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Powerboat racer's funeral

Powerboat racers will form a guard of honour at a church in Southampton today at the funeral of their colleague Mike Lovell.

Funeral after fishing tragedy

The funeral of the skipper of a fishing boat which sank off the coast of Portland in Dorset has taken place today

Farewell to Amy

Traditional send-off for Amy

Ninety-eight-year-old Amy Cole who spent her life living in caravans and selling pegs for a living has had a traditional Romany funeral.

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Wrong coffin taken to funeral

An investigation is underway after the wrong coffin was taken to a funeral.

It's been reported that mourners were left in floods of tears as undertakers arrived with the wrong coffin at the funeral service in Southampton.

According to the Daily Echo http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10723645.Wrongbodyat_funeral/the mistake was spotted and was rectified by the funeral director.

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Police appeal after burglary

Officers are appealing for witnesses as the incident happened in the daytime in a busy area of the city.

Detective Constable Sarah Fox said: “The victim has been left distressed and upset by this burglary especially as they took jewellery that was of great sentimental value to her and even stole from the moneyboxes of her grandchildren.

“I’d appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to contact me." Anyone with information is asked to call DC Fox at Shirley Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Woman burgled while at funeral

A pensioner was burgled while attending a funeral.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to catch the person who targeted the 75-year-old woman in Southampton.

The victim returned home after the funeral to find a quantity of cash she was saving for a holiday and some jewellery had been taken.

Among the items taken were several of great sentimental value as they belonged to her deceased husband and her father.

Her engagement and wedding rings were also stolen and the burglar emptied moneyboxes belonging to her grandchildren, stealing the money from those as well.

The burglar broke into the flat in Bugle Street sometime between 1pm and 4.30pm on March 1.

A neighbour’s property was also targeted but it’s not known yet if anything has been taken from there.

"He died doing what he loved doing"

The survivor of a powerboat crash in which one man was killed said today he realised how lucky he is to be alive.

Dan Whapples was speaking at the funeral of Mike Lovell - it's the first time he's talked about the accident which happened on the final day of the racing season last month.

Today more than 1000 people turned out to pay their respects.

Click below for the full report

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"I wish he was given a second chance too"

The team mate of a powerboat pilot who was killed during a race has spoken for the first time about what happened.

Navigator Dan Whapples, from Warsash in Hampshire, suffered multiple injuries but survived the crash which killed Mike Lovell at the National Powerboat Championships in Weymouth.

In an emotional interview at Mike's funeral today Dan said he wished that Mike had been given a second chance too.

See his interview in full here.

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