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Team Brit's new recruit is ex-stuntwoman

They aim to be the first disabled team to take part in the Le Mans 24 hour race. Up until now, Team Brit's drivers have all been injured servicemen. But their latest recruit is a former stuntwoman from Buckinghamshire. Olivia Jackson, from Marlow, lost an arm after an accident on a Hollywood film set two years ago. She's just been for her first coaching session at Brands Hatch.


Southampton runner wins Basingstoke Half Marathon

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1,200 people took part in the Basingstoke Half Marathon at the weekend.

Matt Bennett from Southampton Athletics Club won yesterday's race, crossing the finishing line in just over 72 minutes.

The event is now in its seventh year.

Mel Bloor was there for us.

Mel spoke to Race Director, Felicity Edwards.

Peter Taylor: "Gillingham are in a pickle"

"We're in a pickle!" Those are the words of Gillingham's Director of Football Peter Taylor. The Gills head to former Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

Taylor is caretaker manager, following Ady Pennock's departure. But could he be the answer, long term, with the team struggling in the relegation zone?

Annual show celebrates Britain's cycling industry

The event showcases the country's cycling industry

Exhibitors from the South have joined hundreds of others at the country's biggest cycling show. More than 30 thousand people were expected to visit the Cycle Show in Birmingham over the weekend of the 22nd - 24th September 2017.

However it comes as the Government has announced it is considering the introduction of a new law for cyclists, which would be the equivalent of causing death by dangerous driving. Kevin Ashford reports.


University serves up largest tennis facility in Reading

Young tennis players make a racket trying out the new courts Credit: ITV

The University of Reading is now home to the largest tennis facility in the area, with courts suitable for playing all year round.

The new state-of-the-art TennisPark complex cost £850,000 and opens at the Whiteknights campus today.

The project was co-funded by the Lawn Tennis Association, who helped fit the courts to a professional standard.

It boasts five outdoor courts, which have all been resurfaced and fitted with floodlights and insulated domed courts that will be heated during the winter.

Coaching and memberships are available to staff and students, as well as to members of the public, who are also invited to enjoy the facility.

We are delighted to be able to support the University of Reading with the development of the TennisPark. There's already an extensive community coaching programme, good links with the local tennis club and an extensive student tennis programme. Investing in the facilities at the University ensures this programme will develop further.

– John Golding – Lawn Tennis Association
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