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REPORT: South's commuters benefit from station overhaul at London Bridge

The new concourse at London Bridge station Credit: PA

The first major phase of the multi-billion pound project to improve rail services for millions of rail passengers from Sussex and Kent opened for the first time today.

Travellers can now use a massive new concourse and new platforms at London Bridge.

But ongoing work on the Thameslink project means Cannon Street will remain closed until Friday - with other services from Kent disrupted until 2018.

Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse

Mike spoke to Simon Blanchflower from the Thameslink Project, Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail, and Richard Dean from Southeastern Trains.

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Pride Festival goers parade through Southampton

Hundreds of people have paraded through the streets of Southampton this afternoon in the city's first Pride Festival in more than a decade.

Marchers walking through Southampton in pride event
Members of organisations joined in the parade too bearing banners and waving flags
Many people wore colourful costumes
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