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Civic pride and patriotism in Kent's county town

Troops from 36 Engineer Regiment have been marching through Maidstone exercising their Freedom of the Borough. Some of the soldiers have recently come back from Nepal. And as Andrea Thomas reports many of the troops still have one eye on the relief efforts in the country. She spoke to Lt Col Richard Walker, the Commanding Officer of the regiment and Mayor of Maidstone, Daniel Moriarty.

Mayor buys share in Portsmouth FC

Fratton Park, the home of Portsmouth Football Club where the mayor will buy his share Credit: PA

Portsmouth mayor Frank Jonas will write a cheque for £1000 this afternoon to secure his community share in Portsmouth Football Club.

He will attend in his full formal attire and will be met by executive board members of the Pompey Supporters Trust and Portsmouth Community Football Club at 3:30pm.