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Amputee from Hampshire attempting to break solo kayak world record

Richard Hunt will attempt to break the solo kayaking distance record Credit: Ottobock

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.

Richard Hunt will attempt to break the solo kayaking distance record Credit: Ottobock

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 will wear a waterproof prosthetic limb Credit: Ottobock

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.

Roadworks worth £90m could ease congestion

The plans include better links to the M27 Credit: Press Association Images

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.

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Family "shocked and devastated" after couples death

The family of an elderly couple killed in a crash on the A34 say they are "shocked and devastated" at their deaths.

Barry Janes, who was 70-years-old, and his wife Shirley died when their car left the carriageway at Three Maids Hill on Monday night.

The couple from Fareham were traveling southbound when their car, for reasons that police are investigating, crashed and ended up on its roof.

Anyone who witnessed the incident to help the police build a better picture of what happened that night of 24th February are asked contact PC Matthew Clayton on 101, quoting Operation Agate.

The crash on Monday night caused long delays for motorists on the A34 Credit: ITV Meridian

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'Security incident' at HMS Collingwood in Fareham

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.

Rail services disrupted after landslip

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1/2 #Fareham #Eastleigh - Due to a landslide caused by flooding between Eastleigh & Fareham all lines between these stations are blocked

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2/2 ..Portsmouth services (via Eastleigh) will be diverted, local disruption is expected until 04.02.14. Details: http://t.co/i4hNGNEsvQ

FULL REPORT: Hotel's change of heart over refund

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.

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