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'It's completely unrecognisable'. Four years on what's become of the site of the Second Battle of Hastings?

They called it the 'second Battle of Hastings' - when environmental campaigners descended on a small corner of Sussex in a bid to stop a link road from being built.

For seven weeks the resulting protests caught national attention, but four years on what has been the fate of Combe Valley?

A year ago the road between Bexhill and Hastings was finally opened at a cost of some £127million but how has the landscape adapted as more developments are planned?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to environmental campaigners Andrea Needham and Anthony Bradnum, as well as John Shaw, chief executive of Sea Change Sussex.

Four men arrested after attack on 2 men in Bexhill flat

Four men have been arrested after a violent attack on two men at a flat in Bexhill, Sussex.

The victims aged 23 and 29 were set upon and tied up by several men - one was holding what looked like a firearm. The flat on London Road was searched by the intruders - but Sussex Police said nothing is known to have been taken. It happened at about 4.25pm on Saturday 25th February. Four men in their twenties were arrested later - on suspicion of aggravated burglary. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.


Workmen remove couple's front door in row over pay

The moment that double glazing workmen removed the front door of a house in a dispute with the homeowners has been captured on CCTV.

The door was recently fitted to the home of a couple in Bexhill-on-Sea. But when they refused to pay the balance, the company removed the door.

The couple say the door was not what they ordered. The firm says it delivered and fitted the correct door.

Tom Savvides has this report...


Family tribute to 20-year-old woman found stabbed in her flat

Lauren Masters died in her flat in Bexhill of a stab wound Credit: Sussex Police

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died from a stab wound in her flat in Bexhill in East Sussex have paid tribute to her.

Lauren Masters was found at the property on Sutherland Avenue on Friday 28th August.

They said: "Lauren was much loved by all who knew her. She was a precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, best friend and a devoted mum to her two young boys.

"She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends, who she was always there for and supported."

Paul Withers, 21, from Bexhill, has been charged with murder and will appear at Lewes Crown Court on 18th of December.

Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following reports of a disturbance in a flat in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill earlier today.

Emergency services were called at 1.35pm after receiving a report of a stabbing.

A 20-year-old woman died at the scene.

Police carried out a search of the area for the suspect, who is known to the victim, and arrested a 21-year-old Bexhill man on suspicion of murder.

He is currently in custody.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing to anyone who heard any disturbance or saw anything suspicious around this time in Sutherland Avenue to contact police."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team
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