Capital Reports – South Coast

29 March 2017, 18:24

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Wednesday 29th March 2017


PM Formally Triggers Brexit

The formal process of the UK leaving the EU has been officially started.

A letter signed by Theresa May has been delivered to the European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels.

It starts a two-year period for negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

The PM says she will be negotiating for "every person in the United Kingdom" and promises to build a "stronger, fairer, better Britain".

The President of the European Council says there is no reason to suggest triggering Article 50 is a 'happy day.


Police Investigation After Newborn Baby Dies In Hospital

A baby who was taken to hospital from Gosport a week ago has died.

Police are trying to find out how the 3-week-old was injured in Forton Road.

They've bailed a man and woman in their 20s who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.


Vigil Held A Week On From Westminster Attack

Thousands of people have held hands during a vigil to remember those killed in last week's terror attack at Westminster.

A minute's silence was held at 2.40 - the moment the attack began last Wednesday.

An inquest's heard PC Keith Palmer died after being stabbed in the chest, despite wearing body armour.

He'll receive a full police funeral at London's Southwark Cathedral next month.

Prince William's laid a wreath to remember him at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

There are going to be two reviews into security at Parliament.


George Michael's Funeral Takes Place

A funeral's taken place for George Michael.

His publicist says the singer's family and close friends were at today's small and private ceremony.

It's believed to have taken place at Highgate Cemetery in north London.


Southampton Fraudster Jailed

A Southampton man's been jailed for 6 years for cheating two elderly women out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

60-year-old Stephen Floyd from Orpen Road met his victims after delivering food to them, then got involved in their care.

He took control of their finances for a decade, spending thousands on himself.


Portsmouth Drug Dealers Jailed

Two men have been jailed after admitting dealing Class A drugs in Portsmouth.

The pair, from Southsea and London and in their 20s, will spend a combined six years behind bars.

They were caught in St Helens Parade in Southsea last month with crack cocaine and heroin.

Wilker Amaro, 22, of Provost St, London (left) has been sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Vazcontreiras Hailton, 26, of St Helens Parade, Southsea, has been sentenced to 30 months.


Louis Case To Be Heard In Court

Louis Tomlinson will find out later if he'll face prosecution over claims of a row with a photographer.

He was arrested at LAX Airport earlier this month, while heading home from Vegas with his girlfriend.


IOW Council Will Allow McFloatface Name

Isle of Wight Council says it will NOT block the name Floaty McFloatface - in a public vote for its new Cowes floating bridge.

It had originally ruled out calling the new multi-million pound chain ferry by the jokey name.

The winner of the vote will be announced on 21 April.


Vauxhall Stopping Home Nations Sponsorship

Vauxhall's announced it's stepping down as the lead sponsor of the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland football teams.

The company plans to end its association with the teams after next year's World Cup.


John Legend Plays Set At St Pancras

John Legend's surprised travellers by sitting down to play the piano at London's St Pancras International rail station.

He played an eight minute set for a small crowd, after arriving from Paris on the Eurostar.

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