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Double win for training partners at Reading half-marathon

Winner Andy Vernon crosses the finish line

Congratulations to the first finishers at the Reading half marathon.

Andy Vernon crossed the finish line first in an unofficial record time of 1:03:08.

Charlotte Purdue

His team mate and training partner from the Aldershot, Farnham and District athletics club, Charlotte Purdue, won the women's race.


REPORT: Hitting Reading streets to raise millions for charity

On Sunday around fifteen and a half thousand runners will take to the streets for the 34th Reading Half Marathon.

The 13 point one mile race starts at the Green Park business complex, and goes through the town centre with passing spots including the university campus, the main train station, three Hospitals - including the Royal Berkshire - and ending at the Madejski Stadium.

Cary Johnston met some competitors ahead of the race.


Man injured in crash dies in hospital

A man injured in a crash in Eastleigh has died in hospital.

The collision took place on the evening of January 3rd on Leigh Road at the junction of the slip road onto the northbound M3, involving a blue Skoda Octavia taxi and a black Nissan Navara,

The passenger of the Nissan, am 86-year-old man from Andover, was treated for injuries at the scene and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

However, whilst in hospital he was found to have sustained a more serious injury from the collision and died on Thursday.

"Sadly, the passenger of the Nissan Navara passed away on Thursday. We need to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation. I would urge anyone with information to contact us on 101.”

– Sergeant Richard Grant

Woman in hospital after flat fire caused by candle

Fire crews were called to a flat in Market Street Credit: Google Images

A woman is in hospital following a flat fire in Hampshire, thought to have started after a flame from a candle caught onto curtains.

Three people suffered smoke inhalation in the blaze at a building in Market Street in Eastleigh.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30pm on Saturday night.

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation, including a woman who was taken to hospital.

Campaigners concerned about housing plans

Protests are expected outside a planning meeting later by campaigners who are concerned about future housing decisions in Hampshire.

Developers want to build 700 homes on land in Eastleigh Credit: ITV Meridian

They're angry permission was given to build seven hundred homes on land in the Eastleigh area by the government because the council is still developing its local plan.

Twister in Eastleigh? We thought so until the cow flew past....

A bit of light relief from all this storm news- we were intrigued to get this video in from Philip Hilton in Eastleigh- advocating a bit of meditation in these turbulent times.

We thought- 'Gosh, it is a bit blustery out there' - then we spotted the cow...

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