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REPORT: Single mum quits law job because of Southern delays

Emma Green has had enough Credit: ITV Meridian

A single mother has told ITV Meridian how the problems on Southern Rail have forced her to quit her job as a lawyer.

Emma Green, from Sussex, was working for a top firm in London. But delays and cancellations were playing havoc with her family life - and she struggled to get home for her son.

Well, tonight, we can reveal that one Southern service - from Littlehampton and Hove to Victoria - was late eight out of ten times - in the last year - arriving on time on just 42 days.

Today, emergency talks have been taking place to try to end the misery for commuters like Emma.

Malcolm Shaw has the latest.

Malcolm spoke to Emma and Rail Minister Paul Maynard.


Doctor who suffered skin cancer warns others of the dangers

Lauren MacDonald never thought it would happen to her Credit: ITV news

As the summer season is upon us, a GP is warning others to protect themselves from the sun after she developed advanced skin cancer.

Lauren MacDonald says we should be taking much more care when heading to sunny locations on holiday.

Her comments are backed up by evidence found by ITV when we asked viewers to take a special skin care test.

Special UV lighting was used to highlight sun damage

Kylie Pentelow reports.

For more information on skin cancer, and Kylie's personal experience of the disease, click here

Police appeal for missing Hampshire man

Police are appealing for help in finding Ovidijus Aukselis from Southampton.

The 22-year-old and was last seen last at 6am last Friday (July 15), at his home in Arnold Road.

He has not been in contact with family or friends since and this is very out of character for him.

Police have been and are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to locate him.

Ovidijus is described as:

  • White
  • Mousey-blonde hair
  • blue/green eyes
  • 6 ft tall
Credit: Hampshire Police

"We really concerned about Ovidijus' welfare.

"This is very out of character, his friends and family are terribly worried about him.

"Have you seen a man matching this description recently? Do you know where he is or been in touch with him? Please contact us immediately.

"Ovidijus, if you are reading this, you’re not in any trouble. Please get in touch with someone and let them know you are ok."

– Detective Inspector Toby Elcock
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