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Portsmouth to welcome home HMS Queen Elizabeth

Aircraft carrier due to return to the city Credit: ITV Meridian

The aircraft carried HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to return to Portsmouth later this week.

The 65,000-tonne ship has been carrying out sea trials and briefly put into Portland in Dorset.

It's been announced the Queen will be in the Hampshire city next month to formally commission what will be the Royal Navy's biggest and most powerful warship.

The aircraft carrier has been undergoing sea trials Credit: ITV Meridian

Fire in block of flats: 5 people taken to hospital

5 people have been taken to hospital after a fire in a block of flats in Herne Bay.

It broke out on Central Parade around 3 o'clock this morning. One person was treated for burns. and all 5 had suffered from breathing in smoke.

Body recovered from sea off Brighton

Woman's body found in sea off Brighton Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman's body has been found in the sea off Brighton.

A fishing boat spotted it half a mile south of the marina and raised the alarm. A lifeboat and the coastguard helicopter were alerted.

Police are now trying to identify the woman and are treating her death as unexplained at the moment.

Sussex stabbing: Two teenagers arrested

Detectives investigating a stabbing in St Leonards last night have arrested two teenagers on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 16 year old boy was attacked on Old Church Road just before 7 o'clock, He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital - where he's said to be in a critical condition.

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Race to save Brighton's historic Madeira Terrace

Campaigners are stepping up their efforts to help restore a historic section of Brighton seafront.

The Victorian cast iron arches of Madeira Terrace have fallen into disrepair and will cost millions to renovate.

Fundraisers joined a 10 kilometre run to help kick-start the project, while others have organised a raffle, as Malcolm Shaw now reports.

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