Capital Reports – South Coast

25 April 2017, 18:26

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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 25th April


Tom Hardy 'Chases Down Moped Thief'

Two teenagers arrested after Tom Hardy reportedly helped catch a moped thief - have been released under investigation.

Witnesses say they saw the Hollywood star running through a building site in Richmond in south west London on Sunday.


Inquest Into Man's Death On Hampshire Motorway

An inquest's heard how a man died on the M3 near Winchester after getting out of his car following a 100 mile an hour crash.

Tony Smith was struck by a van in October - minutes after he'd hit the back of a taxi on a drive home from Lincolnshire..

The corner ruled he'd died due to a road traffic collision.


Investigation Into Death In Portchester

A man's been arrested and released after a woman died at a flat in Portchester.

The 47-year-old was found in Newtown on Saturday night - police tell us they're treating her death as unexplained.


Worker Sprayed With Substance During Petrol Station Raid

Police are investigating a raid on a Hampshire petrol station - where a cashier was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.

Two men went into the Courtesy garage in Romsey Road in Cadnam early yesterday morning.

One was armed with a metal bar, but nothing was stolen.


Students Told Not To Worry About Jobs

Students are being told to take up to six months off after graduating before worrying about getting a job.

The head of admissions service UCAS thinks people could do volunteering or temp work instead of trying to have a career straight away.


Man Jailed For Murder Attempt In Portsmouth Street

A man's starting a 19-year jail term - for stabbing a woman in the back on a busy Portsmouth street.

Dler Mohammed had hidden a knife on London Road before the attack near Barclays Bank last July.

The 43-year-old - of no fixed address - was convicted of attempted murder.


Southern Rail Talks Adjourned

Talks to try and resolve the year-long dispute on Southern Rail have been adjourned, after two days.

Southern's owners and leaders of the RMT union say they plan to get back together again next week.


Online Cannabis Market 'Could Cut Crime'

It's being suggested an online market place, where people can buy cannabis, could help tackle drug-related crime.

A research group reckons it'd also offer greater protection by limiting access to under-21s.


Andrew Tyrie To Stand Down As Chichester MP

Andrew Tyrie's revealed he's stepping down as Chichester MP.

The 60-year-old Conservative hasn't said why he won't stand at the June election - he's represented the constituency for 20 years.


Competition Watchdogs Look Into IOW Festival Takeover

The Isle of Wight Festival's takeover by global entertainment group Live Nation is being looked at by competition watchdogs.

It's over concerns about the deal - Live Nation now runs more than 85 festivals worldwide.

It's been asked to operate separately from the Isle of Wight Festival until the merger's approved.


Sea Levels 'Rising More Than Thought'

Scientists - including a Southampton Uni professor - claim global sea levels could rise by half a metre more than previously thought.

The international team of researchers reckon levels could go up by more than three metres this century.


Hamble Cyclist King Could Switch To Wales

Hampshire's Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Dani King is thinking about switching allegiance from England to Wales for next year's Commonwealth Games.

Dani's originally from Hamble but thinks she fits the selection criteria - as she's now based in Wales and will marry a Welshman in October.


Saints Head To League Leaders

Southampton face what will be one of their toughest games of the whole season later.

They play Premier League leaders - and FA Cup finalists - Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight.


Gorilla Still Crawling The London Marathon

A man who's crawling the London Marathon dressed as a gorilla still hasn't reached halfway yet.

'Mr Gorilla' started his charity challenge on Sunday morning and doesn't expect to finish until Friday.

He's asked to borrow a new pair of heavy duty leather gloves because his have 'taken a battering.'

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