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WATCH: The brother and sister who won’t be beaten by their rare skin condition

There is no hint of exaggeration when Michelle Fincham describes her children Grace and Freddie as ‘an inspiration’.

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‘I stopped eating sugar and changed my life’

When Sue Bannister was told she had breast cancer, it was a huge shock.

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Portsmouth Festival Choir                                        Picture: Diana Wren

REVIEW: Portsmouth Festival Choir at Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral

Pity the concert promoter who plans an enterprising programme and finds the performers outnumbering the audience.

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Jan Aubrey, Malcolm Vine and Bridget Pelling at their reunion

Family who spend lives away from each other reunite in Gosport

A FAMILY separated for the majority of their lives were reunited in an emotional get-together.

Jeni McCrea

‘I gave my brain tumour a name to take away some of the fear’

Jeni McCrea was 13 when she started having headaches and seizures.


‘Kidney transplant has given me a second life’

As a professional windsurfer, Simon Bornhoft had always been superfit.

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Charles Haskell in a replica bunker

Lest We Forget: Take a tour of the World War One Remembrance Centre

Tucked underground in a corner of Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill is a network of corridors adorned with flags, photographs and documents from the First World War.

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Tina Young

‘I thought that I was going to drink myself to death’

Tina Young was a career woman who worked hard training people at care homes.

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Den Barry

‘Losing half my sight has turned my world upside down’

Keen drummer Den Barry was having fun playing a pub gig with his band. But then the vision in his left eye suddenly went blurry and he could only see colours and shapes.

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Discover great autumn walks

Autumn pack helps kids discover the wild

Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Don’t miss out on the autumn discovery pack available from the Woodland Trust

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Workshops for pumpkins

PARENTS can learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin – at a supermarket.

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Are you ready to get fit for autumn?

Get fit and find fun this autumn

Don't let the end of summer spoil your fitness regime – there's never been a better time to give your body a pre-Christmas work-out.

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Jenny Mawson, 38, from Horndean, with daughter Erin, three

‘Taking part in clinical trial has totally changed my life’.

When Jenny Mawson kept getting infections, she thought she was just feeling under the weather.

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Cant we start being cruel to other similar veg for a change?

STEVE POWER: Why are we so cruel to pumpkins?

Catch Steve Power At Breakfast, Monday to Friday 05.30-09.00 on Wave 105

Dads and grandads are welcome to take their children to Who Let The Dads Out? at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham

A rare event aimed at male role models

Columnist Rev Garry Roberts is curate at Holy Trinity and St Columba churches in Fareham. Here he talks about a new activity encouraging male role models.

The boys from down under combined puppetry of the penis with jaw-aching comedy which allowed women the right to laugh at their pride and joy without them getting offended.

REVIEW: Puppetry Of The Penis, Kings Theatre, Southsea

The show opened with what could only be described as a flaccid performance from their comedy support act, Ria Lina.

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Danielle Thomas with her guide dog Neisha

‘I went to bed with perfect vision - and woke up unable to see ever again’

Danielle Thomas was busy enjoying life as a teenager. At 17, she was learning to drive and studying catering at college.

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'A lot of us return to work even though we know weve got flu thats still in the contagious stage'

STEVE POWER: This survey isn’t to be sneezed at

Catch Steve Power At Breakfast, Monday to Friday 05.30-09.00 on Wave 105

Lewis Smith, 15

‘I had life-saving brain surgery - now I dream of musical success’

When Lewis Smith suffered headaches, doctors thought he had concussion after a clash of heads while playing football.

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The most likely place you are going to start fidgeting is the doctors waiting room.

STEVE POWER: Good morning doctor, can I fidget please?

Research has shown that fidgeting can reduce the unhealthy effects of sitting for long periods and may even help you live longer. Has anyone else seen the irony in this? The most likely place you are going to start fidgeting is the doctor’s waiting room, because you’ve been sitting around waiting for a long time. So in order to start fidgeting and thus live longer, you’ll have to be very sick first!

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