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Summary

  1. Arson arrest over tower block fire in Southampton
  2. Titanic 'iceberg experience' in China condemned
  3. University professor constructs robots to perform hip replacements
  4. Updates from Monday 10 April

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By Emily Ford

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday, with live news, sport, travel and weather from across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. 

  2. Source of River Anton pollution traced

    The source of a pollution incident on the River Anton in Hampshire last week has been traced following a public appeal.

    Following reports of pollution in the chalk stream on 4 April, booms and absorbent pads were deployed to limit its spread.

    A spokeswoman said it was unable to reveal the source or nature of the pollution while investigations continue.

    River Anton pollution
    Image caption: The Environment Agency published an appeal for information on 4 April.
    Quote Message: Now that the source has been identified our Environment Officers are working hard to collect evidence and ensure the leak is stopped. The containment we set up is holding the pollution back, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely." from Adam Fulton, Environment Agency
    Adam Fulton,Environment Agency
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J8 for A3024 Bursledon and J9 for A27 Whiteley.

    M27 Hampshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J8, A3024 (Bursledon) and J9, A27 (Whiteley), because of an accident involving three cars.

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

  4. CCTV images released in Poole distraction burglary probe

    CCTV images of two men suspect of involvement in a distraction burglary in Poole have been released by police.

    Two men called at the Southill Road home of a woman in her 60s on the morning of 30 March.

    When she answered the door they pushed their way in. While one of the men distracted the victim, another stole her safe.

    The victim was not physically injured in the incident.

    CCTV
    CCTV
    Quote Message: This was a despicable crime targeting a vulnerable woman in her own home. I am now in a position to release CCTV images of two people I would like to speak to in connection with this incident and I would appeal to anyone who recognises them or has any more information to please contact me. from Det Con Lynda Soutine Bournemouth CID
    Det Con Lynda SoutineBournemouth CID
  5. Man jailed for drugs offences

    A man, who was cleared last week of attacking a six-year-old girl after he was found asleep in her bunk bed in Weymouth, has been jailed for 4 years and 9 months for separate drugs offences and assaulting a police officer.

    Jervaise Jones, 26, of no fixed abode, was sentenced today at Bournemouth Crown Court after admitting the assault and possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

    On Thursday, Jones was found not guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting the child after he entered a house in the early hours of 18 October.

    He had told the court he had no recollection of how he got there and must have entered the wrong address by mistake after a night out drinking.

  6. Spanish job for Tony Adams

    BBC Sport

    Former Portsmouth manager, Tony Adams, has been appointed head coach of Granada until the end of the season. 

    Adams replaces Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked on Monday after a 3-1 home defeat by Valencia that leaves them 19th in La Liga. 

     Adams left Azerbaijan side Gabala in 2011. The former England and Arsenal captain was named as Redknapp's number two at Pompey in 2006 and was appointed manager when Redknapp left for Spurs in October 2008. He was sacked the following February.

    Tony Adams
  7. On the scene: Redbridge Towers flat fire investigation

    Briony Leyland

    BBC South

    Fire investigators are continuing their work at Redbridge Towers where a fire broke out on the 12th floor on Sunday evening . They are expected to remain on the scene for some time.

    With the smoke visible for miles around, the blaze took hold quickly. Firefighters managed to contain the fire with the severely damaged flat.

    No one was reported as seriously injured although some residents were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.    

    A 28-year-old woman from Southampton remains in custody on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.  

    It's just days since the seventh anniversary of a fire at another fire Southampton tower block - Shirley Towers - which claimed the lives of firefighters Alan Bannon and James Shears. Seven years on, the impact of those losse are still felt keenly by their colleagues  

    Emergency vehicles at Redbridge Towers
  8. New role announced for former Southern Daily Echo editor

    Emily Ford

    BBC South

    The former Editor in Chief of the Southern Daily Echo has taken on a new role at the Society of Editors as deputy executive director.

    Ian Murray, who has a career of almost 40-years in journalism and is a past president of the society, is taking on the position while the executive director Bob Satchwell is recovering from illness.

    It comes a month after Mr Murray left the Southampton-based Daily Echo after 19 years. 

    He said: “I’m deeply honoured to be taking up this post at this time, although it is under sad circumstances.

    “Our free press remains under constant threat and there has never been a time when the role of the Society of Editors has been more important.”

    Ian Murray
  9. Titanic picture up for auction

    A photograph of the Titanic believed to have been taken the day before it left Southampton in 1912 is expected to fetch up to £8,000 at auction. 

    The oversize image in sepia of the ocean liner was purchased in a Parisian flea market more than 40 years ago, along with other marine related pictures. 

    It is undated but was probably taken on April 9 in 1912, the day before the Belfast-built Titanic left on its ill-fated maiden voyage to New York. 

     It will be sold at auction by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, on April 22.

    Titanic
    Quote Message: The clarity and detail are astonishing with the image capturing abseiling cleaning windows and even a workman on a gantry touching up the paint work on the hull, preparing the final finishing touches before she left Southampton for the first and last time. What makes it so remarkable is the level of detail, it is truly incredible and certainly the most detailed I have seen." from Andrew Aldridge Auctioneer
    Andrew AldridgeAuctioneer
  10. Howards End filming in Swanage

    Avengers and Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell has been spotted with Matthew MacFadyen on Swanage Pier. 

    They're thought to be filming a scene for the BBC's new production of Howards End, based on the classic EM Forster novel.  

    Thanks to Gill Richards for the picture.

    Hayley Atwell and Matthew MacFadyen
  11. Matt Le Tissier tweets his tea break

    BBC Sport

    Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier posted a message of him having a brew out of a mug featuring one-time Southampton player Ali Dia.

    For those not familiar with the story, in 1996 then Saints boss Graeme Souness got a call from an agent asking whether he would be interested in signing 'George Weah's cousin'.

    Dia, who is actually no relation to Weah, was even brought on as a substitute for a Premier League game against Leeds but was so bad he was subbed back off again after less than an hour on the pitch, never to be seen in football again.

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  12. Fujitsu staff to strike over cuts

    Staff at Japanese electronics firm Fujitsu are to take further strike action in the UK as part of a dispute over cuts to jobs and pensions.

    The union Unite said the company, which announced 1,800 job cuts in October, was "keeping them in the dark over its plans for the future".

    Members will strike for 24 hours on 13 and 24 April and two days on 20 April. It follows four other days of action.

    The firm has a range of businesses in the UK, employing 14,000 people.

    Fujitsu in Basingstoke

    Workers in Crewe, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Stevenage, Wakefield, Warrington, Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham and Bracknell will be involved.  

  13. £121k to replace new road surface

    Twelve weeks of work has begun to replace a block-paved road surface in Bournemouth just three years after it was completed.

    Horseshoe Common shared space is deteriorating "quicker than expected" and needs £121,000-worth of work, according to the borough council.

    Horseshoe Common

    The authority said it was not clear whether the problem was a result of the materials but it would be reusing the blocks in an area of lighter traffic.  

  14. Hampshire officers line PC Keith Palmer funeral route

    Police officers from Hampshire joined colleagues from around the country as they lined the route of the funeral of PC Keith Palmer.

    The 48-year-old was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood while he was on duty outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 March.

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