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Spitfire repaired on Isle of Wight flies again

They're described as the aeroplane that won the Battle of Britain but with only 35 spitfires left around the world - one aircraft enthusiast from the South has taking it upon himself to personally add to that tally.

John Romain has spent five years restoring a Spitfire which crashed in 1940. The pilot survived and went on to organise the Great Escape. His plane, which was originally built in Southampton, has been dragged from the mud then repaired on the Isle of Wight and is now flying again.

Next week it goes up for auction and is expected to fetch around £2.5 million pounds. Lauren Hall reports

Police at Reading Station after men seen acting suspiciously

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Reading station on Friday, 3 July, to reports of a group of men acting suspiciously.

“The call came into police at 3.10pm.

“Officers from BTP and colleagues from Thames Valley Police met a London Paddington bound train at Reading station and carried a thorough search of the train.

"No one matching the description in the report was found. Enquiries continue."


Alice's Day celebrated tomorrow

Tomorrow it's exactly 150 years ago that a white rabbit, a Mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice made an appearance in a book that has become a children's classic.

Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll, an Oxford don who was inspired by the city and the people he knew.

Tomorrow thousands of people will be celebrating Alice's Day, and Rachel Hepworth's been down the rabbit hole to see how preparations are going


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