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Tackling food waste and hunger

Two organisations in Southampton are trying to tackle food waste and hunger. A new law in France will see supermarkets donate their surplus food to charity.

Surplus food will be re-distributed to those in need Credit: ITV Meridian

Now, Hampshire based, Scratch - via its Crumbs project - and Fareshare is working with the food and drink industry to redistribute surplus food to those in need.

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Investigation after 15-year-old sexually assaulted

Police are investigating an incident outside the H&M clothes shop in Western Road, Brighton, in which a 15-year-old Worthing girl was sexually assaulted.

The incident occurred at about 3.30pm on Saturday, 16 May, when the victim and her companion, another girl aged 15, were walking along Western Road towards Churchill Square.

A man described as Asian, in his 30s, 5'7"- 5' 8", and of chubby build, approached the girl from behind, grabbed her bottom and made an obscene remark.

He was said to have spoken with an Indian or Pakistani accent.

Anyone who saw the incident or the offender, or who has information about this or similar offences in the area, is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1064 of 16/5. Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.

"The victim has been left very shaken and upset by this incident and is worried it could have happened to others."

– PC Daniel Marshall, of the Worthing Response Investigation Team

'No Dash for Cash' group to stage protest

Members of the 'No dash for cash' group will protest at Didcot Power Station Credit: ITV Meridian

A protest camp is being set up in Oxfordshire as part of a 'global weekend of action'.

Didcot Power Station will see the No Dash for Gas group stage the demonstrating from today until Tuesday.

Police have been told and say they will work towards a peaceful protest with minimal impact on local people.

"Thames Valley Police will be working closely with its partners, including the RWE and those wishing to protest, in order to minimise the impact of the protest on the local communities and fulfil our legal responsibility to facilitate peaceful protest. We respect everyone's right to protest in a way which is non-violent protest against people or property. However, should activity go beyond peaceful, those breaking the law will be dealt with proportionately. Measures are in place to notify local residents and those who might be affected by the protests, and our aim is to ensure that there is minimal disruption caused to them and the wider community of Didcot, and the surrounding areas, while facilitating protest. However, it is highly likely that there will be some disruption to the area. People should remain vigilant and take appropriate measures to secure access to open land."

– Acting Supt Jim O'Ryan, Silver police Commander for the operation
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