Army veteran Neil Heritage is aiming to be the first double above-the-knee amputee to conquer the 4,478 metre summit in Switzerland.
Campaigners End Fight Against Barton Farm
A 15-year fight to stop a massive housing development on fields just north of Winchester has been abandoned.
The campaign group Save Barton Farm says it won't bother with any more legal challenges because it's too expensive and likely to fail.
Cala Homes is due to apply for planning permission for the development next year, with building work expected to start in 2014.
Winchester City Council rejected a previous planning application to build the homes in 2010, saying there was little evidence to suggest that the housing need.
The Secretary of State initially supported the Council’s position but then had to review his decision when it was ruled unlawful, and in the end gave consent for the application.
It'll open at the Novium Museum in the astronaut's hometown in December - charting his journey to the International Space Station.
David Hoare has resigned with immediate effect, weeks after being criticised for calling the Island a "ghetto" where there was "inbreeding".
Shooting of the animals will reportedly begin next month in five new areas, to try to control the spread of TB in cattle.
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