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Dartford footballer recovers after cardiac arrest

Teenage footballer is back on the pitch

A month ago today, a promising former Dartford footballer collapsed during a match. Ali Reith had suffered a cardiac arrest. He spent three days in a coma, but has made an amazing recovery - waking up a day after his 16th birthday.

Doctors say Ali may never play the game again but he's back on the pitch motivating other young players.

In Tony Green's report, we hear from Ali Reith; Head of Youth Development Phil Murray; Dartford manager Tony Burman; Dr. Scott Takeda and Ali's parents.

Parents of Jagger, 8, thank viewers for wheelchair help

The family of 8-year-old Jagger Curtis have been waiting months for the wheelchair they have been promised to give their son a better quality of life.

As Meridian have discovered, they are not the only ones, many families are facing long delays in getting the specialist NHS wheelchairs that they have been allocated.

Health managers admit they're disappointed that the service isn't working the way it should.

Jagger has the muscle wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and earlier this week we told you the story of how he has been waiting for his chair since May. He was told it might not arrive until after Christmas - but that was before our viewers stepped in to help. Sam Holder explains.



VIDEO : Naked thrill seekers attempt record on rollercoaster

Well, they raised lots of money- but they failed to break the world record.

57 intrepid souls braved some inclement weather in their attempt to enter the record books, by riding naked on a roller coaster in Essex.

They were riding on the Green Scream ride at Adventure Island in Southend- all for charity of course.

Unfortunately they didn't get the 122 people they were hoping for, but they did raise thousands towards a new operating theatre at Southend Hospital.

Watch a censored version below- if you dare....

The Best independent Cinema in Europe is in Sussex!

This independent cinema has won an international award

It should be a big week for the cinema in the UK with the release on Monday of 'Spectre', the latest James Bond film in the 007 franchise. So where better to see it than at the best theatre in Europe, which happens to be in Sussex. Our reporter Andy Dickenson has been to check it out.

The interviewees are: Kevin Markwick the owner of the Uckfield Picture House. The story includes promotional video from the new James Bond film Spectre, courtesy of Sony Pictures UK. Footage of Hamlet from the National Theatre Live, and Billy Budd from Glyndebourne Productions.

Creative family - Orlando's mother makes kid's tv show

Two schoolgirls voicing characters for the new series

The mother of Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom has picked two school children from Canterbury to take lead roles in a production of her own.

Sonia Copeland Bloom - who wrote a series of children's books about mini-beasts - is producing an animated pilot to pitch to broadcasters and film studios. Sarah Saunders reports.

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