EDL march arrests in Brighton

A march by the extreme right-wing group, the English Defence League, attracted just 200 supporters in Brighton today.

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Behind the scenes at region's newest TV station

In just over a week's time, Brighton and Hove will have its very own TV channel.

'Latest TV' will be the first of the new local television stations to start broadcasting in our region. Further stations are planned for Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton and Basingstoke.

The Government say it's a revolution in the way people get local news. But what can viewers expect? Andy Dickenson has been taking a look around the studios and spoke to Chief Executive Bill Smith and Head of News Tim Ridgway.

Liverpool 2 - 1 victory over Southampton

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Credit: PA

A new look Saints team took on some familiar faces at Anfield today. Liverpool took the lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Raheem Sterling. An equaliser by Clyne in the 56th minute was not enough though after a goal from Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time. Final score - Liverpool 2, Southampton 1.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield Credit: PA


Catch up with the South's Saturday football scores

In the Championship, Brighton travelled to Birmingham looking for their first win, but it wasn't to be. The Seagulls lost 1-0. And Bournemouth look to hold onto the top spot with a 1-0 win at home over Brentford. A 1-0 win also for Reading against Ipswich.

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Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (Left) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Rohan Ince battle for the ball Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

In League One, Crawley beat fellow south side Swindon 1-0 and there was a 2-0 win for Gillingham against Yeovil. And in League Two, Southend United hosted Stevenage - that match ended 2-0. Oxford United return home from Mansfield having lost 2-1 and Portsmouth won 2-1 to newly promoted Cambridge.

Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match.
Birmingham City's Wesley Thomas (left) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal of the match Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

15-year-old girl missing from foster home

Mealey Eubank
Mealey Eubank, 15, was last seen on August 5 Credit: Sussex Police

Police and social workers in Brighton are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year old girl who has not been seen since she went missing on Tuesday, 5 August.

Mealey Eubank went missing from a foster-home where she is in care of the local authority, on Tuesday afternoon.

She is described as black, 5' 7", slim, with brown eyes and collar length afro-style brown hair. She was wearing a grey baseball-style top with black sleeves, and jeans. She took with her a bag of clothing.

Detective Inspector Lee Horner, from Sussex Police, said: 'There is no evidence of any suspicious circumstances, or that Mealey has come to any harm, but with every day and with the current lack of information we naturally become increasingly concerned.

'If you have seen Mealey, or know here she may be please contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call us on 101 quoting serial 1588 of 5/8.'


Brighton Hippodrome to host live act as part of campaign

A Beatles tribute act will play a benefit performance tonight - in an attempt to save a venue in which the real fab four once played.

Campaigners want to revive the Brighton Hippodrome Credit: ITV Meridian

Campaigners are fighting to revive the run-down Brighton Hippodrome as a live performance space. Plans to turn it into a cinema were agreed last month.

Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust told to improve

Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust has been told it needs to improve.

A report by the Care Quality Commission indentified more needs to be done in areas of safety, responsiveness and leadership. The Trust acknowleged there was more to be done but said it was pleased at the level of progress over the last few months.

When we inspected the services run by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, we found that - across the board - staff were working hard to deliver compassionate care to people using trust services.

We found, however, that improvements were required in a number of areas.

I know that there is a significant change programme underway, and we saw that senior managers have a clear understanding of the challenges facing the trust.

While the new hospital buildings may in time resolve some of the infrastructure issues, these will not rectify the cultural issues that some staff told us about. The trust must focus on these issues as a matter of priority over the coming months.

We were very pleased at the enthusiasm and openness our inspection received from the trust and its staff. We will return in due course to check that the improvements we have requested have been made."

– CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards

ITV Meridian spoke to Head of Hospital Inspection at the CQC, Mary Cridge.

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