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Commuters protest in Brighton as new rail strikes announced

Credit: Andy Dickenson
Credit: Andy Dickenson

A demonstration has been held at Brighton railway station by passengers calling for an end to ongoing disruption.

Southern wants to increase the number of driver only-operated services but the RMT union claim safety and jobs would be at risk. Southern say jobs and safety are not at issue.

A new strike has now been announced for Tuesday next week after talks broke down at ACAS.


Warning over fake Scottish £20 notes

These Scottish £20 notes were discovered in Hampshire Credit: ITV

Kent Police are warning the public in East Kent to beware that fake Scottish £20 notes are circulating in the area. It follows similar incidents in Hampshire.

Officers are investigating a number of reports that people are using them in Canterbury, Dover and New Romney.

Fake notes can be hard to spot and people are advised to check the feel of the paper, the raised print, metallic thread and watermark.

Retailers should also continue to use UV detector lights where available.

Investigating officer Police Constable Ben Crook said: “It is a criminal offence to hold on to or pass on counterfeit notes. Shopkeepers should not allow the note to go back into circulation and need to retain the note and follow the advice the Bank of England.

“We know of one particular batch that have all had the same serial number of 841128. We would urge everyone to be vigilant and check notes.”

Southampton is a city of millionaires

The SO postcode is one of the luckiest in the country Credit: ITV

Everyone who buys a lottery ticket has the same hope - that it could be them.

But people living in the Southampton area appear to have a better chance than most.

The SO postcode has been named one of the luckiest in the country, with a dozen new lottery winners in the last two years alone.


'Sooner or later someone is going to lose their life' Patients slam private ambulance service

Shambolic. That's how patients have described a new private ambulance transport service being used by the NHS across Sussex.

Dozens of patients - including some with cancer - say they've been let down with two hour delays, missed appointments and even operations.

The provider Coperforma only took over the service seven weeks ago but protesters are already calling for their contract to be terminated.

Andy Dickenson reports. He speaks to Alan Keenes, Coperforma driver, cancer patient Elizabeth Towner, Gary Palmer, from the GMB, and former ambulance driver Malcolm Neeves.

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