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  1. That's all for this week

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We'll be back with all of the region's latest news at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Bournemouth East MP returns to backbenches

    Tobias Ellwood

    Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood has been axed from government by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has insisted all ministers back his plan to leave the EU by 31 October.

    Mr Ellwood, who had been defence minister, has repeatedly warned about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit.

  3. Crash death motorcyclist 'had so much to give'

    Colin Lazenbury

    A motorcyclist who died after a crash in Bournemouth will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his family has said.

    Colin Lazenbury, 54, from Bournemouth, died in hospital on 14 July, seven weeks after the crash involving his bike and two cars.

    A tribute issued through Dorset Police described him as "an amazing partner, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend" who had the "ability to befriend everybody".

    "We are heartbroken that he has been taken from us too soon, when he still had so much to give," the statement said.

    A 25-year-old man from Nuneaton in Warwickshire was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and released while the investigation continues.

  4. Endangered plant blooms again in New Forest

    Heath Lobelia is one of the UK’s rarest and most enigmatic plants, occurring at just six sites in England.

    It vanished from its last known site in Hampshire at the turn of the century, at the southern edge of the New Forest.

    In 2018 the Species Recovery Trust started an programme of habitat restoration, clearing away scrub by hand in the locations where it was believed the plants might have grown, hoping to trigger the dormant seedbank in the soil.

    Dominic Price, director of the trust, said: "It’s one of the most amazing recoveries I’ve ever witnessed. Each plant can produce up to 200 seeds, so it’s a massive step to permanently re-establishing a population."

    Heath Lobelia
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for M271 and J4 for M3.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 eastbound between J3, M271 (Southampton Docks) and J4 M3, because of a break down.

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

  6. Woman who died in crash was primary teacher

    Annie Holman

    A woman who died in a crash in Micheldever, Hampshire, last week was a teacher at a primary school near Winchester.

    Annie Holman, 63, from Dummer, died in the crash involving two cars and a van on the A33 just before 08:00 on 17 July.

    A family tribute released through police described her as "an amazing, loving mum, a magical person and a wonderful friend" and "a dedicated, caring teacher" whose "light will shine brightly forever".

    In a newsletter to parents, Twyford St Mary's Primary School said staff felt "sorrow and disbelief" at the "loss of a colleague and a friend" and it was raising money to buy something for the school that "reflects the kind and caring person that she was".

    Investigations into the crash are ongoing.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, from J10 for A329 to J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 westbound from J10 A329(M) Wokingham to J11, A33 (Reading), because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 westbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a break down.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A334 Charles Watts Way.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M27 eastbound at J7, A334 (Hedge End), because of a break down.

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

  10. Renewed appeal for witnesses to Bournemouth assault

    Detectives in Dorset are investigating a reported assault in Bournemouth at 18:20 GMT on Saturday on Charminster Road have issued a CCTV image of a suspect.A man who was nearby walked over to a group of five people involved in a fight to intervene. He suffered a broken arm after he was reportedly knocked to the floor and kicked a number of times. A 40-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of affray and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

    CCTV
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a car that's broken down and recovery work.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A3024 Bursledon.

    M27 Hampshire - M27 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow westbound at J8, A3024 (Bursledon), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, from J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road to J12 for A4 Bath Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 westbound from J11, A33 (Reading) to J12, A4 (Theale), because of a break down. Congestion to J10 (Wokingham / Bracknell).

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

  14. Appeal to trace wanted Southampton man

    Police are appealing for help to trace 32-year-old Callum Knox from Southampton after he failed to attend Southampton Magistrates' Court on 17 July.

    He was due to a face a charge of breaching the terms of a suspended sentence.

    Hampshire police officers have carried out a number of inquiries to try to find him and are now asking the public for help to locate him.

    He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, with straight brown hair, green eyes and has a mole on his left cheek.

    Callum Knox
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, from J14 for A338 to J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 westbound from J14, A338 (Hungerford) to J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J9 for A34 to J10 for B430 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 partially blocked and queues for nine miles northbound from J9, A34 (Bicester) to J10, B430 (Brackley), because of an accident. Travel time is 35 minutes.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe accident, from J11 for A3090 Hockley Link to J12 for A335.

    M3 Hampshire - One lane closed and queues on M3 southbound from J11, A3090 (Winchester South) to J12, A335 (Eastleigh), because of an accident. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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