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Breath tests advised after Navy nuclear sub shooting

HMS Astute docked in Southampton Credit: ITV Meridian

A coroner has said he would recommend that random breath testing for Royal Navy personnel be implemented following the shooting dead of an officer by a drunk naval rating on a nuclear-powered submarine.

Southampton coroner Keith Wiseman told the end of the inquest into the death of Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux that he would write to the Navy with 18 areas it should look at.

Lt Cdr Molyneux was shot dead by Able Seaman Ryan Donovan, who was at least three times the drink-drive limit and on guard duty on HMS Astute in April 2011.

Two people held by stabbing investigation police

Two people have been arrested after a man was found with suspected stab wounds at a Sainsbury's supermarket.

A 26-year-old man was discovered with two wounds to his shoulder in Lordshill in Southampton just after 6.30am this morning.

The victim, who has not been named but is from Southampton, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are serious but not life-threatening.

Hampshire Police said that they think the alleged assault happened at a property in Saturn Close early this morning.

A 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, both locals, were held in the same road just after 7.30am on suspicion of causing GBH with intent.

Forensic examinations were being conducted at the scene and CCTV footage was being looked at.

The spot has been sealed off to preserve potential evidence.

Fiona Phillips blasts former school as she returns to open its replacement

Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips surprised an audience with a speech at her former secondary school by saying her time there "crushed her aspirations".

TV presenter Fiona Phillips. Credit: Press Association

The 51-year-old bitterly accused Millbrook Community School in Southampton of rubbishing her dreams of becoming a doctor, asking her 'if she had thought about hairdressing' instead. She added that she left the school with one O-level in English language and most of her education came from home.

Ms Phillips was speaking as the school was re-opened as an academy but those at the school at the same time accused her of 'dramatic licence,' saying it 'wasn't nearly as bad as she painted it.'

The TV presenter later tweeted that when she attended the school it was failing but described its replacement as 'inspiring'.


Council to form taskforce to support Ford's 500 jobless

The leader of Southampton City Council, Richard Williams, gave this statement in response to the decision to close the Ford Transit Van factory in the city:

This is the news we feared and it's a very bad day for the city. It certainly doesn't feel as if we are coming out of recession here in Southampton.

Now that we know the plant is to close next summer, we have to act quickly to support the 500 workers affected and alleviate the knock-on effect of such a blow to local industry.

The city council will be forming a taskforce along with trade unions, Jobcentre Plus and local MPs to help find new employment for the affected staff.

He added that it was important to protect the "strategically well-placed site" of the factory for "manufacturing and engineering" operations.

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