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  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all of the region's latest news, travel, sport and weather.

  2. Family rescued from arson attack on home

    A mother, father and two children have been rescued from a fire in Southampton, which the police are treating as arson.

    Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the family was asleep in the first floor flat in High Road, Swaythling, when a bin was set on fire, blocking their escape.

    Crews broke into the shop below at about 04:00 GMT to reach the flat and and lead them to safety.

    The group was taken to hospital for checks but was no-one was injured.

    Police said the arson attack was being linked to two recent fires in Langham Road on Sunday and Monday.

  3. Masked burglars threaten elderly couple

    Two pensioners in their 70s were threatened by three masked men who broke into their home in Hursley, Hampshire Constabulary said.

    They knocked on the door of a home on Main Road between 22:00 and 22:15 on 7 February.

    When the door was answered the men pushed their way into the house and threatened the occupants, a 75-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man.

    They stole a purse containing bank cards and a small amount of cash.

    The suspects are in their late teens or early 20s and were all dressed all in dark clothing with their faces obscured.

    Local residents reported seeing motorcycles in the area acting suspiciously prior to the incident.

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    Video caption: Ageas Bowl: Venue looks forward to new T20 franchise despite Test match omission

    Hampshire focus on securing a T20 franchise from 2020 after missing out on any Test matches between 2020 and 2024.

  5. Warning from Hampshire police over iTunes fraud


    Hampshire Constabulary has received reports of fraudsters asking people in the county to pay them in iTunes vouchers.

    A spokesman said victims have been persuaded to buy iTunes vouchers at shops and relay the serial numbers to the fraudsters, which are then sold on.

    Such frauds have been reported in Andover, Bordon, Chandlers Ford, Fleet and New Milton.

    In one case, a 78-year-old woman from Fordingbridge, was called by a man claiming to be from HMRC.

    Sarah Cohen, force crime prevention adviser, said: “No reputable organisation will ask for payment in iTunes in this way."

  6. Witness appeal after serious assault in Theale

    A 45-year-old man is in hospital with serious leg and head injuries after being attacked by a group of men in Theale High Street on Sunday evening.

    Police have arrested two men in relation with the assault which happened outside the Flavour of India restaurant.

    Both have been released while the investigation continues.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

    Theale High Street
  7. Second man arrested following Bournemouth stabbing

    As we reported earlier, a 23-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent after a man was stabbed in the town.

    Dorset Police said the victim's condition is serious but not life-threatening.

    Also, a 26-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Both men are known to the victim.

    Det Insp Wayne Seymour, of Bournemouth CID, said: "Investigations are currently underway into this incident which took place inside an address.

    "The premises is currently cordoned off, along with a small section of pavement in Old Christchurch Road, to allow crime scene investigators to carry out their examinations.

    "Officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and I would ask anyone with information in relation to this incident to please contact Dorset Police."

  8. Family tribute to Westgate fall teenager

    Image caption: Max Mian was found dead on 2 October last year

    The parents of a teenager who fell to his death last year at the Westgate shopping centre have paid tribute to their "extraordinary" son.

    In a statement they said: “Max was wonderfully extraordinary in so many ways - we loved him so much - he will be forever in our hearts and those of so many.”

  9. Max Mian was 'popular and excellent student'

    John Bowers, principal of Brasenose College, said: "We are all still shocked and saddened by this tragic accident.

    "Max was a popular member of the college community and an excellent student."

    Manish Binukrishnan, president of the Brasenose Junior Common Room (JCR), said: "Max quickly established himself among the students as a friend to many, standing out with his humour, friendliness and compassion.

    "His death was truly saddening and the Brasenose JCR community has come together to mourn his loss and give our thoughts to his family and friends."

  10. More Boomtown artists revealed

    The Boomtown Festival has released more of the artists at this year's event at Matterley Bowl near Winchester

    Described as "a festival within a festival", Whistlers Green has jazz, folk, funk and soul acoustic offerings including Maribou State, Bilal,Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Hear.

    Main headliners, aleady announced last week, include Gorillaz, Die Antwoord, Limp Bizkit, Ben Harper, Jimmy Cliff and Morcheeba.

    The event is due to take place in August.

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    Video caption: Hampshire town is first in world to be 'Makaton Friendly'

    Makaton is a simple form of sign language that can help people communicate.

  12. The exotic plant causing a stink in Reading

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    Video caption: Amorphophallus is currently being studied by botany students at the University.
  13. Plans for new bridge over M27

    M27 bridge
    Image caption: A visualisation of how the new bridge over the M27 at Romsey will look

    A 1970s motorway bridge between Romsey and Southampton is set to be replaced

    Highways England says the existing structure, formed of two bridges side by side, is nearing the end of its life.

    It plans to demolish the west bridge in July leaving the east bridge to carry the A3057 in both directions while the new bridge is built alongside it.

    The east bridge will then be demolished in July 2019 before the new bridge opens to two way traffic in August 2019.

    The M27 and A3057 will remain open except for three weekends when demolition or lifting work is happening, Highways England said.

    It is holding public events on Friday and on Saturday at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall where further information will be available.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for M271.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on entry slip road and very slow traffic eastbound at J3, M271 (Romsey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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