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Police headquarters knocked down for new homes

Former Hampshire Constabulary headquarters is under demolition Credit: ITV News

Demolition work on one of Winchester's tallest buildings has begun.

The former Hampshire Constabulary headquarters in Romsey Road is being torn down to make way for over 200 new homes of which, a portion will be affordable housing.

For more than 50 years the building stood at the top of the highest point in the city.


Royal honour for Sussex astronaut Tim Peake

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Sussex astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has collected his honours from the Queen. The father of two from Westbourne near Chichester has been made a CMG or Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.

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He's been recognised for services to space research and scientific education and is the first person to be named in the honours list while in space. Major Peake spent six months on the international space station - returning to earth in June. He dedicated the award to those who had made his mission possible.

Man jailed for vicious hammer attack on 17 year old girl

James Hemming Credit: ITV news

A man has been jailed for 12 years for attacking a 17-year-old girl with a claw hammer in Portsmouth. 29-year-old James Hemming of Cross Street in Portsea pleaded guilty to wounding with intent after the attack in Shearer Road in April. His teenage victim spent two months in hospital and has been left with long-lasting brain damage.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Liz Williams, said: "Wounding with intent is a serious offence and this sentence highlights the severity of this particular crime, which left the victim hospitalised for a number of weeks. Thankfully this type of horrific, heinous crime is rare and the victim is starting to slowly rebuild her life. This was a particularly challenging, high level investigation. We had up to 80 officers involved and over 1000 hours of CCTV was viewed from over 250 cameras. I am pleased that our hard work and persistence paid off and that we will see James Hemming imprisoned for many years. I hope today’s sentence goes some way to give the victim the closure she needs to put the terrible ordeal behind her and that she feels she has got justice.”

CCTV captured James Hemming Credit: Hampshire Police

Portsmouth District Commander, Supt Will Schofield said: “This was an extremely violent attack against a 17-year-old girl, which shocked the local community. I hope the sentence handed down today reassures them that this type of crime will not be tolerated in Portsmouth. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their help in sharing our appeals and providing information to officers while the investigation was ongoing.”

Rail fares on the up again next year - average 2.3% rise

Another kick in the teeth for passengers - that's how union leaders have described today's announcement that train fares will rise once again. From January the 2nd, prices will go up by an average of two point three percent.

On South West Trains, passengers will have to find an extra £120 to pay for an annual season ticket from Bournemouth to London.

While on Southern, an annual ticket for long-suffering commuters on the Brighton to London line will cost over £80 more in the New Year.

But the government also said today that thousands of Southern passengers are in line for compensation, as John Ryall explains.

Football & horse racing - Mick Channon's son pens a book about his dad's sporting adventures

The former England international footballer Mick Channon is one of a rare breed, having reached the top in two sports.

He is remembered fondly as a player at both Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs, before he switched to horse racing.

However in a new book he's described as grumpy, foul-mouthed and short-tempered. The author of the book should know - it's his own son.

Mike Hall has been to West Ilsley to speak to the Channons.

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