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Oysters released into Hampshire river in bid to boost Solent stocks

Hundreds of oysters have been released into a Hampshire river as part of an initiative to re-introduce the shellfish to the Solent.

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Wightlink has partnered with Blue Marine Foundation to place cages containing juveniles into Lymington River.

A pilot project, involving adult oysters, was previously held at the site of Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie's racing team and at the University of Portsmouth's raft in Langstone Harbour.

Following its success, juveniles were then transferred to cages at those two sites, as well as at four other marinas, and last year 20,000 oysters were released onto the seabed of the Solent

The caged oysters started to reproduce in July 2017 and a 5mm baby (spat) was found off Portsmouth the following year.

Ninety-seven different species of other marine life have also been found living in the cages, including critically endangered European eels, juvenile spiny seahorse and sea bass.

Oyster fishing in the Solent was banned after the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Project found the molluscs were failing to reproduce as a result of water quality, invasive species and over fishing.

A final report on the project is expected in 2021.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,595 in Hampshire and 423 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 13 cases in Hampshire and is unchanged on the Isle of Wight since Saturday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,120

Southampton - 963

Portsmouth - 512

Isle of Wight - 423

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Sunday 2 August

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,582 in Hampshire and 423 on the Isle of Wight. The figure is up by two cases in Hampshire and is unchanged on the Isle of Wight since Friday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,109

Southampton - 961

Portsmouth - 512

Isle of Wight - 423

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 1 August

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,576 in Hampshire and 423 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,104

Southampton - 961

Portsmouth - 511

Isle of Wight - 423

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 31 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,562 in Hampshire - up by 10 cases since Tuesday - and 422 on the Isle of Wight, an increase of one.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,094

Southampton - 959

Portsmouth - 509

Isle of Wight - 422

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Wednesday 29 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,552 in Hampshire - up by five cases since Monday - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,086

Southampton - 958

Portsmouth - 508

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 28 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,547 in Hampshire - up by nine cases since Sunday - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,082

Southampton - 957

Portsmouth - 508

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 27 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,526 in Hampshire - up by six cases since Friday - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,072

Southampton - 947

Portsmouth - 507

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 25 July

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,520 in Hampshire - up by four cases since Thursday - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,068

Southampton - 945

Portsmouth - 507

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 24 July

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,516 in Hampshire - up by 20 cases since Wednesday - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,067

Southampton - 944

Portsmouth - 505

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Thursday 23 July

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,494 in Hampshire - up by four cases since the previous day - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure remains the same.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,048

Southampton - 941

Portsmouth - 505

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 21 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,490 in Hampshire - up by four cases since the previous day - and 421 on the Isle of Wight, where the figure is down by one case.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,046

Southampton - 939

Portsmouth - 505

Isle of Wight - 421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 20 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,483 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,041

Southampton - 938

Portsmouth - 504

Isle of Wight - 422

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 18 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,466 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,033

Southampton - 938

Portsmouth - 503

Isle of Wight - 422

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Thursday 16 July.

Council to inspect trees after man hurt by falling branch

A man who was hospitalised after a heavy tree branch fell on him has urged action so no one else is hurt.

Ken Williams, 75, was visiting relatives in North Baddlesley in Hampshire when the branch fell onto him and railings on 4 July.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital after the accident at the corner of Ringwood Drive and Seymour Lane.

Hampshire County Council has said it will now inspect trees nearby.

Mr Williams, who lives in South Wales, said: “About a week [after the accident] I went up there and [council staff] were cutting it up. I said what are you doing to do about it? It’s down to you, isn’t it?

“They said: ‘It isn’t really [the council’s] problem.'”

But Council Leader Councillor Keith Mans said on Thursday that although the land is not owned or managed by the authority, work will be carried out to see if there is an “imminent danger to highway users”.

He added: “The county council does have the power to serve a legal notice on the owner of a private tree that abuts the public highway to address an identified safety issue, and in some cases immediate action can be taken if there is an imminent danger to highway users.

“A Highways arboriculturist will be attending this site to inspect the trees in question, and appropriate action will be taken if any issues are observed.”

The tree that fell on Mr Williams
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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,466 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by 5 cases in Hampshire and there has been no change on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,029

Southampton - 937

Portsmouth - 500

Isle of Wight - 422

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory diseaseknown as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 14 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,461 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by eight cases in Hampshire and there has been no increase on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,027

Southampton - 934

Portsmouth - 500

Isle of Wight - 422

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 13 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,433 in Hampshire and 421 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by five cases in Hampshire and the figure has remained the same on the Isle of Wight since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire -5,010

Southampton -926

Portsmouth -497

Isle of Wight -421

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 10 July.

Louise Smith murder: Tributes from community at teenagers funeral
Hundreds of people lined the route of the funeral procession of 16-year-old Louise Smith.