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All the day's news as it happens in the South and South East for Tuesday 15 May.

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Woman's injuries are life-threatening

An 80-year-old woman from Lyndhurst is now in a life-threatening condition in hospital following a collision near the junction of Gosport Lane and High Street, yesterday.

The incident happened at 4.10pm as the woman tried to cross near the junction and was in collision with a red Ford Ka.

She sustained serious injuries, which have since become life threatening. She is in a critical but stable condition at Southampton General Hospital. The driver, a 68-year-old woman from Lyndhurst, was shaken but uninjured.

The junction of Gosport Lane and High Street was closed until 7.34pm while collision investigators examined the scene. Witnesses are asked to contact PC Mike Batten at Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Manorside.

Support to save Remploy

The Government has announced thousands of pounds worth of subsidies for successful bidders wanting to take over Remploy factories. The government-owned company helps disabled people find work, but announced 36 factory closures earlier this year, threatening jobs in Poole and Southampton.

The money would be paid over three years to help cover wages.

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Windsor hosts royals from across the world

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The Queen will host monarchs at Windsor Credit: Official website

The Queen will play host to a special gathering of sovereign monarchs at Windsor Castle this lunchtime to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. The queen of Spain has declined to join the celebration because of the governments' dispute over the sovereignty of Gibraltar.

Police search for vital witnesses

Police are calling for two motorists to come forward after they were involved in a fatal crash in Sussex. It happened on the B2102 at the junction with Warren Lane at 3.30pm this afternoon. It's believed two cars overtook a third car - which then swerved and hit a van.

The man driver later died from his injuries. Both drivers left the scene of the accident and are not being treated as suspects, but police say they're vital witnesses.

Thieves smash cash machine

Thieves have smashed a cash machine in Eynsham, making off with an undisclosed amount of money. Thames Valley Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident during the early hours of this morning at Tesco Express petrol station in Oxford Road. Police believe three people were involved.

Behind the scenes at the museum

Work has been completed on the South East's latest arts project, the £14 million upgrade of the Beaney Institute in Canterbury. The Grade II listed Victorian museum, gallery and library has been closed to the public for three years while a full renovation took place.

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White van road rage

Police in Southampton are appealing for witnesses after a while van repeatedly rammed another car, badly damaging it and leaving two people with minor injuries. It happened on Woolston High Street late on Sunday night. The van then drove off towards Weston.

Stars pay tribute to Donna Summer

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RIP Donna Summer, what a sad day this is turning into

Driver killed on M3 is named

A driver who was killed on M3 yesterday has been named as Anne Bater. The 68 year old from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was driving northbound between junctions 7 and 6 yesterday when her car was involved in a collision.

A 27 year old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He's been bailed until August 30th.

Couple prepare for marathon tandem

Mo Latham and David Eldridge Credit: Diabetes UK

This couple from the Isle of Wight are in training to tandem cycle the length of the UK.

Setting off from their home in Sandown, Mo Latham, 67, and David Eldridge, 56, will bike to Lands End and begin their the gruelling challenge to John O’Groats and back home again.

It's thought the 2,550 mile return journey could take six weeks, cycling eight hours a day.

Mo was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 40 years ago. Sponsor them here.

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