An inquest will resume later into the death of a man who got caught up in a severe snow storm during a trip to Greenland.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Naomi House Children's Hospice in Hampshire today.
Ten million pounds is being spent by Hampshire County Council to create much needed primary school places in Winchester.
A Hampshire woman has been imprisoned for six years for blackmailing an animal testing company through explosive devices and desecration of graves.
Debbie Vincent, a former soldier who underwent a sex change, was found guilty of being involved in a conspiracy against Cambridge-based animal testing company.
The blackmail was launched by the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty group against Cambridge-based Huntingdon Life Services.
Michael Bowes QC, prosecuting, told the jury during her trial that the protests targeted HLS, by accusing staff of being paedophiles, sending hoax bombs and damaging people's homes and cars.
– Judge Keith Cutler, Winchester Crown Court
It is difficult for a judge to calculate the repugnance felt by society to such appalling acts. Nothing at all could justify such attacks. You express no shred of remorse or condemnation for the incidents of extreme terror and desecration which have been caused. There is not an inkling of understanding the distress those actions must have caused. You could not care less for the pain, distress and loss the conspiracy was causing others."
Four men have been jailed for a total of 15 and a half years after pleading guilty at Winchester Crown Court.
The men were sentenced for conspiracy to burgle after a series of cigarette breaks in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire.
Luke Oliver, 31, from West Drayton was sentenced for five years;
Jason Noakes, 33, from Slough was sentenced for five years;
Kirk Morgans, 31, from Slough was sentenced to three and a half years;
Michael Green, 23, from Slough was sentenced to two years.
– Constable Robert Muir, from Aldershot CID
These men travelled around South East England committing high value burglaries at convenience stores and garages causing disruption to local businesses. During the investigation we executed a number of warrants, trawled hours of CCTV, collaborated with other forces and made use of forensic technology in order to help us solve the case and bring these men to justice.”
CCTV images have been released of two people in connection with a theft at a Winchester hotel.
The man has not yet been identified and police have released two images to identify the two men.
On Wednesday 22nd January between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, a driving licence and a debit card belonging to a guest were stolen from a hotel room.
The victim received a call the following morning from a person falsely claiming to be from his bank and saying there had been suspicious activity on his card.
His PIN was not disclosed but the card was still successfully used in Birmingham to withdraw £7000 from the victim's bank account.
Following the sentencing of their son's killer, Joseph Starzacher's family have release a statement paying tribute to a "lovely young man in the prime of his life".
Joseph was punched unconscious in Salisbury City Centre in 2007 and later died from Pneumonia in 2010 because of immobility problems relating to the attack in 2007.
His family said:
"To see Joseph’s life taken away in such an act of unprovoked, mindless violence has had a devastating and heartbreaking affect on all those who knew him.
We have had to endure seeing Joseph locked in his body unable to communicate for three years watching his deterioration that eventually led to his death in 2010.
This has been deeply distressing for us all but especially for his daughter Megan who was the apple of his eye.
Despite going through two trials and two appeal processes we can now begin the process of moving on from this horrific ordeal knowing that Adam Cross, the person responsible for our grief, has been found guilty of murder."
A man from Salisbury has been found guilty of murder, after viciously attacking a man in Salisbury City Centre in 2007.
Adam Cross, who is 35, was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 14 years, for the murder of Joseph Starzacher.
Joseph was attacked by Adam on Sunday 29th July in 2007 on a night out with his friends.
He was kicked so hard in the head that he lost consciousness.
He underwent emergency surgery and Cross was convicted with grievous bodily harm in 2008.
Joseph was left in a 'Persistent Vegetative State' and caught Pneumonia in August 2010 because of his immobility and died.
Medical experts concluded that Joseph’s death was linked to the head injury he received that day.
– DS Pete Ritson, Wiltshire Police
Cross was serving the initial sentence for Grievous bodily harm with Intent but following Joseph’s death it is right and proper that he was put before the courts to stand trial for his murder. This case is a stark reminder of the serious consequences of violence. Joseph lost his life and his young daughter lost her Dad because of the actions of Adam Cross."
Police are investigating a burglary in Wales Street, Winchester between February 20 and February 27 where various items were stolen including 3 medals belonging to a World War Two veteran.
The stolen medals were The 1939 - 1945 Star, The African Star and The Italian Star. They were accompanied with paperwork. These medals hold sentimental value and any information is sought that may lead to their return and the identity of the offenders.
Police have issued an efit following an assault in Winchester. The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Saturday, February 16 on Airlei Road.
The victim, a 22-year-old man from Staines-upon-Thames, was walking home after a night out with two female friends when an unknown man began to follow them from Sparkford Road.When they reached Airlei Road the suspect assaulted the victim by punching and kicking him.
The victim suffered a broken jaw as a result of the assault and required surgery.
Drainage improvement work will start on the A33 Winchester Bypass on Monday.
The work will be taking place on the A33 between the B3047 near Kings Worthy and the A34 and will involve full overnight closures of the road.
– Guy Watts, Highways Agency Project Sponsor
The work on the A33 between the B3047 near Kings Worthy and the A34 will involve the clearance of nearby vegetation and the installation of new filter drains which will reduce the likelihood of flooding and improve safety during heavy rainfall. We have planned the work carefully to minimise disruption and that is why we will only be closing the road overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest. During the closures, there will be a clearly signed diversion route so that drivers can continue their journeys with minimum inconvenience.”
Overnight work will begin on Monday for three weeks, Monday to Friday only, between 10pm and 6am. For vehicles under 5m high, a fully signed diversion route will be in place via the B3047, through Winchester town centre to the M3 junction 9 roundabout.
Vehicles higher than 5m will be diverted east along the B3047 towards Alresford, on the A31 to the A272 Spitfire Link to access the M3 Junction 9 roundabout.
A large 206,000m2 artificial pond is being created to contain flood waters and help Winchester cope with the exceptional quantities of water flowing down the River Itchen into the city.
60 one-tonne sandbags are being used to create the large retaining pond and to divert flood water from the river into this new storage area.
This engineering feat between the M3 and Easton works by storing flood water which will help reduce river levels and slow down the flow of water.
– Mike O’Neil of the Environment Agency
More rainfall is expected and groundwater is expected to continue rising for the foreseeable few days. Groundwater levels are currently higher than they were in the 2000/2001 event – and rising.”
The Environment Agency will be monitoring levels closely to ensure there is no increased flood risk to residents in the Easton area.
Cranes were used to place huge sandbags weighing one tonne each into the River Itchen through Winchester tonight, to restrict its flow and slow the water. It's the second phase of an operation to prevent the city from flooding.