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Summary

  1. Updates from Wednesday 21 November

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Council screens meeting online for the first time

    Isle of Wight Council is to web-cast its full council meeting for the first time tonight.

    Councillor Stuart Hutchinson said: "The public are and always will be welcome to attend meetings at county hall but we wanted to make accessing how the council does its business as simple as possible – and these days, that’s done digitally."

    The entire meeting will be shown on the council’s YouTube channel from 18:00 GMT.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, from J9 for A3051 Park Gate Interchange Segensworth to J10 for A32 Wickham Road.

    M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic and stationary traffic on M27 eastbound from J9, A3051 (Segensworth) to J10, A32 (Wickham), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A331 Frimley Interchange and J3 for A322 Bagshot.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M3 northbound between J4, A331 (Camberley) and J3, A322 (Bagshot), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3(M) Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A3(M) Hampshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for B2150 Hulbert Road.

    A3(M) Hampshire - A3(M) lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J3, B2150 (Waterlooville), because of an accident.

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

  5. Views sought on first all-through school in Southampton

    Residents are being asked for their views on plans to create Southampton’s first all-through school.

    The plan will see St. Mark’s CofE Primary School extended to be able to offer 900 secondary school places.

    A formal decision will be made by Southampton City Council cabinet in March.

    If agreed, the proposed all-through school for children aged four to 16, could open in September 2022.

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A350 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A350 Dorset both ways severe accident, from A31 to A354.

    A350 Dorset - A350 closed and queuing traffic in both directions from Roundhouse Roundabout in Sturminster Marshall to the A354 junction in Blandford Saint Mary, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  7. Mutiny Festival drugs deaths raised in parliament

    Theresa May's defending the Government's approach to drug abuse - after the deaths of two young people were raised in Parliament.

    Tommy Cowan, 20, and Georgia Jones - who was 18 - died after taking pills at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth in May.

    Tommy Cowan

    The Conservative MP for Havant, Alan Mak, brought up the issue during Prime Minister's Questions.

    Georgia Jones

    Theresa May sent her condolences to Tommy and Georgia's families - and insisted the Government is committed to catching drug dealers.

    Mrs May said: "What our comprehensive drugs strategy does is set out a balanced approach of bring together the police the health community and global partners to tackle the illicit drugs trade."

  8. Man jailed for stealing unmarked police car

    A man who stole an unmarked police car in Southampton has been jailed for a year and 10 months.

    Hampshire Constabulary said Nathanual Hemy, 20, of Keynsham Road, pleaded guilty to charges of taking a motor vehicle without consent, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, assault and escape from lawful custody.

    The force said he ran away from police after he was stopped by officers who found him riding a motorbike stolen from Fareham in West End Road, Southampton, on 11 September.

    While he was being detained, he evaded custody by driving the unmarked car away, dragging an officer along the road for a short distance.

    Nathanual Hemy
  9. Police appeal for dash cam footage

    Police have appealed for anyone with footage taken near the scene of a crash in Poole that has left a woman in her 70s with a serious head injury to come forward.

    It happened at the junction of Lake Road and Upwey Avenue in Hamworthy shortly after 16:30 on Tuesday.

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  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, between A34 Winchester Bypass Winnal roundabout and J10 for A31.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed on M3 southbound between A34, Winnal roundabout and J10, A31 (Winchester), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Hancock pledges new law on NHS whistleblowing

    Gosport Hospital Inquiry Statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock continues, adding that what happened at Gosport is "both a lesson and a challenge".

    He notes that the Care Quality Commission has established a facility so "whistle-blowers can speak to someone in confidence without being penalised".

    Mr Hancock says as a result of this report, "new legislation will be brought forwards which will compel NHS trusts to report yearly on how complaints by staff have been addressed".

    "The reforms we're making will mean greater transparency and a stricter control of drugs", he says.

    "There has been a culture change within the NHS since Gosport, but the culture must change still."

    He says we must now "take complaints seriously, and that voices will now be heard".

  12. Health Secretary: Families 'let down by the authorities'

    Gosport Hospital Inquiry Statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Matt Hancock

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the findings in the report are "truly shocking" and demonstrate "a systemic failure", and apologises to all families affected.

    "What happened to Gosport continues to have an impact, and the failures were made worse because whistle-blowers were not listened to", he says.

    He says "we must all learn lessons", as "family members were consistently let down by the authorities".

    Mr Hancock says "between 1998 and 2010 Hampshire Constabulary conducted three separate investigations which led to no prosecutions".

    The inquiry criticised their work, he says, adding: "a new external police team is now independently assessing the evidence so justice can be done".

  13. Crash shuts A31 at Stag Gate

    A crash involving four vehicles has closed the A31 near Stag Gate, Almer.

    The road is closed between Stag Gate and the Roundhouse roundabout with motorists advised to avoid the area.