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Police awaiting complaints over Immigration Street

Hampshire Police have commented on the broadcast of Immigration Street documentary last week.

Having now had the opportunity to view the documentary 'Immigration Street', we have again asked Channel 4 whether the production crew wish to pursue any of the complaints made in the film and whether they will give us their footage which will enable us to fully examine all available evidence.

"We await its response. In the meantime we will be reviewing the programme again, considering any potential offences. We continue to focus on ensuring all members of our community are safeguarded and that no one is left vulnerable as a result of this programme."

– Superintendent James Fulton, Hampshire Police

Controversial documentary is aired on television

A controversial documentary about life in a Southampton community was broadcast last night to much criticism from the residents who campaigned to have it scrapped. The producers of Channel Four's Immigration Street claimed it was a film about the diverse ethnic mix of people who live in and around the city's Derby Road, but some local residents said it was inaccurate.

Satvir Kaur, Derby Road Campaigner gives her reaction to the programme.

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Firefighters to stage 24-hour strike in row over pensions

Firefighters to strik in dispute over pensions

Firefighters across the region will walk out on a 24-hour strike from 7am.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is currently in dispute with the Government over changes to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme and conditions of service.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service says it has robust contingency plans in place.

During any period of industrial action the Service would have fewer resources available and would be prioritising life-threatening incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions where people are trapped. You should still dial 999 in an emergency but you can help by reducing the demand on emergency services, especially during industrial action. The message to residents, businesses, and people travelling in West Sussex during any possible strike action is to take extra care.

– West Sussex Fire and Rescue

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Witness appeal after man knocked off motorcycle

A man was left needing hospital treatment after he was knocked off his motorcycle by a car which failed to stop on Tuesday 17th February.

The incident happened at the Turlin Road and B3068 Blandford Road junction in Poole at about 3.40pm.

Detectives say the driver of a blue Renault vehicle, thought to be a Clio, failed to stop after colliding with the motorcycle, and continued to drive onto Turlin Road.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to about the incident to come forward.

The biker, a man aged 29, from Wimborne was treated for injuries to his hand at Poole Hospital.

“I would like to speak to the person driving the car at the time and anyone who witnessed the incident.

“I would also like to urge anyone who knows of a recently damaged vehicle, matching the description of the blue Renault, to contact me in confidence.”

– Police Constable Paul Mellor, Poole Police

Anyone who can help is asked to telephone Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 17:282

Or - to call Crimestoppers anonymously on their free hotline 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Thousands of workers needed for Thames project

Sewage discharge outlet in London Credit: Thames Tideway Project

A recruitment event is being held in Chatham today to start the search for thousands of workers needed for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The £4.2 billion pound project will update the capital's Victorian sewerage system.

Lee Tunnel will connect with the Thames Tideway Tunnel Credit: Thames Tideway Project

The Kent-based chosen partner of the project is inviting anyone interested in learning more about a career on the river or seaways to attend a series of local events to find out about job roles and to register their interest. Construction starts in 2016.

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