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A food addict - who has lost four stones - is shocked at what he used to eat every day

Chris Mardin began losing weight in January 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

A self-confessed food addict from Southsea has managed to shed four stones and is determined to help others also lose weight.

27-year-old Chris Mardin has lost weight before but then piled it back on. He once weighed more than 33 stones and couldn't walk more than 200 yards.

Chris lost 14 stone before piling the weight back on Credit: ITV Meridian

He is now 29 stones and is being supported by experts in obesity at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

Watch the video to see Chris' reaction when our reporter Kerry Swain showed him what he used to eat every day:

Chris wants a career in health and fitness and help others struggling to control their eating.

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New engines for Royal Navy warships which 'keep breaking down'

They are world class, described as the 'backbone of the Royal Navy'. But the Ministry of Defence has been forced to admit that the six Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyers need new engines - because they keep breaking down at sea.

There has been persistent problems with the engines and power systems on the warships, which cost a billion pounds each.

In 2014, HMS Dauntless had to abandon a training exercise. And in 2009, HMS Daring lost power in the Atlantic, on her first voyage to the US.

The MoD won't disclose how much the work will cost - but it's thought it could run to tens of millions of pounds.

Richard Jones reports.

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HMS Mersey to leave Portsmouth for seven-month deployment

HMS Mersey will leave Portsmouth for a seven month deployment Credit: Royal Navy

HMS Mersey will leave her home in Portsmouth today to set off on a seven month deployment to the North Atlantic.

Crew on-board the ship will provide security to overseas territories in the Caribbean, as well as be on standby for disaster relief operations.

HMS Mersey will leave Portsmouth for a seven month deployment Credit: Royal Navy

"This will be a busy and exciting deployment for Mersey and her ship's company. Over the past few months we've worked hard to train and prepare the ship and we are ready for the wide variety of tasks that may be required of us."

– The ship's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Richie Hewitt
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