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Kate Tempest named as Brighton Guest Director

Kate Tempest is 'one of 'the Brightest British talents around' Credit: Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival has announced that the Guest Director for Brighton Festival 2017 is the acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist, Kate Tempest..

Described by the Guardian as ‘one of the brightest British talents around', her prolific output across multiple disciplines has attracted considerable acclaim and a unique range of audiences.

Having made her live debut as a spoken-word artist at just 16, Tempest initially described herself as a rapper. However she is now equally at home as a poet, novelist, musician and playwright - garnering extraordinary success in each field.

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Appeal for help after double stabbing in Brighton

Credit: Sussex Police

Police have issued photos of two men who they wish to speak to in connection with a stabbing incident in Brighton. The assault happened just after 8pm on Thursday, September 1 and followed an argument between a group of men outside the Metro Bank in Churchill Square. Two of the men produced knives and two others were stabbed. One of the victims, a 22-year-old Brighton man, ran from the scene, but was chased by the attackers and assaulted again. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he was treated for stab wounds to his groin and back. A second victim, a 24-year-old man also from Brighton, required stitches to a small wound to his back.

The suspects fled from the scene down Duke Street. Police describe the first as black, around 5', 20-25, wearing black clothing. The second is of mixed race, 6', of skinny build with gold teeth and wearing a grey tracksuit. It is believed that both men may be from the South London area. Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101

Apologies and promises from i360 chairman as tourist attraction re-opens

The designer of the south coast's newest and tallest visitor attraction said the i360 was back in business today - and promised no repetition of what he called 'the teething troubles' of the past week.

David Marks admitted the problems, which saw hundreds of people trapped in the observation tower, were unfortunate and apologised to customers whose trips had to be cancelled. Andy Dickenson reports.

Brighton's i360 tower is open today

The i360 is open today Credit: ITV

The British Airways i360 tower, beset with technical problems, is open today.

Hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours when it broke down on Thursday and twice on Sunday

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Tourism in Brighton 'never stronger' as Brexit pound increases staycations

Are you one of the five million Brits who have been holidaying 'at home' this weekend?

Experts say that with the falling value of the pound, following the EU referendum, more of us than ever are taking our vacations in the UK. And with the sun shining, that's led to a bumper Bank Holiday in Brighton.

Andy Dickenson reports, speaking to Max Leviston, general manager of the Sealife Centre, and Amy Gray of Visit Britain.

Tributes paid to teenager killed at her home

The family of a 19-year old woman, whose body was found in her flat in Portslade, have paid tribute to her.

Police were called to a property on Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak on Thursday.

Tributes paid to Shana Grice Credit: Sussex Police

Shana is our beautiful girl, a kind thoughtful, caring daughter who always thought of others. We would like to thank Ashley and his family for their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful kind words. We would like to ask that our privacy be respected through this difficult time.

– Parents Sharon Grice & Richard Green

A 27-year old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The death has been notified to the Independent Police Complaints Commission owing to there having been previous police contact with Shana Grice and other people.

Thief caught on camera as she pinches tip jar from cafe

Do you recognise this woman who appears to steal a tip jar from a café in Brighton?

Police appeal after theft Credit: Sussex Police

She was captured on CCTV at Little Miss Piggies Café in St James' Street.

The jar in the shape of a pig contained £45 in tips for staff.

We are appealing to anyone who recognises the suspect to let us know who it is. You have to watch the CCTV footage carefully as she takes the tip jar quickly from the counter before leaving the café.

– PC Grant Hebblewhite

Click below to see the footage.

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