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New plan revealed for centre of Winchester

An ambitious new plan to reshape the centre of Winchester has been revealed. It follows the scrapping of a previous £150 millionproject which became bogged down in a series of legal disputes.

The new proposals for the Broadway and Lower High Street area are being put to the public before a final decision is made. Rachel Hepworth went to see what people make of them.

'I lost my job, marriage and £750,000 to gambling' - former addict fears crackdown won't go far enough

The Government announced plans to restrict the amount gamblers can wager on fixed odds betting machines, today.

Medway Council has led a long campaign against the terminals, and in Chatham a voluntary exclusion scheme was introduced to allow gambling addicts to ban themselves from betting shops.

Under the present rules it's possible to bet up to £18,000 in an hour. A former Army Major who received the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst, and then sold it to fuel his addiction, has spoken to us from his home in Tunbridge Wells about the devastation gambling has caused.

Andy Dickenson reports and hears from Justyn Larcombe, MP Tracey Crouch and Malcolm George of the Association of British Bookmakers.


Plans for major development in Winchester

The plans are due to be revealed today Credit: ITV

Plans for the regeneration of central Winchester are to be revealed today.

The previous £150 million development was scrapped after a series of legal disputes.

The new contractor JTP Architects, will reveal proposals to transform the city centre, Broadway and Lower High Street. A public consultation will be held once the plans have been finalised.

New lease of life for Edwardian lido

A crumbling Edwardian lido in Reading - which hasn't been used since the 1970s - is opening its doors again next week.

After a £3.5 million re-development the 110-year-old site at King's Meadow has been transformed into a modern spa - with a heated pool, restaurant and bar.

Our reporter Mel Bloor was invited along to see what visitors can expect.

Voting underway for tourism awards

A view of the beach in Margate, Kent Credit: PA Wire

Voting is underway for the 22 tourism businesses that have made it through to the final of the new Kent Tourism Awards.

Members of the public have until Friday 20th October to vote.

Categories include best family friendly businesses, best visitor attractions and pub of the year.

Red, red wine from Sussex - taking on the world

It wasn't so long ago that English wine was regarded as a bit of a joke, but not any more.

Wine made here in the South East now wins top awards against the best in the world.

And it's no longer just white and sparkling wines - producers in our region are branching out into reds too.

Malcolm Shaw has been watching the harvest at Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex.


'I'm on my knees," trader says regeneration has killed town

Work is continuing on the regeneration of Wokingham town centre - but some traders are concerned they could go out of business. The borough council has been criticised for the lack of support - but it says the work is essential to meet the future needs of residents.

Linden Reader, owner of The Dollshouse Boutique, tells ITV News Meridian how it's affecting her:

More than 300 BAE jobs will be lost in Portsmouth

More than 300 jobs will be lost in Portsmouth Credit: PA

BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon, slowing production ahead of an expected order from Qatar. Around 340 jobs will be lost in Portsmouth.

Production of the Hawk jet aircraft is ending in the next few years, affecting the Brough site in Yorkshire, although Qatar could place a new order.

Around 400 redundancies are being planned at Brough.

Most of the military air job cuts will go in 2018 and 2019, with some planned for 2020 and BAE said its goal is to achieve as many voluntary redundancies as possible.

Around 375 job losses are planned for the maritime servicing and support business, with 340 in Portsmouth.

BAE's cyber intelligence business will cut 150 jobs, split between sites in London, Guildford in Surrey, and overseas.

The total number of proposed redundancies is 1,915.

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