Capital Reports – South Coast

23 August 2017, 18:19

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Wednesday 23rd August


Cyclist Cleared Of Pedestrian's Manslaughter 

A cyclist who crashed into a mum of two while riding a bike with no brakes has been cleared of her manslaughter.

20 year old Charlie Alliston from south east London's instead been found guilty of causing harm through 'wanton and furious driving'.

Kim Briggs had been crossing a street and died of her injuries.


Modern Slavery Arrests In Portsmouth

Police investigating modern slavery in Portsmouth have made four arrests - and tell us three female victims are being looked after.

They searched homes in streets including Beecham Road and Fawcett Road last night.

Two men and two women are being held.


Tributes To Isle Of Wight Crash Dad 

The mum of a man who died in a crash on the Isle of Wight says he'll now miss his four-year-old son growing up.

30-year-old Steven Thurman died when his car came off Military Road near Chale on Friday night.


New Red Funnel Ferry Terminal Approved

Plans have been approved for Red Funnel's new multi-million pound ferry terminal in East Cowes.

The existing terminal will be demolished and rebuilt - the decision follows a three-day appeal.

The ferry firm says it'll reveal full details of the project next month.


Man's Jaw Broken In Southampton

A man's needed surgery for a broken jaw after being punched in the face in Southampton.

The 53-year-old was attacked by a man near the Spitfire Pub in Above Bar, early on Sunday.


British Man Held In Turkey After Taking Coins

A British tourist's being held in Turkey after he reportedly tried to fly home with coins he found, while snorkelling.

Tony Robyns, a dad of five from West Sussex, was stopped at Bodrum airport on Friday.

He was arrested on suspicion of "finding Turkish artefacts without notifying authorities".


PM: Britain Will Take Back Control Of Laws

The Prime Minister's insisting the UK will "take back control" of its laws after Brexit.

The government's been accused of a climbdown, after setting out plans only to end the "direct" jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Critics say the court will still have indirect authority in some disputes.


Princes Criticise Paps Over Diana Death

Princes William and Harry have hit out at the actions of the paparazzi, on the night their mum died 20 years ago.

The Duke of Cambridge says they hounded Princess Diana 'like dogs'.

And Harry's told a documentary photographers were taking pictures following the car crash in Paris instead of helping her.


New Flood Barriers For Winchester

A flood-protection scheme costing a million pounds will be revealed in Winchester city centre later.

Storms in 2001 and also in 2014 left the St Bede's and River Park areas underwater.

A new wall's been built which has barriers that can be slotted in when they're needed.


Tear Gas Fired At Anti-Trump Protest

Tear gas has been fired at anti-Trump protestors in Arizona - where the US President's been speaking.

Donald Trump's criticised what he called the 'very dishonest media' - after he was accused of not condemning a white supremacist rally.


Southampton Getting Big Wheel

A 115 foot high big wheel will open in Southampton next month, which the council says will give 'spectacular views'.

The 'Sky View Observation Wheel' will be near the Bargate from 9 September until 29 October.


Rooney Retires From England Games

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has announced he's retiring from international football.

The striker says manager Gareth Southgate wanted to include him in his next squad - but he's decided to "bow out".


Saints Sign Dutch Defender Hoedt

Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt says he's 'really happy' to sign for Southampton.

He's joined from Lazio for £15 million, giving Saints another option in central defence.

Southampton host Wolves tonight in the League Cup second round.

(Photo: Southampton FC)


New Samsung Phone Announced

After the company scrapped its Galaxy Note 7 because it kept catching fire, Samsung's revealed its new Note 8.

It has dual rear cameras and a bigger screen.


Happy 10th Birthday Hashtag!

It's exactly 10 years since the hashtag was first used on Twitter - with around 125 million of them now being used on the site every day.

It's been revealed the most tweeted about TV show is The Walking Dead, and Star Wars is the most popular movie franchise.


Joker Spin-Off Film Planned

Martin Scorsese's being tipped to co-produce a Batman spin off movie - about the Joker.

It's reported there's gonna be a standalone film, set in Gotham City in the '80s.

It's not thought Jared Leto will play the part in this version.


Taylor Announces New Album

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She's posted on Instagram to say it's going to be called reputation.

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