Campaigners win beach battle

A Sussex beach at the centre of a bitter dispute between locals and its French owners could be reopened after an intervention of the High Court today.

New status for Sussex beach after court battle

A Sussex beach at the centre of a bitter dispute between locals and its French owners could be reopened after an intervention of the High Court today.

Newhaven's West Beach has finally been awarded 'village green' status, but it comes amid threats the town's port could close with the loss of 500 jobs, as Andy Dickenson reports