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Football & horse racing - Mick Channon's son pens a book about his dad's sporting adventures

The former England international footballer Mick Channon is one of a rare breed, having reached the top in two sports.

He is remembered fondly as a player at both Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs, before he switched to horse racing.

However in a new book he's described as grumpy, foul-mouthed and short-tempered. The author of the book should know - it's his own son.

Mike Hall has been to West Ilsley to speak to the Channons.


Swindon's Brazilian player prays for families after plane crash

Police have said five people have survived the Colombian plane crash which killed 76.

Among the passengers on board the flight was the Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense.

Swindon Town defender Raphael Rossi Branco is praying for the families.


Parents build course in garden for five-year-old golf prodigy

He's just five years old and he's already making a name for himself in the world of golf.

Zach Wheeler, from Hampshire, is the youngest player in the country to have a golf scholarship. His parents have been doing what they can - including building a golf course in their back garden - to help him perfect his game! And they're charting his progress via a social media page.

Andrew Pate reports:

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