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Police clamp down on drugs at Boomtown

Police are clamping down on drugs at Boomtown Credit: ITV

Police will be "maintaining a robust position" against drugs at the annual Boomtown fair on the Matterley Bowl this weekend, as well as setting up a mobile police office to deter other festival-related crime.

Festival-goers have also been warned that the possession of illegal drugs or psychoactive substances will have them ejected from the site, with the likelihood of arrest and prosecution.

Youth to captivate with swash-buckling performance

Most large scale musical productions spend months in rehearsals before finally taking to the stage.

But more than 180 young people from Hampshire and beyond will be performing on the biggest and most prestigious stage in the South this weekend having put together their show from scratch in less than a fortnight.

Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance includes sword fights and a giant pirate ship. The cast for the Mayflower Theatre's Summer Youth Project were selected through open auditions. They work with professional directors, choreographers and musicians but are all talented amateurs aged 18 and under.

Interview with Honeysuckle Weeks, Foyle's War star who has now gone missing

Police are concerned for the welfare of Honeysuckle Weeks, who starred in the ITV wartime crime drama, Foyle's War.

Honeysuckle, who is 36, lives in Petworth. She was last seen in Graylingwell Drive, Chichester at 9pm on Thursday night and was reported missing around 10pm.

Recently we Divya Kohli talked to Honeysuckle about her role in Foyle's War.


"Stacked": a community musical inspired by Operation Stack

The traffic chaos caused by Operation Stack has inspired a community musical.

Last summer's Operation caused misery and frustration for thousands of motorists. There were weeks of delays on Kent's roads caused by strikes at Calais and the presence of migrants in the channel Tunnel.

But Stack proved an unlikely inspiration for a community musical, two hundred local actors and musicians took part in "Stacked" earlier this month.

Derek Johnson went to see them ahead of their performance.

Children join voices for the Southern Cathedrals Festival

Young choristers arrive at the 900-year-old cathedral Credit: Chichester Cathedral

Children from across the south launched this year's celebration of cathedral music.

More than eighty choristers and thirty lay clerks (adult singers) from Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals opened the three-day Southern Cathedrals Festival.

It is taking place at Chichester Cathedral until 24th July.

Visitors filled the cathedral for the choral launch Credit: Chichester Cathedral

Kites take to the skies over Brighton

The festival is one of the longest running in the country Credit: ITV

Hundreds of kites will be in the skies over Brighton today as the city celebrates its 38th annual festival. It's one of the longest running kite festivals in the country, taking place in Stanmer Park. The event is one of the longest running kite festivals in the country.

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