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  1. Scout leader who abused boys jailed
  2. Port unveils bigger cruise ship berth
  3. Hampshire's new supercar unveiled
  4. Updates from Tuesday 11 April

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By Emily Ford

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  1. That's all for today

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

  2. Cowes Floating Bridge - from factory to the island

    Mainstay Marine Solutions in Pembrokeshire has released this footage of the building of the new Cowes chain ferry - from the factory through to its delivery to the Isle of Wight.

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  3. New cruise berth extension opened at Portland Port

    A new £3m extended cruise berth that will allow Portland Port to accommodate larger ships has been officially opened.

    Dorset South MP Richard Drax cut the ribbon on the development which makes Portland Port one of only a few on the English Channel that can handle vessels with overall lengths of 340 metres.

    The first cruise vessel expected to use the new extension is the 300m-long Disney Magic on 23 May.  

    Opening of Portland port extension
  4. Happy ending to Bridport stolen Nigerian Dwarf goat case - no kidding

    Three Nigerian Dwarf goats, who were stolen from a barn near Beaminster in November have been found.

    The owners of a nanny and her two three-week-old kids were "devastated" when they were taken from their secure barn.

    Dorset Police said the goats were found in the Tarrant Keyneston area near Blandford yesterday.

    No arrests have been made and police have appealed for information.

    Stolen goats
  5. Newport IW Football Club future 'secured'

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC South

    The future of Newport IW Football Club has been secured after the owners of St George’s Park have agreed to allow the club to remain at its home. 

    A statement on the club's website said it would enable The Port to maintain its status in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division for the 2017/18 season. 

    The club had been given notice to quit the ground by land owners South Coast Leisure who are looking to build a new development that will create around 250 local jobs. 

    South Coast Leisure has also been exploring plans to create a new purpose-built football ground away from the site as part of the deal.  

    St george's Park
    Quote Message: "I want to thank South Coast Leisure for allowing us to remain at St Georges Park until the middle of May 2018. Their commitment to our club and the wider Isle of Wight Community has been exemplary allowing one of the oldest football clubs in the country of 129 years to continue its football at a high level whilst ensuring a community facility for the Island is maintained for which so many people are part of or connected to in some way.” from Stuart Ross Newport IW FC
    Stuart RossNewport IW FC
  6. Blaze at Yateley Common heathland

    Firefighters are tackling a heathland and gorse fire covering three hectares of Yateley Common in Hampshire. 

    The initial call came at 15.30. Hampshire Fire and Rescue said three engines and a landrover from Rushmoor and Yateley have been sent to tackle to the fire.

    It is the second time the area has been ablaze in less than a week.

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  7. Guys Marsh 'warning lights' following critical report

    A prison campaign group has said "every warning light on the dashboard is flashing" at Guys Marsh prison, following a critical report by the prisons watchdog.

    HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) warned that managers and staff had "all but lost control" at the jail after a previous inspection in November 2014.

    Following its latest visit to the Dorset facility in December, the official watchdog concluded that far too little had been done to address the concerns raised two years earlier.

    Guys Marsh
    Quote Message: Guys Marsh prison was given six months' notice that inspectors were coming, and yet it was still found to be failing in almost every respect. Every warning light on the dashboard is flashing, as is the case across the prison system. How bad does it have to get before the government takes action? The public are being put at risk, people are dying in the prison and staff are in danger. People are being released back into the community actually being made more dangerous. from Frances Crook Howard League for Penal Reform
    Frances CrookHoward League for Penal Reform
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M271 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M271 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for Brownhill Way.

    M271 Hampshire - M271 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J1 Brownhill Way, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Masterchef winner with advice on getting back to work

    An event aimed at helping unemployed people over-50 build contacts to get back into the workplace is taking place in Alton.

    Among the speakers at the New Directions event at Alton College is 2016 Mastechef winner Jane Devonshire.

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    Video caption: Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire at New Directions job event
  10. Police appeal over Totton pub assault

    Police are appealing for information from any witnesses to an assault at the Testwood pub in Totton.

    The incident took place in the car park of the pub on Salisbury Road shortly before midnight on Friday

    A 22-year-old man received a serious head injury that required treatment at Southampton General Hospital.

  11. Extra prison officers promised for Guys Marsh prison

    The prison service has promised extra resources for HMP Guys Marsh in Dorset following a critical report by the prison watchdog.

    A HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) report found the category C training and resettlement prison near Shaftesbury "remains unsafe" after an inspection in December.

    Guys Marsh prison
    Quote Message: Progress at Guys Marsh has been much slower than required reflecting the deep-seated challenges facing the prison. Additional staffing and resources to tackle the problems are being provided, including an extra 18 prison officer posts. A new, experienced governor has taken charge at the prison. from Michael Spurr Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
    Michael Spurr Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
  12. 'Disappointing' progress at Dorset prison

    Little progress has been made tackling violence and drug taking at HMP Guys Marsh, the prison watchdog has found. 

    A HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) report in 2015 called the jail near Shaftesbury a "prison in crisis". 

    A follow-up inspection in December found the lack of improvement was "very disappointing", with assaults on staff having tripled and levels of drug-taking remaining high.

    Inspectors found prisoners "self-isolating" for weeks or months for their own protection. Illegal drugs were seen as easily available with widespread use of Spice.

    Guys Marsh Prison
  13. Three antique French 19th century bayonets stolen

    Three antique bayonets have been stolen from a house in Basingstoke. 

    Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for information after the three French 19th century items, worth about £325, were taken. 

    The theft took place between 16:00 BST on Saturday and 17:00 yesterday and nothing else was taken. 

    Each bayonet has a French pattern and vary in length between 24.75 and 28 inches. The were stolen from the garage of the victim's house in Brookvale.