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Football kits needed for Romanian orphan team

A father from Dorset is asking people to donate their old football boots to help orphans in Romania.

Jeremy Harfield from Charminster went to volunteer in Oradea on a church mission and found a local youth team made up mostly of orphans. They don't have any government funding, so rely on donations and are in desperate need of supplies.

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Body found trapped between rock groynes

A body has been found trapped in the rock groynes at Beach Green in Lancing.

Police say due to the high tide and its position, emergency services have been unable to remove it.

The body has been secured and emergency services will attempt to recover it this afternoon.

The body has not been identified. However police are not treating it as suspicious.

The coroner's officer has been notified.


Hunt for three men following fatal hit and run

Police are looking for three men in connection with a hit and run in Kent.

Kent Police was called just after midnight this morning to a report of a crash involving a green Ford Explorer and a blue Ford KA, on Ash Road at the junction with North Ash Road in New Ash Green.

The driver of the KA, a 56-year-old man from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was reported that three men who had been travelling in the Explorer left the scene and officers are currently carrying out enquiries in order to locate them.

"We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or the movements of either vehicle in the moments leading up to it. I would also urge anyone who knows the identities or whereabouts of the Ford Explorer passengers to contact us urgently."

– Sergeant Chris Wade of the serious collision investigation unit

Bestival and Isle of Wight Festival awards success

Bestival has been named as Best Major Festival in 2015 Credit: ITV Meridian

The Isle of Wight is well-known for its festivals, but now it's been officially recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Bestival has been named as best major festival at this year's UK Festival awards.

The Isle of Wight Festival has picked up Best Headliner and Best Family Festival accolades.

The Isle of Wight Festival has been named Best Headliner and Best Family Festival Credit: ITV Meridian

"Oh crikey, Bestival HQ is in a psychedelic hangover fug today as news sinks in of our win last night at the Festival Awards. To win Best Major Festival in 2015 is testament to our incredibly faithful Bestivalites who come back year in year out, but also the likes of Missy, the Chems and Duran Duran for lighting up the skies, and mostly our tirelessly devoted staff and crew who make it all come together. This awards for all you guys…my mantelpiece is full already!"

– Rob da Bank, co-founder of Bestival

Operations could be cancelled during strikes by doctors

Patients at Southampton General Hospital could have their operation cancelled during strikes Credit: ITV Meridian

Patients in Hampshire could have their operations cancelled - if strikes by junior doctors go ahead.

Southampton General Hospital and The Royal County Hospital in Winchester are among those affected.

It follows a ballot last week where junior doctors across England voted to strike during three days in December.

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust trust responsible for both hospitals says it's working to minimise disruption to patients.

Patients at Royal Hampshire County Hospital could have their operation cancelled during strikes Credit: ITV Meridian

"Since the announcement (of strike action), human resources and senior clinical staff across University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have been working alongside junior doctor representatives and the BMA to develop plans to minimise disruption to patients.

"To ensure our hospitals run as safely and as effectively as possible during the periods of strike action, we expect to cancel some outpatient clinics and non-urgent theatre lists to reallocate clinical staff in other areas.

"Any patients who will be affected if strike action goes ahead will be contacted via telephone and letter beforehand.

"The letter will state that their appointment has been cancelled and will be rescheduled but, if strike action does not go ahead, they should attend their appointment as planned.

"Patients whose appointments will not be affected will not hear from us and should plan to attend hospital as normal."

– Dr Caroline Marshall Chief operating officer University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

"Our priority will be the safety of everyone in our care and ensuring we continue to see urgent and emergency patients who need our help on the strike days.

"Patients should continue to attend the hospital as normal unless they have been contacted by the hospital to make alternative arrangements."

– Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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