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Pompey heroes in cricket whites for charity

Portsmouth FC heroes raise money for MND charity Credit: PA Wire

Former Portsmouth players will be among those who'll don their cricket whites for a charity cricket match in memory of a popular local sportsman who passed away after suffering from MND.

Ex Pompey boss Andy Awford and Havant manager Lee Bradbury will play in the match at Ridge Meadow in Hambledon on Sunday at 1pm.

They'll be raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of former Portsmouth and Waterlooville player Kim Manns.

After passing away aged 61, Manns raised £30,000 for MND Research.

Other well-known faces set to take part include Guy Butters and Jason Dodd.

Entry to the game is free and auction lots include shirts signed by Hampshire and Middlesex, David Gower, Ian Botham, Ian Smith, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton.

Plans for AFC Bournemouth training facilities get go ahead

Eddie Howe at the current AFC Bournemouth stadium Credit: PA Wire

AFC Bournemouth have been given the go ahead for their plans to build new training facilities.

Bournemouth Council's Planning Board has granted permission for all three applications put forward by the football club.

It'll now mean the club can build a new first-team training pavilion, create an additional training pitch, erect temporary screening or fencing around the training pitches for one year and install a broadcasting compound, TV studio and boiler room for under-pitch heating.

In reaching this decision to grant all three applications the board had to consider a number of elements of planning policy and other relevant factors. It is important that we balanced support for the club with a duty to preserve access to public land. We feel that the conditions we have made in granting approval ensure that this is the case.”

– Councillor David Kelsey, Chairman of the Planning Board

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Saints terminate striker Osvaldo's contract

Dani Osvaldo has been released Credit: PA

Southampton have terminated the contract of Italy striker Dani Osvaldo, the club have confirmed.

The forward, who arrived for £13million from Roma in 2013, made little impact at St Mary's apart from being involved in a training ground dispute with Jose Fonte.

In recent times he has enjoyed loan spells at Juventus, Inter Milan and Boca Juniors.

Extra trains running for Henley Regatta

A massive turnout is expected for Henley Regatta Credit: ITV

First Great Western has announced that all 156 additional trains provided for the Henley Royal Regatta will run despite heat related speed restrictions in the London Thames Valley area today.

To stay comfortable passengers are reminded to carry water and sun screen. Also, passengers are being urged not to board trains if they feel unwell.

With up to 60,000 people expected to make the train journey to and from the Henley Royal Regatta between Wednesday 1 and Sunday 5 July, services are expected to be exceptionally busy.

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South-east wine & strawberries for Wimbledon!

Whether you're a sporting fan or not, you can't have failed to notice Wimbledon fortnight has just begun. And once again suppliers in the south east are making hay while the sun shines by sending their wares to the world-famous tournament.

But for the first time in Wimbledon's history, there'll be an English wine on the menu - and it's from Bolney in Sussex.

David Johns reports, speaking to wine maker Sam Linter and strawberry grower Marion Regan.

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Round the Island race in pictures

Team Concise MOD 70 - Line honour winners Credit: JP Morgan
The fleet make their way to the Needles Credit: JP MORGAN
Boats make their way around the iconic Needles Credit: JP MORGAN
Rio Olympic 2016 hopefuls Giles Scott and London 2012 silver medallist Hannah Mills of the British Sailing Team on board the IMOCA 6 Credit: JP MORGAN
The iconic schooner Eleonora in-between the Needles Credit: JP MORGAN
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