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Haslar Bridge in Gosport closed on way out of town

Hampshire Roads Policing Unit say that the Haslar Bridge in Gosport is closed in the direction heading out of town. The inbound route remans open. Southern Electric are working on the problem.

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Taxi driver robbed in Gosport

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver was robbed in Gosport.

The 52-year-old victim drove his vehicle to an address in Tribe Road, at around 1am on Monday to collect a passenger.

A man who used his arms to cover his face, approached the vehicle from an alleyway and opened one of the car’s doors. He jumped into the front of the vehicle and threatened the driver, demanding he hand over cash.

The driver then fled from the vehicle, which he had started to reverse, and ran into Vernon Road, followed by the unknown man.

The driver threw money at the man after which the man ran away in the direction of Whitworth Road.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in Tribe Road or Vernon Road at around this time? Did you see what happened or see a man running away?

Royal Navy 21-gun salute to mark The Queen's birthday

Crowds watching a gun salute in Hampshire

The Royal Navy will mark the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a 21-gun salute at Fort Blockhouse in Gosport today.

The event is one of many taking place at military establishments across the country. At Portsmouth's Naval base, Royal Navy ships will celebrate with flags displayed along their sides.

"The Royal Navy in Portsmouth always celebrates the Queen's birthday in this way, but this year is obviously extra special as it marks such a significant milestone for Her Majesty."

– Commander David Hilton, Naval Base services manager
The 19th century gun which fires salutes at Fort Blockhouse was acquired by the Navy in 1957

Schoolboy, 8, collects 1,000+ tins of food for foodbank

Ronnie, aged 8, has become a 'foodbank hero'

A kind-hearted schoolboy is being praised by charities tonight - for his incredible effort to fill the shelves at his local foodbank.

Eight-year-old Ronnie Hazlie, from Gosport, was so moved after watching a documentary on television that he decided to start his own online campaign. He even asked for tins of food, instead of presents, for his birthday.

Ronnie has since collected more than 11-hundred tins for people in need. Richard Jones has his inspirational story.

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: "I want to know why this happened"

Sarah Young was taking part in the year-long race on the IchorCoal boat Credit: ITV Meridian

A round the world sailor who was swept to her death was not tethered to her yacht, it has emerged.

Sarah Young, 40, was the second crew member to have died on the vessel in the last six months. Andrew Ashman from Kent, died while taking part in the Clipper round the world yacht race last year.

The deaths are the first in the Clipper race in 20 years.

Her death is now being investigated by race organisers.

People tweet their tributes to sailor who died in Clipper Race

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