giles White hopes to take their strong four-day start to the season into the one-day cup.

Kyle Abbott celebrates a wicket for Hampshire

White upbeat over One-Day Cup chances

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White hopes to take their strong four-day start to the season into the one-day cup.

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Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, new figures indicate. 

Hospital staff in a corridor
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The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6% , will be made in Walsall, in the West Midlands, Pulse magazine data shows. 

Two Merseyside clinical commissioning groups (CCG) in Sefton and St Helens as well as Isle of Wight and Scarborough, North Yorkshire are also facing cuts. 

But data, from 127 CCGs in a freedom of information request, shows overall spending will rise by 4.15% in 2017/18.

Maiden yacht to champion girls' education

Maiden crossing the finish line
The Maiden Factor
Crossing the finish line Finish in Southampton in 1990

The famous 58ft (17m) ocean racer was the first to sail around the world with an all-female crew.

Maiden crossing the finish line

Maiden yacht to champion girls' education

The famous 58ft (17m) ocean racer was the first to sail around the world with an all-female crew.

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Strangers 'said sorry' before acid attack

An acid victim has said he was attacked on his doorstep by two unknown men who apologised for what they were about to do.

Chris Bonney
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Chris Bonney, who was attacked in February 2016, told Victoria Derbyshire the men had said: "Are you Chris? We're ever so sorry," before the attack.

Mr Bonney, from Weymouth, was left with scars across his face and body, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

Police had been unable to find a motive or any evidence, he said.

Dogs to sniff out illegal tobacco

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

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M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A34 and J8 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound between J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J8, A30 (Andover), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Reach for the... medicine cabinet

NHS staff in Dorset have recorded their own version of the S Club 7 song, Reach. 

The Dorset HealthCare team rewrote the lyrics to raise awareness of medicine safety.

Medication Safety Officer Katie Griffiths told us more...

Walsall Manor Hospital

Data from 127 clinical commissioning groups also suggests total spending will rise by 4.15% in 2017/18.

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Witness appeal after cyclist injured

A cyclist suffered cuts to his head and body and needed hospital treatment after an alleged attack in Poole.

The man in his 30s reported being assaulted near Tesco Express in Ringwood Road (pictured) yesterday lunchtime.

A 29-year-old man from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail.

Tesco Express
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Dorset Police said it did not appear to be a road rage incident is appealing for witnesses.  

River helps crews tackle shed fire

Stand-by crews called to tackle fire

A car, caravan and a garage have been damaged by fire in Melbury Abbas.

Crews from Gillingham and Shaftesbury were called at 09:36 to the property on the C13.

No one is believed to have been hurt.

Fire in Melbury Abbas
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Fire fighters in Melbury Abbas
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Melbury Abbas fire: Road closure update

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Lifeboat pulls yacht to safety

Cowes lifeboat was called to help a yacht that had run aground near the entrance to Southampton Water on Monday evening.

Hebe had got stuck with three people on board at the south-west tip of Bramble Bank and the tide was pushing the boat further into trouble.

The boat and its crew were pulled to safety by 18:30 and were able to continue their journey from Southampton to East Cowes.

Cowes lifeboat
Cowes lifeboat

Melbury Abbas fire: Road closure update

Fire closes road

The road that links Shaftesbury and Blandford is closed because of a building fire.

The C13 is closed between Zig Zag Hill and Melbury Abbas.

Fire engines on the C13
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Sea level rise estimates revised by scientists

Scientists from Southampton University say sea levels could rise by more than 3m this century - more than half a metre more than previously thought.

An international team, including Sybren Drijfhout, a professor in physical oceanography and climate physics, used new projections to predict a 2.5-3m increase by 2100. 

Bournemouth beach
BBC

Unabated global warming will lead to sea-level rise of many metres – possibly more than ten metres – within a few centuries, seriously threatening many cities all over the world that are built in low-lying river deltas. This will also seriously affect the coastline of the UK.

Prof Sybren DrijfhoutSouthampton University

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Travel: Solent ferry delays

There are delays on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry this morning.

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Maiden yacht in Southampton restoration return

A record breaking boat has returned to Southampton after 27 years to be restored. 

Maiden made history in 1990 after its all-female crew became the first to sail the Whitbread Round the World Race, led by Tracy Edwards.

The team won two legs of the race and crossed the finish line in Southampton second overall. 

The 58ft boat was sold after the race and recently found in disrepair in the Seychelles.

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It recently arrived via cargo ship where it was brought into Hamble. The yacht is expected to be lifted from the water to begin its refit later today. 

Following its restoration the boat will set off in August 2018 on "The Maiden Factor", a global campaign to give more girls around the world access to a basic education.

Call for HGV restrictions through Melbury Abbas

Residents in Melbury Abbas say they're concerned about the number of HGVs using the narrow road through their village.

The C13 runs parallel with the A350 between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. 

Dorset County Council brought in an advisory route in June for HGVs which encourages them to use the A350 northbound and the C13 southbound. 

Dinah's Hollow
BBC

Residents say HGVs are using the road both ways and regularly meet and become stuck in opposite directions at a pinch point at Dinah's Hollow which is only 5m (16ft) wide.

They are calling for the council to bring in restrictions for HGVs on the route.