27-year-old food addict Chris Mardlin once weighed 32 stone. He used to eat until he felt sick but now wants to help others lose weight.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
In Hampshire this morning, the eagle has landed.
Gerry the Golden eagle flew onto the stage at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth.
From Liberty's Centre in Ringwood, he was there to promote the theatre's latest show, Tosca.
A man in Hampshire is on the road to success having lost and then regained fourteen stone over two years.
Chris Mardlin, from Portsmouth, weighed twenty stone at the age of thirteen, rising to thirty three by the time he was twenty five.
He's now supported by a team at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.
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.
We are used to watching Sir Ben Ainslie compete on the water - but not on dry land.
That though is going to change this year, because the four time Olympic Gold medalist has pledged to take on the ten mile Great South Run - in support of a charity very close to his heart.
Sarah Gomme reports...
The Royal Navy's most modern warships will undergo major refits because they keep breaking down.Read the full story ›
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.
"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."
A transgender woman is accused of raping a teenage girl more than 10 years ago when she was a man.Read the full story ›
Urgent plans are in hand to repair a gaping hole in Portsmouth's sea defences. Engineers will be assessing the damage this morning. A 100-metre long section of the sea wall at Southsea has now been cordoned off, and 2,000 tons of rock will be brought in as a temporary measure to plug the gap.