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Festive treat on 'North Pole' bus in Sussex

Festive fun on the bus decorated for charity

Passengers on bus rides in Eastbourne have been treated to a seasonal experience. Driver, Brian Newton, has transformed his single decker into his very own North Pole, dressing as Santa and raising money for children with cancer. Andy Dickenson reports.


Magical creatures star in nature trail lantern festival

Lanterns waiting to be picked up by walkers Credit: Sarah Dickenson

Thousands spent the weekend walking lantern-lit trails at Kew's country gardens in Sussex.

Now in its fourth year, the Glow Wild festival at Wakehurst in Ardingly features animals such as foxes, badgers and door mice, as well as floating lanterns containing the thoughts and wishes of school children, asked to reflect on the passing year.

A glowing door mouse Credit: Sarah Dickenson

In its sold-out run, the winter lantern festival also features a 'river of fire' and a 4D projection over the Elizabethan Mansion.

Projections on Wakehurst's Elizabethan Mansion Credit: Sarah Dickenson


Brighton Rock takes centre stage at CINECITY Film Festival

Plenty of homes in Brighton have a copy of Graham Greene's famous novel 'Brighton Rock' on their shelves. It was written in 1938. Hard to believe the film of the same name is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The iconic movie, that starred a young Richard Attenborough as teenage gangster Pinkie Brown, was shot in part around the city, and this year is the focal point of Brighton's CineCity festival.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Tim Brown, co-director of CineCity Film Festival, and Jess Dadds, director of The Goose Hunter. With footage courtesy of STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd.

Trump and May 'star' in Lewes Bonfire as thousands throng streets

It's the country's most famous Guy Fawkes celebration and flaming torches once again filled the streets of Lewes on Saturday night.

Bonfire societies in their traditional costumes were joined by spectacular effigies poking fun at politicians and world leaders - but with travel restrictions in place, did the visitors stay away?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ch Const Giles York, Mick Symes of Lewes Borough Bonfire Society, and Thandanani of Gumede Zulu Tradition.

RAF flypast marks Number 99 Squadron's centenary

A flypast was held to mark the centenary

Veterans and serving members of 99 Squadron of the Royal Air Force have been at RAF Brize Norton today to celebrate 100 years since the unit was created. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, joined them for the event which included a flypast.

The squadron flew several missions during the First World War. More recently it has been delivering food, water and shelter to people living in the British Virgin Islands who were hit by Hurricane Irma. Penny Silvester was there for the celebrations.

Southampton launches Black History Month 2017

The launch event featured an afternoon of inspiring talks and entertainment

Imagine your neighbours starting up a petition to have your family moved from the street where you live. Or your young daughter being told she wasn't allowed inside her friend's house. Those were the experiences of some black people when they came to the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.

The 13th Black History Month has been launched in Southampton today with the theme 'knowledge empowers'. Organisers say that, while there is less racism today, it still exists and education is a powerful weapon. Kerry Swain reports.

You can find out more about the events during Black History month nationwide online.

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