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  1. Jury retires in boat death trial

    A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man who killed his friend by accidentally crashing a jet-powered boat into a cabin cruiser off the Isle of Wight.

    Aaron Brown, the 34-year-old chief operating officer of telecoms firm OneCom, is charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.  

    He was performing a manoeuvre on the craft in Osborne Bay when his friend Ryan McKinlay, 36, was killed.

    Ryan McKinlay
    Image caption: Ryan McKinlay was a passenger on the high-speed craft which crashed in 2015.
  2. Sir Elton's surprise call to disabled teen

    A disabled teenager who made a video which has gone viral received a phone call from Sir Elton John - who said he was moved to tears by it.

    Lewis Hine created it to celebrate his 16th birthday and it has been viewed nearly seven million times on Facebook.

    He said: "Sir Elton John phoned and said he'd  watched the video  and I was so inspirational it made him cry."

    Lewis has undergone more than a dozen brain surgeries since he was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 17 months.

    Lewis Hine
  3. Crimewatch: How police caught Georgina Edmonds' killer

    Police have revealed the challenges they faced in tracing and prosecuting the killer of Georgina Edmonds .

    The 77-year-old had been beaten, stabbed and hit over the head in her cottage on the banks of the River Itchen near Colden Common.

    The effort to bring her killer to justice lasted eight years and became only the seventh double jeopardy case in British history.

  4. Weather Watchers: Oh, what a beautiful morning!

    What a beautiful sunny morning we have had and the Weather Watchers have been out in force, capturing the mood of spring.

    Jim Mac sent us this photo of the Basingstoke Canal in Fleet.

    River in Fleet

    And Yarrells sent us this photo taken at Upton in Poole earlier.


    Have you been out and about in the sunshine? Share your photos on the BBC Weather Watchers page.

  5. Teen held over off licence stabbing

    A teenager has been arrested after a stabbing outside a shop in Bournemouth in October last year.

    The victim, in his late teens, was stabbed in the back at ANJ Off Licence in St Michael's Road late on Sunday 30 October.

    A 24-year-old man from London has already been jailed for six years for the attack.

    Dorset Police said a 17-year-old boy from Hertford was arrested yesterday on suspicion of affray.

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  6. Weather Watchers: Spring has sprung!

    Yesterday was the equinox, meaning spring is officially here, and our Weather Watchers have been sharing their photos of the new season's blooms.

    Thundersnow sent in this photo of daffodils in Shanklin.


    And Dog Lady in Wootton Bridge sent in this photo of this beautiful Magnolia tree against the clear blue sky.


    You can upload your spring weather photos too, on the BBC Weather Watchers page .

  7. Man charged over spate of Christchurch raids

    A man has been charged in connection with a series of robberies in Christchurch.

    A Co-Op a service station and a store were targeted in Fairmile Road from about 17:30 GMT on Saturday.

    It's thought the man involved crashed his car, a white Ford Fiesta, into another vehicle as he left the Fairmile Convenience Store.

    Police said a 23-year-old man from London has been charged with a number of offences including robbery, assault and theft.

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  8. Freight train derailment disrupts services

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    Video caption: The train derailed between Westbury and Castle Cary and is causing delays to services.

    The train derailed between Westbury and Castle Cary and is causing delays to services.

    A shuttle train service is running between Weymouth and Castle Cary.

    Buses have also been organised to serve all stations without a train service.

  9. Management consultants reap millions from NHS cuts plan

    Management consultants have made millions of pounds from drawing up plans that could lead to the downgrade or closure of NHS hospitals.

    Health bosses have spent at least £17.6m on the sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in 44 regions in an effort to cut a £900m NHS deficit this year.

    The Press Association said a Freedom of Information request revealed health bosses in Hampshire had paid Deloitte £472,601 for their STP.

    The survey revealed that Dorset used existing staff to create the county's STP and did not rely on management consultants.

  10. Headlines: Referendum debate and bus driver tribute

    • Christchurch councillors are to meet later to decide whether a referendum should be held over the merger of Dorset's nine councils
    • Colleagues of a bus driver who died in a crash in Portland a week ago are to pause services just before 17:00
    • A 23-year-old man has been charged over a series of robberies in Christchurch
  11. Weather: A nippy start with some showers later

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    Video caption: Weather for the South of England on Tuesday 21 March 2017
  12. Delays expected after train derailment

    Services between Weymouth and Westbury and Taunton to Westbury will be severely disrupted today after a freight train derailment .

    The freight train was pulling 38 wagons, when seven of them partially derailed at 17:50 GMT last night.  

    Train derailment

    The train is blocking the line between Castle Cary, Somerset, and Westbury, Wiltshire, Network Rail said.

    No-one was injured but there was significant damage to track and equipment.

    GWR  said trains will be amended or cancelled, with replacement road transport provided where required.

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