Capital Reports – South Coast

27 June 2017, 12:50

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The top stories in Hampshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and around the world updated throughout the day - listen on FM, online, on your mobile and on digital.

 

Tuesday 27th June

 

Google Fined £2.1 Billion

Google's been fined a record £2.1 billion by Europe's competition watchdog for using its search engine to promote its online shopping service.

The European competition watchdog says it abused its dominance - Google says it's considering an appeal.

 

EastEnders Actress' Killer Loses Appeal

Arthur Simpson-Kent, who murdered former EastEnders actress Sian Blake and their two children, has lost a challenge against his whole life jail sentence.

He was sentenced at the Old Bailey last October by a judge who said he should receive the most severe punishment.

 

Government 'Warned Last Year' About Cladding

It's reported the government was warned last year tower blocks covered in cladding could be a fire risk.

But documents also show it was told the current regulations are OK.

75 high rise buildings have now failed safety checks - since the Grenfell Tower fire.

 

Fire Safety Meeting For Portsmouth Residents

As it continues removing cladding from two tower blocks, Portsmouth Council is holding a special fire safety information event later.

It's aimed at residents of Horatia House and Leamington House in Somerstown - but people from other high-rises are welcome at the New Theatre Royal from 6.30pm.

She also says it'll take a few weeks to take down all two-thousand panels of cladding from the two blocks.

 

New Aircraft Carrier 'Not Vulnerable To Cyber Attack'

The Defence Secretary insists Britain's new Portsmouth-based aircraft carrier is 'properly protected' against cyber attacks.

It was revealed a computer on HMS Queen Elizabeth uses outdated system Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer runs security updates on.

The huge ship set sail for the first time yesterday for two years of sea trials.

 

Man Hurt In Ryde Attack

A man's been treated in hospital on the Isle of Wight, after being attacked by three men with their faces covered.

The 20-year-old was cut on the head, possibly with a knife, when the men approached him on Ashey Road in Ryde yesterday afternoon.

 

US Warns Syria Over Chemical Attack

The government says the UK would back military strikes against Syria, if it turns out the regime there's planning a chemical weapons attack.

The White House claims to have evidence that the President's forces are preparing another imminent strike.

A chemical attack which killed at least 80 people back in April.

 

Drop In Bullying Over Sexuality

Young people are now less likely to be bullied over their sexuality.

A report by Stonewall found it's dropped by almost a third in schools and colleges over the last decade.

But nearly half of those surveyed still say they've been targeted.

 

Tech Firms Team Up To Tackle Extremist Content

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter are going work together - to try and stop extremist material being shared online.

They've been criticised recently for allowing information, on how to carry out a terror attack, to be posted.

 

Hampshire Officer Up For Police Bravery Award

A Hampshire Police dog handler, who saved a man from freezing water, has been nominated for a national police bravery award.

PC Neal Skinner jumped in after a man who'd threatened to take his own life at Langstone Harbour in December 2015.

 

New Last Word For Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has a new "last word".

Zyzzyva is a type of bug native to South America.

It's taken the title from Zythum - a type of ancient Egyptian malt beer.

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