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Vatican takes on the Church of England in Kent cricket match

Sporting opponents often claim to have God on their side - but never has that been so true today as when a cricket match between two Christian faiths began. A team from the Vatican arrived in Kent to take on an Anglican eleven. We sent our reporter Andrea Thomas to speak with both teams before play got underway. She spoke to Reverend Stephen Gray, captain of the Church of England XI and Tony Currer, captain of the Vatican XI.

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Francis Benali describes his 1,000 miles of torture...

Saints legend Francis Benali - who made more than 300 appearances for Southampton Football Club - returned to St Mary's this weekend, at the end of his marathon charity event. His aim - to raise money for Cancer Research - by visiting all 20 Premier League Grounds. He joined Fred and Sangeeta in the studio along with sports therapist Kelly Rutledge

Fundraising campaign underway to save costume collection

An historic costume collection which has been a vital resource for local theatre groups is facing the final curtain. 88 year old Alex Graham has looked after a vast array of theatre costumes for more than half a century.

But her life's work is in jeopardy because of rent owed to the Oxfordshire warehouse where the clothes are stored. Asana Greenstreet reports on the latest act in this 'costume drama'.

Fred and Francis discuss the 1,000-mile challenge

Fred with Francis Benali after today's interview Credit: David Meikle

He's run the equivalent of two marathons a day for three weeks. In all, 1,000 miles. A test of endurance for any sportsman or woman!

Saints legend Francis Benali - who made more than 300 appearances for Southampton Football Club - returned to St Mary's this weekend, at the end of his marathon charity event. His aim - to raise money for Cancer Research - by visiting all 20 Premier League Grounds.

Francis came in to meet Fred and the team after his 1, 000 mile run.

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Former footballer finishes cancer challenge

Francis Benali will finish his 'Big Run' in Southampton today Credit: Francis Benali

Former footballer Francis Benali was greeted by thousands of fans today as he finished his 'Big Run' challenge at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

The former defender is aiming to raise up to £1m for Cancer Research by running to every Premier League football ground - a journey of 1,000 miles in just more than three weeks.

Millionaire lifestyle for Ramsgate retirees

It's the stuff that dreams are made of - a lottery win to change your life just as you're heading into retirement. Well that's exactly what's happened for a couple in Ramsgate who today picked up their cheque for one point five million pounds!

Sally Wells and Jerry Gregory didn't realise they'd won until appeals by the National Lottery to find out who had the winning ticket for the draw last month. David Johns has been to meet them.

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