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'She seems ok, she's started biting me again' Owner of cat trapped in two inch gap tells tale

The owner of a lucky black cat - saved after she was found wedged into a two inch gap between two buildings - has spoken of her rescue.

Jon Harper discovered little Pheobe pinned between his house and garage in Hassocks. Firefighters were forced to cut a hole into a wall to get her out.

Divers uncover amazing story of secret WWII harbours

The Mulberry Harbour units can be seen fully at low tide Credit: Martin Davies

A group of divers from Portsmouth have been recognised for their work mapping the remains of one of the biggest construction projects ever undertaken in Britain.

Two Mulberry Harbours were built along the coast during the second world war and were towed across the Channel to play a vital role in D-Day. Richard Jones reports.

The interviewees are Alison Mayor and Jim Fuller from the Southsea Sub-Aqua Club; and Jane Maddocks from the British Sub-Aqua Club. Underwater footage from Martin Davies.


Russell Brand rewards 'guinea pig' audience with cupcakes

Russell Brand rewards audience with cupcakes Credit: ITV News

Comedian Russell Brand rewarded a "guinea-pig" audience in posh Henley-on-Thames by giving each of them a cupcake, carefully placed on every seat in the town's theatre.

Controversial Brand was trying out 90 minutes of new material on the theatre-goers - a full house at 234 - before embarking on a tour of America.

The witty comic, whose patter was littered as usual with expletives, gave up on several unpopular sketches during the one-man show delivered to his neighbours who sold out the performance within an hour of tickets going on sale. Brand now lives in the riverside town and told tales of being rebuked by a Henley farmer for straying from a footpath while walking his pet dog.

It's official: public vote choses name for Reading bridge

The new crossing in Caversham opened in September 2015

A name has been chosen for Reading's new pedestrian and cycle bridge following a public vote.

The shortlist included four potential names:

  • Christchurch Bridge
  • Cusden Bridge
  • De Montfort Bridge
  • William Marshal Bridge
Local residents started using the structure as soon as it was opened

The consultation ended at 5pm today, and by popular vote the crossing at Caversham which opened last September will now be called 'Christchurch Bridge'. The crossing over the River Thames links the Christchurch Meadows park to the town centre and Reading railway station.


'Commune with the pods' - unique sound experience

Sounds pods provide a 'unique' audio experience

Two giant humming sound pods will be arriving in Reading today to as part of the town's year of culture.

The spheres play calm and soothing music that hums. Visitors to the Broad Street attraction can hug the globes and feel the reverberations.

The people behind the scheme say the spheres play calm and soothing music that hums. The pods will be at Broad Street all day. Visitors to the attraction can hug the globes and feel the reverberations.

Woman communing with a pod
  1. Tom Savvides

Firefighters in pole position for world record

Sussex firefighters have been attempting a world record pole drop today.

They've been sliding down a pole which has been specially built at Brighton's main shopping centre. Money raised will go towards two charities. But did they break the world record? Here's Tom Savvides with the outcome, talking to Hove firefighters Kieran Wood and David Ball.

The firefighters say the event is also a sentimental one, as it is one of the last times the team will be together.

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