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Drug driver had taken cocaine, heroin and valium

Less than three months after new laws came into force, police have renewed a warning about the dangers of getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs. It comes after Sussex Police released footage of a motorist caught driving while high. He later admitted to having taken heroine, crack cocaine and valium. Since March, when police have been able to carry out roadside tests, 57 people have been arrested in Sussex and 21 of them charged with drug-drive offences. This report by Tom Savvides includes an interview with Inspector Stewart Goodwin and video campaign footage form THINK!


Support service for families of disabled children could close

A support service for families with disabled children in Brighton says it fears it will have to close after its funding ran out.

Scope's Face 2 Face scheme provides emotional and practical support to parents but Health Lottery grants that supported it have now ended.

The charity says it needs to find £120,000 to keep going.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to mothers Carole Villiers and Amanda Mortensen, Face 2 Face co-ordinator.

Kent's exploding ships and some extraordinary stories

A service has been held in Sheerness to remember the hundreds of people killed when two ships exploded in local waters during the First World War. Around 700 men died after an internal explosion on HMS Bulwark in 1914. Another 350 were killed 6 months later when the minelayer Princess Irene blew up in the Medway Estuary. Andrea Thomas went to the memorial service and spoke to Carolyn Little, the granddaughter of a Signalman on Princess Irene, who escaped the explosion at the last minute, Shipwright's granddaughter Maureen Taggart, whose grandfather perished on the ship, and relative Peter Zahra, who was named after his father's cousin, who also perished when Princess Irene blew up.


Roof ripped off double decker bus as it crashes into bridge

The double decker bus lost part of its roof Credit: @Andy_AP1

A double decker bus lost part of its roof after it was driven under a low bridge.

The bus got stuck in a tunnel Credit: @Andy_AP1

The incident happened at the bridge in Romsey in Hampshire at around 11.40pm last night.

The damaged bus is removed from the tunnel Credit: @Andy_AP1

No passengers were on board. The driver was uninjured and an investigation is underway.

HMS Ocean to become Fleet Flagship

HMS Ocean will become Fleet Flagship Credit: Royal Navy

HMS Ocean, the nation’s very high readiness helicopter carrier, will shortly assume the duties of Fleet Flagship.

The Plymouth based ship takes over from HMS Bulwark on the morning of Monday 1 June.

The ship will sail next month for the first of a series of exercises that will demonstrate the flexibility of the warship for tasks ranging from the delivery of humanitarian aid to the full range of amphibious operations.

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