A 17-year-old boy has admitted setting fire to the M3 causing a major shutdown which left thousands of motorists stranded for many hoursRead the full story ›
Two soldiers in the special forces have been charged with negligence over the deaths of three reservists during an SAS march in the Brecon Beacons.
Lance Corporal Edward Maher from Winchester and Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, suffered heat exhaustion during the 16 mile SAS exercise on the hottest day of 2013.
Corporal James Dunsby collapsed and died later.
A coroner ruled a catalogue of mistakes had played a part in their deaths.
The Service Prosecution Authority has confirmed a case will now be heard against two men in a military court.
The maximum sentence is two years detention.
Any decision to prosecute any personnel, veteran or serving, is made by the Service Prosecution Authority (SPA), an independent body."
Two horses have been released from an overturned horse box on the A303 in Wiltshire. Both Animal rescue units attended.
Very slow traffic due to accident and all traffic being temporarily held on M3 Northbound between J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South) and J10 A31 (Winchester).
Southern Health has been fined £125,000 for failing to provide safe care and treatment to patients.
The NHS Trust previously pleaded guilty in connection with safety concerns at Melbury Lodge in Winchester - where a patient fell from a rooftop, suffering serious neck injuries. It's the first time the Care Quality Commission has launched a prosecution against a Trust.
A teenager is due in court, accused of arson in relation to incidents on the M3.
The motorway was shut for nearly twelve hours last month, as police investigated a hazardous substance believed to have been thrown from a motorway bridge near Winchester.
The 17 year old also faces charges of blackmail and theft.
Officers investigating an incident on the M3 on Saturday 23 September have arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy from Winchester.
He was charged on 30 September with:
- • Two counts of arson with intent to endanger life in connection with incidents on the M3 on 16 and 23 September
- • Two counts of causing danger to road users in connection with incidents on the M3 on 16 and 23 September
The M3 was closed for eleven hours as police investigated the incident at a footbridge near St Catherine's Hill on the outskirts of Winchester.
The bomb squad was brought in and the area sealed off, as inquiries were made into the nature of material alleged to have been thrown from the bridge shortly before 4am.
The following day police revealed they were not treating the incident as terrorist activity.
Hampshire Police were criticised for not giving adequate information about the incident and for poor traffic management.
But they said public safety was their top priority and had a duty to investigate the matter thoroughly.
The boy has been remanded in police custody to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday 2 October.
The price of homes in some of the South's commuter towns has fallen in the last six months.
A new survey of the top 10 areas where there's been a fall featured Winchester, Woking, Basingstoke and Reading.
The Berkshire town has reportedly seen almost half of property sales reduced.
He killed his wife and then pleaded for her safe return. Mike Gifford-Hull murdered mother-of-two Kirsi at the family home in Winchester. He then appeared on Meridian in a tearful appeal for information. Now, a body language expert has studied Mike Gifford-Hull's reaction for a television documentary. He says Gifford-Hull's behaviour, and in particular the way he was blinking, proves he was guilty. Tom Savvides takes up the story.
The full interview with Body Language Analyst Cliff Lansley can be seen on 'Faking It: Tears of a Crime', Investigation Discovery, 10pm Friday night.
The A34 in Hampshire has reopened southbound between the A303 Bullington and the M3 near Winchester after an earlier lorry fire.
The fire has been extinguished and fire crews have left the scene.