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Brighton residents explore dementia

People in Brighton will have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts and find out a little more about dementia at the end of July as the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow comes to town.

The pioneering national tour will be stopping off at The Promenade, next to The Meeting Place Cafe, from Tuesday 29 July to Wednesday 30 July as it aims to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition which affects 3,032 people in Brighton and Hove.

It is open to people currently living with dementia, who are worried about a friend or relative's memory or who just have questions about the condition. No appointment is needed.

Having launched in 2011, the Roadshow has already made a big difference to the lives of people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The current tour of the coast is also due to visit, among other places, Whitstable and Folkestone.

"With stores all over the East Midlands, we're extremely proud to help Alzheimer's Society raise awareness of dementia. The Roadshow is part of the legacy from our Charity of the Year partnership with the society and we hope that it contributes to building a better future for people with dementia."

– Michael Kissman, Community Director at Tesco


Swindon landfill site remains alight for a week

The operators of a recycling centre in Swindon that has been burning for an entire week were warned about the risk of fire by the Environment Agency - just months before it caught light.

People living near to Averies Recycling have been told to keep their windows and doors closed as the fire continues to smoulder. The Fire Service says it may take several more days before it's completely put out. Robert Murphy reports.

Police appeal after knifepoint robbery at newsagents

We have now managed to enhance the image and from this it is clear that he was also wearing dark jacket with a distinctive logo on the back. Do you know someone who has such a jacket, and who suddenly seemed to have a lot of cash that day? If you recognise the suspect's description or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time please get in contact. It was a very hot day and the jacket would have seemed out of place.

– Detective Constable Paul Wren, Sussex Police

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email quoting serial 1028 of 14/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


30 months in prison for Reading man over cocaine

A man from Reading has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to having cocaine.

Oliver Meredew, aged 24, from Windsor, was found in February with a quantity of cocaine in his car, parked at a property in White Horse Road in Windsor.

Oliver Meredew was found with a quantity of cocaine Credit: TV police

This long sentence should act as a reminder to potential offenders that we have zero tolerance approach to drugs offences and those who do offend will be dealt with robustly. I would urge anyone with information relating to drug offences across the Windsor Local Police Area to contact Thames Valley Police."

– PC Jon Edwards from Windsor police station

Woman held at knifepoint in robbery at newsagents

Police investigating a robbery at a Bexhill Newsagents have published a CCTV image of the suspect. The robbery happened at the Marina News newsagents, in Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, on Saturday 14th June at 3.39pm.

Police want to speak to this man
Police want to speak to this man Credit: Sussex Police

A 20-year-old woman, who was working behind the shop's counter, was threatened and grabbed by a man with a large kitchen knife who demanded money from the till and stole £450.

The suspect was described as a white man, aged 25 to 40, 5' 8" to 5' 11" and of skinny build. He was wearing black all-in-one overalls with white trainers, and an army green beanie hat. The man disguised his face with dark sunglasses and a false ginger beard.

Man headbutts teen in unprovoked attack

Dorset Police have released an image of a man they are looking for after a young teen was assaulted in a Poole shopping centre.

A 16-year-old boy was headbutted outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole after he was aggressively shouted at for no reason.

CCTV image that has been released following the attack Credit: Dorset Police

The boy was waiting for a bus at 2.20pm on Sunday 8th June when the victim asked the suspect what he was doing.

The man reacted by head-butting the boy then running off towards the service road.

Police Constable Simon Young, of Poole police, said: "Following enquiries I am now able to release a CCTV image of a man we wish to speak with. It is possible that he has information that can assist with the investigation.

"I urge the man pictured - or anyone who recognises him - to contact the police as soon as possible.

"All calls are treated with the strictest confidence."

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