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Black History Month marked across the South

Black History Month is being marked at venues across the south and one college in particular is pulling out all the stops.

In Southampton, they're marking 10 years' of events where students at City College have been learning about the struggles and successes of multi-cultural communities.

This afternoon, they kicked off four weeks of music, dance and exhibitions. Kerry Swain was there

Missing woman has not been seen for two weeks

Victoria West has been missing for two weeks Credit: Dorset Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Dorset woman.

Victoria West, 27, was last seen at her home address in Canberra Road, Weymouth two weeks ago.

Victoria was due to move into her mother’s house but the alarm was raised after she failed to turn up and could not be contacted.

A search of her home address found it to be left insecure but her car, laptop, mobile phone and money was missing.

Although she was last seen some time ago she has been in email contact, with the last email being received on September 29

Detective Constable Declan Cummings, of Weymouth CID, said: “Concern is increasing for Victoria as we believe that she has been upset recently.

“A thorough search has been carried out in the local area and all of our enquiries have failed to locate her.

“We are now becoming very worried for Victoria and I urge her to get in touch as soon as possible – we simply need to know that she is safe and well."

Victoria is described as white, around four feet eleven inches tall and of small build.

She has brown shoulder length hair, which may be shorter now, hazel coloured eyes and a one inch scar on the bottom of her chin.

She usually wears green or grey coloured jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt with a lace collar on the front, a watch worn around her neck on a knitted chain and dangly earrings.


Wednesday afternoon's forecast in the east of the region with Lucy Verasmy

Credit: ITV Meridian

A touch cooler for Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and South Essex for the 1st day of October, but the autumn sunshine will continue this afternoon.

We will see the cloud filter through as the afternoon progresses, with cloud coming and going. It'll feel mild outside, with highs of 20 degrees celcius


Midwives across the region to join strike action

Midwives gear up for industrial action Credit: ITV news

Midwives in the region will be joining others across the country in strike action on the 13th October. It's in a dispute with the government over pay. Eighty two percent of the Royal College of Midwives members backed the four hour walkout.

It was the first time the college balloted for industrial action, and it will be the first time in its 133 year history that members will go on strike. The RCM says it is meeting with employers to ensure mothers and babies are not put at risk during the industrial action.

New film charts the highs and lows of Spandau Ballet

More than 3 decades ago Spandau Ballet were breaking onto the music scene but, after conquering the charts they took a 20 year break.

Now, they're back and tomorrow at cinemas across the Meridian region they're premiering a new film which includes the band's archive, charting their highs and lows. David Wood caught up with them.

Find out which of your local cinemas are showing the film here

Witness appeal after cyclists injured in New Forest

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious road traffic collision in Brockenhurst on Saturday.

A dark coloured Aston Martin was in collision with three cyclists on the A337 at about 4.50pm.

All three cyclists, a 68-year-old man, a 58-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl sustained serious injuries. Two of the injured people were flown to hospital by air ambulance and the third was taken by road. The driver was not injured.

A 28-year-old man from Lymington has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until November 25th pending further enquiries.

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