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Brighton club says "Poetry please" - To help raise cash for refugees

Dozens of poets are massing in Brighton tonight for a ten-hour poetry relay on track to raise 30 thousand pounds for refugees.

The 'poemathon' at The Komedia Bar is the biggest gathering of poets in the city's history - from first-time writers to international names.

Among them - performing later tonight - is punk poet Attila the Stockbroker, from Southwick:


Man jailed for stealing charity box

A man who stole a charity box from a store in Brighton has been jailed.

Sussex Police issued an appeal for information following the theft from Sainsbury's, in North Road, on 21 September.

The box, which was never recovered, was the property of Rockinghorse, a Brighton-based children's charity.

Bavan Ravindra was arrested by the Met Police for an unrelated offence, and identified as the suspect involved in the theft in Brighton.

The 37-year-old, previously of Tichbourne Street, Brighton, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 12 weeks' imprisonment.

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