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The stage is set for a weekend of live music

Duran Duran and Craig David are headlining the Common People music festival in Southampton this weekend. Katy B is also appearing. Organisers are holding a simultaneous event in Oxford at the same time.

The stage is set for the Common People festival Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of revellers are expected on Southampton Common as singers take to the stage for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Revellers arrive for festival Credit: ITV Meridian
World's biggest bouncy castle Credit: Common People

The world's biggest bouncy castle will make its debut in Southampton this weekend.

The castle, measuring 23.8 metres long, 20.7 metres wide and standing 12.8 metres tall, will appear at the Common People festival.

It can accommodate 100 people and is filled with 1143 cubic metres of air.


ON time and ON Budget- Bournemouth Spur road re-opens in time for holiday

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So it IS possible- a major infrastructure project in Dorset has finished ON time and ON budget.

The A338 Bournemouth Spur Road will fully reopen overnight following a nine month rebuild.

Twenty two million pounds has been spent on the improvements - which caused huge delays at peak times for miles around, as Martin Dowse reports

Martin spoke to Mike Harries from Dorset County Council and Lorna Carver from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.

Bank Holiday Meridian Weather- scorcher or wash out?

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Credit: PA

Is it going to be a scorcher or a wash out this Bank Holiday weekend?

Well, something in between probably, with a mix of sunshine and showers for most of us.

The Thames Valley region is expected to get the worst of it, with a weather warning issued for this evening because of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Warning from the Met Office:

Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop and continue through the evening in places, so be aware of the potential for localised surface water flooding.

Simon has your full details:


Dry with variable cloud, clear spells and some mist and fog patches forming. An occasional heavy shower is possible. Light northeast winds persisting. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


Dry for many with sunny spells developing, although some sharp showers are possible. Becoming warm in most areas with light northeast winds inland. Cooling winds near Kent coasts. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

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