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'Fantastic atmosphere' at Brighton's Amex Stadium

Fans watch Brighton's clash with Middlesbrough on big screen at Amex Stadium

Football fans have gathered at the home ground of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club to watch their side's clash with Middlesbrough on the big screen. It's being described as an event with a 'fantastic atmosphere'.

Fans watch the match with bated breath
Fans gaze in wonder at match

Football: Seagulls away - Winner takes all on Teesside

The fans at Middlebrough v Brighton & Hove Albion Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

It's a case of winner takes all at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium today where Brighton & Hove Albion football club know a win can take them into the Premier League.

Chris Hughton's side are competing for football's most lucrative prize - a promotion worth more than 150 million pounds.

Middlesbrough and Brighton are level on points in the Championship's second and third spots - victory for Brighton will send them up, anything less means their fate lies in the play offs.


Remembering George

Friends and family have gathered in Brighton to say their goodbyes to a young man who was killed over the weekend. George Yaschuck who was 23, died when he was hit by a lorry after a fight spilled out on to Western Road in Hove early on Sunday morning. Charlotte WIlkins has been speaking to his friends Nathan Gulliver, Danielle D'avila and Jordan Tully.

Tributes paid to 'cheeky chappy' who was hit by a lorry in Hove

He was a cheeky chappy who lived in the moment. Those are the words of friends of a young man who died when he was hit by a lorry, following a fight in Hove at the weekend. George Yaschuk was 23, and lived in the city. Charlotte Wilkins has been speaking to Chloe Matheson, George's friend.

Storms cause cost of restoring beaches to go up

Reports suggest the cost of restoring Brighton's pebble beach has gone up Credit: ITV Meridian

It's being reported the cost of restoring Brighton and Hove's pebble beach has trebled to £30,000.

The pebbles are a vital sea defence but storms hitting the coastline has led to erosion.

Due to emergency visits, costs from contractors - brought in to replenish the beach, have increased.


Thousands without power after Storm Katie hits South East

Engineers trying to restore power in Pycombe near Hassocks Credit: ITV

More than fifteen thousand homes in the South East are still without power after Storm Katie brought winds of more than seventy miles an hour to the region, tearing down power lines.

Dozens of flights at Gawick were cancelled, others were diverted.

In Kent, the Dartford Bridge and the Sheppey Crossing were temporarily closed, while fallen trees blocked roads and rail routes.

You can watch Abigail Bracken's report by clicking on the link below.

Launch at train station for 'Brighton Fringe' Festival

Preparations well underway for Brighton Fringe

It might be a couple of months away - but the city of Brighton is well and truly counting down to its annual Fringe Festival in May.

Organisers have chosen of all places the railway station to give locals a flavour of what they can expect from this year's Brighton Fringe Festivalevent. Simon was there for us live during this evening's Meridian News.

Brighton & Hove council tax set at 3.99% for 2016/2017

Councillors at Brighton & Hove City council have approved an increase of 3.99% to council tax for the next financial year at a budget meeting tonight.

Are police criminalising homeless people for begging?

Sussex Police have been accused of criminalising homeless people who ask passers-by for money.

Almost seven hundred beggars in the county have been prosecuted in the last five years.

Critics say taking the homeless to court makes life even more difficult for them, costs money and rarely stops the problem.

But police say they only arrest those who are a nuisance to the public.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jason Knight, who campaigns for the homeless, and Supt James Collis of Sussex Police.

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