Thousands have taken to the streets of Portsmouth for the biggest ever Great South Run.
Thousands of runners are preparing to take to the streets of Southsea this weekend for the biggest-ever Great South Run.
A man in his 90s has survived a gas explosion at his home in Southsea.
Detectives are appealing for more information as an investigation continues into a burglary in Southsea. A man, aged 81, living in the Elm Grove area was visited by someone he did not know. This visitor, a man, claimed to be a gold buyer.
The unknown man said he had come to collect a ‘cash for gold’ leaflet, which had been put through the door earlier the same day. When the 81-year-old opened the door, the visitor walked into the address uninvited and stole jewellery.
A pier that was closed down earlier this year over safety concerns will be sold at auction later.
The South Parade pier at Southsea in Portsmouth needs major investment before it can reopen. The structure dates from the nineteenth century. It will go under the hammer at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The Great South Run has enjoyed it's biggest turn-out yet.
This year a record-breaking 25,000 runners from across the South, took part in the 10 mile race through the streets of Portsmouth.
Some ran for charity, others for a personal challenge. One man even ran with a fridge on his back. Juliette Fletcher has more.
GB's Jo Pavey has regained the title she won six years ago at the Great South Run.
It was only the second 10-mile race of Pavey’s career, but it came following a superb track season in which she won European 10,000m silver and finished seventh in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics.
Stephen Mokoka (RSA) took the men’s title in a time of 46:40 while Jo Pavey (GBR) took the women’s title in a time of 53:01.
Around 30,000 runners took part in the Bupa Great South Run 5k, Bupa Junior & Mini Great South Run and the Bupa Great South Run on 27 and 28 October - which all saw record entrants in 2012.
One of the greatest names in British athletics’ history, Dame Kelly Holmes, was the honorary starter for the Bupa Great South Run today.
The Great South Run takes place today with the largest number of entrants ever including Tony the Fridge. Yes a man who runs with a fridge on his back!
Dame Kelly Holmes will start the race.
A record number of people have been competing in the first day of the Great South Run's weekend of events.
Thousands of young and first time runners lined up in Southsea earlier, inspired and led by some of the finest elite distance runners in the world. This report from Sue Kinnear.
2,500 children are taking part in the Great South Run mini race in Portsmouth today in a precursor to the main race which starts tomorrow.