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44 marathons in 44 countries in 44 days

This Pride of Britain nominee has pushed himself to the very limit - by running 44 marathons, in 44 countries in 44 consecutive days.

It's because Pete Thompson from Bournemouth wanted to raise money and awareness, as he feels mental illness remains a stigma.

He filmed his amazing journey and wrote a poem about the issue - to spread the word across Europe. Andrew Pate went to meet him.

Prison officers in hospital after disturbance

Three prison officers have been taken to hospital Credit: ITV

Three prison officers have been taken to hospital after an outbreak of violence at Lewes Prison. The Prison Officers' Association says 30 prisoners refused to return to their cells after exercise, and officers had to draw batons to restore order. They say 12 inmates who were involved in the incident have been moved to other jails. The Ministry of Justice is investigating.



Intruder attacked teenager with baseball bat

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

On Sunday 15 October 2017, between 11pm and midnight, an unknown man attended an address asking for a specific person in Talbot Road in the Winton area of town.

While inside the property, the offender assaulted a 19-year-old local man with a baseball bat before attempting to tie him up with cable ties. He stole a number of items from the property including a laptop, phone and watches.

The victim sustained a head injury which is not believed to be serious, but he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late 20s with light-coloured short hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a green and white windbreaker jacket and carrying a small dark-coloured shoulder bag.

Girl, 16, sexually assaulted in Banbury

A 16-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in Banbury.

The victim was walking in Woodgreen Avenue near to The Admiral Holland pub at about 3.45pm on Monday 9 October.

She was with two boys who were known to her, one of whom then touched her inappropriately.

Investigating officer, PC Robin Gates based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the sexual assault or the victim walking with two boys in Woodgreen Avenue to please come forward. Due to the time of the incident there would have been a large number of pedestrians and cars in the area.

The offender is described as a white boy, around 5ft 7ins with brown spiky hair.

Miniature book created for royal dolls' house is published

Credit: The Royal Collection Trust

A tiny postage stamp size book created for a royal dolls' house in Windsor Castle has been published for the first time.

The 39 x 10mm book contains the 1,100-word story 'A Note of Explanation' by author and poet Vita Sackville-West.

It was one of 200 volumes produced in 1922 for display in the miniature library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House but has never been published.

A hardback publication of the same book went on sale on Monday.

Anti-slavery day marked across the south

Police forces across the south are trying to raise awareness of modern slavery surrounding us.

To mark Anti-Slavery Day, a series of events are being held - aimed at highlighting crimes like human trafficking, sexual abuse and workplace exploitation committed against society's most vulnerable.

Slavery related crimes are on the increase, and campaigners are calling for tougher sentences for those responsible and for us all to recognise the signs of modern slavery within in our communities.

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