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Hotel evacuated after fire breaks out.

Guests and staff have been evacuated from a hotel in West Sussex. Firefighters are dealing with a blaze at the Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill. It's believed the kitchen is one of the areas affected.

The five star hotel is set within 120 acres of land and has a luxury spa.


"Tree planting army" needed to combat disease

Ash dieback could wipe out 12 million trees Credit: ITV Border

Experts are calling for a "tree planting army" to help combat the devastation caused by Ash Dieback.

The Woodland Trust says the loss of 12 million trees to the disease could prove "could prove disastrous both for wildlife and our cherished landscapes".

The trust has mapped 280 million trees across England and Wales and compared different scenarios when ash trees are lost within woodlands and in the wider countryside. The results suggests that even minimal tree loss would have a huge impact on the connectivity of the landscape.

They are providing 1,000 subsidised 'Disease recovery packs' of trees specifically to be planted in a pilot in Kent and Sussex.

Police appeal over stolen race tickets

Police are seeking witnesses to an incident at this year's Glorious Goodwood race meeting near Chichester in which a large number of tickets were stolen.

They were taken from the ticket collection point at the downland racecourse, part of the Goodwood estate, between noon and 12.30pm on Saturday.

Investigating officers believe that some people among crowds thronging to the event may have seen the theft taking place.

They ask that they, or anyone else who may have information, contact police by emailing or phoning 101, quoting serial 739 of 1/8.

Three men, all from London, have been arrested in connection with the incident, questioned and bailed until 15 September pending further enquiries.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and money laundering, a 21-year-old man on suspicion of theft and a 20-year-old man on suspicion of handling stolen goods.


Manston Airport to be used for Operation Stack

Lorries will park at Manston Airport when Operation Stack is in place Credit: ITV Meridian

Manston Airport is to be used as an emergency lorry park when Operation Stack is in place, to help ease traffic in Kent caused by delays in Calais.

The disused airport in Kent is 25 miles from the Channel Tunnel and the Port of Dover. There is already opposition from local people and politicians, who say parking lorries at Manston will spread the chaos even further across the country.

Parking lorries at Manston will be part of a temporary alternative to vehicles queuing on the M20 as part of Operation Stack. Stack has led to sections of the M20 being turned into an HGV park for up to 5,000 lorries whenever services at the Channel Tunnel or Dover port have beenb disrupted.

The future of Manston Airport has been the subject of fierce debate. Locals campaigned against the closure of the airport and plans to turn it into a business and residential area.

Teenage girl missing after attending Pride in Brighton

Georgia Holder Credit: Sussex Police

Police say they are looking for a 14-year-old Crawley girl who went missing after visiting Pride in Brighton on Saturday.

Georgia Holder was last seen in the area of The Level around 6.20pm. It is thought that she was in the company of two male friends, possible called Ollie and Reagan, along with a younger girl.

Georgia is described as white, 5' 4", of slight build with with very long curly dark brown hair, hazel eyed and with a ring through her bottom lip, piercing to her right eyebrow, numerous piercings to her ears and wearing large, hooped earrings.

At the time she disappeared, she was wearing a white top, black jeans, pink cardigan and blue heels.

She may still be in the company of the boys. 'Ollie' is described as white, 6', slim, with short brown hair, bad teeth and wearing a blue T-shirt. He had a scrape on the right side of his lower back. 'Reagan' is white, 5' 2", slim with short brown hair and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police say Georgia is extremely vulnerable due to her age. If you know of her whereabouts or see her, please call 101 quoting serial 1342 of 01/08.

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