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Prime Minister names Brighton charity 'Point of Light'

It was a charity central to community life, but with debts spiralling out of control and its future under threat.

Until pensioners Joy and Harold De Souza came on the scene.

That was more than ten years ago and since then the couple have dramatically transformed the fortunes of the House Project at Saltdean, in Sussex.

It's now helped thousands of deserving people, funding everything from schools equipment to Christmas dinners. And Joy herself has now been rewarded by the Prime Minister.

Andy Dickenson takes up the story.


Woman raped and dog killed in Brighton attack

A woman has been raped and her dog killed in an attack by two men in Brighton.

It's believed the attack happened in the Upper Rock Gardens area of Brighton Credit: ITV Meridian

Sussex Police believe a white man and a black man assaulted the 51-year-old in the Upper Rock Gardens Area of Kemptown last month.

The pet Chihuahua she had with her at the time was later found buried in a flowerbed behind St Marys Church in St Georges Road at the junction with Upper Rock Gardens.

The attack happened some time between 2.30am and 7am on Friday 31 July.

The victim, a 51-year old local woman, is believed to have been approached in a local street by a white man and a black man who forced her to walk with them before raping her.

The victim, who is white, is visually distinctive as she was wearing a light coloured coat and red/white striped leggings with a 'Where's Wally' motif.

The Chihuahua may have been carried inside her coat and was wearing a pink collar and lead.

– Detective Sergeant Chris Lane

Lifeguard discovers the best way ever to get around in the floods...

Getting around when all around you is underwater can be somewhat of a challenge.

As one lifeguard at the World Cetacean Alliance in Brighton watched the flood water reach a just centimetre from coming into his office, he decided it was time for drastic action.

Cue rubber dingy.

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Driver arrested after teenage girl killed in crash

A 16-year-old pedestrian has died after colliding with a car in Susans Road in Eastbourne.

The student, from Belgian, suffered fatal injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The crash happened near to the junction with Pevensey Road

She died a short while later.

The driver, a 45-year-old man from Bexhill, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.


Man stabbed in street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Brighton.

He walking along Circus Street with what looked like stab wounds to his back on Wednesday 5th August.

The victim, a 23-year-old man from the town, was found by officers a short time later in North Street and was treated by paramedics for superficial wounds to his torso.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and has since been discharged.

A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of GBH and has been released on police bail until 4th September.

We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen something suspicious that Wednesday afternoon, particularly if they were in Circus Street between 10am and 11am

– Detective Inspector Andrew Wolstenholme

Fresh appeal one year on from brutal stabbing

Police have issued a fresh appeal to find a man they want to speak to about a vicious knife attack in Brighton.

Today is a year since a man, 22, was stabbed in the neck outside NatWest in Castle Square in an unprovoked attack.

The victim, who lives in Brighton, lost so much blood that it was only the first aid administered at the scene that saved his life.

Hussein Bashir Ali

Hussein Bashir Ali, 25, from the Hornsey area of North London, has not been seen since he was spotted outside a Hornsey address the day after the attack in August last year.

A £2,000 reward is being offered in a bid to trace him.

Police say the victim has made an 'incredible recovery' and is back to normal, despite being left with scars.

Going up? Get a sneak peak of the view from the i360

Building work hasn't even finished yet but Brighton's i360 tower is already the tallest structure in Sussex.

Having reached 120 metres high it's now bigger than Shoreham Power station and even Gatwick's air traffic control. And as well as the impressive engineering it's already offering some spectacular views.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to project manager Neal Mardon and chief executive of the i360 Eleanor Harris.

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