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  1. Soldier guilty of Natasha Wake murder
  2. New wind turbine blade plant to create 100 jobs
  3. Concern over Dorset councils merger decision time
  4. Theft and vandalism 'costs Bournemouth shop £7k in a year'
  5. Updates from Wednesday 5 April

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  1. Good evening!

    That's all for BBC Local Live for today.

    We'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at 08:00 on Thursday.

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

  2. Trislander to stay at Lee-on-Solent while museum space prepared

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Trislander G-RLON has arrived at Lee-on-Solent airfield from Guernsey on its way to becoming a museum piece.

    It will stay at the airfield while its display space is prepared at Solent Sky Museum.

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    Video caption: Trislander arrives in Lee-on-Solent from Guernsey on its way to becoming a museum piece.
  3. Southern rail strike by RMT members to go ahead, despite talks

    A strike by the RMT on Southern rail will go ahead on Saturday after "no specific proposals" were put forward by the company in talks, the union said.

    The 24-hour industrial action is part of an ongoing dispute over staffing and the role of conductors on driver-only operated trains.


    A strike planned for 4 April on Southern routes was moved to 8 April after the company offered fresh talks.

    Saturday's strike will be the 31st day of action in the year-long dispute.

  4. Rod Stewart promising 'big, energetic show' on Isle of Wight

    Rod Stewart has posted a video saying he is "unbelievably excited" about playing at this year's Isle of Wight Festival in June.

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  5. Lloyds reveals branch closure locations

    Lloyds Bank has  named 100 branches  that it plans to close between July and October, as part of a programme of 400 closures already announced in principle.

    Some 54 Lloyds banks are affected, including Blackfield, Bordon and Grayshott in Hampshire, and Portland and Sturminster Newton in Dorset.

    Lloyds Bank, Sturminster Newton

    The programme also includes the closure of a Halifax branch in Alton.

    Lloyds said the closures were the result of fewer branch transactions.

  6. Elderly woman locked in toilet by bogus caller

    An elderly woman was locked in her toilet by a bogus caller who stole jewellery from her home in Bournemouth.

    The man, claiming to be from the council, knocked on the door of the house in Brackndale Road at noon yesterday.

    Police were called after the woman, in her 80s, was heard shouting from the window.

    Bracknedale Road in Bournemouth

    The man was described as wearing a baggy suit, a wide-brimmed hat and had a beard, which may have been fake. He was also carrying a briefcase.

  7. Terras part company with manager

    Weymouth Football Club and manager Jason Matthews have "parted company by mutual consent", the club has announced .

    In a statement, the club said it was a "sad day for directors and staff who consider Jason more of a friend than a manager".

    They said he would be "warmly welcomed" at the club in the future.

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    Severe accident: A31 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A31 Dorset both ways severe accident, between A341 and B3073 Wimborne Road West.

    A31 Dorset - A31 in Oakley closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Merley Roundabout and Canford Bottom Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  9. BreakingSoldier guilty of Natasha Wake murder

    A former soldier has been found guilty of murdering his former girlfriend at her home in Bournemouth.

    Jay Nava, 27, from Plymouth, stabbed 26-year-old Natasha Wake 11 times in the chest and neck in October and hid her body in a cupboard.

    He was arrested after being found attempting to take his own life at Hengistbury Head.

    Nava will be sentenced tomorrow at Winchester Crown Court.

    Jay Nava
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    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road to one and slow traffic eastbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Former teacher charged with sex attacks

    A man has been charged with sexually attacking girls while he taught at a secondary school in Hampshire in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Richard Hilary, 66, is accused of committing 15 offences while he worked at the Wavell School in Farnborough.

    Wavell School

    The alleged victims were under the age of 16 at the time.

    Mr Hilary, of Northend Lane, Droxford, has been bailed to appear before Basingstoke magistrates on 2 May.  

  12. Jury retires in soldier murder case

    A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a soldier who is accused of murdering his former girlfriend at her home in Bournemouth.

    Jay Nava, 27, from Plymouth has told Winchester Crown Court he did not remember stabbing 26-year-old Natasha Wake 11 times in the chest and neck in October.

    Natasha Wake

    But he has admitted wrapping her body in a duvet and hiding it in a cupboard so that her children would not see.

    A defence psychiatrist has told the jury Mr Nava, who denies murder, was suffering from an "abnormality in mental function".

  13. Vandalism costing small shops 'millions'

    A store owner in Bournemouth says theft and vandalism has cost him almost £7,000 in just one year.

    Sujeevan Muralimohan says installing CCTV has not deterred criminals. 

    CCTV camera

    Police chiefs say the crime is taken seriously, but the Hampshire-based association which represents UK convenience stores says its members believe there isn't always a consistent approach. 

    The Association of Convenience Stores says crime costs smaller stores more than £232m last year. 

  14. Staff member threatened with 'gun' during armed robbery in Gosport

    A member of staff at a village shop was threatened by a man with what is believed to have been a handgun during an armed robbery near Gosport, police have said.

    It happened at One Stop store in Village Road, Alverstoke, at about 06:00 BST.

    The offender, described as white, of medium build, about 5ft 11in and wearing dark clothing and a high-vis jacket, stole money from the till before leaving the shop.

    No-one was injured.

    One Stop, Alverstoke
    Quote Message: I would like to reassure the community that this type of crime is not common and fortunately no one was hurt. We haven’t received any similar reports in the area and so we are currently treating this as an isolated incident. We take all incidents involving weapons extremely seriously and so we’ve got a team of officers working on this case, to find the man responsible. from Det Sgt Andy Lucas Hampshire Constabulary
    Det Sgt Andy LucasHampshire Constabulary
  15. Downton Abbey writer criticises mumbled TV dialogue

    A debate during House of Lords questions about "mumbled" dialogue in TV dramas drew in the creator of Downton Abbey and a former home secretary.

    Dorset peer and Downton Abbey writer Lord Fellowes said the "unfortunate fashion" was nothing new.

    But Labour's Lord Blunkett, who is blind, said it could make understanding programmes "an impossibility".

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    Video caption: Downton Abbey writer criticises the 'fashion' for mumbled TV dialogue
  16. Witness appeal after alleged hit-and-run in Weymouth

    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged hit-and-run in Weymouth.

    Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth

    A dark-coloured vehicle mounted the pavement in Abbotsbury Road and struck a pedestrian,  police said

    The 23-year-old man, from Dorchester, sustained minor injuries to his leg. It is alleged the driver failed to stop at the scene.

    A 23-year-old man, from Weymouth, was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released on bail pending further inquiries until early May.

  17. Learn Jane Austen, 'thug' style

    Here's a different take on the work of Hampshire author Jane Austen.

    Comedy video series Thug Notes analyses classic literature using 'gangster' street slang.

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    Video caption: English literature 'Thug Style'