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Man found with serious head injuries at roadside

Hampshire Police is appealing for help to find the cause of a man's head injury in Winchester in the early hours of this morning

The man, who is in his 40s, was seen in Hyde Street, Winchester at about 12.40am this morning, heading in the direction of Kingsworthy; he was later found by the roadside in Worthy Road, Winchester, with serious head injuries at 1.20am.

The man was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the man or witnessed an incident in this area of Winchester, in between 12.40am and 1.20am this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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'I feel lucky to be alive' Alex's remarkable story of recovery after a devastating illness - Exclusive

Alex Lewis has been sharing his story about how a devastating illness changed his life forever

A man whose arms and legs were amputated to save his life after he contracted a devastating illness, has said he feels lucky to be alive.

Alex Lewis, a man in his thirties from Hampshire with a young family, thought he had just caught a cold. However, it turned out he had a case of the rare condition Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome.

The father-of-one is now devoting much of his time to raising money to pay for artificial limbs, so he can regain his mobility and independence. He is also raising funds through the Alex Lewis Trust for the hospitals which treated him.

In an exclusive report - Kerry Swain has been talking to a very brave and remarkable man.

Alex Lewis has shared a detailed account of his story and his campaign on his website.

Alex Lewis before he became ill

Hampshire amputee launches campaign to raise money for artificial limbs

A man who lost his arms and legs after contracting a severe infection has launched a campaign to raise money for artificial limbs.

Alex Lewis from Hampshire, says the NHS can't provide him with the very best prosthetics that he feels would help him regain his mobility and independence. He believes new limbs will cost him a million pounds over his lifetime. He's also collecting money for the hospitals that helped to save his life.

You can find out more at www.alex-lewis.co.uk

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Hepatitis outbreak at Hampshire school

More than 100 people are being vaccinated against Hepatitis A following an outbreak of the disease at a school in Hampshire.

Seven people have been diagnosed at Devonshire Infants and Fernhurst Junior School in Southsea. Public Health England, the nation's health watchdog, is investigating.

The viral infection is rare in this country, and the risk of cross contamination low, but the symptoms can lead to jaundice and liver failure if untreated. Local GPs have been alerted to the risk of further cases.

According to the NHS Choices website the initial symptoms of Hepatitis A include:

  • Mild fever - usually no higher than 39.5ºC (103.1ºF)
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Feeling and being sick
  • Diarrhoea
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