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Summary

  1. Schools evacuated amid bomb scares
  2. Mental health patients being put in A&E departments
  3. Dorset milk vodka adverts banned
  4. Future of Weymouth beach huts 'secured'
  5. Updates from Wednesday 8 March

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  1. That's all for today

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

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

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

  2. WW2 hero's medals put up for sale

    The medals and artefacts of one of World War Two's "unsung heroes" are to be auctioned in Dorchester tomorrow.

    The story of Herbert Horatio Kitchener , or ‘Kitch’, is told through "never before seen" photos, flight logs and first-hand accounts of his heroic flight when he took on German bombers and Stukas in his biplane.

    Medals and photos belonging to Herbert Horatio Kitchener

    The collection is going under the hammer as part of Duke's Coins, Militaria and Ephemera auction.   

  3. Southsea double stabbing: Third arrested woman bailed

    Detectives investigating a double stabbing in Southsea have bailed a third arrested woman.

    Somers Road, Southsea

    The 35-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and being concerned in the supply of a class A drug. She has been bailed until 28 April.

    Two other women, aged 35 and 26, from Portsmouth and Southsea, previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and grievous bodily harm with intent, have been bailed until 26 April.

    A 50-year-old man received life-threatening injuries and a 31-year-old man sustained serious injuries in the attack in Somers Road on Friday.

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A31 Hampshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Hampshire both ways severe accident, between B3004 and A339 Selborne Road.

    A31 Hampshire - A31 in Alton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Holybourne Roundabout and the A339 Selborne Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  5. D-Day museum prepares for refit

    This weekend is the last chance to visit Portsmouth's D-Day Museum before it closes for a major refit.

    The museum, which has been awarded £4m in lottery funding, will be free of charge to visit on Saturday and Sunday.

    It will be closed from 19:00 on 12 March until spring 2018.

    D-Day Museum
  6. Watch: Blind woman's book saved by forensic experts

    A blind woman who has terminal cancer is about to realise her dream of having her own novel published.

    Trish Vickers, from Charmouth, Dorset, started handwriting her book Grannifer's Legacy after losing her sight 11-years ago, but did not know 26 pages were blank because her pen had run out of ink. 

    However, forensic experts at Dorset Police have managed to save her story and it is being published by Bridport firm Magic Oxgren. 

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    Video caption: Blind woman's book saved by forensic experts
  7. Three schools in Dorset also received hoax bomb threats

    Dorset Police has confirmed it was also called to reports of bomb threats to three schools this morning. 

    Pokesdown Community Primary School in Bournemouth, Sherborne Primary School in Sherborne and Southill Primary School in Weymouth all received threats made by a telephone call to each school.

    The schools were evacuated as a precaution and a search was carried out. 

    A spokesperson said: "At this time, it is believed the threats were a malicious hoax and there is no direct risk to pupils, staff or the wider community. We take hoaxes extremely seriously."

  8. Councils consider joining forces to offer libraries, seafront and tourism services

    Two Dorset councils have revealed plans to join forces to create library, seafront and tourism services. 

    Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council are considering plans to create a new joint library service to oversee the operation of 22 public libraries. 

    The new service, managed by Borough of Poole, would save the two councils over £500,000 in the next three years.

    Bournemouth Pier

    In a separate proposal, a joint seafront and tourism service, run by Bournemouth Borough Council, is intended to save nearly £250,000 annually from 2019/20. Reports on both proposals will be considered by Poole cabinet members on Tuesday and Bournemouth members on Wednesday 22 March.   

  9. Motorcycle event in Poole saved by local businesses

    The weekly event Dream Machines has been saved by Poole Quay businesses after organisers said they were under threat of cutting the programme short because not enough people had come forward as volunteer marshals. 

    Poole Quay businesses including The Lord Nelson, Poole Quay Fish and Chips Kiosk and Quayside Emporium rallied to find a new group of volunteers. 

    With Poole Tourism providing paid marshals from May to the end of August, the support of the new volunteers will ensure the event can run for a full season this year.

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  10. 'I put on a little bit too much weight so I decided to take up running'

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    Video caption: The Dorset man representing England in this year's Anglo Celtic 100km race