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Light festival celebrates love of Lewes

Artists, designers and Sussex Downs college students have come together to celebrate their love of Lewes with a light festival. Each work tells the story of the East Sussex town, shining a light on its forgotten past. Tony Green reports.

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Winchester now has its own version of Monopoly

Winchester now has its own board game. The city has been transformed into a game of Monopoly, and players can buy city landmarks chosen by local people. Winchester is celebrating the life of Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. The game marks her contribution to literature.

Titanic - the musical - preparing to set sail

A musical of the Titanic is starting its UK tour in Southampton next April. The timing of the stage show will be one hundred and six years since the liner set sail from Southampton in 1912.

Decendants of the crew will be invited to the opening night at the Mayflower Theatre to see a perfomance the producers say is sensitive and respectful. In Southampton five hundred households lost a family member. Sally Simmonds has our preview from the Sea city museum.

Reporter 'exterminated' during Daleks filming

A Doctor Who fanatic has built two full-size Daleks...in his garden shed. It's all to help raise money for charity and so far £55,000 has been raised at various sci-fi shows.

Our reporter Richard Lawrence undertook an unusual journey to find out all about it. And then he encountered the Daleks...

Superheroes called in to save schools

Hundreds of parents and children demonstrated outside schools in Sussex - to show support for teachers and staff who say that, because of education budgets, they're cut to the bone.

The campaigners say there's an education funding crisis - and that children are suffering. Pupils dressed up as superheroes, to highlight that schools needed saving ... before it's too late.

The government, though, says - it IS making school funding fairer AND investing another £1.3 billion.

Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

Interviewees: Alison Ali, Save Our Schools Brighton; Zoe McGuigan, Headteacher; Helen Quin, mother and School Governor; Caroline Lucas MP, Brighton Pavilion, Green; Mark McCadden, Sussex Primary Headteacher.

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We meet the two Michael Parkinsons...

He's the undisputed king of the talk shows who's interviewed thousands of favourite stars over the years, becoming a household name himself in the process.

Well now Parky, or rather Sir Michael Parkinson, is taking the show on the road with a national theatre tour and he is coming to Sussex this week.

Duncan Wood got the chance to speak to the man himself ahead of the tour and found out who will be putting Parky on the spot - for a change.

Thousands of music fans at Boundary Festival

Police have been working closely with organisers Credit: Sussex Police

Festival-goers are being encouraged to stay safe and keep an eye out for friends at today's Boundary Festival.

The event, in Stanmer Park, Brighton, will welcome nearly 10,000 people.

Sussex Police have been working closely with the organisers, local authorities and other agencies ahead of the event to ensure safety is the main priority.

Firearms and plain-clothed officers as well specially-trained dogs will all be working on the day to keep those going to the festival safe.

Police prepare for 10,000 fans at Boundary Festival

Police say safety is their main priority Credit: Sussex Police

Festival-goers are being encouraged to stay safe and keep an eye out for friends at this weekend’s Boundary Festival.The event in Stanmer Park, Brighton, on Saturday 30 September will welcome nearly 10,000 people.

Sussex Police have been working closely with the organisers, local authorities and other agencies ahead of the event to ensure safety is the main priority.

Firearms and plain-clothed officers as well specially-trained dogs will all be working on the day to keep those going to the festival safe.

We want everyone to enjoy the festival and officers will be working with the event security to keep people safe. The event site has a zero tolerance approach to drugs.

There will be amnesty bins just before the search area, giving people the opportunity to dispose of any substances before they enter. Be aware you will be searched before being allowed to enter, please be patient and consider whether you really need to bring a bag as these will be searched and slow down entry.

– Superintendent Paul Betts
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