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The region's sporting heroes parade in London

It's been the summer of all summers. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - and thousands of street parties; the Olympic Torch - travelling to towns and cities across our region - and, who could forget the Gold Rush - the remarkable achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians at London 2012.

Today, it was a chance to celebrate - as our sporting heroes paraded through the streets of London, cheered on by wellwishers. Also there, the gamesmakers - the volunteers who made the events so special.

Team GB won 65 Olympic medals, in total - 29 of them, gold - the best gold haul since 1908. Our paralympians won 120 medals - 34 of them gold. Phil Hornby joined today's victory parade.


Brush strokes in Bournemouth

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Credit: ITV Meridian

A large-scale mural of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, who lost his life while completing a display at the Air Festival last year, will be on display at the Bournemouth International Centre during the Air Festival. A video of local artist Soap creating the mural is also being shown.

The 20ft wide image shows the Red Arrows in flight alongside a picture of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging.


Opening of official memorial to Red Arrows pilot

Red Arrows Memorial to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Credit: Martin Dowse

A memorial to a Red Arrows pilot who died when his plane crashed last summer, has officially opened in Bournemouth.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed shortly after a display at the Bournemouth AIr Festival last August.

His wife Dr Emma Higgin was among those who attended the opening of the official memorial to him.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's wife Dr Emma Higgin (centre) attended the opening of his memorial Credit: Martin Dowse
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