They came to send off a stranger - and they came in their hundreds. Today mourners attended the burial of James MConnell who died of a chest infection. The former Royal Marine had no family and faced a lonely burial - that was until the local vicar sent out a Facebook plea.
Word spread around the armed forces community and - as Sally Simmonds reports - the 70 year old from Southsea wasn't let down.
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The South of England is set to enjoy milder temperatures and is expected to escape heavy snow forecast for the rest of the country.
Young men and women are being encouraged to come forward and speak out against domestic abuse as part of a new campaign.
A wet start as rain continues to move east. It'll eventually dry up and brighten up this afternoon.