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Widow's home targeted by thieves as she mourns at funeral

A widow whose home was burgled while she was attending her husband's funeral says she's been left devastated by the break-in.

Thieves took jewellery and money after ransacking the family home in Brighton. They also found the keys to Paula Palmer's car that was parked outside - and used it to escape.

Police believe criminals targetted the property, knowing she was in mourning. Andy Dickenson reports.


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Thousands of school places handed out

It's been a tense day for parents whose children go to school for the first time this September - as they've been finding out if their sons and daughters have got into the infant and primary classes they wanted.

Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports on the relief and disappointment. She spoke to mum Charlotte Howard and other parents, Ty Goddard from The Education Foundation, Hampshire County Council's Director of Children's Services, John Coughlan, and headteacher Libby Wyatt.

Perfect conditions as 15,000 runners compete in the 2015 Brighton Marathon

Around fifteen thousand runners have been taking part in the sixth Brighton Marathon. Ten times that number turned out to watch the road race. The event raises million of pounds for charity. A Kenyan athlete running her first marathon was the fastest woman. Malcolm Shaw reports.

WW1 hero's Victoria Cross medal goes on public display, sixty years after disappearing

He was a hero of the First World War, and Major George Godfrey Massy Wheeler received the highest award for his bravery. But his Victoria Cross was overlooked for more than sixty years until it turned up in a museum in Sussex. Now, the Major's medal has gone on display, so the public can find out more about his remarkable story. Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jody East of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

GURKHA 200: Celebrating the loyal service of the Gurkhas in the British Army

Ayo Ghorkali - the Gurkhas are here! They've been here as part of the British Army for the last two hundred years. The Nepalese Gurkhas fought in both World Wars and recent battle honours include Malaysia, Borneo, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan. Gurkha communities across the Thames Valley have been commemorating the bi-centenary today. While on the national stage five Gurkha VCs went on display for the first time ever as Divya Kohli reports


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