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'I think I'm going to die' - new European strategy to end homelessness hits Brighton

The plight of the homeless has been particularly acute over the last week as evening temperatures plummeted.

It's thought that more people will be sleeping rough this Christmas than ever before. But in Brighton a new European strategy to end homelessness has hit the streets - a city where rough sleepers have increased ten-fold since 2010.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to rough sleepers Paul Whiteman, Kayleigh Hannah and Chris Hughes, as well as organiser of Galvanise Brighton Kerry Holgate and volunteer Ellie Jack.

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World's largest Lego wind turbine unveiled in Brighton

The world's largest wind turbine made out of lego has been moved to Brighton.

Made with more than 146,000 bricks the structure took 600 man hours to complete.

The turbine will be at its new home at Brighton Marina until early 2018.

From its new location, visitors can see the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

When it's completed it will have 116 wind turbines, each 140 metres tall.

Once it's fully operational next year, it could power almost 350,000 homes in Sussex.

Brighton's seafront tower wins national award

The i360 has won a national award for its design. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Brighton's newest attraction has gained national recognition for its design.

Described as the world's tallest, moving observation tower, the British Airways' i360 has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Design through Innovation award.

It opened in 2016 and was designed by the same architectural company as the one that designed the London Eye.

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Hundreds of trick or treaters expected to visit spooky house

Oliver Slim and Oliver Blackaby have been decorating their home for Halloween for the last 4 years

Hundreds of trick or treaters are expected to visit a spooky house in Brighton this Halloween. Oliver Slim and his husband, Oliver Blackaby, have been decorating their home in Highcroft Villas for the last 4 years, raising money for charity.

To find out more go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oliver-slim1

Street closed after part of building collapses

A street in Brighton has been closed after part of a building collapsed. Emergency services were called to George Street where the building is being renovated. It's believed a bay window fell onto scaffolding. Motorists and pedestrians were advised to avoid the area.

Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens 'at risk'

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Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens has been added to Historic England's most 'at risk' register.

It is now said to be threatened and in urgent need of repairs.

22 sites in total have been added to the register this year.

Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens are in urgent need of repairs Credit: ITV Meridian

These include the No 2 Battery in Gosport, Hampshire and Northumberland protected wreck site in Kent.

However 32 sites have been removed from the register.

These include the Argos Hill Windmill in East Sussex, Newbury Battlefield in Berkshire and St John the Baptist Church on the Isle of Wight.

Over the past year, Historic England has offered £612,000 in grants to help some of the region's best loved and most important historic sites.

The Heritage at Risk Register 2017 reveals that in the South East, 89 Grade I and II buildings, 214 scheduled monuments, 94 places of worship, 25 registered parks and gardens and 64 conservation areas are at risk of neglect, decay or inappropriate change.

The Heritage at Risk Register helps us to target resources to those sites which are most threatened. We are delighted to have removed so many places of worship from the Register this year in the South East. Much of this success was achieved through giving expert advice for the Heritage Lottery Fund's 'Grants for Places of Worship' scheme. Although this scheme has now closed, we continue to work with the HLF and the communities who care for these important buildings to improve their condition and seek new and innovative uses for them."

– Clare Charlesworth, Heritage at Risk Principal for Historic England in the South East
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