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Cashing up for good: Another local bank set to close its branch

In a few weeks time the only bank in the village of Hamble in Hampshire will close it's doors. It's the latest casualty as hundreds of branches close every year.

Despite loud protests and lengthy petitions it seems there's nothing local communities can do.

Sally Simmonds has our report.

Our records show a low and falling level of transactions with half our customers using other nearby branches in Hedge End and Park Gate. Everyday transactions like paying in a cheque or cash can also be completed at Hamble Post Office.

– Barclays Bank


Appeal for dog walker who interrupted assault

Eastleigh Police are searching for a man who interrupted an assault and attempted robbery.

A 61-year-old local man was walking his two small dogs along Hamble House gardens at 11.30pm when he was approached by three youths.

One of the youths punched the man between the shoulder blades, knocking him to the ground, before a second youth kicked the man's left shoulder.

A second man with a large dog approached the group and shouted: "What's going on?"

The three youths ran away in different directions.

The victim managed to return home where he collapsed, however his injuries were not serious as he received bruises and grazes to his face and knees.

Police want to speak to the dog walker as he could have vital information about the victim's attackers.