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Men United spread health message in pubs

We are often told how important it is to discuss health concerns with a doctor, and now a national cancer charity is encouraging men to do the same with their friends.

Today Prostate Cancer UK begins a new campaign, Keeping Friendships Alive. It wants men to see more of their friends, and talk about their health together.

To spread the message, it's opening a number of pop up pubs. Lauren Hall reports:

Urgent police appeal: did you see Samantha's car?

Did you seen this car in Dorset? Credit: Dorset Police
Police are still appealing to anyone who saw the car with this number plate.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw Samantha Henderson's car, a blue Peugeot 307 estate car, to contact them. A body, believed to be that of Samantha, was discovered in a lake this afternoon.

The vehicle was last seen being driven in the Lake Pier and South Haven Close areas of Hamworthy between Wednesday 21 January and Friday 23 January.

Samantha’s partner Dominic Isom, 27, of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder.


Police thank public for help during search for Samantha

Police have carried out a massive search

Family liaison officers have updated Samantha’s family with today’s development. Clearly, this is a very difficult time for the whole family and they have requested privacy. Her children are being cared for by relatives.

I would like to thank the public for all their help during this investigation and their patience and understanding, in particular the communities in the Corfe Castle and Hamworthy area who have seen a great deal of police activity over the last week.

I am still keen to hear from anyone who saw Samantha’s blue Peugeot 307 estate car with the registration HV04 ZFM being driven in the Lake Pier and South Haven Close areas between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015 to contact me in confidence.

I am urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in this area between the relevant times to get in touch.

– Senior investigating officer Neil Devoto

£100m to be spent on Portsmouth Naval Base

Portsmouth Naval Base Credit: MoD

The government has set out plans to spend £100m on Portsmouth Naval Base.

The money would provide new docking facilities for two new aircraft carriers under construction.

The Chancellor George Osborne says that, as well as providing the navy with cutting edge warships, it would create and maintain jobs within the region's shipbuilding industry.


New library will look after millions of old newspapers

Even these days with websites and social media, our local newspapers are still an important part of our lives. Most of them, after being read from cover to cover, will end up being recycled.

Copies of the newspapers be papers will be kept forever by the British Library. Over the last year millions have been moved from the Library's old outdated building to a brand new one where they can be kept in better conditions. James Webster reports.

Man in court after major blaze at council offices

The blaze at the District Council offices Credit: Ian Negus

A man accused of burning down council offices, a funeral parlour, a luxury thatched cottage and his own home remained mute as he appeared in court.

Andrew Main appeared via video link from HMP Bullingdon, bowing his head and closing his eyes during parts of the brief hearing.

Although an indictment was not put to the 47-year-old, Main was previously charged with four counts of arson in relation to blazes at a thatched cottage in Quakers Corner, Roke Marsh, Roke Marsh Farm, where he lived with his father Raymond; Howard Chadwick Funeral Services in Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford; and the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council offices.

A judge at Oxford Crown Court heard that medical reports will be prepared on Main ahead of a fitness to plead hearing, which was scheduled for 10 April.

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