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RAF flypast marks Number 99 Squadron's centenary

A flypast was held to mark the centenary

Veterans and serving members of 99 Squadron of the Royal Air Force have been at RAF Brize Norton today to celebrate 100 years since the unit was created. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, joined them for the event which included a flypast.

The squadron flew several missions during the First World War. More recently it has been delivering food, water and shelter to people living in the British Virgin Islands who were hit by Hurricane Irma. Penny Silvester was there for the celebrations.

Southampton launches Black History Month 2017

The launch event featured an afternoon of inspiring talks and entertainment

Imagine your neighbours starting up a petition to have your family moved from the street where you live. Or your young daughter being told she wasn't allowed inside her friend's house. Those were the experiences of some black people when they came to the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

The 13th Black History Month has been launched in Southampton today with the theme 'knowledge empowers'. Organisers say that, while there is less racism today, it still exists and education is a powerful weapon. Kerry Swain reports.

You can find out more about the events during Black History month nationwide online.

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A royal nod to 100 years of number 99 Squadron

A flypast marked the centenary celebrations

Today marks one hundred years of number 99 Squadron - with celebrations taking place at RAF Brize Norton in Carterton. The centenary was marked with a flypast. Princess Anne, has been meeting those at the base.

Wing Commander Mark Holland told us more about what the squadron has been doing in recent years.

Muster at RAF Brize Norton ahead of Royal visit

The Princess Royal is due to attend centenary celebrations

The members of Number 99 Squadron are celebrating their centenary at RAF Brize Norton. Princess Anne is a guest of honour.

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Queen's Award for charity for people with disabilities

A Sussex charity which helps disabled people live life to the full has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The organisers of 'Possability People'were given their award by the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. The honour recognises outstanding work done in our local communities.

Geraldine Desmoulins, the Chief Officer of Possability People; and Jon Hastie the organisation's Chair of Trustees.

Hundreds attend Portsmouth Pride parade

Portsmouth Pride parade takes place through Southsea

Hundreds of people have attended the Portsmouth Pride rally in Southsea today. This is the third time that the event has come to the city. It has been organised by a committee of local volunteers who say the event is not just for the LGBTQ plus community, but a chance for everybody to get together in a celebration of unity in a safe space. Sally Simmonds sent this report from the seafront in Portsmouth.

Lydden Hill celebrates fifty years of Rallycross

More than 10,000 motor racing fans have descended on Kent to help celebrate fifty years since the birth of the sport of Rallycross.

It was first launched in 1967 - on the racing track at Lydden Hill near Dover.

Competing today were the very fast supercars - as well as cars from 50 years ago.

Abigail Bracken's report includes interviews with four times British Rallycross champion, Pat Doran; Nathan Heathcote of LD Motorsports; and Darren Scott of Pirtek Motorsports.

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