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  1. Inspectors castigate 'unsafe' Isle of Wight NHS trust
  2. Aslef members reject Southern rail deal
  3. Motorcyclist killed in crash with car near Blandford
  4. Missing explosive shells mystery solved
  5. Updates from Monday 3 April

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Drunken man 'tried to saw down speed camera'

An attempt to vandalise a speed camera vandal was thwarted by a passing police patrol, a court has heard.

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust: 'Things need to change'

David Fenton

Health Correspondent, BBC South

"The country's top health inspector has recommended that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is  placed into so-called special measures

"The BBC has seen a draft letter from the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, listing a series of criticisms.

"It highlights patients at risk, disillusioned staff and inadequate bosses - how much worse could it be? 

"One hundred and forty thousand people rely on the island's health service - it's hard not to think they've been let down. 

"This is a difficult time for the trust whose leadership has been slated from the board level down. 

"The acting chief executive has apologised and reassured the patients and public that issues are being taken very seriously. Things need to change. How soon and in what way will become clear when the CQC report is published in full."

St Mary's Hospital
Mark Pilbeam

The Band musical heads for Southampton

The new musical based on the music of Take That will take in Southampton on it's UK tour.

The Band will feature the winning boy band from BBC talent show Let It Shine. It will be on stage at the Mayflower Theatre from 31st October - 11 November.

It follows a group of teenage girls growing up in 1992 as devoted fans of a boyband and revisits them 25 years later when they are 40-something women who try to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes. 

The band will be played by AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Yazdan Qafouri Isfahani, Curtis T Johns and Sario Watanabe-Solomon, who won Let It Shine as group Five To Five. 

Let it Shine winners

This is all new for us, to be able to sit in an audience and watch our music being performed.To anyone who's been involved in music at any point in their life, this turns the table and pays respect to those who loved it, supported it, made it part of their lives."

Gary Barlow

Travel latest: Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry delays

Possible sighting of missing woman

An "easily confused" woman, who has been missing for more than a week from her home in Bournemouth, may have called at an address in Ferndown asking for money, police have said.

A member of the public has told police this afternoon that a woman answering Jean Lea's description called at her door in Mountbatten Drive requesting "sponsorship money".

Jean Lea
Dorset Police

The visitor seemed "lost" and did not call at other houses, police added.

Ms Lea, 67, left her home address on Meadow View Road shortly before 03:00 BST on 26 March.

Knife marks on a bone

Knife marks were found on 137 bones, revealing ancient practices at the medieval village of Wharram Percy.

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Motorcyclist in fatal crash named

A 74-year-old motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car near Compton Abbas airfield yesterday has been named as Sid Samways from Blandford.

His 71-year-old wife Barbara, who was a pillion passenger, is critically ill in hospital.

The car driver, a 24-year-old man from the Shaftesbury area, was arrested and bailed until June.

Police want to trace witnesses who saw either the black Kawasaki motorcycle or the green Ford Escort being driven before the crash, which happened at about 15:40 BST on Higher Shaftesbury Road.

BreakingSecond rejection for rail deal

A deal aimed at ending the long-running dispute between Southern Railway and the Aslef union over driver-only trains has been narrowly rejected.

It is the second time in a row that union members have rejected a compromise agreed by their own leaders over the issue.

52% of those voting were against the deal, on a turnout of 75%.

Aslef members
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Murder accused 'cannot remember stabbing ex-girlfriend to death'

Emily Ford

BBC South

A soldier slept next to his former partner's body after stabbing her to death, a court has heard.

Jay Nava, 27, from Plymouth is on trial for murdering Natasha Wake, 26, from Bournemouth.

Mr Nava, who denies the charge, said he could not remember carrying out the attack but admitted he scrubbed the walls, wrapped her body in a duvet and hid her in a cupboard so her two children would not see what had happened.

A psychiatrist for the defence told the jury Mr Nava was suffering from a personality disorder which "substantially impaired" his self-control.

The trial at Winchester Crown Court continues.

Ex-soldier 'filled with remorse' after killing ex-girlfriend

Emily Ford

BBC South

A former soldier has told his trial he was "filled with remorse and wanted to die" after stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.

Natasha Wake
Wake family

Jay Nava is accused of murdering 26-year-old Natasha Wake, from Bournemouth, after stabbing her 11 times in the chest and neck. 

The 27-year-old, who was a serving soldier in Plymouth at the time of the killing, told Winchester Crown Court he "just wanted to get the children out" after killing their mother while they slept upstairs. 

Afterwards he said he did not see the point in living.

Mr Nava denies murder.

Patients 'at risk' at 'inadequate' NHS trust

Some patients being cared for by the NHS on the Isle of Wight are at risk of harm, according to a report by health inspectors.

BBC South has seen the draft findings of a Care Quality Commission inspection, due to be published next week, which recommends that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust be placed in special measures.

St Mary's Hospital, Newport
Mark Pilbeam

The letter says staff reported being "bullied, overworked and harrassed".

The trust's chief executive Karen Baker  resigned last week,  saying the organisation needed a "fresh pair of eyes".

Saints 0-0 Cherries - watch the highlights

Saturday night's MotD is now online for you to watch back to review all of Saturday's action.

Skip to 1:20:32 if you only want to see the action from St Mary's.

Talks planned on troubled academy

The councillor in charge of Isle of Wight schools has requested a meeting with the leaders of the troubled Sandown Bay Academy over its finances.

Chris Whitehouse has previously criticised the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) for planning to cut £850,000 from the secondary school, a figure later reduced to "less than £250,000" over two years.

Sandown Bay Academy

AET said it expected to remove up to 18 staff, including eight teaching posts, mainly as a result of falling pupil numbers at the "academically weak" school.

