Lifeguards will be patrolling the beach in Bognor Regis this summer for the first time. The new service from the RNLI, on behalf of Arun District Council, is being launched this weekend.
The lifeguards will be on patrol from 10am - 6pm every day from Saturday 5th July until the 7th September.
Teams will be equipped with the latest lifesaving equipment including rescue tubes, defibrillators and spinal boards.
RNLI Lifeguard Manager Rory Smith said: "We're delighted to team up with Arun District Council to help keep visitors to Bognor Regis's beach safe during the summer.
"Building on the expertise we have developed through 13 years of providing beach patrols elsewhere on the coast, our new lifeguards have been training hard in preparation for the season's opening on Saturday 5 July.
"Bognor is a busy seaside resort which attracts lots of tourists and locals to its beaches and our lifeguards will be keeping them safe throughout the summer months."
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.
Kai Ward, from Bognor Regis, had his close shave with the England captain after he visited stylist 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.
The A259 Chichester Road in Bognor Regis is closed both ways due to an accident. Four vehicles were involved in the collision between A29 / Victoria Drive / Chichester Road and B2166 High Street.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.
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.