Killer loses appeal against conviction

A man serving a life sentence for stabbing a student to death in 2002 had his bid to clear his name rejected by top judges today.

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Record breaking year for tourism in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is celebrating a record breaking year for visitor numbers. Seven million people are expected to have travelled to the seaside resort over the Summer season - with one million over the bank holiday and next week alone. The week will culminate in the four day Bournemouth air festival. The council says it will be investing a further four-million pounds into seafront improvements and new attractions this winter.

Liverpool 2 - 1 victory over Southampton

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Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Credit: PA

A new look Saints team took on some familiar faces at Anfield today. Liverpool took the lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Raheem Sterling. An equaliser by Clyne in the 56th minute was not enough though after a goal from Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time. Final score - Liverpool 2, Southampton 1.

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA
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Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA

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Catch up with the South's Saturday football scores

In the Championship, Brighton travelled to Birmingham looking for their first win, but it wasn't to be. The Seagulls lost 1-0. And Bournemouth look to hold onto the top spot with a 1-0 win at home over Brentford. A 1-0 win also for Reading against Ipswich.

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Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (Left) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Rohan Ince battle for the ball Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

In League One, Crawley beat fellow south side Swindon 1-0 and there was a 2-0 win for Gillingham against Yeovil. And in League Two, Southend United hosted Stevenage - that match ended 2-0. Oxford United return home from Mansfield having lost 2-1 and Portsmouth won 2-1 to newly promoted Cambridge.

Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match.
Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

Hammer attack on motorist in Dorset

A man wielding a hammer attacked a motorist before stealing his car. Witnesses said the victim was in a 4x4 vehicle when he was set upon in Mandale Road, Bournemouth.

He was later seen covered in blood walking towards Draper Road. The attacker fled the scene in the man's 4x4. Police said two men had been arrested but are yet to release further details. Officers appealed for information.

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Man arrested in connection with rape in Bournemouth

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged rape in the Boscombe area of the town – with a man being arrested.

The incident happened at approximately 5:30am on Saturday 2 August 2014 in the grounds of St Clements Church.

The victim, a 33-year-old Bournemouth woman, sustained facial injuries as a result of the incident.

A 22-year-old man from Bedfordshire was arrested on suspicion of rape and is helping officers with their enquiries.

“This incident left the victim very distressed. I am keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a black man, of medium build, approximately 5 foot 4 inches tall, with short black hair and wearing a white woolly jumper, in the area around Southcote Road, St Clements Church and Knole Road between 4am and 6am on Saturday 2 August 2014.”

– Detective Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID

Technician surprised to find nest beneath car bumper

A technician thought he heard an unusual squeaking noise when he was repairing a car in Bournemouth - little did he know it was nesting birds.

Jon Brooks was starting an oil change when he heard chirping and found the nest balancing underneath the car.

He scooped the nest onto cardboard before calling the RSPCA - who came to collect the three birds.

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Three birds took shelter underneath a car in Dorset Credit: RSPCA

Inspector Hammond identified the birds as grey pied wagtails. They were very young nestlings, but had some feathers and were seemingly unscathed, despite having travelled under the car for about five miles to the dealership on Wallisdown Road."

The rescue organisation say that it is common for wagtails to nest in vehicles, having seen them come in on tractors and cars and even a boat.

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