Today marks the 950th anniversary of possibly the most famous battle on English soil.
On this day in 1066 at least 20,000 men decided the fate of our nation - when William the Conqueror defeated King Harold on the fields of Sussex.
The Battle of Hastings will be recreated once again in Battle itself this weekend, while a bonfire procession will be among the celebrations in Hastings. But why is 1066 so important?
Andy Dickenson speaks to Sam Stones of English Heritage, Nick Lynas of Hastings Bonfire Society and 1066 walker Nigel Amos.
A school has used more than 10,000 balloons to create a castle in its assembly hall and celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Once completed, the Norman fort at Battle and Langton Primary School will include sculptures of William the Conqueror and a King Harold - complete with an arrow in his eye.
Thousands of people are experiencing the sights and sounds of the countryside at the autumn show of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum near Chichester. Kate Bunkall reports.
An estimated 18 thousand people have attended this this year's autumn show at Ardingly in Sussex - a celebration of seasonal food and country pursuits.
And this year - more than any other - visitors were encouraged to 'have a go'.
So John Ryall did.
The first ever New Forest Food and Drink Festival is set to take place from 31 October to 6 November this year.
The event will feature traditional forest foods, celebrity chef showcases, culinary events and activities for all ages.
Menus are made up of local produce such as Pannage Pig as well as fish and seafood plus succulent desserts.
The Royal County of Berkshire Show takes place over the weekend at the Newbury Showground.
There will be two thousand animals, on a 150 acre site - in an event that attracts more than 60,000 visitors. ITV Meridian spoke to Darren Bowyer from the Newbury and District Agricultural Society as the final preparations were being made.
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This weekend young carers from across the country will gather at the Young Carers Festival hosted by the YMCA Fairthorne Manor, near Botley. The gathering is the world's largest event for children and young people with a caring responsibility.
Started in 2000 by the YMCA and the Children's Society, the action packed Young Carers Festival is hosted at YMCA Fairthorne Manor, near Botley. The festival provides the youngsters with enjoy some respite from their caring responsibilities.
The event also provides young carers with the opportunity to have their voice heard by policy makers and share experiences with other to meet young people in a similar the position as them.
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