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Cricketer back in the classroom for maths lesson

Liam Dawson
Liam Dawson and the "mathletes" Credit: Ageas Bowl

Hampshire all-rounder, Liam Dawson has, today, been using sport to inspire young people to apply mathematics to everyday life.

Dawson spent the morning at Southampton’s Springhill Catholic Primary School, doing cricket-based activities with more than 120 children, mostly aged 8-9, across four different sessions. The “mathletes” then worked out a range of mathematical equations based on the activities they had undergone.

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Forty firefighters tackle New Forest blaze

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Firefighters tackles flames in a thatched roof in the New Forest Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

More than forty firefighters have spent the evening fighting a fire in the thatched roof of a farmhouse in Cadnam in the New Forest. The blaze has now been contained by Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, but crews will stay on site to make sure all the hot spots are out. No-one was injured.

Group Manager Dan Tasker said: "An early call from the occupier allowed us to get to the property and get to work quickly. The first crews worked incredibly efficiently and professionally to restrict the fire to one part of the roof.

"Their hard work under a lot of pressure helped to prevent any spread to the property itself and also minimise water damage to the inside."

Firefighters in Cadnam
Firefighters used foam and water to contain the roof fire Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

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