Mr Whitehouse has said that AET was unfit to govern the academy, which was heading for "potential financial and educational disaster". 

Man held over park stabbing

A man has been arrested over a stabbing in Southampton .

A 42-year-old man was stabbed in the neck in Watts Park on Thursday afternoon.

Hampshire Constabulary said an 18-year-old man from London was being held on suspicion of attempted murder and being concerned with the supply of Class A drugs.

Watts Park

Intruder child sex attack trial: Man 'fell asleep on bed'

A man broke into a house and sexually assaulted a young girl before falling asleep in her bunk bed, a court has been told.

Jervais Jones, 25, is accused of attacking the six-year-old in Weymouth in October last year. 

Prosecutors allege Mr Jones, of no fixed address, broke into the terraced house in Wyke Regis in the early hours of the morning.

Appearing at Bournemouth Crown Court, Mr Jones denies sexually assaulting a child and trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence.

John Stephen

'Restless corpses' mutilated by medieval villagers

Medieval people mutilated corpses to stop them rising from the grave, the University of Southampton and Historic England have suggested .

Knife-marks and scorching on bones excavated from Wharram Percy, a deserted medieval village in North Yorkshire, are probably signs of attempts to stop the dead menacing the living, researchers said.

Historic England

Some corpses were decapitated and dismembered, a method described by medieval writers as a way of preventing reanimation.

Lead researcher Dr Simon Mays from the University of Southampton said: "This is the first good archaeological evidence we have for this... dark side of Medieval beliefs."

Portsmouth striker Kal Naismith

Portsmouth striker Kal Naismith delights in a good run of goalscoring form during his side's League Two promotion bid.

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'Loud TV' call-out for firefighters

Firefighters broke into a home in Crookham Village near Fleet last night, after the elderly resident failed to answer the door to their carer.

The crew said the 97-year-old failed to answer the door because of a TV on at "full volume" and suddenly found their front room full of firefighters.

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Thousands take part in Bay Run

About 3,000 runners helped raise more than £20,000 for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday, by competing in the Bournemouth Bay Run.

Courses ranged from 1km to a half marathon, with the event celebrating its 35th anniversary.

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Michael Carberry

Michael Carberry scores a century in his first competitive outing for Hampshire since undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Ambulance kit reviewed over weight concerns

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

South East Coast Ambulance Service says it's reviewing the amount of equipment carried by some of its vehicles, after discovering some of them were close to being over legal weight.

The trust says 18 of its 300 ambulances were found to be affected when tests were carried out with full kit and a patient on board.

Secamb ambulance

East Cliff lift to close 'for at least two years'

A lift and toilets, damaged by a  cliff collapse in April 2016,  are set to remain out of action for at least a further two years, Bournemouth council has said.

Contractors have removed 140 tonnes of rubble from the East Cliff and have protected the site with matting.

Bournemouth landslip

Over the next two weeks, climbers will inspect the cliff and establish the scale of repairs needed.

Bournemouth council's director of environment, Larry Austin, said: "The costs are likely to be significant."

'Dogfish' encounter on Weymouth beach

A stranded spurdog, or spiny dogfish, was an object of fascination on Weymouth beach yesterday.

Victoria Crawford, who photographed the encounter, said: "Seems like the vulnerable small grey shark became stranded after it was spotted swimming in shallow waters on Saturday."

Genevieve Lily, Victoria's two-year-old Bichon Frise, gave the creature the customary canine inspection.

Dog and dogfish
Victoria Crawford

Sport: Arter rues penalty slip-up

Bournemouth's Harry Arter said his  missed penalty  in Saturday's goalless draw at Southampton was "disappointing" but "part and parcel of football".

Arter's standing leg slipped as he blazed over 13 minutes from time.

The result leaves both sides mid-table on 34 points, although Saints have two games in hand on their south coast rivals.

Arter penalty
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Portsmouth boosted their League Two promotion chances with a 2-0 win at Hartlepool, but striker Noel Hunt could miss the rest of the season through injury.

Non-league Eastleigh lost 4-0 at high-flying Dagenham and Redbridge.

Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A335 and J11 for A3090.

M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 northbound between J12, A335 (Eastleigh) and J11, A3090 (Winchester South), because of an accident.

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

Travel: Fog disruption at airport

Weather: Dry and bright after a chilly start

Bee Tucker has Monday's forecast.

Travel: 'Thick fog' delays Solent ferry

Missing explosive shells mystery solved

Two unexploded shells found on a beach which later disappeared have been located. 

The two explosives were found at Hurst Spit near Milford-on-Sea shortly before 21:30 BST on Thursday night by a member of the public.

The shells then vanished overnight from inside a police cordon before bomb disposal experts arrived. 

Police said a member of the public who had put the shells back in the sea in an area not regularly used by bathers had since come forward.

Explosive shells
Hampshire Constabulary

Motorcyclist killed near Blandford

A 74-year-old man died when his motorcycle was in collision with a car near Blandford yesterday, police have said.

The man's pillion passenger, a 71-year-old woman, also from the Blandford area, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Ford Escort driver, a 24-year-old man from the Shaftesbury area, was arrested.

Police have appealed for information about the crash which happened at about 15:40 BST on the Higher Shaftesbury Road near Compton Abbas airfield.

Southern trains

The deal is with drivers over driver-only operated trains but a dispute with guards continues.

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Headlines: Rail deal ballot announced

  • Results of a ballot on a deal aimed at ending a dispute between train drivers and rail operator Southern Railway are due to be announced
  • The family of Hampshire mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has held a public event to mark the first anniversary of her detention in Iran
  • Medieval people mutilated corpses to stop them rising from the grave, the University of Southampton and Historic England have suggested

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