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Railway handed more than a million pounds to 'show off' its steam gems

The Bluebell Railway line in Sussex has been an obsession for its army of volunteers for almost sixty years, and it now takes passengers on 140,000 journeys every twelve months.

Meanwhile its collection of steam engines is thought to be one of the best outside London - and it's just been awarded £1.1million of Lottery funding to show them off.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to the railway's Roger Kelly.


British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died aged 61

Piers Sellers, pictured in January 2003 Credit: Rui Vieira PA Archive/PA Images

The British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of cancer at the age of sixty-one. Originally from Crowborough in East Sussex, Dr Sellers, was a climate scientist for NASA in the United States of America. He was a pupil at Cranbrook School in Kent as a boy.

Boost for broadband in Wiltshire

More business are being connected Credit: ITV

Thousands more households and businesses in Wilshire are to benefit from access to fibre broadband. The announcement has been made by Wiltshire Council and BT as part of a reinvestment of nearly £3 million. Since 2013, 83,000 across the county have been connected to fibre broadband.

Engineers build 7km wall in battle against climate change

It was almost three years ago to the day that many residents in an area of Shoreham-by-Sea found themselves mopping up flood water. Now work's underway on a multi-million pound flood defence scheme for the town.

The ambitious plan includes building a seven kilometre barrier along the River Adur.

The project began just a few weeks ago - and today the Secretary of State for the Environment went to see how it's progressing.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andrea Leadsom MP, flood victim Lucy Gabriel and Dave Robinson of the Environment Agency.


The office, past and present...

How many of you are familiar with that Monday morning feeling - that dread of going into the office to start another working week? Perhaps you'd feel differently if your office had a philosophy of 'work hard, play hard'. Many of our workplaces have evolved over the years. Now, alongside the photocopier and watercooler, you may also find a chill out area, a football table, or even a slide...

Prince Philip gives Brighton's i360 royal ascent

It's already in the record books for stretching architectural boundaries and today it was given royal approval.

Brighton's i360 seafront attraction, described as a vertical pier in the sky, was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh. And unlike the early days everything went without a hitch.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to architects David Marks and Julia Barfield.

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