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COUNTY NEWS: Camber Sands witnesses give their accounts

Witnesses have spoken of the desperate life-saving attempts made by beach goers on the day five young friends died at Camber Sands last summer.

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De La Warr Pavilion scoops more than £2 million of funding

The De La Warr Pavilion will receive £2 million in funding from Arts Council England (ACE) over the next four years.

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Charity’s ‘occasion to remember’

Local charity Homecall held a successful Cream Tea and Gardens event last Saturday (June 24) raising more than £1,500.

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Celebrating Care Home Open Day 1950s style with friendship theme

Residents at a Hastings care home took a trip back to the 1950s to celebrate national Care Home Open Day on Friday June 15.

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COUNTY NEWS: Worker injured by major electric shock wins compensation payout

An ex-British Telecom worker who was given a major electric shock by overhead power lines in a Sussex village has won a compensation payout.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Prom season warning - check limousines

As prom season approaches the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging parents to check if their child’s limousine is safe and legal before booking.

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Warning issued for heavy rain and thunder

A warning for heavy rain and possible thunder has been issued for across Sussex this afternoon (Tuesday June 27).

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Stand and deliver! Pirate themed fundraiser will help special kids

Local charity Special Kids Bexhill held a pirate themed collection in Bexhill town centre last Saturday (June 24).

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COUNTY NEWS: Men who died in sea off Sussex coast were ‘strong and competent swimmers’, inquest hears

A group of five young men who died in sea off the Sussex Coast last summer, have been described as strong and competent swimmers at an inquest in Hastings this week.

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COUNTY NEWS: Football club to check cladding at stadium as 'precaution' after Grenfell

A Premier League football club is to 're-check' the cladding used as its home ground as a precaution after the Grenfell tower disaster.

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Elderly man ‘dragged 20 feet along ground’ in car-jacking

A 92-year-old man was injured after he was dragged along the ground when a thief stole his car from the forecourt of Bexhill Railway Station.

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COUNTY NEWS UPDATE: Crews investigate major fire at business park

Firefighters are investigating what caused a major fire at a business park in Sussex in the early hours of this morning (June 26).

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String of ambulance stations hit by thefts

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is appealing to anyone with information to come forward following a spate of incidents across its region in which £30,000 worth of life-saving equipment has been stolen.

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One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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Warning over fake bills

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Hundreds of kids beat the streets as scheme gets off to running start

Beat the Street – East Sussex’s giant walking and cycling initiative – has got off to a running start with residents travelling more than four times the circumference of the UK in less than one week.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs suffer cyber attack on emails

Sussex MPs’ emails have been hit by a cyber attack this weekend.

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TRAVEL: Sussex travel news for Sunday, June 25

Main roads across Sussex appear to be clear of congestion so far this morning (Sunday, June 25).

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WEATHER: The week ahead for Sussex

WEATHER: The week ahead for Sussex

The weather for Sussex over the next few days appears to be a mixed bag, following on from the recent heatwave, which saw record-breaking temperatures.

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