More than 25,000 youngsters complete reading challenge

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A RECORD-breaking 26,638 children took part in a summer reading challenge.

Organised by Hampshire County Council, an extra 1,200 kids signed up this year.

For the challenge, four to 11-year-olds had to read six books borrowed from libraries over a two-month period.