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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


Brighton i360 welcomes 100,000th visitor

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The British Airways attraction opened thee weeks ago and welcomed its 100,000th visitor on the Bank Holiday Weekend.

It's the world's tallest moving observation tower at 162 metres. It cost £46 million and can carry up to 200 passengers.

The world’s first vertical cable car was designed by London Eye architects Marks Barfield Architects.

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"We are delighted that British Airways i360 is already proving to be so popular and is attracting visitors from far and wide as well as helping to build Brighton & Hove’s fame across the world.”

– Cllr Gill Mitchell, deputy leader of Brighton & Hove City Council
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