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...
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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."
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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.
Walkers have been told to stay clear of sea defences at Southsea in Hampshire because of major cracks. The leader of Portsmouth Council, Donna Jones, says that the damage appeared during wet and windy conditions over Christmas. Contractors have put up barriers while inspections are carried out.
Upgrade work on the cycle circuit at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth has begun ahead of a planned reopening in January. The work has been agreed and funded by Portsmouth City Council, Parkwood Community Leisure and British Cycling, supported by Sport England.
"I'm very pleased that a local sporting facility will be open again. We'll continue to work together, with local cycling clubs, to develop a new programme of activities and events."