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Summary

  1. Body found in Asda car park in Hampshire
  2. Britain beat Sweden to end run of defeats in America's Cup campaign
  3. Portsmouth care home evacuated following fire
  4. Surge in weddings held in Oxfordshire
  5. Updates from Wednesday 31 May

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CCTV released after Portsmouth assault

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Portsmouth.

A 39-year-old was involved in an argument with a group of men outside the Cabin Nelson kebab stall in the early hours of 29 April and was subsequently attacked in College Street when he suffered facial injuries.

The suspects were described as being in their early 20s and wearing smart suits.

Police photo of man
Hampshire Constabulary

Two hospitalised by 'rogue' ecstasy

Police are warning about a batch of rogue ecstasy tablets in circulation on the Isle of Wight after two people were admitted to hospital.

The red "Beanos" or "Red Death Cons" were bought from someone in Sandown and could contain ketamine or methamphetamine.

Police have warned that taking the tablets could be life-threatening.

Both of those admitted to hospital are now recovering at home.

Anyone in possession of any tablets are urged to hand them in to Newport Police Station for analysis and safe disposal.

Bonded over gliding, split over Brexit

Adam Whitty

BBC South

It's teacher pitted against student to discuss the biggest political issues of our time.

It's not the tagline for a blockbuster movie, but an interesting way of analysing how varying age groups perceive this general election.

Alex James and Philip Morgan share a gliding passion but have different political views.

Philip Morgan and Alex James, from Berkshire, share a passion for gliding, but have very different political views, particularly over Brexit.

It is one of many topics that show a 'generational divide' ahead of this year's general election.

Police to start name people caught drink driving

Dorset Police have started a new campaign to tackle drink driving this summer.

The campaign will see officers "name and shame" people caught drink driving until 30 June.

The month-long operation will involve officers requesting breath tests from all drivers involved in road traffic collisions and routine stop checks.

Anyone charged with a drink driving offence will have their name and court appearance details released to the media.

Police
Dorset Police

With the weather continuing to get better, we’re at a time when drivers are more likely to risk drink or drug driving after socialising. I would ask those planning to go out for a few drinks to consider how you’re going to get home beforehand. Too many people, fail to consider the untold devastation that drink and drug driving can cause."

Police Constable Heidi MoxamDorset Police Casualty Reduction Officer

Mini-bus on the streets of Bournemouth

What a retired bus driver did with an old mobility scooter...

Mobility scooter turned into minature bus

Oxford University scientists help make bowel cancer 'breakthrough'

New research led by scientists at Queen's University Belfast is being described as a "breakthrough" discovery in the fight against bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer death.

A scientist
BBC

Scientists have uncovered different types of bowel cancer that could lead to the development of different types of treatment

Now, researchers at Queen's, in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford and Leeds, have made a big advance in the future treatment of the disease.

Helicopter rescue at Stair Hole on Dorset coast

Kimmeridge Coastguard has posted dramatic footage of a helicopter rescue on the Dorset coast last night.

Three people got stuck on the cliffs at Stair Hole near Lulworth shortly after 20:00.

With a cliff rescue team unable to reach the three, Portland's coastguard helicopter was called in to winch them to safety.

The coastguard said all three were "obviously shaken" but otherwise unhurt.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Bournemouth

Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bournemouth.The 19-year-old local woman was walking in Coach House Place under the A338 flyover on Friday afternoon when she was grabbed by a man, pulled to the ground and sexually and physically assaulted.

She screamed and shouted, prompting a passer-by to intervene before the woman got away and reported the incident to police.

She did not require treatment for any injuries but was left shaken.

Coach House Place
Google

Protests at Fawley oil refinery over church investments

Campaigners gathered at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire this morning to call for the Church of England to sell its shares in Exxon Mobil and stop investing in oil companies.

It's over concerns about fossil fuels and global warming.

Exxon Mobil says calls for divestment "detract from the real work of searching for solutions to the dual challenge of addressing climate change risks".

Fawley protest
BBC
Paul Cook

Wigan Athletic appoint Paul Cook as manager on a three-year deal after agreeing a compensation package with Portsmouth.

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Mother welcomes bereavement pledges

A grieving mother calling for parents to be entitled to statutory leave when their children die has welcomed cross-party support for the policy.

The Conservatives and Labour have both included the plan in their manifestos ahead of next week's general election.

Lucy Herd with her son Jack
Family handout
Lucy Herd's 23-month-old son Jack died in 2010

It comes after a petition started by Lucy Herd, from Sandhurst in Berkshire, accumulated 231,754 signatures.

Her 23-month-old son Jack drowned in a pond in 2010. His father returned to work three days after his death.

Police update on body discovered in Asda car park

Police have confirmed that the body discovered in the car park of an Asda superstore in Totton this morning is that of a 35-year-old man from Gosport.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the man's next of kin have been informed.

The store opened as normal at 07:00 BST and customers had access to the car park.

WATCH: Election 2017 South: Education

An audience of voters had their chance to quiz representatives of the main parties standing in the general election in the BBC South Election Debate on BBC One last night.

Here's what the parties had to say on the subject of education.

