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New £50m car terminal opens in Southampton

Southampton is already the country's busiest port and now it is getting even busier with the opening of a new car terminal.

The £50 million project will allow even more cars built in Oxford and Swindon to be exported around the world.

Richard Slee reports.

Richard spoke to Michael Rye, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Terminals, Alistair Welch, Director of the Port of Southampton and Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Trade Minister.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Southampton sailor pursues dream

The Volvo Ocean Race began today, with men and women racing on the same boat for the first time.

Southampton sailor Jack Bouttell was so determined to pursue his dream, that he moved across the world and left his family.

But his determination paid off and now he's crew on one of the favourite teams to win the Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng racing.

As Sally Simmonds reports from Alicante, Spain.

Sally spoke to Jack Bouttell, Crew, Donfeng Racing.

Did you see a teenager being assaulted in Southampton?

Detectives are investigating after a man was attacked in Southampton.

The victim was walking in an alleyway, which leads to London Road, with his girlfriend and two friends sometime between 1.45-2am on Wednesday when they came across a group of men.

It is alleged that one of the men approached the victim and they became involved in an altercation. It is believed that the victim was kicked and hit by other men from the group at this time.

The 18-year-old victim sustained severe facial injuries and needed stitches inside his mouth and on his cheek.

The main suspect is described as:

  • White
  • Early 20s
  • 5’ 10” tall
  • Stocky build
  • Brown hair, worn in a ‘bun’
  • Facial hair, but not a beard

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44170405057 or alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Southampton launches Black History Month 2017

The launch event featured an afternoon of inspiring talks and entertainment

Imagine your neighbours starting up a petition to have your family moved from the street where you live. Or your young daughter being told she wasn't allowed inside her friend's house. Those were the experiences of some black people when they came to the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

The 13th Black History Month has been launched in Southampton today with the theme 'knowledge empowers'. Organisers say that, while there is less racism today, it still exists and education is a powerful weapon. Kerry Swain reports.

You can find out more about the events during Black History month nationwide online.

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Controversial air pollution billboard hits Southampton

The billboard has a stark message

A controversial billboard which criticises the high levels of pollution in Southampton has been put up on one of the city's roadsides.

Pollution levels have been said to be responsible for one hundred and ten deaths in Southampton every year. The poster was paid for by the Healthy Air Campaign - members want to raise awareness of the threat posed by air pollution. According to NHS figures, pollution costs the city's health service fifty million pounds each year. Andrea Lee from the Healthy Air Campaign told ITV more about their aims.

Appeal for information after teenager raped in late-night attack

Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are investigating reports a woman was raped after leaving a nightclub in Southampton.

The 19-year-old woman left the Jesters nightclub at around 1am on Sunday and was raped shortly afterwards. Officers believe the incident took place in the Bevois Valley area.

They've released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to about the attack, as part of their enquiries. He was captured on CCTV at Jesters.

Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police say it was a busy night out for new students during Fresher’s week and believe someone will recognise the man.

They're asking anyone with information to call 101, quoting reference 44170370038.

TRAVEL: ROAD CLOSURE - Fallen tree - crushed cars - Southampton

Cobden Avenue in Southampton is closed in both directions. There is heavy traffic because of a large tree which has fallen and crushed at least two cars between Midanbury Lane and Cobbett Road. The road could stay closed for much of the day.

Cobden Avenue is set to be closed for much of the day
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