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Good evening. for the news where you are.
I'm Edward Sault with the news here in the South.
It's been an afternoon of triumph, ecstacy, and celebration
for thousands of football fans across the South.
Portsmouth have confirmed promotion to League One.
And Brighton have virtually clinched promotion to the Premier League.
These were the Seagull fans pouring onto the pitch
They'd seen Brighton defeat Wigan 2-1.
Barring an almost impossible set of results in the remaining games,
that means Brighton And Hove Albion are promoted to the top flight
of English football for the first time in 34 years.
After five years of watching Brighton,
This season has been plain sailing, top of the
We won! This is her first game.
Having missed it the last couple of seasons, absolutely
We are really delighted, aren't we, James?
Meanwhile, in League Two, Portsmouth have secured a definite
promotion to League One by beating Notts County 3-1.
Andy Moon was watching with Pompey fans in Nottingham,
4366 Portsmouth fans made the journey north in expectation and in
hope, and they were rewarded with a promotion, Portsmouth's first for 14
years. An unforgettable, forgettable day for the supporters of the club,
who have had some difficult moments in recent years. It all came good
this afternoon. For those guys, who have helped this club and put them
back on the map, it is the first step on a long road, but I am so
I feel very emotional about it. Buzzing, happy, emotional. All the
emotions I can think of, could not have imagined it any better. Coming
off the bench, scoring two goals and getting promoted. Great feeling. The
night here in Nottingham among night here in Nottingham among
players, supporters and all of those who dug deep in their pockets and
saved the club. This moment was for the fans. Portsmouth are back in
League One where they belong. The proposed takeover deal for
Southampton has fallen through. Jack Rowe was just three years
old when he drowned in his family's Three years on, his mother Olivia is
hoping to prevent similar tragedies. After an intensive training course
in America, she's now teaching youngsters how to survive
if they fall into water. This four-year-old
is being taught how to float, and keep his head above
water, if he fell in accidentally. For me, that is the most important
thing, that every child that gets into water, whether it be
into a pool or the sea, a pond, if that happens,
that they can save themselves. In July 2014, Olivia Rowe's
son, Jack, drowned in It was the day of his
third birthday. While she popped out,
and Jack was out of sight of his stepbrother,
he somehow fell in. When I was out, I got the call
from Harry, my stepson, who was looking after him, to say
that he could not find him. I came home, and then later,
a friend discovered him at the bottom of the pool, at the
side and the bottom, so he was very Olivia set up a charity,
called the Jack-Rabbit Foundation, and went
to Florida with her swimming They both trained in infant
survival techniques. Back home, and they have begun
classes in Wiltshire. Babies and toddlers
are shown how to work The charity wants to teach as many
children as possible, It's 50 years since
Sir Francis Chichester became a record-breaker,
single-handedly He was celebrated as a sailing hero,
and his boat, Gipsy Moth IV, became the most famous
yacht in the world. Now, in this special anniversary
year, Gipsy Moth is preparing for a new adventure,
as Briony Leyland reports. Probably 250,000 people have
observed, from the shore, the At the age of 65, Sir
Francis Chichester took His achievement in sailing
single-handedly around the globe with just one stop
caused a sensation. Half a century later,
his record-breaking is back at Bucklers Hard
on the Beaulieu River, where he prepared for his voyage,
her presence prompting I mean, everyone takes
for granted now, but How compact, he's got
everything in their day needs. This is his original
paraffin heater. A lot of heat comes
out of this, so when he was down in the Southern Ocean,
it would have kept nice and warm. Restored 12 years ago,
Gypsy Moth repeated her Restored 12 years ago,
Gipsy Moth repeated her Now looked after by a charitable
trust, she is still offering sailing opportunities, but her next
mission is closer to home. She is going round
Britain this year to commemorate the 50th,
so we will be starting on the day he arrived back in Plymouth,
and heading clockwise around the UK, so people all over
the country will have a chance to At Guildhall, this
untiring man met the Sir Francis, who died in 1972,
said he took on the challenge 50 years on, that sense
of adventure is still proving A quick look at some
of the other football results. In the Championship,
Reading beat Rotherham 2-1. In League One, Oxford
beat Port Vale 2-0. And Swindon were beaten
1-0 by Walsall. And now, here's Bea Tucker
with the weather. Some of us have seen some sunshine,
but it is cried overcast now. In what others will see clear skies
overnight, but it will be a chilly one. It could be close to freezing,
but tomorrow will be dry and bright with loads of sunshine. More
sunshine than over the last few days. We could see some areas
hitting 15 degrees. Largely dry through the rest of this week, but
cold and frosty by night. Our next programme
is at 10:20 tonight. Hopefully you managed to enjoy some
good weather this Easter. It has not been ideal but it has not been that
bad. Pretty cold tonight. Sharp frost on the way in role areas and
across northern parts. The skies are not clear just yet but they are
starting to clear. By the end of the night, those temperatures will
tumble across Scotland, maybe as low minus eight. No surprise this time
of the year. We do get frost, but this could be even damaging.
Tomorrow morning, it is looking sunny for most of us but the wind is