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£1 million upgrade to Fareham station underway - train users warned of disruption

The railway tracks have been removed as work starts at Fareham train station

Hundreds of rail engineers will spend the next week replacing nine sets of points and track at Fareham railway station in Hampshire. The station will get a big upgrade costing about £1 million pounds.

For passengers buses are replacing many trains between Southampton and Portsmouth.


Weekend's Great South Run attracts 25,000 athletes

World class athletes are taking part in the Great South Run Credit: Great South Run

Portsmouth and Southsea will play host to a festival of sport as up to 25,000 people get set to take part in the Great South Run this weekend.

With four events across two days including the flagship 10-mile run, there will be something for all ages and abilities in the south’s biggest running event.

Triple Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba will make her 10-mile road race debut to take on the best of British in the Great South Run, in its 27th staging.

The Ethiopian world champion distance runner returns to the UK following her third-place finish in September’s Great North Run half marathon.

The 31-year-old’s opposition in the world’s leading ten-mile event will be an almost entirely domestic field.

The Isle of Wight's Jess Andrews, Olympic marathon representative Aly Dixon, Lily Partridge, Charlotte Purdue, Beth Potter and Eli Kirk lead a stellar cast of Britain’s best distance running talent along with European half marathon silver medallist Veronica Inglese.

In the men’s race, Andy Vernon will be seeking to follow his Great Birmingham Run half marathon victory with success in his home event.

Vernon will take on Aldershot, Farnham and District teammate Chris Thompson in a bid to become the first British male winner since Mo Farah in 2009.


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