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Thousands attend Gravesend Vaisakhi celebrations

Thousands have attended Sikh Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesend.

Martial arts demonstrations, prayers and dance took place at the town's Gurdwara followed by a packed procession through the streets, ending at the Civic Centre.

We spoke to Manpreet Singh Dhaliwal and Manchandan Kaur Sandhu from the Gurdwara.

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Reformed gangster turned preacher asks jail - why have you banned my books?

A reformed gangster turned preacher, who's held workshops for prisoners around the globe, has spoken of his shock after Lewes Prison banned his books.

John Lawson's given talks in some of the world's most dangerous prisons in the hope of transforming people's lives. Yet, when his books were requested by Lewes Prison's chaplain, they were rejected on the grounds of security.

With prison libraries containing books on the Krays, among others, John says he fears he's being discriminated against - either as a former prisoner or a Christian. Andy Dickenson reports.

Conservation work to preserve trees in cathedral grounds

Lime trees have been a well-known feature in the grounds for hundreds of years Credit: Winchester Cathedral

A project is underway to preserve lime trees in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. In recent years they have not been sustaining healthy growth. There are over 300 trees in the cathedral grounds. They are so close together that every tree is poorly. Alternate trees will be removed, allowing the remaining ones to flourish.

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