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Appeal to find missing Hampshire teenagers

Can you help find two teenage boys who've gone missing from Fareham?

Logan Austin Credit: Hampshire Police
Nasser Mian Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police are concerned about the wellbeing of Logan Austin and Nasser Mian, both aged 15, who have been missing from the Fareham area since the early hours of Saturday, March 25.

Logan and Nasser do not have any money or phones with them.

They have connections in Liverpool, Kent and Essex.

£6m of improvements for railways in Fareham area

Six million pounds of work to improve the rail line in Hampshire got underway today at Fareham in Hampshire.

The works mean disruption for thousands of passengers for nine days. However, Network Rail has said it will be worth it, because the changes will make the service better and more reliable. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

The interviewees are Suella Fernandes, the MP for Fareham; and Owen Jones from Network Rail.

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Local politicians visit rail upgrade works at Fareham

Suella Fernandes MP and Cllr Seán Woodward visit rail improvement works at Fareham

£4.6 million pounds is being spent on a major railway track renewal project at Fareham in Hampshire. Network Rail says the work should make a better, more reliable railway system for the area.

Nine sets of points are being replaced, as are the crossings which allow trains to move between lines, 240 metres of track are also being replaced.

The town's railway station is also being upgraded for an additional £1 million investment being jointly invested by Network Rail and Hampshire county Council. Today the Fareham MP, Suella Fernandes - and Hampshire County Councillor Seán Woodward visited the site to see work on the project start.

Passengers are being advised to check on their routes before leaving home. There are replacement buses in place. Check below for changes to timetables.

Portsmouth Harbour to Southampton and Eastleigh

Southampton & Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour

You can also visit South West Trains for more information about the closure and the disruption.

£1 million upgrade to Fareham station underway - train users warned of disruption

The railway tracks have been removed as work starts at Fareham train station

Hundreds of rail engineers will spend the next week replacing nine sets of points and track at Fareham railway station in Hampshire. The station will get a big upgrade costing about £1 million pounds.

For passengers buses are replacing many trains between Southampton and Portsmouth.

MP hopes Percy resignation 'restores public trust' in Southern Health

The MP for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, has been following events at the Southern Health Trust on behalf of her constituents in Hampshire.

The politician raised her concerns about the organisation in the House of Commons earlier this year. ITV Meridian presenter Sangeeta Bhabra asked the MP about her reaction to the resignation of Southern Health's Chief Executive Katrina Percy.

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'I was proud to vote today' Fareham MP on Referendum

Fareham MP encourages others to have their say in Referendum

The MP for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, has cast her vote at the Lockswood Community Centre and Library in Fareham.

“I was proud to vote today in the referendum, and take part in the biggest decision our country has faced in my lifetime. From what I’ve seen, turnout in Fareham appears to be high, which is a great endorsement of our democracy, and of the pledge we made as Conservatives to give the people a say on this vital issue. Whatever the result, we have to respect the wishes of the British people and unite to face the future.”

– Suella Fernandes MP,

Family tribute to motorcyclist killed in mystery crash

Martin Robert Southwell Credit: Hampshire Police

The family of a motorcyclist found unconscious by the side of the road in Fareham have paid tribute to him.

Martin Robert Southwell, 58, from Andover, was found on Newgate Lane, near the entrance of Fort Fareham industrial estate. Paramedics attended but were unable to save him.

Police say it appears Mr Southwell came off of his motorcycle as he left the industrial estate. His Triumph Rocket Roadster motorcycle was found in the middle of the road.

Mr Southwell’s son, Rob Southwell has said: “He will be greatly missed by his family and the local community.”

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to this incident.

Anyone with information should get in contact via 101 quoting 44150331874.

Hampshire school offers help to Syrian refugees

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A school in Hampshire is offering help to refugee families. Boundary Oak School near Fareham is offering offers two free places to Syrian refugees. It comes after the Government announced yesterday that the UK would accept 20,000 refugees from camps surrounding the war torn country.

Headmistress Hazel Kellett, said “If the UK is going accept 20,000 Syrian refugees then we are putting our hands up to help. The boarding school is offering free full boarder places for two children, between the ages of 7 and 13. We are perfectly set to provide a safe haven, food and clothing, in a place where the Syrian children will be well cared for and supported emotionally. Most will have had a devastating journey, many will have been orphaned and we will give them a place to call home. Boundary Oak School is a family community, and given the scale of the Syrian crisis these vulnerable girls and boys need everyone’s support.

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