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X Factor preview - and what's happened to Simon?

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell has been taken to hospital just as the programme's Finals weekend is about to get underway.

It's been reported that if follows an accident at his home and that he'll be absent from the judging panel. Wesley Smith has been talking to the finalists - including one from Southend in Essex.

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Dancing dads are strutting their funky stuff...

Now, if you're a Dad how do you feel about your dancing? And more importantly, what do you think about your father's grooves if you're a daughter?!

Yes, parents' awkward attempts at 'shape throwing' have been much maligned in recent years, but now a new show is giving all kinds of fathers the chance to strut their funky stuff.

'Dad dancing' sees real life families taking to the stage with a performance in Brighton...

Russell Watson talks about his new musical

Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he's released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same time.

Not too bad for a man who left school with no qualifications! We are talking about the tenor known as the Voice, Russell Watson of course, who thrilled the crowds when her performed at Tonbridge Castle this summer.

Caroline Whitmore caught up with him to talk about his brand new musical, Heaven on Earth.

Craig Revel Horwood in panto with Chuckle Brothers

The Strictly Come Dancing judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood, takes to the stage and star as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. He will be joined by the Chuckle Brothers...

Schoolchildren take part in biggest outdoor virtual reality classroom

The biggest virtual reality primary school lesson outside of the classroom has taken place on Brighton's beach.

Under the gaze of the i360 and next to the historic West Pier, 140 children journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and Mont Blanc.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to organiser Mark Slade and Tracey Bower from Hertford Infants School.

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Light festival celebrates love of Lewes

Artists, designers and Sussex Downs college students have come together to celebrate their love of Lewes with a light festival. Each work tells the story of the East Sussex town, shining a light on its forgotten past. Tony Green reports.

Winchester now has its own version of Monopoly

Winchester now has its own board game. The city has been transformed into a game of Monopoly, and players can buy city landmarks chosen by local people. Winchester is celebrating the life of Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. The game marks her contribution to literature.

Titanic - the musical - preparing to set sail

A musical of the Titanic is starting its UK tour in Southampton next April. The timing of the stage show will be one hundred and six years since the liner set sail from Southampton in 1912.

Decendants of the crew will be invited to the opening night at the Mayflower Theatre to see a perfomance the producers say is sensitive and respectful. In Southampton five hundred households lost a family member. Sally Simmonds has our preview from the Sea city museum.

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