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Brick shortage slows down house building

With high house prices in the Thames Valley, many people can't afford to move - so they look at extending their homes - as a way of making more space. But they're coming up against a brick wall. A chronic shortage of bricks means your builder could be waiting for up to a year, before receiving the right bricks for the job. In an exclusive report, Cary Johnston has been to meet ... Bob the builder.

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New luxury Rolls Royce model to be made in West Sussex

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Luxury car to be built in West Sussex Credit: ITV news

The luxury car manufacturer, Rolls Royce, is designing a new convertible model that will be made at it's site in Goodwood in West Sussex. It will go on sale by mid-2016 - its price could be up to £250,000. A record number of Rolls Royce cars were sold from January to June.

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PM 'determined' to help Eastbourne businesses recover

David Cameron and George Osborne have seen first-hand the destruction wrought by a fire on Eastbourne Pier - as it was announced that the resort is to be given up to £2 million.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor visited the East Sussex seaside town two days after part of the 144-year-old structure was left a scorched shell.

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David Cameron and George Osborne have seen first-hand the destruction wrought by a fire on Eastbourne Pier Credit: John Ryall

"I know that the loss of one of Eastbourne's most prominent and well-loved landmarks will have hit the town hard and I am determined to do all I can to help local businesses recover."

– David Cameron

Downing Street give £2m to rebuild pier

Eastbourne will receive £2 million by the government to rebuild a pier that was destroyed by a fire.

David Cameron is due to make the official announcement today as he knows the fire on Eastbourne Pier will have 'hit the town hard', and pledged his support for local businesses.

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Number 10 will invest in the future of the Sussex pier Credit: PA

"The Government is absolutely committed to supporting coastal towns, and through our long-term economic plan we are creating jobs and boosting tourism.

Schemes like our Coastal Communities Fund are helping them to reach their full potential.

"I know that the loss of one of Eastbourne's most prominent and well-loved landmarks will have hit the town hard and I am determined to do all I can to help local businesses recover."

– – DAVID CAMERON MP, PRIME MINISTER
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