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Radio station celebrates ten years of bringing communities together

It has fifty thousand listeners and the presenters speak a myriad of languages.

And this weekend Southampton's first community radio station UNITY 101 marked its 10th anniversary in some style.

During it's decade on the airwaves the radio station has helped the city's diverse communities old and new come together.

The celebrations lasted three days and ITV News Meridian's own Sangeeta Bhabra had the honour of presenting an award to one very special lady.


Would you eat your Christmas tree?

Chances are, your Christmas tree is looking sad and neglected in the back garden waiting to be taken to your local recycling centre this weekend.

But before you send it to be chopped into woodchip and compost there's something else you could do with that forlorn fir.

Yes - You could eat it. Yes, really! Martin Stew will explain.

New Forest authorities join 'Clean for Queen' initiative

Local authorities in the New Forest are supporting the 'Clean for the Queen' initiative this Spring.

The project is aimed at galvanising communities across the country to help tidy their local environments ahead of celebrations to mark Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations later this year.

New Forest District Council, the Forestry Commission and New Forest National Park Authority are all appealing for volunteers to join the campaign.

Firefighters rescue boy, 4, who got finger stuck in toy fire engine

The boy is released from the toy fire engine Credit: Surrey County Council

You couldn't make it up.

Firefighters in Surrey dashed to rescue a boy who got his finger a toy fire engine.

The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crew were called to Woking Community Hospital at 3pm today.

On arrival they saw the four-year-old had got himself into a spot of bother while playing with the toy.

They successfully released the brave boy, who was pleased to see the fire service come to his rescue.


Emotional reunion for lucky pensioner and the paramedic who saved his life

A paramedic from Essex had an emotional reunion with a pensioner on Brighton Pier this morning, even though they don't actually know each other. Exactly one year ago today, 64 year old Brian Smith went into cardiac arrest while he was on the pier with his family. Off duty paramedic Mel Armstrong ran to the rescue and save his life. Andrea Thomas takes up the story.

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