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Shipbuilders mark an 'immensely proud moment'

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Staff at BAE in Portsmouth have transferred part of the aircraft carrier onto a barge Credit: ITV Meridian

A milestone has arrived today - as the end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth draws closer.

A large section of the aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales, is being moved onto a large barge ready for its departure for Scotland next week. More than nine hundred workers have lost their jobs, but BAE says most of them are being re-deployed.

Paul Bowsher from BAE Systems, said it was an honour to be involved in the building of the nation's aircraft carriers.

Endangered leopard cub prepares for first steps outside

Marwell Zoo
Amur leopard cub Credit: Marwell Zoo

A critically endangered Amur leopard cub will take her first steps out of her den later. The 12-week-old baby, which is living at Marwell Zoo near Winchester, is thought to be one of only 35 Amur leopards left in the world. Until now she's been kept with her mother Kala.

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86-year-old woman injured after scooter collision

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Bridge Road in Park Gate was closed for about three hours as officers investigated Credit: ITV Meridian

An 86-year-old woman riding a mobility scooter has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car in Hampshire. Her condition is described as serious.

The collision happened at about 10.15am on a pedestrian crossing on Bridge Road, Park Gate. The female driver of the car was described as upset but unhurt.

The road was closed for three hours but has now been re-opened. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

Mobile scooter involved in collision

Bridge Road, Park Gate
Police were called to Bridge Road, Park Gate after a collision between a mobility scooter and a car Credit: ITV Meridian

A mobility scooter was involved in a collision with a car on Bridge Road in Park Gate, Hampshire. Officers were called to the scene near the Co-Op. Motorists should expect delays as officer investigate. More to follow.

"Shocking inequalities" in the number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease

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Figures released on number of deaths from heart disease Credit: ITV news

People in some parts of Britain are four times more likely to die from heart disease than those in other regions, a charity has said. Latest figures uncovered by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show "shocking inequalities" in the number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease, the charity said. The BHF has released a list of the places with the highest and lowest death rates for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Parts of Hampshire and Surrey have the lowest death rates from CVD in under 75s. Across the UK around 100 people under the age of 75 die from CVD every day. In Hart, Hampshire, 34.9 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD. In Winchester, Hampshire, the figure is 43.4 people out of every 100,000. In Mole Valley, Surrey, 44.8 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD. In Waverley, Surrey, that figure is 47.1 people out of every 100,000.

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Wilf Frost meets 'Spoon Bender' Uri Geller: An exclusive report

The son of the late Sir David Frost is following in his father's footsteps to become a television interviewer.

Sir David died in September last year, while on a cruise ship which had set sail from Southampton.

His son, Wilf Frost, has interviewed the X-Factor's David Walliams, the FA Cup Chairman Greg Dyke and, tonight, for ITV Meridian, the '70s 'Spoon Bender' Uri Geller.

The family have long associations with the South. Sir David was born in Tenterden in Kent - and went to Gillingham Grammar School.

The family home was near Romsey, in Hampshire. Sir David lived there with his wife Lady Carina and three sons. Wilf, himself, went to Eton and Oxford.

Wilf's interview with Uri Geller - at his Berkshire home - is followed by a studio sofa chat, with our presenters Sangeeta Bhabra and Phil Hornby, about growing up in a famous family.

Snatch thief escapes with £8,000 Rolex on his wrist

by Sarah Cooper @SarahCooperITV

A £1,000 reward is being offered to help catch a snatch thief who tried on the most expensive watch in a jewellers, before running away with it on his wrist.

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone. The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh. Sarah Cooper speaks to one of the shop workers, Milly Blake, and James Mellor, managing director in training, in her report.

Man tries on most expensive watch and then runs away

by Sarah Cooper @SarahCooperITV

Shocked staff at a jewellers in Eastleigh have been speaking of the moment a man, they thought was a genuine customer, turned and ran - with the shop's most expensive watch around his wrist.

A watch catches the man's eye
A watch catches the man's eye Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone.

He tries the watch out for size
He tries the watch out for size Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

The man runs with the watch on his wrist
The man runs with the watch on his wrist Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The shop is now offering a reward for anyone who can help catch the culprit.

The man narrowly escapes
A narrow escape Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

Men jailed for 14 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine

Paul Neale and Adam St George have been sentenced to ore than 14 years in jail Credit: Hampshire Police

Two men have been sentenced to over 14 years in prison after an investigation into the supply of a class A drug.

Paul Neale, who is 26-years-old and from Sandhurst and 32-year-old Adam St George from Bracknell were found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.

Another man from Bracknell Christopher Evens was sentenced to a two year suspended sentence and fined £8000.

Two other men on the trial were found not guilty.

Speaking after the sentencing, officer in the case Detective Constable Frank Cregan from Hampshire Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said, "The sentences bring what has been a very detailed and challenging investigation to a close.

"In the course of our investigation we have seized £160,000 and just over five kilos of cocaine and amphetamine to the street value of £417,765."

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