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Frankenstein: a horror story created in Dorset

Halloween on Monday is likely to heavily feature one particularly iconic character. Exactly 200 years ago in 1816 a teenage girl sat down to write a novel which turned into the gothic classic Frankenstein. Mary Shelley had strong family ties with Bournemouth and it was her wish to be buried there. The town will be celebrating her life, and her creation, with its Frankenstein Festival events over the next few weeks, In the second of his features on Mary, Martin Dowse explores how she came up with her classic story, and the controversial question: did she actually write it?


Nicole makes their dreams come true...

'Rays of Sunshine' for Nicole and the children Credit: Rays of Sunshine

Thomas, from Ashford, Tia-Mae, from Strood and Tilly, from Sittingbourne, who are all nine-years-old, as well as 12-year-old Abigail from Sheerness, joined iX Factor judge, Nicole Scherzinger for a show-stopping and moving rendition of Ain’t no Mountain High Enough. They performed at The Rays of Sunshine Concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The group from Kent are part of the Rays of Sunshine Wish Choir, a group of 14 brave and inspirational seriously ill children who have all had their wishes granted by the charity that grants wishes for children living with serious or life-limiting illness.

Parky checks on work at children's hospice

It's just over a year since building work began on Berkshire's first children's hospice - a £5 million centre near Maidenhead. Bad weather and flooding threatened to delay the project but it's on schedule and due to open next year.

Chat show legend Sir Michael Parkinson visited the site near his home to see how work is progressing. Penny Silvester reports.

Stars gather for launch of The Voice 2017

Finally tonight, the biggest names in music have been gathering on the red carpet for the launch of The Voice 2017.

In a few weeks it starts its run here on ITV - back with Sir Tom Jones and But despite the old name, it's a new show in more ways than one, with a new format, and some big changes to the coaching line-up. Matt Price has been having a look at what we can expect.


Harry's wife in hospital after freak accident

Harry was dropping his wife off at the shops Credit: PA

Harry Redknapp's wife Sandra has been injured after it's believed her coat got caught in the car door as her husband drove away.

The ex-Premier League manager was dropping Mrs Redknapp at shops in Bournemouth when the accident happened. She was reportedly dragged along the road before being taken to hospital with a foot injury. Interview with Denise WIlcox, who recognised Mrs Redknapp at the scene.

Orchestra seeks out new audiences

The South East's only full-time professional orchestra is just starting its new season. The Brighton Philharmonic has been the city's only dedicated professional orchestra since the 1920s. And this season its trying to bring in new audiences by playing music that'll appeal to many different tastes. Abigail Bracken has been listening to them practising for their first concert in seven months.

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