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COUNTY NEWS UPDATE: Man arrested following seven hour stand-off

A man has been arrested following a seven hour stand-off in Sussex today (November 19), Sussex Police has said.

Crime
Police are involved in a stand-off with a man armed with a knife in Battle Road.

COUNTY NEWS: Police in stand-off with man ‘armed with knife’ at Sussex home

Police are currently involved in a stand-off with a man armed with a knife at a home in Sussex.

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The body of a woman was discovered off Brighton Marina.

COUNTY NEWS: Woman’s body found in water off Sussex coast

A woman’s body was discovered off the coast of Sussex this morning (November 18).

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Police have taped off Old Church Road as they investigate a stabbing.

COUNTY NEWS: Attempted murder arrests after boy stabbed

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a boy was stabbed last night (November 18).

Crime
Nominate community space in need of makeover

Nominate community space in need of makeover

Residents in Sussex are being invited to nominate a community space to receive a makeover.

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The pub sector supports more than 1,000 jobs in Bexhill and Battle

Data reveals importance of pub sector to local economy

The brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to Bexhill and Battle, new figures from a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association show.

Business
‘It was like a drug addiction’... Widow’s warning after losing £100,000 in ‘romance fraud’

‘It was like a drug addiction’... Widow’s warning after losing £100,000 in ‘romance fraud’

A Sussex widow who was conned out of more than £100,000 in an online befriending scam has issued a warning to others.

Crime
Paramedics arrived in Horsham town centre four-and-a-half-hours after being called.

COUNTY NEWS: Outrage at four hour wait for ambulance after town centre fall

A man was left waiting in the cold for an ambulance for more than four hours after falling and smashing his head outside a town centre store.

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Ninfield Memorial Hall

Firm’s kindness to memorial hall

Ninfield Memorial Hall has been able to afford a properly-insulated ceiling thanks to support from a firm based in Plymouth.

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Choir to hold its winter concert

Local community choir Vocal Explosion will be holding its popular Midwinter Concert at historic St Clements Church in Hastings Old Town on Saturday December 9 at 8pm.

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The trekkers complete the Cambodia trek in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice

Sussex trekkers complete the Chestnut Tree House charity challenge

More than 40 fundraisers from Sussex have completed a 85km trek in Cambodia to raise money for the children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.

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Sam (in the grey t-shirt) at Walk2Run at the Pelham back in September 2016

Marathon joy for victim of attack

A man who was unable to leave his house for years after being attacked by a gang recently completed a gruelling marathon.

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Mario Bove (Photograph: Sussex Police)

COUNTY NEWS: Restaurateur jailed after hitting a motorbike with his Mercedes

A driver who deliberately crashed into a motorcycle, injuring the rider and his passenger, has been jailed for one year, police said.

Crime
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling attended a meeting with Huw Merriman MP and Amber Rudd MP to discuss new track layouts in Ashford. SUS-171115-093057001

Transport Secretary supports plan to improve journey times to London

The Secretary of State for Transport committed to support the development of a proposed new track layout at Ashford International which would allow trains from 1066 Country to travel direct to London St Pancras.

Transport
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Views sought on way council tackles crime

Police and council officers could soon have greater powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in the district.

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Cambodia trek in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice

Blog: Sussex trekkers arrive in Cambodia

More than 40 fundraisers from across Sussex have arrived in Cambodia to begin an 85km trek to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Here you can follow a blog with updates from our reporter AnneMarie Field who is trekking with the fundraisers. Please refresh to see updates.

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Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

Politics
UPDATE: Lorry ‘hit by an empty train’ at level crossing

UPDATE: Lorry ‘hit by an empty train’ at level crossing

A lorry has been ‘hit by an empty train’ at the level crossing at Newhaven Town Railway Station, Sussex Police have said.

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Hastings Magsistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court for October 11 -

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Anti-Bullying week runs between November 13-17, 2017

Young people targeted by online bullies on the rise

Children as young as nine have told Childline counsellors they have been targeted by online bullies, with girls and 12-15 year-olds receiving the most counselling sessions about this issue.

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