ITV Meridian news updates

All the day's news as it happens in the South and South East for Tuesday 15 May.

Support to save Remploy

The Government has announced thousands of pounds worth of subsidies for successful bidders wanting to take over Remploy factories. The government-owned company helps disabled people find work, but announced 36 factory closures earlier this year, threatening jobs in Poole and Southampton.

The money would be paid over three years to help cover wages.

The challenge: find Dr Dudley

Dr Dudley
The event takes place from 9am on Saturday Credit: Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance

The first ever sponsored stroll in aid of Surrey Air Ambulance is taking place this weekend. Families are being asked to take part in the event at Virginia Water Lake on Saturday, which will feature an appearance from mascot Dr Dudley. He'll be hiding along the 4.5 mile route.

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