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Saints Foundation launches new league at St Mary's

All eyes might be on Euro 2016, despite the eventual exit of all the home nations...but it is time to focus on some football on this side of the Channel.

A hundred and fifty keen footballers from across the South have been taking part in a brand new league at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton. Saints Foundation organised a disability tournament which they hope will develop into leagues across the country. Sally Simmonds reports.

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Hundreds gather for anti-fascism demonstration

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: ITV Meridian

Two demonstrations are taking place in Southampton this weekend in the wake of the EU Referendum result.

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: ITV Meridian

Members of a far right group and anti-racist and pro-refugee groups are gathering at the Bargate this morning.

Police say they are aware of the demonstrations.

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: Rob Francis

Southampton's Queen Elizabeth helps mark Cunard centenary

The Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool for celebrations Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton's Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool this morning to be the centrepiece of a weekend of celebrations to mark the centenary of the world famous Cunard building.

The company were based in the city before moving to Southampton in the 1960's. The building was home to Cunard's design team from where the most famous ships the south has ever seen were developed including Queen Mary, QE2 and the original Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool for celebrations Credit: ITV Meridian

It was where wartime operations were also masterminded with Cunard ships carrying one million troops during WW2.

Later there will be a church service, concert and fireworks with tens of thousands of people expected to attend.

Queen Mary 2 at home in Southampton after £90m refit

The Southampton liner the Queen Mary 2 arrived back into port today after her 90 million pounds re-fit. It was the biggest upgrade of a cruise ship in history and has taken 2,500 workers in Germany 25 days to complete.

She has been re-painted and there are new cabins for people and pets. The famous ship is only home in Hampshire for one day before she heads to New York. Our reporter Mike Pearse managed to get on board to have a look around before she sets sail.

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QM2 welcomed back into port

Queen Mary 2 will leave Southampton tonight for New York Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton has welcomed the liner the Queen Mary 2 back into port today after her £90m re-fit.

It's the biggest upgrade in history and has taken 2500 workers 25 days.

She's been re-painted and there are new cabins for people and pets. Exhausts have also been fitted to reduce emissions.

After a day of celebrations - the famous ship will leave Southampton for New York tonight.

Cyclists promised traffic free riding in Southampton

Credit: British Cycling

Cyclists in Southampton will have the chance to ride on traffic free streets on Sunday as the Sky Rides return to the city.

Since 2010 more than 70,000 riders have taken part. The event begins at 11am and finishes at 3pm.

Sky Rides offer cyclists of all ages and abilities the chance to ride safely together on a traffic-free route.

In 2016 Sky Ride will be celebrating its one-millionth Sky Rider across all events in the series.

Credit: British Cycling

Refurbished Queen Mary 2 to sail back into Southampton

Southampton liner Queen Mary 2 is undergoing the biggest and most expensive ever refurbishment of a passenger ship.

Tens of millions of pounds is being spent on the liner launched by the Queen in the city 12 years ago. She's in Hamburg for almost a month to allow for the upgrade and will return to major celebrations in the port later in the month when thousands are expected to line the banks of the Solent.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse is in Germany to look at how work is progressing and how they plan to compete it on time.

He spoke to Angus Struthers of Cunard and Capt Kevin Oprey, Master of the ship.

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