Capital Reports – South Coast

30 September 2016, 19:17

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Friday 30th September 2016


Portsmouth Harbour WW2 Bomb Detonated

A five hundred kilo World War Two bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour last night has been safely detonated in waters off the Isle of Wight.

It was blown up this morning but there was only a small blast as it was rusted.

A dredger found the device last night, prompting the evacuation of Gunwharf Quays.


Inquest Verdict Into Prisoner Death

An inquest's ruled a Havant man with a history of depression who took his own life in prison should have been in a psychiatric hopsital.

43-year-old Richard Walsh had been awaiting trial accused of stabbing and seriously injuring two schoolboys in the town.

The jury concluded his death was suicide with neglect.


Saints Assistant Accused In Corruption Investigation

Southampton assistant manager Eric Black's rejected an allegation he discussed how to bribe football officials.

He's the latest target of secret filming by the Daily Telegraph - but says that's not what he thought the meeting was about.

Southampton say they're committed to investigating.


Watch Seller Jailed For Tax Fraud

A fraudster who sold designer watches on the Isle of Wight and online has been jailed for three years for tax fraud.

Darren Reay from Lincolnshire - who ran Wight's Watches in Cowes - dodged 1.25 million pounds by faking import paperwork.

HMRC says he used the cash to fund a luxury lifestyle.


£100K Burglary In Southampton

77 thousand pounds worth of jewellery's been stolen in a burglary in Southampton - along with around 23 thousand pounds in cash.

A house in Glenwood Avenue was broken into on Saturday night - rings, necklaces and a gold Rolex watch were among the items taken.


Restaurants Ordered To Reduce Portion Sizes

Restaurants and cafes will reportedly be named and shamed unless they make their food portions smaller and healthier.

It's understood the Health Secretary wants a website so we can compare places - as part of the Government's efforts to tackle obesity.


Woman Sexually Assaulted On Train To Southampton

Detectives are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train travelling from Bath to Southampton.

Two young teenage boys started making comments to her before one tried to kiss her last Thursday.

Police want to speak to two women who stepped in to help the victim - they got off the train at Southampton.


Rosetta Spacecraft Crash-lands On Comet

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft has ended its 12-year mission with a controlled crash-landing onto a comet.

It's been orbiting 67P for two years - to try and unravel the secrets of the Solar System's birth.

It was able to send photos of the comet's surface before it crashed.


Abandoned Cats Rescued In New Forest 

Two cats have been rescued after they were found dumped in cages by a roadside in the New Forest.

Cyclists discovered the pair in carrier cases on Forest Road in Burley on Sunday - the RSPCA in Ringwood's looking after them.

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Gaga To Headline Super Bowl Show

After weeks of uncertainty - it's been confirmed Lady Gaga WILL headline the next Super Bowl half-time show.

She'll perform in Houston on 5 February.


Daniel Craig To Return As Bond?

There's speculation Daniel Craig will play James Bond again - after one of the producers of the franchise said he'd love him to return to the role.

Daniel's previously said he doesn't want to play 007 again.

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