The BBC South panel guests discuss education

Flying Scotsman on track in Hampshire

Babies sign up to libraries scheme

More than 1,000 newborn babies have been signed up to their local library as part of a Hampshire County Council initiative.

In the past year, 1,267 new babies have received their own library cards from the county's Library Service.

Baby with library card
Hampshire County Council

Three-day-old Jennifer Baker received her library card when her parents Jane and Stephen Baker registered her birth in Winchester.

Mrs Baker said: “I think it’s a lovely idea. We’re very supportive of our local library and we’re keen for our daughter to use it when she’s older, not just for reading but activities like rhyme time."

Locomotive No. 563 unveiled in Corfe Castle

A Victorian steam locomotive that featured in the theatre adaptation of The Railway Children has been unveiledat Corfe Castle station.

Locomotive No. 563, which hauled trains on the London and South Western Railway, has been given to the Swanage Railway by the National Railway Museum.

It appeared in stage adaptations of Edith Nesbit's classic in Canada and London.

The locomotive survived being scrapped as it was selected for restoration for a display at the centenary celebrations for London's Waterloo station in 1948. The Swanage Railway's volunteers will now work on conserving and preserving it.

Unveiling of loco
Andrew PM Wright

WATCH: Election debate panel discuss the NHS

The subject of the NHS and health funding came up during the BBC South Election Debate last night.

Watch as the panel members discuss questions from the audience about the NHS.

The panel discuss health and the NHS

'Well-behaved vandal' pays for graffiti clean-up

LIVE: Portsmouth managerial changes

BBC Radio Solent's Sport team discuss the departure and replacement of Portsmouth manager Paul Cook - who would you like to see in charge at Fratton Park?

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Track warning to Flying Scotsman spotters

Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks as the locomotive tours the south today.

The train is journeying from Salisbury, through Hampshire, Berkshire and on to London Paddington.

Flying Scotsman
Reuters

Network Rail and British Transport Police are warning those who are planning to view it of the dangers of straying on to the tracks.

Alongside the risk of being hit, rail lines in the south west are powered by an electrified "third rail" running parallel to the tracks.

Seeing Flying Scotsman passing through our spectacular countryside is a terrific opportunity, but I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay safe at all times. Never wander on to or near the tracks. As well as being illegal, it is incredibly dangerous...

Becky LumlockNetwork Rail

Totton Asda car park death 'not suspicious'

The death of a man in his 30s, found in the car park of an Asda supermarket, is not being treated as suspicious, Hampshire police has confirmed.

Officers were called to the car park in Maynard Road, Totton, when the man's body was discovered shortly after 02:00 BST.

The store is open as usual and there is access to the car park for customers.

Delays on Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferry

WATCH: Election 2017 South: Brexit

An invited audience quizzed representative of the main political parties during last night's BBC South Election Debate on BBC One.

The subject of Brexit raised passions as the panel discussed its impact and what it means for the economy in the South of England.

The panel discuss the implications of Brexit.

General Election 2017: Where you live

Peter Henley and an audience of local voters questioned would-be MPs about the issues that matter in the south of England last night.

Brexit, social care and NHS funding were among the subjects brought up by the audience during the programme.

The candidates taking part in the debate were (in alphabetical order of surname):

  • Suella Fernandes (Conservative)
  • Simon Letts (Labour)
  • Martin Lyon (UKIP)
  • Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat)
  • Larry Sanders (Green)

Cherries transfer news

Kris Temple

BBC Radio Solent

Bournemouth have signed keeper Asmir Begovic from Premier League champions Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

Begovic was on the Cherries' wish list in January, but Chelsea's failure to sign a replacement for him stalled his move to Dorset.

Asmir Begovic
Getty Images

But Eddie Howe has got his man now, and - despite Artur Boruc having an impressive season - Begovic has surely been brought in to start the season as first-choice.

Bournemouth are still keen to secure a deal for Begovic's former Chelsea team-mate Nathan Ake, while a minor issue at the Sunderland end continues to delay the announcement of Jermain Defoe's Dean Court return.

General Election 2017: South Dorset debate

With eight days to go until the general election, BBC Radio Solent's Breakfast in Dorset is giving you the chance to hear from the people hoping to be the next MP for Dorset South.

Candidates taking part:

  • Richard Drax (Conservative)
  • Howard Legg (Liberal Democrat)
  • Jon Orrell (Green)
  • Tashi Warr (Labour)

We put your questions to the four people standing in South Dorset

General Election 2017: Reading West debate

Candidates standing in the Reading West constituency are taking part in a live general election debate on BBC Radio Berkshire.

Listen live as Andrew Peach chairs the debate from Battle Library.

Oxfordshire news headlines

Stephen Stafford

BBC South

  • The number of marriages in Oxfordshire rose by almost 10% during 2016/17
  • Oxford University offers its support to Central European University in Budapest that says it is under threat of forced closure
  • Didcot Town FC looks to sell off land to help financial pressures

Dorset news headlines

Stephen Stafford

BBC South

  • Police continue to investigate the death of a woman who was found dead in a garden pond in Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth mums' walking group calls for men to get involved to improve fitness
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust launches half-term wildlife activities