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Man charged in connection with serious assault

Officers have charged a 28 year-old man in connection with a serious assault in Gosport on Sunday.

A 69 year-old man was injured during an incident on the one-way system on Bury Road at around 5:50pm.

The injured man is still being treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for a serious head injury.

28 year-old Duncan Snellgrove of Howe Road has been charged with grievous bodily harm and has been remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court tomorrow.


Future of agriculture in the hands of insects

The future of our agricultural industry could depend on things so small you can hardly see them - the insects that pollinate flowers.

But environmentalists are concerned they are in decline, and that could have serious consequences.

One farmer is trying to reverse the trend by creating the right conditions to restore the natural eco system.

We spoke to Dr Tony Whitbread from Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Temporary school takes shape after Selsey Academy fire

When The Academy in Selsey went up in flames in August, shock was matched with despair in the coastal community.

Hundreds of children in the Sussex town were left with the prospect of not having a school to attend when the term restarted in September.

But even while firefighters were still at the scene, damping down the smouldering debris, school officials pledged it would rise from the ashes.

And this week marks a key milestone in the process, with the arrival of temporary classrooms. Emma Wilkinson reports.


Police cars damaged as dramatic chase ends with arrest

A man has been charged following a road traffic collision in Weymouth.

At around 12.50pm on Monday 26 September 2016, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle on Portland Beach Road. The vehicle did not stop for officers when requested.

The vehicle – a blue Vauxhall Astra – was followed by officers.

Two police cars were also damaged in the incident.

The vehicle was abandoned and a man was arrested a short time later.

Two police officers received minor injuries during the arrest.

The ambulance service attended as a precaution and the female driver of the Mini Cooper was treated for shock.

A 22-year-old Liverpool man has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, failing to stop for police, driving otherwise than in according with a licence, driving without third party insurance and assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty.

He is due to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court today.

Stray dogs at risk of being put down without microchips

Almost 8000 stray dogs have been found in across the ITV Meridian region in the last year. And, worryingly, the Dogs Trust - in Canterbury - says up to 12 healthy pets are put down each day because they're not microchipped and can't be reunited with their rightful owners.

More than 4000 dogs were reunited with their owners in the region. Almost 1000 owners and their dogs were reunited because of the microchip.

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