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  1. That's all for today

    The BBC Local Live service for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight will resume on Thursday at 08:00.

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

  2. Balloon sculpture record attempt under way in Winchester

    A bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest modelling balloon sculpture by an individual is under way in Winchester.

    Part of the balloon sculpture

    Artist Ben Field is attempting to construct a 2.96m (85ft) by 12.2m (40ft) balloon waterfall in The Brooks Shopping Centre, using more than 10,000 balloons.

    He said he hoped the piece, which will take about a week to build, will "take people’s breath away.” 

    David Baker of Cincinnati, in the US, is the current record holder.

    His sculpture of a giant bat hanging upside down, created in 2015, used 3,961 balloons and measured 21.91m (72ft) by 11.22m (37ft).

  3. Portsmouth's promotion to League One to be celebrated at Southsea Common

    BBC Sport

    Portsmouth will celebrate promotion to League One with an event at Southsea Common on Sunday, the club has said.

    Portsmouth celebrate promotion

    Hosted by Portsmouth City Council, it will see fans, players and club officials come together to recognise the promotion after four years in League Two, following the team's victory over Notts County at Meadow Lane last month.

    The event, which will run from 13:00 BST to 14:10, will include live entertainment and an official city commendation from the mayor, but no open-top bus parade.

    Southsea Common

    Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin said: “This is a fantastic chance for everyone at the club to say thank you to our fans for their fantastic support throughout the season."  

  4. Do you recognise this jewellery?

    These items were recovered by police at the beginning of April.

    If you recognise them, call Hampshire Constabulary on 101.

    Recovered jewellery
    Recovered jewellery
  5. South covered in blanket of cloud

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Some parts of the UK have been enjoying sunshine and highs of 19C but, as you can see from this striking satellite image, the south has not.

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  6. New chain ferry in position

    The new Cowes floating bridge has been fitted to its chains.

    It replaces the previous vessel which was retired in January after 40 years of service, leaving drivers with a 10-mile diversion via Newport.

    The Isle of Wight Council said the new ferry, built in Wales by Mainstay Marine, would come into service in mid-May, two months behind schedule.

    new chain ferry
    new chain ferry
  7. Video shows leisure centre progress

    Eastleigh Borough Council has released a video showing progress at its new leisure centre, under construction at Fleming Park.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, after J12 for M275.

    M27 Hampshire - Very slow traffic on M27 westbound after J12, M275 (Portsmouth), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  9. Breaking'Balcony fall' death 'no longer suspicious'

    The death of a woman who was found dead after reportedly falling from a balcony in Southampton is no longer being treated as suspicious, police have said.

    Police car at the scene on Canute Road

    The 37-year-old's body was discovered close to Ocean Village, Southampton, at about 16:30 BST on Monday. 

    A 61-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released and will face no further action, Hampshire Constabulary said. 

    The force added it was preparing a file for the coroner.

  10. A31 death crash driver named

    A man who died in a crash on the A31 at the weekend has been named as 22-year-old Connor Heath Johnson, from Ringwood.

    Mr Johnson was driving one of two cars involved in the collision in Poulner Hill in the early hours of Sunday.

    Connor Heath Johnson
    Quote Message: He is at peace now having suffered anxieties for the past couple of years. He was our loving son and will always remain in our hearts. from Family statement
    Family statement
  11. Why do we vote on Thursdays?

    Tomorrow is polling day in the local elections for Hampshire County Council, Dorset County Council and the Isle of Wight Council.

    But why do we always vote on a Thursday?

    Video content

    Video caption: Why are elections in the UK held on Thursdays?
  12. E-fit image issued over Bournemouth sex assault

    Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with a sex assault on a woman in Westover Road, Bournemouth.

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  13. Woman rescued after falling on rocks

    An elderly woman had to be rescued after falling on rocks in Poole Harbour.

    Poole lifeboat was called along with paramedics after a passer-by spotted the woman on the water's edge near Dorset Sailing Club at about 09:00.

    Poole inshore lifeboat

    The woman was moved on to a spinal board and taken to hospital by ambulance.  

  14. BreakingBody recovered in harbour search

    A body has been recovered from Weymouth Harbour after emergency services were called yesterday to help a man seen in the water.

    A search operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon amid concern for the man's welfare.

    Dorset Police said the body, found today, was believed to be of a man in his 20s.

    Weymouth Harbour

    The death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin has been informed.  

  15. PC 'groped teenage girl in family home'

    Southampton Central police station
    Image caption: PC Keith Burgess was based at Southampton Central police station

    The 16-year-old girl says she was 'disgusted' and 'heartbroken' after the alleged assault.

    PC 'groped teenage girl in family home'

    Southampton Central police station

    The 16-year-old girl says she was 'disgusted' and 'heartbroken' after the alleged assault.

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  16. Wareham Surgery bans advanced GP appointments

    A GP surgery in Dorset has stopped patients from booking advanced appointments due to a lack of doctors

    Wareham Surgery

    Wareham Surgery said its "revised system" comes after one GP went off on long-term sickness with a broken hip and another resigned in March. 

    It said a lack of response to a GP vacancy meant it could only offer on-the-day appointments, which can only be booked during certain hours. 

    Speaking in the Bournemouth Echo, one patient described it as a "crisis".