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Classic motorbikes thrill the Fort

Classic motorbikes from the 1920s onwards have been on show today in Sussex.

Newhaven Fort became the stage for around 60 machines brought together by the Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club.

The group, mainly made up of retired enthusiasts, still maintain and ride their bikes around the countryside every Friday. We spoke to bikers George Short and Mick Gant.


Fresh appeal for hit and run driver who left woman dying in street

Police are hunting the driver of a pale coloured Mercedes Vito Credit: Mercedes

Police in Southampton are making fresh appeals to find the driver of a Mercedes Vito, which was involved in a fatal collision with a female pedestrian at 10.50pm last night (April 25) on Tremona Road, Southampton,

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw a white, or pale-coloured, Mercedes Vito being driven in the area around Southampton General Hospital, before or after the incident, between 10.15pm and 11.15pm last night.

Detectives say the woman, who died at the scene and was thought to be in her 20s, was actually 35-years-old.

Next of kin have been informed. Police say they won't be revealing her identity publicly until formal identification procedures are completed.

The incident happened on Tremona Road Credit: Google images

“This was a tragic incident, in which a 35-year-old woman has lost her life.

“We need the public's help in tracing the driver of the Mercedes Vito, who didn’t stop following the collision with the woman pedestrian. Or if you are the driver, I would urge you to come forward.”

– Sgt Darren Ord, Roads Policing Unit

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Relief for boyfriend after missing volunteer found safe in Nepal quake

A man from Brighton whose girlfriend was feared missing in the Himalayan earthquake has spoken of his relief tonight after she made contact with her family.

Tara Bradshaw has been out in Nepal travelling and helping replant a forest.
More than 1,800 people have been killed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck just before mid-day yesterday.

Tara's boyfriend Alex Parry said he only found out she was alive this morning.

Lib Dem PPC suspended by party over nomination claims

Patrick Haveron is being investigated Credit: Liberal Democrats

Meridian Tonight has learned that a Liberal Democrat candidate for the General Election in South West Surrey has been suspended by his party.

Patrick Haveron has been accused of falsifying his nomination papers for the council elections in May.

It's believed police are investigating.

Because nominations have closed, Mr Haveron's name will appear on the ballot paper, even though his party say they no longer want him as their candidate.

Sir Anthony Seldon leaves Wellington for Buckingham

Sir Anthony has been at Wellington for nine years Credit: Wellington College

The distinguished headmaster of Berkshire's Wellington College, Sir Anthony Seldon, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor at the University of Buckingham.

Sir Anthony is a historian and one of the country's most respected education experts.

He'll take over in September.

Sir Anthony will take over in September Credit: University of Buckingham

“We are very pleased indeed at this announcement. Sir Anthony has transformed two large independent schools, Brighton College and Wellington College, and made each of them formidably strong institutions. He is also a distinguished academic in his own right, and pioneer in the fields of contemporary history, political science and positive psychology. We believe he has the mixture of leadership, innovation and academic track record to make the University of Buckingham one of Britain’s leading universities.”

– Lady Keswick, Chancellor

“I am delighted to be taking over at the University of Buckingham, which my father, Arthur Seldon CBE, helped to found 40 years ago. There are many exciting developments already in train at Buckingham, including the new medical school. I am looking forward to building on the excellent work of Professor Terence Kealey, and working with the outstanding staff to make it a truly pioneering academic institution.”

– Sir Anthony Seldon
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