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Fraudulent Sussex ‘Barrister’ Jailed

A Sussex man who fraudulently took thousands of pounds from the family of a special needs child by pretending to be a qualified barrister has been jailed. 50-year-old David Abbott from Peacehaven had partly...

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Poisoned Sausages Disgust Dog Owners

Dog owners in Hailsham say they’re worried and disgusted after sausages, filled with what appear to be slug pellets, have been left in a popular dog walking area. Vets say if eaten, the poisoned...

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Eastbourne Pier Fire Investigation Breakthrough

Police investigating the fire which destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier have had a breakthrough in their investigation. Officers say they’ve now been able to recover usable images from CCTV hard drives that were damaged...

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Nurses Misconduct Hearing

A medical tribunal has been hearing how a man being treated at a Kent brain injury unit was left to lay in urine-soaked sheets, was spoken to inappropriately and had an emergency call bell...

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Brighton Marathon Video Highlights

Organisers say it was the biggest ever Brighton Marathon – with almost 10,000 runners taking part. The winner of the women’s race had never competed in a marathon before. And one of the first...

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Hospital cancels cancer operation twice

An 87-year-old war veteren who says he was told he needed urgent cancer surgery, has had his operation cancelled for a second time due to staff shortages. Roy Hall, who’s from Saltdean near Brighton,...

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Pony beaten with breeze block

The owner of a pony that had to be put down after being beaten around the head with a breeze block, says she has no idea why anyone would want to hurt her animal....

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Teenager stabbed with discarded needle on Brighton bus

A teenager is undergoing tests for HIV and Hepatitis after being stabbed with a two inch long discarded hypodermic needle on a Brighton bus.  Sussex Police say they’re investigating the incident as a possible assault....

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Landing practice at Biggin Hill airport

My landings had been a little sloppy in recent weeks, and so it was time to sharpen things up.  I asked an instructor to run through my landing technique, then a few days later...