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Bob Higgins trial: Former-player regrets not reporting abuse
Les Cleevely said he was abused while watching Match of the Day at Bob Higgins's home.
Bob Higgins trial: Ex-football coach's actions were 'evil'
Jamie Webb quit his life as a professional footballer after being abused by Bob Higgins.
Bob Higgins trial: 'Everything he said was evil disgusting lies'
Dean Radford was one of the former footballers who gave evidence at Bob Higgins' trial.
Bob Higgins trial: Ex-football coach 'was a predatory paedophile'
Ex-football coach Bob Higgins has been found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault against boys.

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.

Staff threatened in garage break-in

Applegreen service station
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A group of men broken into a service station near Southampton and threatened a member of staff before stealing a safe containing thousands of pounds.

About five or six men forced their way into the Applegreen garage in Swaythling Road, West End, at about 04:30.

As well as the safe containing £8,000, the men took cash from the till and cigarettes from behind the counter.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hampshire Constabulary.

Weather: 'Cloudier and cooler'

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Southampton roller derby team say sport improves mental health
Meet the Southampton roller derby team that believes the sport improved their mental health.

Respite cuts prompt 'largest' complaint

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Protesters outside Southampton Civic Centre
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A group complaint to Southampton City Council over respite care cuts is the largest received by the authority in 20 years, a meeting has heard.

Southampton City Council has already said it would compensate carers for "avoidable distress" caused by the closure of Kentish Road Respite Centre.

But at a special meeting on Tuesday, campaigners demanded answers about how the decision to close the centre was taken.

The extraordinary governance meeting at the civic centre on Tuesday follows an investigation by a local government ombudsman which found families' needs had not been properly assessed.

The council said an independent review of its adult care system was under way, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported.

BreakingSouthampton confirms City of Culture bid

Southampton is to bid to become the UK's City of Culture in 2025, the city council has confirmed.

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.

Severe disruption: A3057 Hampshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A3057 Hampshire both ways severe disruption, from Dyer Road to Howard Road.

A3057 Hampshire - A3057 Shirley Road in Southampton closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Dyer Road junction to the Howard Road junction, because of a building fire.

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

Work for new £470,000 cycleway in Southampton begins

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Work is under way to construct a new cycle lane in Southampton which will cost £470,000.

In a project overseen by Southampton City Council, the cycleway along Third Avenue will run parallel to Millbrook Road West and is expected to be completed in late June.

The new cycle lane, along with the sections already completed along Second Avenue, will provide cyclists with a route into and out of the city from Redbridge, Totton and the New Forest.

Cllr Jacqui Rayment, cabinet member for transport and public realm, said the project reflects calls by the public to create segregated cycle lanes and traffic calming measures so they may be encouraged to cycle more often.

The councillor said the Southampton Cycle Network would "help tackle congestion, improve air quality and benefit public health".

Woman cycles through city
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It is hoped the new lane will encourage people to cycle more

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

New cycleway build underway

Work is underway to create a new segregated cycle lane in Southampton.

The cycleway along Third Avenue will run parallel to Millbrook Road West.

The work will take around six weeks and is expected to be finished in late June.

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Cash-in-transit van robbed

Does anyone you know suddenly have a lot of cash?

Staff in a cash-in-transit van have been robbed while making a cash delivery at Santander in Burgess Road, Southampton.

The robbery happened at about 12:50 BST on Saturday.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who finds a disguarded cash box to come forward.

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New cruise ship Celebrity Edge arrives in Southampton

A brand new cruise ship has arrived in Southampton this morning.

The Celebrity Edge has the first facial recognition pass system on a ship.

It also has a "magic carpet" - a floating platform that reaches heights of 13 storeys above sea level

The ship which can carry up to 2,900 passenger and 1,310 crew sets sail again at 17:30 BST.

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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

Big Bike Challenge begins

A team of cyclists taking part in Saints Foundation’s Big Bike Challenge have set off from Huddersfield on their epic ride.

They will be covering more than 250 miles (400km) over three days to finish at St Mary’s in time for the final game of the season against the Terriers on Sunday.

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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).