Capital Reports – South Coast

25 October 2016, 18:25

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Tuesday 25th October 2016


Heathrow Airport Expansion Confirmed

A third runway at Heathrow Airport's been given the go-ahead - instead of a second one at Gatwick.

The government's made the decision - saying it'll help boost the UK's trade and economy.

There have been protests outside Parliament from environmental campaigners, who don't want either airport expanded.


Man Dies In Head On Crash 

A man's died in a head-on crash in Hampshire.

The 40-year-old was driving a Corsa which hit a van near Alton last night - two people in the van weren't badly hurt.


John Lewis Appoints First Female MD

The first woman to hold the role of Managing Director of John Lewis says she's "immensely excited" to lead it to the next stage.

Paula Nickolds started as a graduate trainee in London 22 years ago - after studying history in Southampton.

She'll start the post in January.


Four Killed In Australia Theme Park Accident

Four people been killed in an accident on a water ride - at a theme park on Australia's Gold Coast.

A boat flipped on a conveyor belt at Dreamworld in Queensland - two people were thrown out and the others became trapped.

The park is closed while authorities and police investigate what happened on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

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13 Ambulances Left Queuing Outside QA

The QA Hospital in Portsmouth says 'extremely high demand on the emergency department' led to ambulances queuing outside yesterday.

At one stage, 13 South Central Ambulance Service vehicles were waiting to transfer patients to A&E.

Hospital bosses say people need to consider if they really need emergency treatment.


Search Continues For Mobile Phone Thieves

Police are still trying to trace thieves who stole 11 thousand pounds worth of mobile phones from a Southampton store..

They smashed their way into Go Mobile in Shirley back in July - officers have released new CCTV images of the suspects.


Southampton Diesel Power Plant Plans Scrapped

Controversial plans for a new diesel-powered generator at Southampton Docks have been dropped - because of strong opposition from people living nearby.

Peak Gen Power says it's 'confident it wouldn't impact negatively on the community' in Millbrook - but doesn't want to 'cause discord'.


Women Catching Up With Men In Drinking

Health experts say more needs to be done to stop women drinking too much.

A hundred years ago, men were THREE times more likely to.

A new study says women are now catching up.


IOW Council Agrees Solent Super-Authority Plans

Isle of Wight Council bosses have agreed to join a Solent 'super-authority' with Portsmouth and Southampton.

They've overturned a vote by councillors - worried the partnership, to secure £900 million of funding, would sideline the Isle of Wight.

There'll now be talks with the government before any final decisions.


Attack On Woman In Portsmouth 'Not Random'

Police are investigating an assault on a woman in Portsmouth.

The 27-year-old needed hospital treatment for injuries to her face after being attacked from behind in Burrfields Road last week.

Officers say it wasn't a random attack.


Tributes After 80s Singer Pete Burns Dies

Celebs have been paying tribute to 80s singer Pete Burns, who's died after a heart attack.

The 57-year-old had the hit 'You Spin Me Round' with Dead or Alive - and was on Celebrity Big Brother.

Davina McCall tweeted 'So, so sad to hear about Pete Burns ... we partied hard in the 90s.'


Man Cleared Of Stalking Kendall

A man's been cleared of stalking Kendall Jenner - but found guilty of trespassing at her home in LA.

Kendall told a court finding the man in her driveway was the scariest moment of her life.


Kim Drops Lawsuit Over 'Staged Robbery' Claims

Kim Kardashian's dropped a lawsuit against a website that claimed she staged an armed robbery in Paris.

Her lawyer says the matter's now been "resolved".

MediaTakeOut had accused Kim of faking it - and filing a fraudulent insurance claim.


Jay-Z Announces Free Gig To Support Hillary Clinton

Jay Z is going to put on a free concert aimed at encouraging people to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US presidential election.

The gig, which will also feature special guests, will take place in Cleveland on November the 4th.

There's also one taking place with Jennifer Lopez on Saturday.

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