Driver held over fatal ambulance crash

A motorist has been arrested after a paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree in Hampshire.

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River Itchen diverted to protect Winchester

Flood relief workers have been loading sandbags into the River Itchen near Winchester in Hampshire in a bid to stem the rising water.

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Altercation filmed outside MP Mike Hancock's house

ITV News has filmed an altercation outside the home of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, earlier today.

In a statement, a Hampshire police spokesman said: "A reporter received an injury to his nose during the incident.

"Police officers attended and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, and is being taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers today."

Mr Hancock was suspended from the party yesterday following a report on alleged sexual impropriety.

Read: Lib Dems suspend MP Hancock after report into sex claims

Police confirm arrest outside MP Mike Hancock's home

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a television reporter outside the home of MP Mike Hancock, Hampshire police has said.

Police were called at 9.21am following reports of an altercation between members of the media and a man outside the property in Fareham, Hampshire.

The reported altercation took place outside the home of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "Police officers attended and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, and is being taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers today."

Hancock's son involved in altercation with photographer

by - Political Correspondent

Mike Hancock was declining to come out of the family home in Portsmouth this morning to respond to allegations that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable constituent.

His adult son was not so reticent. He got into a fight with one of the waiting photographers, who was left with a bloodied nose.

Mr Hancock Jr has just been taken away by police for questioning.

Dog rescued from 50 metres up a cliff face

A dog has been rescued after he became stuck 50 metres (164 feet) up a cliff face.

Tyler, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was rescued from 50 metres up a cliff face.
Tyler, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was rescued from 50 metres up a cliff face. Credit: Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Chalkpit Road in Portsmouth this morning after receiving a report that three-year-old Tyler, a Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was in trouble.

Animal rescue specialist Busta Brown was able to reach Tyler and used a dog-catching pole around his neck to guide him down to safety.

Tyler appeared to take it all in his stride.
Tyler appeared to take it all in his stride. Credit: Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service

"Tyler was recently rescued by his owners from an animal shelter where he was due to be put down. Tyler had another lucky escape after being rescued from the cliff face," a spokeswoman for the service said.

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Widower 'shall be glad when it's all done and dusted'

A widower said he "shall be glad when it's all done and dusted" after a hotel reimbursed him for his 50th wedding anniversary party following his wife's death.

Eric Clifton booked a party at the Lysses House Hotel in Fareham to celebrate his golden wedding anniversary but the venue initially refused to return a £700 upfront payment when he had to cancel the event.

Colin Mercer, the owner of the hotel, reimbursed Mr Clifton today and agreed to make a donation to a cancer charity.

Nina Nannar reports:

Widower 'will return to hotel' after reimbursement

by Nina Nannar - ITV News Correspondent
The entrance to Lysses House Hotel in Hampshire. Credit: Lysses House/Facebook

Bereaved widower Eric Clifton says he never thought he would ever set foot again in the hotel which refused him a refund on the deposit he paid for his Golden wedding anniversary party, cancelled after his wife died from cancer.

But now after the owner reimbursed him he says he will come back as it's a hotel with many happy memories for him and his late wife. Owner Patrick Mercer says sorry.

Hotel criticised over widower treatment agrees to refund

A hotel that refused to refund a widower who booked an anniversary party despite his wife's death has now agreed to reimburse Eric Clifton.

The Lysses House Hotel in Fareham also agreed to make a donation to a cancer charity nominated by Mr Clifton, who said he was happy the issue had been resolved.

Colin Mercer, the owner of the hotel, told ITV News he was "gutted" the disagreement had got out of hand.

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