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Hundreds attend Portsmouth Pride parade

Portsmouth Pride parade takes place through Southsea

Hundreds of people have attended the Portsmouth Pride rally in Southsea today. This is the third time that the event has come to the city. It has been organised by a committee of local volunteers who say the event is not just for the LGBTQ plus community, but a chance for everybody to get together in a celebration of unity in a safe space. Sally Simmonds sent this report from the seafront in Portsmouth.


Are children becoming scared of clowns?

They used to be a regular sight at children's' parties with their colourful costumes and painted faces - but it seems the traditional image of clowns is changing.

Some say it's down to films like Stephen King's 'IT', currently packing out cinemas across Kent and Sussex. One clown says instead of finding the entertainers funny, children are now becoming frightened of them. Ken Goodwin reports.

How did Catherine Tyldesley lose five stone?

Every day we're bombarded with food advice in books, blogs, and of course TV shows.

It's estimated that nearly two thirds of people are on a diet most of the time.

For the Tonight programme, on ITV on Thursday evening, Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley has been investigating the truth about fats and has revealed her own diet secrets which helped her to lose five stone in weight.

Take That's songs transformed into musical in Kent

it's being described as the 'must see' show of the year as the songs from Take That's 30-year career are transformed into a musical on stage. 'The Band' tells the story of a group of teenage girls who reunite years later - for a concert by their favourite boyband.

The singers from Five to Five - a band formed in a recent TV talent show - provide the soundtrack to the musical which comes to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury next February. The show also comes to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre later this year.


Iconic music venue in Oxford set to close

It's an iconic venue which has delighted thousands of music fans for decades. But now The Cellar club in Oxford, renowned for helping to launch scores of successful musical careers, is set to close. The owners, St Michael's and All Saints' Charities, say financial pressures means that more money has to be generated from the site. But managers at the legendary venue say they won't be going without a fight. Cary Johnston reports.

REPORT: Singer Greg Gilbert's wise words on dealing with cancer

It's been a hell of a year for musician Greg Gilbert.

The lead singer of Southampton indie band Delays was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer last Autumn.

As the father of two young children it was particularly cruel, the odds of recovery, slim.

But Greg has responded well to treatment and is ploughing his creative energy into his artwork.

Here he speaks exclusively to Rachel Hepworth.

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