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Summary

  1. The Bournemouth Intermediate care service makes two thirds of community rehab assistants redundant
  2. Funeral today for athletics coach and former Radio Solent journalist Mike Smith
  3. An 18-year-old girl was found on a grass verge with a fractured skull in Damerham
  4. Weather: Breezy with sunshine later
  5. Updates from Friday 24 March

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  1. That's all for today

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

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A31.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 exit slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J10, A31 (Winchester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. West Bay and Lyme Regis dredging works delayed

    Dredging works at West Bay and Lyme Regis harbours have been delayed "due to unforeseen circumstances", the district council has said.

    The annual works at West Bay began on 11 March and had been expected to last for eight days, while dredging at Lyme Regis had been due to start last Sunday for 10 days - both  with no night works.

    Dreging at West Bay, which will close West Beach, will start again on Monday and run until 4 April with some night shift work possible. 

    Lyme Regis works will be carried out over two stages, before and after Easter. The first will run from 6 April for five days, while the second will begin on 25 April for up to four days.

    Lyme Regis Harbour
    Quote Message: We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the previous dredge. These works are essential for maintaining the day-to-day running of both harbours and ensures our beaches are fully replenished for residents and visitors to enjoy in the warmer months. from Councillor John Russell West Dorset District Council’s executive portfolio holder for environmental protection and assets
    Councillor John Russell West Dorset District Council’s executive portfolio holder for environmental protection and assets
  4. To all you mums out there

    #GetInspired

    With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, let Ironman athlete Jon Alexander tell you the story of his mum, Sue, and how she has always been his inspiration....

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    Video caption: Ironman is now his mum's biggest fan

    You can find out how to get into triathlon with our Get Inspired guide.

  5. Eastleigh v Gateshead

    Ian Wilding

    Commentator, BBC Radio Solent

    Eastleigh entertain Gateshead in the National League on Saturday.

    If other results go their way, a win could move the Spitfires back into the National League's top 10 for the first time since the start of January.

    Richard Hill's side are currently 12th in the table, having turned their form around over the last two weeks with three consecutive wins. 

    Listen to live online commentary from BBC Radio Solent from 15:00.

  6. Funeral for athletics coach Mike Smith

    Athletes and broadcasters were among the mourners at the funeral of one of Britain's top athletics coaches earlier.

    Southampton-based Mike Smith died earlier this month, aged 88,  after a short illness. 

    He was renowned for his work training up-and-coming athletics stars and nurtured the talents of Olympic, Commonwealth and European medal winners in a career spanning five decades.

    Mike Smith

    Former Olympians Roger Black and Iwan Thomas were among those attending a memorial event at the city's Central Hall along with former colleagues from education and broadcasting. 

    Mr Smith was a sports broadcaster on BBC Radio Solent for three decades.

  7. Police appeal as murder investigation begins

    Police have appealed for information from anyone who was in contact with Carl Scott after the 37-year-old's body was found at a property in Winchester.

    His body was found by a member of the public at a house in the Stanmore area of the city on Wednesday afternoon.

    Quote Message: We are in the early stages of this investigation and we are following various lines of enquiry to establish the exact circumstances of what happened. In particular, we are trying to build up a picture of Mr Scott's lifestyle and movements. from Det Ch Insp Dave Morgan Hampshire Constabulary
    Det Ch Insp Dave Morgan Hampshire Constabulary
    Birch Court
  8. Appeal following Weymouth crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail-to-stop collision near Weymouth.

    A silver Mercedes coach collided with a black BMW on the B3157 near the Bagwell Farm Touring Park west of Chickerell on Tueseday afternoon.

    The BMW failed to stop at the scene and continued toward Chickerell. Nobody was injured as a result of the collision.

    Quote Message: The coach was damaged in the collision and the driver believes the BMW would have sustained noticeable damage to the front of the vehicle and the driver’s side." from PC Anneka Harding Dorset Police
    PC Anneka HardingDorset Police
  9. Swash Channel Wreck mystery solved

    Bournemouth University marine archaeologist Dave Parham on the raising of the Swash Channel Wreck rudder and solving a 400-year-old mystery over the ship's name.

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A27 Fareham and J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M27 eastbound between J11, A27 (Fareham) and J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  11. BreakingMurder probe launched after body found in Winchester

    A murder investigation has begun after a man's body was found in Winchester. 

    The body of Carl Scott was found by a member of the public in the Stanmore area on Wednesday afternoon. 

    Police confirmed his death was being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination is being carried out. 

    Detectives have appealed for information from anyone who had been in contact with Mr Scott. A cordon remains in place at the property in Birch Court

  12. Red Nose Day fundraising

    Loads of people have been doing something funny for money today, all in aid of Comic Relief ...

    Selwood
    Image caption: Staff at Selwood's headquarters in Chandlers Ford getting in the Red Nose Day mood
    Brockenhurst College
    Image caption: Students at Brockenhurst College staged an improvised comedy session
    Huey-Jay and Dakota-Skye
    Image caption: Pupils at Sherborne Abbey Primary School wore their uniforms upside down, inside out and back-to-front for a donation
    Wildern School
    Image caption: ... and there was a rowathon for pupils and staff at Wildern School in Hedge End
  13. Former Dover midfielder charged with robbery

    A former Kent footballer has been charged with robbery. 

    25-year-old Liam Bellamy, formerly of Dover Athletic and now of Aldershot Town has been bailed to appear at court on 11 April alongside Ian Vincent Foster, 55, and Michael Steel, 53, both from Chigwell, Essex.

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    The incident is alleged to have taken place on 9 November 2015 in Greenhithe while he was still under contract with the Kent team. 

    An Aldershot Town FC spokesman said the club has been made aware of the charge against Liam Bellamy but cannot comment further at this stage.

  14. Refurbished ICU opens at Southampton children's hospital

    Sophia Seth

    BBC South Today

    More than £500,000 has been raised to extend the children's intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital.

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    Video caption: More than £500,000 is raised for a new children's ICU at Southampton General
  15. Portsmouth MP who was at Westminster during terror attack thanks public

    Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, has released a statement thanking members of the public for their support following the Westminster terror attack. 

    The MP posted on her Facebook page in appreciation of the messages she, her staff and colleagues had received.

    Penny Mordaunt MP

    She said: "It is of tremendous comfort to receive such notes at times like these. I know many have been very upset and moved by what has happened.

    "What I will remember of the last week is the courage, fortitude and kindness of so many people during the event and afterwards [...] how the public and those inside the palace looked out for each other."

  16. Volleyball organisers desperate plea for funding ahead of event in the summer

    Organisers of the Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic have said they need urgent financial help to run the event this summer. 

    The 2017 event is at risk if the Weymouth Volleyball Club can't raise over £5,000 to host the championships before summer. 

    The event costs over £20,000 to run and this year the club has fallen short.

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    Graeme Sawyer, event director, said: "As the even relies totally on volunteers and sponsorship funding we are very keen to talk to local businesses." 

    If they can raise enough funds the event, which has been running for over 30 years, will take place between 27 July and 30 July.