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Summary

  1. Southampton murder victim 'went to rob drug dealers'
  2. Portsmouth in bid for UK City of Culture 2021 title
  3. Anger at plans to limit the number of dogs a person can walk from six to four
  4. You've been sending us your World Book Day pictures
  5. Updates from Thursday 2 March

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  1. That's all for today

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

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

  2. Mixed response to four-pooch limit

    Plans to bring in a cap on the number of dogs people can walk in Gosport have been getting a mixed response on social media.

    Gosport Borough Council is planning to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to limit people to four dogs, instead of the current six.

    Commenting on Facebook Dennis Brown said: "Who is to tell anyone that they can only have four dogs?

    "This has no legs as it goes too far to interfere with people's rights to choices." 

    Dog walker

    While Jenny Brown posted: "I'm pleased this has come into focus. I've had so many problems when encountering larger groups of dogs."

    It would be imposed on both individual and professional dog walkers giving the authority the power to issue a £100 fine.

    If it is approved the change would come into force on 1 May. A decision is expected next week.

  3. Have you spotted these trains?

    Police have released images of model cars and trains stolen in a burglary in Bournemouth.

    Up to £1,000-worth of models were stolen from a shed on 16 February in Green Lane in the north of the town.

    Model train
    Model train
    Quote Message: This has been a very upsetting incident for the victim as he has owned some of the stolen items since he was five years old, therefore making them of great sentimental value. from PC Jennie Sykes-Martin Dorset Police
    PC Jennie Sykes-MartinDorset Police
  4. BreakingEditor to leave Daily Echo

    Ian Murray has announced on Twitter he is to leave the Daily Echo newspaper in Southampton, where he has been editor for 20 years.

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  5. Pupil injured by 'pen knife'

    A pupil injured during a knife incident at a school in Southampton suffered an arm injury caused by a pen knife, a school spokesman has said.

    Earlier police confirmed they had been called to Oasis Academy Mayfield School shortly after 14:00.

    Oasis Academy Mayfield
    Quote Message: We are aware of an incident that took place at the academy today that was swiftly made safe by staff, and it is now being investigated by police. from Spokesman Oasis Academy Mayfield
    SpokesmanOasis Academy Mayfield
  6. Car boot sale to shut for homes

    The car boot sale in Bursledon is set to close to make way for up to 182 new homes.

    Eastleigh Borough Council said the privately-owned site off Hamble Lane had been sold with outline planning granted in November 2015.

    The authority said it understands the weekly Sunday car boot sale would close by late spring or early summer.

    Bursledon car boot
  7. Work to widen A35 progressing

    If you're one of the people who uses the Upton Bypass then you'll be pleased to hear how work is progressing.

    A temporary speed limit is in place on the A35 while the carriageways are widened so work can be carried out on the bridges.

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  8. Child injured in 'knife' incident at school

    A child has been injured in a suspected knife incident at a Southampton school.

    Police were called to Oasis Academy Mayfield School shortly after 14:00.

    Hampshire Constabulary said one child was reported to have suffered a "minor injury" and that a "bladed article" had been seized.

    Officers remain at the school and are talking to two pupils to ascertain what happened.

    Oasis Academy Mayfield
  9. Boyfriend guilty of sledgehammer murder

    A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at their shared home. 

    James D'Arcy will be sentenced tomorrow for killing Hayley Dean at their bedsit flat in Bournemouth. 

    The 50-year-old of Derby Road was convicted having previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter. 

    James D'Arcy

    Hayley, 38, died after D'Arcy hit her over the head with a sledgehammer. He admitted to police "I smashed her head in". 

    Winchester Crown Court heard D'Arcy initially pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and denied murder. 

    He said he could not remember the attack as he was heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident in September last year. 

  10. Breaking'Knifeman' seen in Southampton high street

    Police have been called to Shirley high street in Southampton after reports of a man carrying a weapon, thought to be a knife.

    A spokesperson said they were alerted at 12:59 and officers are on the scene.

    We'll bring you more as we get it.

  11. Murder victim 'went to rob drug dealers'

    A man was stabbed to death after he stormed into a flat with a sawn-off shotgun to rob three drug dealers, an inquest has heard.

    Michael Freshwater, 49, was found dead in the flat in Portswood, Southampton, in April last year.

    Michael Freshwater

    The three dealers were held over his death but never charged with murder.

    The trio, along with three others, have recently been sentenced for their parts in a £676,000 drugs conspiracy uncovered by inquiries into the death.

    The coroner gave a narrative ruling, stating Mr Freshwater died from a stab wound to the chest.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J7 for A334 and J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed on M27 eastbound between J7, A334 (Hedge End) and J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Driver missing after car hits house in Southampton

    Police are searching for the driver of a car that crashed into a house in Southampton.

    The Ford Focus ploughed into the property in Coxford Road shortly after 10:20 GMT and then caught fire.

    Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses to come forward "to locate the vehicle's occupants".

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