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Music fans say Bestival is best of all

Thousands of music fans are attending Bestival Credit: ITV

Forty thousand people are attending Bestival on the Isle of Wight this weekend.

Bestival is located on The Robin Country park site, and festival-goers are being encouraged to keep the site as clean as possible by recycling what they can.

The festival opened on Thursday 8th September and there will be music from The Cure, Fatboy Slim and Bastille over the weekend.

Fans will have to leave the site by 2pm on Monday 12th September when the clean-up will begin.


Mr Men collector has 4,000 items

Everyone has a favourite 'Mr Men' or 'Little Miss' character - who they can relate to. It could be 'Mr Grumpy' - or 'little miss Chatterbox' !

One young man from Eastbourne loves the children's classic books so much, you could call him Mr Infatuated.

Ben Daly, 24, has been collecting 'Mr Men' memorabilia for the last two decades. He now wants to open a mini theme park and museum to display his 4,000 items. Our own, 'Little Miss Inquisitive' Charlotte Wilkins, has been to met him.

Sussex inventor's tiny revolution 'could save rock stars' ears'

They're a small firm from Sussex that make stadium-filling speakers used by rock legends like Jimmy Page and Jarvis Cocker.

But their latest innovations aren't giant devices designed to destroy your ears - but tiny ones to protect them.


Andy Dickenson explains with the help of Flare inventor Davies Roberts, Roscomac managing director Joseph Martello, and founding member of the Art of Noise, Gary Langan.


Dancers with disabilities prepare for Paralympic festival

Dancers at Surrey Choices Rhythmic Collision Credit: ITV Meridian

The Paralympics get underway in Rio in just over a week's time but before that there will be a huge festival at the Olympic Park in London.

Thousands of people are expected to attend National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival - including a group of dancers with learning disabilities from Surrey, who've been selected to perform at its opening on September 3.

Emma Wilkinson reports:

Emma spoke to MD of Surrey Choices Martin Farrow, and Helen-Louise Lampard from Rhythmic Collision, as well as performers Debbie Taylor and Kerry Sandy.

X Factor returns for 13th series...and Dermot is back!

It's a staple of Saturday night viewing in millions of homes across the country - and X Factor is back on ITV this weekend for what will be its 13th series.

Fans can expect the return of some familiar faces - with Dermot O'Leary as host. And the judging panel has had a big shake-up too: Louis and Nicole have both made comebacks.

Meanwhile Simon and Sharon will also be returning, although prior engagements meant they weren't able to make the show's premiere. Matt Price reports.

Pushing Patey to the limit

On Sat Aug 27th there are free sporting events across our region. Organised by ITV and the National Lottery, it could be the biggest sports day the country has ever seen. At Reading Rowing Club celebrity Ben Fogle is taking on members of Team GB at a sprint challenge. So we sent our sports presenter Andrew Pate along to have a go - with some advice from club member Leighton King.

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