More than 70 new signs are being put up on a notorious stretch of road in the South to try and improve safety.
It is hoped the new signage at Ringwood on the Hampshire Dorset border will help to reduce the number of accidents along the A31 between the Ashley Heath roundabout and Burley.
There have been a number of fatalities on this stretch of road in recent years - including 16-year-old Jade Clark who died after being knocked off her moped in February last year. Here's Martin Dowse's report.
The interviewee is: Councillor Michael Thierry, Ringwood Town Council.
More than 70 new signs are being put up on a notorious stretch of road in Dorset to try and improve safety. 16-year-old Jade Clark died when her moped was involved in a crash on the A31 near Ringwood last February.
The new signs will start going up later to make it easier for drivers to pick the right lanes. The road will be closed overnight and diversions will be in place.
Hampshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue Services were called to a fire on the Blue Haze landfill site near Ringwood early this morning.
The fire involved an area of non-hazardous waste approximately two acres in size and around 35 firefighters have worked to contain the fire and bring it under control. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said that smoke may be visible in the local area but it is not believed to present any threat to health. However, he said members of the public should be aware of the possible effects of smoke.
A woman whose daughter was killed as she rode her moped on a notorious stretch of road in Hampshire has organised a petition calling for the speed limit on that road to be cut.
Sixteen-year-old Jade Clark was just 16 when she died on the A31 at Ringwood on the 24th February 2013. Her mother says if the speed limit had been reduced from 70 to 50 miles per hour between the Burley junction and the Ashley Heath roundabout, then Jade might have survived.
Last year, the government said that only three per cent of the accidents on the road were due to speeding and the limit would not be reduced. Martin Dowse reports.
We have concerns for Suong’s welfare and would appeal to her to contact us to let us know she’s safe. It is believed that she may have tried to travel to London, possibly the Camberwell Green area. Have you seen her or someone matching her description? Or do you know where she is? Please call us with any information.
– Detective Inspector Phil Scrase, Hampshire police
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shirley CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from the Ringwood area. Suong Thi Bui is believed to have left a house in Lawrence Way, Ringwood, between 4am and 10 am on Saturday, October 19. She hasn’t been seen since.
She is a Vietnamese girl who speaks very little English. She is described as about 5ft tall and of a slim build. She may be wearing a beige jumper with pink flowers around the chest area, black leggings or tight blue jeans and black baseball-boot type trainers. She may be carrying a brown handbag.