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Queen's Award for charity for people with disabilities

A Sussex charity which helps disabled people live life to the full has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The organisers of 'Possability People'were given their award by the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. The honour recognises outstanding work done in our local communities.

Geraldine Desmoulins, the Chief Officer of Possability People; and Jon Hastie the organisation's Chair of Trustees.

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Thomas Cook pilots plan three more strikes in Autumn

Pilots are set to walk out on three dates in September and October. Credit: PA

Thomas Cook pilots will stage three more strikes this Autumn if talks at the conciliation service Acas do not resolve a pay dispute, their union has announced.

They will stage walkouts on September 23 and 29 and October 6 unless there is a breakthrough in talks, the British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said.

Pilots at the travel company are currently on a 12-hour strike which started at 3am on Friday.

Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said they will "focus on trying to make progress" and urged Thomas Cook to make an "acceptable offer" so they can call of the action.

A spokesman for Thomas Cook said they had offered a "fair" pay deal.


Official opening of Bracknell's massive new shopping centre

The wait is finally over. Bracknell's new £240 million shopping centre has been officially opened.

It's been one of the biggest regeneration projects the Thames Valley has seen for a very long time - and has been 30 years in the making.

The Lexicon has created 3,500 new jobs. And, by the end of this year - it's hoped there'll be many more shoppers choosing the town. Mel Bloor reports.

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The Last Word, October 2017

Is Brexit on track, or is it going wrong? And public sector workers ... should they get the pay rise they're after? To debate this - and the leadership of their parties:

  • Anneliese Dodds, Labour MP for Oxford East
  • Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon
  • Henry Bolton, the UKIP leadership candidate from Kent, and
  • Bob Seely, the Isle of Wight's Conservative MP

Bracknell's new £240m Lexicon shopping area opens today

Construction work has been taking place over two years Credit: ITV

One of the largest urban regeneration schemes constructed in the UK - officially opens today in Bracknell.

The new town centre has been transformed over two years - costing £240m.

It includes a new, state of the art, shopping centre - Lexicon - which has created hundreds of jobs and features seventy shops and restaurants.

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