- A lorry driver texting at a roundabout in Bournemouth was among 42 motorists stopped on Wednesday by Dorset Police as part of a mobile phone driver crackdown
- The principal of an academy school recently rated inadequate by Ofsted has resigned
- A woman from Nigeria has successfully donated her stem cells to help save the life of her sister in Weymouth
- Almost nine out of every 10 Southern rail passengers could miss out on compensation for poor service, it has been claimed
- AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Arter Boruc has announced his retirement from international football
- Southampton defender Maya Yoshida says he expects his manager to continue to employ the 4-2-3-1 formation used in last Sunday's League Cup final defeat to Manchester United
- Eastleigh striker Craig Mcallister says the smiles are returning to the club after the Spitfires earned their first point of 2017 in their draw with Aldershot last night
The opening times of the homes of Thomas Hardy and TE Lawrence in Dorset are being extended, the National Trust has said.Copyright: Chris Downer
Hardy’s Cottage in Higher Bockhampton (pictured) and Max Gate in Dorchester, as well as the Clouds Hill retreat of Lawrence of Arabia, near Wareham, will now open seven-days-a-week between 1 March and the end of October.
Hardy’s Cottage and Max Gate will also open Thursday to Sunday from November to the end of February, except for Christmas Day.
The properties were previously closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and between November and February.
A lorry driver on a mobile phone on a roundabout is just one example of the people who have been caught by police since tougher penalties for phone usage came into force at midnight.Copyright: Dorset Police
Dozens of drivers have been handed 6 points and a £200 fine across the UK after tougher penalties were introduced.
By noon today, Dorset Police said it had stopped 31 drivers on their mobiles, including a 7.5 tonne lorry driver using his phone while travelling around a roundabout in the Bournemouth area.
Any rain will clear to leave mostly dry conditions overnight.
It will start off very windy though but they should slowly ease.Copyright: BBC
Tomorrow will be largely fine and dry, though some may see an isolated shower at first.
It will gradually turn cloudy through the afternoon with strengthening winds for a time.Copyright: BBC
For a full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC Weather site.
M271 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J1 for Brownhill Way and M27 J3.
M271 Hampshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M271 northbound between J1 Brownhill Way and M27 J3, Romsey, because of a broken down vehicle.
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Police have launched a video warning drivers about the dangers of driving with a mobile phone.
Today punishments for drivers caught using their mobile phones increased to six driving licence points and a £200 fine.
In a joint appeal, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police said that 145 accidents in the last two years were caused by people using their mobile phone.
They added that 11 people had died as a result of the accidents in the region.
South West Trains services to London Waterloo will be amended on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be no trains between Basingstoke and Woking on Saturday.
Political reporter, BBC Sussex
As we've been reporting, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has cancelled a Highways England scheme to improve the A27 at Chichester.
Here's the letter he wrote to Highways England yesterday, setting out why he was pulling the plug.
In it, he suggests that local councillors' calls for a new consultation and lack of support for Highways England's suggested options were behind his decision.Copyright: Unknown