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Summary

  1. Arson suspect, 68, released over Dorset stately home blaze
  2. Woman suffers serious injuries when she is hit by car in Bournemouth
  3. Fines come into force for drivers dropping off passengers on road near Bournemouth Airport
  4. Updates from Friday 21 April

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  1. Thanks for reading

    Thanks for reading today. We'll back back with more news, sport, travel and weather from around Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Cousins jailed for fatal car crash

    Two cousins have been jailed for for causing a crash that killed their 19-year-old friend.

    Performing arts student Luke Fletcher was fatally injured when he was a backseat passenger in a Nissan Almera, which crashed while being driven near Southwick by Zax Ross-Harris in January 2016.

    Portsmouth Crown Court heard his driving was described as "idiotic" as he had been showing off at speeds up to 100mph.

    After pleading guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, Ross-Harris was jailed for eight years. He was also banned from driving for 14 years.

    His cousin, Danny Ross-Barringer, 25, had earlier been driving the car in a similar manner and pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting. He was given a six-year jail sentence.

    Luke Fletcher
    Image caption: Luke Fletcher, 19, died in the crash in January 2016
  3. Tudor House to open on Mondays

    Southampton's Tudor House is to open on Mondays in order to accommodate visitors from cruise ships.

    The Grade 1 listed building in Bugle Street dates back to the 1490s and has a Tudor banqueting hall, Georgian drawing room and Victorian kitchens. It reopened in 2011 after nine years of restoration work.

    The change in opening times at the council-owned attraction is because cruise ships tend to visit the city on a Monday. It will now close on Fridays instead.

    Tudor House
  4. Bournemouth v Middlesbrough: MOTD commentator's notes

    Simon Brotherton

    Match of the Day commentator

    "Middlesbrough are still saying the right things about staying up, but it looks bleak for them now and there's no hint of a remarkable recovery in the air.

    "They haven't won in the league since just before Christmas and are without a victory from any of their last 15 away games.

    "While the Teesiders sit six points short of safety, Bournemouth are perched seven points above it and should be fine.

    "Recent results haven't been great though and Boro's often chance-starved forwards will have noted that Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in seven of the last eight games on the south coast."

  5. Fewer bin collections in Bournemouth

    Collections of general waste change from weekly to fortnightly in Bournemouth next week.

    The council says the aim is to save £500,000 a year and to "divert as much waste as possible from landfill to recycling". 

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  6. Schoolboy averts fire at family home

    A schoolboy who took action to prevent a domestic fire has been rewarded with a tour of the fire station near his home in Eastleigh.

    Ian Savage, who was aged seven at the time, switched off a vacuum cleaner which had filled a room with smoke, in line with a fire safety talk at his school.

    Ian Savage, his sister Frances and the Eastleigh crew

    His mother Amy said: "If it wasn't for his quick thinking a fire could have broken out.

    "If he had just walked off or tried to pour water on it things could have been much worse."

  7. Titanic fur coat up for auction

    A fur coat worn by a crew member on the Titanic is up for auction at the weekend.

    Mabel Bennett was a first class stewardess whose previous ship was the Olympic. She signed onto Titanic on 6 April 1912 on its ill-fated maiden voyage from Southampton, and was saved in Lifeboat No. 5 when it sank in the North Atlantic

    It is expected to sell for more than £50,000 when it is sold by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire as part of a Titanic memorabilia auction on Saturday.

    Titanic fur coat
    Quote Message: The coat's importance lies not only in what it is, whose it was and where it's been. It is nothing less than spectacular, both historically and visually. I am aware of no other artifact from Titanic available to the public with such a strong personal connection to one of her crew, this is one of those rare cases in which the artifact has a history and a personality all its own." from Craig Sopin, Titanic collector
    Craig Sopin,Titanic collector
  8. County Cricket: Hampshire v Yorkshire

    Kevan James

    Sport Presenter, BBC Radio Solent

    Score at tea: Hampshire 177-3 v Yorkshire  

    No century for James Vince just yet. The Hampshire skipper wanders off for a break on 97 not out, with Sean Ervine on 3. 

