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Reading prepare for their £170m match

It's the richest game in the world - which could see Reading promoted to the Premier League.

On Bank Holiday Monday the Royals take on Huddersfield in the Play-off Final. It's estimated promotion is worth £170 million.

To look ahead to the match - Andrew Pate joins us from the Madejski stadium. Andrew the money involved is staggering.

Talks to sell Pompey will go ahead after vote

Negotiations to sell Pompey will go ahead

The shareholders of Portsmouth Community Football Club have voted in favour of selling the club to the Tornante Group.

The Tornante Group is owned by the family of Michael Eisner, a former Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. 81.4% of the club's equity holders agreed to the sale, passing the threshold of 75%. Therefore talks to negotiate the final terms of the sale will go ahead over the coming weeks.


Boy has club's badge painted on prosthetic leg

A little boy from Sussex, who loves his football team so much, has had the club's badge painted on his prosthetic leg.

Charlie Hewson from Haywards Heath had to have his leg amputated at just fifteen months old.

Now he's seven and proudly wears his club's colours.

As Ivor Bennett reports.

Ivor spoke to Charlie's parents, Kate Hewson and Chris Hewson.

Pictures courtesy of Charlton Athletic and On edition.

Reading's Chris Mears receives MBE from Queen

Chris Mears with diving partner Jack Laugher Credit: John Walton/PA

Reading's very own olympic diver, Chris Mears, has been at Buckingham Palace today to receive his MBE from the Queen.

The 24-year-old, and his diving partner Jack Laugher won gold at last summer's games in Rio in the synchronised three metre springboard event.

Mears was given just a 5% chance of survival in 2009 after suffering a ruptured spleen but overcame his illness to become an olympic champion.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 Credit: Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA

Seagulls' bosses granted Freedom of the City

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Brighton and Hove Albion fans are still riding high after their club's promotion to the Premier League.

This afternoon the Seagulls' bosses were granted the Freedom of the City at a special ceremony in honour of their remarkable achievement.

As if that wasn't enough, the Seagulls will even feature on a new edition of the board game Monopoly.

As Malcolm Shaw reports.

Malcolm spoke to Manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, Chris Hughton and Chairman Tony Bloom, as well as Natasha Rebuck from Winning Moves UK.

Campaigner paddle boards solo across Channel

Credit: Lizzie Carr

The first female to stand up paddle board solo across the English Channel has begun her 24 mile journey.

Lizzie Carr will paddle from Dungeness to Boulogne for nine hours solid.

She's working with Plymouth University to raise awareness of the millions of tonnes of plastic that enters the oceans annually as part of the Plastic Patrol campaign.

She's encouraging the public to get involved with a series of stand up paddle boarding clean-up events at 14 locations in the UK, including Oxford and Bray in Berkshire.

Lizzie's journey can be tracked live here.

Credit: Lizzie Carr

I am nervous about the challenge. I’ve been training hard but crossing will be unpredictable and although you can plan as best possible some things will be out of our hands. It's so important to get the message out there about plastic pollution, and although this will be tough knowing I have so much support and goodwill will really help push me.”

– Lizzie Carr, Environmentalist
Credit: Lizzie Carr
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