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Driver dies after crash with fire engine

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A young driver died after a fire engine collided with his car. Hampshire Police say his Ford Puma was struck by a fire engine late on Saturday night in the New Forest.

Both carriageways were closed as emergency services raced to the scene along the A337 near Lyndhurst, Hants. Paramedics tried to rescue the driver, aged in his 20s, but he was unable to be saved and died at the scene.

One fireman was taken to hospital with minor injuries, officers said.

The force was working with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to find out how the two vehicles collided.


Five-figure sum for man who became seriously ill on cruise

A man in his 80s who nearly died after contracting Legionnaires' Disease on a cruise has received an out-of-court five figure settlement from the ship's operators.

A week after the ship sailed from Southampton for the Cape Verdi Islands, Frank Standen - from Tunbride Wells in Kent - had to be airlifted into intensive care.

John Ryall spoke to the Standens and their lawyer Clare Pearson from legal firm Irwin Mitchell.

Concern for man with dementia missing from Portsmouth

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man with dementia, missing from Hampshire.

James David Barrett, 66, known as David, was last seen on Friday 7 August.

James David Barrett

He is also diabetic and takes medication daily, which he does not have with him.

Police are searching the Portsmouth area and Portsdown Hill, which he is known to visit.

He is described as white, slim, with short, grey hair.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101, quoting the number 44150273357.

Three suspected illegal migrants seized at port

Customs seize three suspected illegal immigrants at Southampton Docks

A security lockdown was imposed at Southampton Docks this morning when three suspected illegal migrants tried to enter the port. They arrived on one of the ships overnight and were found in the container terminal. The three people were seized by customs - but the operation meant long delays for lorry drivers trying to access the port.

The firm which runs the port issued the following statement:

Overnight on the 11th August 2015 three intruders were apprehending on site at DP World Southampton.

Terminal operations were suspending for a period of time whilst a complete site sweep was undertaken in conjunction with the Police.

All three intruders were arrested and the police are dealing with this matter further.

Terminal operations resumed at 07.00 this morning.

– DP World Southampton


Cost-cutting plans see libraries at risk of closure

Five libraries in Southampton are under threat of closure as the city council looks to save money.

Burgess Road, Cobbett Road, Millbrook, Thornhill and Weston libraries will be axed unless volunteers come forward to run them as 'community-led initiatives'.

Cobbett Road Library, one of the five threatened with closure

The decision as to whether the proposals will be accepted will be made next week on 18 August.

The council says it is part of wider plans to improve library services and ensure the majority of people in the city will be less than two miles away from a library.

They say if plans go ahead, resident who use the five libraries will still be able to access online services.

The recommendations follow a 14-week public consultation.

Nationally, library services have changed over recent years and we will decide where the future of ours lies next week.

The consultation showed that Southampton can have an efficient library service if we implement the preferred option.

– Cllr Satvir Kaur, Southampton City Council

TRAVEL: 5 vehicle accident closes M23

Five cars have been involved in a serious accident on the M23 London bound in West Sussex. The road is closed between junction 10 A2011/ A264 (Crawley) and M25 junction 7, congestion is to junction 11 A23 (Pease Pottage).

The accident happened at 12:05 this afternoon, two miles after junction 9. The carriageway is now fully closed back from junction 10, and is likely to remain closed until late afternoon for investigation work and recovery.

Trapped traffic is being release in one lane

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