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Man dies after altercation at a house on New Year's Eve

A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man died following an altercation at a house on New Year's Eve.

The victim died following the incident at an address in Langdown Road, Hythe, Southampton.

Hampshire Police were called to the property at 9pm after the man suffered serious injuries in the altercation.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10.20pm.

Another man, also 31, was arrested at an address in Totton, Southampton, at 2.25am this morning and he is currently in custody.



Shopping centre in Hedge End evacuated after gas leak

A Hampshire shopping centre has been evacuated after a gas leak.

Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer in Tollbar Way, Hedge End had to be evacuated as teams from the hazardous materials unit for the fire service tried to find the leak.

The alarm was raised after some shoppers and staff complained of not feeling well.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were not able to confirm what type of gas was involved.

They also added that all people were accounted for.


52 canaries stolen from couple's back garden

Fifty two canaries have been stolen from a couple's back garden aviary.

Police say the elderly owners, of Hammonds Green, Southampton, have been left devastated by the theft, which was discovered on Tuesday morning.

The wife, 76, discovered the loss when she went to find out why she could not hear the birds singing.

The Gloster canaries, many of them bred by the woman's husband, 79, were taken after thieves cut off the padlock of the locked aviary, put the birds into 10 transport cages and removed them from the garden.

All the birds are ringed. The rings are either dark blue, red or black. They are valued at about £1,000.

– Hampshire Police spokeswoman

Pc Sarah Tate, who is investigating the theft, said: "We believe someone in the area must have heard or seen something. Clearly, the thieves had transport, and they must have made several trips from the aviary to a vehicle."


Pictures: Ford factory closure

Staff with Ford van
Staff at the Ford factory has signed inside a van on the factory's last day Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton's Ford factory has finally closed its doors this morning after the production of more than two million transit vans.

Staff worked their last shift and commemorated the closure with markings to a transit van.

Ford factory sign
Sign depicting last van to be made at factory this morning Credit: ITV Meridian
Ford van with markings
Ford van with staff markings Credit: ITV Meridian

Ford leaves Southampton after 60 years

The end of Transit van production at the Ford factory in Swaythling, Southampton ends the car company's 60-year association with the city.

Ford parts have been manufactured at the plant since 1953, while the first Transits were made there soon after the model's introduction in 1965.

A Ford Transit van commemorating Chelsea's 1970 FA Cup final win Credit: Sport and General/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport
A newer Transit model drives to the Southampton plant Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Ford factory closes for good

Barriers have been put in place as Southampton's Ford factory closes for good Credit: ITV Meridian
End of an era at the Ford plant Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton's Ford factory has closed for good today today.

Staff at the Ford Transit plant have worked their last shift

More than 500 staff at the factory were told they were losing their jobs last October.

Lone security guard at the Ford entrance Credit: ITV Meridian

The plant has made more than two millions Transits, which were introduced by Ford in 1965

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