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Cyclist in her 70s left with serious head injuries in Dorset

An elderly cyclist sustained serious injuries in Bridport in Dorset after coming off her bike on a roundabout.

At around 2pm today, Police were called to reports that an elderly woman had sustained serious injuries after coming off her bike on the Crown roundabout on the A35.

The cyclist was a local woman aged in her 70s and she sustained a serious head injury and a fractured pelvis and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance.

Her condition is said to be life threatening.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. It re-opened at 3.20pm.


Donations to exceed £4000 for triathlete found dead

Divers searching for a novice triathlete who disappeared during a swimming race at lakes in Kent have retrieved a body from the water.

Paul Gallihawk, went missing at Leybourne Lakes on Saturday morning. Paul was raising money for medics who cared for his father.

Tonight, donations to his Just Giving webpage are on course to exceed four thousand pounds.

John Ryall reports.

A search was carried out all weekend and a body was found soon after the search resumed this morning.

Museum starts saving to buy 5000 ancient coins

They're worth a small fortune - or even a big one! A museum has started a fundraising campaign to buy a horde of five thousand ancient coins found buried in a field, but the trouble is that as yet no-one really knows their true value - except that it's a lot.

As Kate Bunkall reports, scraping together the cash is not easy if you don't know exactly how much you need.

From The Ashes to sand: cricket match in the Solent

As the minutes ticked by and stumps and bats got a thorough soaking, the water edged closer bringing the light-hearted game to an end Credit: ITV Meridian

Rain didn't stop play when two teams took part in the most bizarre cricket match in the world - in the middle of the sea.

The historic game saw saw dozens of players and spectators travel in an armada of boats to the middle of the Solent - the Brambles sandbank to be precise - and wait for low tide to reveal their temporary pitch.

The annual game between the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Southampton and the Island Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight is an event which can happen just once a year thanks to an exceptionally low tide, causing the sandbar to be exposed.

This year, The Royal Southern Yacht Club was confident they would be victorious as it was "their turn to win," in keeping with a peculiar tradition which ensures that teams take it in turns to be victorious on the sandy pitch.

The game, which dates back to the 1950s, was expected to be watched by over 100 people this year, who will launch their boats into the Solent at around 6pm to enjoy the low tide cricket match at 6.34pm.

The first ever Brambles match was played by inmates from the Isle of Wight's Parkhurst Prison after Prison Officers allowed the criminals a rare trip out from the jail confident in the knowledge that there was nowhere to escape to!

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