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Shining a light on Brighton's Great War past

A unique chapter in Brighton's history has been brought to life at one of the city's landmarks.

The Brighton Pavilion is being lit up every night this week to commemorate Indian soldiers who fought in the Great War.

In this report Nashreen Issa spoke to one of the designers, Tom Piper and the Artistic Director Ajay Chhabra.

Pictures are courtesy of AH Fry photos courtesy of Royal Pavilions and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Double trouble! New mum has her hands full with two sets of twins

Giving birth to twins can be a double blessing or perhaps double the trouble. But imagine giving birth to two sets of twins within four years.

That's exactly what Joanna Jefferson from Locks Heath has done. She's now mother to three year olds Harley and Hayden and newborns Donnie and Dougie. Both sets of twins were born prematurely.

The new babies are still in hospital and as Kerry Swain reports Joanna has already got her hands full.


Players kick off for world record memorial match

Two teams are trying to set a new world record for the longest-ever football match.

The attempt is being held in memory of three young players from Sussex - Matt Chaplain who died of a cardiac arrest in 2013, and Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone who were both killed in the Shoreham air crash last summer.

The teams must play continuously for at least 105 hours to achieve their goal. Follow their progress at

Malcolm Shaw spoke to organisers, players and supporters.

Efit released after elderly woman targeted in distraction burglary

Police investigating a distraction burglary in Chichester have released an efit of the suspect.

An elderly woman reported that a man knocked at her address in Shopwhyke Road on the afternoon of Saturday 21st May and offered to carry out some gardening work. Once inside, he stole a wallet and cash before making off.

A small dark coloured car and a dark silver Ford Mondeo were both seen parked in the area around the time of the incident, and officers are appealing for the owners of these vehicles to come forward.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a distraction burglary in Chichester Credit: Sussex Police

"This is one of the lowest forms of crime someone could commit, and one which no one can be proud of. If anyone recognises the suspect from the efit or has any information that may assist, we would be grateful to hear from them.

"In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who travelled along this road, east of the Oving traffic lights, around the time of the incident, and anyone who may have a dashboard camera fitted. This simple device may have evidence that court assist us in this enquiry.

"We are also appealing for the owners of either of the two cars seen parked in the street to get in touch.”

– Detective Constable Gavin Percival

Daughter of IRA bombing victim helps bring offenders and victims together

A woman whose father was killed in the IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 1984, has joined forces with Wiltshire and Swindon's newly elected police and crime commissioner to help victims of crime.

The IRA targeted the Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 1984 Credit: ITV Meridian

Jo Berry's father, politican Sir Anthony Berry, was one of five people killed by the IRA.

Its target was the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Tory cabinet who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party Conference.

Former minister Lord Tebbit was severely injured. His wife Margaret was left paralysed. Mrs Thatcher escaped injury.

Amazingly, in recent years, Jo Berry has become friends with the man who planted the bomb - Patrick Magee.

He served 13 years before being freed early, under the terms of the Good Friday agreement.

She, and him, work together for peace and to encourage restorative justice - where victims meet the perpetrators of the crime as part of the recovery process.

ITV Meridian's Fred Dineneage spoke to her earlier.

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