A home delivery library service set up in Brighton and Hove to replace the mobile library when it was controversially scrapped has been such a success it's to be expanded. Malcolm Shaw has this report.
More than 28,000 cyclists have saddled up to take part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in the event's 39th year. The charity ride is organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The Head of Events at the BHF, Tristram Jones said:
“The London to Brighton Bike Ride is the flagship fundraising event for the BHF. I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the cyclists and their sponsors for their support.
"Every penny you raise helps us fund pioneering research that supports heart patients and their families in their fight for every heartbeat.
“We would also like to thank everyone who came to help at both the start in Clapham and the finish in Brighton. Our cyclists rely on the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make the Bike Ride possible.”
Oxford, Brighton & Hove, Southampton and Reading are among the top 20 most visited towns and cities in Britain by overseas tourists. But the figures from Visit Britain for 2013 also show how London is still the magnet for overseas tourists, dwarfing all other destinations.
1) London 16.7 million
2) Edinburgh 1.3 million
3) Manchester 988,000
4) Birmingham 941,000
5) Liverpool 562,000
6) Glasgow 515,000
7) Oxford 456,000
8) Bristol 428,000
9) Brighton and Hove 409,000
10) Cambridge 404,000
11) Leeds 299,000
12) Cardiff 297,000
13) Bath 283,000
14) York 271,000
15) Nottingham 247,000
16) Aberdeen 241,000
17) Inverness 226,000
18) Southampton 221,000
19) Newcastle-upon-Tyne 201,000
20) Reading 193,000
Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery in Brighton in which a man armed with a knife stole some £600 cash from a betting shop till. The robber struck at 9.10am on Bank Holiday Monday (26 May) shortly after Labrokes in Clarence Square, Brighton, opened for business.
He threatened a staff member with a knife and demanded cash from the till. He is described as white, 5' 9" - 5' !0", of skinny build and wearing a black Hollister hoody with orange lettering on the chest and converse trainers.
Having successfully secured a place in the play-offs, tickets for Brighton's home leg versus Derby County - which takes place on May 8th - will be initially available tomorrow morning from 9 o'clock to all season-ticket holders.
But Brighton and Hove Albion is warning fans to act fast as seats must be bought before 2pm on Monday 5th May. The club doesn't think the tickets will be available for general sale.
For those wishing to attend the away leg, at Derby County on Sunday 11th May, tickets will also be available tomorrow from 9am.
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Fresh talks are due to be held today over the council tax in Brighton. The Green party wants to raise it by four point seven five percent, which would mean residents voting on the proposals. Councillors failed to agree on the budget at a meeting last week.
People in their fifties and older are increasingly being diagnosed with HIV.
It can be caught by anyone - regardless of their gender, race or sexuality. And that's very much the message of a new photographic exhibition which is bringing together people who're HIV positive - from all walks of life.
Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Photographer Edo Zollo; David Fray and Mandy Webb who are both living with HIV; and Simon Dowe from the Sussex Beacon.
It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.
It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.
Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.
Labour and Conservative councillors in Brighton have passed a vote of no confidence in the Green Party after it's members proposed 4.75% rise in the city's council tax.
The Green administration plans go beyond the Government's expected threshold of 2%, which means residents will be given a chance to vote on the increase.