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Invite for more kitesurfers to help break world record

Hayling Island will play home to the world record breaking attempt

The team behind an attempt to break the world record for the largest parade of kitesurfers over a one-mile course are appealing for more people to take part at the event on Hayling Island on Sunday 19th June. The record to beat is the South African Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, with a total of 415 kiters, which was set in Cape Town earlier this year.

Kitesurfer in action

The attempt is one of several activities taking part at the kitesurfing festival in Hampshire this weekend. The organisers are hoping to attract as many as 500 kitesurfers to the beach on Hayling Island at noon on Sunday. Here's their video invitation:

The people featuring in the video invite are Dan Charlish, Event Director, Virgin Kitesurfing Armada; Sam Light - British Champion and Triple S Champion; Steph Bridge - five-time Kite World Champion and current European Race titleholder; and Lewis Crathern - the 4 times British Champion.

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Crowds attend Portsmouth Pride show and parade

The event started at the Guildhall in Portsmouth

Victims of the Orlando shooting have been remembered at events across the South. Last night, people on the Isle of Wight held a candlelit vigil and today, at the second annual Portsmouth Pride parade and show crowds gathered to pay their respects.

The interviewees in this report from Richard Jones are: Stephen Coote from Portsmouth Pride; Councillor Robert New, Portsmouth City Council, Conservative; and Linda Webb-Bowman from Fratton Fever, the LGBT Supporters' Club.

Postcard took 83 years to reach its destination

How's this for snail mail? A postcard's been delivered to a house in Bournemouth 83 years after it was posted.

Sally Shorey and her husband Julian found it with the usual delivery of bills and junk mail. The faint postmark says the 6th of August 1933.

Sally's discovered that it was intended for a Mrs Ruby Bunker who lived in the house in the 1930's. It says - Sunday morning will be OK, love from M.

Getting their skates on at Goodwood!

Centerstage Productions Youth Theatre race around Goodwood for charity Credit: ITV

Ever fancied racing around Goodwood race track? This weekend's annual South Coast Roll saw 800 people making their way round the 2.367mile course on skates and scooters.

Among them were 65 members of Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre from Chandler's Ford who raised £2000 towards their summer show - 'Starlight Express'. The skaters and scooters were able to access the course for 5 hours in the bank holiday sunshine.

Motorhome cinema, tape room and woolly fish star in Open Houses art festival

Throughout the month, art lovers - and snoopers alike - have been taking the chance to visit peoples' homes transformed into galleries.

But it's not just two-up-two-downs starring in Brighton's biggest ever Open Houses art trail.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Tasha McDonnell of the Dreamliner Arts Club, Judy Stevens of Artists Open Houses and Kate Jenkins from Kate's Pantry.

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Teen who raised £250k for charity to receive royal gong

Teenager has raised thousands of pounds for charity

A young fundraiser who raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for charity will be presented with his British Empire Medal today.

Thirteen-year-old Jonjo Heuerman from Dartford was included in this year's New Year's Honours. He raised money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The teenager will be presented with his medal by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent at a garden party at Penhurst Place.

The 50th Brighton Festival begins with Children's Parade

Children in costumes have been marching in the parade
A little music from some of the marchers

The 50th Brighton Festival has begun with a large parade through the city's streets. The Children's Parade has seen young people dressed in costumes and with instruments making their mark on a special event.

More than 5,000 children from 80 schools and community organisations have been taking part in the march.

The parade includes performers, floats and costumes
The parade has drawn crowds of spectators
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