Phil Hornby talks to politicians from our region about the row over airports in our region, and the legacy of Olympics and Paralympics.
Two people from our region have had a night to remember as they took centre stage at the Paralympic opening ceremony.
Paralympic cyclists are hoping to emulate the success of their Olympic counterparts as they compete at Brands Hatch.
Paralympic swimmer, Graham Edmunds, who's from Reading, has missed out on the final of the S10 men's 100m butterfly.
Prior to a road traffic accident in 2000, Graham competed in non-disabled competition for 10 years and was club captain at Reading Swimming Club.**
Ad the Paralympics Games enter their first weekend it is hoped that team Paralympics GB will increase its medals tally.
The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland begin today with athletes working hard to master the waters off the Dorset coast. Helena Lucas from Southampton will compete in the 2.4mR class - in a single handed small keelboat. She wants to improve on her 7th place finish at the Beijing Games.
Ben Quilter during his quarter final match against Algeria's Mouloud Noura.
Paralympic cyclist Darren Kenny from Salisbury was in action at the velodrome today. Although a medal hopeful in the Men's 1km time trial, the Dorset-based athlete missed out on a podium place and eventually finished fourth.
Brighton's Ben Quilter has just won a bronze medal in the Under 60kg Men's category in Paralympic Judo.
A packed Olympic Stadium and millions more across the world watched last night as Joe Townsend, who lost both legs as a Royal Marine in Afghanistan, flew in on a zip wire to start the sequence that lit the Paralympic cauldron.
The Royal Marine commando from Sussex is aspiring to compete in Rio 2016 as a triathlete.
Two years ago Joe was given the 'Freedom of Eastbourne' at a special ceremony.
An Eastbourne Book of Honour was also launched to recognise the town's residents who have served their country since World War II.
Hampshire's Peter Norfolk, who's known as "The Quadfather" carried the British flag at the Paralympic opening ceremony last night.
He led Britain, the last of 164 nations, into the arena to a rapturous reception and the strains of David Bowie's 'Heroes' as the host nation received a taster of the partisan noise which is set to greet them in their medal quest.
Peter lives in Alton. He made history at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games when he won Britain’s first ever medals in Wheelchair Tennis – a gold in the Quad Singles and a silver in Quad Doubles, where he played alongside Mark Eccleston.
In 1979, Peter had a motorcycle accident which left him with a spinal cord injury.
"A Disneyland for people who love sports" - that's how physiotherapist Jessica Thorne from Kent has described life behind the scenes at the Olympics.
The young volunteer who normally works in Faversham has been treating Olympic athletes in the Park and is now heading off for the Paralympics this morning.
She's been telling ITV Meridian what's it's like to be up close and personal with the sporting stars.
Click above to see the interview.
Dorset's Darren Kenny OBE will be hoping to reach the medals when he compete in the C1-3 1 kilometer time trial later at the Velodrome. The 42 year old who has cerebral palsy currently holds all the world and paralympic records in his class.
Ben Quilter from Brighton will be hoping to add an olympic gold to his collection of titles. The world number one who came fifth in Beijing will fight in -60kg catagory later.
Mandy Pankhurst from Haslemere will be going for gold in the women's shooting later. She competes in the R2 10 metre Air Rifle class.
Joining them we have hopefuls in the Boccia, Archery, Wheelchair basketball, table tennis and goalball.