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Protestors march in Brighton in support of NHS funding

Campaigners are angry over the amount of funding given to the NHS Credit: ITV Meridian

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be joining local Labour Party activists from across Brighton and Hove today to campaign for the NHS to be properly funded.

Campaigners are angry over the amount of funding given to the NHS Credit: ITV Meridian

Their concerns surround the Royal Sussex County Hospital being in special measures, the patient transport service, Coperfoma rated inadequate, and the A&E service being on Black Alert due to the winter crisis.

Campaigners are angry over the amount of funding given to the NHS Credit: ITV Meridian

The march will begin at the County Hospital in Eastern Road, winding through the town and up Queens Road to Brighton Station to show support for the rail workers already on strike for the safety of our train service.

Campaigners are angry over the amount of funding given to the NHS Credit: ITV Meridian

Fireworks on the beach at Brighton at 4am- MK Dons fans celebrate....what exactly?

Police in Sussex were called to reports of fireworks being let off on Brighton beach at 4am.

Adur and Worthing Police tweeted that they'd been to assist officers to deal with the antisocial behaviour.

Seems it was caused by MK Dons fans following their team's 2-0 FA Cup defeat- as they pointed out, it's not clear what they were celebrating...


RMT General secretary calls for direct talks with ministers to end chaos

RMT union are demanding direct talks with the Government Credit: ITV

Three days of strike by the RMT union began today as part of an ongoing row over planned changes to the role of the conductor.

RMT General secretary released a statement calling on the government to meet with union members to end the disruption.

Our guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning.

– General Secretary Mick Cash

Passengers are being advised to check their journey before travelling.

Labour politics could split in Brighton & Hove

Brighton and Hove Labour Party, which was suspended amid allegations of intimidation and ballot-rigging, could be split into three local parties. The move would bring suspension to an end. But leading members of the hard-left group Momentum say they'll refuse to work with a leadership team being 'imposed' by the national party. John Ryall reports.

The interviewees are Greg Hadfield, Momentum supporter; James Ellis, Momentum supporter; and Peter Kyle, the MP for Hove.


Sussex cancer survivor makes film about 'right to die'

Sara Cutting raised money for charity and campaigned for cancer awareness

A cancer survivor from Sussex who was hailed by David Cameron for her charity work has made a film in favour of assisted dying.

Last year Parliament voted against allowing terminal patients the 'right to die'. However, Sara Cutting says the pain she endured during her treatment for the condition has made her believe more strongly in the controversial change. Andy Dickenson reports.

The other interviewees in the report are Sam Dick, from 'Dignity in Dying'; and Alistair Thompson from 'Care Not Killing'.

Pinpointing the survivors of Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease wiped out the iconic trees from much of our landscape during the 1970s.

One of the few places they survived was in the city of Brighton and Hove.

Now, new maps have been drawn up, highlighting where the Elms can be found and enjoyed.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Peter Bourne, Volunteer Curator of the National Elm Collection, Olaide Oboh of developers First Base, and University of Brighton student Gus Freij.

Unconscious man found at Brighton railway station

A man in hospital in Brighton

Detectives admit to being mystified as to what happened to a man who was found unconscious outside Brighton railway station early this morning.

The 47-year-old from Bognor Regis collapsed near the transport hub. Police officers found him outside the Budgens Stores in Queens Road at 1.45am. Officers tried to revive him because he was unresponsive and not breathing. They administered CPR, and the man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He remains on a ventilator, and is under sedation.

"It is unclear at this time whether this is an unfortunate medical episode or whether something else happened to the man to cause him to become unconscious.

"We do know that he was at the station around 12.30am, having missed a train home. He did appear to be intoxicated and was seen to be sitting on a ledge by a nearby cash machine a short while later. CCTV shows him sitting there at 1.37am, but he was discovered lying on the ground at the same place a few minutes later.

"He is white, with long dark hair believed to be in a ponytail and was wearing a Ghostbusters T-shirt with a dark jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

"We want to know what happened during that period. If you were in the area and saw the man or have any information about the incident, please email or call 101 quoting serial 101 of 22/10."

– Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard, Sussex Police
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