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Many road closures for Oxford Half Marathon

The event will be held on 8 October Credit: ITV

Road closures have been announced for Oxford Half Marathon on 8 October.

In the city centre and North Oxford, 25 roads will be closed from 8am. There will also be partial closures and one-way systems. The organisers, Virgin Sport, will be using traffic marshals to help with access for residents.


Seeking speed records on the seafront

Hundreds of drivers and motorcyclists have gathered in Brighton for the National Speed Trials. Described as one of the biggest days on the motorsport calendar, competitors attempt to break previous speed records as they drive down a section of the seafront

Brighton Speed Trials Credit: John Ryall
Competitors' cars Credit: John Ryall


Father and son complete marathon challenge

A father from Hampshire who planned to run 10 marathons in 10 days for charity, after his son and wife died from cancer, has completed his challenge. Mark Keville from Odiham created 'Robbie's Rally' in memory of the 10-year-old, who died from a brain tumour just four years after losing mum Kate to breast cancer.

Mark and his other son Harry ran together across the South of England - they're raising money for a new outpatient rehabilitation service at Southampton's Children's Hospital.

Lydden Hill celebrates fifty years of Rallycross

More than 10,000 motor racing fans have descended on Kent to help celebrate fifty years since the birth of the sport of Rallycross.

It was first launched in 1967 - on the racing track at Lydden Hill near Dover.

Competing today were the very fast supercars - as well as cars from 50 years ago.

Abigail Bracken's report includes interviews with four times British Rallycross champion, Pat Doran; Nathan Heathcote of LD Motorsports; and Darren Scott of Pirtek Motorsports.

Players gather for annual cricket match in the sea

Players have taken part in an annual cricket match played in the middle of the sea.

The event takes place between yachtsmen from Hamble and their counterparts across the Solent in Cowes.

The sandbank is a notorious underwater hazard but it is revealed once a year for about an hour at the lowest tide.

Chloe Oliver was up early for the start of play.

Chloe spoke to Dr Mark Tomson, Southern Yacht Club team captain and Tom Richardson who revived the event in the 1980s.

Annual Bramble bank cricket match in Solent today

At low tide the Bramble Bank is ideal for a quick, but rather wet, spot of cricket

The annual cricket match in the middle of The Solent near Cowes off the Isle of Wight has taken place today.

Play in the 'just for fun' Bramble Bank match happens for the short period of time where there's a low tide on the sandbank.

The contest between the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club The Royal Southern 1st XI ended at about 7.30am. About 100 people were there.

About a hundred people turned up to watch
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