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Parents' vow to run Brighton Marathon for Thomas

As the Brighton Marathon was taking place last year, Andy and Emily Squires from Hove had just been told their 8 month old son, Thomas, had meningitis. As they watched the race from the hospital window, they vowed that whatever happened, they'd take part in this year's event.

Another chance to see this report by Charlotte Wilkins.


Sir Robin meets Fred and Sangeeta

Sir Robin
Sir Robin with Fred and Sangeeta in the studio Credit: Robin Britton

In 1969 he became the first person ever to sail alone non-stop around the world. Hampshire-based Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has now reached 75 and is just as hungry now as he was then for taking on the challenges of the sea.

His latest challenge is to sail solo across the Atlantic. He joined Fred and Sangeeta in the studio. Interview to follow.

Richie Barker sacked as Portsmouth manager

Richie Barker has been sacked as manager of Portsmouth Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire

Richie Barker has been sacked as manager of Portsmouth FC after only 20 games in charge.

The 38-year-old won only four of his games in charge of the League Two side which sits two points above the relegation zone.

Pompey take on Newport this Saturday. Academy boss Andy Awford is expected to be placed in temporary charge.


Fans greet Gold Olympian Lizzy Yarnold on bus tour

by Andrea Thomas

Thousands of people lined the streets of Kent today as Britain's gold medal winning Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold was given a hero's welcome during an open-top bus parade in her home county.

Cheering fans waved Union flags as the Skeleton champion passed through villages and schools around Sevenoaks on an open-top bus wearing her gold medal and Team GB tracksuit. Andrea Thomas joined her on board.

Chessboxing comes to Brighton

It's possibly the most unusual sport around and it's called - Chessboxing.

It combines the brains of Chess with the brawn of boxing. A film-maker from Reading - is bringing the sport to Brighton. And it's really - something else!.

Andrew Pate spoke to filmmaker and Chessboxing promoter Michael Laver.

The film is called "Squaring up: Chessboxing." By Michael Laver and Dominic Hamilton.

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You can join the Facebook group and follow the twitter feed, in order to hear of updates of the next chessboxing session in Brighton.

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