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Post Office robbed of cash in Hambledon

Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police are investigating a robbery at the Post Office in Hambledon.

They were called early this morning after reports that three men had entered the Post Office in West Street and threatened a member of staff.

Cigarettes, alcohol and a quantity of cash were taken from the shop before the men left the scene. Nobody was injured in the robbery.

The investigation is in its early stages and police are appealing for witnesses.


Residents able to see plans for flood alleviation scheme

Hambledon was severely flooded last winter Credit: ITV Meridian

Residents and businesses who were severely affected by flooding last year are being invited to find out what precautions have been put in place to stop the same happening again.

People in Hambledon will be able to discuss plans on the flood alleviation scheme.

The council will share how they hope to keep the village open for business during the works.

Hambledon braced for more flooding this winter : video

Severe flooding in Hambledon last winter Credit: ITV Meridian

A village that was flooded for 3 months last winter says its bracing itself for another deluge - as ground water levels are rising.

There's already been more rain this year than last and residents in Hambledon say it's not a matter of if they will be flooded again but when.

Kerry Swain has been to speak to residents Neil Mason and Ian Ruthven-Stuart, and Tony Higham from the Flood Action Group

Work started in the summer to lay a one metre wide pipe under the village's main road - at a cost of £3.8m to drain water away.

But the work isn't due to be finished until 2016.


Flooding continues to affect homes in Hambledon

There's growing pressure on the Environment Agency to pay out for crucial flood prevention measures at a village in Hampshire where severe flooding has been a problem for more than 50 years.

Tonight a flood warning remains in place at Hambledon, near Portsmouth, where residents have seen rising waters threatening their homes for over a week.

Today they urged the Government to step in as Richard Jones reports

Emergency workers' jobs under threat in flooded village

When homes, streets and businesses are flooded in Hampshire - they are the ones who are sent to help and clean up by the local authority. Today - the emergency teams who've been deployed for weeks because of the floods have been told - you could be out of a job.

The county council is making millions of pounds in savings - and says, at this stage, it's just a proposal - but with flooding becoming more common is this a budget cut too far? Sally Simmonds has been investigating.

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