Capital Reports – South Coast

17 January 2017, 12:57

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Tuesday 17th January 2017


PM Sets Out Brexit Strategy

The Prime Minister's confirmed the UK will leave the European single market when it leaves the EU.

That's where countries can do trade deals with each other and people can move around without restrictions - so a new deal will have to be agreed.

Theresa May's been giving a speech, setting out the Government's objectives for the Brexit negotiations.

She's announced both Houses of Parliament will be given a vote on the final deal.

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Southern Drivers' Strike Suspended For Fresh Talks

Plans for three days of strikes by Southern Rail drivers next week have been put on hold.

The company and the ASLEF union have agreed to fresh talks tomorrow in their dispute over driver-only trains.

Drivers had planned to walk out next Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


Van Driver Who Killed Cyclist Has Sentence Appeal Rejected

A van driver, who killed a cyclist in Hampshire while texting at the wheel, has had an appeal to reduce his sentence dismissed by a judge.

30-year-old Christopher Gard from Alton was jailed for nine years - for knocking down Lee Martin on the A31 near Bentley in 2015.


Portsmouth Navy Sailor Accused Of Racist Messages

A Royal Navy sailor's appeared at a court martial accused of sending racist messages to a colleague on board a Portsmouth-based ship.

3 5-ear-old Leading Logistician Martyn McEvely denies the offence, said to have happened on HMS Iron Duke in 2015.

He'll go on trial in May.


More Than Half Of Teens Worried About Looks

More than half of 11 to 16-year-olds say they regularly worry about their appearance - with many admitting they'd do whatever it takes to look good.

Some say they'd go on a diet or even resort to plastic surgery - but others are concerned it's leading to problems with anxiety and people isolating themselves.


Search For Missing Flight MH370 Ends

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has officially ended.

It was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014, with 239 people on board, when it disappeared.

Families of the 239 people, who were on board, say they're 'dismayed' the search has been called off.

Australian, Chinese and Malaysian authorities say they remain hopeful the plane will still be found.


Second Man Arrested After Women Robbed In Southsea

Police investigating violent robberies of four women in Southsea, in the space of a few days, have arrested a second man.

The 30-year-old's being held after the attacks in the Campbell Road area last week.

Another man's been bailed until March. 


Men Wanted After Portsmouth Pub Attack

Capital's been sent CCTV pictures of two men police want to speak to - after a man was attacked in a pub in Portsmouth.

Detectives think the 32-year-old had tried to stop a row in Thatchers in London Road, two days before Christmas.

He was left with facial injuries.


M27 Smart Motorway Work To Start In 2018

Work is expected to start early next year to add a fourth lane to the M27 between Southampton and Portsmouth, to ease congestion.

Highways England says the smart motorway project, to convert the hard shoulder between Junctions 4 and 11, should be completed by 2020.


£500k For Southampton Youth Charity

There's been a half a million pound cash boost for a Southampton charity.

No Limits is getting the Big Lottery Fund money to provide training for young carers - as well as people leaving youth offending institutions.

There are also smaller grants for several other South Coast charities.


Brits Through In Australian Open

Three more British players have now made it into the Australian Open second round.

British women's number one Johanna Konta beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens, in straight sets - she'll play Japan's Naomi Osaka next.

Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund are also through, as are former champions Serena Williams and Rafa Nadal.


Anne-Marie & Craig To Play Brits Week Gigs

Anne-Marie, Craig David and Tinie Tempah are all going to perform at this year's War Child Brits Week gigs in London.

The shows kick off on Valentine's Day at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

The money raised is going to help children whose lives are affected by war.


Apple Apps Going Up In Price After Brexit

Apple's going to raise the price of apps in the UK by up to 25% following the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote.

The lowest priced apps will increase from 79p to 99p.


Live Videos Come To Insta

You can now broadcast live video on Instagram, like you can on Facebook and Twitter.

Instagram says it gives users another way to connect with friends and followers "in the moment" in a fun, low-pressure way.

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