A Royal Navy veteran amputee will tomorrow set off to kayak around the entire coast of the UK in an attempt to break the solo kayaking distance record. Richard Hunt's challenge is expected to take around four months.
He will undertake the challenge wearing a waterproof prosthetic limb and he hopes to travel a distance of approximately 2,300 miles.
The current record for the longest solo kayak journey is held by Helen Skelton on the Amazon River for Comic Relief. Richard has been training for 13 months.
Richard is raising money for BLESMA, the national charity for all limbless serving and ex-service men and women. He sought help from the charity after he lost his leg and says the charity helped him discover his passion for kayaking.
A package of works to ease congestion in Gosport and Fareham, worth £90m, has been proposed. The aim would be to remove bottlenecks from the two towns to the M27 whilst also improving access. The measures include a single carriageway Stubbington bypass with a speed limit of 50mph.
It will connect from Gosport Road to Titchfield Road, which was one of three possible routes put to the public in a consultation. The plans will be discussed by Hampshire County Councillors on March 17.
A security incident is 'ongoing' at the Royal Navy's warfare school, HMS Collingwood in Fareham.
It is thought that the incident could involve a suspicious package but the MoD have not confirmed this.
A spokesperson said, "We can confirm there is an ongoing incident at HMS Collingwood, the Royal Navy warfare school in Fareham, Hampshire.
"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."
HMS Collingwood is the headquarters of the navy's Maritime Warfare School and Surface Stream, delivering training including weapon engineering, diving,physical training, chemical biological radiation nuclear and damage control, sea survival, seamanship and military skills.
A hotel in Hampshire, that refused to refund a widower for his 50th wedding anniversary party when his wife died, has now agreed to give him his money back. 78-year-old Eric Clifton from Swanmore had to cancel the event after his wife Joyce died from cancer 2 months before.
The Lysses House Hotel in Fareham initially refused to refund the £700 he had already paid - but, as Sarah Cooper reports, they've now had a change of heart.