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Fraudsters target elderly to steal bank cards

The fraudsters contact pensioners by telephone Credit: ITV

Fraudsters in Southampton are targeting elderly people by arriving at their homes to collect bank cards.

One pensioner was told by a man on the phone that her account had been compromised and her cards would be collected.

He said a courier would arrive to collect the cards. The woman realised something was wrong and cancelled the cards shortly after handing them over.

Boost for businesses in Winchester

Business property prices are rising in Winchester Credit: ITV

Business property prices in Winchester rose significantly during 2014. A specialist firm of property consultants says prices rose by more than 10 per cent.

The consultants said there had been a dramatic rise in prices across a range of sectors.

The increase in confidence in Winchester has been boosted by the improvement in the country's economy.

Bournemouth top of Championship after victory over Watford

Yann Kermorgant scored from the penalty spot Credit: PA

Bournemouth took advantage of a Watford red card in the first minute to move three points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

With their promotion rivals not playing until Saturday afternoon the Cherries had a huge chance to put pressure on the chasing pack and they were given a helping hand en route to a comfortable 2-0 win when Gabriele Angella's first action of the evening saw the defender sent off.

The recalled Yann Kermorgant got Bournemouth up and running from the penalty spot after Callum Wilson, whose pace caused the early dismissal, proved too quick for Craig Cathcart.

Once Matt Ritchie scored for the second successive home game from a narrow angle Bournemouth could relax and they were only denied a more emphatic victory by overworked Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

The Hornets made the trip on a real high after Saturday's emphatic 7-2 thumping of Blackpool but their vocal 1,391 travelling supporters knew they were in for a long night once they saw Angella sent off for his challenge.

Angella's first touch saw him haul down Wilson after 26 seconds as the former Coventry man skipped past him - and referee Lee Probert was quick to hand the centre-back the earliest of early baths.

Eddie Howe's men predictably took control of possession and carved out a few promising openings with Kermorgant, Marc Pugh and Ritchie all having efforts at Gomes' goal.

Despite having just 30 per cent of the half's possession Ikechi Anya did have the Cherries backline breathing a little quicker with a low drilled effort across across goal in the eighth minute.

With Watford a man light at the back Bournemouth's full-backs were pinning the yellow shirts in their own half and it was no surprise that Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels created two fantastic openings for Kermorgant.

First overlapping right-back Francis raced to the byline before clipping in a cross which the former Charlton man could only direct wide. Kermorgant came even closer in the 25th minute when he controlled left-back Daniels' low cross before thumping an effort off the Watford crossbar.

It was, however, the movement of strike partner Wilson that presented Kermorgant with the game's opening goal in the 35th minute. The 33-year-old made no mistake from the spot after Cathcart had fouled Wilson after being turned inside the box.

Gomes was then called into action to deny Francis before watching Ritchie's low drive fizz wide of his left-hand post shortly after the breqak.

And the former Tottenham shotstopper could do little about Bournemouth's 57th-minute second. Having been fed by Kermorgant, Ritchie squeezed a low right-footed drive across goal and into the bottom corner for his eighth of the campaign.

It was deja vu for Watford who had found themselves 2-0 down at this stage last weekend but there were few signs of another seven-goal haul.

Instead they were facing a Bournemouth onslaught, especially down their left-hand side. First Ritchie and Francis linked up before the latter warmed the gloves of Gomes at his near post before the keeper pushed Pugh's header around the same post after a Ritchie delivery found his fellow winger.

Wilson really should have added a third but shot straight at Gomes after winning the ball inside the box.

And after denying Ritchie after another flowing move the Brazilian keeper pulled off his best save of the night with three minutes remaining to keep out Pugh's right-footed drive.

Body, found in lake, believed to be missing Samantha

Police searching for the missing mother of four, Samantha Henderson, have discovered a body in a lake. They say they believe it is the 25-year-old, and her family have been informed.

Samantha went missing nine days ago from Corfe Castle in Dorset, where she lived. An intensive search has been going on ever since.

Officers revealed that the body was found in the lake at Ham Common in Hamworthy at lunchtime today. Richard Jones reports from the scene.


Faster service promised for commuters

A high-speed Javelin train travelled along the East Sussex coast for the first time today - in what's being billed as a 'transformational' moment for transport and regeneration.

The arrival of the train was a PR stunt. But the Government - and Network Rail - say it underlines an 'absolute commitment' to extending HS1 from Ashford in Kent to Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill. Derek Johnson reports.

Salisbury Cathedral is now a glorious sight

It's slender spire towers 444 feet into the sky. For centuries Salisbury Cathedral has been a landmark for miles around - captured on canvas by Constable and photographed by millions of tourists.

But in recent years no one has been able to get a perfect shot of the ancient structure - it's been partially obscured by a web of scaffolding while essential restoration work has been carried out.

Most of the work has been finished, the scaffolding removed and, as Richard Slee reports, Salisbury Cathedral can now been seen in its full glory.

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