Following the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident, a 42-year-old mother of four from Eastleigh in Hampshire, is looking to raise a significant amount of money for a charity that has given vital support to her autistic son.
Michelle Barfoot, is determined that something positive should come out of her personal tragedy. So to honour the memory of her late husband Tim - who died just months after the couple were married - she’s announced that she intends to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
If she completes the challenge she’s set to raise much needed funds for Caudwell Children.
The treatment that Caudwell Children funded has had a profound effect on Harry. He’s been transformed from a child who struggled to understand, to one that is extremely receptive. He’s now able to read, write, and distinguish colours and shapes. The thought that, through my fundraising efforts, Tim’s death could have a positive effect on the lives of disabled children, gives me hope for the future
The man convicted of murdering a Brighton backpacker in Australia - has withdrawn an appeal against his conviction.
Bradley Murdoch is serving a life sentence for killing Peter Falconio in the outback in 2001.
Peter was traveling with his girlfriend - who's from the Sussex city - when he disappeared. His body has never been found. Murdoch wanted his conviction quashed due to what his lawyers called a 'miscarriage of justice'.
Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of Byron Cottee who is missing from his home in Petersfield.
The 27-year-old was last seen at about 5pm on Monday, September 10, in Grange Road, Petersfield. He has not been seen since.
He has links to the Portsmouth area.
Acting Inspector Nick Tucker said: “This is out of character for Byron and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. We would urge anyone who knows where he is to contact police immediately.
One year on from a vicious attack on a 21-year-old woman which left her virtually blind detectives in Southampton are renewing their appeal for witnesses. Three women were attacked outside a popular nightclub ‘POP’ in Vernon Walk.
One of the women, Varenka Guillermoprieto, now 22, suffered a stroke after the attack and has been left totally blind in one eye and with very little vision in the other.
All three victims were in their early 20s. It was a student night event at the club at the time. The attacks happened at around 12.40am on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Anyone who saw the assaults or has any information about what happened is asked to call DC Gaita at Southampton Central Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.