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Jurassic perk for families in lockdown

Hannah Pilcher arranged to surprise a small boy while dressed as a T Rex

A woman has delighted families in her neighbourhood by starting a daily walk dressed as a tyrannosaurus rex.

Hannah Pilcher, 29, began roaming the streets of North End, Portsmouth, on Sunday.

She said: "I heard people laughing, I danced for onlookers, busses beeped and children gasped.

"I planned with a local mum so that her little boy could be at the window when I walked past... [Those] squeals of delight made all the negativity in the world disappear for a while."

One-man trombone band is social media hit

Here's one way to beat the boredom of having to stay at home - Band Colour Sergeant Nick West of the Band of HM Royal Marines has created his own trombone sextet.

His performance La Tarara by Steven Verhelst has been viewed more than 50,000 times on social media.

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Army helps convert island hospital buildings

Soldiers have been deployed to help provide an extra 200 beds for Covid-19 patients on the Isle of Wight.

The 40 personnel from the Scots Guards arrived on the island at the weekend and will help convert parts of St Mary's Hospital in Newport into in-patient accommodation.

St Mary's Hospital in Newport
Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Maggie Oldham, chief executive of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: "Having these brave men and women working alongside us will give us the extra support we need to get this huge amount of work done as quickly as possible."

Work at St Mary's includes converting the Laidlaw day hospital, the education centre and the outpatients appointments and records unit into in-patient accommodation.

Silence for firefighters killed in 2010 blaze

Firefighters will hold a silence to remember two crew members who died in a tower block blaze 10 years ago.

Jim Shears, 35, from Poole, and Alan Bannon, 38, from Southampton, died in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton on 6 April 2010.

Stations will fall silent at 11:00 BST to remember the pair.

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