    A good session for the home side, despite the wickets of Jimmy Adams and Tom Alsop. 

    Listen to Live Commentary on BBC Radio Solent.

  9. Bournemouth v Middlesbrough: Team news

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth will assess the fitness of midfielder Dan Gosling, who has missed three games with a calf problem.

    Jack Wilshere is out for the season with a fractured leg, so there could be a recall for Lewis Cook.

    Eddie Howe
    Quote Message: I'm not going to say that one win will make us safe but we're very motivated to win this game. We were on a really good run before playing the top two. We knew how hard this run was going to be but we've come out mainly unscathed after it. from Eddie Howe
    Eddie Howe
  10. 'Take the leg away, and he will run another marathon'

    #Get Inspired

    Seven inspiring runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday

    Those were the words of Denise Arthey to doctors after she and her husband Chris were involved in a road accident while on holiday.

    Chris and Denise are just some of the thousands of inspiring runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday. 

    Read more about there story here and follow the live text commentary on this website from 08:25-16:00 BST on the day.

    If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know by using the #GetInspired on social media and we could feature your message!

  11. Are you running in London this weekend?

    #GetInspired

    Meet Fran - she's just one of the many thousands who will be taking on the London Marathon this weekend.....

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    Video caption: London Marathon 2017: Beating the bullies, Fran's inspiring story

    If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know about it using the #GetInspired hashtag on social media and we could feature you in our live text commentary or messages on the TV coverage during the day. 

  12. General election: Penny Mordaunt confirmed as candidate in Portsmouth North

    Penny Mordaunt has been chosen as the Conservative's candidate in the forthcoming election in Portsmouth North.

    The sitting MP, who is minister of state for the Department for Work and Pensions, was approved as the Tory candidate by a unanimous vote of the local party.

    Penny Mordaunt
    Quote Message: I’ve never taken my re-adoption for granted and have always worked my hardest for my constituents. It’s been a privilege to represent them and bring improvements to our city, and I would be honoured if you give me the chance to continue doing that. from Penny Mordaunt MP
    Penny Mordaunt MP
  13. General election: Gerald Vernon-Jackson standing for Lib Dems in Portsmouth

    Former leader of Portsmouth City Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson has announced he is to stand in the Portsmouth South seat in the forthcoming general election on 8 June.

    The seat was previously held by disgraced former MP Mike Hancock who resigned from the Lib Dems in 2014 after issuing an apology over an "inappropriate and unprofessional friendship" with a vulnerable constituent.

    Gerald Vernon-Jackson

    Mr Vernon-Jackson contested the seat in 2015, losing to Conservative Flick Drummond.

    The party also announced city councillor Darren Sanders has been selected to fight the Portsmouth North seat.

  14. Man guilty of high street murder attempt

    A man has been found guilty of attempting to murder a woman who was stabbed in the back while walking in a busy shopping street in Portsmouth.

    The 35-year-old victim was attacked outside Barclays Bank in London Road, North End, at about 15:20 BST on Saturday 9 July last year.

    London Road, Portsmouth

    Dler Fariq Mohammed, 43, of no fixed address, was found guilty today by a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court.

    He will be sentenced on Monday.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J13 for A335 affecting J14 for M27.

    M3 Hampshire - Heavy traffic on M3 northbound at J13, A335 (Chandlers Ford), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J14 M27.

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

  16. Broadchurch's Axehampton House opens its doors

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    Video caption: Bridehead House in West Dorset was transformed into a filming location for the ITV drama
  17. Runners get set for Southampton marathon

    London is not the only city hosting a marathon on Sunday...

    It is too late to enter but you can watch the runners from 09:00 BST on a giant TV in Guildhall Square or cheer them on along the route.

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  18. Hampshire's James Vince

    Listen to live BBC Radio Solent commentary as Hampshire host Yorkshire in the County Championship Division One.

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