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Descendants of a deserter fight to honour his memory

As the centenary of the start of the First World War approaches, a family from Kent is hoping that the name of a relative will finally be engraved onto a memorial in Shoreham. Private Thomas Highgate was shot for desertion in 1914 but has since been pardoned.

His family say there's no reason why he should not now be remembered. Our reporter David Johns spoke to Thomas Highgate's nephew Terence.


Lucas cleared of Balcombe anti-fracking charges

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas was arrested outside energy company Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex, last August 19.

She was among a group of protesters who had linked arms outside the site, which had become a national focal point for anti-fracking protests.

During the trial at alongside four co-defendants, Lucas, 53, said she "wanted to express solidarity" by protesting peacefully. She was found not guilty of the two charges she faced - wilful obstruction of a public highway and breaching an order under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.


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