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Honour for Donald Campbell's Bluebird team

It's 50 years this month since Donald Campbell was killed in his speedboat Bluebird on Coniston Water in the Lake District.

It was a team of engineers from Sussex who helped Campbell set many world records before his tragic death.

Now, their groundbreaking work designing his boats and cars has been officially recognised thanks to Burgess Hill District Lions Club, as Malcolm Shaw reports.


Cambell's Bluebird powerboat is back

The Bluebird returns Credit: David Johns

It has taken two decades of painstaking work but the iconic Bluebird powerboat that smashed the world speed record in 1937 is ready to take to the water again.

After a remarkable restoration project the 130mph craft, driven into the history books by Sir Malcolm Campbell, has been faithfully rebuilt by a team in Sussex.

They are performing trial runs this morning at Bewl Reservoir. More at 6pm.