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  1. That's all for this evening

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

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

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

  2. Latest news headline: Hired skipper acquitted of power boat offence

  3. CCTV appeal over Southampton flat fall

    Detectives investigating an incident in February in which a woman fell from a third floor flat in Southampton have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

    The woman, in her 20s, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition after falling from the property in Salisbury Street  on 11 February.

    Police said the man in the images has links to links to Southampton, London, and Poland and "may be a valuable witness".

    CCTV Image
    CCTV Image
  4. Non-League Football: Torquay Utd v Eastleigh

    BBC Sport

    Eastleigh will look to make it three wins in a row in the National League tonight. 

    The Spitfires are away at strugglers Torquay United. Eastleigh's win at Chester at the weekend has moved them up into the top half of the table.

    You can listen to match commentary from BBC Radio Solent  from 19:45.

  5. Referendum meeting over council merger

    Tristan Pascoe

    BBC Dorset political reporter

    Christchurch councillors are staging a last minute attempt to delay or derail a decision on the proposed merger of all nine Dorset Councils. 

    A special meeting tonight is being held to argue for a referendum to let local people decide whether or not they wish Christchurch to be involved in a new Unitary Authority along with Bournemouth and Poole. 

    If it is approved tonight it's likely to be held on 18 May and will cost between £50,000 and £75,000.

  6. Non-League Football: Aldershot Town v Dagenham and Redbridge

    BBC Sport

    In the National League tonight, Aldershot Town could close the gap on fifth placed Gateshead with a home win over Dagenham and Redbridge, currently in the fourth spot.

    You can listen to match commentary from BBC Radio Surrey from 19:45.

  7. Cycling to school campaign under way

    Pupils across the South are taking part in a two week campaign to encourage cycling to school. 

    Over 100 schools in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight have signed up to the 'Big Pedal', which encourages pupils to get on their bikes in return for rewards and prizes each day. 

    The charity Sustrans, which is behind the scheme, says 91% of children aren't getting enough physical activity to maintain a basic level of health. 

  8. Gruffalo spotted in deep dark wood

    An interactive trail has been launched by the Forestry Commission, and the deep dark wood of Moors Valley Country Park is one of just a handful of locations.

    The Gruffalo Spotter app is a self-led trail, and is based on the children's story.

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    Video caption: The Gruffalo Spotter app is a self-led trail based on the children's story.
  9. BreakingSkipper cleared over power boat offence

    A hired skipper has been acquitted of driving too fast in a power boat on the same day that it was involved in an accident which killed a father-of-one. 

    Paul Carey, 52, of Chatsworth Road, Southampton, was found not guilty at Winchester Crown Court of a charge of driving a rigid inflatable boat (Rib) in contravention of Merchant Shipping regulations. 

    Winchester Crown Court

    Ryan McKinlay, a father-of-one from Gosport, Hampshire, died following the accident in Osborne Bay off the Isle of Wight on 19 June 2015.

    Mr Carey was a defendant alongside businessman Aaron Brown who was driving the Rib at the time of the crash and who is charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the 36-year-old, which he denies. 

    The jury was sent home by Judge Keith Cutler to continue its deliberations in relation to Mr Brown on Wednesday. 

  10. BreakingRail strike date announced

    Workers on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North are to strike on 8 April , the day of the Grand National.

  11. First glimpse of Tolpuddle Martyrs' courthouse

    Visitors will get their first chance to get a glimpse inside Dorchester's Shire Hall , which is being redeveloped into a tourist attraction.

    'Hard hat tours' of the former courthouse, which was the scene of the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, are being held weekly for visitors interested in seeing how work is developing.

    Shire Hall

    For more information or to book a place, contact the  Shire Hall project team .  

  12. Computer games student competes in LA contest

    A Totton College student has just returned from an expenses-paid weekend in LA after he and five teammates qualified for a video games tournament.

    BTEC Level 3 Video Games Development student Jack Parker, 18, and his co-players ranked the second highest score in the world on H1Z1, which is based on the Hunger Games novels and films.

    Jack Parker

    Their ranking earned them their place at the Fight for the Crown contest, which has a prize pot of $300,000, but the result is being kept secret because the tournament is being aired on TV in the US on 20 April.  

  13. Gravel thieves damage protected New Forest heath

    Rare birds, butterflies and snakes are under threat after an area of protected New Forest heathland was destroyed by illegal gravel extraction, the National Trust has said.

    Nightjars and Dartford warbler

    About 15 tonnes (1,500 kg) of gravel was taken from Rockford Common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. 

    The area is home to species including smooth snakes, silver-studded blue butterflies and birds such as Dartford warblers and nightjars (pictured). 

    Police are investigating.

    The damage at the gravel pit on Rockford Common
  14. Man in court on child sex offences charges

    A man charged with serious child sex offences against seven alleged victims has appeared in court.

    Winchester law courts

    Michael Gibbons, of Dickens Way, Yateley, Hampshire, faces 16 counts of serious sexual offences against children under 13. 

    Police said the alleged offences happened at locations in north Hampshire and Berkshire from 2009 onwards. 

    The 26-year-old appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court earlier. He was bailed to appear at Winchester Crown Court (pictured) on 19 April. 

  15. Man charged with serious child sex offences

    A man has been charged with serious child sex offences against seven alleged victims.

    Basingstoke Law Courts sign

    Michael Gibbons, of Dickens Way, Yateley, Hampshire, faces 16 counts of serious sexual offences against children under 13. 

    Police said the alleged offences happened at locations in north Hampshire and Berkshire from 2009 onwards. 

    The 26-year-old is due at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court later.

  16. School reopens after burglary

    A school forced to close on Monday after a burglary has reopened.

    Thieves stole a safe and caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to Wellow School in Romsey on Sunday night.

    Wellow School
  17. Derailed train disruption 'to last 48 hours'

    Derailed train

    A derailed freight train in Somerset is likely to cause  disruption to services in the region for at least 48 hours , Network Rail has warned.

    The train is blocking the line between Castle Cary and Westbury but is affecting services to and from Weymouth.