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Investigation underway following deaths of two people in Reading

Police investigate unexplained deaths Credit: ITV news

Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a hotel in Reading. The man and woman, believed to be in their 60s were discovered in the Forbury area of the town. Officers described their deaths as "unexplained" and it was not believed anyone else was being sought in connection with the incident. Forensic teams have been at the scene this evening.

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Suspicious fire outside block of flats in Surrey

Police say it's lucky the fire didn't spread Credit: Surrey Police

Police in Surrey are investigating a suspicious fire outside a block of flats in Camberley. It started in a storage cupboard which houses utility meters. It's the second time the property in Weller Drive has been targeted and police want to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious.

PC Hayden Barwick said: “This is the second time in as many months that the property has been targeted and it is lucky that the fire was spotted by an eagle eyed tenant and could be extinguished before spreading. I am appealing for anyone who may have witnesses any unusual activity or anyone acting suspiciously to contact Surrey Police. This is an offence which could cause danger and more widespread damage for residents nearby.”

MND film highlights struggle of cruel disease

For four years, a devoted son has been charting his father's daily determination, to overcome the effects of a devastating disease.

The film footage paints a realistic portrait of family life, and will be shown as part of a TV documentary, next month.

Steve Isaac, from Hampshire, has Motor Neurone Disease - or MND. He and his family say they hope the footage will raise awareness about the condition - and prompt more money for research.

This report from Christine Alsford, begins with the words of Steve's wife Debbie.

Stuck in the mud! Mum and daughter trapped in Lymington

A mother and daughter had a lucky escape after getting stuck in the mud near Lymington River.

Lymington Coastguard, assisted by Hill Head Coastguard and Hampshire Fire and Rescue service, were called to the incident which was reported yesterday at 2.20pm.

The mother went to the aid of her daughter but then both got stuck and the emergency services were called Credit: MCA

The two were stuck in the mud at Tanners Lane beach about 30metres from the shoreline.

Two other members of the family – father and son – were also there but not stuck.

Coastguards arrived on the scene at 2.40pm and, by 3.20pm, the coastguard team had rescued the two. Credit: MCA

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Overcrowding in Kent and Sussex prisons

Three out of four men's prisons are holding more inmates than they were designed for, new figures have revealed.

In many cases this has led to prisons having to 'double-up' or 'treble-up' the numbers of prisoners held in a cell, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Three jails in Kent and Sussex are significantly overcrowded - in Lewes, Maidstone and Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey, while one prison in Canterbury was closed, putting pressure on other jails.

Abigail Bracken has the story.

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