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Harvest Festival at Winchester Cathedal

The Harvest Festival will be held this weekend Credit: ITV

Winchester Cathedral will be the venue for a free family event to mark the Harvest Festival, over this weekend in both the Inner and Outer Cathedral Close. Now a regular annual event, it has grown both in size and popularity. Many local organisations take part and display their produce.


Money raised for new church after devastating fire

The church was burned down in June Credit: ITV

People in Fleet are being asked what type of building they want to replace their church after it was burned down in June. Since flames gutted All Saints Church, the community have been rallying round and have so far raised £19,000. The church's vicar Mark Hayton says attendance has increased at temporary sites since the blaze.

Dalai Lama tackles refugee crisis

The Dalai Lama says national interests should come second to the interests of humanity - if we're to solve the refugee crisis. The Tibetan Spiritual leader was in Oxford today to open a Centre for Compassion at the University.

He gave his views to a packed news conference, in which he said the billions of pounds spent on weapons should be spent on education and health instead. Andrew Pate has more.

Dalai Lama visiting the South

The press conference, underway in Oxford Credit: ITV

The Dalai Lama is giving a press conference in Oxford today as part of his visit to the region. Over the next few days he is also scheduled to visit Cambridge and the O2 Arena in London. More later.

Archbishop of Canterbury dismisses claims that current laws are not working

The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the issue of assisted dying as one of the "biggest dilemmas of our time" but dismissed claims current laws are not working.

Speaking ahead of a further debate on the Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament, Justin Welby said existing legislation recognised "a need for compassion" and that there are moments when people are overwhelmed.

Archbiship of Canterbury Justin Welby Credit: ITV News

The archbishop, speaking to Channel 5, spoke of his own experience, including years as a parish priest, of the "incredibly complicated and often very messy issues" of life nearing its end.


Rare opportunity to see inside medieval chapel

A rare chance to see inside a medieval chapel is being offered to visitors in Kent this weekend.

The building is owned by the Rochester Bridge Trust and is being opened up as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.

Visitors will also be able to see inside the Victorian bridge chamber - which they can only do once a year. Abigail Bracken went along for a preview.

More details here.

Former Bishop admits sex attacks on young men

The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, today became the most senior figure in the Church of England to be convicted of sex attacks on young men.

He pleaded guilty to historic abuse after failing in a bid to have his case thrown out on the word of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Admitting misconduct on charges relating to 16 young men, he then pleaded guilty to two more counts of indecent assault. Andy Dickenson reports and we hear from David Greenwood, chairman of Stop Church Child Abuse.

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