Six areas of the region to get £1m in Lottery cash

Six areas in the south are being awarded at least £1 million by the Big Lottery Fund to "help improve the community".

Devonshire West in Eastbourne, Sompting in Adur, Whitley in Reading, Dover and Newington in Kent and Wecock Farm in Havant have been named as "forgotten pockets of the country" set to be awarded grants through The Big Local Programme.

The programme is the Lottery’s largest community-led regeneration project with residents to decide how the money should be spent over the next decade.

The communities have been targeted as having been overlooked for funding and investment in the past.