The Southampton Boat Show began almost half a century ago. This year's event opens on Friday - and organisers say it's still one of the biggest and best in the world.
Andrew Pate has been to see the team apply the finishing touches ahead of the grand opening and to look back at the highs and lows of the show.
The world's largest car carrier has arrived in Southampton as part of its maiden voyage.The Hoegh Target can carry 8,500 cars and has a deck space of 71,400 square metres - the size of 10 football pitches. It's owned by the same company of the ship that grounded in Southampton earlier in the year. But how safe is it? Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
The world's largest car carrier has berthed at Southampton as part of its maiden voyage.
The Hoegh Target has capacity for 8,500 cars and deck space of 85,394 square yards. She is visiting the Hampshire port on her journey from East Asia to Europe, and onwards via Africa.
Eastbourne is one of the fastest growing seaside towns in the country with a massive rise in business this year. A survey by a letting firm found more and more holidaymakers are looking to the South Coast town for their self-catering break.
Their website recorded a rise in searches for Eastbourne of almost 44% between January and June, compared to the same period last year. The website VisitEastbourne.com also saw a rise in users of more than a quarter during the first half of 2015, along with an increase in overseas visitors and bookings for self-catering properties.
Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “We’ve definitely seen a growing trend this year with more and more independent holidaymakers searching for Eastbourne, looking for boutique style self-catering accommodation, of which Eastbourne has a wonderful offering.”
A new 240 million pound shopping area in Bracknell town centre will be called 'The Lexicon'.
The name was revealed at a meeting this morning to discuss the progress of the development. It's due to open in spring 2017 and will include 50 shops, ten restaurants, a new cinema and seated amphitheatre.
The Lexicon already has its own Twitter page, but it's yet to send its first tweet. It already has two followers.
Almost all of the town centre has been demolished as part of the regeneration project. Roadworks are expected to cause disruption as the work develops further, with lane closures in and around the town.
Buying and selling over the internet has become the norm and there are lots of sites you can use, eBid webstore and of course the most famous eBay.
Well eBay is 20 years old today and you can pretty much buy everything on it. Over the years we have reported on some of the more unusual things that have gone on sale - as Sally Simmonds reports.
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A new gym, swimming pools and a number of sports pitches will feature in a new £23 million development in Fleet.
Hart District Council has approved a new flagship leisure centre, which will be built opposite the current complex on Hitches Lane.
Hart councillors unanimously agreed the new centre should be built during its latest full council meeting.
I am pleased the council has agreed to go ahead and build the new leisure centre.
I look forward to working with our new partners in delivering this outstanding new facility for the people of Hart.
Building work is expected to start next month, and developers hope it will be completed by March 2017.
How do you fancy getting your hands on a country landscape by the sea? Well the Dungeness estate has gone on sale.
It's almost five hundred acres of desert-like terrain, jutting out into the English channel, shifting banks of shingle with a nuclear power station at its tip.
David Johns has been to see what you get for your money.
He spoke to estate trustee Maurice Ede, nature reserve manager Owen Leyshon, and estate agent Will Whittaker.