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Children join voices for the Southern Cathedrals Festival

Young choristers arrive at the 900-year-old cathedral Credit: Chichester Cathedral

Children from across the south launched this year's celebration of cathedral music.

More than eighty choristers and thirty lay clerks (adult singers) from Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals opened the three-day Southern Cathedrals Festival.

It is taking place at Chichester Cathedral until 24th July.

Visitors filled the cathedral for the choral launch Credit: Chichester Cathedral


Security alert after 'armed men' spotted near military camp

Bulford Military Camp is a large army base on the Salisbury Plain Credit: ITV Meridian

A major search has taken place overnight after reports of 'armed men' being seen near Bulford Military Camp in Wiltshire.

Armed police and helicopters were scrambled from 6pm on Thursday (21st July) after a member of the public reported seeing three men 'casually' carrying an air rifle or shotgun.

Police say that the search is still ongoing but that nobody has been traced and there have been no suspicious incidents since the initial phone call.

The military camp and the surrounding areas have been fully secured.

The incident comes just a day after the attempted kidnapping of a serviceman at RAF Marham.


Doctor who suffered skin cancer warns others of the dangers

Lauren MacDonald never thought it would happen to her Credit: ITV news

As the summer season is upon us, a GP is warning others to protect themselves from the sun after she developed advanced skin cancer.

Lauren MacDonald says we should be taking much more care when heading to sunny locations on holiday.

Her comments are backed up by evidence found by ITV when we asked viewers to take a special skin care test.

Special UV lighting was used to highlight sun damage

Kylie Pentelow reports.

For more information on skin cancer, and Kylie's personal experience of the disease, click here

Police appeal for missing Hampshire man

Police are appealing for help in finding Ovidijus Aukselis from Southampton.

The 22-year-old and was last seen last at 6am last Friday (July 15), at his home in Arnold Road.

He has not been in contact with family or friends since and this is very out of character for him.

Police have been and are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to locate him.

Ovidijus is described as:

  • White
  • Mousey-blonde hair
  • blue/green eyes
  • 6 ft tall
Credit: Hampshire Police

"We really concerned about Ovidijus' welfare.

"This is very out of character, his friends and family are terribly worried about him.

"Have you seen a man matching this description recently? Do you know where he is or been in touch with him? Please contact us immediately.

"Ovidijus, if you are reading this, you’re not in any trouble. Please get in touch with someone and let them know you are ok."

– Detective Inspector Toby Elcock
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