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Football & horse racing - Mick Channon's son pens a book about his dad's sporting adventures

The former England international footballer Mick Channon is one of a rare breed, having reached the top in two sports.

He is remembered fondly as a player at both Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs, before he switched to horse racing.

However in a new book he's described as grumpy, foul-mouthed and short-tempered. The author of the book should know - it's his own son.

Mike Hall has been to West Ilsley to speak to the Channons.


Parents of Jacob Schilt speak one year on from plane crash that killed their son in Shoreham

It's almost exactly a year since 11 people were killed when a Hawker Hunter vintage jet crashed onto the A27 during the Shoreham Airshow.

As the anniversary approaches families of the victims are still waiting for answers about the chain of events leading up to the crash.

Andy Dickenson talks to Bob and Caroline Schilt, the parents of Jacob Schilt - one of two young footballers killed that day - about their uncertainty and their loss.

Players kick off for world record memorial match

Two teams are trying to set a new world record for the longest-ever football match.

The attempt is being held in memory of three young players from Sussex - Matt Chaplain who died of a cardiac arrest in 2013, and Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone who were both killed in the Shoreham air crash last summer.

The teams must play continuously for at least 105 hours to achieve their goal. Follow their progress at

Malcolm Shaw spoke to organisers, players and supporters.

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