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  1. Bin Laden pilot 'overwhelmed' by crash

    Three members of Osama Bin Laden's family  died after their pilot became "overwhelmed" as he approached Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire , an inquest has heard. 

    The crash at Blackbushe

    A jury returned a narrative verdict into the deaths of the family and pilot. 

    North Hampshire Coroner's Court was told the plane overshot the runway and burst into flames. 

    Coroner Andrew Bradley heard the victim's bodies were "incinerated". 

    Concluding, he said Blackbushe was unlike Heathrow or Jeddah airports.

    Quote Message: Blackbushe is not an all-singing, all-dancing airport and instructions from the control tower are not what you would get from Heathrow and Jeddah. He was approaching too fast, touching down at the wrong point, he's making a decision to continue with his landing until it's too late. from Andrew Bradley North Hampshire Coroner
    Andrew BradleyNorth Hampshire Coroner
  2. BreakingBin Laden family plane crash inquest verdict

    A plane that crashed killing three members of Osama Bin Laden's family and the pilot, overshot the runway causing it to catch fire which killed them at the scene, a coroner has concluded in a narrative verdict.

    More to follow...

  3. M3 southbound delay warning after crash

    Motorists have been warned to expect delays on the M3 southbound approaching Winchester while police clear an earlier crash between a van and a car.

    Only one lane of the motorway is currently open.

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  4. Mini Tate Modern pops up in Portsmouth

    An 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern showcasing more than 80 UK's artists is visiting Portsmouth.

    The Tight Modern exhibition has been put together by charity Creative Future to showcase works by artists who all experience disability, mental ill-health or low-income. 

    The pop-up gallery is at the  Aspex Gallery , Gunwharf Quays, until 18 April.

    Tight Modern
  5. M3 southbound delays continue

    Drivers are experiencing long delays on the M3 southbound after a crash involving a car and a van.

    Two lanes remain closed with traffic queuing past Junction 9 (A34) near Winchester.

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  6. Iwan Thomas in tribute lap to coach Mike Smith

    Iwan Thomas has walked a lap of Southampton's athletics track in honour of Mike Smith.  

    The Southampton-based athletics coach who nurtured the talents of Olympic, Commonwealth and European medal winners has died after a short illness aged 88.

    He was renowned for his work training up and coming athletics stars in a career spanning five decades.

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A3090 and J12 for A335 affecting J9 for A34.

    M3 Hampshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M3 southbound between J11, A3090 (Winchester South) and J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of a serious accident involving a car and a van. Congestion to J9, A34 (Winnal Roundabout).

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

  8. Southampton petrol station robbed in raid

    A group of up to five men wearing masks have raided a petrol station in Southampton and stole tills and a safe.

    Police said The Shell Service Station in Redbridge Road was targeted at 02:45 GMT.

    Shell Redbridge Road

    The group left the petrol station in a blue hatchback-type vehicle. 

    One member of staff reported being assaulted during the raid. His injuries were not believed to be serious.

    The service station remains cordoned off for police investigations.

  9. Tribute to mum killed in Odiham crash

    The family of a woman who was killed when the car she was travelling in crashed have paid tribute to her. 

    Roxanne Moran, 31, of Hook, was a passenger in a Citroen C2 which crashed on the A287 in Odiham last month.

    Roxanne Moran

    The mum of three died in hospital five days later.

    In a statement her family said: "Roxanne was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a wonderful mother who lived for her children and her family."

    A 22-year-old man from Camberley has been bailed on suspicion of drink driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

  10. Plans lodged for Fareham development

    A major housing development in Hampshire has moved a step closer. 

    Fareham Borough Council has confirmed a planning application for Welborne Garden Village was received yesterday from Buckland Development Limited.

    Up to 6,000 new homes are planned on 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of land close to the M27. 

    Subject to planning permission being granted, work on the site could start in 2019.

    Welborne development artwork
  11. Boy's VIP visit to police station

    A six-year-old boy who sent a postcard to Hampshire Constabulary asking if he could visit has enjoyed a VIP trip to Southampton Central Police Station.

    The force launched an appeal to find Isaac after receiving the postcard.

    During his visit Isaac took fingerprints, conducted a few interviews, met investigation teams and then finished off in the driver’s seat of a police van.

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  12. Watch: Coach Mike Smith cheers on Iwan Thomas

    Mike Smith, who nurtured the talents of Olympic, Commonwealth and European medal winners, has died aged 88 after a short illness .

    Here's a video of the Southampton-based coach cheering on Iwan Thomas at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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    Video caption: Coach Mike Smith cheers on Iwan Thomas
  13. 'Exhausted' swimmer rescued from Swanage Bay

    A swimmer had to be rescued from Swanage Bay after becoming too tired to swim to shore. 

    Dorset Police marine section officers rescued the man after he was spotted stranded and clinging to a buoy off the bay on Monday.

    Swanage Bay

    Officers said he had become "exhausted and had no energy to swim back to shore". 

    The force said the man was taken to paramedics on the shore and then to hospital for treatment.

  14. Budgens stores to close

    A chain of Budgens stores has failed to find a buyer and will close, with the loss of 800 jobs .

    The owner of the 34 stores affected - a third of Budgens outlets - was put in administration a month ago after hitting "difficult" trading conditions.

    The administrators, PwC, said it had failed to find a buyer and was looking for firms to take over stores' leases.

    Budgens

    The stores closing include Shaftesbury - Bell Street, Christchurch - Saxon Square, Basingstoke - Winklebury Way and Weymouth - Littlemoor Road.

    Some closed at the weekend - the remaining will shut over the next two weeks.  

  15. Wightlink sailing changes

    For the next three days Wightlink's Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal is closed.

    Sailings will be operating to and from the Portsmouth International Port (Cruise and Cross Channel Ferry Terminal).

    The ferry firm said only booked vehicles will be accepted during this time and foot passengers can only travel on the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head passenger catamaran route.

    An additional overnight foot passenger service will be running between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head.

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