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Summary

  1. X Factor star added to Portsmouth festival bill
  2. Police out in force as new tougher mobile phone penalties start
  3. Elderly man seriously injured in A31 crash in the New Forest
  4. East Cowes, Eastleigh and Broadstone among best 'places to live'
  5. Updates from Wednesday 1 March

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  1. Good evening!

    That's all for today.

    Our live service for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight will resume at 08:00 on Thursday.

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

  2. Latest news headlines: Texting lorry driver among 42 motorists stopped in Dorset

  3. Sport headlines: Bournemouth goalkeeper Boruc announces international football retirement

    BBC Sport

    • 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
  4. Opening times of Hardy and TE Lawrence homes extended

    The opening times of the homes of Thomas Hardy and TE Lawrence in Dorset are being extended, the National Trust has said.

    Hardy's Cottage

    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. 

  5. Mobile phone lorry driver on roundabout among those caught in Dorset during crackdown

    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. 

    Police officers doing checks

    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. 

  6. Weather outlook:

    BBC Weather

    Any rain will clear to leave mostly dry conditions overnight. 

    It will start off very windy though but they should slowly ease. 

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 1 March 2017

    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.  

    BBC Weather chart for the South of England on 2 March 2017

    For a full 10-day forecast, visit the  BBC Weather  site.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    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.

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

  8. Police launch driver mobile phone awareness video

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    Video caption: Police release mobile phone drive advert

    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. 

  9. Travel warning: Major engineering works affecting South West Trains this weekend

    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.

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  10. Weather outlook: Patchy rain

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

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    Video caption: BBC Weather for the South of England on 1 March 2017
  11. Grayling: Lack of council support behind cancelling A27 scheme

    Ben Weisz

    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.

    Letter from Chris Grayling