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VE Day events continue - parade in Aldershot

Thousands of people across the region have been celebrating the end of the Second World War in Europe seventy years ago. Victory in Europe - VE Day - was on Friday. This weekend has seen a number of celebrations in a continuation of the events marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day. One of the biggest commemorations was a parade in Aldershot. Richard Slee reports.

The report contains some Pathe footage. The interviewees are: Fred Lee, a Royal Navy veteran Percy Lewis a D-Day veteran


Meon Valley: Hollingbery 'it's just a matter of maths'

The Conservative George Hollingbery had a huge majority in the Meon Valley constituency. He won 31,578 votes, his next closest rival was David Alexander of UKIP on 7,665. He attributed the figures to a huge drop off of Lib Dem votes. After securing the seat he thanked the electorate for giving him a second term as their MP.

Winchester: Steve Brine MP 'flattered' to win seat again

The MP for Winchester, Steve Brine, has said that he feels flattered to have won the Winchester seat for a second time.

The politician attracted 30,425 votes, almost 17,000 votes more than his closest rival the Liberal Democrat Jackie Porter. Seventy-four percent of the local electorate turned out to the polls to cast their votes.

Steve Brine and supporters celebrate the MP's win at Winchester


President leads tributes to 1,200 Lusitania dead of WWI

Irish president leads tributes to those who died in Lusitania tragedy

The Irish president, Michael Higgins, has lead tributes to the 1,193 passengers and crew who died when the civilian liner Lusitania was torpedoed during World War One in the sea off Ireland. The vessel was on the return leg of a trip from the USA to the UK in 1915 when it was hit by a German missile. Many relatives of those from the South who died in the tragedy are attending commemorations in Ireland.

Representatives from the British and German governments are also there.

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