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Schools warned after boy approached by man in street

Police are carrying out patrols and speaking to schools after a boy was approached by a man he did not know in Shirley in Southampton.

The man stopped his car and spoke to the 12-year-old, who was walking along St Edmund’s Road, shortly after 16:00 BST on Wednesday.

He was driving a dark coloured car with tinted windows and is described as dark skinned.

Officers are treating it as a suspicious incident and have also been speaking to parents and children at local schools.

Large heath fire tackled

Fire crews from Fleet in Hampshire were called to Hazeley Heath in Hartley Wintney yesterday evening.

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Weather: Warm and sunny

A fine and warm day with a good deal of sunny spells. However, some scattered showers are also likely to develop this afternoon.

Maximum Temperature: 21°C.

Any showers will fade to leave it dry tonight with clear spells and light winds. A rather mild and humid night though with a minimum temperature of 9°C.

Aneurin Donald

Gareth Griffiths

BBC Sport Wales

Welsh batsman Aneurin Donald is targeting a Lord's cup final win with Hampshire this Saturday and a future England call-up.

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European elections 2019: Polls take place

Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections.

Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population, with 10 MEPs in the South East.

Polling stations in the UK are open from 07:00 until 22:00.

The results will be announced once all EU nations have voted, with the voting process expected to be completed by 22:00 on Sunday.

Weather: 'Mostly dry and sunny'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Oesophageal cancer operation filmed in 360°
Janet Jenkins' operation was filmed to highlight ground-breaking research into oesophageal cancer.

Weather: 'Cloudier and cooler'

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Weather: Dry and sunny, but breezy

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

Wednesday will be dry and fine with a brisk east-southeasterly breeze making it feel less warm in coastal areas.

A change in the weather is on the way from Thursday, bringing a risk of showers.

Two injured in Southampton flat fire

Two people were injured after a fire broke out in a first-floor flat in Southampton.

A man and a woman in their 60s were treated for minor injuries at Southampton General Hospital following two explosions at the property in Lincoln Court on Monday evening.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service sent four pumps and an aerial appliance when they were called to reports of an explosion at 19:29 BST.

Lincoln Court, Southampton
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The fire broke out at Lincoln Court, Southampton

Tuesday's weather forecast: Chilly start but dry and bright day

Today there will be some chance of clouds but generally clear skies.

Temperatures will range from low single figures to highs of 20°C.

South weather: Chilly start but dry and bright day

Monday's weather forecast: Dry and sunny today, but rather breezy

Today will be a dry and mostly sunny day with a chance of some cloud.

However, there will be a keen easterly breeze.

Maximum Temperature: 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F).

Dry and sunny today, but rather breezy

Weather: Early mist will clear to sunny spells

A clear and dry start, but there will be some areas of early morning mist or fog.

There will be long sunny spells throughout the day, but there is a chance of an afternoon shower. Light winds.

It will become rather cloudy this evening and some outbreaks of rain will spread from the west overnight, but it will be quite mild.

Maximum Temperature: 16°C (61°F).

Elementary, my dear Watson - new police dog welcomed

Thames Valley, Hampshire & IoW Dog Section has welcomed a new recruit to its crew, and he looks like a keeper.

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Dragonfly project in Dorset extended

Melanie James

BBC Radio Solent

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A Dorset project to help victims of domestic abuse is to be extended.

The Dragonfly project uses the symbol of a dragonfly to show people in an abusive situation where they can find confidential support and advice.

The project trains people to become champions within communities. They're able to receive and respond to disclosures of domestic violence and abuse.

Funding has now been secured to continue the Dragonfly project in Dorset and to extend it to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex.

Weather: 'Sunny spells and heavy showers'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Former MP to become county council leader

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Conservatives on Hampshire County Council have elected a former MP as their new leader.

Keith Mans is set to take over as the leader of the Tory-controlled authority at its annual meeting on 17 May.

The former RAF officer was the MP for Wyre in Lancashire between 1987 and 1997.

He will take over from Councillor Roy Perry, who became council leader in 2013.

'Ditch plastic today', charity urges

A Hampshire-based charity is marking Sir David Attenborough's 93rd birthday by urging people to ditch plastic for the day.

Final Straw Solent is encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to refuse all single-use plastic today to help make people aware of just how much plastic they use.

The charity, which is also campaigning for stricter legislation around plastic packaging and recycling, said it hoped it would encourage people to make long-term lifestyle changes to reduce plastic use.

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Weather: A mostly dry day ahead

Expect highs of 15C