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Remembering Horatio - the teenager, killed by polar bear

It was supposed to be an adventure holiday - an expedition to the Arctic Circle. But, it ended in tragedy when Horatio Chapple was killed by a polar bear.

But from his death, a powerful legacy has emerged, as his family launched a charity to create beautiful healing gardens at spinal injury units. The first, at Salisbury District Hospital, has been a great success - and today, plans were unveiled for another.

Horatio's mother, Olivia, has been speaking exclusively to Rachel Hepworth about her extraordinary son.


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European nurses arrive in England to fill staff shortages

Many of our hospitals are struggling to recruit nurses so some health trusts have resorted to going abroad to get staff. Around one thousand nursing roles are available at hospitals across the south east. Dozens of Spanish and Greek nurses have just started new jobs at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham. But managers say they need to fill three hundred more posts. Tom Savvides reports.

Eurotunnel boss: ''Britain should stay in the EU''

Eurotunnel's chairman and chief executive thinks Britain must remain part of the European Union when it votes in the Referendum - due this June.

Jacques Gounon was in Kent at the opening of a new freight check-in facility at Folkestone designed to get more lorries through the tunnel and take more traffic off the motorway.

The aim is to increase traffic flow through the Kent terminal by 300 vehicles per hour. This is part of the Terminal 2015 project, which includes expanding terminal capacity in Folkestone and Coquelles and putting three new freight shuttles into service.

Five new access lanes will bring traffic off the M20 at junction 11A.

We speak to Mr Gounon and to Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone & Hythe.

Manhunt in Dorset for convicted child sex offender

Police are searching for David Chadwick Credit: Dorset Police

Police, searching for a convicted sex offender, believe he is in the Dorset area. The public have been warned not to approach him and dial 999. David Chadwick, 58 and from Weymouth, was recently released from prison, having been convicted of sexual offences against children in 2013. After breaching his licence conditions he is now wanted by police.


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Harris to be charged with seven indecent assault counts

Entertainer Rolf Harris will be charged with seven counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

The CPS said the alleged offences date from 1971 to 2004 and relate to seven complainants, who were aged between 12 and 27 at the time of the alleged offending.

The veteran Australian entertainer will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court next month. Credit: PA Archive

A spokesperson confirmed Harris is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 17 March.

We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Rolf Harris.

Having completed our review in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault.

– CPS spokesperson
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