Francis Benali, the former Saints defender, is about to tackle his toughest match-up yet - running nearly 1000 miles in three weeks to raise £1million for Cancer Research UK.
'Benali's Big Run' starts on Sunday 24th August at St James Park, home of Newcastle United and finishes at St Mary's - on Saturday 13th September - coincidentally when Saints take on the Magpies in the Barclays Premier League. He aims to visit every Premier League stadium on the way.
The ex-defender, who club spent over 20 years of his career with Southampton, said: "I've been told that 'I'm mad', 'it can't be done', 'don't do it' - but it's made me even more determined to succeed. This challenge has been nagging away at the back of my head for years. It's hugely demanding I agree, but that's why I'm so motivated to do it. Cancer Research UK is a fantastic charity and has made a difference to many thousands of families in the UK. I want to raise as much money as possible - it would be great to hit £1 million, but every pound counts. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far."
Benali has been preparing for his big challenge by running around Southampton in the summer often covering over 20 miles a day.
Thames Valley Police is investigating a report of rape that took place on the grounds of Reading Festival last night . At around 11.30pm, the victim, a 19-year-old woman met a man and a boy near an ice cream van opposite one of the mobile phone charging points in one of the campsites.
The victim reported that she had subsequently been raped in a caravan on the festival traders' site.
A 31-year-old man from London and a 14-year-old boy from Surrey have been arrested on suspicion of rape and are currently in police custody.
Thames Valley Police has recorded 21 crimes so far at Reading Festival. Five drugs offences, one public order offence, one robbery of personal property and 13 thefts have been recorded since Wednesday. There has also been one report of one rape.
Of these 21 offences, six were as a result of proactive police activity and the rest were reported by members of the public.
There have been 20 arrests made so far. Of these, three were people arrested on suspicion of robbery, one arrested on suspicion of fraud, and others for drugs possession and supply offences and public order offences.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape offence.
In just over a week's time, Brighton and Hove will have its very own TV channel.
'Latest TV' will be the first of the new local television stations to start broadcasting in our region. Further stations are planned for Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton and Basingstoke.
The Government say it's a revolution in the way people get local news. But what can viewers expect? Andy Dickenson has been taking a look around the studios and spoke to Chief Executive Bill Smith and Head of News Tim Ridgway.
It's been four months since the model and TV presenter Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Yesterday, her father Sir Bob Geldof, took to the stage at a music festival in Henley as the charismatic frontman of The Boomtown Rats.
Until now, he's been reticent about revealing his pain over his daughter's death at her home in Wrotham, in Kent. But, after the performance, he spoke exclusively to ITV News Meridian's Cary Johnston.
TV star Martin Clunes opened up his farm in Dorset - to host a fair - to raise money for a local charity. Twenty thousand people turned up despite the wet weather.
TV star Martin Clunes has opened up his farm in Dorset today to host a fair to raise money for local charities. The annual Buckham Fair has dog shows, dodgems and vintage cars to keep crowds entertained.
Fans of 1980's music won't be disappointed this weekend, as stars like Rick Astley, Tony Hadley, and Nick Heyward head for Henley, for an extravaganza of the decade's best music. Cary Johnston reports on this year's Rewind Festival (Stage pictures courtesy: Blink Television)
You don't normally associate one of England's best playwrights with sheep but that could be about to change.
Yes, a group of sheep is taking to the stage at Jevington in Sussex to perform one of Shakespeare's plays.
But will they remember the lines or will they 'fluff' them? Tom Savvides has been finding out.
Sir Cliff Richard has dismissed a sex crime claim involving a young boy in the 1980s as "completely false".
The pop legend hit out as police carried a five-hour search of his Berkshire penthouse apartment, saying he had seen allegations circulating online for months but had chosen not to "dignify" them with a response.
Sir Cliff, 73, is not currently in the UK but pledged to co-operate with the inquiry, which concerns an alleged assault claimed to have taken place at an appearance by American evangelist Billy Graham in Sheffield in 1985.
It is understood that lawyers for the singer, who is believed to be in Portugal, have been in contact with South Yorkshire Police, who are carrying out the inquiry.
The investigation is not connected to Scotland Yard's high-profile sex crime probe Operation Yewtree, which was launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
In a statement, Sir Cliff said: "The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen.
"However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press.
"I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will co-operate fully should the police wish to speak to me.
"Beyond stating that today's allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded."