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England fan has close shave with Steven Gerrard

Stevie G makes a special appearance Credit: Daren Terry

Footy fan Kai Ward has shown how he is backing England in the World Cup by having an image of Steven Gerrard shaved into the back of his head.

Let's hope we can beat Uruguay!! Credit: Daren Terry

Kai Ward, from Bognor Regis, had his close shave with the England captain after he visited stylist Daren Terry.

England fan Kai Ward Credit: Daren Terry

After the defeat against Italy the taxi driver will be hoping that that the team are a cut above the rest when they face Uruguay.


£1.6m to boost economies in Sussex towns

Bognor Regis will be given £1.6m to boost the economy and improve public spaces. The Sussex town secured the grant from the Coastal Communities Fund, a scheme to regenerate seaside towns and villages.

Newhaven will also receive £1.9 million from the Fund.

The Sussex towns secured the grants after successful bids by Lewes District Council and Adur District Council for a share of £27.7 million of funding for more than 50 projects across the UK.

In Newhaven the money will be spent on developing existing Denton Island facilities including new Innovation Space at the Enterprise Centre, more nursery space, new training rooms and a café.

Sussex schoolboy missing from Bognor Regis

Edgaras Savcenko was last seen leaving The Regis School in the town, where he is a pupil, at midday on Friday (31 January). He is Lithuanian but can speak both Polish and English.

Police say there have been several reported sightings of Edgaras since then but they do not know where he is. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 421 of 1/2 or email

When Edgaras was last seen he was wearing a blue and purple body warmer, a silver or grey hooded top, grey trousers with green writing on them and white Nike trainers. Given his age and lack of contact with his family we are eager for Edgar to get in touch. He has been known to spend time at the skate park in Bognor Regis and also has friends in Chichester. Please contact us if you have seen him or if you know where he could be.

– Detective Inspector Jim Mcknight, Sussex Police

Littlehampton RNLI call-outs in rough sea

The crew of the Littlehampton lifeboat station were called on Friday afternoon to reports of a sailboarder in the rough water separated from his board.

The station's boat was launched at 3.36pm and headed out in gale conditions with an incoming tidal swell to the casualty in Bognor Regis.

The 5.5 mile journey took around 15 minutes and during their route it was reported the casualty had made his own way to the shore and needed no medical assistance.

On route to recovering the man's board, the crew received a call reporting another sailboarder in difficulty off Littlehampton beach.

The RNLI's on-board camera captures the action Credit: RNLI

The caller said they had lost sight of both the victim and his board.

The boat changed course in anticipation for a search and a second crew boat was launched at 4.14pm.

While the crews were searching at sea the coastguards checked vehicles near the main board launching areas, and spoke with other sailboarders to see if any off them were missing or saw anything unusual.

It was concluded that all were accounted for and the boats returned by 5.10pm.


Man arrested after takeaway fire in Sussex

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Chinese takeaway in Bognor Regis. More than twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene at around 4.15am this morning to deal with the blaze at the business on Station Road in the town.

There are no reports of any injuries. The Sussex Police investigation continues.

Elderly cyclist in hospital after crash

An 83-year-old cyclist has serious head injuries following a collision with a car outside Butlins in West Sussex.

The incident happened at 4.15pm on Saturday, August 17 on the Upper Bognor Road in Bognor Regis.

The cyclist was taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester where he is in a critical condition.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting Operation Hickling.

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