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'Refugees welcome' at Brighton carnival after anti-immigration protest leads to 12 arrests

Twelve people have been arrested in Brighton in connection with an anti-immigration demonstration in the city. The detentions followed reports of assault and criminal damage.

At the same time, residents of Kemptown prepared instead for their biggest ever carnival - in which they welcomed refugees.

Andy Dickenson speaks to Elaine Ortiz of the Hummingbird Project, Fr Andrew Woodward of St Mary's Church, and Richard Williams from Sanctuary on Sea.


Autism story transformed for the big screen

A man who's spent his life campaigning for autism awareness is having his story of growing up with the condition transformed for the big screen.

The short film follows Kevin Healey's struggles with bullying, his obsessions, and his family's battle to get a diagnosis.

People from across the UK, many with difficulties and disabilities of their own, have auditioned for a part. Charlotte Cross went to meet them.

One-year delay to Paramount resort planning application

The firm behind plans for a multi-billion pound entertainment resort in North Kent say they won't submit a planning application until 2017.

The resort could become Europe's biggest theme park

London Resort Company Holdings, the developer behind the park, says changes it is making to the masterplan mean it will now hold a further round of public consultation.

The company added that it has completed a further year of environmental surveys and "is making good progress."

We’re delighted we are entering a critical stage in the planning process for the Entertainment Resort. While we had hoped to have submitted an application by now, it is much more important to ensure the evidence base is robust and comprehensive to maximise the prospects of success, which means the preparation time is longer. The funds are in place to take this project through the planning process.

– David Testa, on behalf of London Paramount

The company says the specific challenge is that the process for submitting a planning application involves nearly all of the detail being assembled prior to submission rather than worked on as the scheme is considered.

It added that traffic and transport are the greatest challenges facing the local area.

The resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula could generate millions of pounds for the local economy.

Updated plans for what the park would look like went on public display in 2014.

Getting their skates on at Goodwood!

Centerstage Productions Youth Theatre race around Goodwood for charity Credit: ITV

Ever fancied racing around Goodwood race track? This weekend's annual South Coast Roll saw 800 people making their way round the 2.367mile course on skates and scooters.

Among them were 65 members of Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre from Chandler's Ford who raised £2000 towards their summer show - 'Starlight Express'. The skaters and scooters were able to access the course for 5 hours in the bank holiday sunshine.

36 heroes break world record for longest football game - after 108 hours

This has to be one of the most heroic and inspiring football matches in history.

This afternoon 36 amateur players completed the world's longest game ever - 108 hours of goals, saves, shots and tackles, and a lot more blisters besides. The final score 872 - 1,009.

The match was staged in memory of three Sussex players including Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone, killed in the Shoreham aircrash.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to organiser Michael Standing, captains Paul Grimstone and Jordan Lucas, and players Kevin Widdows and James Fernandes.


The stage is set for a weekend of live music

Duran Duran and Craig David are headlining the Common People music festival in Southampton this weekend. Katy B is also appearing. Organisers are holding a simultaneous event in Oxford at the same time.

The stage is set for the Common People festival Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of revellers are expected on Southampton Common as singers take to the stage for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Revellers arrive for festival Credit: ITV Meridian
World's biggest bouncy castle Credit: Common People

The world's biggest bouncy castle will make its debut in Southampton this weekend.

The castle, measuring 23.8 metres long, 20.7 metres wide and standing 12.8 metres tall, will appear at the Common People festival.

It can accommodate 100 people and is filled with 1143 cubic metres of air.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins comes to the Mayflower Theatre

A production of Mary Poppins has come to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton Credit: Mayflower Theatre

Finding the perfect childcare is a headache for parents the world over. But there's a new nanny in Southampton who is practically perfect in every way.

Her methods are a bit unorthodox - but her singing and dancing are a dream.

Christine Alsford went to meet the stars of the world class touring production of Mary Poppins that has just arrived in Southampton.

Aldershot to provide backdrop of blockbuster film

Aldershot will provide the backdrop for a blockbuster film this evening.

Natalie Portman won a Best Actress Oscar for 'Black Swan' in 2011 Credit: PA

People living and working near Alison's Road have received letters saying the street will be used to shoot scenes for a psychological thriller called Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac.

According to the film website, IMDb, the film is about a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition 'where the laws of nature don't apply'.

It is being produced and directed by Lighthouse Pictures, the same British team behind Ex Machina, which won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects earlier this year.

According to the letters sent to residents, Alison's Road is being used to to represent a ‘Baltimore street’. It added that Clubhouse Road and the western section of Alison’s Road will be closed between between 6pm and 5am tomorrow.

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