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Ex-Saints footballer saves children from yacht crashing into ferry

A dramatic scene as the former footballer and others rush to the aid of the family

A former Southampton FC player has been praised for his actions to save a family on a yacht who were about to crash into a chain ferry in Dorset.

James Beattie tweeted to say he 'acted on instinct' when he saw the children before a collision.

Eyewitnesses say the yacht had dropped the anchor which had got caught in the chain of the ferry.

James Beattie helped rescue those on board the 25ft yacht as it was about to sink

Onlookers - from the Poole chain ferry and sailing nearby were quick to praise Mr Beattie for his heroic actions.

Chichester MP says he won't stand for re-election

Mr Tyrie has been an MP for the Sussex city for more than 20 years Credit: Chichester Conservatives

The MP for Chichester has just announced that he will not stand for re-election.

Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie - who is also the Chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee - released a statement saying he had decided to stand down from Parliament.

Statement released by Andrew Tyrie MP

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Widow meets man who caused her husband's death

A woman from Swindon has spoken out about her decision to meet the man who caused the death of her boyfriend.

Gavin Roberts was driving along the A34 near East Ilsley last June when his car was hit by another vehicle which had crossed the central reservation. The driver had been using his mobile phone.

Through a police programme that's puts victims in touch with offenders, Meg Williamson came face-to-face with the driver.

Charlotte Saker reports.

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Four Kent men charged with attempted murder

Kent Police has charged four men from Chatham with attempted murder following a serious assault in December.

Ibrahiem Rahim, 18 and Mohammed Rahim, 21, both of Cobden Road, and Kaylli Stephens, 18, of Herman Terrace were charged in connection with the attack on Friday 9th December 2016.

Krystian Basciuk, 19, of Albany Road was charged on Tuesday 25 April 2017 with the same offence.

They have been bailed to appear at Medway Magistrates Court on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Petrol station thieves leave empty handed after spraying cashier with 'unknown substance'

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery at the Courtesy filling station in Romsey Road, Cadnam.

Two men entered the petrol station’s shop at around 5.30am on Monday 24 April.

One man sprayed the cashier with an unknown substance and was holding what appeared to be a metal bar in his other hand.

Both men entered the office area where the stock and cash machine are located, but nothing was stolen.

The cashier, a 25-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Both men are described as white, aged between 18 and 23.

Hungerford celebrates Tutti Day

During the day tutti men or women, visit local homes and businesses to collect kisses in return for an orange.

They have been trading oranges for kisses in a town in Berkshire today in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years.

Hungerford is one of the last villages in the country that still takes part in Tutti Day. It started 650 years ago when Tutti Men used to collect tax.

At 8 o'clock this morning, as is the same every year, the Town Crier, stands on the balcony of the Town Hall, sounds the Lucas Horn, and summons all commoners to the court with the words:

"Oyez! Oyez! All ye Commoners of the Town and Manor of Hungerford and Liberty of Sanden Fee, are requested to attend your Court House at 9 o'clock this morning on pain of being fined. God Save The Queen, Duke of Lancaster!"

– Town crier

Dorset road closed following house fire

Fire crews tackling the blaze on the road Credit: Melbury Abbas

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a house in Dorset.

The C13 near Shaftesbury has been closed to allow fire engines to get to the house at the top of the hollow.

The fire is ongoing.

The state or cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Crews on the C13 which has been closed Credit: Melbury Abbas
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